Saskatchewan Career Development Association Events & Resources
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NOVEMBER IS CAREER MONTH!
The SKCDA encourages all members to take part, by highlighting a meaningful activity or event during the month that benefits your organization, and also celebrates the skills of the Canadian workforce. This can include highlighting the important work that you do as Career Development Practitioners!
This year's theme, as chosen by the Canadian Council for Career Development (3CD) is, "I know I can, because _______ " _________________________ Here are some ways to get involved...
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The 9th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC POLICY will be held in Tromse, Norway from June 17th to 20th, 2019, bringing together career development leaders, researchers and policy influencers to work across international borders to strengthen career development. The Symposium website is: https://www.kompetansenorge.no/iccdpp2019. The Symposium vision, which has guided all symposia from the first one held in Canada in 1999, is to provide a forum to bring together policy, research and practice by inviting country teams representing each of these areas.
The 2019 Symposium 2019 focus is Leading career development services into an uncertain future: Ensuring access, integration and innovation. The four organizing themes of the Symposium will be:
Theme #1: Context and challenges for career development policy.
Theme #2: What and who is career development for?
Theme #3: Integrating career development into wider society.
Theme #4: Leading innovative change for the future.
The Canadian Council for Career Development (3CD) is pleased to accept nominations from those interested in putting their names forward as potential members of Team Canada. Some important information for your consideration: _______________
This is not a typical conference at all. There is considerable work prior to, during and after the Symposium. As a team member, you should be prepared to commit approximately 15 days of your time: 1) Before the Symposium: Writing Canada’s Country Paper covering the Symposium four themes listed above and reading all Synthesis Papers. Synthesis Papers are summaries of the key points in each theme across all country papers received. Each is less than 20 pages in length. All Country Papers will also be available on the website and delegates are encouraged to review these as well, time permitting.
2) During: Actively participating in all aspects of the Symposium, including daily meetings with teammates to develop Canada’s Action Plan
3) After: Mobilizing stakeholders and implementing Canada’s Action Plan. _______________
We are currently exploring possible funding avenues and there may be some limited support to cover some costs associated with participation. However, even if successful, funds will not cover all costs and delegates will need to self-fund or find alternate sources of financial support. _______________ Teams are small (2-6 individuals) and are ideally constituted to be balanced among leaders in the career development field who are in tune with front-line practice realities and priorities, applied researchers with expertise in career and labour market issues, policy influencers drawn from education, labour, mental health and employer representatives. Team members should ideally also have expertise/experience relevant to the Symposium themes/sub-themes. _______________ If you are interested in putting your name forward for consideration, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, organization & title, contact information and a brief paragraph delineating why you believe you are well-positioned to contribute to Team Canada by October 22/2018.
The 3CD will ensure that the key discussions, promising policies and practices and the Symposium 2019 Communiqué are all widely shared, so while very few can actually attend, the planning and follow-up will be as inclusive as possible. _______________ We look forward to receiving nominations by October 22.
Lynne Bezanson Treasurer, 3CD Chair, International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy (www.iccdpp.org)