Free Webinar: Skill Requirements for BC’s Career Development Practitioners

Date/Time: Monday, June 10, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PT

Presenters: Dr. Roberta Neault and Deirdre Pickerell of Life Strategies Ltd.

In this webinar, Dr. Roberta Neault and Deirdre Pickerell will be presenting the results from their recent study on the current skill requirements of BC career development practitioners (CDPs). The study, commissioned by the BC Centre for Employment Excellence (CfEE) and involving practitioners, supervisors and government officials from across the province, assesses the current state of the career development profession in BC and identifies opportunities for supporting CDPs in their role of serving the needs of BC job seekers.

While the objective of this research is to inform the CfEE as it undertakes its mission “to enhance knowledge and practice among its key stakeholders with the aim of improving employment outcomes of all job seekers in BC,” it will also provide important insights into the issues the profession is facing for practitioners, supervisors and policy makers alike.

After the presentation, the CfEE will provide an update on the steps it is taking to respond to the professional development needs of BC’s career development practitioners.

The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session with the authors and CfEE representatives.

Are you BC CCDP certified? Participation in this webinar can be claimed for Continuing Education Credits for recertification.

If you missed the webinar, you can view the presentation and join in the conversation on our blog!

About the Presenters:

Dr. Roberta NeaultRoberta-Neault, President of Life Strategies Ltd., is an award-winning career management specialist with over three decades of relevant experience in counselling, coaching, consulting, training, curriculum design, research, and writing. She is the recipient of the BC Career Development Association’s Mentor of the Year Award, the National Employment Counseling Association’s Professional Development Award, the Canadian Career Development Foundation’s prestigious Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Counselling and Career Development in Canada, the Gold Medal, and the Diamond Pin for Leadership in Career Development. Roberta currently serves on the executive of the Career Development Chapter of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and recently completed her term as editor of the Journal of Employment Counseling.

Deirdre-PickerellDeirdre Pickerell has over 18 years experience as an career development specialist, educator, manager, and human resource professional. She has made significant differences within the field of career development – locally, nationally, and internationally – through innovative program design, leading-edge education for career practitioners, inspiring facilitation and career coaching, and selfless leadership and mentoring throughout the sector.

She is currently completing her PhD in Organizational Systems where her research interest is the impact of career management on employee engagement.