With a theme of “Extending our Reach, Expanding our Impact,” the 2016 CERIC Annual Report highlights our efforts as a charitable organization to engage new audiences with our proactive research and learning partnerships. Our overarching vision for this work continues to be increasing the economic and social well-being of Canadians through career development.
Military veterans, currently serving members and employers are invited to participate in a 30-minute confidential online assessment as part of a CERIC-funded project that will bridge the career interests of recently released veterans and the staffing needs of Canadian businesses. If you work with any of these groups, please share this link and ask them to complete the assessment by July 21: http://www.challengefactory.ca/veteranhiring.
As part of this first collaborative edition between CERIC and the National Career Development Association (NCDA), the Spring-Summer 2017 issue of Careering magazine highlights “The Changing Nature of Careers.” Topics covered include ethical practice in the gig economy, entrepreneurship as a must-have career skill, and the “pivoting” strategy of career change. A feature interview with Colorado State University Professor Emeritus Rich Feller on career thought leaders for the new world of work is also part of this special issue.
The Etta St John Wileman award for lifetime achievement in career development is designed to recognize and celebrate individuals who have devoted their lives to enhancing the field of career development. If you know a leader who has made a significant and sustained contribution to the field, complete the nomination form by June 30, 2017.
Registration for Canada18 National Career Development Conference is now open with both 3-day ($450) and 1-day ($225) packages available! Take advantage of special rates for presenters, members of supporting organizations, students and groups. Super Saver deadline is September 6, 2017.
New CERIC-funded research will produce one of the first quantitative studies of veteran career transition and help us understand how communication style may be affecting how military candidates are hired for civilian positions. The project titled “A Question of Style – Does Working Style Impact Hiring Success Among Veterans in Canada?” is being led by Challenge Factory, a Canadian research, coaching and consulting firm, and it will deliver findings to coincide with the 2017 Invictus Games.
The 2017 Summer Skills Academy will feature a special one-day intensive and interactive training opportunity: Life Reimagined: Career Development for Living the “Good Life” on purpose with Rich Feller. The seminar will be held on Thursday, July 20 at the CERIC office in Toronto.
CERIC is offering a free webinar with Dr Norman Amundson and Tannis Goddard on Hope-Centred Career Interventions on June 5, 2017. The Hope-Centred Career Interventions project wrapped of earlier this year with a final report showing how deploying specific hope-centred career interventions can positively influence the actions of unemployed adult jobseekers with low hope and high barriers.
CERIC is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for Cannexus18, Canada’s largest bilingual National Career Development Conference. Cannexus is designed to promote the exchange of information and explore innovate approaches in the areas of career counselling and career development. The conference takes place January 22-24, 2018 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa and is expected to welcome 1,000 delegates.
A new national CERIC study has identified seven publicly funded Canadian universities and colleges with the most “impressive” models of career services. The study, undertaken by Dr Peter Dietsche and Jim Lees of PSE Information Systems, also examines the level of institutional commitment across the country to providing career services for post-secondary students.