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Monday, January 28

13:30 EST

201: Helping Students Thrive in Post-Secondary and Career Transitions
A strong sense of purpose and well-developed interpersonal and self-management skills are important tools in combating the current mental health crisis on our campuses. We will explore innovative strategies and programs that support youth through experiential learning, self-reflection and intentional skill development. We will also share the Discover Year approach to helping students transfer these lessons to life and career.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Better understanding of the elements of a purposeful transition
  • Tools and programs available to assist students in career transition
  • Best practices for developing intrinsic motivation

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Jay Gosselin

Jay Gosselin

Founder and President, Mentor U and Discover Year
Jay Gosselin is a character coach. His mission is to help as many people as possible take action, remain open-minded and build significant lives that align with their authentic interests, values and talents.

Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20 EST
Room | Salle 201

13:30 EST

202: University-to-Work Preparations … Career Readiness Competencies Measure Up!
The survey findings will provide a broad appreciation of the student disposition on career readiness regarding university-to-work preparations. We will explore insights about how USask students view the importance of competencies in their university education, the degree to which they have a sense of self-efficacy in their employability skills and where in their journey they would like to enhance them.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Assess the importance students attach to career readiness preparation
  • Gauge student reflections on their own state of career readiness
  • Measure demand for preferred sources of career readiness initiatives

Speakers | Conférenciers
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John Ault

Manager - Student Employment and Career Centre | Directeur, Centre d’emploi et de carrière pour étudiants, University of Saskatchewan | Université de la Saskatchewan
John Ault has 23 years’ experience providing leadership, implementing strategic direction, and advocating for career services best practices in PSE. His wealth of experience has come from holding positions in the private, public and government sectors.Depuis 23 ans, John Ault dirige... Read More →

Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20 EST
Room | Salle 202

13:30 EST

203: Transforming Careers and Experiential Learning: A Trent Perspective
Experiential learning opportunities are critical components in preparing post-secondary students with the necessary skills to enter and succeed in the modern workplace. Follow Trent University as it walks you through its process to expand its service delivery model as it adapts to the needs of its students, and to the workforce needs of our ever-changing communities.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Defining experiential learning in the context of career education
  • Developing new outcome measures for experiential learning opportunities
  • Documenting and sharing best practices in career education model redesign

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Jason Dennison

Careers and Workforce Analyst, Trent University
Jason Dennison has worked in the career education space in Canada and abroad. His primary interest is helping students learn more about opportunities that exist for them in their local, regional and national labour markets.
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Tom Phillips

Director, Co-op, Careers and Experiential Learning, Trent University
Dr Tom Phillips is an economist with over 30+ years supporting students with skills development and mentorship. Tom is a strategic advisor for local businesses, and is a community advocate for economic growth and vitality.
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Kelly Zatorski

Manager, Co-operative and Experiential Education, Trent University
Kelly Zatorski brings a wealth management expertise and institutional knowledge about Trent University to the Careers and Experiences team. A graduate in educational studies, Kelly is an advocate for improving service delivery experiences for all students.

Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20 EST
Room | Salle 203

13:30 EST

204: Language Matters: Better Word Choices = Better Outcomes
Discover the assumptions behind your language and how they can adversely affect your ability to counsel your client with a disability. Help your clients re-frame their abilities and skills in a new light. Walk away with a deeper awareness of how different word choices can change the perceptions of both clients with disabilities and employers in the job search process.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify common terms that may negatively impact employment outcomes 
  • Practice better word choice when working with clients with disabilities
  • Discuss what terminology will better market your client to employers

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Lisa Kelly

Lisa Kelly

Director, Learning Programs | Directrice, Programmes d’apprentissage, Canadian Business SenseAbility | Entreprises Canadiennes SenseAbility
Lisa Kelly is the Director of Learning Programs for Canadian Business SenseAbility. SenseAbility provides Canadian businesses with the resources and tools they need to both employ people with disabilities and attract them as customers.Lisa Kelly est directrice des Programmes d’apprentissage... Read More →

Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20 EST
Room | Salle 204

13:30 EST

205: Impact Analysis of Innovative Career Education Activity: Results
Are your students feeling anxious and unprepared for the future of work? Schools are under pressure to help students build career plans and the skills/financial literacy needed to achieve those plans. The Canadian Career Development Foundation evaluated the impact of ChatterHigh, a gamified career exploration tool. Hear results and find out how career education can be both powerful and painless.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore the importance of classroom-based career education
  • Discover a strategy for promoting student engagement in career exploration
  • Discuss results of an impact study highlighting best practice

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Kathy McDonald

Project Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation
After 31 years in the public education sector working in diverse roles at the school, school board and ministry levels, Kathy McDonald is thrilled to be working as Project Director with the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF).
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Lee Taal

Founder & CEO, ChatterHigh
TEDx alumni Lee Taal is the founder of 2017 EdTech of the Year: ChatterHigh. Drawing from diverse career experiences, his mission is to help inspire students to make mindful decisions about life after high school.

Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20 EST
Room | Salle 205

13:30 EST

206: STEM Careers: Essential for a Comprehensive Career Program | Formation en STIM : un élément essentiel de tout programme de services d’orientation professionnelle
Today 70% of the top jobs in Canada require some science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) education. Some STEM careers are obvious (eg, health and medical professionals, engineers, scientists), but many are not (eg, journalists, welders, computer animators, chefs). Students limit their career options by opting out of STEM courses. Discuss the issues, explore free resources and experience 360 virtual reality workplaces.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Recognize how prevalent and important STEM is in the workforce
  • Understand the impact when students opt out of STEM courses
  • Explore student and teacher resources available to address this issue

Aujourd’hui, au Canada, 70 % des meilleurs emplois demandent une formation en sciences, en technologie, en ingénierie ou en mathématiques (STIM). Certains métiers font clairement partie des carrières dans les STIM (professionnels des soins de santé, ingénieurs, scientifiques, etc.), mais pour d’autres, le lien est moins évident (journalistes, soudeurs, concepteurs d’animations par ordinateurs, chefs cuisiniers, etc.). Les étudiants qui décident de ne pas suivre de cours de STIM limitent leurs choix de carrière. Discussion des enjeux, présentation de ressources gratuites et visite en réalité virtuelle à 360° de certains milieux de travail.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Reconnaître l’importance des formations en STIM chez les employés
  • Comprendre ce que vivront les étudiants qui ne suivent pas de cours en STIM
  • Explorer des ressources qui peuvent aider les étudiants et les enseignants à remédier à cette lacune

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Craig White

Craig White

Education Program Consultant | Conseiller en programmes d’éducation, Let's Talk Science | Parlons sciences
Over the last 35 years Craig White has worked from elementary to post-secondary as instructor, science teacher, curriculum support, principal, district co-ordinator and Department of Education consultant. He has presented and led workshops across Canada.Craig White travaille dans... Read More →

Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20 EST
Room | Salle 206

13:30 EST

207: Bridges: The Generations and Career Development
Today’s workplace is intergenerational, with Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, Generation Z and even the World War II Generation all working together. Bridging the generations and helping each one learn from the other can benefit everyone. Learn about intergenerational career development and how it can improve the way you work with your clients.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Meet other CDPs who are working across the generations
  • Start an intergenerational conversation about career development
  • Learn about the job search from intergenerational perspectives

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Suzanne Cook

Suzanne Cook

Adjunct Professor, York University
Dr Suzanne Cook is a career development scholar. Her work focuses on later life career development and redirection, as well as youth transitions from education to employment. Her recent project examines inter-generational career development.

Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20 EST
Room | Salle 207

13:30 EST

209: Front-Line Worker Profile in the Settlement Sector | Profil des travailleurs de première ligne dans le secteur de l’établissement des nouveaux arrivants
In this session, we cover the journey of a pan-Canadian, CERIC-funded research project examining the career pathways and competencies of front-line workers in the settlement sector. The research aims to better understand what front-line workers do, what steps they have taken to enter the settlement field, and what educational and work experiences have shaped their career paths.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Gain general understanding of the settlement sector and its workforce
  • Understand the work and profile of front-line settlement workers
  • General overview of the career pathways for front-line settlement workers

Cette formation porte sur la réalisation d’un projet de recherche pancanadien, financé par CERIC, qui vise à évaluer le cheminement professionnel et les compétences des travailleurs de première ligne dans le secteur de l’établissement. L’étude vise à favoriser une meilleure compréhension des tâches des travailleurs de première ligne, des étapes qu’ils ont franchies pour faire leur entrée dans le domaine et des expériences scolaires et professionnelles qui ont façonné leur cheminement de carrière.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Comprendre le secteur de l’établissement des nouveaux arrivants et ses acteurs
  • Comprendre le travail et le profil des travailleurs de première ligne du secteur de l’établissement
  • Mieux connaître le cheminement de carrière des travailleurs de première ligne dans le secteur de l’établissement

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Iren Koltermann

Iren Koltermann

Managing Director | Directrice générale, eCaliber Group
A senior management consultant with expertise in talent management, diversity, program development and training, Iren Koltermann has 20 years of experience assisting organizations develop diverse talent management strategies. Iren has an MA in intercultural communication.Conseillère... Read More →

Daniel Scott

Principal | Consultant principal, Calience Research and Consulting
A seasoned consultant with more than 15 years experience in organizational development, content and program delivery, Dan Scott helps build capacity in non-profit community organizations to improve their program delivery. Dan holds a BA in law.Consultant chevronné, Dan Scott a plus... Read More →

Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20 EST
Room | Salle 209

13:30 EST

210: Exploring Unique Programming for Graduate Students
Graduate student career development needs are very unique and diverse. Join us for a facilitated conversation to share best practices, successes, challenges and strategies to create transformative learning experiences for graduate students. We welcome a participatory conversation so that we can share knowledge and build community among career development professionals that serve graduate students.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discover programming strategies through facilitated discussions
  • Discuss and analyze best practices to meet graduate student needs
  • Build community and connections with professionals serving graduate students

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Frances	Humphreys

Frances Humphreys

Associate Director, Career Development and External Relations, Wilfrid Laurier University
Frances Humphreys is the Associate Director of Career Development and External Relations at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she is operationally responsible for career services and employer relations. Frances facilitates faculty partnerships and the integration of comprehensive... Read More →
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Dorota Rams Skazinski

Career Consultant, Wilfrid Laurier University
Dorota Rams Skazinski is a Career Consultant supporting graduate business students and alumni. Prior to transitioning to career development, Dorota worked in human resources in areas of recruitment, employee relations, and learning and organizational development.

Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20 EST
Room | Salle 210

13:30 EST

211: La simplicité intelligente
Nos systèmes de gestions n'ont guère changé depuis 50 ans. Il est temps de réfléchir ensemble à un nouveau modèle concret, qui prendra en ligne de compte les nouvelles technologies, leurs utilisateurs (nous), nos clients et nos bailleurs de fonds. Guy Lucas vous propose un atelier interactif, pendant lequel nous définirons ensemble ce dont nous avons besoin pour mieux fonctionner dans notre travail au quotidien et ce dont nous devons nous débarrasser pour un futur plus attrayant! Pendant cet atelier, nous développerons ensemble un plan efficace pour coopérer avec moins de ressources! Nous définirons ensemble nos nouvelles règles de fonctionnement.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Où et comment communiquer vos attentes
  • Agilité stratégique, pourquoi vs comment
  • Définir ce dont on a besoin pour mieux réussir

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Guy Lucas

Directeur, Immigration et Employabilité, Société Économique de l’Ontario (SÉO)
Guy Lucas est le Directeur, Immigration et Employabilité pour la Société Économique de l'Ontario (SÉO). Il est un entrepreneur dynamique, avec de nombreux succès à son actif. De nature positive, il aime partager des idées nouvelles, défier les valeurs traditionnelles et contester... Read More →

Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20 EST
Room | Salle 211

13:30 EST

213: Innovative Learning Experiences as Preparation for Workplace Innovation
How do we prepare post-secondary students to be innovative in their workplaces? This session discusses how students’ experiences with – and reflections on – innovations in our teaching and learning can prepare them for innovations in future professions. Results from English, History, Educational Studies courses, etc. highlight how these opportunities might be structured to empower students for effective engagement with workplace innovation.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How to integrate workplace innovation into employability programming
  • How in-course innovation experiences prepare students for work-integrated-learning
  • How educators can model innovation skills, knowledge and mindsets

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Candy Ho

Faculty, Educational Studies, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Candy Ho teaches at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Educational Studies and Co-operative Education departments. A doctoral candidate (educational leadership) at Simon Fraser University, she is keen to explore the convergence between career development and student success.

Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20 EST
Room | Salle 213

13:30 EST

214: What Career Services Do International Students Wish They Had?
Many international students study in Canada with the goal of permanent immigration. We provide practical suggestions for improving career services for these international students, based on recent research evidence. We describe services and resources from their self-reported “wish list” for transitioning from university to post-degree employment in Canada. Case illustrations and time for interactive discussion will be included.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding the career situation and life context of international students 
  • Learning what they want from on-campus, off-campus, and employer-based services
  •  Considering practical ways to improve career services for this population

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Nancy Arthur

Nancy Arthur

Professor | Professeure, University of Calgary
Nancy Arthur (Moderator) is a Professor, Educational Studies in Counselling Psychology, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. Nancy’s research interests include culture-infused counselling, social justice practices, and the international transitions of students and... Read More →
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José Domene

Professor, University of Calgary
José Domene is a Professor in Educational Studies in Counselling Psychology, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. His research interests include the relational contexts of career development/counselling, and the intersection of technology and counselling.
avatar for Natalee Popadiuk

Natalee Popadiuk

Associate Professor, University of Victoria
Natalee Popadiuk is an Associate Professor, Counselling Psychology Program, Faculty of Education, University of Victoria. Natalee's international student research interests include relational aspects of transition and adjustment, mentoring programs, and university-to-work transit... Read More →

Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20 EST
Room | Salle 214

13:30 EST

215: Engaging Students Early: A Post-Secondary Career Planning Group
University of Manitoba is engaging students in career planning sooner - even before university. We’ll discuss how we attract students to our workshop and the tools used. Integration of established assessment tools, campus resources, and career information to identify occupations will be shared. The session emphasizes supporting students in creating a list of occupations connected to subject preferences, values and interests.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the challenges and successes of early engagement
  • Learn new ways to support students in identifying occupations
  • Learn how to integrate campus resources into service delivery

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Rebecca Balakrishnan

Rebecca Balakrishnan

Career Consultant, Career Services, University of Manitoba
Rebecca Balakrishnan is a Career Consultant at University of Manitoba, where she has worked with students for six years. She is also working towards her Master of Education in Counselling Psychology, focusing on career development.

Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20 EST
Room | Salle 215