Community and connections

March 27, 2020

 

 

 

I hope you are doing as well as you can as you and your family, employers, students. clients, and organization navigate your new reality in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  You may have seen this already on social media, but wanted to be sure to extend an invite for you to participate.  Hope you can make it!

 

As a CACEE National Board and CACEE  West member, I encourage you to check out our association for information, resources and support as we navigate our way in these unsettling times. https://www.cacee.com/

 

A few weeks ago, words like ‘physical distancing’ or ‘self-isolating’ were not a part of everyday conversation. Now they seem to be almost our only constant. A lot has changed quickly; we are working remotely, some of us may have some unanticipated ‘co-workers’ joining us at home, we may be feeling scared, angry, isolated, sad, or uncertain. And, that is ok. Feeling and naming these emotions enables us to start to work through them… one step at a time. Your CACEE community is here to support you as we navigate next steps and adapt to our reality resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our work as professionals in the post-secondary to career space is deeply rooted in building connections. While it is unsafe for us to do so face to face right now, we are committed to doing everything we can to nurture and foster the pan-Canadian network we have created as an association. We will find the bright spots, find creative solutions, and get through this together!

The Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) is Canada’s leading authority on the transition from post-secondary to their career.  As a pan-Canadian network of employers and career educators, there is a wealth of expertise, best practices, and insights that can be tapped into.  Particularly in this unprecedented time... not just within our space, but around the globe!

 

The CACEE community is here to support you in whatever ways we can.  One of the initiatives we are undertaking to foster connection and as a part of our response to COVID-19 is a virtual roundtable series.

 

Starting this Friday, we will be hosting a series FREE virtual roundtables which will serve as a regular touchpoint for us to check-in with one another and benefit from sharing approaches, ideas, and candid dialogue as a CACEE community. 

 

First up is “What actions are you taking to preserve and maintain your culture?”.  The roundtable will take place on Friday, March 27th, 2020 from 12:00 – 12:45 pm EDT. 

 

Register to join us by clicking here. Once signed up, we will connect with you via e-mail to share all the details you will need to login, manage technology, and take part in this rich national dialogue.

 

We will be keeping the lines of communication open with a new topic every Wednesday. Keep your eye on your inbox, the CACEE LinkedIN Group, and our Twitter feed to register and stay up on the list of upcoming topics! We look forward to connecting with you on-line!

 

CACEE Connects: Supporting Each Other in Adapting to Our New Reality
Starting this Friday, March 27th,  from 12:00 – 12:45 PM ET, we will be hosting a virtual roundtable series. First up is “What actions are you taking to preserve and maintain your ‘culture’?”. These conversations will serve as a regular touchpoint for us to check-in and benefit from sharing approaches, ideas, and candid dialogue with one another. After our first roundtable, we will be keeping the lines of communication open with a new topic every Wednesday.  Keep your eye on your inbox, the CACEE LinkedIn page, and our Twitter feed to register and keep up on the list of upcoming topics! REGISTER HERE

 

Professional Development, Programming, & Tools
We will continue to deliver high-quality professional development and programming to our member community this Spring! National Coffee Chats with hot topics for both Employers and Career Educators, joint Webinars with CERIC, and our renowned Career Educator Certificate program are all on deck to be delivered virtually. We also may have one or two other creative ideas percolating – so stay tuned!

The CACEE LinkedIn Group is a great place to connect with colleagues, ask burning questions, and share information. And, of course, the CACEE Exchange (our bi-weekly newsletter) and website are your sources to stay up to date on all that is happening across the association.

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