Since I took on the In Focus Careers Resources Centre, I have been cocooned in my home office, endeavouring to set up the world’s best career education support network right here in WA.
2021 is my time to break out of my cocoon and spread my wings.
I have stepped up to take on the role of President of the WA Division of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) for 2021.
The more I work with the CDAA the more I appreciate their professional commitment to:
- Excellence and
- Empowering members
They are a cool group of enthusiastic leaders that I wanted to support in the best way I can.
I will be a visible leader who works to build the profile of our industry.
Career services are frequently seen as a “nice to have” luxury by people as they pursue their ad hoc and busy work of getting a qualification and getting a job.
- advocate for collaboration between career professionals and with government, industry and community to build our authority in strategic and operational endeavours
- enthusiastically share ideas, engage with others and influence the professional development services to achieve excellence in our industry
- raise awareness of our power to boost educational achievement, focus career aspirations, and improve quality of life.
Invitation to You
My ask of you is that you….
engage with the CDAA with courage and creativity to become leaders of change with new approaches to the problems of today and tomorrow.
We need experienced, visionary career professionals to be at the core of decision making, advocating for the human and financial value that career services deliver.
You can join the CDAA HERE or support our efforts by attending CDAA events, forwarding your ideas and actively promoting career professionals in Western Australia.
The West Australian CDAA Committee is coming to my place for lunch on Thursday and we will set priorities and add to the CDAA calendar that has already been planned for 2021.
- Lisa Liang has already planned the first network breakfast for February at Dome in East Vic Park and it is up on the CDAA Calendar. I will publish that information when it is ready.
- Career Connect Rob Palmer has been working for months with Notre Dame to organise the Career Connect seminar for 12 February.
- Rob is also the organiser of the Community of Practice meetings which happen on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Rob has suggested that we start these meeting with a short presentation from an expert before we move onto our informal chat.
- CEAWA has agreed to work with us to build on the efforts put in by Robyn Ekberg, CEAWA and Rebecca Herbertson CDAA that were stopped due to COVID in 2020.
- Janine Blake (nee Kannemeyer) has secured the support of the Food Fibre and Timber ITC which is making its meeting rooms available to our Committee.
2021 CDAA WA Division President