Get LinkedIn, 2013
Presentation delivered to the University Of Guelph
Developing Your Professional Brand, 2013
Presented to former Blackberry employees on behalf of Communitech Tech Jobs Connex
Social Networking for Career Professionals, 2013
Telenetworking session delivered on behalf of the Career Professionals of Canada
LinkedIn for your Co-op and Career Center, 2013
Branding, LInkedIn and Social Networking for Career Building, 2013
Delivered to HR students and grads on behalf of the Grand River HRPA
LinkedIn Job Searching, 2013
Global Skills Conference, Kitchener, Ontario
Social Media Job Searching, 2013
Presented to former Blackberry employees on behalf of Communitech Tech Jobs Connex
Managing Social Media for your EmployeesFebruary, 2012
Webinar for Bongarde http://www.bongarde.com/
Delivered a 90 minute webinar on the topic of the challenges of employee social media use and information on the effective development of social media policies in the workplace.
#UnjobsearchKW November, 2011
The Working Centre
Presented to job seekers on the topic of using twitter to facilitate career, industry and organizational research to support network building, wikinomics endeavors and job searching.
Brand Building for Your Career November, 2011
University Students Marketing Association
Presented to a group of students on the topic of the importance of developing and showcasing a professional brand.
Building A Career Centre Internship Program June, 2011
Webinar presented to Career Centres across Canada and the US on the topic of creating and setting up a Career Centre volunteer/Internship program.
Social Media 4 Your Organization April, 2011
Not-for-protis Board of Directors
Introduction and training on social media options for not-for-profit organizations
Social Media Engagement and Your Professional Brand October, 2010
Communications Department, Ontario University
Education session delivered to a class of communications students focussed on leveraging social media and individual brand development for a career within the communications field
Social Media for Career Building
University Toronto Campus Speaker Series October, 2010
'Job seekers and career professionals can leverage the latest social media tools and trends to Discover, Build and Actualize their Careers'.
Type Training and Team Building September 2010
Leadership Centre Staff
1 hour introductory session exploring personality type in an organizational setting.
Promote Me: How A Professional Brand and Social Media Engagement can help Advance Your Career
University Campus Toronto Speaker Series
'Being able to articulate your professional focus is an important component of successful career development.
Learn about key components in developing a solid Professional Brand'
Social Media Strategies Discussion June, 2010
University wide half-day event
Panelist and featured speaker discussion strategies and options for social media engagement for campus.
Career Professionals 2.0: Re-building our Professional Brand April, 2010
Interuniversity forum 2010 'Growing Together Professionally'
In a world of instant information and a plethora of 'career experts' how can we ensure our relevance as career professionals for our clients and within our university career centres?
Social Media Strategies for Engagement April, 2010
Interuniversity Forum 2010 'Growing Together Professionally'
Presented and lead a round table discussion on the use of social media strategies for career professionals in a post-secondary environment.
Leveraging Linkedin as a Social Media Engagement Tool in Your Career Centre April, 2010
Webinar presenter and panelist. Brainstorm Consulting.
Presented to Colleges and Universities from Canada and the US.
How can you leverage Linkedin to engage students, alumni and other partners within your career centre? Developing strategies to integrate linkedin to engage your target communities.
Leveraging Social Media and Your Professional Brand in your Job Search February, 2010
Careers in Communications Event
Sponsored by IABC, GrandValley Chapter and the Student Communications Club
How can communications students and professionals increase their ability to obtain their preferred jobs in a tough economy? By developing and marketing their Authentic Professional Brand using Social Media to demonstrate their professional brand and acumen.
Emerging Learning Theory in Career Development: January 2010
Engaging Students in the Career Development Process
Delivered to High School Guidance Counsellors as a part of a Professional Development training session
Understanding the implications of emerging learning theory as it pertains to the opportunity to engage career seekers in more effective career development activities. Re-evaluating 'old' career theories in light of the new opportunities presented by technology.
Building Your Professional Brand January 2010
Presented to students/alumni at an Ontario University.
Building an authentic professional brand requires understanding the unique contributions you can make to a team/job/client. 'Your Brand is . . . 'The Public Image of your Career Focus, Contribution and Reputation as presented by you and perceived by others. As conveyed through a combination of a series ofBrand Statements and your Public Image'.
'Marketing YourSkills to Employers' For Teachers Education Candidates November 2009
Presented to students within the Faculty of Education at an Ontario University.
The focus was on developing a professional identify and building a professional brand for transition into a professional career. Topics covered brand development and resume and interview skills preparation.
The Academic Job Search and CV (using Social Media for your Academic Career) November, 2009
Presented to Graduate Students at Career Development Day.
Covering the topics of preparing to search for a job in Academia. The focus was on professional brand development as it pertains to establishing a reputation within the professional academic establishment, job search techniques and the development of effective academic CV's.
Self-Awareness, Leadership and Career Planning September, 2009
Leadership Summit Ontario University
Conference presentation introducing the 5 steps in the career planning process with a focus on self-awareness and leadership as key components of successful career planning and career management.
Introduction to the EQ-i (Emotion Quotient, Emotional Intelligence) August, 2009
Career Development Staff Annual Retreat
A 1 hour introductary session exploring the factors of emotional intelligence
Working Together to Enhance the Career Transition for Students with Disabilities June, 2009
CACUSS (Canadian Association of Colleges and University Student Services)
Conference presentation focussed on how student services departments can work together to provide effective career development and career tranistion experiences to students with disabilities. A focus on the components of the RBC Career Transition program for Students with Disabilities being implemented at the Laurier Career Centre.
Social Media is the Message: Web2.0 for job seekers May, 2009
In partnership with Brainstorm Consulting
A one hour webinar presented to university and college career professionals in Canada and the US on the topic of social media and it's effective use by Career Centres
Considering an International Career in Human Services: Careers in the UN and NGO's March, 2009
An interactive session developed to provide career guidance insights to individuals considering careers in international human services. Read a review here http://www.cordweekly.com/cordweekly/news?news_id=2718
Career Theory in Application March, 2009
Toronto Catholic District School Board: Curruculm and Accountability Department
A 3 hour session discussing the theory behind career development and the application of career theory to the delivery of early career development information.
Academic Job Search and Interviewing November, 2008
Department of Graduate Studies,
1 hour session outlining the steps involved in seeking and interviewing for a job in academia
Improving the Career Transition for Students With Disabilities
OSCA (Ontario School Counsellors Association) November 2008
CANNEXUS (Montreal) April, 2008
A 1 hour session highlighting the research behind Laurier's new Career Transtion Program and outlining the steps involved in developing and implementing this program. How do we ensure students with disabilities are engaged fully in the career development process during their time as students.
Type Training: Know Yourself and Working with Others November, 2007
Information Technology Department Annual Retreat
A 2 hour session introducing and confirming personality type and using personality type for team building. An exploration of the difference and similarities between personality types including activities designed to facilitate improved communications between different personality types in the work place.