CERIC is partnering with the US-based National Career Development Association (NCDA) for the first time to jointly offer webinars and will launch with a three-part series – Preparing Your Clients to Successfully Embrace a Non-Traditional, Entrepreneurial Career Path with Ron Elsdon, starting February 14, 2018.

In today’s work world and that of the future we can create meaningful and rewarding careers without depending on conventional employment where the nature of our work is defined by others. Estimates show more than 25% of the working-age population engaging through non-traditional paths, and this is growing. Taking a non-traditional, entrepreneurial path can be prompted by changing internal perspectives at various life stages, or by disruptive external events such as job loss.

The webinar series includes:

  • Webinar #1: The What and Why of a Non-Traditional, Entrepreneurial Career Path Wednesday, February 14, 2018  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
  • Webinar #2: Making the Path Sustainable So It Lasts Wednesday, February 21, 2018  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
  • Webinar #3: Creating a Foundation to Start and Move Forward Wednesday, February 28, 2018  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Throughout the series, Elsdon will highlight why, when and how creating an inspiring and practical non-traditional, entrepreneurial career path can be valuable to your clients and to you. He brings a wealth of experience to career and workforce development, organizational consulting and individual career counselling and coaching. Elsdon will also draw on his most recent book, How to Build a Nontraditional Career Path: Embracing Economic Disruption.

The cost for the full series is $159. A discount is available for NCDA members.

CERIC partners with associations and organizations across Canada and beyond to present webinars that offer timely, convenient and affordable professional development. Previously, CERIC has worked with the New Brunswick Career Development Association, BC Career Development Association, Canadian Association of Career Educators & Employers, Career Development Association of Alberta and Nova Scotia Career Development Association.