Online Workshop

Employment Re-imagined: Options for re-careering in a post-pandemic world

About this Online Workshop

The COVID-19 pandemic catalyzed changes that were already in progress before sectors were permanently affected by lockdowns. The gig economy, home-based employment, and micro-entrepreneurship achieved exponential growth due to necessity and the benefits associated with new ways of working. 

With the knowledge that retirement is a start rather than an end, people are searching for new options for remunerative employment. This workshop will provide participants with an overview of a range of options associated with new ways of working. 

Participants will examine case studies and learn about new opportunities, and the associated tools and technologies. 

Who Should Attend?

Any staff in a human, social or community services organization.

Format and Duration

This workshop is delivered in 2.5-hour sessions over two days.

Session Dates and Registration

May 26-27, 2022

  • Part 1: Thursday, May 26 | 9:00-11:30
  • Part 2: Friday, May 27 | 9:00-11:30
  • Registration cut off: May 14

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September 28-29, 2022

  • Part 1: Wednesday, September 28 | 9:00-11:30
  • Part 2: Thursday, September 29 | 9:00-11:30
  • Registration cut off: September 26

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  • Members: $325 + HST

  • Non-Members: $425 + HST

Technical Requirements

OMSSA will be hosting this virtual webinar using Zoom, an online, interactive training platform that you can join straight from your web browser, or by downloading 'Zoom Client for Meetings' on your computer or tablet

Participants will be expected to join the session via both video and audio. Participants should therefore have access to a desktop computer, laptop computer or tablet with:

  • a webcam or built-in camera

  • a built-in microphone or a headphone jack where you can plug in a headset or earphones

We strongly recommend that participants use a headset or earphones with a built-in microphone in order to limit background noise. 

System requirements: Click here for more detailed information on system requirements from Zoom.

About the Facilitator

Catherine Chambers is a researcher, organizational development consultant, and Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT). She began her career in the social assistance sector where she worked as a caseworker, trainer, and program analyst. Her work has taken her across Canada and the United States. Catherine has had the opportunity to work with individuals from a range of professional backgrounds and areas of expertise on projects at: CBC-Radio Canada, Ontario Ministry of Health, Ontario Council for Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI), Simcoe-Muskoka Children‘s Aid Society, and various corporations including Microsoft USA. 

Catherine has been an instructor in the Teacher of Adults program at Centennial College, and in the Bachelor of Adult Education Program at Brock University. She holds 2 graduate degrees in education (Master of Adult Education and Master of Teaching) from the University of Toronto where she is currently completing her PhD.  Her research focuses on the impact of diversity and inclusion on innovation and entrepreneurship.