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    • 23 Oct 2017
    • 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Eagle Ridge Community Centre (YMCA), 2-301 Sparrow Hawk Dr

    Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA)

    Ignite Your Passion 2017

    The CDAA pleased to host Ignite Your Passion 2017, an annual event featuring a full day of quality and affordable professional development in five locations across Alberta!

    This year’s event is facilitated by Herky Cutler, a well-known and respected Career Development Professional and member of the Career Development Association of Alberta.

    Events in Fort McMurray, Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary, and Lethbridge will include two dynamic and engaging sessions:

    Session One (9:00am – 12:00pm): Catching the Current Wave: What Job Searchers Need to Know in Today’s World

    Just like everything else in this fast-paced world, keeping up with current, and effective, job search techniques is no easy task for career development practitioners.

    What are the current trends in writing resumes and cover letters? How are employers recruiting these days? How can I get my client to stand out? How should I prepare my client for today’s interviews? Do I REALLY need to get my client to use social media?

    Things ARE changing and sometimes career practitioners don’t have the time to stay on top of these changes. We’re going to pack a LOT of things into this 1/2 day interactive session, and you will walk away armed with new tools and information you can use with your clients the very next day.

    Some of the tools participants will learn about:

    • The Re-Incarnation of the Resume
    • The One-Sentence Elevator Pitch
    •  Leveraging Your Client’s LinkedIn Profile
    • Employer Recruiting Techniques
    • An Interview Difference-Maker!
    • Left Brain Activities to Achieve Better Results
    • Maximizing Time With Your Clients

    Session Two (1:00pm – 4:00pm): The Art of Career Development: R.E.A.C.H. for the Star in You

    Anyone who is a career development practitioner in this day and age has access to a myriad of resources, information, formal education, informal education, theory, and practical tools. These things make up what I call the “science” of career development, and they are actually relatively useless, unto themselves. Why else do we continue to attend conference after conference, and course after course, gathering more of it all?

    I believe practitioners need to expand their focus to include the “art” of career development. The art of career development practice goes beyond the science and looks at the foundation from which we practice. What are the core principles that drive us in terms of “how” and “why” we do what we do with our clients? What distinguishes one practitioner from another when using the same resources, information and tools, besides personality?

    I believe practitioners need to R.E.A.C.H. to find their own Star. In this interactive session, I will present the 5 components of R.E.A.C.H., and provide tips on how to manifest them in your lives.

    Participant Outcomes:

    • Developing greater self awareness as a person and as a practitioner
    • Gaining new insights into how personal lives affect professional practice
    • Honing  the art of career development practice
    • Learning more about how to “walk the talk”
    • Developing new ways to engage clients at the deepest level

    About Herky Cutler:

    Herky Cutler wants to change the world. He wants people and organizations to break through barriers that exist in their lives in order to move forward and improve their individual and collective performance. He wakes up every day thinking about ways he can do that through his work as an organizational consultant, professional speaker, corporate trainer, and author.

    Herky has a Master’s degree specializing in organizational development, is a professional speaker, a certified career development professional, and a certified teacher. He has a wealth of career development experience including;

    • 10 years of training practitioners through Life Role Development Group
    • 5 years of online instructing practitioners through Life Strategies Ltd.
    • 9 years developing and coordinating a Youth Connections project that became a  model for many other YC projects in the province
    • Developing innovative curriculum and programs such as Using Music as a Career Development Tool, the B.E.S.T Program (Building Employment Skills Today), and “Courageous Career Development”
    • Authoring a chapter in the book “101 Great Ways to Compete in Today’s Job Market”
    • Numerous presentations at Cannexus, ACDC, BCCDA, Building Tomorrow Today, NCDA, NATCON, and other CD conferences
    • Keynotes at State of Arkansas and State of South Carolina Career Development Conferences
    • 10 year membership with the NCDA
    • 20 year membership with the CDAA

    Herky is an innovative thinker who uses music, humour, story telling and a variety of other tools to help participants tap into issues they are having within themselves or within their organizations.

