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Sometimes it takes all of us working together to realize the impact each of us, individually, can have. The work of career practitioners is unusual. We work in areas that have dramatic impact to our clients’ well-being that, in turn, shapes our country’s wellbeing. We know that a resume is not just a document. It is a license to independence, self-actualization and stability.

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Each January, career and employment professionals from across the country convene in Ottawa for 3 days of professional development, networking and community building. We meet at Cannexus – Canada’s largest career development conference powered by CERIC.

 

Every year, I am struck at the diversity of sessions offered (more than 400) and by the wide range of thinking that is reflected in the topics chosen for the program, which includes not only workshops but also interactive zones, Ted-Style presentations and social events and challenges to keep us talking and striving to do more together.

 

It is our industry’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize, Super Bowl and We Day all rolled into one.

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What a year it has been! At the beginning of 2017, the Challenge Factory team set out to answer 10 ambitious questions. We decided that it would be a year when we would be curious about why myths related to the future of work seemed to have more sway than facts.

 

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Last March, my work was interrupted by a health issue. I often describe what happened to friends as a chronic underlying condition that had suddenly become acute.

But that’s not really true.

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There is informal learning which is really about paying attention to life and learning from our experiences, rather than just going through the motions. Then there is formal learning - specific courses offered for specific purposes.

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How can small businesses benefit from career management tools? And what can large enterprises learn from small business owners? How can businesses of all sizes turn to career management to make sense of today’s ever-changing world of work and the Future of Work?

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Once a year, through most of Canada, there is a magical week. It is that moment when we realize we are almost finished with the winter thaw and there is evidence that a full and lasting spring is arriving. It doesn’t happen at the same time in each region – but it does eventually come to every corner of the country.

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Originally published on Actionable Books website on January 30, 2017.

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When we meet people, the first piece of information we share is often tied to our career.

“Hi, I’m Lisa.” “Nice to meet you, Lisa. What do you do?”

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