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DECENT WORK ON A CHANGING PLANET: PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPING A MORE EQUITABLE WORLD FOR OUR CLIENTS

This is a webinar! 

The climate crisis not only creates new environmental, economic and societal problems, but exacerbates  pre-existing inequalities and inequities of our present world. To address this pressing issue, there is a growing demand for a just transition that can effectively tackle the evolving challenges of our changing world while leaving no one behind. 

A just transition requires that all individuals have access to decent work, regardless of their station in life. Presently some jobs are celebrated while others result in physical and emotional harm, leaving those workers disengaged from society and despairing.  

Career development professionals can play a key role in changing this narrative and working collectively towards a more sustainable future and a just transition. By advocating for and empowering clients to pursue decent work from their employers and their society, they can contribute to a more equitable future for all.  

Why Career Practitioners Should Attend

Career development professionals traditionally provide career management and self-exploration skills, helping the client better adapt to the social structures around them. There is also an acknowledgement of equity/diversity/inclusion, but rarely do we discuss how to empower client-centered change in employers.  

In the webinar series, we will discuss the intersections between decent work and climate/sustainability, and explore how these issues disproportionately impact vulnerable groups, including refugees, Indigenous communities and students – often the most affected by the rapidly changing dynamics of our world. This practical two-part webinar series will go through concrete strategies to empower clients through consciousness raising, negotiation skills and awareness of labour lawwhile fostering a collaboration between employers and employees.

Cross-cultural approaches will be highlighted along with real-life case examples of how CDPs can effectively support their clients to pursue decent work and improve the quality of their livesThis will involve the application of various social justice principles including those from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, in the work of career development professionals. 

By the end of the webinar series, participants will feel better equipped and will leave with a list of resources, strategies and techniques to create positive impacts in your clients’ lives amidst a changing planet.  

Webinar #1: Decent Work – Defining and developing a more equitable world

  • Defining decent work as a justice issue and how it relates to various theories 
  • Raising awareness among clients of inequities in employment 
  • Principles of labour and strategies for creating change within the workplace 
  • Considering a holistic approach to decent work from Heart, Mind, Body, Spirit 
  • Case studies in cross-cultural and Indigenous contexts 

Date:  Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

Time: 12:00pm- 1:00pm EST

Use this link to learn more or register for: https://ceric.ca/2023/09/decent-work-on-a-changing-planet-practical-strategies-for-developing-a-more-equitable-world-for-our-clients/

  • Language: English

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Nov 29 2023
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 29 2023
  • Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Free

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CERIC (Advancing Career Development in Canada)
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learning@ceric.ca

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