Aligned with CERIC's priority to collaborate and enhance the learning of career practitioners across Canada, CERIC partners with other organizations in the career development field to offer webinars, which serve as accessible and convenient forms of professional development for our audience. Most of CERIC's webinars are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 pm ET.
CERIC is a charitable organization that advances education and research in career counselling and career development. Through funding, partnerships and strategic programs, we make a significant impact in the career counselling and development sector nationwide and globally.
CERIC's core audience consists of career development practitioners, employment advisors and career and guidance counsellors from diverse sectors including non-profit organizations, post-secondary institutions, independent practices, government agencies and K-12 schools. Our audience of over 20,000 subscribers also includes educators, researchers and programs developers. To learn more about our audience, please refer to our Audience One-Pager.
Webinar(s) that are a good fit for CERIC meet the following criteria:
Relevance: Submissions should address current challenges, trends or emerging topics in career development that are of interest to our diverse audience.
Canadian Focus: While regional perspectives are welcomed, the content should have a Canadian focus, ensuring its applicability across the country.
Duration: The webinar should consist of at least one 1-hour-long session, allowing sufficient time for a comprehensive exploration of the topic.
Solution-focused: Career practitioners are seeking practical tools and strategies that can be immediately applied in their work. Webinars should offer solutions and practical insights.
Non-promotional: Submissions must provide solid information and ideas while refraining from overtly promoting the work, programs or products.
AREAS OF INTEREST
The following themes have emerged as key areas of interest from our audience. However, CERIC welcomes individuals to submit their proposals even if they don't align with these specific areas. We encourage diverse perspectives and ideas that contribute to the advancement of career development. Key areas of interest include:
1. Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) with a particular interest in:
Working with people with disabilities
Working with clients facing multiple employment barriers
Related topics to reconciliation work and/or working with Indigenous clientele
Working with 2SLGBTQIA+ clients
2. Counselling Techniques/Coaching Practices
3. New Technology & Tools for Career Development Professionals
4. Labour Market Information (LMI)
5. Youth (e.g. career development in K-12, post-secondary or outside of school)
6. Job Search (e.g. resumes, interviews, cover letters, job search strategies)
7. Career Theories
8. Supporting Immigrants
9. Mental Health
10. Employer Engagement
11. Career Assessments
12. Navigating the Changing Workplace
CERIC reserves the right to decline webinar proposals that do not align with our capacity and learning priorities. Only authors of selected proposals will be contacted within five weeks following their submission date. We appreciate your understanding and interest in presenting with CERIC.