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This section gathers videos, archived webinars and podcasts that are of interest to Canadian career development professionals. Use them for professional development or to add a multimedia element to your presentations. You can add videos and podcasts to this directory.

“Career Services” Must Die: Andy Chan at TEDxLawrenceU

Andy Chan, Vice President for Personal and Career Development, Wake Forest University – Andy Chan’s talk asserted that the typical “career services” offered at most colleges needs to die. It simply doesn’t address the dynamics of today’s world and students’ needs.

“Real Talk” Student App

Real Talk is an exciting career app for students. Getting into the workforce continues to be a big challenge for many young people in Canada. After talking to students across Canada about what they need, to help them make choices about post-secondary options, The Learning Partnership wanted to add value in a unique way. Our latest innovation Real Talk, is a career app which reaches out to students where they spend a lot of time: in social media.

10 Ways to Model a Healthy Lifestyle for More Effective Career Services

PRESENTER: Nancy J. Miller, M.S. is a Personal/Business/Career Coach at Creative LifeWork Design and has a Master’s degree in Career Counseling. She authored the book, “Fire Up Your Profile for Lifework Success,” as well as professional articles for the National Career Development Association’s Career Developments print magazine, NCDA’s Career Convergence web magazine, and Quintessential Careers Job Action Day. She is a former CCDA Board Member, current CCDA Sacramento Chapter Professional Development Coordinator, and Career Thought Leaders Associate and blogger. Through coaching, classes, and workshops, Nancy inspires and motivates entrepreneurs, career changers, and writers to discover innovative ways to find meaningful work in harmony with their values, lifestyle, and talents. Her presentations for professionals, graduate students, and career counselors include creating a fired up profile and developing a healthy lifestyle for career success. Contact Nancy at, and connect with her on Linkedin. WEBINAR DESCRIPTION A healthy lifestyle is one of the best investments you can make for your own career and for your clients. As a service professional, you must take care of yourself before you can help others. When you model a healthy lifestyle, your clients learn to show the energy and the robust glow that attracts people and makes employers want to hire them. LEARNING OBJECTIVES In this webinar Nancy will motivate you to learn and practice: Elements of a healthy lifestyle. Stress-reducing habits and how to make time for them. Ways to make healthy choices a fun and easy part of your life and career.   View

100 Future of Work / Webinar

Shifting demographics are challenging traditional approaches to succession management. Past workforce strategy decisions have left a gap in leadership candidates. Recent graduates are joining organizations but not staying. This research based webinar focuses on five key trends that every leader needs to know in order to thrive in today’s Talent Revolution. Building on research from the upcoming book, The Talent Revolution, this talk delivers real-world examples to make sense of ever-changing workforce and workplace dynamics.   Topics covered in this webinar include: Demographics & Legacy Shift Career Ownership Impact of the Freelance Economy Emergence of Platforms Automation   Is this webinar for you? Are you: Curious about the Future of Work and career innovation and how it relates to today’s workplace? Wondering how your own career experience relates to today’s trends? Interested in learning how careers have changed over time and what’s next in the world of work?   Delivery Method: Online

A Difference of Ability: Recruiting, Hiring and Employing People with Disabilities DVD

