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As career practitioners, we know the benefits of mentorship better than anyone. We encourage our clients to seek out mentors knowing that having a professional mentor leads to: improved skills, increased self-confidence, increased motivation,increased job satisfaction, and increased productivity. However, the demands of our work in this sectorThis is why BCCDA is so fiercly proud of our newly launched Mentorship Pilot Project for Career Practitioners.
Developed in partnership with the BC Centre for Employment Excellence and SkillPlan, the Mentorship Pilot Project is part of a research study and features an online mentorship platform that will allow registered practitioners to form mentoring partnerships around specific topic areas where they are looking for – or offering – support and guidance. Also included is an extensive resources section with worksheets and video tutorials for effective mentoring skills and strategies based on SkillPlan’s proprietary 5-Steps to Mentorship framework.
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For queries about this project, please contact Natalia Bussard, the BCCDA Executive Director. For other BCCDA project and activity inquiries, please email: email@example.com. To find out more regarding activities undertaken by the BC Centre for Employment Excellence, please contact Shawn de Raaf, the CfEE Research Coordinator.
This project is funded in whole or in part by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation’s Research and Innovation Fund.
BCCDA is proud to announce that we are once again a supporting organization for the bilingual Cannexus National Career Development Conference. This means BCCDA members receive 10% off the cost of conference registration!
The conference will take place January 25-27, 2016 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa.
The organizers are welcoming submissions that explore innovative approaches in career development. With 800 delegates expected, this is an excellent opportunity for presenters to profile their research, promising practice or expertise.
Several themes have been identified to assist presenters in targeting the content of their sessions, including:
Further details can be found in the Call for Presenters e-newsletter.
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New seminar for Fundraising professionals - JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES
Topic: Job Search Strategies for Fundraising Professionals
Date: Thursday, August 20 at 1pm Eastern Time / 10am Pacific Time
Cost: Free - Space is limited so register early to avoid disappointment.
Audience: Excellent for any job seekers targeting the fundraising profession. If you are interested in a career in fundraising, are a new grad or sector newbie, or are a fundraising veteran looking to change your current employment situation, you'll want to attend this webinar.
Who: For youth 16-30, unemployed, out of school and not on EI
What: 13 week employment preparation program (30 hours per week)
Where: Richmond, BC (Right on the Canada Line)
Why: You want to work! You are looking for help to make that happen.
You will get a work experience that may lead to a job.
You get paid minimum wage while you are in the program
How: Visit our website at www.kaleidoscopefilms.ca or call 604-303-9025.
DOUGLAS COLLEGE: Check- out new hybrid part-time programs that give you the edge to begin and progress in your role as a CDP!
Career Development Practice: On the Road: these two courses are offered in communities around the province, and meet the mandatory courses required for application for the CCDP designation. These courses also ladder into the Douglas College Career Development Practice program.
Career Development Practice Certificate Program: develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to work effectively with diverse client groups. You will learn techniques to work with individuals and groups and develop skills using assessment tools. Labour market trends, career transitions, and case management skills are also included in the program content. The Case Management course ladders into the Douglas College Career Development Practice Advanced Certificate program.
Career Development Practice Advanced Certificate Program: prepare to take the next step in your professional development as a Career Development Practitioner. Built on leading edge research, ideas and best practices from the field nationally and globally, this fully online program will help you build information management, documentation and programs management skills.
October 2014 Newsletter | Agency Profile - Pacific Community Resources Society | BCCDA Heads North - report from the Prince George Mini Forum | Job Seeker Tips & Stats from HR Specialists
June/July 2014 Newsletter | Celebrating 30 Years - Neil Squire Society | President's Report from IAEVG in Quebec City | Meet our Research Volunteers
May 2014 Newsletter | Save the Date for CDC - March 6, 7 2015 | Upcoming Webinars and Events | Registrar's Corner |
April 2014 Newsletter | Upcoming webinars - FREE to members | New Board of Directors Meet in Richmond | Google Yourself with the new CCDP Registry | Pro-D Committee Update
March 2014 Newsletter | Highlights from CDC 2014 | Welcome to 2014 Board of Directors | Practitioners Toolkit: "9 Self-Care Tips for Job Seekers" | Group Health Benefit Plan for BCCDA Members
February 2014 Newsletter | Meeting with Nichola Manning | Last chance to register for CDC | Member Profile: Gordon MacDonald
January 2014 Newsletter | CDC 2014: Early Bird Rate Extended! | Tools from "Beyond!: An Exploration of Free Online Career, Employment and Education Resources" | Member Profile: Mumtaz Patel
December 2013 Newsletter | Meeting with Greg Kyllo | Word from the President: A Year in Review | Upcoming Webinars
November 2013 Newsletter | BCCDA Member Profile | Highlights from CD Mini-Forum in Kelowna | Practitioner's Toolkit
October 2013 Newsletter | Call for Nominations for Awards of Excellence | Association News
Is your certification valid across Canada? Check this chart from Canadian Council for Career Development showing Career Certification at-a-Glance. Information provided for BC, Alberta, Quebec, the only provinces with formal certification. The chart contains important information on developments towards certification in Nova Scotia New Brunswick and Ontario.
The BCCDA Board is pleased to present the Association's Three-Year Plan 2013-2016. The strategic themes identified are governance, membership and business development and stakeholder relations. From the themes the board chose eleven strategic initiatives on which to focus in the next three years.