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October to December 2022

Our fall 2022 webinar schedule is now available. We have designed this series with job seekers, new entrepreneurs, and employers in mind. Please join us online in our GoTo Training webinar forum for this series of interactive sessions. Anyone is welcome to attend!

To register, please sign up for the individual sessions listed below.

If you have questions or need any assistance, please email us at classroom1@makeachangecanada.com.


NEW! 20 Easy and Low-cost Businesses You Can Start from Home
With Business Advisors Louise Doyle and JA Jonusas

Tuesday, October 25 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Thanks to the rise of remote work and the growth of online selling and e-commerce, there is much more opportunity today to start your own business with little to no start-up costs. If you are thinking of diving into entrepreneurship but don’t know what to do or where to begin, this is a great session for you! Join Louise and JA in this webinar as they review their list of 20 easy and low-cost business ideas that won't break the bank and can get you up and running quickly. Register today!

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NEW! Employer Lunch and Learn: You Have Great Staff – This is How You Keep Them
With JA Jonusas, Business Advisor, and Tara Thom Burnett, Employment Specialist
Tuesday, November 1 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Hiring and training new staff is a time-consuming and costly process that takes you away from running your business. If you have a high staff turnover, this will only compound the problem. As an employer, it is important to know what factors can contribute to employee turnover and what you can do to improve staff retention. In this session JA and Tara will explore approaches toward employee relations that will help you to keep the staff you have, longer. Take a valuable break over lunch to attend this session, and you will discover more about effective leadership, workplace communication techniques, and conflict resolution. You will also learn how to manage change in the workplace and ways to improve your work-life balance. Sign up today!

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NEW! It’s Never Too Late! Finding Meaningful Employment After 50
With Tara Thom Burnett, Employment Specialist, and Holly Penner, Workforce Opportunities Specialist
Tuesday, November 8 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Are you a mature worker (age 50+) seeking employment or looking for a career change? In this session Holly and Tara will introduce you to practical tools and tips for positioning yourself for success in today’s labour market. Topics include today’s career trends and opportunities for mature workers, tips for dealing effectively with barriers, aligning your job search goals with your values, and strategies for marketing yourself online. You will also learn about skills upgrading, myths related to mature workers, résumé strategies, and more. Take the first step and register now!

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NEW! Selling Skills for Success: Tactics to Help You Close the Deal
With Business Advisors Louise Doyle and JA Jonusas
Tuesday, November 15 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
One of the most challenging parts of being a new business owner is feeling comfortable with selling your product or service, and effectively closing a sale. In order to be successful and master the art of sales, you will first need to develop your selling skills. Join Louise and JA in this webinar as they cover sales topics, such as identifying your customer, developing your sales pitch, overcoming customer objections, and excellence in customer service. These top sales skills and techniques will surely help you sell your way to success. Tech Diversity Online program participants—and anyone interested in entrepreneurship—are encouraged to attend. Reserve your spot today!

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NEW! Starting Fresh: How to Find Your First Job
With Melissa Hejja, Employment Specialist, and Holly Penner, Workforce Opportunities Specialist
Tuesday, November 22 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Are you feeling overwhelmed and challenged when it comes to finding your first job? Or perhaps you have employment gaps that you are unsure how to address? Whether you are looking for your first job or you are interested in finding a new job after a recent break in employment—or even if you need to build back your confidence before your next job interview—this session has you covered. Whether you are 15, 25, or over 40, Melissa and Holly will demonstrate how to build resiliency through your job search process. Join this informational session to help guide your job search and overcome any challenge you are currently facing in this ever-changing and fast-paced job market! Please join us for this very informative session. Register today to secure your spot!

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DEMO! Showcasing Your Value: Mastering the Virtual Interview
With Make A Change Canada Career Specialists
Tuesday, November 29 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Congratulations, you’ve got a job interview! Now is your time to shine. Your résumé demonstrated that you possess the desired skills and qualifications for the job. The interview will focus on your personal qualities and strengths. Are you a fit with the company and its culture? Your ability to interact with your interviewer(s) and effectively express your value to the company is just as important as the skills and qualifications you listed on your résumé. Preparation is key. This webinar will help you understand how to prepare for a virtual interview, make a great first impression, handle challenging questions, and how to follow up after the interview. Additionally, business advisor Louise Doyle will demonstrate some of the most common interview mistakes in a mock interview with employment specialists Melissa Hejja and Tara Thom Burnett. How will she do? Sign up now to find out!

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GUEST! How to Engage Your Target Audience Using Organic Outreach
With Kimberley Hyatt, Content Coordinator at Spring Creative
Tuesday, December 6 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
What is organic outreach, and how can you use it to your advantage? Outreach tools—such as email newsletters, blogging, social media posts, free content, videos and podcasts, online reviews, testimonials, and more—are interactive ways to promote your business. In this session Kimberley will outline how you can develop your outreach organically (versus paying for it initially) to convey information to your target audience systematically and authentically. Join Kimberley in this session for a creative look at how organic outreach helps build the ethos and story of your business, and ultimately, your brand. Sign up today!

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NEW! Employer Lunch and Learn: How to Master the Art of Listening
With Business Advisors Louise Doyle and JA Jonusas
Tuesday, December 13 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Have you ever thought to yourself, “What did I just hear?” It takes a lot of practice to develop the skill of being an effective and active listener, but no other skill will better serve you in both the personal and professional sides of your life. Effective listening is at the heart of everything you do as leaders, employees, parents, and life partners. Join JA and Louise in this lunch and learn session as they show you how to master the art of listening. Sign up today!

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RETURNING FAVOURITE! Goal Setting for 2023: Everybody Needs This!
With Doug Tardif, Advisor at Large
Tuesday, December 20 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Set a goal, and every aspect of your life is impacted. Doug Tardif is the former team leader of Make A Change Canada, and has thrived by setting goals and achieving easily 10 times more than the average person during his lifetime. Back by popular demand, Doug will share his personal insights in this special year-end session. Attend and you will learn how to set realistic goals, establish milestones, and celebrate your achievements. Think of this session as your roadmap to success! Register for this fun session today!

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