    Herky will push your buttons and challenge you to take risks. He's not happy with the status quo and believes we should be continuously evolving as professionals and as human beings. If you want to stay where you’re at, don’t come to one of his events.

    Event Dates and Locations:

    Fort McMurray, AB – October 23, 2017 – Eagle Ridge Community Centre (YMCA of Northern Alberta) – 2-301 Sparrow Hawk Dr, Fort McMurray, AB T9K 0P1

    Edmonton, AB – October 25, 2017 – Edmonton Central – City Centre Alberta Supports (Second Floor – Ted McCrae Room) – 10242 105 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3L5

    Red Deer, AB – October 26, 2017 – Venue to be determined

    Calgary, AB – October 27, 2017 – Fort Calgary – 750 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5E1

    Lethbridge, AB – October 30, 2017 – Venue to be determined

    Event Agenda:

    Registration and networking (8:15am – 9:00am)

    Session One (9:00am – 12:00pm; comfort break provided)

    Lunch and networking (12:00pm – 1:00pm)

    Session Two (1:00pm – 4:00pm; comfort break provided)

    Event Wrap Up (4:00pm – 4:30pm)

    Event Pricing:

    Member Earlybird (until September 15, 2017): $125.00 + GST

    Non-member Earlybird (until September 15, 2017): $200.00 + GST

    Member Regular (until October 16, 2017): $175.00 + GST

    Non-member Regular (until October 16, 2017): $250.00 + GST


    • 25 Oct 2017
    • 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Edmonton Central - City Centre Alberta Supports (Second Floor - Ted McCrae Room) – 10242 105 Street

    Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA)

    Ignite Your Passion 2017

    The CDAA pleased to host Ignite Your Passion 2017, an annual event featuring a full day of quality and affordable professional development in five locations across Alberta!

    This year’s event is facilitated by Herky Cutler, a well-known and respected Career Development Professional and member of the Career Development Association of Alberta.

    Events in Fort McMurray, Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary, and Lethbridge will include two dynamic and engaging sessions:

    Session One (9:00am – 12:00pm): Catching the Current Wave: What Job Searchers Need to Know in Today’s World

    Just like everything else in this fast-paced world, keeping up with current, and effective, job search techniques is no easy task for career development practitioners.

    What are the current trends in writing resumes and cover letters? How are employers recruiting these days? How can I get my client to stand out? How should I prepare my client for today’s interviews? Do I REALLY need to get my client to use social media?

    Things ARE changing and sometimes career practitioners don’t have the time to stay on top of these changes. We’re going to pack a LOT of things into this 1/2 day interactive session, and you will walk away armed with new tools and information you can use with your clients the very next day.

    Some of the tools participants will learn about:

    • The Re-Incarnation of the Resume
    • The One-Sentence Elevator Pitch
    •  Leveraging Your Client’s LinkedIn Profile
    • Employer Recruiting Techniques
    • An Interview Difference-Maker!
    • Left Brain Activities to Achieve Better Results
    • Maximizing Time With Your Clients

    Session Two (1:00pm – 4:00pm): The Art of Career Development: R.E.A.C.H. for the Star in You

    Anyone who is a career development practitioner in this day and age has access to a myriad of resources, information, formal education, informal education, theory, and practical tools. These things make up what I call the “science” of career development, and they are actually relatively useless, unto themselves. Why else do we continue to attend conference after conference, and course after course, gathering more of it all?

    I believe practitioners need to expand their focus to include the “art” of career development. The art of career development practice goes beyond the science and looks at the foundation from which we practice. What are the core principles that drive us in terms of “how” and “why” we do what we do with our clients? What distinguishes one practitioner from another when using the same resources, information and tools, besides personality?

    I believe practitioners need to R.E.A.C.H. to find their own Star. In this interactive session, I will present the 5 components of R.E.A.C.H., and provide tips on how to manifest them in your lives.

