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ALBERTA CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2017 ACDC

  • 03 May 2017
  • 8:00 AM
  • 04 May 2017
  • 4:30 PM
  • Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, AB
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Registration

  • A full conference registration includes morning and afternoon refreshment breaks on both days, lunch on both days, all keynote sessions, concurrent sessions and the Exhibitor Fair as well as access to the CDAA AGM and Awards Ceremony.
  • Attendance on either the Wednesday or the Thursday of the conference includes all of the functions that are scheduled for that day as well as morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch.
  • Attendance on either the Wednesday or the Thursday of the conference includes all of the functions that are scheduled for that day as well as morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch.
  • A full conference registration includes morning and afternoon refreshment breaks on both days, lunch on both days, all keynote sessions, concurrent sessions, and the Exhibitor Fair as well as access to the CDAA AGM and Awards Ceremony.
  • Attendance on either the Wednesday or the Thursday of the conference includes all of the functions that are scheduled for that day as well as morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch.
  • Attendance on either the Wednesday or the Thursday of the conference includes all of the functions that are scheduled for that day as well as morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch.
  • A full conference registration includes morning and afternoon refreshment breaks on both days, lunch on both days, all keynote sessions, concurrent sessions and the Exhibitor Fair as well as access to the CDAA AGM and Awards Ceremony.
  • Attendance on either the Wednesday or the Thursday of the conference includes all of the functions that are scheduled for that day as well as morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch.
  • Attendance on either the Wednesday or the Thursday of the conference includes all of the functions that are scheduled for that day as well as morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch.
  • A full conference registration includes morning and afternoon refreshment breaks on both days, all keynote sessions, concurrent sessions, and the Exhibitor Fair as well as access to the CDAA AGM and Awards Ceremony.
  • Attendance on either the Wednesday or the Thursday of the conference includes all of the functions that are scheduled for that day as well as morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch.
  • Attendance on either the Wednesday or the Thursday of the conference includes all of the functions that are scheduled for that day as well as morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch.
  • ALL Presenters and exhibitors must register for the ACDC.

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SESSION DESCRIPTIONS & SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

 


Hosted by the Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA)

 

May 3 & 4, 2017

Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall

Edmonton, AB

Registration

WELCOME

The Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA) is honoured to host the fourth annual Alberta Career Development Conference (ACDC) at the Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta on May 3 & 4, 2017.

This year’s conference offers

  • Two internationally recognized keynote speakers, both highly respected in the career development community, who will weave the past, present, and future of career development together and engage delegates in actively shaping the profession.

  • 42 concurrent sessions focused on current and relevant information about innovative career development practices, workplace health and wellness, career development trends, service and resource advancements, labour market trends and issues, and human resources trends and considerations.

  • 20 exhibitor booths showcasing tools, resources, programs, and services to support you and your clients.

The CDAA is excited to welcome up to 300 delegates, presenters, and exhibitors to ACDC 2017! Whether you are new to career development, new to ACDC, or a seasoned professional, there is something for everyone. Connect with colleagues, thought leaders, employers, service providers, researchers, and educators from Alberta and beyond. Stay current, get connected, and be committed.  


In addition to the conference activities, the CDAA will be hosting its Annual General Meeting and Awards Ceremony (May 4, 2017 from 4:15pm – 5:15pm) and the CDAA 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration (May 3, 2017 from 5:30pm – 9:30pm). The CDAA Annual General Meeting and Awards Ceremony is open to all. Event and ticket purchase details for the CDAA 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration will be available in the coming weeks and will be posted on the CDAA website.


ACDC Program

In order to ensure that presenters are scheduled into rooms that will accommodate interested delegates we request that you select your sessions in advance of the conference. 

You will not be able to complete your registration until you have selected your session preferences. Your session selections will be provided to you with your onsite registration.

 

Day One Schedule – Wednesday, May 3, 2017 

8:00am – 9:00am

Registration and Refreshments

Beverly Hills Ballroom

9:00am – 9:30am

Welcome/Opening Remarks

Beverly Hills Ballroom 

9:30am – 10:15am

Keynote Presentation – Dr. Dave Redekopp / Sareena Hopkins

Beverly Hills Ballroom

 

10:15am – 10:45am

Hospitality Break / Exhibitor Fair

Conference Room

10:45am – 12:00noon

Concurrent Sessions – BLOCK 1

 

  • Making It Work! Helping Your Clients Navigate Maternity Leave Career Transitions ~ Dr. Laura Hambley and April Dyrda
  • Why Mindfulness Matters: Integrating Mindfulness Practice into Career Education ~ Justin Prichard
  • Career Development Counselling / Coaching for Internationally Trained and Educated Immigrants ~ Paul Atanya
  • ColourSpectrums Personality Styles: Celebrating Diverse Human & Career Development ~ Rob Chubb
  • It's Enough to Be On Your Way - Your Path to Purpose ~ Richard Bucher
  • Learning Through Reflection: Career Focused Portfolios (K-12 and Beyond) ~ Damian Matheson
  • Career Planning in a Mobile World ~ Kathy Clarke
* Please see link above for session descriptions and presenter biographies
      

