2018

AUGUST

 

 

8   11:00AM - 12:00PM

Location: Webinar

Asking all the Right Questions (and what to do once you’ve got the answers) (session 3 of 4)
Presenters: Paula Romanow
Whether we know it or not, we use … and do! … research almost every day of our lives. Wondering how to make that dish? Google recipes. How to build that deck? Look up Youtube tutorials. Have a child rearing question? Talk to other parents. Have a challenge with a client? Talk to your co-workers or look for some literature to find the answers. You may not think of it like that, but what you’re doing is actually conducting research. And research, whether done by you, a co-worker or someone else in the career development field, can make your work, and the life of your clients, better, more effective and deeper.

We tend to think of research as something done by academics, locked away on campuses, exploring theories totally unconnected to the everyday world we live in. Research is a scary thing to many of us. But it doesn’t have to be! Nor are university campuses the only place research can, or should, be done. It doesn’t have to be left to “the experts” who are only experts because they’ve been trained in using specific research methods. You can also learn those methods, and so, when you’ve found the answer for your question about the client, it makes you think that there’s got to be a better way, you can go about exploring that.

By the end of the series, you will be able to:

  • Identify what is formal and informal research, and when to use them
  • Narrow in on exactly what you want to find out, and be able to frame the question clearly and simply
  • Understand the Action Research cycle and know how to apply it to your own work
  • Develop a research plan
  • Use the appropriate method such as focus groups, surveys, semi-structured interviews, observation, document review, and literature searches to gather your data
  • Analyze your data quickly and thoroughly
  • Write research reports, and consider other ways to get your results out there

So, if you’ve ever wanted to find the answers to your questions, to develop the evidence for your evidence-based practice, then you need this series!

 

22   11:00AM - 12:00PM

Location: Webinar

Telling Everyone Else about it! (session 4 of 4)
Presenters: Paula Romanow
Whether we know it or not, we use … and do! … research almost every day of our lives. Wondering how to make that dish? Google recipes. How to build that deck? Look up Youtube tutorials. Have a child rearing question? Talk to other parents. Have a challenge with a client? Talk to your co-workers or look for some literature to find the answers. You may not think of it like that, but what you’re doing is actually conducting research. And research, whether done by you, a co-worker or someone else in the career development field, can make your work, and the life of your clients, better, more effective and deeper.

We tend to think of research as something done by academics, locked away on campuses, exploring theories totally unconnected to the everyday world we live in. Research is a scary thing to many of us. But it doesn’t have to be! Nor are university campuses the only place research can, or should, be done. It doesn’t have to be left to “the experts” who are only experts because they’ve been trained in using specific research methods. You can also learn those methods, and so, when you’ve found the answer for your question about the client, it makes you think that there’s got to be a better way, you can go about exploring that.

By the end of the series, you will be able to:

  • Identify what is formal and informal research, and when to use them
  • Narrow in on exactly what you want to find out, and be able to frame the question clearly and simply
  • Understand the Action Research cycle and know how to apply it to your own work
  • Develop a research plan
  • Use the appropriate method such as focus groups, surveys, semi-structured interviews, observation, document review, and literature searches to gather your data
  • Analyze your data quickly and thoroughly
  • Write research reports, and consider other ways to get your results out there

So, if you’ve ever wanted to find the answers to your questions, to develop the evidence for your evidence-based practice, then you need this series!

 

JULY

 

 

11   11:00AM - 12:00PM

Location: Webinar

What Exactly IS Research? (session 1 of 4)
Presenters: Paula Romanow
Whether we know it or not, we use … and do! … research almost every day of our lives. Wondering how to make that dish? Google recipes. How to build that deck? Look up Youtube tutorials. Have a child rearing question? Talk to other parents. Have a challenge with a client? Talk to your co-workers or look for some literature to find the answers. You may not think of it like that, but what you’re doing is actually conducting research. And research, whether done by you, a co-worker or someone else in the career development field, can make your work, and the life of your clients, better, more effective and deeper.

We tend to think of research as something done by academics, locked away on campuses, exploring theories totally unconnected to the everyday world we live in. Research is a scary thing to many of us. But it doesn’t have to be! Nor are university campuses the only place research can, or should, be done. It doesn’t have to be left to “the experts” who are only experts because they’ve been trained in using specific research methods. You can also learn those methods, and so, when you’ve found the answer for your question about the client, it makes you think that there’s got to be a better way, you can go about exploring that.

By the end of the series, you will be able to:

  • Identify what is formal and informal research, and when to use them
  • Narrow in on exactly what you want to find out, and be able to frame the question clearly and simply
  • Understand the Action Research cycle and know how to apply it to your own work
  • Develop a research plan
  • Use the appropriate method such as focus groups, surveys, semi-structured interviews, observation, document review, and literature searches to gather your data
  • Analyze your data quickly and thoroughly
  • Write research reports, and consider other ways to get your results out there

So, if you’ve ever wanted to find the answers to your questions, to develop the evidence for your evidence-based practice, then you need this series!