    Participant Outcomes:

    • Developing greater self awareness as a person and as a practitioner
    • Gaining new insights into how personal lives affect professional practice
    • Honing  the art of career development practice
    • Learning more about how to “walk the talk”
    • Developing new ways to engage clients at the deepest level

    About Herky Cutler:

    Herky Cutler wants to change the world. He wants people and organizations to break through barriers that exist in their lives in order to move forward and improve their individual and collective performance. He wakes up every day thinking about ways he can do that through his work as an organizational consultant, professional speaker, corporate trainer, and author.

    Herky has a Master’s degree specializing in organizational development, is a professional speaker, a certified career development professional, and a certified teacher. He has a wealth of career development experience including;

    • 10 years of training practitioners through Life Role Development Group
    • 5 years of online instructing practitioners through Life Strategies Ltd.
    • 9 years developing and coordinating a Youth Connections project that became a  model for many other YC projects in the province
    • Developing innovative curriculum and programs such as Using Music as a Career Development Tool, the B.E.S.T Program (Building Employment Skills Today), and “Courageous Career Development”
    • Authoring a chapter in the book “101 Great Ways to Compete in Today’s Job Market”
    • Numerous presentations at Cannexus, ACDC, BCCDA, Building Tomorrow Today, NCDA, NATCON, and other CD conferences
    • Keynotes at State of Arkansas and State of South Carolina Career Development Conferences
    • 10 year membership with the NCDA
    • 20 year membership with the CDAA

    Herky is an innovative thinker who uses music, humour, story telling and a variety of other tools to help participants tap into issues they are having within themselves or within their organizations.

    Herky will push your buttons and challenge you to take risks. He's not happy with the status quo and believes we should be continuously evolving as professionals and as human beings. If you want to stay where you’re at, don’t come to one of his events.

    Event Dates and Locations:

    Fort McMurray, AB – October 23, 2017 – Eagle Ridge Community Centre (YMCA of Northern Alberta) – 2-301 Sparrow Hawk Dr, Fort McMurray, AB T9K 0P1

    Edmonton, AB – October 25, 2017 – Edmonton Central – City Centre Alberta Supports (Second Floor – Ted McCrae Room) – 10242 105 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3L5

    Red Deer, AB – October 26, 2017 – Venue to be determined

    Calgary, AB – October 27, 2017 – Fort Calgary – 750 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5E1

    Lethbridge, AB – October 30, 2017 – Venue to be determined

    Event Agenda:

    Registration and networking (8:15am – 9:00am)

    Session One (9:00am – 12:00pm; comfort break provided)

    Lunch and networking (12:00pm – 1:00pm)

    Session Two (1:00pm – 4:00pm; comfort break provided)

    Event Wrap Up (4:00pm – 4:30pm)

    Event Pricing:

    Member Earlybird (until September 15, 2017): $125.00 + GST

    Non-member Earlybird (until September 15, 2017): $200.00 + GST

    Member Regular (until October 16, 2017): $175.00 + GST

    Non-member Regular (until October 16, 2017): $250.00 + GST


    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Venue to be determined

    Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA)

    Ignite Your Passion 2017

    The CDAA pleased to host Ignite Your Passion 2017, an annual event featuring a full day of quality and affordable professional development in five locations across Alberta!

    This year’s event is facilitated by Herky Cutler, a well-known and respected Career Development Professional and member of the Career Development Association of Alberta.

    Events in Fort McMurray, Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary, and Lethbridge will include two dynamic and engaging sessions:

    Session One (9:00am – 12:00pm): Catching the Current Wave: What Job Searchers Need to Know in Today’s World

    Just like everything else in this fast-paced world, keeping up with current, and effective, job search techniques is no easy task for career development practitioners.

    What are the current trends in writing resumes and cover letters? How are employers recruiting these days? How can I get my client to stand out? How should I prepare my client for today’s interviews? Do I REALLY need to get my client to use social media?

    Things ARE changing and sometimes career practitioners don’t have the time to stay on top of these changes. We’re going to pack a LOT of things into this 1/2 day interactive session, and you will walk away armed with new tools and information you can use with your clients the very next day.

