CERIC is partnering with Career Trek to bring an innovative new career development forum to Manitoba. The Let’s Get to Work symposium will take place between 9:00 am and 1:30 pm on November 22, 2012 in Winnipeg. The goal of the symposium is to provide a space where career development specialists and employers can come together to discuss the changing face of employment.

“If I have my way, career development in Manitoba is about to make an about face and become a whole lot more interesting,” says Career Trek CEO Darrell Cole of the symposium. “Instead of doing business as usual, we want to create a space where all the parties can get together to discuss new research, new realities and new partnerships.”

To kick off the inaugural year of the symposium, the Steering Committee has arranged for Donnalee Bell—co-author of a report on Poorly Integrated New Entrants (PINEs)—to discuss her findings and take part in a discussion panel.

The symposium will end with a one-hour presentation from sought after-speaker Dr. Linda Duxbury. Duxbury is a pioneer in the field of organizational health and an expert in managing the changing workforce.

Numerous breakout sessions with a wide range of topics and an open lunch will round out the half-day event providing participants with many opportunities to learn and network.

The symposium also includes the involvement of the (Manitoba) Minister’s Advisory Council on Workforce Development.

A complete agenda and registration materials will be available on Career Trek’s website.

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 practitioners in the communities where they work and provide valuable, cost-effective learning opportunities.