SKCDA Podcast - Episode 6: Be Open to Alternative Ways of Doing Things (Julie Kehrig, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada)
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The SKCDA Podcast team interviews Julie Kehrig, CCDP, Career and Employment Specialist with Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada to learn more about how to support and empower clients with vision loss. See resources for episode at https://www.skcda.ca/skcda-podcast.html
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Originally Published 2021-06-02
Presented by Ellie Tamura on June 2, 2021The SKCDA is pleased to host Ellie Tamura, Community Coordinator for ABC Life Literacy Canada for a professional development session on the Adult Literacy Programs and Resources that they offer.
ABC Life Literacy Canada is a non-profit organization that aims to strengthen organizations that promote adult learning. They develop and support the use of high-quality introductory learning materials and resources written in clear language. ABC Life Literacy envisions a Canada where everyone has the tools and opportunities they need to improve their literacy and essential skills.
More details on UP Skills for Work can be found here.
The event details are as follows:
Date: June 2, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM CST Resource LinksSKCDA Youtube recording of session: youtu.be/UEgwDHwUQ_Q
PowerPoint slide deck
Originally published 2021-05-26
Presented by Maureen Souply (AWES) on May 26, 2021Introduction:
The SKCDA is pleased to welcome Maureen Souply from AWES for a professional development session on Guided Pathways: Integrating Essential Skills. Alberta Workforce Essential Skills Society (AWES) provides workplace training that supports all aspects of a worker's career path. This includes training trainers, assessing skills, uncovering gaps, developing programming and evaluating the results of our essential skills training. Their goal is simple: for workers to have the essential skills they need to fully participate in the workplace, in their communities, and in their personal lives.
Guided Pathways: Integrating Essential Skills is a five-year project funded by the Government of Canada. This project began in 2019 to integrate essential skills tools and resources into current career development practices. An online training workshop designed to equip career development practitioners with tools to assess client needs and provide more effective pathways to gainful employment will be delivered to 900 career development practitioners across Canada starting in the spring of 2021.
Maureen Souply is the Project Manager for Guided Pathways and a consultant with AWES. She has worked in adult education for over 15 years in a variety of areas including essential skills, language learning and international educational development.PowerPoint from SessionHere is link to PowerPoint from session, courtesy of the presenter:
Recording of sessionSee on the SKCDA YouTube channel: Maureen Souply on Guided Pathways
Resources Mentioned during Session:
Alberta Workforce Essential Skills Society (AWES)
Originally published 2021-02-09
Presented by Kathy McDonald & Rebecca McCarthy from CCDF Feb 9, 2021Join the SKCDA for a presentation on the CDP Core Competencies and the current progress on the Pan-Canadian Certification.
Thanks to the ongoing engagement by CDPs across Canada, the Supporting Canadians to Navigate Learning and Work (CDP Competence) Project is proud to launch the newly validated pan-Canadian Competency Framework and the Canadian Competency Profile for CDPs (2020). Our focus is now on collaborating with CDPs to navigate the journey towards national certification. Come and engage with your colleagues as we explore building the foundation for a sustainable and progressive Canadian Competency-based Certification Program for CDPs (2021) that will outlast this project.
This presentation was given over zoom on February 9, 2021. There were 2 sessions. The first session was from 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm CST. The second session was from 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm CST. This recording is an amalgam of the two sessions, incorporating the presentation in full from the first as well as the Q&A sessions from both.
PresentersKathy McDonald, CCDF Project Director, is a life-long learner and educator with accomplishments in the research, design, development, implementation and evaluation of innovative population-level, equity-based programs and policies, provincially, regionally, and nationally.
Rebecca McCarthy, CCDF Project Analyst, believes that learning and technology are accessible to users at all levels. Having helped developed CCDF’s VOCO Training Centre, she identifies solutions that lift and grow with career development professionals, without creating hurdles.Timestamps on VideoSee video on SKCDA YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/ZP3hFJN6ZpU
0:00 welcome by Charlene McLean (SKCDA)
1:46 introductory remarks Kathy McDonald & Rebecca McCarthy (CCDF)
41:45 Q&A session - first round
52:07 Q&A session - second round Further ResourcesLearn more about the CDP Competence project at https://ccdf.ca/news-articles/support...
Learn more about the CCDF at https://ccdf.ca/
Originally presented 2021-01-21 with Mark Franklin (One Life Tools)
On January 12, 2021, SKCDA hosted a Conversations Matter event hosted by Mark Franklin of One Life Tools.
Here is the description from the One Life Tools website: Within breakout rooms, participants tell stories, demonstrate empathy and appreciation, and practice communication skills, clarify skills, desires, and generate future possibilities. Begin with this engaging synchronous group event preceded by a 5-minute individual Event Prep on our digital platform, Online Storyteller.
Learn more about this product here: https://onelifetools.com/pages/conversations-matter
Research related to this narrative-based approach to Career Development can be found here: sonelifetools.com/pages/evidence-articles
Cannexus 2020 presentation featuring Mark Franklin, Kris Magnusson et al - https://cannexus.ceric.ca/download/23/cannexus20/1855/mark-franklin-jessica-isenor-kerry-till-michael-stebleton-kris-magnusson-narrative-career-management-reflection-todays-on-campus-tools.pdf
CERIC Canadian Journal of Career Development Paper: Narrative Method of Practice Increases Curiosity and Exploration, Psychological Capital, and Personal Growth Leading to Career Clarity: A Retrospective Outcome Study (2015-09-01) https://cjcd-rcdc.ceric.ca/index.php/cjcd/article/view/165