Motivation at Work: Helping Your Clients to Develop Skills for Energy, Enthusiasm and Effectiveness

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 Dr. Jason Cressey

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  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2022
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2022

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (check your timezone)

Dates/times don’t work for you? In addition to the live webinars, registered participants will receive a password-protected video recording of each session – so you can catch up on any you miss! The recordings will remain available for one month after the final webinar of the series.

Overview

Motivation is the most important driver behind achieving goals. If someone is not motivated, they achieve very little – or nothing at all. Perhaps the greatest gift we can offer others (and ourselves) is the extra push that can make all the difference: targets that may now be reached and dreams that can be realized. Developing the skills to motivate others is not a mysterious game of chance – rather, new research from the field of psychology reveals how we can help others to work more enthusiastically towards their goals and remain focused even when obstacles appear. The skills involved include the kind of questions we ask (and the way we ask them), the insights we offer, the way we show up ourselves and the way we encourage others to think. These skills are subtle – but vitally important – for you to help others achieve the success they seek.

Why Career Practitioners Should Attend

The benefits are two-fold: motivation is an essential skill to share with clients who feel disillusioned due to career upheaval, exhaustion or anxiety. In this sense, the webinars offer a range of valuable tools for professionals to pass along to clients in their career development journey.

Additionally, the onus lies on career development professionals themselves to model high levels of motivation and integrate the skills presented in these sessions into their own professional lives. The insights gained from this webinar series, therefore, stand to benefit both those who attend and, in turn, the clients they serve.

Finally, participants will engage in a rich and varied learning experience with the opportunity to test their knowledge in the third and final webinar of the series through small group exercises.

Webinar #1: What motivation is (and isn’t)

Tuesday, October 18
  • Understand what motivation is and why internal motivation is so essential to human behaviour
  • Identify the many different types of motivation and understand how each has a different likelihood of long-term positive/successful outcomes
  • Learn what types of rewards motivate people (and which do not)
  • Distinguish between coercion, persuasion and true motivation
  • Explore your own relationship with motivation and how this can impact those you work with
  • Gain an understanding of how motivation ebbs and flows over time and how to cultivate the “golden moments” when it is most prevalent

Webinar #2: The critical skills to motivate

Tuesday, October 25
  • Explore the 10 critical skills to motivate others
  • Identify what communication styles positively impact motivation levels
  • Understand the importance of non-verbal behaviour in levels of motivation
  • Confront the major factors that occur when people lose motivation, and help them get a ‘kick start’ if apathy sets in
  • Work with the skills of empathy, reframing and defining purpose to enhance levels of motivation

Webinar #3: Motivation in action: practicing the skills hands on

Tuesday, November 1
  • Apply the skills from the previous two webinars in paired discussions and small-group activities
  • Get real-time feedback on your motivational skills
  • Explore real-world situations and consider how the skills acquired in this course can be applied to maximum effect
  • Gain an experiential understanding of motivational theories, and use the opportunity to ask any remaining questions you may have to become a more motivated career specialist

Individual certificates of attendance will be provided to all registered participants who attend the webinar LIVE.

COST Non-CASE Members

CASE Members

Individual Rate

$159

$119

Group Rate*

$119.25 each

$89.25 each

*If you register 5 or more participants from the same organization at the same time, you qualify for the group rate of 25% off registration fees.

CERIC PAID webinars are now hosted on the Zoom Event platform! Learn about the changes in our FAQ.

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Dr. Jason Cressey gained his PhD from Oxford University, specializing in social behaviour, interpersonal communication, emotional intelligence, cultural differences and positive psychology. Since 1997, he has been a consultant and workshop facilitator for a wide range of clients – from small non-profits to global corporations – on a variety of psychology-related topics. He is a popular keynote speaker and brings a dose of humour and personal story-telling to all his presentations. Jason also offers online coaching/counselling, applying insights and perspectives from his many years in the field to assist clients in managing obstacles and challenging situations.

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What attendees at Dr. Jason Cressey's 2021 Positively Resilient webinar series had to say:

Kim Abram, Case Manager, ISSofBC, BC

Dr. Jason Cressey is of a high caliber – great info, practical ways to apply what we learn, the PowerPoint was well-made and kept my attention, and his presentation style is engaging. Usually how the event is delivered is as important as what is delivered, so speakers with this type of professionalism and energy would lead to more great webinars.

Tonya Holowitski, Career and Diversity Advisor, CPA Alberta, Alberta

Keep using speakers like this man.  Really engaging and alive on screen.

Simrat Sathi, Case Manager, ISSofBC, Case Manager, BC

The webinar was great! Excellent topic, content and presenter. There was a lot of information shared generously, which the audience appreciates. In our organization, my teammates were grateful for the content and tips. Dr. Jason Cressey has a simple approach to complex issues, which made it easy to learn! I am able to apply the valuable tips in many situations in the past 2 weeks.

