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Event in London – Career Development and Planning Workshop

Posted by Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2010-05-15

Saturday, May 29, 2010, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The University of Western Ontario, North Campus Building, Room 293

The UWO CLA Student Chapter is pleased to offer a full-day workshop on career development and planning with Ulla de Stricker.

For professionals at any stage in their working lives, Ulla explores several aspects of career development ‐ from the pragmatic to the more elusive.

Although “career planning” may be a contradiction in terms ‐ sometimes we “fall into” a job ‐ information professionals can work on their visibility and reputations to enhance their opportunities. Ulla shares her many years of insight and asks that you bring your questions and concerns ‐ there will be plenty of opportunity to discuss experiences and ideas with your peers.


  • Résumés: Let’s tackle the monster
    Come get the definitive word on what works, how to handle “tricky” information, ways to make the resume stand out visually, and the all-important advice on making an impact in the first 3 seconds a reader looks at the document.
  • Where do you “fit”? Understanding your “career type”
    Some organizational environments are inherently more attractive to each of us than others are. Knowing the types of workplace cultures out there and knowing our preferences and strengths in working within them is ad advantage in focusing the job search as well as in presenting ourselves to potential employees. Ulla discusses the elements of culture and personality that figure in a good organizational “fit”.
  • Self promotion, no cringe: Gaining visibility through giving
    Professional visibility is invaluable when it comes to pitching ourselves to employers. How can we gain a reputation to precede us – without feeling awkward? Ulla describes how we can make ourselves known in the profession through activities focusing on delivering value to others.
  • Positive Politics: Building a Healthy Workplace
    When a workplace “works” it is no accident. It takes concerted effort – on the part of everyone – to create an atmosphere that has team members looking forward to Mondays! Ulla outlines straightforward ways new professionals can contribute to creating a supportive and productive environment.

About the Speaker

Ulla de Stricker is a well-known figure in the Canadian information and library community, having been active in it for over 30 years. Through a successful career holding senior positions in the information industry, Ulla has developed extensive expertise in knowledge and information management. An accomplished and very popular public speaker, Ulla is a frequent contributor to the professional literature and to conferences.

Comments from Previous Participants

“Ulla gave me terrific practical advice and her interactive style created a great environment to share questions and ideas with others. I used her suggestions many times in my job hunt and I’m convinced it made a difference!”

“Several weeks ago, I attended an excellent workshop on career development led by the incomparable Ulla de Stricker. I emerged from the day with with mountains advice and insights that will be useful to me at all stages of my career.”

“Ulla is one of ‘stars’ of the profession who provides excellent professional advice on a variety of key topics in the profession. I have had the pleasure of working with her at the beginning of her profession and she just gets better with time.”


Saturday, May 29, 2010, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
(Registration begins at 9:30 am, program starts at 10 am)

The University of Western Ontario, North Campus Building, Room 293

How to Register

  • Tickets will be sold outside the Graduate Resource Centre (NCB 280) Monday to Friday from Noon to 1pm starting May 13, 2010.
  • Tickets can also be reserved by sending an e-mail to Leigh-Ann Cerka.


  • Student – $10 (includes lunch/drinks)
  • Recent graduates/Unemployed – $15
  • Working Professionals – $20

All tickets include lunch and refreshments.

For professionals at any stage in their working lives, Ulla de Stricker explores several aspects of career development ‐ from the pragmatic to the more elusive:

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