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The CERIC Career Developer Network on Linkedin is a forum to explore strategies, resources and research in the career development field. Join us to share your expertise, ask questions of peers and build your network.

For those not familiar with LinkedIn, a recent Bulletin article explains its suitability to career developers’ work: “LinkedIn and Career Planning: Use It to Your Career Advantage” by Karen Girard.

To join this group, become a member of LinkedIn. Then visit to participate.

Cannexus 2012 Call For Presenters

The Cannexus Program Committee seeks to bring diverse and informative content to delegates. Visit to view the conference themes to assist you in targeting the content of your proposal. The application and guidelines are now available. Deadline for submissions is June 30, 2011.

Every year Cannexus offers delegates the opportunity to hear inspiring, energizing and cutting edge keynote speakers who are the leaders in their field. Cannexus 2012 is no exception and we are pleased to announce the line-up of our respected Keynote Speakers: Mark I. Savickas, Trey Anthony and Michael Adams.

New Training for Leaders Helps Build Resilience

On May 17 and 18, 2011, leaders from across Canada are invited to attend a new professional development program that will increase their resilience and assist them to support teams through transition and change. The Resilient Leadership Training program is a Learning Partnership Project funded by CERIC.

As the career development field transforms to face new demographic, economic, and employment challenges, leaders require knowledge, tools and techniques to keep their employees strong and help them to bounce back from adversity quickly. This workshop draws on the latest research in positive psychology, authentic leadership, and appreciative inquiry to help leaders build on strengths and improve employee resilience.

The program was developed by Northern Lights Canada. To learn more about this program and how to qualify for leadership bursaries, please contact Crystal Dolliver at or by telephone at 1-800-361-4642.  Register on-line at

Job Search and Career Development Websites

Looking for links for your clients or your own professional development? Need resources for your organization? ContactPoint lists 400 websites on job search and career development. Recently updated by George Brown placement student Jaklin Takyah, the sites are organized by client categories and other areas relevant to career development work. Register with ContactPoint to add your career development site to the listing.

CERIC Graduate Student Engagement Program Awards

The CERIC Graduate Student Engagement Program announced the winners of its 2010 Graduate Student Awards at Cannexus in Ottawa this January. Recipients are awarded based on articles submitted to CERIC.

Recipient Lynn Walsh of Memorial University is featured in this issue of The Bulletin. Lynn and colleague Jennifer White describe the development and success of the Professional Skills Development Program for international students at Memorial.

Barbara Smith and Lauri Mills of the University of British Columbia shared a Graduate Student Award. They presented at Cannexus on the impact of globalization on mental health and career development. Barbara’s article on The Intersection Between Mental Health and Career Counselling: An Ongoing Discussion was published in the Winter 2011 Bulletin.

Two awards are presented each year to registrants of CERIC’s Graduate Student Engagement Program. The award includes free registration for CERIC’s Cannexus conference and $2000 to cover conference-related expenses. Read more about the award and the Graduate Student Engagement Program on the CERIC site. Watch for other program participants, Juanita Hennessey and Basak Yanar, also featured in this issue.

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