CERIC Roadshow Makes Stop at Yorkville’s Vancouver Campus

Student Stories

October 29, 2019

The Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) and Yorkville University are set to co-host a free, career theory-focused networking breakfast next month.


Riz Ibrahim, CERIC’s executive director, invites all stakeholders – including educators, career practitioners and employers – out to the event at Yorkville University’s Vancouver Campus to meet and engage in discussion with BC-based authors Dr. Roberta Neault, Dr. Deirdre Pickerell, and Kris Magnusson about how to apply their key career theories into practice.


The breakfast meeting will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 1090 West Georgia St., Suite 700 (7th floor).


During the event’s first discussion, Neault, a Yorkville professor and former Associate Dean, and Pickerell, Yorkville’s recently appointed Dean of Student Success, will present their Career Engagement Model.



The Career Engagement Model situates maximum engagement to occur at the intersection of challenge and capacity – too much challenge for the available capacity can be overwhelming, while too little challenge leaves people feeling underutilized. Neault and Pickerell’s research brings together two groups who have typically worked in silos: career practitioners and HR professionals, whose integrated supports can benefit both individuals and organizations. The model has even broader application, including with high school students, foreign-trained professionals and retirees.


Key Learnings from the Career Engagement Model discussion will include:

– How to identify the signs of career disengagement

– The individual and the organizational responsibility for career engagement

– How to engage and re-engage jobseekers and employees


During the second discussion, Magnusson will present his Framework to Organize Career Development Concepts and Practices, which was co-developed with Dave Redekopp.


Magnusson will describe the four broad client challenges integrated in this framework and how it can help practitioners situate all ideas into categories known to be in service of the client’s career development – skills to navigate, the motivation to do so, and understanding of a possible “place” in the world, and the ability to manifest the whole self through a variety of life roles.


Key learnings from the Framework to Organize Career Development Concepts and Practices will include:

– A description of the four client challenges

– How to respond to them

–  Practical examples showing how the framework can guide the practitioner’s thinking about a client’s concern


In addition to the presentations, the meeting will also present a great opportunity for attendees to network with their professional peers, as well as to learn more about the CERIC’s programs and services.


All those interested in attending are asked to RSVP here as early as possible, as seating is limited