BCCDA Webinars


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

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Date: October 11, 2023, 12 pm

Title:  Exploring Careers in the Seniors Care Economy


Join us for an enlightening speaking event that delves into the rewarding realm of careers in the elder care sector. As our population continues to age, the demand for compassionate and skilled professionals in the care economy is surging. Our knowledgeable speaker will provide a comprehensive overview of the current landscape of job opportunities within the continuing care sector. From caregivers to nurses, chefs, and janitors, administrative roles to specialized therapists, attendees will gain insights into the diverse roles available and their respective requirements.

Attendees will learn about wages, benefits, and working conditions, ensuring a clear understanding of the rewards that come with contributing to this essential sector. The event will shed light on the necessary training and education avenues, helping aspiring job seekers understand how to equip themselves with the skills demanded by the industry. Whether you’re an employment counselor, case manager, or disability specialist, this virtual session promises valuable insights into how to prepare jobseekers for a fulfilling career path. Don't miss this
opportunity to explore the intersection of compassion, opportunity, and growth in the dynamic world of elder care.

About the Speaker

Lara Croll (she/they) is the Director of Policy, Partnerships, and Workforce Development at the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA). With a Master's degree in public policy from SFU and a bachelor's in Economics from UBC, they use their expertise to advocate for enhanced senior care and living standards in British Columbia through strategic policy advice. They also lead initiatives for recruiting, retaining, and training healthcare workers in the continuing care and senior living sector. Beyond their professional role, Lara is the board chair of Watari Counselling and Community Support Services, a non-profit serving Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. This reflects their dedication to community welfare. Lara's work embodies a commitment to improving the lives of older adults, promoting workforce growth, and making a positive impact on vulnerable communities.

Date: November 8, 2023 at 12pm

Title:  Beyond Passion and Onto Solutions


Presented by: Steve Miller

This presentation does not dispute that passion is a worthy goal of career development, it just goes on to explain why and then explain: How do we apply such passion? When is it healthy and when is it unhealthy? And, of course: How do we achieve it in the first place? You may be surprised to learn that there is a step-by-step process to develop passion and the next step is how to use it to provide solutions, necessary for our survival.


About Steve Miller 


Steve Miller’s career has been fueled by his desire to get individuals and organizations working on purpose. And not just any purpose - a purpose that enables them to make unique and positive contributions to their communities. To accomplish this, he has:

 Created ‘The Implicit Career Search’ a purpose-based career planning approach delivered in group and online formats to participants throughout North America and Europe. Implicit Career Search based programs have consistently delivered results for employment agencies in Canada and the United Kingdom that greatly exceed those of traditional career programs.  Published two books: ‘Profoundly Simple Career Planning’ and ‘We Work!’. Became a Master Human Element Practitioner (Will Schutz Associates, San Francisco, CA.), a Master Counseling Therapist (Association of Cooperative Counseling Therapists), and a Practitioner of Organizational Behavior (University Associates, San Diego, CA). 

Developed the ‘Career Development Spectrum’ theory that provides individuals and organizations with a clear, step-by-step approach for evolving their and their staff’s careers, through five stages: Craftsperson - Manager - Leader - Expert - Creator.

Thirty-five years after introducing his implicit approach to career planning, Miller continues to hone and perfect his craft by staying current with the latest technologies and advances in human potential, particularly as applied to career development.

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