    Some of the tools participants will learn about:

    • The Re-Incarnation of the Resume
    • The One-Sentence Elevator Pitch
    •  Leveraging Your Client’s LinkedIn Profile
    • Employer Recruiting Techniques
    • An Interview Difference-Maker!
    • Left Brain Activities to Achieve Better Results
    • Maximizing Time With Your Clients

    Session Two (1:00pm – 4:00pm): The Art of Career Development: R.E.A.C.H. for the Star in You

    Anyone who is a career development practitioner in this day and age has access to a myriad of resources, information, formal education, informal education, theory, and practical tools. These things make up what I call the “science” of career development, and they are actually relatively useless, unto themselves. Why else do we continue to attend conference after conference, and course after course, gathering more of it all?

    I believe practitioners need to expand their focus to include the “art” of career development. The art of career development practice goes beyond the science and looks at the foundation from which we practice. What are the core principles that drive us in terms of “how” and “why” we do what we do with our clients? What distinguishes one practitioner from another when using the same resources, information and tools, besides personality?

    I believe practitioners need to R.E.A.C.H. to find their own Star. In this interactive session, I will present the 5 components of R.E.A.C.H., and provide tips on how to manifest them in your lives.

    Participant Outcomes:

    • Developing greater self awareness as a person and as a practitioner
    • Gaining new insights into how personal lives affect professional practice
    • Honing  the art of career development practice
    • Learning more about how to “walk the talk”
    • Developing new ways to engage clients at the deepest level

    About Herky Cutler:

    Herky Cutler wants to change the world. He wants people and organizations to break through barriers that exist in their lives in order to move forward and improve their individual and collective performance. He wakes up every day thinking about ways he can do that through his work as an organizational consultant, professional speaker, corporate trainer, and author.

    Herky has a Master’s degree specializing in organizational development, is a professional speaker, a certified career development professional, and a certified teacher. He has a wealth of career development experience including;

    • 10 years of training practitioners through Life Role Development Group
    • 5 years of online instructing practitioners through Life Strategies Ltd.
    • 9 years developing and coordinating a Youth Connections project that became a  model for many other YC projects in the province
    • Developing innovative curriculum and programs such as Using Music as a Career Development Tool, the B.E.S.T Program (Building Employment Skills Today), and “Courageous Career Development”
    • Authoring a chapter in the book “101 Great Ways to Compete in Today’s Job Market”
    • Numerous presentations at Cannexus, ACDC, BCCDA, Building Tomorrow Today, NCDA, NATCON, and other CD conferences
    • Keynotes at State of Arkansas and State of South Carolina Career Development Conferences
    • 10 year membership with the NCDA
    • 20 year membership with the CDAA

    Herky is an innovative thinker who uses music, humour, story telling and a variety of other tools to help participants tap into issues they are having within themselves or within their organizations.

    Herky will push your buttons and challenge you to take risks. He's not happy with the status quo and believes we should be continuously evolving as professionals and as human beings. If you want to stay where you’re at, don’t come to one of his events.

    Event Dates and Locations:

    Fort McMurray, AB – October 23, 2017 – Eagle Ridge Community Centre (YMCA of Northern Alberta) – 2-301 Sparrow Hawk Dr, Fort McMurray, AB T9K 0P1

    Edmonton, AB – October 25, 2017 – Edmonton Central – City Centre Alberta Supports (Second Floor – Ted McCrae Room) – 10242 105 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3L5

    Red Deer, AB – October 26, 2017 – Venue to be determined

    Calgary, AB – October 27, 2017 – Fort Calgary – 750 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5E1

    Lethbridge, AB – October 30, 2017 – Venue to be determined

    Event Agenda:

    Registration and networking (8:15am – 9:00am)

    Session One (9:00am – 12:00pm; comfort break provided)

    Lunch and networking (12:00pm – 1:00pm)

    Session Two (1:00pm – 4:00pm; comfort break provided)

    Event Wrap Up (4:00pm – 4:30pm)

    Event Pricing:

    Member Earlybird (until September 15, 2017): $125.00 + GST

    Non-member Earlybird (until September 15, 2017): $200.00 + GST

    Member Regular (until October 16, 2017): $175.00 + GST

    Non-member Regular (until October 16, 2017): $250.00 + GST


    • 27 Oct 2017
    • 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Fort Calgary – 750 9th Avenue SE

    Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA)

    Ignite Your Passion 2017

    The CDAA pleased to host Ignite Your Passion 2017, an annual event featuring a full day of quality and affordable professional development in five locations across Alberta!