 

25   11:00AM - 12:00PM

Location: Webinar

Developing Your Research Project (session 2 of 4)
Presenters: Paula Romanow
Whether we know it or not, we use … and do! … research almost every day of our lives. Wondering how to make that dish? Google recipes. How to build that deck? Look up Youtube tutorials. Have a child rearing question? Talk to other parents. Have a challenge with a client? Talk to your co-workers or look for some literature to find the answers. You may not think of it like that, but what you’re doing is actually conducting research. And research, whether done by you, a co-worker or someone else in the career development field, can make your work, and the life of your clients, better, more effective and deeper.

We tend to think of research as something done by academics, locked away on campuses, exploring theories totally unconnected to the everyday world we live in. Research is a scary thing to many of us. But it doesn’t have to be! Nor are university campuses the only place research can, or should, be done. It doesn’t have to be left to “the experts” who are only experts because they’ve been trained in using specific research methods. You can also learn those methods, and so, when you’ve found the answer for your question about the client, it makes you think that there’s got to be a better way, you can go about exploring that.

By the end of the series, you will be able to:

  • Identify what is formal and informal research, and when to use them
  • Narrow in on exactly what you want to find out, and be able to frame the question clearly and simply
  • Understand the Action Research cycle and know how to apply it to your own work
  • Develop a research plan
  • Use the appropriate method such as focus groups, surveys, semi-structured interviews, observation, document review, and literature searches to gather your data
  • Analyze your data quickly and thoroughly
  • Write research reports, and consider other ways to get your results out there

So, if you’ve ever wanted to find the answers to your questions, to develop the evidence for your evidence-based practice, then you need this series!

 

JUNE

 

 

6   1:00PM - 2:30PM

Location: Webinar

Professional Case Note Writing and Documentation (session 1 of 3)
Presenters:
The NSCDA is partnering with the Bell, Browne, Molnar & Delicate Consulting group to present two exciting new webinars for career development professionals in Nova Scotia:  Motivational Interviewing and Professional Case Note Writing and Documentation.

We are pleased to be able to offer these webinars at a reduced cost to you. Members who register with the NSCDA’s special discount will receive 20% off group and individual registrations!

Please contact Caitlin Parkinson at cparkinson@nscda.ca or 902-832-0335 for your special discount code if you would like to register for any of these training sessions.

 

13   1:00PM - 2:30PM

Location: Webinar

Professional Case Note Writing and Documentation (session 2 of 3)

 

20   1:00PM - 2:30PM

Location: Webinar

Professional Case Note Writing and Documentation (session 3 of 3)

 

 

MAY

 

 

15   1:00PM - 2:30PM

 Location: Webinar

Motivational Interviewing (session 1 of 2)
Presenters:


The NSCDA is partnering with the Bell, Browne, Molnar & Delicate Consulting group to present two exciting new webinars for career development professionals in Nova Scotia:  Motivational Interviewing and Professional Case Note Writing and Documentation.

We are pleased to be able to offer these webinars at a reduced cost to you. Members who register with the NSCDA’s special discount will receive 20% off group and individual registrations!

Please contact Caitlin Parkinson at cparkinson@nscda.ca or 902-832-0335 for your special discount code if you would like to register for any of these training sessions.

 

 

24   1:00PM - 2:00PM

Location: Webinar

Adult Literacy in Nova Scotia
Presenters:

“This presentation will guide attendees through a close look at the spectrum of adult literacy and essential skills development in Nova Scotia:  we’ll discuss the facts about literacy, how it’s measured and how it’s cultivated; the current statistics on literacy levels in Nova Scotia and what those statistics tell us; and explore the confounding variables at play that can contribute to lower rates of literacy.

In addition, we’ll talk about the various learning programs and organizations available to adult learners in Nova Scotia.  Attendees will learn about the variety of programs and streams available to adult learners, and how to identify the best-fitting support for a client’s individual skills needs.  Periodically throughout the presentation attendees will be invited to ask questions and share their observations.

This session is facilitated by Jayne Hunter, Executive Director of Literacy Nova Scotia (LNS).  Since 1992, LNS has supported the literacy community in Nova Scotia by working to ensure that every Nova Scotian has equal access to quality literacy, essential skills, and lifelong learning opportunities. LNS is a provincial non-profit charitable umbrella organization that provides supports to adult learners, practitioners and organizations. Their vision is for Nova Scotians to achieve their learning goals and fulfill their potential.

Jayne joined the team at LNS in 2003 and has been Executive Director since 2012. She holds a Masters of Adult Education from St FX University, a BA (Econ) from Acadia, and fully embraces lifelong learning.”

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29   1:00PM - 2:30PM

Location: Webinar

Motivational Interviewing (session 2 of 2)

 

 

MARCH

 

 

07   10:00AM - 11:30AM

Location:Webinar

Record Suspension in Nova Scotia
Presenters:
Facilitator Jenna Tucker is a Community Caseworker and long-time volunteer with the John Howard Society. She has previously worked with Correctional Services Canada/CORCAN to work with individuals on parole to help them find and secure work.

