2023 Canada West Professional Development Day

April 19, 2023


The CACEE Canada West Regional Advisory Board invites you to attend a one-day professional development event full of:

  • Engaging sessions designed to support your knowledge and skill building including: Green Skills, Working with International Students, and Using Instagram Livestream to Engage with Students, New Grads, and Early Career Talent

  • Networking and rekindling connection with colleagues from across Western Canada and beyond!

  • Information, best practice, and resource sharing

Date, Time, Location -

April 19th, 2023 | 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Pacific
SFU Harbour Centre | Room 1415
555 West Hastings Street | Vancouver, BC

*You can register to attend this hybrid event in-person or virtually. In-person attendees are limited to 40, so register today to avoid any disappointment.

Agenda - 

*All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).  Please adjust your timezones accordingly.

9:00 am - Welcome and Networking | In-Person

9:30 am - Enabling Green Skill Development in the Journey to Net Zero with RBC Future Launch and LinkedIn Learning | Hybrid

According to LinkedIn's Global Green Skills Report 2022, green talent in the workforce worldwide is rising. Jobs are a critical part of the conversation about achieving this green transition. We need to zoom in on the skills that power these jobs - green skills. We believe real change will come through a skills-based approach to opportunity. Younger generations are making fast progress regarding green skills. LinkedIn data shows that there is growth in green talent across all age groups in almost every country, but younger generations are showing the largest growth across the world. This essuib will provide insights and key takeaways regarding how to best leverage LinkedIn Learning with a focus on skills and opportunities for individuals to learn and grow.

This session is delivered in conjunction with the 2023 At the Forefront Webinar Series presented by CACEE in partnership with RBC Future Launch.

11:00 am - Focus on International Students with Pat Chaisang - ISEMPOWER | Hybrid

The needs surrounding career development and the post-secondary to career transition for international students are distinct and nuanced. This session will explore best practices for engaging and supporting international students, the impacts of policy governing international students in the workplace, an overview of ISEMPOWER, and strategies for cultivating an inclusive talent pipeline.

12:00 pm - Break/Lunch On Your Own | Hybrid

1:00 pm - Leveraging Instagram Livestream to Engage Students, New Grads and Early Career Talent with Charlotte Vis van Heemst - U of M Asper School of Business | Hybrid

This insightful session will focus on leveraging Instagram Livestream to build and strengthen partnerships, enhance career development efforts, and provide value online to the next generation of talent. Attendees will learn how to utilize Instagram Livestream to engage with stakeholders, and create compelling, on-demand, and value-rich resources that take your career services or employer brand to the next level!

2:00 pm - Networking | Coffee Break | Prize Draw & End of Virtual Participant Day | Hybrid

2:15 pm - Reflection on Learning & Key Take-a-ways | In-person

2:45 pm - Information, "What's New", and Resource Sharing | In-person

3:30 pm - Closing | Prize Draw | Networking Reception - Streamworks Brewpub (375 Water Street - Vancouver, BC) | In-Person

Featured Speakers -


Danielle Clarke | Senior Manager, Social Impact & Innovation | RBC Future Launch

Danielle is an inclusive, creative and forward thinking Corporate Citizenship professional with over 5 years’ experience in Community Marketing & Corporate Citizenship with a Marketing Management Degree from the University of Guelph. As the Senior Manager, Social Impact & Innovation, RBC Future Launch for RBC’s Corporate Citizenship Team, Danielle is the national subject matter expert on the Skills and Networks pillars of RBC Future Launch for the RBC Foundation. Danielle leads the strategy and works across RBC to optimize and co-create initiatives to amplify and accelerate RBC’s commitment to youth. . Danielle enjoys travelling as she grew to love travel while travelling the world skating professionally with Disney on Ice prior to joining RBC.

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Stephanie Isomura | Senior Customer Success Manager | LinkedIn Learning Solutions

Stephanie started her career with online learning in 2014 with Lynda.com, now LinkedIn Learning. For the last 9 years, she has had a passion for the public sector and more recently, working closely with Workforce Development and Economic Development organizations. Stephanie truly believes that this work is as close as we can get to LinkedIn's mission of creating economic opportunity for everyone in the global workforce, and she is so passionate to support this great work to help our communities.


Nicole McBean | Large Enterprise Account Director | LinkedIn for Nonprofits

Throughout her career Nicole has taken pride in building and growing relationships with heer clients and colleagues. Nicole has a passion for helping others succeed and is an advocate of servant leadership and a huge believer in Lift as you Climb. Nicole has been at LinkedIn for over 6 years and is currently a Large Enterprise Account Director on the Nonprofit team, partnering with organizations holistically throughout their entire employee talent lifecycle.


Pat Chaisang | Founder & CEO | ISEMPOWER

Pat Chaisang is the founder of Isempower an organization providing additional supports to international students bridging gap between international students graduation and finding their first professional role. She is driven by the mission of helping international students & professionals succeed in Canada.


Charlotte Vis van Heemst | Career Consultant – International Students | Career Development Centre | I.H. Asper School of Business - University of Manitoba

Charlotte Vis van Heemst is a purpose driven career development & communications professional with 10+ years of experience working in various key-industries in Europe and North-America. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Management Support, in addition to a Career & Employment Coach Certificate from the University of Winnipeg. Charlotte is committed to using her global perspective and cross-cultural experience to lead and advance educational initiatives and inclusivity.

Charlotte currently works at the Asper School of Business as a Career Consultant, where she continues to do work rooted in supporting and assisting (international) business students on their career journeys. Charlotte also serves as an active member on the The Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) West advisory board, where she contributes her communications talent and expertise to explore and advance virtual delivery of career development services in collaboration with career professionals across Western Canada. 

Her commitment to creating all-embracing environments has forged strong partnerships within the business community and beyond, and continues to allow her to act with integrity and in alignment with her core values of inclusivity, freedom, and empowerment. In addition to her rich professional career, Charlotte is also an entrepreneur, business mentor, and fitness enthusiast.

Pricing -

$49 Members | $59 Non-Members 

Special group rate pricing is available to organizations planning to send 3 or more attendees. Please e-mail events@cacee.com to discuss your needs and complete your registration.

* Participants will receive full confirmation and logistical details (in-person and virtual attendees) one week prior to the event.