Canada’s Career Development Conference
13:00 – 14:00 ET
Future of Work and People-first Leadership Expert | Bestselling Author
Hamza Khan believes the future of work is more human, not less. He's on a mission to help organizations achieve inclusive and sustainable growth by rehumanizing the workplace. Khan is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur, bestselling author and world-renowned keynote speaker whose TEDx talk “Stop Managing, Start Leading” has been viewed over two million times. He has spoken on various global stages, including the World Youth Forum, and his clients have included some of the world’s most dynamic companies and organizations, such as Microsoft, PepsiCo, LinkedIn, Deloitte, Salesforce, TikTok and hundreds of colleges and universities. As a trusted thought leader, Khan’s insights have been featured by notable media outlets such as Inc., Bloomberg, and Business Insider. He is also the bestselling author of The Burnout Gamble: Achieve More by Beating Burnout and Building Resilience and Leadership, Reinvented.
12:30 – 13:30 ET
Paralympic Champion | World Record Holder
Obstacles do not get in the way of Chantal Petitclerc. The epitome of determination, perseverance and discipline, Chantal is the most successful wheelchair racer of all time, boasting multiple medals from all three of the world’s top athletic competitions. At just 13 years old, Chantal lost the use of her legs following an accident. Four years later, she would discover wheelchair athletics, paving the way for a long and very successful career which would take her to the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992 and ultimately, to the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. She retired after Beijing with a total of 21 medals – 14 of them gold – and 25 world records broken, making her the most celebrated track athlete in history. Now a commentator for the games on CBC and Radio-Canada, she remains active in the sport community. In April 2016, she was appointed by Prime Minister Trudeau as a new independent member of the Senate, where she intends to help build a better Canada.
15:15 – 16:15 ET
Professor and Dean Research for UniSA Business, University of South Australia and Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary
Dr. Nancy Arthur is a Professor and Dean Research for UniSA Business, University of South Australia and Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary, Canada. Nancy’s teaching and research has focused on culture-infused career counselling, social justice advocacy, and career development for international students and workers. Nancy is a Registered Psychologist (AB), an Honorary Member of the Career Development Association of Alberta and served as a Vice-President of the International Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance. Nancy collaborated with CERIC for two projects, Career Theories and Models at Work: Ideas for Practice and Practice Principles: Career Theories and Models at Work.
11:45 – 12:45 ET
Award-winning Professor, Writer and Researcher in Indigenous Youth
Dr. Sean Lessard is Woodland Cree and is from Montreal Lake Cree Nation in Northern Saskatchewan Treaty 6 territory. He is an award-winning professor, writer and researcher specializing in youth wellness. Sean is a former youth worker, teacher and high school guidance counsellor. He is known for his work alongside Indigenous youth and communities in the development of innovative educational programming and in particular Indigenous youth empowerment. Sean currently is an Associate Professor, Secondary Education at the University of Alberta, in Indigenous Education and Teacher Education. He continues to write and research on the experiences of Indigenous youth and families in and outside of school places. This Montreal Lake Cree Nation video is being shown across Canada in Landmark Cinemas, celebrating Sean’s work in his home community of Montreal Lake Cree Nation.
Cannexus is Canada’s largest bilingual career development conference. This year, Cannexus24 takes place from January 29-31, 2024, both virtually and in Ottawa, Canada. The virtual and in-person portions are essentially separate programs with shared keynotes & various touchpoints throughout the conference for virtual and in-person delegates to interact. In both experiences, you can expect an impactful gathering where you will explore innovative approaches in career and workforce development, and connect with peers from across Canada and around the world.
Regardless of which format you choose, Cannexus24 will leave you feeling empowered to enact change and to build our future together through career development.
Join Dr. Nancy Arthur, Dr Roberta Borgen (Neault) & Dr. Mary McMahon for an engaging discussion and reflection activities that will help you to apply career theories and models in practice in new ways! This workshop is based on the new Career Theories and Models in Practice book, to be launched by CERIC at the Cannexus24 conference. The book is the follow-up companion guide to the highly successful Career Theories and Models at Work: Ideas for Practice.
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