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Real-World Resume Strategy: What Do CDPs Need to Know in 2023?

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 Gabrielle LeClair and Barb Penney

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  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2022
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2022

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (check your timezone)

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Overview

Today’s employment market demands a new standard for resumes that a template cannot deliver. Strategic resume development is vital for career professionals to provide customized and valuable support, address individual client backgrounds, objectives and needs, and help their clients meet their goals.

This webinar series will introduce participants to techniques that leading Canadian professional resume writers use to attract employer attention, appeal to hiring managers, deal with barriers, and optimize for ATS (applicant tracking systems). Participants will hear from Master Certified Resume Strategists and Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) course instructors and benefit from real examples and samples from Best Canadian Resumes.

Why Career Practitioners Should Attend

This webinar series offers career practitioners the opportunity to understand the foundation of strategic resume development and learn more about developing strategic and customized resumes, marketing client value, incorporating rich accomplishment statements, and maximizing resumes with formatting techniques.

Participants will engage in an engaging learning experience with exercises, activities, and opportunities to self-reflect on their learning. By the end of the series, participants will know more about upgraded resume writing and current theories, concepts and best practices in supporting their clients in their job applications.

Webinar #1: Understand resume strategy

Wednesday, October 12
  • See the resume as strategic marketing document
  • Promote client value using marketing best practices
  • Appeal to employers with customized resumes
  • Position clients as uniquely qualified
  • Showcase skills including those gained through pandemic

Webinar #2: Leverage resume design and mechanics

Wednesday, October 19
  • Write actively using future-focused language
  • See the difference effective writing can make
  • Shift focus from barriers to client value
  • Be strategic with resume real estate
  • Brand your client with resume formatting that works
  • Explore upscaled resume designs

Webinar #3: Optimize resumes for ATS

Wednesday, October 26
  • Review the most important considerations for ATS
  • Optimize client success using keywords for ATS
  • Consider layout and design for ATS compatibility
  • Discover how to learn more about advanced resume development and designing resumes for ATS

Individual certificates of attendance will be provided to all registered participants who attend the webinar LIVE.

COST Non-CPC Members

CPC Members

Individual Rate

$159

$119

Group Rate*

$119.25 each

$89.25 each

*If you register 5 or more participants from the same organization at the same time, you qualify for the group rate of 25% off registration fees.

CERIC PAID webinars are now hosted on the Zoom Event platform! Learn about the changes in our FAQ.

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Gabrielle LeClair is a Master-certified resume writer and career coach with more than 15 years of experience building partnerships with thousands of clients to create authentic and compelling resumes. Through her work with Career Professionals of Canada, instructing the popular one-week Real-World Resume Strategy program, Gabrielle empowers career practitioners to expand their professional competencies and increase their impact with their clients. Gabrielle draws on her bachelor’s degree in adult education from Brock University to create environments for professionals to share their knowledge and experience within a supportive community of learners.

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Barb Penney is an award-winning Master Certified Resume Strategist and a Career Professionals of Canada course instructor and volunteer. She worked as a human resources professional in the healthcare and private and charitable sectors for 25+ years. Today Barb operates her own career consulting business, Winning Resumes Career Solutions.

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How to Effectively Integrate Reflective Practice in Experiential Learning for Career Development: Tools, Frameworks and Map

To address a calendar conflict and allow more participants to join in the webinar series, CERIC is now hosting the series one week later. Mark your agendas for the new dates: Tuesdays, November 22, 29 and December 6, 2022, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET. Looking forward to seeing you participate in this new series!

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 Mark Franklin, Rich Feller and Sean Elliott

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  • Tuesday, November 22, 2022
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2022
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2022

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (check your timezone)

Dates/times don’t work for you? In addition to the live webinars, registered participants can access video recordings & materials for each session in the Zoom events lobby – so you can catch up on any you miss! The recordings will remain available for one month after the final webinar of the series.

Overview

With increasing investment in and expansion of Experiential and Work Integrated Learning programs, you want to ensure the most successful outcomes. But one of the stickiest challenges remains how to integrate quality Reflective Practice to help learners make meaning of their experience, and better translate their learning to their next steps in work or learning. While many desire to use reflective practice to unlock the Career Development value within Experiential Learning, it often does not occur as much or as effectively as they would like.

The CERIC-OneLifeTools Wayfinder project uncovered benefits of quality Reflective Practice (RP) including better learner performance, engagement and retention; enabling knowledge translation and making the most of feedback and supervision; increased effectiveness in planning professional and personal development; gaining the ability to identify development of human skills such as decision-making, goal setting, problem-solving and communicating to gain employment; greater job satisfaction and enhanced professional life. Importantly, the project showed that effective RP in Experiential Learning (EL) unlocks Career Development (CD) value.

