CDC 2019 - Workshops

WORKSHOPS - THURSDAY - MAY 23rd, 2019

MAY 23rd - 10.30am - 12pm - MORNING WORKSHOPS

1.) "Self Care Boot Camp" - CLIFF THORBES

ROOM # 1400

About the workshop:

  • Self-care is not just the latest buzzword. It’s essential for anyone who works in a helping profession. You can’t pour from an empty cup so making sure your own cup is filled first just makes logical sense. Join me for an interactive but gentle approach to boot camp training. In the 60 minutes we spend together we’ll define "self-care", the different ways helpers can be affected and practice a variety of easy strategies to help keep your "self-care" cup filled.

About the presenter:

  • Cliff Thorbes is a Mental Health Instructor, CCDP, Therapeutic Horticulturist, NCCP Coach and Artist. His training is diverse including Critical Incident Stress Management, Mindfulness, Thought Field Therapy, Reflexology, Horticultural and Art Therapy. His career mission is to help others discover and achieve their own potential. www.cliffthorbes.com

2.) "What's So Different About Autism Anyway" - SARAH TAYLOR

ROOM # 1410

About the workshop:

  • Invisible disabilities speak to bigger challenges in the workplace because many of the features inherent in diagnosis, may appear to be an attitude or behaviour problem rather than a disability. As a result, high functioning people living with ASD have the lowest employment rates among any disability groups in North America, even when controlling for impairment severity, household income, and social demographics.

About the presenter:

  • Sarah Taylor began her career in Autism treatment in 1996. Her many years of experience in assessment, consultation and advocacy helps provide a framework for curriculum development and ASD sensitivity training for employers.

3.) "Training The Next Generation Of Trades People" - JASON LEBER

ROOM # 1420

About the workshop:

  • As demand for skilled tradespeople continues to rise in British Columbia, empowering youth apprentices has never been more important. Educators and employers must work together to equip students with the practical knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to set themselves up for a successful career, and the Industry Training Authority’s (ITA) Youth Trades Programs play a key role in making these opportunities possible across the province. Let’s foster a bright future for students in trades, together.

About the presenter:

  • Jason Leber is the Manager of Youth Programs at the Industry Training Authority. Jason has a Red Seal in automotive service technology and has over 13 years’ experience in trades education. Jason has worked in the public and private sectors as a technician, educator and manager.

4.) "The Quest For Purpose - A Self-Discovery Process to Find It and Live It!" - KEN KEIS

ROOM # 1430

About the workshop:

  • According to Gallup’s recent 142-country study, less than 13% of the global workforce is engaged at work! Why? Simply put, people lack a sense of purpose. But there is answer to this problem by discovering our purpose and passions which includes or interests, gifts and natural talents. The Quest for Purpose session is an interactive process that will teach individuals how to discover and live their life “On Purpose” and assist them to help others do the same. Dr. Keis’ dynamic, high-energy session is based on his book, The Quest For Purpose: A Self-Discovery Process To Find It And Live It!

About the presenter:

  • Ken Keis, Ph.D., is a foremost global authority on behavioural assessment strategies and processes, an expert in leadership, purpose, career development and wellness. He has authored over 4 million words of content, including 500 articles, 4 books, and a dozen assessments. Dr. Keis is President and CEO of Consulting Resource Group International, Inc. (CRG), which has served thousands of companies, associations, industry groups, and leaders in over 30 countries. In the past 30 years, Ken has personally conducted more than 3,000 presentations and 10,000 hours of coaching and consulting. He is a highly sought-after author, speaker, trainer, podcast host, and TV and media guest. His latest books include: Why Aren't You More Like Me?, Deliberate Leadership, and The Quest For Purpose.

5.) "Body Mind Vibrance Approach to Self Awareness and Well Being" - BILL ASTALNOK

ROOM # 1520

About the workshop:

  • “Have you ever found yourself sitting at your desk with your shoulders hunched, your teeth clenched, and your body filled with tension?” In this interactive workshop you will learn how to become aware of what your body is telling you, and practice ways to release the stress, and feel more alive and creative.

About the presenter:

  • Bill Astalnok, of Astalnok Associates, has a Master of Arts Degree in Applied Behavioral Science, is a Certified Career Development Practitioner, and is Certified as a Body-Mind Vibrance Coach, with the Hendricks Institute. Bill brings over 20 years of experience facilitating personal, group, and organizational transformations.

MAY 23rd - 2.15pm - 3.45pm - AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS

1.) "Theory to Practice: Creative Tools for Coaching Clients!" - KAREN BEGEMANN

ROOM # 1400

About the workshop

  • What do Nancy Schlossberg’s Transition Theory, Planned Happenstance and Chaos Theory of Careers and have in common and how are they relevant today, to you, and the people you serve? Join us for this fun, informative and interactive session to find out! Your takeaways will be a greater understanding of the usefulness of these theories plus creative activities and tools readily applicable to your work. Bring your business cards and we will turn theory into practice!

