Building Career Resilience in Difficult Times

CONNECT Online '20 | Leadership and Resilience | Virtual Events throughout November 2020

November 25, 2020 from 10:00 am  – 12:00 pm EST
In collaboration with the Global Alumni Network and SEEC
Workshop featuring:
Jeff MacInnis,
Faculty, Schulich Executive Education Centre
Trevor Cape,
Faculty, Schulich Executive Education Centre
Tracey Levison,
Faculty, Schulich Executive Education Centre

Are you career-resilient? In today’s uncertain economic climate, many people are living through a period of career uncertainty, job search disappointments, job loss, and challenging workplace environments. In difficult times, building career resilience isn’t an option; it’s a core — and critical — professional competency. If you are mid-career or further along, this is especially true.

Career resilience – which has also been called career management – is defined as, “the ability to adapt to changing circumstances, even when the circumstances are discouraging or disruptive…or being career self-reliant”  (ERIC 1997).

In this impactful 2 hour session you will be introduced to power tools and techniques to futureproof your career.

What you will learn:

  • Your resilience DNA: Understand your core motivators and behaviours, and identify ways to build career resilience.
  • Course correct: How to be agile and respond quickly to career challenges, setbacks and opportunities.
  • Career Trajectory: How to plot a career path in uncertain times.

Trevor Cape

Trevor Cape

Trevor Cape is one of Canada’s leading Career Coaches who has helped thousands of clients at all ages and stages thrive in top companies including Facebook, Google, RBC, TD Bank, Deloitte, KPMG, Canadian Tire, Rogers, Schneider Electric, Telus, Toyota, and Maclaren Automotive. He has a strong reputation for helping people grow communications skills, confidence and career success.

Focus areas of his career strategy workshops include career navigation, presentation skills, communications, networking, interviewing, marketing, team building, personal branding, HR management, cultural sensitivity, managing up down and across and social media.

Prior to launching his teaching and coaching business, he worked for 14 years at the world’s largest branding company, Interbrand, serving as Director of Marketing, HR and Knowledge Management, working locally and globally and mentoring high potentials across the global network.

He has delivered successful programs for numerous clients including Knightsbridge, University of Toronto, George Brown, Humber College, MaRS Discovery District, DDB and NABS. He delivers his programs together with his partner, Nicole Tupechka, and is currently working with the top business school in Canada, Schulich Executive Education Centre, to guide high potential, early in career professionals with their growth and development and wellness at work, improving creativity and reducing stress through guided meditations and energy healing.

Tracey Levison

Tracey Levison

Tracey Levison is a partner at Above + Beyond, a Toronto based Management Consulting company focused on the transformation of individuals and organizations globally.

Tracey has been in the business of leadership and organizational development for over 18 years.  She designs curriculum, facilitates and leads long-term strategic initiatives in leadership development, change management and talent management both domestically and internationally. She works closely with senior leaders in both the private and public sector in numerous industries including banking, retail, professional services, public relations, manufacturing and government. She is part time faculty at the Schulich School of Business-Executive Education Centre. She has coached leaders and teams at all levels of management, in businesses big and small.  Tracey’s honest and effective approach has helped people navigate change, develop their talent, and create extraordinary results both personally and professionally. Her aim and passion is to bring out the best in people

Tracey loves learning, has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario, and has completed a 5-year post-graduate program to be licensed as a psychotherapist.  She is a trained Emotional Intelligence (EQi) coach and trainer and is a Master Coach and Trainer in Psychometric Technology (Personal Orientation Profiles). She, along with the team at Above + Beyond, have created some extraordinary advances in how to use data to help realize talent potential in an organization.  She is focused on understanding how the natural abilities of individuals, along with their knowledge, know-how and mindset, make up the DNA of those organizations.

Andrew Levison

Andrew Levison

Andrew Levison has been a senior faculty member at the Schulich Executive Education Centre for over 12 years teaching clients about Leadership and Talent Management. He is the founder and president of Above + Beyond, a Toronto-based Management Consulting Firm that specializes in Talent Assessment, Identification and Development. Their proprietary GENE Assessments and Leadership DNA technology help clients utilize predictive analytics to make smarter, faster, more objective decisions about workforce talent.  Above + Beyond’s unique partnership with Schulich assists clients in getting a better return on development by utilizing the output from their studies to  design customized solutions for targeted development.

Andrew works globally across all industries in the private and public sectors helping his clients unleash their inherent potential for success. He is also an expert public speaker, executive coach, and facilitator.

Jeff MacInnis

Jeff MacInnis

Jeff MacInnis has pushed the limits of human experience as a world-class explorer and racer. He was the first to sail through the ice-choked Northwest Passage. This incredible expedition was featured in National Geographic, a best-selling book and an international television special.

Jeff has also raced in the last three Eco-Challenge World Championships and was a member of the Canadian National Ski Team. Jeff’s WIN Thinking and Business Race Programs takes his proven racing strategies to increase business results.

His company WIN Thinking Productions has produced more than 2,000 projects in 36 countries on 6 continents in 3 languages.


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