8:30 am – 9:30 am: Registration
9:30 am – 9:45 am: Opening Remarks
9:45 am -10:30 am: Conference Keynote Speaker
10:30 am-10:45 am: Sponsored Break
10:45 am – 12:00 pm: Group Plenary
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm: Sponsor Session
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch (included with conference ticket)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Breakout Sessions
2:30 pm – 2:40 pm: Break
2:40 pm – 3:25 pm: Employer Panel Discussion
3:25 pm – 4:00 pm: Closing
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Employer Panel Discussion
Getting promoted is not an easy task, but our employer panelists will share their expertise and advise on:
- What bosses look for when considering promotions
- What types of skills are most commonly shared by people who advance in their careers
- When to ask for a promotion
- Mistakes employees make when trying to get a promotion
- Shari Wallace
Chief Information Officer, City of Burnaby
- Wael Hussein
Human Resources Manager, MOSAIC
- Harbinder Mann
Employment Specialist, City of Surrey
- Cristina Mejia
Assistant Branch Manager, RBC
How do you stay curious, persistent, flexible, and optimistic all while taking chances in your job search? Keeping an open mind can be easier some days and harder on other days. This session will explore the impact different mindsets have on our career directions and will discuss how to approach key career moments for a better job search.
Kimberley Rawes is a Career Educator at the University of British Columbia with over ten years of experience in career development. She takes a strengths-based approach to staying curious about the world of work, and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Pedagogy at UBC. In her free time, she likes to run on the trails in Pacific Spirit park and laugh with stand-up comedians.
Breakout Session #1
Note: Make sure to bring a notebook and a pen to capture insights and work through personal exploration exercises.Consta
Constance Lynn Hummel, MA, RCC, CCC, APC
Values-Based Leadership Coach | Psychotherapist | Business Strategist
Breakout Session #2
Note: Since there will be quite a bit of writing in this workshop, please bring a pen and a notebook/clipboard to make your writing easy.
Participants are expected to leave the workshop with a much clearer understanding of their personal brands and a career management strategy authentic to themselves and designed to support their long-term career success.
Whether you are looking for employment, career enhancement or self-employment, as long as you are looking for a long-term strategy to help you build a career or business where you thrive rather than survive, this workshop on personal branding may be suitable for you.
Breakout Session #3
Design Thinking is an empathy-based approach compared to traditional problem-solving, where we use a human-focused, prototype-driven process for solving problems and create impactful innovations.
Design Thinking Coach | Empowerment Coach | Design Strategist