Thursday, July 20, 2017, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Participation is limited to 30 individuals and is expected to sell out quickly! Possibility of adding an additional day on Friday, July 21 if the Thursday sells out (will require a minimum of 10 registrations for the Friday to proceed).


Who Should Attend

Any career professionals, coaches and HR managers working with older individuals, as well as practitioners contemplating their own transition will benefit directly from attending.

Also, organizational executives, program administrators, policy-makers and others interested in exploring the implications of an aging workforce would find the seminar of value.


Aging, longevity and workforce trends complement a drive to live on purpose. Career professionals are re-evaluating practices, tools and techniques as “ageless aging” confronts disruptive change in learning and work. This hands-on and video-enhanced seminar asks participants to consider how work, jobs and success are being re-imagined.

This seminar comes as the biggest demographic wave in history – the baby boomers – moves towards retirement. Baby boomers, who currently range in age from 50 to 69, now make up a growing percentage of the population with unprecedented numbers staying in the workforce longer than ever before.

Learn how these changes demand a connection to internal motivation, personal definitions of the “good life,” and clarity about one’s purpose. Leave with sample materials, practice new techniques, and evaluate Life Reimagined, a model for navigating a lifetime of change created for 40 million AARP members.

Life Reimagined was launched as a personal guidance system to help people navigate transitions, pursue their goals, dreams and purpose in life. In addition to exploring relationships and well-being, the model focuses on work with the premise that since the average person spends over 100,000 hours of their life working, it’s important to learn how to feel more rewarded and fulfilled by your career.


  1. Review the principles behind AARP’s Life Reimagined program created to serve those in the second half of life
  2. Explore one’s own aging (regardless of age) and the connection to designing the “Good Life”
  3. Complete practical exercises to develop one’s purpose statement
  4. Receive and practice fun and engaging tools like the Knowdell Motivated Skills Cards, Value Cards and Leisure/Retirement Card Sorts (samples valued at $45 US).
  5. Review practical programs used with 50+ groups, alumni groups and organizations to explore “what’s next” for their clients, members and employee.

Seminar Leader

Rich Feller Ph.D ( is Professor Emeritus of Counseling and Career Development and one of 12 University Distinguished Teaching Scholars at Colorado State University. He has served as NCDA President, consultant to NASA, UN, NFL, AARP, and international and small organizations. Lead trainer for the JCTC/JCDC Coach Certificate held by 8,000 coaches, he is co-author of three books, six film series, and the Who You Are Matters! ( game; Chief Scientist to; thought leader for; and Advisory Board Member for National University of Singapore’s Center for Future Ready Students He has consulted on six continents, all 50 US states and six Canadian provinces. Dick Bolles, author of the seminal bestseller What Color is Your Parachute?, has called Rich, “A world-class professor”.


  • $245 per person
  • Save by making it a team event!
    If 2 or more of you attend from the same organization and register at the same time, you save 10%!

Schedule and Meals

The seminar will start at 9:00 am and will run until 5:00 pm.

Breakfast and lunch are included as are mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments. When you register you will be given an option to notify us of any dietary issues. We work closely with the caterer to ensure that all reasonable requests are met but this is not always possible. We thank you in advance for your understanding.


The training will be taking place at the CERIC office at Foundation House in midtown Toronto. The office is located at 2 St Clair Avenue East, Suite 300, Toronto, ON. The St Clair subway station is in the basement of the building. Note that if you use the subway, the escalator to the building is towards the front of the train when you exit.


CERIC has not negotiated any rooms but the following hotels are relatively close to the CERIC office:

If you plan to attend from out of town – book your room early!


There are a number of Green P parking lots located near the CERIC office, with parking starting at $11/day.


Here’s what your colleagues had to say about last year’s Summer Skills Academy…

Every piece of information presented and discussed was absolutely relevant to my work as a career consultant and on a personal level!

Delivered on all levels, knowledge, skill demonstration, wisdom and experience. Fabulous easy-to-follow style of sharing vast knowledge.

It helped me to better understand what career counselling really means. It also helped me to better understand the role of the career journey and its impact upon one’s life.

Practical learning on an important topic. I am so glad to have attended. So worthwhile!

The training was extremely beneficial and engaging. The methods used and personal reflections were relatable and valuable.

Support Persons Policy

The registration fee for any person who is considered to be a support person accompanying an attendee with a disability will be waived.

Scent Free Policy

In response to health concerns, CERIC wishes to limit the use of scented products at its events. Scented products such as hair sprays, perfume and scented deodorants may trigger reactions such as respiratory distress and headaches. In consideration of others, people attending the event are asked to limit or refrain from using scented products. Your co-operation is appreciated.

Cancellation Policy

It is regrettable that you are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances. Although we sympathize please note that we have a cancellation policy that helps us cover fixed costs due to non-attendance, regardless of circumstance (food and beverage orders and transaction costs associated with your registration – none of these can be altered so there are real costs involved).

Requests for cancellation(s) must be made by emailing your request to Cancellation requests must be received before June 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm ET. A 30% administrative fee will be charged on cancellations before this date. NO REFUNDS are granted after this date.

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.


For any questions, please contact Danielle Levitt, CERIC Conference & Events Manager at or 416.929.2510 x126.