This is your opportunity to celebrate excellence in BC’s Career Development sector! Help BC Career Development Association (BCCDA) to recognize, acknowledge and honor the extraordinary accomplishments of those working in our field by nominating them for CDC 2016 awards. Simply download and fill-in the BCCDA 2016 Award of Excellence Nomination Form and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 29, 2016. Below please find the Nomination Categories:
Attend the Awards Luncheon and meet the nominees at the conference on March 10 at 12:00.
On March 10 &11, 2016, get ready to exchange ideas, discover new opportunities, reacquaint with your colleagues, meet new friends, and broaden your knowledge! Attend the CDC 2016 to advance your career!
Registration is opening soon! Please check your email to find the Conference Early Bird Invitation exclusively for BCCDA members! For more information about the conference pricing please visit this link: https://cdconference.wordpress.com/
Present your topic at the 19th annual Career Development Conference (CDC 2016), the largest career sector professional development event in BC, on March 10th and 11th at the Pinnacle Habourfront Hotel, Vancouver. With over 300 career practitioners, settlement professionals, education providers, community service agencies, and business and industry leaders from across BC, you can connect with experts, share innovative ideas, and learn about best practices across regions.
The BC Career Development Association looks forward to your submissions for presentations at CDC 2016. Below please find information for the submission form:
If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Do, BCCDA Marketing and Administrative Coordinator at 604-684-3638 or by email at email@example.com
Time is running out to join the BC Mentorship Pilot Project, the first mentorship platform designed specifically to support career practitioners. Registrations will remain open until February 28th 2015. All participants have access to the platform until November 28th, 2016. The earlier you register the more time you will have with your mentor or mentee!
To provide a broader selection of mentors and mentees, we will open the program to all career practitioners in BC as of December 1st, 2015. By expanding access to the program, you will now have a broader spectrum of professional development opportunities and potential connections.
Please help us to share the news about this initiative through your professional networks. To register visit the following link: https://websurvey.srdc.org/s/mentoring-partnerships/
For more information about the BC Mentorship Pilot Project or to offer any feedback, suggestions or testimonials, please contact Sarah Millburn, BCCDA Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 604-684-3638. For more information regarding activities undertaken by the BC Centre for Employment Excellence, please contact Shawn de Raaf, 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. Cannexus 16 will take place January 25-27, 2016 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. Registration is open and BCCDA members can get an 10% discount until the Nov. 2 Early Bird Deadline and then 5% thereafter.
For more information, visit www.cannexus.ca
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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.