    This year’s event is facilitated by Herky Cutler, a well-known and respected Career Development Professional and member of the Career Development Association of Alberta.

    Events in Fort McMurray, Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary, and Lethbridge will include two dynamic and engaging sessions:

    Session One (9:00am – 12:00pm): Catching the Current Wave: What Job Searchers Need to Know in Today’s World

    Just like everything else in this fast-paced world, keeping up with current, and effective, job search techniques is no easy task for career development practitioners.

    What are the current trends in writing resumes and cover letters? How are employers recruiting these days? How can I get my client to stand out? How should I prepare my client for today’s interviews? Do I REALLY need to get my client to use social media?

    Things ARE changing and sometimes career practitioners don’t have the time to stay on top of these changes. We’re going to pack a LOT of things into this 1/2 day interactive session, and you will walk away armed with new tools and information you can use with your clients the very next day.

    Some of the tools participants will learn about:

    • The Re-Incarnation of the Resume
    • The One-Sentence Elevator Pitch
    •  Leveraging Your Client’s LinkedIn Profile
    • Employer Recruiting Techniques
    • An Interview Difference-Maker!
    • Left Brain Activities to Achieve Better Results
    • Maximizing Time With Your Clients

    Session Two (1:00pm – 4:00pm): The Art of Career Development: R.E.A.C.H. for the Star in You

    Anyone who is a career development practitioner in this day and age has access to a myriad of resources, information, formal education, informal education, theory, and practical tools. These things make up what I call the “science” of career development, and they are actually relatively useless, unto themselves. Why else do we continue to attend conference after conference, and course after course, gathering more of it all?

    I believe practitioners need to expand their focus to include the “art” of career development. The art of career development practice goes beyond the science and looks at the foundation from which we practice. What are the core principles that drive us in terms of “how” and “why” we do what we do with our clients? What distinguishes one practitioner from another when using the same resources, information and tools, besides personality?

    I believe practitioners need to R.E.A.C.H. to find their own Star. In this interactive session, I will present the 5 components of R.E.A.C.H., and provide tips on how to manifest them in your lives.

    Participant Outcomes:

    • Developing greater self awareness as a person and as a practitioner
    • Gaining new insights into how personal lives affect professional practice
    • Honing  the art of career development practice
    • Learning more about how to “walk the talk”
    • Developing new ways to engage clients at the deepest level

    About Herky Cutler:

    Herky Cutler wants to change the world. He wants people and organizations to break through barriers that exist in their lives in order to move forward and improve their individual and collective performance. He wakes up every day thinking about ways he can do that through his work as an organizational consultant, professional speaker, corporate trainer, and author.

    Herky has a Master’s degree specializing in organizational development, is a professional speaker, a certified career development professional, and a certified teacher. He has a wealth of career development experience including;

    • 10 years of training practitioners through Life Role Development Group
    • 5 years of online instructing practitioners through Life Strategies Ltd.
    • 9 years developing and coordinating a Youth Connections project that became a  model for many other YC projects in the province
    • Developing innovative curriculum and programs such as Using Music as a Career Development Tool, the B.E.S.T Program (Building Employment Skills Today), and “Courageous Career Development”
    • Authoring a chapter in the book “101 Great Ways to Compete in Today’s Job Market”
    • Numerous presentations at Cannexus, ACDC, BCCDA, Building Tomorrow Today, NCDA, NATCON, and other CD conferences
    • Keynotes at State of Arkansas and State of South Carolina Career Development Conferences
    • 10 year membership with the NCDA
    • 20 year membership with the CDAA

    Herky is an innovative thinker who uses music, humour, story telling and a variety of other tools to help participants tap into issues they are having within themselves or within their organizations.

