Lunch & Learn Webinars

Join us on Zoom once a month for our new Lunch & Learn webinars! Please register using the links found below!

Helping your Clients Grieve: Basics for Career Professionals

March 16, 2022, 12pm – 1pm

Whether the reasons for seeing you are tied to voluntary or involuntary job change, chances are the client walking through your door is dealing with loss.  What if helping our clients grieve could contribute positively to their career journey?  In this session we’ll identify typical losses you might see in a career context, explore grief theory basics, and provide some simple tools to help our clients grieve as they step into career-related conversations and activities.

Learning outcomes include:

  1. Identification of typical losses that might surface in a career context.
  2. Describe normal, uncomplicated healthy grieving.
  3. Identify strategies to help clients acknowledge losses and foster the possibility for healthy grieving in the context of career conversations.

Webinar Leader

Dr. Catherine Hajnal
Catherine Hajnal, PhD, is an educator with over 25 years of experience creating learning environments that foster a deeper understanding of the human condition.  With a specialization in the losses inherent in life’s many transitions, Catherine facilitates exploration of the process of grieving and its transformative potential. She completed her doctoral work in Human Factors Engineering at the University of Wisconsin exploring the intersection of occupational safety, health and well-being, and the design of work.

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Sustaining career Development: The use of the UN sustainable Development Goals

April 20, 2022 12pm – 1pm

Inspired by the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a university career transition course introduced the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in its curriculum. A natural fit between career education and the UN SDGs was discovered, as students pondered three big questions:

  • What is the world that I want to live in?
  • What do I see are the global problems or opportunities that need our attention?
  • What are my talents and experiences that may help address these problems, and in turn improve the condition of our world?

Similarly, these questions can be – and ought to be – considered when developing programs and honing practices. Incorporating the SDGs our work can inspire clients to consider not only their professional aspirations, but also how these aspirations can be grounded on a broader goal(s) that promotes a sustainable future for our local and global communities. This, in turn, further amplifies the impact of our work by ultimately helping clients realize their personal mission and purpose.

Webinar Leader

Dr. Candy Ho
Dr. Candy Ho, EdD CDP, is an educator and scholar who specializes in teaching university transition courses; the latter explains why she weaves career development theories into all aspects of her life. In addition to educating the next generation of CDPs in Douglas College, she holds a dual appointment as the inaugural Assistant Professor, Integrative Career and Capstone Learning at the University of the Fraser Valley, and as Faculty, Educational Studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Prior to becoming a faculty, Candy has also worked extensively in university student affairs in areas such as first year experience and student transition, campus and residence life, career and volunteer services, co-operative education, and academic advising. Finally, Candy currently serves as Vice Chair of CERIC, a Canadian charitable organization that advances education and research in career counselling and career development, in order to increase the economic and social well-being of Canadians.

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Best Practices for Case Notes

May 18, 2022, 12pm – 1pm

Writing accurate notes and keeping records of all activities related to your client is mandatory in most client centered services. This interactive 1-hour webinar will be an opportunity to share what works well and to talk about Best Practices used in writing case notes.

Please come prepared to share how you keep accurate records in client case notes 

Webinar Leader

Judi Huta
Judi Huta, CCDP, CCW, RTC (Reality Therapy Certified) believes that with self-knowledge and trust, we have faith in our abilities, skills and talents. She believes that with faith we have the courage to change our thoughts, take new actions and create better results for ourselves, our communities and the workplace. Judi is a passionate career development practitioner, educator, facilitator, leader, and mentor who has helped hundreds of people reach personal and professional goals through focusing on strengths and possibilities. Her extensive experience includes working with children, youth and families, immigrants, job seekers, Aboriginal people, people with diverse-abilities, employers, business associations and post-secondary students.

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Coaching Skills for Clients

June 15, 2022, 12pm – 1pm

Join this round table discussion to share best practices around working with clients who are stuck. Learn new tips and strategies. Leave with greater skill and confidence in assisting clients.

Webinar Leader

Karen Begemann
Karen Begemann, M.Ed. is a Career Consultant in private practice, Work Matters Consulting and a contract instructor with Douglas College and the BC Career Development Association. Karen has an M.Ed in Counselling, training in career development and over 14 years experience in a variety of roles within the non-profit sector including vocational counsellor, program manager, senior manager and facilitator. She has had the pleasure of working with both aboriginal and non-aboriginal students and brings a cultural sensitivity and awareness to her teaching. With a passion for collaborative and experiential learning; students report that her courses are fun, interactive and engaging.

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