12:00noon – 1:00pm

Lunch / Exhibitor Fair / CDAA Member Spotlight

Beverly Hills Ballroom / Conference Room

1:00pm – 2:15pm

Concurrent Sessions – BLOCK 2

 

  • Purposeful Portfolio Careers ~ Gail Kastning
  • How to Sell Yourself and Your Skills to Anyone in 60 Seconds ~ Troy Price
  • Customized Employment ~ Jan Watson and Elizabeth Pinkney
  • Anti-Social ...Media ~ Patrick Cotter
  • Entrepreneurs Meet Up! ~ Robert Manolson
  • A.C.T. for Success ~ Miroslav Reljic
  • State of Alberta's Labour Market - Update 2017 ~ Darryl Howery
* Please see link above for session descriptions and presenter biographies

2:15pm – 2:45pm

Hospitality Break / Exhibitor Fair

Conference Room

2:45pm – 4:00pm

Concurrent Sessions – BLOCK 3

 

 

  • Effective Job Search Methods Based on Alumni Survey Results ~ Christine Gertz
  • Resilience Strategies for the Work Search ~ Dr. Mary-Ann Owens
  • Opportunity Beyond the Trees ~ Gail (Vandebeek) Flitton and Linda Lindsay
  • Social Media & Career Development ~ Cindy Bojda
  • Career Development Practice: Looking Back, Around, and Forward ~ Dr. Roberta Neault, Sareena Hopkins, and Dr. Dave Redekopp
  • Coffee, Careers and the Hidden Job Market ~ Eric Pye
  • Emotional Intelligence, A Crucial Skill for the Future ~ Harvey Deutschendorf
* Please see link above for session descriptions and presenter biographies

    4:00pm – 5:30pm

    Networking / Cocktail Reception

    Beverly Hills Ballroom

     


     

    Day 2 Schedule – Thursday, May 4, 2017

    8:00am – 9:00am

    Registration and Refreshments

    Beverly Hills Ballroom

    9:00am – 9:30am

    Welcome/Opening Remarks

    Beverly Hills Ballroom 

    9:30am – 10:15am

    Keynote Presentation – Dr. Dave Redekopp / Sareena Hopkins

    Beverly Hills Ballroom

     

    10:15am – 10:45am

    Hospitality Break / Exhibitor Fair

    Conference Room

    10:45am – 12:00noon

    Concurrent Sessions – BLOCK 4

     

     

    • The Possibilities of Career Education for Vulnerable Youth in High Schools ~ Dr. Atsushi Okabe and Dr. Nancy Arthur
    • Freeing Ourselves from The Thief of Peace (Aka Our Inner Critic) ~ Dr. Deena Martin
    • Mentorship and Networking: The Path to Integration ~ Elena Chernaeva and Doug Piquette
    • A Refreshing Look at Personality Dimensions ~ Cassie Taylor and Dr. Roberta Neault
    • The "Art" of Career Development: Reaching New Heights as a Practitioner ~ Herky Cutler
    • Transition to Career (T2C): A Personalized Career Service that Fosters Agency, Resilience and Hope ~ Jia Jia
    • Connecting Job Seekers with Thriving Industries ~ Julie Rubin
    * Please see link above for session descriptions and presenter biographies

    12:00noon – 1:00pm

    Lunch / Exhibitor Fair / CDAA Member Spotlight

    Beverly Hills Ballroom / Conference Room

    1:00pm – 2:15pm

    Concurrent Sessions – BLOCK 5

     

     

    • Optimizing Your Career Search ~ Richard Bucher
    • Don't Worry, Be Happy ~ Kelly Gallant
    • Engaging Students in Self-Awareness and Career Exploration at an Early Age ~ Monica Edwards, Jo-Ellen Lyslo, and Diane Bellerose
    • The Biggest Predictor of Your Success ~ Lee Taal
    • Get Motivated, Get Focused! ~ Christopher Lawrence
    • Work, Career Development & Mental Health ~ Dr. Dave Redekopp
    • Exploring Post-Secondary Career Service Innovations ~ Joy Ulrich
    * Please see link above for session descriptions and presenter biographies

    2:15pm – 2:45pm

    Hospitality Break / Exhibitor Fair

    Conference Room

    2:45pm – 4:00pm

    Concurrent Sessions – BLOCK 6

     


    • Competency Frameworks  The International Best Practice for Workforce Development and Deployment ~ Janet Lane and Jeff Griffiths
    • The Career Development Spectrum ~ Steve Miller
    • Career Development in the Caribbean ~ Arlayna Alcock
    • Case Management: An Emerging Area of Specialization ~ Dr. Roberta Neault and Cassie Taylor
    • What If People Had Their Needs Written All Over Them? ~ Kyle Kalloo
    • Career Recrafting in a Tough Economy ~ Jane Schreiber
    • Strengthening Canada's Public Employment Service Post-devolution ~ Dr. Donna Wood
    * Please see link above for session descriptions and presenter biographies

    4:15pm – 5:15pm

    CDAA Annual General Meeting and Awards Ceremony

    Beverly Hills Ballroom

     

     

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