Free Webinar Series: Career Theories and Models at Work – October 5 & 19, 2020 with authors Jim Bright (Australia), Roberta Borgen (Neault) (Canada) & Deirdre Pickerell (Canada)

This free webinar series offer the opportunity to further explore the career theories and models compiled in CERIC’s book Career Theories and Models at Work: Ideas for Practice. Webinars are led by the contributing authors to the book. More webinars (English and French) presented by the authors of the book will be added to the series soon! Webinar…
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What you measure matters … but your mindset matters more

It’s time to move beyond funder-imposed metrics of success and take ownership of our story of positive impact Deirdre Pickerell, Sareena Hopkins and Lynne Bezanson Over the past 30 years, and counting, career development professionals (CDPs), their managers and employers, along with various funders, have hotly debated the data that demonstrate the need for services…

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Optimizing engagement to pivot effectively

Model offers framework to spot warning signs of disengagement and get back on track Roberta Borgen (Neault) and Deirdre Pickerell Pivoting – changing direction by turning in place – takes balance and resilience. Not all career transitions require pivots; sometimes career trajectories continue in the same direction after major or minor disruptions. Pivots are different.…


CERIC Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2020 Stretch, Support, Strive Leadership Message André Raymond Board Chair Riz Ibrahim Executive Director As we present this Annual Report for CERIC’s 16th year of operation, it would be an understatement to say that 2020 was a year like no other. We started the year with banner attendance at Cannexus, Canada’s Career Development…

On-Demand Webinars

Did you miss one of our recent live webinar series? As part of our mandate to build knowledge and skills in the field, CERIC and its partners are happy to make the recordings of our recent live webinar series available on-demand. Webinars offer convenient, accessible and cost-effective professional development to practitioners across Canada and beyond.…
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Making career development ‘stick’ in K-12

The career development gap in schools can only be bridged by prioritizing and scaling programming Adriano Magnifico I grew up with superheroes. I loved their superpowers – Superman leaping tall buildings in a single bound or the Torch igniting into a flaming comet. I always had a soft spot for Spiderman, who could spew silk…


Finding the pieces, focusing on the patterns and finishing the puzzle

When using multiple assessment tools and strategies, these tips can help weave different elements into a meaningful whole Deirdre A. Pickerell When working with clients, career development practitioners (CDPs) are almost always engaged in some form of assessment. From the moment clients first seek services, and as their plans/goals evolve, CDPs assess and re-assess clients’…

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Evolution of a career development association: Supporting practitioners on the journey toward professionalization

How the Manitoba Association for Career Development has helped CDPs develop skills, share resources and build capacity within the field By Deanna England The first meeting of what would become the Manitoba Association for Career Development (MACD) took place in May of 2013. It was held in a local pub with a total of three attendees.…


Winter 2011

Winter 2011 A Quarterly Publication of ContactPoint    What’s New – Updates and Information from ContactPoint and CERIC This Issue’s Theme: The Balancing Act Intentional Practice: Using Self-Reflection to Enhance Career Satisfaction by Joanne Elliott and Jessica Gregg Measuring Up Your HEART: A Goal-Setting Tool by Melissa Macfarlane Working the Balance by Ahniko Handford Lose Your…