    Herky will push your buttons and challenge you to take risks. He's not happy with the status quo and believes we should be continuously evolving as professionals and as human beings. If you want to stay where you’re at, don’t come to one of his events.

    Event Dates and Locations:

    Fort McMurray, AB – October 23, 2017 – Eagle Ridge Community Centre (YMCA of Northern Alberta) – 2-301 Sparrow Hawk Dr, Fort McMurray, AB T9K 0P1

    Edmonton, AB – October 25, 2017 – Edmonton Central – City Centre Alberta Supports (Second Floor – Ted McCrae Room) – 10242 105 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3L5

    Red Deer, AB – October 26, 2017 – Venue to be determined

    Calgary, AB – October 27, 2017 – Fort Calgary – 750 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5E1

    Lethbridge, AB – October 30, 2017 – Venue to be determined

    Event Agenda:

    Registration and networking (8:15am – 9:00am)

    Session One (9:00am – 12:00pm; comfort break provided)

    Lunch and networking (12:00pm – 1:00pm)

    Session Two (1:00pm – 4:00pm; comfort break provided)

    Event Wrap Up (4:00pm – 4:30pm)

    Event Pricing:

    Member Earlybird (until September 15, 2017): $125.00 + GST

    Non-member Earlybird (until September 15, 2017): $200.00 + GST

    Member Regular (until October 16, 2017): $175.00 + GST

    Non-member Regular (until October 16, 2017): $250.00 + GST


    • 30 Oct 2017
    • 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Venue to be determined

    Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA)

    Ignite Your Passion 2017

    The CDAA pleased to host Ignite Your Passion 2017, an annual event featuring a full day of quality and affordable professional development in five locations across Alberta!

    This year’s event is facilitated by Herky Cutler, a well-known and respected Career Development Professional and member of the Career Development Association of Alberta.

    Events in Fort McMurray, Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary, and Lethbridge will include two dynamic and engaging sessions:

    Session One (9:00am – 12:00pm): Catching the Current Wave: What Job Searchers Need to Know in Today’s World

    Just like everything else in this fast-paced world, keeping up with current, and effective, job search techniques is no easy task for career development practitioners.

    What are the current trends in writing resumes and cover letters? How are employers recruiting these days? How can I get my client to stand out? How should I prepare my client for today’s interviews? Do I REALLY need to get my client to use social media?

    Things ARE changing and sometimes career practitioners don’t have the time to stay on top of these changes. We’re going to pack a LOT of things into this 1/2 day interactive session, and you will walk away armed with new tools and information you can use with your clients the very next day.

    Some of the tools participants will learn about:

    • The Re-Incarnation of the Resume
    • The One-Sentence Elevator Pitch
    •  Leveraging Your Client’s LinkedIn Profile
    • Employer Recruiting Techniques
    • An Interview Difference-Maker!
    • Left Brain Activities to Achieve Better Results
    • Maximizing Time With Your Clients

    Session Two (1:00pm – 4:00pm): The Art of Career Development: R.E.A.C.H. for the Star in You

    Anyone who is a career development practitioner in this day and age has access to a myriad of resources, information, formal education, informal education, theory, and practical tools. These things make up what I call the “science” of career development, and they are actually relatively useless, unto themselves. Why else do we continue to attend conference after conference, and course after course, gathering more of it all?

    I believe practitioners need to expand their focus to include the “art” of career development. The art of career development practice goes beyond the science and looks at the foundation from which we practice. What are the core principles that drive us in terms of “how” and “why” we do what we do with our clients? What distinguishes one practitioner from another when using the same resources, information and tools, besides personality?

    I believe practitioners need to R.E.A.C.H. to find their own Star. In this interactive session, I will present the 5 components of R.E.A.C.H., and provide tips on how to manifest them in your lives.

