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The annual Career Development Conference (CDC) is almost here! The CDC is the largest – and longest running – conference of its kind in Western Canada. Come join 300+ delegates as we discuss the current topics in career development at CDC 2015!
CDC 2015 will be held on March 6 & 7, 2015. Check out our new blog for all things CDC by clicking on the "CDC Conference" tab on the left or visiting cdconference.wordpress.com .
CDC 2015 Program - Presentation Session Times
Regular Price (Non-Members): One day $235, Two days $375 Registration Code: bccda
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The BC Centre for Employment Excellence and its partners, the BC Career Development Association (BCCDA) and SkillPlan, are pleased to be launching a new pilot project that examines the role that a formal mentorship program can play in supporting career development practitioners in BC.
The mentoring partnerships, to be coordinated by the BCCDA (www.bccda.org), will be offered to its members beginning in March 2015 until the end of the pilot period in November 2016. During the pilot, practitioners will have the opportunity to form mentoring partnerships around specific topic areas where they are looking for – or offering – support and guidance, which could include serving clients with particular needs and barriers, pursuing skills upgrading or other professional development opportunities, or training in the latest software or information and communications technologies. All mentors and mentees will be provided orientation and training on effective mentoring skills and strategies based on SkillPlan’s (www.skillplan.ca) established mentorship framework, and participants will be given the opportunity to fill the role of mentors or mentees on topics of their choosing.
The BC Centre for Employment Excellence (CfEE) will conduct a formal evaluation of the mentorship program to determine its effectiveness in supporting the professional development needs of practitioners as well as its role in equipping practitioners to provide services and supports to BC job seekers.
Further details on the program and registration procedures will be announced by the BCCDA through its website and membership mailing list closer to the program launch date.
For queries about this project or other research activities being undertaken by the BC Centre for Employment Excellence, please contact Shawn de Raaf, the CfEE Research Coordinator. Mette Drager is BCCDA Project Coordinator for this project. Mette can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is funded in whole or in part by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation’s Research and Innovation Fund.
This webinar will take you through the certification application process. Participants are encouraged to join in the discussion and ask questions.
Presenter: Wendy Lawson
Wendy Lawson holds BBA and CCDP. Wendy is the BCCDA Registrar.
Date & Time: January 29, 2015 12:00-1:00 pm
Cost: FREE Register: Online
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BCCDA and SkillPlan are working with the BC Centre for Employment Excellence (BCCfEE) to develop a mentorship program for BC career development practitioners.
We are sending this email to invite you to participate in a focus group on Thursday, January 22, 2015 accessible to all Career Practitioners in BC through Adobe Connect. The goal of the focus group is to gather information that will influence and support the development of the customized mentorship framework. Mentorship has long been proven as an effective way to develop skills and transfer knowledge.
One of the topics that will be discussed include:
• Which competencies are most difficult for career development practitioners to develop?
The focus group will be led by:
• Mette Drager, Mentorship Program Project Coordinator, BCCDA
• Sue Grecki, Manager of Training and Development, SkillPlan
• Ginny Chiu, Workplace Educator, SkillPlan
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015
Time: 12pm-1 pm through Adobe Connnect. – Link will be sent to your email once you are registered to attend.
If you are able to take part in this focus group, please respond by Wednesday, January 21, 2015 via email.
Please include your name, organization and job title.
The funding for the mentorship partnership project is provided by BC Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
Dates: Thursday, Feb. 26 & Friday, Feb 27, 2015
Location: Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver. (Free parking)
Cost: $295 (plus GST) Coffee/refreshments included, lunch on your own.
[Call for group (3+) discount rates]
Cognitive Behavioural Counselling (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) have
established themselves as best-practice models for working with a wide range of client
issues. Theory, demonstration and hands-on practice will give participants practical and
proven strategies that increase the probability for success. The workshop is geared to meet
the needs of those who have little or training with CBT and MI as well as those that wish to
review or deepen their skill base. Some of the topics that will be covered in this workshop:
Register early as seats are limited. To reserve your spot for this workshop e-mail email@example.com.You can register now and your agency will be invoiced later. Please include agency name and phone number. Please include agency name and phone number.
For additional information contact Bob Shebib: firstname.lastname@example.org or 778.995.3416778.995.3416
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June/July 2014 Newsletter | Celebrating 30 Years - Neil Squire Society | President's Report from IAEVG in Quebec City | Meet our Research Volunteers
May 2014 Newsletter | Save the Date for CDC - March 6, 7 2015 | Upcoming Webinars and Events | Registrar's Corner |
April 2014 Newsletter | Upcoming webinars - FREE to members | New Board of Directors Meet in Richmond | Google Yourself with the new CCDP Registry | Pro-D Committee Update
March 2014 Newsletter | Highlights from CDC 2014 | Welcome to 2014 Board of Directors | Practitioners Toolkit: "9 Self-Care Tips for Job Seekers" | Group Health Benefit Plan for BCCDA Members
February 2014 Newsletter | Meeting with Nichola Manning | Last chance to register for CDC | Member Profile: Gordon MacDonald
January 2014 Newsletter | CDC 2014: Early Bird Rate Extended! | Tools from "Beyond!: An Exploration of Free Online Career, Employment and Education Resources" | Member Profile: Mumtaz Patel
December 2013 Newsletter | Meeting with Greg Kyllo | Word from the President: A Year in Review | Upcoming Webinars
November 2013 Newsletter | BCCDA Member Profile | Highlights from CD Mini-Forum in Kelowna | Practitioner's Toolkit
October 2013 Newsletter | Call for Nominations for Awards of Excellence | Association News
Is your certification valid across Canada? Check this chart from Canadian Council for Career Development showing Career Certification at-a-Glance. Information provided for BC, Alberta, Quebec, the only provinces with formal certification. The chart contains important information on developments towards certification in Nova Scotia New Brunswick and Ontario.
The BCCDA Board is pleased to present the Association's Three-Year Plan 2013-2016. The strategic themes identified are governance, membership and business development and stakeholder relations. From the themes the board chose eleven strategic initiatives on which to focus in the next three years.