Description: The unemployment rate for people with disabilities is alarmingly high. Although these people offer a great pool of talent, they remain untapped and detached from the mainstream workforce. “A Difference of Ability” examines the daily challenges facing people with disabilities and reveals the reasons why job-seekers and employers experience difficulty connecting and how that can change. The road to employment can be tough, but many successful relationships have been forged between job seekers and employers. People who have found success offer power insights, practical solutions and strategies for improving the employment situation in today’s labour market. Developed by the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) with the support of The Counselling Foundation of Canada. -- “The time is right for this documentary to be seen by employers, service agencies, prospective employees, the government and the public. Its messages are poignant and empowering and gives all groups concerned a blueprint for navigating their way to full engagement. When there is equity in employment practices and full participation from all sectors of our society, Canadians everywhere benefit. There is no reason why Canada should not be leading the way on fully maximizing the work potential of all of our entire citizenry.” — Steven Fletcher, Parliamentary Assistant to the Federal Minister of Health   “Realism and pragmatic approaches make this DVD the best ‘how-to’ video that I’ve seen yet for those working in the field of special needs and disabilities. The resounding self-advocacy of the job seekers and the frank perspectives of employers and service providers ensures a rapt audience.” — James Vandervoort, Instructor, George Brown   “We believe this documentary is a solid beginning in heightening sensitivity to employment issues. It’s an important blend of perspectives aimed at promoting change and success.” — Robert Burt, Executive Producer of "A Difference of Ability: Recruiting, Hiring and Employing People with Disabilities" -- Details: Production company: Robert Burt Productions Executive Producer: Robert Burt Producer: David Suddaby Written by: Patricia and David Suddaby Directed by: Robert Burt Released: November 15, 2006   A Difference of Ability: Recruiting, Hiring and Employing People with Disabilities DVD - (English subtitled) - Opening (2:28) A Difference of Ability: Recruiting, Hiring and Employing People with Disabilities DVD - (English subtitled) - Stepping Stones (19:38) A Difference of Ability: Recruiting, Hiring and Employing People with Disabilities DVD - (English subtitled) - Bridging the Gap (8:09) A Difference of Ability: Recruiting, Hiring and Employing People with Disabilities - (English subtitled) - Taking the Plunge and Credits (22:14) -- Please comment below to give us your opinion or discuss how things have changed since the release of this documentary.

A Discussion With Experts: Addressing the Challenges of Career Educators in North America

Career Cruising hosted an online event with some of the most respected names in the world of career development. They discussed the challenges facing career educators, practical coping strategies, and implementation plans with concrete examples.

A New Counselling Tool: Mind Mapping (French)

Mind Mapping is a simple, original, efficient and user-friendly tool! A method of organizing information and thought, Mind Mapping mobilizes the brain so that individuals can be more efficient and creative. The radiant structure, colour, shapes and dimensions stimulate creativity and help clarify an individual’s personal position on a subject (career) and facilitate decision making. View Dr Chantale Beaucher – Université de Sherbrooke To learn more about Cannexus visit our website at

A Paradox of Labor Market in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Increasing Student Employability

The countries of the Arab Gulf have historically been a top choice for the global expatriate workforce due to high economic growth, quality of life, employment prospects, and good governance. Recently however, these countries are facing significant economic pressure from the ongoing slump in oil prices, political disputes, and rising youth unemployment. This creates a paradox of possibility. In this context, NYU Abu Dhabi will review the current status of employment in the Arab Gulf and highlight strategies to improve international graduate employability in the GCC labor market. Presenters: Ashique Rafi is working as an Employer Services Specialist at New York University Abu Dhabi. His primary assignments are focusing on campus recruitment, employer engagements, employer events, reporting, and managing employer centric activities on NYUAD CareerNet portal. He joined NYUAD Career Development Center in June 2012 but prior to that he was actively involved in career services while serving as a Global Academic Fellow and during his graduate study at KAUST. He completed his Masters in Engineering from University of Nottingham and KAUST respectively. Dana Downey serves as the Associate Director at the Career Development Center, overseeing employer relations and communication strategy. Prior to joining the team at NYU Abu Dhabi, Dana worked as a career development counselor in the United States for six years. She completed her Masters in Counseling Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin, specializing in global mental health and career development.   Access the Recording

A Wildcat’s Guide to Entrepreneurship

This webinar, hosted by serial entrepreneur Chirag Gupta (McCormick/Medill ’12), will address 3 key topics within entrepreneurship: building your team, building your product, and making your first sale.   View

A-Z Career Coach

Career Coach A-Z – is your ready made, easily accessible reference guide of essential elements to consider when seeking to change jobs or progress your career in some way, shape or form. The content is designed to make you think, evaluate, research and take action to propel you towards a wonderful and exciting career.

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