    Participant Outcomes:

    • Developing greater self awareness as a person and as a practitioner
    • Gaining new insights into how personal lives affect professional practice
    • Honing  the art of career development practice
    • Learning more about how to “walk the talk”
    • Developing new ways to engage clients at the deepest level

    About Herky Cutler:

    Herky Cutler wants to change the world. He wants people and organizations to break through barriers that exist in their lives in order to move forward and improve their individual and collective performance. He wakes up every day thinking about ways he can do that through his work as an organizational consultant, professional speaker, corporate trainer, and author.

    Herky has a Master’s degree specializing in organizational development, is a professional speaker, a certified career development professional, and a certified teacher. He has a wealth of career development experience including;

    • 10 years of training practitioners through Life Role Development Group
    • 5 years of online instructing practitioners through Life Strategies Ltd.
    • 9 years developing and coordinating a Youth Connections project that became a  model for many other YC projects in the province
    • Developing innovative curriculum and programs such as Using Music as a Career Development Tool, the B.E.S.T Program (Building Employment Skills Today), and “Courageous Career Development”
    • Authoring a chapter in the book “101 Great Ways to Compete in Today’s Job Market”
    • Numerous presentations at Cannexus, ACDC, BCCDA, Building Tomorrow Today, NCDA, NATCON, and other CD conferences
    • Keynotes at State of Arkansas and State of South Carolina Career Development Conferences
    • 10 year membership with the NCDA
    • 20 year membership with the CDAA

    Herky is an innovative thinker who uses music, humour, story telling and a variety of other tools to help participants tap into issues they are having within themselves or within their organizations.

    Herky will push your buttons and challenge you to take risks. He's not happy with the status quo and believes we should be continuously evolving as professionals and as human beings. If you want to stay where you’re at, don’t come to one of his events.

    Event Dates and Locations:

    Fort McMurray, AB – October 23, 2017 – Eagle Ridge Community Centre (YMCA of Northern Alberta) – 2-301 Sparrow Hawk Dr, Fort McMurray, AB T9K 0P1

    Edmonton, AB – October 25, 2017 – Edmonton Central – City Centre Alberta Supports (Second Floor – Ted McCrae Room) – 10242 105 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3L5

    Red Deer, AB – October 26, 2017 – Venue to be determined

    Calgary, AB – October 27, 2017 – Fort Calgary – 750 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5E1

    Lethbridge, AB – October 30, 2017 – Venue to be determined

    Event Agenda:

    Registration and networking (8:15am – 9:00am)

    Session One (9:00am – 12:00pm; comfort break provided)

    Lunch and networking (12:00pm – 1:00pm)

    Session Two (1:00pm – 4:00pm; comfort break provided)

    Event Wrap Up (4:00pm – 4:30pm)

    Event Pricing:

