With every new year comes resolutions. I am not always one to publicly share my goals and dreams, but I find myself reflecting on the year behind us. As I move into the second half of my term as CACEE President, I wanted to share with you some of my reflections on the past six months, or what I may term 'a mid-year review' on initiatives that are underway - to make CACEE an even better association for our members (existing, new, prospective):
- Year End Professional Development Conference - as one of my personal commitments, I wanted to ensure that every delegate gained new knowledge, skills or ideas when attending a CACEE event. This year, a dedicated group of volunteers created a new format for the year end conference. If you attended on December 3rd, let me know your thoughts on your experience. It is only with your feedback that we can continue to offer professional development that our members will value.
- Campus Recruiter Certificate (formerly Recruiter 101) - we have two very dedicated employer members, Lisa Kramer (RBC) and Nancy Moulday (TD), who have expanded the former Recruiter 101 program to a full-day certificate program. This program will be offered in five cities across Canada over a six-month period and it has been approved by HRPA as six credits for continuing education. If you are interested, please click on this link for more information.
- Career Educator Certificate Program (formerly Educator 101) - with this five-module program entering its fourth year, CACEE is now offering all modules in a webinar format to allow for easier access for completion. To date, 56 participants have completed all the modules. A new offering is ready to start very soon. Please click on this link for more information.
- Advocacy - CACEE will continue its efforts to advocate for issues related to the transition from school to work - whether it be unpaid internships, ethical recruitment guidelines, diversity or youth underemployment - we will champion these issues on behalf of our membership and key stakeholders.
There is still much to do in my remaining five months as President and if you have any ideas, issues to share, I would love to hear from you. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope to see many of you in St. John’s, Newfoundland at this year’s CACEE National Conference, on May 25th -28th. Click here for more information.
Jennifer McCleary, MBA | Director, Centre for Business Career Development
DeGroote School of Business | McMaster University
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