New Programs and Initiatives

By Deirdre Pickerell, MEd, CHRP Career Management Professional Program A new program designed to be the “next phase” in professional development for career/employment counsellors, career practitioners and/or practitioners in related fields. Offered in partnership between Life Strategies Ltd. and Access Institute of Training and Development (A division of Access Employment Services Ltd.), our goal is…

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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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Spring 2012

                This Issue’s Theme: Spring into Fresh Ideas! Spring into a New Career by Deirdre A. Pickerell What Jargon Means: The Career Practitioner’s Web Analytics Tip Sheet by John Horn Working with Musical Clients?  Remember to look at transferable skills! by Jan Bottomer A View of Cannexus12 through…

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Spring 2012

This Issue’s Theme: Spring into Fresh Ideas! Spring into a New Career by Deirdre A. Pickerell What Jargon Means: The Career Practitioner’s Web Analytics Tip Sheet by John Horn Working with Musical Clients?  Remember to look at transferable skills! by Jan Bottomer A View of Cannexus12 through the Eyes of Rich Feller by Rich Feller Ph.D. Other Points of Interest: Career…

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Spring-Summer issue of Careering explores corporate career development

The theme of the Spring-Summer 2015 issue of Careering magazine is “Career Development in Organizations” and is full of articles exploring career issues in the corporate world: Corporate Career Development: Art Meets Science, by Bill Huffaker Career Development in Organizations: A Lost or an Emerging Opportunity? by Deirdre A. Pickerell and Roberta A. Neault When…

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Conference Sketch

By Roberta Neault Talking in Colour 2003 Western Canada’s Personality DimensionsTM/True ColorsTM Networking Conference The 3rd Annual Conference for True ColorsTM and, now, Personality DimensionsTM facilitators was held on September 20 in Port Coquitlam, BC, co-sponsored by Life Strategies Ltd. and Terry Fox Secondary School. Conference participants were very eager to learn about the new,…

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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…

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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.…

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