Presenters: Avra Davidoff – M.C. R. Psych

Dr Laura Hambley – PhD R. Psych

Date and Time: Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET

Cost: FREE

This webinar would be of interest to pregnant, adoptive and employed mothers – and the career practitioners, coaches, HR professionals, managers and business owners who support them.

All registered participants will receive a link to the recording of the webinar.

Share with your clients! Working with women before, during or after maternity leave? Pass this free, convenient online learning opportunity on to them!

Funded by CERIC, Canada Career Counselling sought to understand the gap in regards to women’s career development and develop resources for employers and women experiencing maternity leave career transition.

Women make up approximately 50% of Canada’s labour force and account for 58% of post-secondary graduates. Of the working women who do become mothers, 90% will take a maternity leave. However, 36% of new mothers feel that taking maternity leave negatively impacts their opportunity for promotions, career development and career progression.

This interactive webinar, based on research and best practices stemming from this National project, provides pregnant, adoptive and employed mothers with convenient and user-friendly information, which will help you to take a more proactive approach in managing your maternity leave career transition.

Webinar participants will:

  • Understand the impact of maternity leave on career development from the employee and employer perspective
  • Learn strategies to support the career development:
    – Building a communication plan
    – Establishing a return-to-work plan
    – Defining career success
  • Redefine career progression in a way that supports your career goals and circumstances

DavldoffAvra Davidoff is a workplace psychologist and Associate at Canada Career Counselling and the Leadership Success Group. She currently practices in the areas of career development, leadership development, and diversity. Avra holds a Master’s in Counselling Psychology, with a career counselling specialization, from the Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology at Athabasca University.

Hambley Dr Laura Hambley founded Canada Career Counselling and has worked in the field of career development since 2001. Laura holds a Master’s in Applied Psychology and a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Calgary. As an Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Laura regularly contributes to research in career development.