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A selection of top-rated presentations from Cannexus, Canada’s National Career Development Conference in 2012 and 2013.

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.

Authenticity, Integrity and Virtue: The Foundations of Green Career Development

Dr Norman Amundson at Cannexus16 in January 2016. Green career development is more than an office recycling program. It challenges clients and career counsellors to anchor their identity in who they really are, to seek out their natural life patterns and to express their life / career values. Green career development is relevant during the good times and during the bad times. This keynote address will explore what it means to apply green career development principles to working life and to the process of helping clients.

Canada’s Demographic Destiny: Implications for our Rapidly Changing Labour Market

Michael Adams will climb 35,000 feet to the top of his mountain of trend data and look ahead into Canada’s demographic future. Using the sophisticated market research and modeling tools of Environics Research Group and sister firm Environics Analytics, Mr. Adams will present data and projections on groups integral to the future prosperity of Canada over the next 10 years: immigrants, visible minorities, Aboriginals, aging baby boomers and entrepreneurial youth. Armed with this data, he will stimulate the audience with ideas on how these demographic shifts will impact Canadian employers in their efforts to recruit, retrain and incent the employees needed for market success.

Canada’s Demographic Destiny: Implications for our Rapidly Changing Labour Market

Michael Adams at Cannexus12 in January 2012. Michael Adams will climb 35,000 feet to the top of his mountain of trend data and look ahead into Canada’s demographic future.  Using the sophisticated market research and modeling tools of Environics Research Group and sister firm Environics Analytics, Mr. Adams will present data and projections on groups integral to the future prosperity of Canada over the next 10 years:  immigrants, visible minorities, Aboriginals, aging baby boomers and entrepreneurial youth.  Armed with this data, he will stimulate the audience with ideas on how these demographic shifts will impact Canadian employers in their efforts to recruit, retrain and incent the employees needed for market success.

Career Centre Evaluation: A Practitioner’s Guide

Evaluation has become a critical activity for university career service offices. Learn about a new online resource, Career Centre Evaluation: A Practitioners’ Guide. This guide is designed to help university career Centres think through and develop effective evaluation strategies. Recognizing that every Centre has its own evaluation interests and priorities, this session, through case studies, sample tools and templates, will provide an overview of the Guide and how it can be adapted to inform the evaluation plans of your particular Centre.

Career Education in the Age of University Student Engagement

I will highlight the areas of intersection between student engagement and career development, and focus on how current approaches to career education can play a key role in student engagement initiatives, given that issues related to future careers are the primary reasons for individuals pursuing higher education. I will conclude with recommendations for integrating career education into the university experience and by sharing examples from Simon Fraser University.

Counselling Clients with ADHD

Clients who face difficulties in the workplace (boredom, frequent firings, don’t do well with authority figures) may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Learn how to flip ADHD challenges into strengths, and steer them towards careers that fits. Learn what to look for when interacting with these clients, and how to support them.

Designing Interactive Online Career Development Service

New technologies are changing career practice. This session will examine pedagogical approaches for designing and delivering interactive online career services that bridge time and space for Practitioners and Clients – including a live demonstration. The presenter is a member of the Transformational Technology Working Group (ICCDPP), and will share highlights from a collaborative international paper presented at the International Symposium (2011) that documents considerations for integrating technology into career practice.

Driving Your Future: Getting Started in Strategic Planning

Take control of your office’s future with a clear, simple strategic plan. A plan will provide you with clarity, benchmarks and stakeholder buy-in while greatly enhancing your chances of attracting resources and operating under the right measures. I will draw on my experiences guiding dozens of organizations through the strategic planning process and provide participants with the concepts and insights they need to get started on transforming their own future today.

Effective Coaching Skills for Counsellors

In this fast-paced session, I will outline the similarities and differences between counselling and coaching skills; demonstrate effective coaching skills and techniques; describe specific client situations where coaching skills can be effectively used; and facilitate participant practice of coaching techniques.

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