It’s hard to believe that January has come and gone and, regardless of Groundhog Day predictions , many regions are still in Winter’s grasp. We hope you are enjoying the winter months whether that be adventuring in the snow or staying cozy inside!

We enjoyed seeing many of you at Cannexus24! What an incredible conference, both in person and virtually, this year. Thank you to those who attended our session The Career Development Professional Centre: Building a New Era. Whether you attended or not, you can access the slide deck for the presentation here .

Calling all managers, leaders, supervisors throughout the career development / employment services sector.

Your voice matters – help us help you better!

The CDPC has launched a mapping study of managers, supervisors and leaders in the field of career development.

Your role as a supervisor, manager, or leader in career development/employment services is vital. Juggling various responsibilities, you shape the success of both your organization and the individuals under your care. Your unique insights into career and employment services are crucial for a national initiative aimed at enhancing support for professionals like you.

Sharing your experiences and challenges in this brief survey will ensure our work is grounded in your context and the realities that you face.

If you are not in a management, supervisory or leadership role we’d deeply appreciate it if you could forward this to the people within your organization that are!

What’s Happening in the Social Learning Community?

Please note: sessions are capped at 25 attendees to allow for meaningful conversation and engagement. Please register only if you can attend the session. If sessions are in high demand, we will incorporate more into the schedule!

All CDPC members are welcome to attend ChatCDP sessions, but the sessions and discussions will be held in English-only. We hope to offer French and/or bilingual options in the future.

ChatCDP – A Social Learning Community Discussion

This year the CDPC launched a new initiative called ChatCDP – an opportunity to meaningfully connect with others working within career development and employment services, from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

ChatCDP is bringing CDPs together in conversation. As ChatCDP gains traction we’d like to hear from you! So far, the sessions have not had a specific focus, but we believe that there are topics that many would like to participate in with their peers.

We want to hear from you! What kind of topics would you like to discuss in a ChatCDP session?

Sector Events Calendar

Are you looking to do some professional development or networking? Or maybe a bit of both! Check out the Sector Events Calendar to see what is available for CDPs. From webinars and short courses to full certificates – you might find something that catches your eye!

A Key to Successful Career Transition – A Library Summary

We highly recommend checking out the latest library article summary: A Key to Successful Career Transition. It highlights the importance of empowerment in career development interventions.

Hop onto the Library to read the article summary – that’s right, you don’t have to read the whole thing, we summarized it for you – and discuss what interventions you consider effective in the skills assessment and development process.

Spread the Word

Do you know anyone who would be interested in learning more about the Career Development Professional Center and joining the Social Learning Community? Tell them about us by forwarding this email today!

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