    Member Earlybird (until September 15, 2017): $125.00 + GST

    Non-member Earlybird (until September 15, 2017): $200.00 + GST

    Member Regular (until October 16, 2017): $175.00 + GST

    Non-member Regular (until October 16, 2017): $250.00 + GST


Past events

03 May 2017 CDAA 20th Anniversary Gala: Back to the Future
03 May 2017 ALBERTA CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2017 ACDC
22 Mar 2017 Who's Who in the Zoo - Lunch and Learn South Alberta Chapter
15 Mar 2017 Calgary CDAA Chapter Mix & Mingle
28 Oct 2016 Ignite Your Passion - Edmonton SOLD OUT
27 Oct 2016 Ignite Your Passion - Red Deer
26 Oct 2016 Ignite Your Passion - Calgary
25 Oct 2016 Ignite Your Passion - Lethbridge
08 Sep 2016 Webinar Series: Make A Difference: Creativity, Courage and Community Impact – September 8, September 22, October 6 and October 20, 2016 with Dr Norman Amundson & Dr Kris Magnusson and the Career Development Association of Alberta
17 Jun 2016 An Evening of Fun and Friends with CDAA Calgary
28 Apr 2016 MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID BASIC TRAINING
26 Apr 2016 ALBERTA CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2016 ACDC
07 Mar 2016 Suicide Awareness for Helping Professionals
25 Jan 2016 Cannexus 16 Conference
09 Nov 2015 Career Development Institute (CDI) Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015
09 Nov 2015 Career Development Institute (CDI) Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015
03 Nov 2015 Skills and Post-Secondary Education Summit: Towards a Skills and PSE Strategy for Canada - Edmonton, AB
02 Nov 2015 CAREERPRO 2015 Virtual Career Development Conference
22 Oct 2015 Fall Multi-Chapter Event - Lethbridge
21 Oct 2015 Fall Multi-Chapter Event - Edmonton
20 Oct 2015 Fall Multi-Chapter Event - Red Deer
19 Oct 2015 Fall Multi-Chapter Event - Calgary
11 Sep 2015 The Art of Leadership Conference - Calgary
16 Jun 2015 VRA Canada - National Conference 2015
11 Jun 2015 Mindfulness in the Park
02 May 2015 Courageous Career Development: Helping Practitioners Find The Courage To Be Their Authentic Self
30 Apr 2015 ALBERTA CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2015 - ACDC
26 Mar 2015 Driving Your Career: Get Your Licence, Get a Job
12 Feb 2015 Who's Who in Career Development: Speed Dating Style!
06 Nov 2014 Professional Development Conference - ACPI
17 Oct 2014 Building Employment Readiness: Addressing the Soft Skills Gap
16 Oct 2014 Building Employment Readiness: Addressing the Soft Skills Gap
15 Oct 2014 Building Employment Readiness: Addressing the Soft Skills Gap
30 May 2014 Alberta Career Development Conference 2014
12 May 2014 Future of Work Summit 2014: Developing People and Transforming Organizations for the 21st Century
09 May 2014 CDAA/Calgary Public Library Lunch and Learns
08 May 2014 Who's Who in Career Development: Speed Dating Style!
11 Apr 2014 CDAA/Calgary Public Library Lunch and Learns
21 Mar 2014 CDAA/Calgary Public Library Lunch and Learns
20 Mar 2014 Motivational Interviewing Workshop Level 2
17 Mar 2014 Motivational Interviewing Workshop Level 1
15 Mar 2014 Emerging Directions: Alberta Association of Professional Life Skills Coaches
28 Feb 2014 CDAA Calgary Spring Event
21 Feb 2014 CDAA/Calgary Public Library Lunch and Learns
27 Jan 2014 Calgary Chapter and Social Networking Meeting
20 Jan 2014 LinkedIn Best Practices: Building and Leveraging Your Professional Online Presence
17 Jan 2014 CDAA/Calgary Public Library Lunch and Learns
15 Nov 2013 CDAA/Calgary Public Library Lunch and Learns
18 Oct 2013 Invigorate Your Practice With the Psychology of Working: Fresh Ideas for a New Era in Career Practice
17 Oct 2013 Invigorate Your Practice With the Psychology of Working: Fresh Ideas for a New Era in Career Practice
16 Oct 2013 Invigorate Your Practice With the Psychology of Working: Fresh Ideas for a New Era in Career Practice
24 May 2013 CDAA Conference and AGM
17 May 2013 Calgary Library Lunch & Learn
03 May 2013 Building Better Practices for our Clients
29 Apr 2013 Alberta Works Week
19 Apr 2013 Calgary Library Lunch & Learn
16 Apr 2013 Recruitment Trends in Alberta
10 Apr 2013 CDAA South Chapter - Spring Lunch N' Learn Event
12 Feb 2013 Career Development Professionals Networking Event - Edmonton
30 Jan 2013 CDAA South Chapter Networking Event
12 Oct 2012 PD Day with Gray Poehnell- Integrating Career Integrity into Our Practice – Techniques to Inspire!
11 Oct 2012 PD Day with Gray Poehnell- Integrating Career Integrity into Our Practice – Techniques to Inspire!
10 Oct 2012 PD Day with Gray Poehnell- Integrating Career Integrity into Our Practice – Techniques to Inspire!

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