BCCDA Webinars

Webinars

BCCDA holds educational webinars every second Wednesday of the month. Webinar are free of charge to the professional members of the association, as well as member agencies.

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UPCOMING WEBINARS

BCCDA MONTHLY WEBINARS

Our members can access recording of the past webinars via their membership portal.

MARCH 2021

Time: March 10th, 2021 – 12 pm to 1pm

Title: "Career Development & Social Justice"

Presenter: Lisa Hagishi & Michael Stebleton

Cost: Free – Exclusive to BCCDA members

Credits towards annual CCDP maintenance: One and half for live participation, one for recording

About the session:

The foundation of career development as a profession built itself on social justice principles and practices. As career educators, we are called upon to embed these practices into our work that more equitably includes and supports marginalized students and clients. The late John Lewis proclaimed, “it is time to get into good, necessary trouble.” Led by scholar-practitioners, Lisa Higashi and Michael J. Stebleton, this interactive workshop will focus on exploring our historical roots and guiding frameworks related to social justice causes. Furthermore, we will collectively share practices, examples, and strategies that will advance our social justice work.

About the presenters:

Lisa Higashi, M.Ed., is Associate Director, Careers and Student Development as well as a sessional instructor in Management and Organizational Studies in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, Canada.


Michael J. Stebleton, PhD, is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Graduate Programs of Higher Education at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, USA. His research and teaching interests focus on college student development.

APRIL 2021

Time: April 14th, 2021 – 12 pm to 1pm

Title: "PRACTICAL MARKETING TIPS FOR EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS"

Presenter: Wanda Kusumajuda Pichette

Cost: Free – Exclusive to BCCDA members

About the session:

As Career Development Practitioners our training and focus are to help clients identify career pathways and find work. Within government-funded employment programs however, our Funders also identify client intake targets alongside the need to have successful outcome targets. For some programs it may have been hard attracting eligible clients even before the COVID-19 pandemic – now it may seem almost impossible.


PRACTICAL MARKETING TIPS FOR EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS is an educational webinar that will include tips on how to approach marketing during the current COVID-19 pandemic climate as well as provide ways to maximize results even with small or non-existent marketing budgets.

About the presenter:

Wanda Kusumajuda Pichette is a Career Development Educator, CCDP and Certified Career Strategist. Her professional training and experience are diverse. Before entering the Career Development field 10 years ago, she held marketing management positions and responsibilities. In 2019 she was honored with the Outstanding Career Leader award. Read more about Wanda at www.WandaKP.com.

JULY 2021

Time: July 14th, 2021 – 12 pm to 1pm

Title: Let's talk about Job Search!

Presenter: Natasha Jeshani

Cost: Free – Exclusive to BCCDA members

Credits towards annual CCDP maintenance: One and half for live participation, one for recording

About the session:

In this interactive session , we will chat with Natasha Jeshani (Recruiter | HR Consultant | Speaker | Facilitator | Author and owner of Career Contacts – an HR and Recruitment firm, who will answer your questions about all things related to the job search (specifically in these remote times). She will also share insider tips from her book "The HR Insider" , how to land your dream job and keep it, and speak on how to reach out to recruiters and employers effectively.

About the presenter:

"Caring about the companies I support and the candidates I place - I landed MY dream job when I opened my own HR and Recruitment Consulting Firm. The dream was simple - do good work, with good people.

As a Global HR and Recruitment Consultant, and Author, I hold a Sociology degree from UBC and an HR Management Certificate, with distinction, from BCIT. My extensive academic, as well as hands-on experience in various areas of people management, has provided lasting legacies in HR protocols and policies.

A bucket list goal of mine was to be a published Author. In 2018, I hit that goal and became the Author of “The HR Insider: How to land your dream job, and keep it!”, which hit #1 on Amazon, I have been able to provide a tool for candidates who are interested in the HR perspective on how to find, land and keep their dream job.

I draw my energy from collaborating, from networking and from being able to knowledge share. Taking the stage to teach, facilitate and speak has provided me with a platform to share best practices."


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