Announcing the first joint CERIC-NCDA webinar series

"Preparing Your Clients to Successfully Embrace a Non-Traditional, Entrepreneurial Career Path"

We are pleased to announce the first joint CERIC-NCDA webinar series:

Preparing Your Clients to Successfully Embrace a Non-Traditional, Entrepreneurial Career Path


Presenter: Ron Elsdon
Dates: Wednesday, February 14, February 21 & February 28, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET



In today’s work world, and that of the future, we can create meaningful and rewarding careers without depending on conventional employment where the nature of our work is defined by others. Instead, we can blend together different work components, such as consulting, teaching, writing, design, craft making, or contract work to match our individual needs, and so create a fulfilling and practical career path. This is well supported by today’s technology and communication tools. Estimates show more than a quarter of the working age population engaging through nontraditional paths, and this is growing. Taking such a non-traditional, entrepreneurial path can be prompted by changing internal perspectives at various life stages, or by disruptive external events such as job loss. In our three sessions we will highlight why, when, and how creating an inspiring and practical non-traditional, entrepreneurial career path can be valuable to your clients and to you. (See each of the three sessions described below.)


In addition to access to the live webinars, all registered participants will receive a password-protected video recording of each session, available for one week from its live broadcast date -- just in case you miss one!

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Cost: Full Series, NCDA Member: $119 ($CAD)
Cost: Full Series, Non-Member: $159 ($CAD)

(Prices are in $CAD and upon payment, your credit card company will adjust the price to your own currency at current exchange rates)


Webinar # 1: The What and Why of a Non-traditional, Entrepreneurial Career Path
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET

Examine what a non-traditional, entrepreneurial career path meansSee an example from our field and how this unfolded over timeUnderstand how changes in the world of work are making the non-traditional path more attractive and what might spark an interest in this path Identify benefits and challenges of taking this path and what they mean for ourselves and for our clients Examine how self-understanding informs choices about the direction of a nontraditional, entrepreneurial career path. Identify helpful self-assessment tools

Webinar #2: Making the Path Sustainable So It Lasts
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET

Whether to connect multiple non-traditional career components; approaches that can form the basis for such connections Balancing non-traditional career components so they provide both adequate scale and move forward at a needed pace Differentiating non-traditional career components to create value for customers, personal fulfillment, and strong financial returns How and when partnering with others can be helpful, and the attributes of successful approaches

Webinar #3 : Creating a Foundation to Start and Move Forward
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET

What skills and personal characteristics are needed to succeed and how can they be developed?What factors affect a preferred pace of entry? Does it have to be all-or-nothing or can more measured approaches work?Practical aspects such as business structure, pricing, outreach and internal infrastructureHow might the path unfold over time?Where does business planning fit in?

Ron ElsdonRon Elsdon brings a wealth of experience to career and workforce development, organizational consulting and individual career counselling and coaching. His work has also included public speaking, writing and lecturing, and more than 25 years of leadership experience with organizations in various sectors. In 2000, Dr Elsdon and his co-author were awarded the Walker prize by the Human Resource Planning Society for the paper that best advances state-of-the-art thinking or practices in human resources. Dr Elsdon’s published works include: How to Build a Nontraditional Career Path: Embracing Economic Disruption (Praeger, 2014). He holds a PhD in chemical engineering from Cambridge University and a Master’s in career development from John F. Kennedy University.

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