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CACEE Canada West Regional Event 2017

by CACEE Admin , posted on October 12, 2017

Please join CACEE West on November 16th, 2017 in beautiful Vancouver BC, at Simon Fraser University’s Downtown Campus - Harbour Centre, for an engaging session on new developments in Career Education.


10:00AM-10:30AM (Coffee light snack meet and greet) Late start to help the folks coming from Vancouver Island

10:30AM-12:00PM Guest Speaker and Q&A

12:00PM-1:15PM Break for Lunch (Lunch not included)

1:15PM-3:00PM Pair and Share (Facilitated by Shawn Read, Thompson Rivers University)

3:00PM Closing remarks

3:10PM Informal social at Steam Works Restaurant for those that can attend

Guest Speaker Bio

Join Dr. Deirdre Pickerell, co-developer of the Career Engagement model, as she briefly outlines the theoretical underpinnings and research base for the Career Engagement model, introduces factors contributing to engagement in work and in learning, and shares practical tips for applying the Career Engagement model.

Dr. Deirdre Pickerell earned her PhD in Human and Organizational Systems in 2013 and holds a Masters of Arts in Human Development and a Masters of Education, in Educational Leadership. She is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), a Global Career Development Facilitator-Master Trainer, and an internationally recognized expert in career development/management. In recognition of her work, Deirdre was honoured with the 2014 Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Development and Career Counselling and the 2006 Human Resources Association Award of Excellence. She is Dean of Academics at Yorkville University’s BC Campus and continues to speak and write on a wide variety of career and workforce development topics.

Career Engagement: Maximizing Individual and Organizational Success

Employees who have no sense of future with their current employer are vulnerable to external opportunities; recent studies indicate 51% of workers are looking to leave their current jobs. Those who aren’t satisfied or engaged with their work (more than 60% of the population) can become negative, often resulting in toxic work environments. Now, perhaps more than ever, new entrants to the job market – such as those transitioning from post-secondary – and their employers need to understand the factors that may impact engagement, now and as their careers progress. The Career Engagement model has attracted international attention as a framework for conceptualizing complex career issues resulting from mismatched challenge and capacity. A unique feature of this model is the directionality aspect (i.e., is the individual moving towards feeling overwhelmed or underutilized?); understanding the directionality helps to ensure appropriate supports and interventions are in place from the very first day. 


Please click here to register


Looking forward to seeing you!

Larry Iles (Thompson Rivers University)

Tony Botelho (Simon Fraser University)