Join three 1-hour sessions to move from RP theory to evaluating specific resources that unlock CD’s value within your Experiential and Work-Integrated Learning programs. You’ll

  1. examine Foundations and Frameworks,
  2. evaluate Practical Tools, Questions and Prompts and
  3. experience 3 specific Reflective Practices to integrate into your customized Reflective Practice Map.

For those who attended a Wayfinder launch session, this series goes far beyond the brief demos and scenarios, and offers substantive learning drawing on insights and tools from the Wayfinder project.

Who Should Attend

Career practitioners, WIL practitioners, co-op / internship staff. faculty members, professors. Those involved or interested in Experiential Learning, Service Learning, Capstones and more.

Why Should You Attend

Advance RP for EL to maximize connection between RP, EL and CD. By the end of the series, participants will better understand the theory of RP, will be able to apply RP frameworks and best practices, and will be able to evaluate questions and prompts for EL initiatives. Participants leave with a draft Reflective Practice Map for their EL initiatives and will engage in a rich and engaging learning experience with the opportunity to see tools, watch demos and engage in small group practice.

Webinar #1: Examine foundations and frameworks

Tuesday, November 22
  • Making the case for better RP for EL
  • Finding resources for RP: Wayfinder search site overview (https://ceric.ca/wayfinder/) and use cases
  • Understanding EL-RP Frameworks
  • Be introduced to 2 concepts from Wayfinder: DEAL & Experience Record
  • Begin customizing Reflective Practice Map

Webinar #2: Evaluate practical tools, prompts and questions

Tuesday, November 29
  • Evaluate RPs and Wayfinder resources for you to localize for your initiatives
  • Customize a Reflective Practice Map for your initiatives
  • Experience 1st of 3 Reflective Practice Tools: Learn, Practice, Evaluate (e.g. Feedforward, Clarification Sketch, Reflecting on Competency Development)

Webinar #3: Experience 3 practices to embed into your EL or WIL

Tuesday, December 6
  • Learn & practice two more RP tools, then integrate into your customized Reflective Practice Map

Individual certificates of attendance will be provided to all registered participants who attend the webinar LIVE.

COST Non-CEWIL Members

CEWIL Members

Individual Rate

$159

$119

Group Rate*

$119.25 each

$89.25 each

*If you register 5 or more participants from the same organization at the same time, you qualify for the group rate of 25% off registration fees.

CERIC PAID webinars are now hosted on the Zoom Event platform! Learn about the changes in our FAQ.

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Mark Franklin, MEd, PEng, leads CareerCycles, co-founded OneLifeTools, teaches career management at University of Toronto and is a Stu Conger Career Development Leadership Award recipient. Mark consulted in his earlier engineering career, before earning a master’s in counselling then leading student services initiatives in universities. He led the CERIC-funded Wayfinder project.

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Rich Feller, PhD, is former president of the National Career Development Association, one of Colorado State University’s 12 University Distinguished Teaching Scholars, Executive Director of the Career Development Network, advisor to YouScience and OneLifeTools co-founder.

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Sean Elliott, CCDP, MEd, is Regional Associate Director, Central Region with CEWIL Canada. He assists postsecondary educational partners in exploring innovative WIL opportunities. Previously, he worked in career development, employer relations, co-operative education, EL and WIL, as a champion for underrepresented and marginalized community groups. Sean is Certified Career Development Practitioner.

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Testimonials– Wayfinder

What people have been saying about the Wayfinder and its Reflective Practice resources:

Roberta Borgen, President, Life Strategies, BC

I liked the term “preflection” and appreciated the emphasis on reflection at all stages of experiential learning. I appreciated the research that went into this project and how effectively the resources has been organized for easy access.

Darlene Hnatchuk, Director, Career Planning Service (CaPS), McGill University, Montreal, QC

Whether designing for co-curricular or curricular experiential learning, CERIC’s new Wayfinder provides tools to link career development to reflective practice, to help learners make meaning of their experience, and better translate their learning to the workplace… I am thrilled about this new self-serve resource from CERIC and am already sharing with colleagues on- and off-campus how this can enhance learners’ development in their activities.

Gillian Johnston, CCDP, Director CDPCBO & Professor, George Brown College, ON

The site you have created and all the resources are incredible. In teaching new CDPs to be reflective, your resources are a motherlode of material that will help them on their way to being reflective practitioners who can also help clients in the reflective process.

Find Reflective Practice Resources to enhance Career Development within Experiential Learning

The Wayfinder search site from OneLifeTools curates top resources and insights to create or improve reflective practice on experiential learning and expand career development impact.

The free Reflective Practice tools discussed in this webinar series will be drawn from the Wayfinder.

The Wayfinder can be searched by type of resource, type of experiential learning, type of practitioner (called maker), type of learner and more. Whether you identify as post-secondary staff, event or workshop facilitator, employer, community organization, K-12 teacher or counsellor, a student or learner, the site is for you.

The Wayfinder site also features several additional resources, including the Maker’s Audit & Guide and Literature Search & Abstract.

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