Presenter: Dr Mildred Cahill

Date and Time:

  • Friday, June 1, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Bring your parent’s group or association together for this convenient online training opportunity!

Did You Know? We’re also offering a webinar for educators! Career Development for Young Children: How Educators Can Make a Difference – May 28, 2018

All registered participants will receive a link to the recording of the webinar. So even if you are unable to attend the webinar, you will still be able to access all the learning.

Parents and guardians are a child’s first teachers. Indeed, they are the most influential person in the development of a young child. As parents, you know that your child dreams from an early age about what they might be when they grow up – from astronaut to veterinarian to Batman or Wonder Woman. Through play, young children envision themselves in possible jobs for the future, learn to problem solve, and adjust to change.

New CERIC-funded research from Memorial University, shows the significant role of parents in nurturing these early seeds of career development in children, aged 3 to 8. This webinar will empower parents to support young children during this critical period of play, fun and fantasy. You will gain practical advice and actions you can take to help your children develop positive beliefs about themselves, and enable them to imagine and achieve their aspirations.

Parents/guardians will learn how to:

  • Enhance children’s confidence by encouraging them to try new things and be open to change
  • Encourage children to develop and recognize strengths, interests and abilities, and think positively about themselves
  • Provide children with opportunities for imaginative play
  • Help children set and accomplish appropriate goals
  • Monitor the games, books and media in which children engage
  • Discuss work with children, including place of work, job tasks and responsibilities

Dr Mildred Cahill is a recently retired Professor, Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is a researcher (career development, diversity, multiple technologies and counselling) and educator involved in collaborative program development work locally, nationally and internationally. Her research includes the design, implementation and evaluation of counselling programs in career and diversity counselling for children, youth and adults.

Cancellation Policy

Requests for cancellation(s) must be made by emailing your request to Cancellation requests must be received before 5:00 pm ET 2 business days prior to the webinar date. NO REFUNDS are granted after this point. An administrative fee of 10% will be deducted from any paid webinar registration.

Refunds will be issued within two weeks after receipt of the written notice.

Delegate substitutions are permissible. Please notify us at if you intend to transfer your registration to another person. Supply us with that person’s name and contact information including their email address. The substitute delegate will be required to pay any difference in registration rate.

If a technical failure at the attendee’s home or workplace prevents access to the live webinar, the attendee will not be given a refund. It is the responsibility of the attendee to confirm system requirements and test their computers prior to the start of the webinar.

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