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Apr 06

Webinar: Everyday Creativity with Caroline Brookfield

Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Online

Google has helped us find tens of thousands of results on “gestation period of a meerkat”, but having all the

(not always correct) answers has robbed us of our ability to sit in uncertainty. There is a key to thriving in uncertainty this decade:

Tolerance of Ambiguity (TOA). Research shows that high tolerance of ambiguity is correlated with a cornucopia

of benefits such as increased job performance, critical thinking, complex problem solving, improved well-being,

and resilience.

 

But what does this have to do with creativity? And why should you care?

Creativity is an essential workplace skill. No, you don't have to paint the Mona Lisa in your boardroom.

All creativity is uncertain. And all people are creative (it's a neurobiological fact)

Standing before a canvas. Decorating a cake. Building a pivot table.

To take a deep breath and start, to face the possibility of failure, to step into the unknown, is uncomfortable. We are programmed by evolution and survival to despise

novelty and uncertainty.

 

Some people are naturally intolerant to ambiguity. Luckily, there are proven ways to increase your tolerance of

ambiguity, including using your creativity. Creativity and Tolerance of Ambiguity are like a pair of superheroes, who can band together to form

an unbeatable team. They also look great in tights.

Join us as Caroline Brookfield talks to us about finding that creativity in your job search and in your careers.

More about Caroline:

I'm a veterinarian, trained in medicine, steeped in science and data, with an inner performer who loves to create and play. I challenge people to reconnect with their inherent creativity, even if they can’t sing "Happy Birthday". Drawing from my experience in stand-up comedy (get it, "drawing"?), I love to entertain while watching paradigms shift. My science background compels me to use research and data to support my claims.

 

Apr 07

Webinar: MySafeWork with Robert Ellis

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Online

Right now safety is one of the big things in life, but how can safety be essential to success in your career and in job searching?

MySafeWork is a non-profit organization committed to preventing vulnerable workers from being killed, injured, and harassed on the job. At the same time, we inspire companies to build strong safety culture through employee engagement.

Whether speaking to thousands of front-line employees, or to a small group of executives, MySafeWork pushes every employee to think differently about safety.

MySafeWork presentations are a catalyst to improved performance, creating a renewed commitment to safety at all levels of the organization.

By integrating your company’s safety objectives into our presentation, MySafeWork’s Governor General award winning communicators can help you meet your goals in a dynamic and engaging manner.

Join us as Robert Ellis, Founder of My Safe Work talks about keeping safety in the forefront of your mind when choosing the right company for you and what to consider to be successful in your job.

More about Rob:

Rob Ellis became an outspoken advocate for health, safety and wellness in the workplace after the death of his son David in 1999. Rob has developed international partnerships with companies dedicated to becoming champion employers. His work with young people, parents, and businesses has been widely publicized across Canada and the United States, and he is regularly sought after to participate in international events as a keynote speaker.

As a former business owner, Rob knows the challenges that companies face in recruiting and retaining the best people. He believes that by partnering with industry leaders to promote positive change, a cultural shift will take place in our communities – a shift that will increase the importance of health, safety, and wellness for all workers.

Rob can almost always be seen wearing the original Jersey of Courage.

 

Apr 08

Calgary Update: Homelessness with The Mustard Seed

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Online

What's happening with the most vulnerable population in Calgary during these times? How are the organizations responding and how can you get involved?

Homelessness 101: What does homelessness look like in Calgary and how can we respond to it? In this short presentation we’ll tackle the categories of homelessness, the many reasons why someone may experience homelessness and how The Mustard Seed is helping.

More about Dave:

Dave Conrad is the Community Engagement Manager at The Mustard Seed in Calgary, Alberta. Dave is passionate about teaching individuals and helping them rethink the topics of Homelessness and Poverty.

Apr 09

Getting Ready for Virtual Conversations with Karen Styles

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Online

Virtual meetings are a big thing right now. Zoom, Microsoft teams, and Skype have become as essential to people as Word and Excel especially since quarantine. But are you doing are you showing up as a professional in virtual interviews and meetings? Learn how to prepare for video calls so you can show that you're a pro in virtual conversations.

More about Karen:

Karen Styles is an Instructor + Coach who helps people stop stumbling over their words and speak with confidence.
So many people get frustrated when they can't communicate their value to others, but it is possible!

Getting the words right really matters:
- in your resume
- in an interview
- while networking
- on your website/Linked In

Karen helps people to ditch the frustration and finally get the words right!

Apr 10

GOOD FRIDAY

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Apr 13

EASTER MONDAY

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Apr 14

Calgary Update: Technology Industry with Sakina Tinwala

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Apr 15

Calgary Update: Higher Education and Resumes with Kate Power

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Apr 16

Staying Fit During Quarantine with Randy Quansah

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Apr 17

Video Interviews with Vidcruiter

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Apr 20

Resilience in Challenging Times with Dr. Bob Acton

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Apr 22

Job Search Upgrade Part A: Resumes with Isaac Beadle

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Apr 23

Job Search Upgrade Part B: Interviews with Isaac Beadle

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Apr 27

Effective Mental Health Strategies during your Quarantine with Refresh Counselling

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Apr 28

Getting Yourself Out There Without Leaving Your Quarantine with Kim Orlesky

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Apr 29

Networking During Social Distancing with Kirstie Boyle

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am