Keynote: Victoria Maxwell
Funny You Don’t Look Crazy captures Victoria’s experience of employment before, during and after bipolar disorder, anxiety and psychosis. It helps people better understand mental health issues in the workplace and best practices for returning to work. Audience members walk away enlightened and entertained, holding an expanded vision not of what’s improbable, but instead of what is possible.
Replenish Your Toolkit: Latest CERIC Resources to Support You
No matter where you work in career development, if you're looking to refuel with new ideas, this session is for you! We'll share our recent work, including 1) a national survey of 500 employers on career management in the workplace, 2) a "Wayfinder" tool that unlocks the career development value of experiential learning 3) research that will help shape career education in Grade 4-6 classrooms 4) research on how to sustainably integrate immigrants into decent jobs 5) career mindsets that needed during times of change…and more!
Presented by Riz Ibrahim of CERIC
Walking the Talk: Leaders for a Multicultural Future
As Canada continues to welcome newcomers, organizational shifts are required to move away from traditional leadership perspectives toward an inclusive leadership model that is well-aligned with a multicultural workforce. In this session, we will discuss leadership across cultures, identify ways to prepare immigrant clients for leadership roles and provide ways for organizations to consider the cultural context in their leadership models.
Presented by Laurie Koch of MOSAIC & Sandhya Ghai of MOSAIC
Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship – Not a Last Resort
Self-Employment (SE)/Entrepreneurship is important yet often misunderstood piece of the career development world. Through this interactive and engaging presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to understand modern SE/Entrepreneurship and learn key techniques for understanding client suitability. The presentation will end with a chance to test this new knowledge in case studies and exercises.
Presented by Zakary (Zak) Edmonds of ETHOS Career Management Group Ltd, Cassie Taylor of Life Strategies Ltd, and more.
Strategic Career Planning - Retention, Engagement, the Bottom Line
Demonstrate how providing career planning within organizations has increased retention, engagement and the bottom line. Two case studies will be presented along with tips, based on experience, on how to approach this topic with the CEOs of organizations. What purpose means in career planning and why it works to help both individuals and organizations achieve their goals.
Presented by Steve Miller of Implicit Career Services
Employment Support for Youth with Disabilities: Best Practice Checklist
In this session, we will introduce a tool in development: Employment Support for Youth with Disabilities: Best Practice Checklist. This tool is part of the BC Employment Strategy for Youth with Disabilities tool/resource database. We will review the tool's development, explain how you can use it to ensure your programs meet the unique needs of youth clientele and invite input on the criteria.
Presented by Sarah Molder of CanAssist & Rebecca Ipe of CanAssist
DUMB GoalsIn goal-setting, we utilize SMART Goals as a way of helping clients to build action plans and achieve their objectives.This presentation will examine how SMART Goals are failing clients and offer a new perspective on supporting them in building a future.
Presented by Peter Bailey of Free Rein Associates
Mental Health Strategies for CDPs
This session will cover the following objectives:
How to hold the CDP role when mental health issues come up
Presented by Seanna Quressette, Creating Intentional Change & Dr. Catherine Hajnal, Life Fundamentals
Panel: Employer Engagement – Help Us Help You
In this discussion, you will hear about the application of CERIC’s employer research, work undertaken at the government level to support employers, and learn about employer responses to current labour market challenges.
Panel: Social Procurement and the Bigger Picture
In this panel we will discuss the current challenges with social service procurement and consideration for the future to support clients and the infrastructure that supports them.
Provincial Government Update
Find out the latest from the government about employment programs in BC, the outcomes, and plans for the future. This informative session will provide you with insight into the data that is being collected through your contracts and how it is used to inform policy and program decisions. There will be an opportunity for questions.
Panel: Employment Services Recruitment & Retention – Changing Our Approach
We will hear from various panelist how they are shifting the way they recruit and retain staff to fill positions in employment services.
Panel: Social Services Sector Roundtable Update
In this session, we will hear from members of the Social Services Sector Roundtable about how they informed the government through the pandemic crisis and how they continue to work to set the agenda on government priorities.