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ALBERTA CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2016 ACDC

  • 26 Apr 2016
  • 9:00 AM
  • 27 Apr 2016
  • 4:30 PM
  • Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, Calgary, AB
  • 1

Registration

  • A full conference registration includes morning and afternoon refreshment breaks on both days, lunch on both days, all keynote sessions, concurrent sessions and the Exhibitor Fair as well as access to the CDAA AGM and Awards Ceremony.
  • Attendance on either the Tuesday or the Wednesday of the conference includes all of the functions that are scheduled for that day as well as morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch.
  • Attendance on either the Tuesday or the Wednesday of the conference includes all of the functions that are scheduled for that day as well as morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch.
  • A full conference registration includes morning and afternoon refreshment breaks on both days, lunch on both days, all keynote sessions, concurrent sessions, and the Exhibitor Fair as well as access to the CDAA AGM and Awards Ceremony.
  • Attendance on either the Tuesday or the Wednesday of the conference includes all of the functions that are scheduled for that day as well as morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch.
  • Attendance on either the Tuesday or the Wednesday of the conference includes all of the functions that are scheduled for that day as well as morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch.
  • A full conference registration includes morning and afternoon refreshment breaks on both days, lunch on both days, all keynote sessions, concurrent sessions and the Exhibitor Fair as well as access to the CDAA AGM and Awards Ceremony.
  • Attendance on either the Tuesday or the Wednesday of the conference includes all of the functions that are scheduled for that day as well as morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch.
  • Attendance on either the Tuesday or the Wednesday of the conference includes all of the functions that are scheduled for that day as well as morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch.
  • A full conference registration includes morning and afternoon refreshment breaks on both days, all keynote sessions, concurrent sessions, and the Exhibitor Fair as well as access to the CDAA AGM and Awards Ceremony.
  • Attendance on either the Tuesday or the Wednesday of the conference includes all of the functions that are scheduled for that day as well as morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch.
  • Attendance on either the Tuesday or the Wednesday of the conference includes all of the functions that are scheduled for that day as well as morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch.
  • ALL Presenters and exhibitors must register for the ACDC.

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REGISTRATION BEGINS ON FEBRUARY 1st

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS & SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

 

Hosted by the Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA)

 

April 26 & 27, 2016

Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre

Calgary, AB

Registration

WELCOME

The Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA) is pleased to host the third annual Alberta Career Development Conference (ACDC) at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, Calgary, Alberta on April 26 & 27, 2016.

This year’s conference offers:

  • One national and one local keynote presenter, both recognized and respected experts in their fields, who will be sharing strategies for committing to excellence both personally and professionally
  • Increased capacity of up to 300 delegates, presenters, and exhibitors
  • 42 concurrent sessions focused on current and relevant information about innovative career development practices, workplace health and wellness, career development trends, service and resource advancements, labour market trends and issues, and human resources trends and considerations
  • 20 exhibitor booths with opportunities to connect over both days of the conference during registration, coffee breaks, and lunch breaks
  • Day one and two recap sessions with door prize draws
  • Conference hours from 8:00am – 4:45pm on both days of the conference
  • CDAA AGM 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 preferred 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 – Tuesday, April 26, 2016

8:00am – 9:00am

Registration and Refreshments

Plaza 2-4

9:00am – 9:30am

Welcome/Opening Remarks

Plaza 2-4

 

9:30am – 10:30am

Keynote Presentation – Michelle Cederberg

Plaza 2-4

 

10:30am – 11:00am

Exhibitor Fair / Refreshment Break

Plaza 1

11:00am – 12:00noon

Concurrent Sessions – BLOCK 1

 

 

  • Rationalizing the Irrational in Career Decision-Making ~ Dr Dave Redekopp
  • 10 Ways to Connect with Your Clients ~ Rob Bartel, Kathy Clarke
  • Courageous Leadership ~ Jenn Lofgren
  • Psychologically Healthy Workplaces: A Look at the National Standard and What You Can Do ~ Meghan Reid, Dr Colleen Lucas
  • Preparing Students for Career Success ~ Thomas O'Neill
  • Engaging Post-secondary Students in Career Services: Using Social Media to "Four C Your Future" ~ Dr Mark Slomp, Allison Roest, Janelle Marietta
  • Career Coaching at the High School Level ~ Jo-Ellen Lyslo, Monica Edwards, Inka Hart 

12:00noon – 1:00pm

Lunch / Exhibitor Fair

Plaza 1 / Plaza 2-4
 1:00pm - 1:15pm

 Travel Break
 

1:15pm – 2:15pm

Concurrent Sessions – BLOCK 2

 

