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ALBERTA CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2015 - ACDC

  • 30 Apr 2015
  • 9:00 AM
  • 01 May 2015
  • 4:30 PM
  • Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre
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SESSION DESCRIPTIONS & SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES



Hosted by the Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA)

 

April 30 & May 1, 2015

Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta

Registration

WELCOME


The Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA) is pleased to host the second annual Alberta Career Development Conference (ACDC) at the Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta on April 30 & May 1, 2015.


This year’s conference offers:

  • one international and one local keynote presenter, both recognized and respected career development and labour market experts, who will be talking about the current realities of teh world of work and considerations for practitioners and their clients
  • increased capacity of up to 250 delegates, presenters, and exhibitors
  • 30 concurrent sessions and a delegate wide consultation session focused on current and relevant information about emerging occupations, career development trends, service and resource innovation, labour market realities, and human resources trends and considerations
  • 15 exhibitor booths with opportunities to connect over one and a half days during extended and unscheduled coffee breaks and lunch breaks
  • new and improved conference hours (9:00am – 4:30pm on both days of the conference)
  • an onsite notice board for job postings / looking for work requests, mentorship opportunities / networking requests, volunteer opportunities, etc
  • networking reception with volunteer recognition and awards ceremony

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.

 

Day 1 Schedule – Thursday, April 30, 2015

 

8:00am – 9:00am

Registration and Light Refreshments

 

Grand Ballroom / Solarium

9:00am – 9:30am

Opening Remarks

Grand Ballroom / Solarium

 

9:30am – 10:30am

Keynote Presentation – Rich Feller

Grand Ballroom / Solarium

 

10:30am – 11:00am

Exhibitor Fair / Refreshment Break

Grand Ballroom / Solarium

11:00am – 12:00noon

Concurrent Sessions – BLOCK 1

 

 

  •  Darryl Howery ~ Alberta Labour Market Demand        
  •  Debbie Vance / Lana Rissling / Ann Marie Lyseng ~ Alberta Dual Credit in Action    
  • Kelly Gallant ~ A Culture of Sharing
  •  Derrick Mitchinson ~ Career Portfolios, Relevant and Useful in the 21st Century?   
  •  Gail Kastning ~ Building Intercultural Competence for Career Practitioners
  •  Miranda Vande Kuyt / Paula Wischoff Yerama ~ CDP Certification In Canada

 

12:00noon – 1:30pm

Lunch / Exhibitor Fair

Grand Ballroom / Solarium

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Concurrent Sessions – BLOCK 2

 

 

 

  •  Nayelli Perez ~ Networking Styles: Coaching Your Clients to Network Using Their Strengths
  •  Ryan Clements ~ What They Don't Teach You About Career Fulfillment in School
  •  Nell Smith / Marilyn Berezowsky ~ The Six Ways to Love Your Life (Note: Time Change)
  •  Matt Bromley / Nuong Phan / Cathy Tidey / Greg Lenuik ~ Exploring Resources on ALIS, including Information Details for Post-Secondary Planning
  •  Eric Pye ~ LinkedIn 101 for Job Seekers and Career Professionals
  •  Margo Purcell ~ LifePath ™ - A Pilot Project with Urban Aboriginal Youth

2:30pm – 3:00pm

 

Exhibitor Fair / Refreshment Break

Grand Ballroom / Solarium

3:00pm – 4:30pm

Concurrent Sessions – BLOCK 3

 

 

 

  •  Herky Cutler ~ Courageous Career Development: Practicing From Your "True Self!"
  •  Dale Gullekson ~ The Career Builder Blueprint
  •  Reinekke Lengelle / Dr. Frans Meijers ~ Creative and Expressive Writing for Career Success
  •  Alexis Lockwood ~ Learner-Focused Career Programming: Unleash Your Inner Instructional Designer
  •  Janis Lawrence-Harper / Andrew Krul / Michelle Perron / Duane Pike ~ Facilitating Government, Education, and Industry Partnership to Promote Youth Career Development 
  • Geoff Peruniak ~ Structures of Belief (NOTE: Time Change)

5:00pm – 6:00pm

CDAA Annual General Meeting

Grand Ballroom / Solarium

 

6:00pm – 8:00pm

CDAA Networking / Awards Reception

 

St. Michael


 

Day 2 Schedule – Friday, May 1, 2015

 

8:00am – 9:00am

Registration and Light Refreshments

 

Grand Ballroom / Solarium

9:00am – 9:30am

Opening Remarks

 

Grand Ballroom / Solarium

9:30am – 10:30am

Keynote Presentation – Todd Hirsch

 

Grand Ballroom / Solarium

10:30am – 11:00am

Exhibitor Fair / Refreshment Break

Grand Ballroom / Solarium

11:00am – 12:00noon

Concurrent Sessions – BLOCK 4

 

 

  •  Karen Lamothe / Caleb Nienkirchen ~ Global Competencies: Why Get Them and How to Sell Them
  •  Reuben Ford ~ Preparing for Life After High School: What Works?
  •  Susanna Gurr / Greg Lockwood ~ BC Centre for Employment Excellence: Promoting Research into Practice          
  •  Dave Redekopp ~ First Nations Career Development Practitioner Training
  •  Deena Martin ~ Perfectly Imperfect: Mindful Strategies for Supporting Self Compassion
  •  Thomas Labelle ~ Resiliency Career Coaching

 

12:00noon – 1:30pm

Lunch / Exhibitor Fair

Grand Ballroom / Solarium

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Concurrent Sessions – BLOCK 5

 

 

 

  •  Rich Feller ~ Tips, Tools and Techniques in Career Development
  •  Tennille Cooper / Don Middleton ~ Calgary Board of Education Exploratory Programs: Working With Partners for Student Success
  •  Avra Davidoff ~ Making it Work: Managing Successful Maternity Leave Career Transitions
  •  Kyle Mack ~ Working Effectively with Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Clients
  • April Dyrda / Mr. Michael Huston ~ Ready or Not? University Students' Career Decision-Making Preparedness
  •  Heather Wieshlow ~ Developing and Delivering Effective Career Messages

2:30pm – 3:00pm

 

Networking / Refreshment Break

Grand Ballroom / Solarium

3:00pm – 4:30pm

Delegate Wide Consultation Session and Closing Remarks

Grand Ballroom / Solarium

 


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