The 2018 Canadian Career Development Summit

  • Overview

    In November 2018, leaders of post-secondary career development, career services, co-operative education, and other experiential learning offices will gather at the second annual Canadian Career Development Summit.

    Participants will learn new management skills, discuss changes that are affecting student career development, share experiences, debate the issues, and plan for the changes to come.

    The Summit is a unique opportunity for directors and their management teams to meet with like-minded individuals from across the country.

    Building on the tremendous success of the 2017 Summit, we anticipate a large turnout of career development leaders. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the conversation and help lead student career development on your campus.

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  • Venue & Format

    The Summit will be a concise and intensive 2-day and 2-night residential program.

    Participants will be rewarded with comfortable guest rooms and delicious meals that will also facilitate networking and sharing among participants. This ensures that everyone involved will leave with a new network of thought leaders and supporters with diverse experiences to share.

    The program begins with an opportunity to meet the other participants over a casual dinner on November 6th followed by an evening of informal networking. The 7th and 8th will consist of a series of workshops, panels, and other interactive sessions as well as opportunities for the informal exchange of ideas over meals and refreshment breaks.

    The Hockley Valley Resort, 45 minutes north of Toronto’s Pearson airport, provides a casual and very comfortable venue well away from the office for all participants. Everyone will have their own private accommodations and all rooms, meals, and refreshment breaks are included in the registration fee.

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  • Pre-Conference Program
    Strategic Planning for Career Development Professionals

    Driving change starts with effective planning that engages your team, your stakeholders, departments, faculties, and also your broader communities. This full-day pre-conference workshop will provide training in strategic planning that has been developed specifically for leaders of career development on post-secondary campuses.

    The program will be lead by Brainstorm Strategy Group’s Graham Donald who has experience facilitating strategic planning with career offices at McGill University, Simon Fraser University, Rutgers University, Wilfrid Laurier University, UBC, George Brown College, University of Regina, and numerous others.

    The pre-conference program registration includes accommodations and 3 meals starting with dinner on November 5th.

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2018 Program Schedule

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  • Download the Business Case

    Attending The Summit is a great investment to support the success of your department and therefore the future career success of your students.

    It’s probably obvious to you that attending would be great for your professional development. The more expertise (and broader network) you bring to your work, the better.

    But your boss might need a little more convincing. So, we’ve created a template you can use to prepare your business case to persuade your leaders that attending will be an excellent investment. Click the button below to download the template.