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Career Development Professional Institute - Feasibility Study

  • 11 May 2022
  • 12:00 PM
  • 12 May 2022
  • 1:00 PM
  • Zoom

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Career Development Professional Institute - Feasibility Study

We are so excited to tell you about a feasibility study that is exploring the establishment of a national Career Development Professional Institute and to invite you to co-create its vision.

As part of the Responsive Career Pathways Initiative, the Future Skills Centre https://fsc-ccf.ca/ and Blueprint https://www.blueprint-ade.ca commissioned several research papers which have generated ideas for strengthening career and employment services. One consistent theme across these papers was a deep need for stronger supports for the sector. To explore this need, FSC has asked the Canadian Career Development Foundation and MixtMode Consulting to conduct a feasibility study to explore the establishment of a national Career Development Professional Institute that could potentially focus on 6 main objectives: 

  • Providing a home for the Competency Framework, National Profile, Code of Ethics, and associated resources and a hub to promote their integration and application 
  • Supporting CDPs to access basic, foundational training, at no to low cost, on the career development process, helping to ensure a common language and an understanding of the full scope of career development practice 
  • Creating and nurturing a community of practice, where CDPs can exchange and grow with respect to their practice, application of learning, and further development needs 
  • Establishing a central hub as a one-stop for CDPs to find out about the full range of existing training available to them, as well as professional supports/associations and national/international developments that matter to our profession
  • Building a strong evidence base for our sector to inform policy and practice
  • Being a unified voice to advocate for our sector and our critical contribution to the socio-economic health of individuals, communities, and our nation.

You are warmly invited to join your career development colleagues on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 OR Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 12noon - 1:00pm to share your reactions, ideas, and input on the vision for this Professional Institute. The sessions will be held virtually via Zoom (links included below) - you can attend either session. Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from this invitation.

**This session will also be part of the Alberta Career Development Conference (ACDC).**

Wednesday, May 11

Meeting ID: 844 0674 5551
Passcode: 223022

Thursday, May 12


Meeting ID: 867 0952 0103

Passcode: 983645

If you have any questions please contact Paula Wischoff Yerama at ed@careerdevelopment.ab.ca.

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