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Career Engagement in the COVID-19 Context

  • 07 May 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Webinar
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Career Engagement in the Covid-19 Context

Rescheduled to Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 1pm

  • Free for ASPECT members
  • $25 for non-members

Who Should Attend

Career developers, front line employability professionals, program managers, leaders or emerging leaders

Webinar Description

Achieving and sustaining an optimal level of engagement, at work and in other life roles, simply involves matching levels of challenge and capacity (both individual and contextual). However, what happens when challenges such as the COVID-19 crisis impact your day-to-day activities?

Career Engagement is a model co-developed by Dr. Deirdre Pickerell, Dean of Student Success at Yorkville University and Dr. Roberta Neault, President of Life Strategies Ltd. and Project Director for the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF). 

Join Drs. Neault & Pickerell as they discuss how to stabilize your career engagement during chaotic times. 

  •  Learn how to take on appropriate levels of challenge and to identify and access the supports and resources needed. 
  • Consider all of your life roles and how they impact each other in a career context. 
  • In Dr. Neault’s earlier research, “optimism” was the single best predictor of both career success and job satisfaction. Leave with concrete tips for staying optimistic and moving your career forward, regardless of the unique circumstances that are impacting you today.

Presenter Bios

Dr. Roberta Neault, CCC, CCDP, GCDFi is President of Life Strategies Ltd., a Project Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia. She’s been internationally recognized for her leadership in the career development sector, with the Etta St. John Wileman Award and Stu Conger Award (Canada) and Asia Pacific Career Development Association’s Outstanding Educator of Career Professionals Award, most recently being named as a Fellow of the National Career Development Association in the USA.

Dr. Deirdre Pickerell, CPHR, GCDF-i is Vice-President of Life Strategies Ltd, and Dean of Student Success at Yorkville University and Toronto Film School. She has spent 25+ years helping clients navigate the complex world of work, supporting their efforts to find work that is engaging, fulfilling, and worth getting up for every day. She approaches her work with the philosophy that all persons have the right to be in work is engaging and rewarding. Deirdre is co-author of the Career Engagement Model and has been honoured with the 2014 Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Development and Career Counselling and the 2006 Human Resources Association Award of Excellence.

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