This workshop is designed to give someone a basic understanding of the record suspension process (formerly known as pardons), to help better educate clients or co-workers. This presentation will focus on the facts of the record suspension application process and the eligibility criteria, as well as some things we’ve learned since offering the service that will correct some misconceptions that you or your clients may have.

Established in 1950, the John Howard Society of Nova Scotia (JHSNS) supports individuals in conflict with the law or those who are at risk of being in conflict with the law. JHSNS strives to help individuals overcome various barriers that they face due to their criminal background. Their mandate is: Effective, just and humane responses to the causes and consequences of crime.

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20   9:00AM - 4:00PM

Location: Nova Scotia Works Bridgewater, Employment Solutions Centre Board Room

Create Resumes That Get Results

Facilitator: Betsy Payne

This workshop is targeted towards Information Resource Specialists, new Case Managers, or staff working directly in resume development during workshops or in your front end resource centres. In this full day session we will focus on:

  • Methods to help your clients build a targeted effective resume.
  • Improving the interaction with clients with probing questions and conversation.
  • How to target the specifics of a job.
  • Increase client awareness of their skills and experience.
  • Tools and Resources available to assist you with resume development.

This workshop includes both theory and practice, feedback from Nova Scotia employers about their experience with hiring from resumes, electronic sites and job posting sites.

LOGIN ON THE HUB TO SIGN UP FOR THIS TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

 

FEBRUARY

 

 

28   10:00AM - 11:30AM

Location:Webinar

Record Suspension in Nova Scotia
Presenters:
Facilitator Jenna Tucker is a Community Caseworker and long-time volunteer with the John Howard Society. She has previously worked with Correctional Services Canada/CORCAN to work with individuals on parole to help them find and secure work.

This workshop is designed to give someone a basic understanding of the record suspension process (formerly known as pardons), to help better educate clients or co-workers. This presentation will focus on the facts of the record suspension application process and the eligibility criteria, as well as some things we’ve learned since offering the service that will correct some misconceptions that you or your clients may have.

Established in 1950, the John Howard Society of Nova Scotia (JHSNS) supports individuals in conflict with the law or those who are at risk of being in conflict with the law. JHSNS strives to help individuals overcome various barriers that they face due to their criminal background. Their mandate is: Effective, just and humane responses to the causes and consequences of crime.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

 

JANUARY

 

 

 

2017

DECEMBER

 

 

04   1:00PM - 2:00PM

Location:Webinar

Nova Scotia Certified Peer Support Specialist Program
Presenters:
Stephane Grenier, Principle and Lead Innovator, Mental Health Innovations
Kyle Hillier, Peer Supporter-Peer Support Coordinator, Peer Support Nova Scotia
Robin Campbell, Community Mental Health Coordinator

Connecting with another person who has lived with mental illness or addiction — a peer — can be a vital link for someone struggling with their own situation. Join us to learn about the value of peer support and the positive impact it can have on that person’s recovery journey. Peer support occurs, and is effective, in many settings and in different models from community to within the formal system. This presentation will discuss peer support across the spectrum as well as focus on the Peer Support Nova Scotia program.

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11   9:00AM - 4:00PM

Location: Nova Scotia Works Windsor, 80 water Street, Windsor, NS

Create Resumes That Get Results
Presenter: Betsy Payne

FOR NSW STAFF ONLY

This workshop is targeted towards Information Resource Specialists, new Case Managers or staff working directly in resume development during workshops or in your front end resource centres. In this full day session we will focus on
•    Methods to help your clients build a targeted effective resume.
•    Improving the interaction with clients with probing questions and conversation.
•    How to target the specifics of a job.
•    Increase client awareness of their skills and experience.
•    Tools and Resources available to assist you with resume development.This workshop includes both theory and practice, feedback from Nova Scotia employers about their experience with hiring from resumes, electronic sites and job posting sites.

PLEASE SIGN UP by logging into your HUB profile, and signing up for the workshops found in the COURSE CATALOGUE on the HUB.

NOVEMBER

 

 

11   9:00AM - 4:00PM

Location: NSCDA Training Room

Create Resumes That Get Results
Presenter: Betsy Payne

FOR NSW STAFF ONLY

This workshop is targeted towards Information Resource Specialists, new Case Managers or staff working directly in resume development during workshops or in your front end resource centres. In this full day session we will focus on
•    Methods to help your clients build a targeted effective resume.
•    Improving the interaction with clients with probing questions and conversation.
•    How to target the specifics of a job.
•    Increase client awareness of their skills and experience.
•    Tools and Resources available to assist you with resume development.This workshop includes both theory and practice, feedback from Nova Scotia employers about their experience with hiring from resumes, electronic sites and job posting sites.

PLEASE SIGN UP by logging into your HUB profile, and signing up for the workshops found in the COURSE CATALOGUE on the HUB.

 

 

OCTOBER

 

 

23   11:30AM - 12:30PM

Location: Webinar

New Opportunities For Work (NOW) Call For Concepts
Presenter: The Centre for Employment Innovation (CEI)

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26   11:30AM - 12:30PM

Location: Webinar

Financial Literacy in Times of Change
Presenter: Beth Carmichael, MBA

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