About the presenter

  • Karen Begemann, M.Ed., CCDP is a Career Consultant in private practice, Work Matters Consulting, focused on assisting return-to-work parents to secure employment. She is also a contract instructor with Douglas College in the Career Development Practice Certificate Program and delivers Ethics and Theories training for the BCCDA. Karen has a M.Ed in Counselling, training in career development and 15 years’ experience in a variety of roles within the non-profit sector including vocational counselor, facilitator and senior manager. Karen has a passion for experiential learning making her courses fun, interactive and engaging..

2.) "Celebrating Health and Recovery Through Works" - CELINA LUK

ROOM # 1410

About the workshop:

  • Individual Placement and Support (IPS) helps people with severe mental illness to obtain and maintain competitive employment. Work provides structure and purposeful activity while enhancing individuals’ self-esteem and social belonging; this is particularly important in helping people flourish despite mental illness. IPS is a recovery-oriented evidence-based supported employment model in mental health settings practiced by CMHA-VF since 2000. This workshop covers the principles and values of IPS, as well as its challenges and successes.

About the presenter:

  • Celina Luk has over fifteen years of experience in the career development field. She has worked five years as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor at Canadian Mental Health Association Vancouver-Fraser Branch, and is currently providing employment support to clients with severe mental health issues at a Mental Health and Substance Use Services Team in Vancouver. She believes that work is vital to recovery, growth and hope.

3.) "Let’s Talk About Ethics! Navigating Ethical Dilemmas"- DEIRDRE PICKERELL

ROOM # 1420

About the workshop

  • Although ethical codes tend to be static, ethical practice is a dynamic and, at times, messy endeavour. In practice, ethical challenges aren’t simple. Instead of black and white solutions, Career Development Practitioners need to navigate shades of grey. Come prepared to collaboratively work through real-world ethical dilemmas in a safe environment. Leave with a deepened understanding of how ethical conversations can help maintain ethical practice and address/avoid ethical dilemmas.

About the presenter:

  • Dr. Deirdre Pickerell is an award-winning leader in the career development field. She has developed and taught courses and written articles on ethical practice, helping professionals explore the shades of grey ethics often present.

4.) "The Guilt Stops Here! Supporting the Career/Life Choices of Parents/Caregivers " - CASSIE TAYLOR

ROOM # 1430

About the workshop:

  • Many parents/caregivers struggle to make the “right” career/life decisions for their families, then often feel guilty about their choices. Join presenter Cassie Taylor as she share stories from preliminary, pan-Canadian research exploring what contributes to these experiences of guilt and the strategies used to cope. Deepen your understanding through the application of several career theories/models and leave with practical tips for supporting clients to successfully integrate work and parenting/caregiving responsibilities.

About the presenter:

  • Cassie Taylor, BAA, Manager of Life Strategies and working mom herself, supports a wide variety of complex consulting, research, and writing projects which provide strategies and resources to ensure individuals meet their career/life goals and organizations can better support their staff. She manages the LearnOnline suite of programs providing e-learning solutions for Career Development Practitioners from around the world, and is the key point of contact for all students, course developers, and instructors.

5.) "Mentorship: The Art and Science of Making a Difference" - Dr. ROXANNE REEVES, Ph.D

ROOM # 1520

  • Is there an art and science to mentorship that can help mentoring efforts become more effective and sustainable in the 21 st -century workplace? Roxanne answers this question.
  • Mentoring, whether formal or informal, goes beyond what you can learn from courses and books. Four decades of research reveals that the effects of mentoring can be profound and enduring. Strong mentoring relationships can transform. Why is it that this skill is not taught in school or the workplace, for that matter?
  • Participants will gain an understanding of how to access the unlimited power of mentorship and jump-start that journey. Lessons learned can be applied by mentors, mentees and program managers. Attend and Add Lots of Practical Tools to Your Tool Box!

