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Some of our most frequently asked questions in recent times focus on how to have bullet-proof careers in Canada! By that, our members mean careers that pay well, stay evergreen, are emotionally fulfilling, command very good pay and make it difficult for employers to get rid of them.
One of our sessions will address those questions and more, such as…
1. Should we continue our career or pick up a new one in Canada?
2. Whatever decision we make, how will we know if we are making the right choices?
3. Do personal interests, passions and inspirations have anything to do with our choice?
4. Is there more to life in Canada than mainstream careers?
5. What exactly are employers looking for? Skills or competencies?
6. What competencies make us resilient for the future that we have no control over no matter where we live and work in Canada?
These and many other questions will be explored by our guest speaker, David J. Finch, PhD.
Who is David J. Finch, PhD?
David’s professional background reflects a commitment to the convergence of theory and practice. He holds a PhD in management, and is an active educator, scholar and practitioner.
David is a Professor & Senior Fellow at The Institute for Community Prosperity, Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. In this role, he leads CityXLab, exploring the intersection between a city’s learning, creative and active experiences; community prosperity; and its ability to attract, develop and retain human capital. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Lang School of Business & Economics at the University of Guelph and a Visiting Fellow at the Henley Business School in the United Kingdom.
Prior to joining academia, he spent twenty years in industry and held progressively senior corporate and agency roles both domestically and internationally, including being a founding partner at T1, one of Canada’s largest sports and sponsorship marketing agency. This professional background includes supporting brands such as Bell Canada, Rogers Communications, Esso, Harris Corporation, Hudson’s Bay, BC Ferries, The Calgary Stampede, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and Yellow Pages.
He has authored over 50 scholarly papers and published in journals such as the Journal of Business Ethics, the Academy of Management Learning & Education, Journal of Sport Management, European Sport Management Quarterly, Journal of Marketing Education, and the Corporate Reputation Review. His most recent books, are Implications and Impacts of eSports on Business and Society: Emerging Research and Opportunities (Finch, O’Reilly, Abeza, Clark & Legg) and Understanding the Active Economy and Emerging Research on the Value of Sports, Recreation, and Wellness (Finch & Legg, editors).
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Written by Dapo Bankole.
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