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[In the Field September 2012] Internationally Educated Professionals Conference - York Region

The Gateway - York Region's first conference for internationally educated professionals (IEPs), is being held on October 23, 2012.  The conference provides an opportunity for IEPs, newcomer entrepreneurs, employers, professional associations and government representatives to make new contacts, exchange ideas and learn from each other.

Who Should Attend

[In the Field September 2012] CANNEXUS 2013 Conference

The Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) 2013 CANNEXUS Conference brings together career practitioners from across Canada to Ottawa January 28 – 30, 2013.

Three days of learning and sharing in the nation's capital is a must for those in career services provision who want to enhance their professional development, improve organizational productivity, and client service effectiveness.  

[In the Field September 2012] Member Feature

CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses, a non-profit organization, provides immigrant nurses with the one-on-one support, language and communication skills and exam preparation to be successful in the nursing profession. CARE Centre recognizes the value of nurses with diverse education and experience and is committed to advocating for their full contribution to Ontario's healthcare system.

[In the Field September 2012] OCASI’s Online Self-directed Courses

OCASI's online self-directed courses, offered through Learn At Work are free and open to anyone. You can enroll yourself in any course listed as "self-directed".  Self-directed course means that you will read the content and complete the activities at your own pace.

Currently, there are self-directed courses in the following:

[In the Field September 2012] OCASI’s Webinars

OCASI has and continues to develop different webinars that address immigrant-serving sector capacity building priorities and also serve as valuable professional development tools. These webinars are organized by OCASI's OSI Team, facilitated by leading experts, and designed to provide participants with an opportunity to learn, share, and discuss priorities identified through the OrgWise online self-assessment.

Thoughts on Leadership, Change and Succession

I've always thought of the day after Labour Day as the beginning of a second new year.  As colleagues return to work from vacations and “staycations”, one can sense a renewed focused energy, a ramping up of gears, a new sense of purpose that organizations take on after the long lazy days of summer.  This year more than most I felt that there was a sense of change in the air.