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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - Consulting that Works - AGEWORKS workshops - Ryerson University Continuing Education
Kevin O'Leary, Vice President, Career Management, Optimum Talent

Consulting could be a great next step for people who are over 50 and looking to take on interesting challenges without being in a large organization.  Join Kevin O'Leary who will provide practical models, experiences and anecdotes of real consulting situations. Learn if consulting is right for you! If you are already a consultant, learn to get better at it. 

More information about May 27 workshop here


Thursday, May 7, 2015 - Work Able Supporting Employees with Mental Illness 
2015 Mental Health Week Seminar

Many people with mental illness can work, and want to work, but are unable to enter or stay in the workforce. Their valuable skills and experience are lost to employers. This seminar provides employers and health care practitioners with an understanding of the law, and tools to support employees with mental illness – so they can achieve meaningful work.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - Addressing Unconscious Bias
Laraine Kaminsky, Global LK

We are all hard-wired to prefer people who are like us and who share our interests. Our unconscious perceptions can lead to biased decision-making in the workplace and throughout the employment cycle, from who is interviewed, hired and promoted to how people are assigned projects, development opportunities and performance evaluations. Everyone has biases; usually they are in our blind spots and we don't realize they exist. How can we become aware of and manage them personally and professionally? Join Laraine Kaminsky, a global diversity and inclusion strategist, when she shares her experiences working with companies and clients around the world on this important and timely topic.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - Gender Differences and the Brain
Dr. Carlos Davidovich, Optimum Talent

Dr. Carlos Davidovich will take us through the origins of gender differences in the brain as well as the clear and dominant alliance of nature and nurture. He will explore what is known today, including what gender stereotypes mean and the influence on the workplace: problem solving, planning, handling tasks etc. This interactive session will conclude with both an understanding of where we are today and a look to where we are going regarding gender differences.