CERIC and the New Brunswick Career Development Association (NBCDA) have partnered on a new webinar series Looking Beyond Job Titles: How to Prepare People for the Future of Work with SparkPath founder JP Michel, starting this fall.

Economic, technological and societal changes are making the concept of job titles obsolete. To prepare people for the new world of work, career practitioners need to move away from considering only the traditional list of jobs and careers, and direct their attention to the challenges, problems and opportunities that exist in the world. One approach that moves us away from focusing on jobs is the Challenge Method. This approach helps people see the bigger picture: the challenges, problems and opportunities that exist in society and the world of work.

This webinar series will include:

  • Webinar #1: A New Approach to Career Development
    Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
  • Webinar #2: Transforming Your Clients into Challenge Researchers
    Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

A French webinar Au-delà des titres d’emplois : comment préparer les gens pour l’avenir du travail is offered separately. More information at ceric.ca/fr/webinaires.

Michel founded SparkPath to change the way we prepare people for their careers. His work in human resources consulting helped him learn about career success from some the world’s largest organizations. He has an MSc in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Manchester and is the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Career Professional award from the Career Professionals of Canada. He developed the Challenge Method to integrate a market-driven, problem-solving approach into career development. It has been used by companies, elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities, and employment centres across North America.

The cost for the full series is $97. A discount is available for NBCDA 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 Career Development Association of Alberta, Ontario Association for Career ManagementBC Career Development Association, Canadian Association of Career Educators & EmployersNova Scotia Career Development Association and the US-based National Career Development Association.