When? Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM NDT
Where?   Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall, MUN, St. John's, NL
The world of learning and work is changing dramatically, driven by technology and labour market challenges. Internationally renowned career activist, Sareena Hopkins, will deliver a public talk entitled "Career Development. Workforce Development. Connecting the Dots." at the Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall, Memorial University, St. John's from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sareena's presentation will highlight key international trends in career development, implications, promising practices, and what all of this means for workforce development and innovation. 
This event, organized by the NL Workforce Innovation Centre (NLWIC), CNA, in partnership with Memorial University, will be of particular interest to job seekers, employers, sector associations, educators, training and employment service providers, government, and career development practitioners.  

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As Executive Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF), Sareena Hopkins has been instrumental in a wide range of strategic leadership initiatives in Canada and internationally. She facilitated the most recent International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy in Seoul, Korea (June 2017) and was lead author of the policy communiqué, Building the Talent Pipeline and Providing Youth with Hope for the Future (2015). Sareena worked with the Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training, and the Council of Ministers of Education Canada, on their  policy frameworks for career education and successful student transitions. She is an active member of the Forum of Labour Market Ministers (FLMM) Labour Market Information Council’s National Advisory Panel and RBC’s Future of Skills Advisory Council. In her work, Sareena focuses particularly on issues of policy, research, development and capacity building. In addition to her role with CCDF, Sareena is founding Executive Officer of the Canadian Council for Career Development (3CD), and was awarded the International Gold Medal for Leadership in Career Development in 2014. She is also a national research partner with the Collective Interchange Co-operative on the NLWIC-funded research project "Evidence for Community Employment Services: A Collaborative Regional Approach". 


Parking will be available in front of R. Gushue Hall and at 27 Gravel.




P.O. Box 21157

St. John's, NL

Canada A1A 5B2


(709) 765-2182