Date/Time: Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 12pm – 1pm PST
Hosted by: BC Centre for Employment Excellence in partnership with BC Career Development Association
This presentation explores the intersection of hope and labour market realities. It looks at what is happening in the labour market to contribute to the loss of career hope among our clients and students and how to address this seemingly “Wicked Problem”. Using Alternative Futures theory, Donnalee looks at labour market trends through four different lenses and interprets how these scenarios might serve as levers for clients, practitioners and policy makers to bring hope back into the picture.
- Awareness of Canadian labour market dynamics on unemployment and under-employment
- Identifying practices to support workforce development
- Consider practitioner role in addressing labour market dysfunction
Donnalee is a Senior Consultant with the Canadian Career Development Foundation and has led a wide range of national, provincial and territorial career and labour force development initiatives. Her career highlights include: representing Canada at the EU’s Youth Summit, editing an award winning career magazine for youth, facilitating the development and implementation of a career development service strategy for the Government of Nunavut and being invited by the Premier of Manitoba to keynote at the Premier’s Economic Council’s Skills Summit.
Donnalee has worked with sector councils and employers to build career awareness, recruitment, retention and skill development strategies in the petroleum, technology, non-profit, government and mining sectors. She is a respected researcher and has authored many leading edge reports featured in the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, the Financial Post and a CBC documentary on Generation Y. She is passionate about the career development field and works to bring its potential to the labour market and workforce development goals of governments, employers and communities.
Donnalee lives in Ottawa with her husband, son and yellow Labrador, Reggie, who is a self-taught operator of the DVD player.