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Ignite Your Passion 2020

  • 18 Nov 2020
  • 6:30 PM
  • 19 Nov 2020
  • 4:00 PM
  • Virtual - links will be provided in advance of event


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Ignite Your Passion (IYP) 2020

Night One – Wednesday, November 18, 2020:


“Members Only” Creative Zoom Cocktail Party & Annual General Meeting (6:30pm – 8:30pm)


and Welcome – 10 Minutes

Annual General Meeting – 60 Minutes

“Cocktail Mix and Mingle” – 45 Minutes

Thank You Message from Paula Wischoff Yerama – CDAA Executive Director – 5 to 10 Minutes

“Choose Your Own Challenge” is opened for asynchronous participation to members only


Day Two – Thursday, November 19, 2020:


Asynchronous “Choose Your Own Challenge”

(This portion of the event will be open between 8:00am and 12:00pm)

*actual completion of the activity will take between 30 and 90 minutes*

Morning sign-in for all participants

  • Participant involvement with recovery and resilience focused tools plus other health and wellness moments

Afternoon Live Event using Zoom

(This portion of the event will be between 90-120 minutes – 2:00pm to 4:00pm)


Afternoon sign-in for all participants

  • Participant gathering / regroup in the virtual lobby
  • 20-minute workshop on the 5-stage culture model by Lisa Taylor followed by interactive activities in breakout rooms
  • 20-minute workshop on resilience by Lisa Taylor followed by interactive activities in breakout rooms
  • Workshop wrap up / Question and Answer session
  • Closing remarks

About IYP:

Ignite Your Passion looks a little different this year than it has in the past, but we are excited to offer this virtual event, featuring Lisa Taylor, which includes both asynchronous and live events using Zoom. This is a special opportunity to come together during Canada Career Month and a unique way to learn and network, both professionally and personally. 

You will be provided with participation links and instructions in advance of the event. 

About Registration:

Members may register, free of charge, for the “Members Only” Creative Zoom Cocktail Party & Annual General Meeting ONLY by logging into their member account on the CDAA website.

Members may register, at the discounted rate of $50.00, for the "Members Only” Creative Zoom Cocktail Party & Annual General Meeting AND Day 2 Activities by logging into their member account.

Members and Non-Members may register, at the regular rate of $75.00, for Day 2 Activities ONLY on the public page of the CDAA website.


Registration closes November 13, 2020.

About Lisa:

Lisa Taylor is a sought-after expert, speaker, and columnist on today’s changing world of work. As President of Challenge Factory and the Centre for Career Innovation, Lisa offers invaluable leadership and insights about the Future of Work—with a focus on how talent equity, demographics, the freelance economy, and new market dynamics present opportunities to gain strategic workforce and career advantage.


After receiving her MBA in Strategic Management and Public Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University, Lisa held progressive roles at Deloitte and Hewlett-Packard.


Lisa is the author of the Retain and Gain series of career management playbooks for small businesses and non-profits and charities. Her third book, The Talent Revolution: Longevity and the Future of Work, is published by the University of Toronto Press-Rotman Imprint. She is also the co-author of The Canadian Guide to Hiring Veterans, launching in November 2020. Her expertise is widely recognized in The Globe and MailThe Wall Street Journal, CBC, TVO, and other major outlets.


Lisa sits on the Boards of Directors of the Canadian Special Operations Forces Regiment Association and CERIC. She is a member of the Canadian Council for Career Development’s Standards and Guidelines stakeholder committee, and a representative for Team Canada with the International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy.

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