BCCDA holds educational webinars for its members every second Wednesday of the month

UPCOMING WEBINARS

AUGUST 2018

Time: 8. August 2018 – 12pm to 1.30pm

Title: Sharing the Employer Perspective

Presenter: Jamie Millar-Dixon and Mahin Rashid

Cost: Free – Exclusive to BCCDA members

Credits towards annual CCDP maintenance:One and half for live participation, one for recording

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About the session

The Presidents Group, formed in 2013, is a network of BC Business Leaders who are working to create more employment opportunities for people with disabilities in BC. BC Partners in Workforce Innovation just wrapped a three year pilot in BC working with employers to help them be more inclusive in hiring people with disabilities. Mahin from the Presidents Group, and Jamie from BC WiN are keen to share some lessons learned from the employer’s perspective with others who support individuals in their employment search. They will be sharing what they hear from employers about what works best from an employer’s perspective when working with service organizations in attraction, recruitment and retention of employees.

SEPTEMBER 2018

Time: 12. September 2018 – 12pm to 1pm

Title: Mindful Work: Increase Focus and Manage Stress

Presenter: Trish Tutton

Cost: Free – Exclusive to BCCDA members

Credits towards annual CCDP maintenance:One and half for live participation, one for recording

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About the session

Taking place inside your meeting space, this interactive presentation will teach participants about the powerful research behind mindful practices, the benefits they can receive, and tangible takeaways to practice better focus in your workspace.

Participants will feel empowered to reduce workday stress, increase energy and positivity, and become more efficient with their time.

Trish will share the transformative benefits of simple mindful practices: from being more focused and efficient in our work, kinder in our relationships, to experiencing less stress and burnout on a daily basis.

About the presenter

Trish is a Registered Yoga & Meditation teacher, a graduate of theatre school and a life long student. She is curious about how we can continue to be conscious and aware amidst the distractions we constantly face.

Her passion for sharing mindfulness and stress management comes from her own experience of having worked in the corporate and non-profit sector. During this time, she experienced the incredible benefits of having a mindfulness practice.She was more energized, happy and focused and felt better equipped to manage the stresses of her work.

OCTOBER 2018

Time: 10. October 2018 – 12pm to 1pm

Title: The Fine Art of Job Carving for Individuals with Diverse Abilities.

Presenter: Anita Parti

Cost: Free – Exclusive to BCCDA members

Credits towards annual CCDP maintenance: One and half for live participation, one for recording

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About the session

This workshop is designed for employment specialists and job developers who work to assist people who have diverse abilities to secure and sustain meaningful employment.

Most job seekers compete for and obtain employment through a traditional job search and hiring process. Through supported employment or accommodations, many maintain their employment but some do not as they may not be able to complete the main functions and tasks of the job.

This workshop is a look at job carving and how it is gaining popularity as a way to create new employment opportunities for people with many different diverse abilities.

Employers increasingly struggle to meet their labour market needs and carving a specific position is ultimately cost effective for a company’s bottom line. In this workshop an introduction to job carving will be introduced as well as the type of individuals that would benefit from it. We will explore the tools that Employment Specialists can use that can help to guide the actions of employment specialists as they present this idea to potential employers.

About the presenter

Anita Parti is a seasoned Employment Specialist with a wealth of experience in Job Development. Having worked with new immigrants to Canada, individuals with mental health concerns and those with intellectual disabilities. Anita has provided many informative workshops on various subjects throughout her working career. Anita’s facilitation style is fun and collaborative creating a positive learning environment for anyone wanting to explore working with individuals with diverse abilities.

NOVEMBER 2018

Time: 14. November 2018 – 12pm to 1.30pm

Title: Why the Five Stages of Grief Model is Problematic

Presenter: Dr. Catherine Hajnal

Cost: Free – Exclusive to BCCDA members

Credits towards annual CCDP maintenance: One and half for live participation, one for recording

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About the session

The Five Stages of Grief model of Kübler-Ross is entrenched in career and change management literature. In our desire to support our client’s exploration of loss in the career context, we may be doing them a disservice by referring to a model that doesn’t reflect what we now know about the process of grieving.

In this session we’ll explore why the Five Stages model is problematic and identify alternatives to support loss conversations with clients.

About the presenter

Catherine Hajnal completed her doctorate in Human Factors Engineering at the University of Wisconsin. She explored the connection between occupational stress and the design of work and has been engaged with health and well-being ever since.

She specializes in loss, grief, and mourning and holds them in a container of hope and possibility. She fosters healthy grieving, creating learning environments and conversations in which individuals feel empowered to acknowledge and find meaning in their losses.

DECEMBER 2018

Time: 12. December 2018 – 12pm to 1pm

Title: Getting in the Driver’s Seat: Leadership from the Inside Out

Presenter: Loretta Cella

Cost: Free – Exclusive to BCCDA members

Credits towards annual CCDP maintenance: One and half for live participation, one for recording

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About the session

Leadership isn’t about a position it’s about how we show up in our day to day life. When we look at leadership as an internal process that creates external possibilities we begin to increase our own success and happiness and provide the right environment for others to do the same.

In this presentation you’ll learn about the process of internal leadership and how it will support greater outcomes in your personal and professional life.

About the presenter

With over 15 yrs of experience in human services within 10 countries, Loretta Cella has honed her skills in developing and leading initiatives, programs and projects within the education, career and personal development sectors.

She currently provides services to government and non government organizations and businesses on leadership development, organizational change and raising people potential. Loretta holds a Masters in Leadership through Royal Roads University, a Prosci certification and is an ICF certified coach using a unique combination of Co-Active and Erickson methodologies.

Working with a full spectrum of populations in various parts of the world has given Loretta the ability to hone in on her skills and develop a real passion for creating high quality, innovative programs and supporting projects for an array of clients. When asked, Loretta will tell you that culture development and individual enhancement sits at the core of her work.