Event uses novel format to prepare career professionals for “Talent Turbulence”

CERIC is pleased to be working with the Association of Career Professionals (ACP) International to once again present an event that will inform practitioners about the best new tactics, trends and techniques in career development.

The event is titled “Talent Turbulence” and takes place in Toronto on Tuesday, April 16, from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. It is being organized in the popular “cracker barrel” format where participants circulate among a series of facilitated discussions at different tables throughout the evening.

Discussions will explore various aspects of the changing economic and demographic factors reshaping Canada’s landscape, including an aging population, rapid changes in technology, and the strong demand for skilled trades people in the labour force. The need for career practitioners to expand their skills, competencies and overall adaptability to ease the challenges associated with this “talent turbulence” for clients will also be addressed.

Specific table topics include:

  • Build Resilience in Yourself and Your Clients  Jason Reid, The Rechargeable Entrepreneur
  • The Communication Conundrum:  Communicating and Managing in a Complex Cross-Cultural Environment Charles Achampong, Manager, Corporate and Stakeholder Relations at Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council
  • Changes in the Recruiting Industry:  2000 to Now Marc Belaiche, President, TorontoJobs.ca
  • Helping Your Clients Stand Out from the Crowd Sue Zablud, Director, Melbourne Australia, Human Asset Development Group
  • Working Longer, A Great Audition Mark Venning, Change Rangers & Vice Chair – Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling
  • What’s My Cultural Intelligence (CQ)? Rhonda Singer, CMF Senior Associate, Coaching For Action
  • Mental Health First Aid 101 for Your Clients Ann Marie Mac Donald, Executive Director, Mood Disorders Association of Ontario
  • Bridging Career Education to the Workplace – the U of T ExperienceMary Giamos, Coordinator, Strategic Projects & Institutional Engagement, University of Toronto Career Centre 

CERIC is partnering with select associations and organizations across Canada to present a series of professional development events. These “Mini-Forums” are intended to engage career professionals in the communities where they work and provide valuable, cost-effective learning opportunities.

The cost for “Talent Turbulence” is $45 for ACP International members and students and $65 for non-members.

Register online now.