About the presenter:

  • Dr. Roxanne Reeves speaks on leadership and is an international speaker and trainer on the intersection of resiliency, human transformation, mentorship and coaching. She not only has a rewarding consulting and research career, studying the intersections of entrepreneurship, diversity, and mentorship but as a teacher her academic home is at the University of New Brunswick, Canada faculty of Leadership Studies - Renaissance College. There she is a sought-after mentor to students in the Faculty; many have gone on to very successful careers in science, medicine, business, and the NGO sector.
  • Dr. Reeves’ career developed on the basis of chance happenings, repeated failure, the willingness to take risks and the acceptance and provision of mentoring. Her career has included periods of difficulty and has shifted back and forth between Canada and Asia. Although she has been amply recognized for her successes, her greatest learning has come from her failures.
  • Dr. Roxanne Reeves: "What do I believe? Success is personal. You have to base it on your purpose, values, strengths and priorities. Want to chat about this? I can be reached at 506- 471-7734 or through www.MNTR.space"

WORKSHOPS - FRIDAY - MAY 24rd, 2019

MAY 24th - 10.30am - 12pm - MORNING WORKSHOPS

1.) "Extending Promising Practices: Updating the FIMES Inventory Project" - SUZANNE KLINGA

ROOM # 1400

About the workshop:

  • This session focuses on the updating of the First Nations, Inuit, Métis Essential Skills (FIMES) Inventory Project (www.fimesip.ca ). We will report on the inventory of innovative First Nations, Inuit and Métis Essential Skills Initiatives across Canada and highlight the 12 Markers of Promising Practices. During the session we will share a self-assessment tool based on the 12 Markers that can be used to develop and strengthen FIMES programming.

About the presenter:

  • Suzanne Klinga has over 30 years’ experience as s a career development practitioner and is a Project Manager with the Canadian Career Development Foundation. Her expertise includes facilitation, research, program design and essential skills profiling. Most recently she has focused on the development and delivery of competency-based professional development training programs for First Nations and Inuit Career Development Practitioners throughout Canada.

2.) "Good Fit Model for Clients with Physical and Emotional Hurt" - CATHERINE HAJNAL

ROOM # 1410

About the workshop:

  • Many of our clients are living with physical and emotion hurt – often held as challenges and limitations. This session explores the Good Fit Model – an approach to having career conversations that acknowledges physical and mental health as well as painful life experiences, connecting them to knowledge, skills, abilities, interests, and values. It invites clients to bring the fullness of who they are into career exploration, emphasizing the intersection of pain and possibility.

About the presenter:

  • Dr. Catherine Hajnal’s pathway to working with the tough stuff is rooted in many years of chronic pain, personal losses, and a career that wasn’t working out as expected. Finding meaning, purpose, and a new career in her own losses, she recognized that her research in Human Factors Engineering, socio-technical systems, job design, and organizational health and safety was a great foundation for companioning people through the pains and possibilities of their life/career transitions.

3.) "Derailed by Divorce! Creating Meaningful Career Decision Making from Chaos" - ANN NAKASKA

ROOM # 1420

About the workshop:

  • What happens to high school students’ post-secondary opportunities when their parents get a divorce? What supports are in place for young post-secondary clients experiencing divorce? How do the needs of mid-life career changers change when experiencing divorce? What is the impact of Grey/Silver Divorce on +50 workers? Learn what practitioners need to know about life transition models, grief and the complexities of career decision making when their client’s lives are impacted by divorce.

About the presenter:

  • Ann Nakaska CDF, BA, M.Ed. is a Self-Esteem Family Affair Certified facilitator, an independent career consultant and an adult educator. Her work is based on her clients’ experiences and interviews with over 30 post-divorce survivors: their feelings, their grief and their career decision making processes. Her work uses a combination of change and transition theory combined with career theory to help clients create a new future they can get excited about and want to embrace.

4.) "Navigating the BC Public Service Hiring Process" - NANCY ALI

ROOM # 1430

About the workshop:

  • With more than 200 different types of jobs, the BC Public Service offers opportunities throughout the province for meaningful work with great benefits. In this workshop, participants learn about the types of careers available with the provincial government and gain insight into how to effectively navigate the hiring process. Participants will practice competency-based interview techniques in pairs or small groups. The session will also include information about the BC Public Service diversity and inclusion initiatives efforts.

About the presenter:

  • Nancy Ali is the Marketing Lead for Diversity & Inclusion at the BC Public Service Agency. Prior to joining the BC government, Nancy led NASA-funded outreach, professional development and communications projects at the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, she managed educational programs at Bishop Museum and taught an undergraduate course at Windward Community College in Hawaii. She holds a Masters of Education degree from Lesley University as well as B.A. and B.Ed. degrees from UBC.

5.)"Power Up your Personal Culture" - NEIL PRETTY

ROOM # 1520

About the workshop:

  • What are the Key components of your Personal Culture? How do you apply them to everyday work situations and everyday life situations? Power Up Your Personal Culture will provide a new look at the nature of leadership and provide actionable steps towards developing your culture from being passive and into active and providing the foundation for your personal development.

About the presenter:

  • Neil Pretty has been a Leader, Leadership Coach, and People consultant and lives to help people find their Natural Talents and thrive instead of survive leadership.

