Right now, we are in a moment of transition. As Canada slowly opens up, we are all re-introducing ourselves to the world – to our friends, family members, and coworkers. As many of us encounter more and more of the familiar trappings of our pre-pandemic lives, old lifestyle habits, values, and goals may not make sense anymore.
Much of this shift is happening at our workplaces.
What has shifted for you? Do you know what’s working for you in your career and what’s not? What values are you bringing to your work that you didn’t before? Is your job fulfilling your needs?
In a changing environment, these answers can be difficult to gage. Not to mention, feeling unfulfilled at work or craving a career change in a time of prolonged uncertainty is daunting and for many, simply not feasible.
That’s where Challenge Factory comes in. In collaboration with CSI, this CSI Member designed a three-part online program for people seeking to better understand and align their values inside of their current roles. Think of it as a roadmap for a career tuneup rather than an entire career change.
Ignite Your Career
Ignite Your Career is a three-part curriculum-based program designed for people who are looking to make a stronger connection between the work they do, their values, and the world around them. You’ll learn how to navigate uncertainty, identify the supports you need, and communicate your goals to your employers.
We know the power of great career conversations. Strong career development is linked to better mental wellness. It leads to more confident and creative teams. It fosters a sense of belonging that comes from understanding how work connects with personal values.
After a year of change, many folks are asking more questions than ever about their work, lives, stretch goals, learning, and careers. If you’re one of them, this workshop series is designed to help you imagine your best self and create a collaborative action plan to help you get there. (Plus, CSI Members get in at a discount!)
What You Can Expect
Over three modules, happening August 4, 11, and 18, participants will learn how to engage in more meaningful career conversations, challenge their limiting beliefs, and ask better, more action-oriented questions of themselves and their employers.
For example, Module One, Imagine, focuses on envisioning what your career could look like and imagining the kinds of actions you can take to achieve it. Challenge Factory Facilitators, Lisa and Ali, say they often hear, “I hope the new normal is better. I wonder what it will be like?” In response, they encourage participants to ask more empowered questions: “What am I going to do to ensure my career and life move in a direction that is supportive of the future I want to create? What actions am I going to take individually and where can I find support?” These slight reframes can lead to long-term breakthroughs.
Facilitators will provide take-home exercises to accompany live sessions, building on the content week to week. For the entire month of August, registrants will receive access to all course materials through Challenge Factory’s Centre for Career Innovation website. On August 4, 11, and 18, it’s time to start translating your newfound values and priorities into action.
About the Facilitators
Lisa Taylor is a sought-after expert on today’s changing world of work. As President of Challenge Factory Lisa offers invaluable leadership and insights about the Future of Work. She is the author of the Retain and Gain series of career management playbooks and The Talent Revolution: Longevity and the Future of Work. She is also a co-host on the highly anticipated podcast The Next Normal.
Ali Breen is Challenge Factory’s Learning Coordinator and leads our Centre for Career Innovation. With 10+ years in career development and human resources, Ali is a constant kick-starter. She brings her experiences in adult education & facilitation, curriculum design, leadership training, community growth, and personal branding.
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