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Jun
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CareerCycles & SFU Sign Affinity Agreement to Help SFU Alumni Access CareerCycles’ Career Management Programs

Jun
12

Simon Fraser University and CareerCycles have signed an agreement, June 2016, to give SFU Alumni preferred rates on CareerCycles’ career management programs.

SFU’s Career Services and Alumni offices have supported this new arrangement to benefit SFU Alumni wherever they live and work. In the complex and uncertain world of work, career management is among the most important skills that professionals can develop.

CareerCycles is a team of career professionals solving the ‘wicked problem’ of career dissatisfaction. The CareerCycles team of Associates uses an evidence-based, narrative method of practice that clients love. Associates are based in Vancouver and Toronto, and clients can be served in-person, by phone or Skype. Career management matters because we spend over 100,000 hours in our careers, and yet most Canadians invest less than 10 hours into career planning.

SFU Alumni wanting to take advantage of CareerCycles career management programs and preferred rates are encouraged to contact SFU Career Services at 778.782.3106 or check http://www.sfu.ca/career/contact-us.html

To find out more about CareerCycles call for a free 15-minute career conversation toll-free at 1-844-465-9222 or visit www.careercycles.com

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

Thursday Sept. 24, 2015 – Free Who You Are MATTERS Game Night

Aug
05

Join us Thursday Sept. 24, 2015 from 6:15-9:00 pm at our Toronto office for our next Who You Are MATTERS! Game Night.

Developed using CareerCycles evidence-based method of practice which has helped over 4,000 career clients to date, the Who You Are Matters! game sparks meaningful conversation and can help you connect the dots in your professional and personal life.

Learn more & register at careercycles.com/wyam

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by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

Using Games, Online Tools & Individual Techniques for Life Design – Join us at Cannexus15!

Jan
23

Please join us for our presentation at Cannexus15, on Tues. Jan. 27, 2015

Block 5 / Tues. 2 – 3.30pm / Room 201 / Ottawa Convention Centre / Register at http://cannexus.ca/

Who You Are Matters!SESSION DESCRIPTION: Career professionals deserve to be influential in helping lifelong learners navigate increasingly frequent transitions. We need tools that promote clarification of career and life choices, employee engagement and designing a life of purpose. Sample and appreciate the face-to-face Who You Are Matters! game and online narrative storytelling tools, successfully used in education, organizations and practice, which illuminate ‘life design’ principles and ‘technology mediated reflection.’
Mark Franklin (MEd, CCC, CMF) leads CareerCycles, a career management social enterprise with 3500 plus clients, and 250 licensees of its narrative method of practice. Mark developed Who You Are MATTERS! work / life alignment game and hosts Career Buzz radio.

Jayne Greene-Black (M.A.) is an experienced career counsellor, educator, university learning disability career specialist, and CareerCycles Associate. With over 30 years of experience, she has assisted thousands of career planners to clarify and reach educational, career, and life dreams. 

Angie Bjorson (CHRP, HNCP) is a Human Resources Professional and CareerCycles Associate with experience in organizations, education management and recruiting in public and private post-secondary, associations, talent agencies and service industry.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

Career Challenge Quiz is here!

Oct
27

Take the Career Development ChallengeCanadian Council for Career Development (CCCD) is pleased to celebrate Canada Career Week November 3-7, 2014. CareerCycles is an active member of CCCD. We recently helped develop and launch the Canadian Career Development Challenge.

The Canadian Career Development Challenge only takes 5-10 minutes to complete. It’s an interactive tool that explores skill and will relating to your career management. Please encourage your clients, friends, and colleagues to try it out. Take the Quiz!

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

Using Narrative Solutions to Build Your Talent Management Edge – June 19 event

Jun
04

Our CareerCycles Organizational Solutions team announces

A special showcase learning event, “Using Narrative Solutions to Build Your Talent Management Edge.”

The stories you tell about talent management, and the stories we hear from our career clients — are they two sides of the same story?

  • You say: “We have an excellent leadership development program.”
  • We hear employees say: “Leadership at my company is ineffective!” 
  • You say: “We have clear career paths in our company.”
  • We hear employees say: “I want to look for a new job because I don’t think I have a future with my organization.”
  • You say: “We have a succession plan in place.”
  • We hear employees say: “I’m retiring soon, and no one has asked me what they need to know.”
  • You say: “Our people work well together in teams with a high level of trust.”
  • We hear employees say: “Members on the team don’t really know one another as people or professionals.”

We can help you bridge the gap!

We’re bringing together talent leaders and stakeholders from across industries in the GTA to showcase how CareerCycles uses narrative solutions to build your talent management edge. We’d like you to be part of this knowledge exchange group, and learn ways to improve your employees’ career stories. Here are the details:

Date:  Thursday, June 19, 2014

Time:  7:30 am to 9:30 am. Coffee, tea, juice and muffins.

Location:  CareerCycles, 873 Broadview Av. Click for details.

RSVP: by Monday, June 9, 2014  to Nadia at service@careercycles.com or 416 465 9222. Small group, limited to 20.

On behalf of Angie, Kris, Heather, Jim and Mark of the CareerCycles Organizational Solutions team, we hope to see you there!

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

Who you are MATTERS! game day – Sat., Nov 23, 1:00 – 3:30pm

Nov
19

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 Join us for an interactive group discovery experience designed to develop a strong sense of self so you can make healthy career and educational choices!

WHO SHOULD COME: Individuals in early-, mid-, late-career professionals, parents and their sons and daughters (grade 12 and up).

Through storytelling, Who You Are MATTERS! sparks meaningful conversation, and helps participants connect the dots in their lives, identify unique strengths and learn from each other while building essential life and career skills.

