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This newsletter is intended to support the work of people who are engaged in developing the careers, vocations, livelihoods, jobs and/or work of other individuals. It is our belief that everyone's work life can and should be molded and crafted to be the expression of our finest gifts and a source of great joy. Towards this end, we hope that the content of these newsletters will support you with both practical tools and inspirational ideas.

Welcome to our September 2016 edition!
Please pass this on to interested friends and colleagues!
Photo of DeniseThe Heart of Resilience:
A Blessing, Key Questions and Core Beliefs
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Happy September!  I hope you enjoyed a beautiful summer and are readying for the colorful pageantry of autumn.  I love this time of year and the renewal it inspires.  The thrill of standing at the threshold of something new to learn, something fresh to offer, someone new to be, all the result of an unexpected harvest of plans and ideas.  I suppose you can take the kid out of school, but you can’t take school out of the kid. 
As often happens in my work, the inspiration to create new material, whether for a workshop, a curriculum, or even an issue of this newsletter, arrives in subtle and sometimes surprising ways. Last year I had the opportunity to develop a four-part webinar entitled The Resilience Series which has just been made available for on-demand viewing.  What I share in the article below is threefold: the event that inspired me to take on such a vital and ambitious theme; what I consider Key Questions at the Heart of Resilience, particularly in the field of Employment and Training; and, the Core Beliefs that, upon reflection, I hold to be true with regard to owning, strengthening, and practicing resilience.  
May this article inspire your own reflections on this important topic, as we work to bolster and support the resilience in others.
~ Denise
You can read Denise’s new article, in PDF format: 
The True Livelihood Series

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On Demand - The Resilience Series
Through our partnership with the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) Denise's four-part webinar series on Resiliance is now available on demand. We expect this online content to be ideal for personal study, in-service training for staff, and/or orientation for new employees.
Graphic of Denise's webinars link to the Resilence Series

On Denise's Calendar...
September 22, 2016 - Nanaimo, BC
Vancouver Island Vocational and Rehab Services
Full Day Seminar: Top Twelve Employment Tools
Closed Event (Internal Staff Development)
October 5 & 6, 2016 - Boise, ID
Idaho Partnerships Conference on Human Services
Keynote: Rekindle the Flame
Workshop: Cultivating the Spirit to Work
Workshop: Beyond Traditional Job Development
Workshop: Essentials of Effective Employer Engagement
October 12 & 13, 2016 - North Bay, ON
The Northern Employment Summitt
Full Day Seminar: Top Twelve Employment Tools
Details TBA
November 1 & 2, 2016 - Moncton, NB
New Brunswick Career Development Action Group 
2016 NBCDAG Conference
Keynote: Beyond Barriers to Passion and Possibility
Workshop: Cultivating the Spirit to Work
Workshop: The Art of Disclosing Disability
November 14 & 15, 2016 - San Diego, CA
Interwork Institute, San Diego State University
Two-Day Seminar: 30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee
December 1, 2016 - Toronto, ON
Geneva Centre for Autism Symposium
Keynote: Rekindle the Flame - Renewing Purpose & Passion in Work 
For full details on these and other upcoming events, please see: 

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