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July to September 2021
Our summer webinar schedule is now available. We have designed our latest Connection and Community Weekly Webinar Series with both employers and job seekers/entrepreneurs in mind. Please join us online in GoToTraining for this series of interactive sessions. Anyone is welcome to attend, free of charge!
For further information please email classroom1 [at] makeachangecanada.com.
To register, please sign up for the sessions listed below.
NEW! The Art of Listening
With Louise Doyle, Business Advisor, and JA ("Judy") Jonusas, Employment Specialist
Tuesday, July 20 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
“What did you just say?” It takes a lot of practice to develop the skill of being an effective and active listener, but no other skill will better serve you in both the personal and professional sides of your life. Effective listening is at the heart of everything we do as leaders, employees, parents, and partners. Join JA and Louise in this webinar as they show you how to master the art of listening. Sign up today!
NEW! Energize Your Online Job Search
With Tara Thom Burnett, Employment Facilitator, and Melissa Hejja, Employment Specialist
Thursday, July 29 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Are you looking to take your job search to the next level? Whether you are familiar with the online job hunt or just getting started, this comprehensive webinar will provide you with new ideas to energize your job search and help you feel well prepared. In this session Tara and Melissa will guide you through some of the most popular job search sites, review best practices with resumes and cover letters, discuss effective networking techniques, explain how to assess labour market information, and provide you with tips for communicating with employers online. Please join us in this session!
GUEST! Valuable Strategies for Dealing with Difficult People
With Dr. Brenda Kelleher-Flight, Ph.D., Business Consultant at GDP Consulting
Tuesday, August 10 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
If you’re like most people, you’ve likely had an uncomfortable conversation or interaction at some stage in your life. It is often difficult people that can trigger negative reactions, especially when we are unaware of what is happening and why it is happening. However, when we understand what their brain is doing and why specific strategies fail, we can better manage our reactions and end the exchange on a positive note. Join Dr. Brenda Kelleher-Flight, Ph.D., in this session as she provides participants with the tools to deal with difficult people and work towards feeling good at the end of the conversation. Sign up today!
NEW! How to Navigate the Workforce Post COVID
With Melissa Hejja, Employment Specialist, and JA ("Judy") Jonusas, Employment Specialist
Tuesday, August 17 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Statistics show that as we enter the post-Covid-19 period many people are feeling anxious and stressed with the thought of returning to the workforce. Covid-19 has taken a toll on many people’s mental health and is causing a substantial amount of ‘return-to-work’ apprehension. You may be asking yourself, “What will the workforce look like?” “How will I deal with the stress of going back into an office?” and “Should I just work virtually?” In this webinar JA and Melissa will address these questions and help you navigate other stressors faced with returning to work. You will come away feeling better prepared for what a post-pandemic workforce may look like and how you can manage your apprehensions throughout the “new normal.” Register today!
GUEST! How to Shine in Virtual Meetings and Events
With Cathy Ginsberg, Career Growth Coach and Trainer at People Focus Training Inc.
Tuesday, August 24 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
It goes without saying that the prevalence of online meetings and events has expanded exponentially over the last year and a half. Does this have you wondering about the quality of your remote communication skills? Join Cathy in this exciting new session to explore some simple and effective techniques to improve your confidence and overall impact. Whether you are running a meeting, presenting a webinar, or attending an online session as an active participant, Cathy’s tips will have you joining your next Zoom presentation or Teams meeting with bravado. Register today!
FUN! The Great Canadian Eager Beaver Trivia Quiz
With Louise Doyle, Business Advisor, and Doug Tardif, Managing Director at Eclectic Diversions
Tuesday, August 31 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
We have been in quarantine and lockdown mode for quite some time, but the return to normalcy is around the corner. We don’t know about you, but we have seen just how challenging the pandemic has been for many of us here. We feel the time is right to lighten things up, so we’ve decided to create this fun new webinar! The format for this session will be uniquely designed as both a live broadcast and interactive opportunity. Join your hosts Doug and Louise, and come prepared to put a smile on, listen to a couple of tunes, and exercise your brain with some questions about business, trivia, and Make A Change Canada. This session promises to be fun, informational, and motivating for all. Attend and you may even win some special merchandise! Sign up now!
DISCOVER! Information Forum: Find Your Fit with Make A Change Canada
With Make A Change Canada Team Members
Thursday, September 9 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Make A Change Canada provides online training in employment, self-employment, and web development and design to Canadians facing barriers to employment. Whether you are someone who self-identifies as living with a disability, an older worker, an Indigenous Canadian, or are facing any other common challenges, such as the extra weight of caregiving for others, finding the support you need to take those first steps in a new career or navigating a return to the labour market can seem overwhelming. Attend this session to learn how our supportive online programs can help you. As a national charitable and accredited organization, our goal is to help more Canadians develop the skills they need to find or maintain meaningful employment or self-employment. Whether you are a potential new client, a community partner, or just curious about who we are, this conversation with our staff and program grads and participants will help you find your fit with Make A Change Canada. Sign up today!
NEW! The Elusive Hidden Job Market: Creating a Powerful LinkedIn Profile
With Tara Thom Burnett, Employment Facilitator, and JA ("Judy") Jonusas, Employment Specialist
Tuesday, September 14 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Nothing can feel quite as elusive as the hidden job market when you don’t know where to start. Thankfully, LinkedIn provides the ideal platform for building a personal brand online to expand your job search into the hidden job market. In this webinar JA and Tara will explore features in LinkedIn and guide you through the process of building a powerful profile that will attract attention and enhance your networking capabilities. You will also learn how to use LinkedIn as a job search tool, effectively communicating your qualifications to recruiters and structuring your content for the greatest impact. Get started and sign up now!
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