 

  • Coach Approach ~ Thomas Labelle
  • Manage Your Manager's Performance Management ~ Eric Pye
  • Career Counseling Past Fear ~ Nayelli Perez
  • Go Beyond Passion: A Non-Traditional Approach to Career Identification ~ Christopher Lawrence
  • Work Wild: Careers in Alberta's Forest Sector ~ Ann Normand
  • The Engaged Classroom: Teaching and Facilitating Work Search Skills ~ April Lynch (McNeil)
  • Solving the Career Conundrum: Helping clients who are stuck in their job search ~ Heather Wieshlow

2:15pm – 2:45pm

Exhibitor Fair / Refreshment Break

Plaza 1

2:45pm – 4:15pm

Concurrent Sessions – BLOCK 3

 

 

  • Work Search & Social Media: "The Missing Link" ~ Samantha Schellenberg
  • Igniting a SPARC ~ Judy Stolk-Ingram, Gail Flitton, Erin MacDonald
  • Service Canada Program and Services ~ Sharlene Brown, Lisa Despas
  • Dying to Live: Health and Wellness Practices for the Workplace Professional ~ Dr Ken Keis
  • Motivation: What's the Inside Story - Re-shaping, Re-positioning & Re-building the Human Treasury ~ Patricia Dick, Connie Cook
  • Expand Your Toolkit with Retirement Dimensions TM ~ Nell Smith, Marilyn Berezowsky
  • The Power Within, Developing Resiliency ~ Rosemarie Nardella

4:15pm – 4:45pm

Day 1 Recap / Door Prize Draw

Plaza 2-4

 

5:00pm – 7:00pm

CDAA AGM and Awards Reception

Plaza 2-4


 

Day 2 Schedule – Wednesday April 27, 2016

8:00am – 9:00am

Registration and Refreshments

Plaza 2-4

9:00am – 9:30am

Welcome/Opening Remarks

Plaza 2-4

 

9:30am – 10:30am

Keynote Presentation –
Dr. Kris Magnusson

Plaza 2-4

 

10:30am – 11:00am

Exhibitor Fair / Refreshment Break

Plaza 1

11:00am – 12:00noon

Concurrent Sessions – BLOCK 4

 

 

  • Engaging Students in Career Education ~ Denis Luchyshyn, Clinton Nellist
  • Finding the Passion ~ Bob Wilkie
  • Resumes Computers Love & Employers Read ~ Samantha Schellenberg
  • Social Justice: Alive and Well Integrated into Practice ~ Dr Nancy Arthur
  • Supporting Internationally Educated Engineers' Interview Performance ~ Jelena Radan
  • Applying Design Thinking to Career Education ~ Justin Pritchard
  • Facilitate Engaging Workshops ~ Linda Wilson

12:00noon – 1:00pm

Lunch / Exhibitor Fair

Plaza 1 / Plaza 2-4
 1:00pm - 1:15pm
 Travel Break
 

1:15pm – 2:15pm

Concurrent Sessions – BLOCK 5

 

 

  • Maximizing the Potential of Vulnerability Through Mindfulness ~ Dr Deena Martin
  • The Implicit Career Search, Working On Purpose ~ Steve Miller
  • Encore! Encore! One more time - supporting 50+ workers in their job search ~ Lynn Berry
  • Mental Health First Aid ~ Micheal Pietrus
  • CERIC 2015 Survey of Career Service Professionals: What Did We Learn? ~ Norman Valdez
  • ColourSpectrums Personality Sytles: Celebrating Diverse Human & Career Development ~ Rob Chubb
  • Supporting Aboriginal Youth as They Transition to Post Secondary ~ Laurie Sorensen

2:15pm – 2:45pm

Exhibitor Fair / Refreshment Break

Plaza 1

2:45pm – 4:15pm

Concurrent Sessions – BLOCK 6

 


  • Purposeful Multi-tracking Careers ~ Gail Kastning
  • Career Development in Canada: A Status Report ~ Paula Wischoff-Yerama
  • Leaders as Coaches: Engaging employees to be the best they can be ~ Carol Wert
  • If You're Not Engaged, How Will You Ever Get Married? ~ Herky Cutler
  • Changes in Performance Management ~ Tracy Harrington
  • The State of Alberta's Labour Market – Update ~ Darryl Howery
  • Living and Leading From the Inside Out ~ Kelly Gallant

4:15pm – 4:45pm

Day 2 Recap / Door Prize Draw

Plaza 2-4

 

 

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