“Excellent opportunity to explore, consider and reflect. It gave me a greater understanding of my desires, natural interests and qualities, and an appreciation for others playing the game. 5 out of 5 – I consider the game to be a engaging experience.” ~ Anthony Hopkins, Director, Careers & Employer Partnerships Centre, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University

You can expect to:

  • Identify at least 20 strengths, desires, personal qualities, assets, influences and natural interests
  • Feel more excited and confident as you continue the process of making career and life choices
  • Believe that ‘who you are matters’ when making career and life choices
  • Leave with a Career Sketch & Career Statement to help you move forward
  • Meet and network with other like-minds in community

DATE: Saturday, November 23, 2013

TIME: 1:00 – 3:30pm

WHERE: 873 Broadview Avenue, Toronto. We’re on the second floor.  Directions and parking info here.

COST: $20.

RSVP: service [at] careercycles.com or 416 465 9222

Looking forward to seeing you!

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

Walk & Talk – We’ll lead this for your staff

Jul
02

WALK TORONTO’S URBAN NATURE & TALK ABOUT HOW IT INSPIRES YOU – EXPLORE SECRETS OF TORONTO’S DON VALLEY WITH CAREERCYCLES

Toronto is blessed with beautiful natural surroundings – ravines, woods, rivers (both above and buried), creeks, and a Great Lake that nourishes the city.  This walk is for anyone who wants to make the most of Toronto’s natural setting and engage in conversations about how our lives, work and nature intersect and inform us.DonValleyCycling_15

I liked the prompts to observe nature, and the invitation to make the connection between nature, and my life and career. -participant

Our walking route takes us through amazing and little known pathways along the Don River: enjoy a wildflower preserve, learn about a life-giving wetland, see what happens as a forest grows where a paper mill once stood, cross two bridges, scope out a secret cycling route, hear the rush of rapids, thrill to the sights and sounds of hawks and salmon, engage all your senses with nature in the city.

This walk is an active experience designed to evoke clarity and energetic purpose about your life and career, featuring FOUR linked components:

  • Encounters with the natural world right in your backyard!
  • Natural and municipal history with information shared in the moment
  • People-to-people experience with your fellow walkers
  • Conversations and reflections inspired by nature and facilitated during the walk, and how these conversations matter to your life and career

Outcomes…

  • Holistic and integrated view of self in the world
  • A felt sense of harmony and wellbeing
  • A shift in belief that the future is welcoming, not a hostile, anxiety-producing or fearful place

I got a sense of renewal, more relaxed from nature connection and a reminder of what’s important to me. -participant

It was lovely and meditative. I really appreciated the opportunity to explore a new part of the city and meet new people. -participant

Date: Contact us to select a date for your staff, team or employees, mid-April to mid-November, weekdays or weekends.

Time: three hours, e.g. 10 am – 1 pm

Start and End Point: Todmorden Mills back parking lot at 67 Pottery Road  (see map)

Public Transit Directions:

  • Go to Broadview Station (subway station 3 stops east of Yonge)
  • Get on any bus (not a streetcar), and get off at Mortimer/Pottery Rd. (at Dairy Queen).  Or you can walk from Broadview Station,  approx. 10 mins.
  • Turn left and walk downhill on sidewalk on Pottery Rd.
  • Continue down to Todmorden Mills entrance (Fantasy Farm sign on the right)
  • Turn left into Todmorden Mills entrance and proceed to back parking lot.

Driving:   see Google Maps for location and directions

Attire: Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking for 1-2 hours.  Wear clothing appropriate for the day’s weather.  Bring a hat for sun, or an umbrella for sprinkling rain.  Be prepared to walk for one hour or more, with frequent stops.

Level of difficulty and Accessibility:  Must be physically able to walk for approx. 1-2 hours. There is one very long and steep hill.  There will be curbs and steps (not wheelchair accessible)

What to bring: Sunscreen, water bottle, hat, snack.

About your leaders: Led by Pat Parisi, CareerCycles Associate and Mark Franklin, president and practice leader of CareerCycles – leaders of over 600 participants on 50+ trips, retreats, walks and service learning journeys.

Cost: Contact us for pricing for your group or organization.

Space limited to 15 people.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

Prospective University Students Event with SchoolFinder.com

Jun
04

How to Use This Summer to Research University Options

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Click here to register

The summer before grade 12 presents a great opportunity for students and their parents to learn more about post-secondary options to prepare for the application and decision-making process.

Whether you are just getting started or you’ve already been visiting campuses, this free webinar will introduce you to some valuable considerations to help you make the most of this summer as you plan for your future. You will learn about:

  • How to create a plan to support your decision making
  • The role of parents in the process
  • How to understand your career interests – and how they affect your choices
  • Breaking through the “myths” of post-secondary decisions
  • The changing labour market and how employers will decide to hire you after graduation (or not!)

Feel free to share this invitation with other students, guidance counsellors, or parents who may be interested.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

Professional Training Introductory TeleWorkshop

May
18

Introductory TeleWorkshop to CareerCycles Method of Practice (MoP) & Holistic Narrative Career Professional (HNCP) Designation Professional Training

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 1:30pm ET

Click to listen to or download the TeleWorkshop held on October 6th, 2011


In this TeleWorkshop, you’ll get an overview of how to apply a narrative approach to working with clients who are asking ‘What now?’ in their careers and lives. You will also learn about the published CareerCycles framework and Method of Practice, and how you can apply it in your work.

Please join us and start learning how to listen to stories with a greater understanding to help clients arrive at new levels of awareness. We’ll save time for Q & A, and provide an overview of the upcoming professional training opportunities, so you can apply and integrate this holistic framework effectively in a variety of settings with a diversity of clients.

For details on our upcoming Professional Training opportunities, click here…

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

May
18