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    • 03 May 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 04 May 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, AB
    • 120

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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

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    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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      • 03 May 2017
      • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
      • Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, AB


      CDAA 20th Anniversary Gala: Back to the Future

       

      Celebrating 20 Years of Career Development Excellence (1997-2017)


      In honour of this milestone event, the CDAA is hosting a 20th Anniversary Gala in conjunction with the Alberta Career Development Conference (ACDC) at Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, AB on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.


      The evening will begin with cocktails and networking starting at 4:00pm followed by a gourmet plated dinner and gala program starting at 6:00pm. Stories and photos will have you reminiscing about people you may have volunteered or worked with, events you may have attended, and the evolution of career development in Alberta. Re-connect with colleagues and friends, share your favourite stories and memories, and envision your hopes for the future of career development. Everyone is welcome!


      Bare ‘n Von Hair (Canadian musicians Matt Day on piano and Gord Graber on drums) will wrap up the evening with clean, classy, and musical humour customized to CDAA. Expect song parodies, videos, pictures, skits, games and audience participation!


      TICKET DETAILS



      There are only 300 tickets available – do not delay!

       


      Ticket price includes a 4-course gourmet plated dinner and professional entertainment.



      Earlybird tickets are available for $97.00 + GST until March 31, 2017.


      Regular tickets are available for $107.00 + GST from April 1 – April 15, 2017


      Bulk ticket purchases of three (3) or more tickets are available for $97.00 + GST until April 15, 2017.



      Gala attire is business or dressy casual.


      GALA MEAL AND REFRESHMENTS



      A cash bar will be available throughout the evening. Light appetizers will be available during the networking event and a pre-selected gourmet plated dinner will be served.



      Please advise Paula Wischoff Yerama of any dietary restrictions by email at ed@careerdevelopment.ab.ca.



      In honour of Audrey Stechynsky, an active CDAA volunteer from 1997 until her passing in 2011, a portion of any profits from the event will be donated to the Audrey Stechynsky Fund (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-edmonton-community-foundation/audrey-stechynsky-fund/). The Audrey Stechynsky Fund is a permanent "endowment" fund created to:


      ·         Undertake study into and advance HOPE in individuals, family and community


      ·         Advance career development, meaning the lifelong process of managing one's learning and work in order to move towards a preferred future and build a quality of life


        

      Photography

      A photographer / videographer may be taking images throughout the evening. By registering for the gala, you consent to your photo / video being taken and published by the CDAA as part of gala related materials or for promotional purposes.

       

      If you do not consent for images of you to be used by the CDAA as part of gala related materials or for promotional purposes, please indicate your non-consent and we will make every effort possible to avoid including you in photographs or videos.

       

      þ I do not consent to photos / videos of me being used by the CDAA as part of gala related materials or for promotional purposes.

       

      Privacy Policy

      The CDAA respects your privacy and protects your personal information. We will not rent, sell, or trade your information. The information you provide will be used to keep you informed and up to date on the CDAA and gala related activities. For further information, please contact Paula Wischoff Yerama at ed@careerdevelopment.ab.ca.

       

      Questions

      Please direct all questions regarding registration to Alice Funk at admin@careerdevelopment.ab.ca or Paula Wischoff Yerama at ed@careerdevelopment.ab.ca.


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