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Career Development Professional Institute - Feasibility Study

  • 11 May 2022
  • 12:00 PM
  • 12 May 2022
  • 1:00 PM
  • Zoom

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Career Development Professional Institute - Feasibility Study

We are so excited to tell you about a feasibility study that is exploring the establishment of a national Career Development Professional Institute and to invite you to co-create its vision.

As part of the Responsive Career Pathways Initiative, the Future Skills Centre and Blueprint commissioned several research papers which have generated ideas for strengthening career and employment services. One consistent theme across these papers was a deep need for stronger supports for the sector. To explore this need, FSC has asked the Canadian Career Development Foundation and MixtMode Consulting to conduct a feasibility study to explore the establishment of a national Career Development Professional Institute that could potentially focus on 6 main objectives: 

  • Providing a home for the Competency Framework, National Profile, Code of Ethics, and associated resources and a hub to promote their integration and application 
  • Supporting CDPs to access basic, foundational training, at no to low cost, on the career development process, helping to ensure a common language and an understanding of the full scope of career development practice 
  • Creating and nurturing a community of practice, where CDPs can exchange and grow with respect to their practice, application of learning, and further development needs 
  • Establishing a central hub as a one-stop for CDPs to find out about the full range of existing training available to them, as well as professional supports/associations and national/international developments that matter to our profession
  • Building a strong evidence base for our sector to inform policy and practice
  • Being a unified voice to advocate for our sector and our critical contribution to the socio-economic health of individuals, communities, and our nation.

You are warmly invited to join your career development colleagues on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 OR Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 12noon - 1:00pm to share your reactions, ideas, and input on the vision for this Professional Institute. The sessions will be held virtually via Zoom (links included below) - you can attend either session. Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from this invitation.

**This session will also be part of the Alberta Career Development Conference (ACDC).**

Wednesday, May 11

Meeting ID: 844 0674 5551
Passcode: 223022

Thursday, May 12

Meeting ID: 867 0952 0103

Passcode: 983645

If you have any questions please contact Paula Wischoff Yerama at

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