MAY 24th - 1.15pm - 2.30pm - AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS

1.) "Work in the New Economy" - CHRISTINE SJOLANDER

ROOM # 1400

About the workshop:

  • We’ve all heard the news about how the rise of artificial intelligence, changing demographics and the gig economy will be changing the future of work. This interactive session will explore how these trends may impact individual jobs in the next 10-20 years with specific emphasis on British Columbia. It will provide tools to help clients identify their future-proof capabilities and identify habits to help individuals embrace in this new world of work.
  • Learning Objectives: Better understanding of macro-trends effecting jobs of the future in BC Understanding of individual capabilities necessary for work in the new economy including Understanding of habits to embrace to be successful in the workplace of the future

About the presenter:

  • With twenty-five years in career development services at multiple Canadian and US universities, Christine Sjolander brings a range of individual and group career coaching techniques and a creative and positive attitude to her work. Her professional experience also includes HR/recruiting experience with technology companies in the United States. She currently operates her own consulting practice, Career Drivers. Christine holds BBA, MS in Engineering and a Doctorate of Education with research related to career development from SFU.

2.) "From the Closet to the Workplace - Supporting Gender Diverse Clients" - SEAN BROWN

ROOM # 1410

About the workshop:

  • We may hear about the words, but what does being queer, two-spirit, transgender, gender diverse or non-binary mean and how does it impact our clients in choosing careers, applying for work, and securing employment? We practitioners try to keep our biases in check, but at the same time may feel uncomfortable using forever-evolving LGBTIQ2 terminology. This workshop aims to provide a deeper understanding for working with gender diverse clients, leading to more confidence and effectiveness.

About the presenter:

  • Sean Brown has worked in employment services since 2001, after finding his calling as a client in a Career Exploration workshop. Sean came out as transgender in 2003, making the transition from female to male while working full-time. In 2005, Sean recreated himself as part-time Decluttering Coach, while continuing to work full time at another job search centre. Sean is currently an Employment Services Advisor who facilitates workshops on supporting queer and gender diverse clients.

3.) "Trauma Informed Career Development Practice" - SEANNA QUERESSETE

ROOM # 1420

About the workshop:

  • This workshop will look at the types of trauma clients bring into career development practice. During the workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore the signs and symptoms of trauma and develop strategies for creating trauma Informed career development spaces. The material in this workshop may be triggering to some individuals.

About the presenter:

  • Seanna Brown has been a Career Practitioner for over 30 years. Seanna is trained as a Trauma Therapist. These days Seanna works in Private Practice in Vancouver. Seanna also coordinates Continuing Education for Douglas College Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies.

4.)"Medicine Wheel Making: Working on yourself" - LORELEI LYONS

ROOM # 1430

About the workshop:

  • The Medicine Wheel teaches us the importance of balancing the Physical/Mental/Social/Spiritual self. Reviewing each quadrant and examining where the unbalance is, participants learn about the benefits of balancing their own Wheel.

About the presenter:

  • Lorelei Lyons of 2MW ~Two Metis Women are distinguished in our teachings, we have over 4 decades of experience between us, working in diverse population in the social, emotional sector. Our expertise is demonstrated with the engagement from our groups. Offering comprehensive, informative & fun tools that bring awareness and a new perspective to our topics. Our education compliments our skills, and our life experience drives our motivation to bring fun adaptable resources to our participants.

5.) "Getting Back to Work: Supporting workers with barriers in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside" - AUSTIN LUI

ROOM # 1520

About the workshop:

  • Austin will host a panel discussion around best practices and key insights around supporting people facing complex challenges reintegrating back into the labour force. Eastside Works (a new employment hub in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside), in partnership with the City of Vancouver and the Parks Board, hired 20 community members to work as community stewards for various parks in the neighbourhood.
  • This Park Stewardship Program highlights the value of community members in helping facilitating a more harmonious park environment, and how supportive employment can help build capacity for those trying to re-enter the traditional labour market.By the end of the session, participants will have a better understanding of the various challenges behind supportive employment, and some best practices around how to manage a supportive employment program. We will discuss issues such as: How do you best support people facing complex barriers? How do you have tough conversations with employees? When are you enabling vs. when are you compassionate? How do you set healthy and positive boundaries?

About the presenter:

  • Austin Lui is the Supervisor at Eastside Works, a new employment hub in the heart of the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver. He graduated from UBC’s Masters in Community and Regional Planning and has been working in community development for over 5 years. Eastside Works connects individuals facing barriers with suitable opportunities that fit their needs and lifestyle. Eastside Works is a 3-year pilot project that uses a human-centred approach in exploring innovative and sustainable models to support those looking for work that do not fit into the traditional labour market.

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