Career Resilience Workshop 1: Identifying Skills and Possibilities

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Career Resilience Workshop 1: Identifying Skills and Possibilities

Helping Canada’s arts and entertainment professionals work through career challenges in the middle of the pandemic

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Workshop 1: Identifying Skills and Possibilities

In this workshop, Mark Franklin of CareerCycles will discuss transferable skills, attitudes, and knowledge and talk about related and relevant employment and self-employment possibilities for arts and entertainment industry workers experiencing loss of work during the COVID-19 pandemic. The workshop will be delivered through interactive activities and guided group discussions, supported by a proven, evidence-based career framework and success stories.

The Career Resilience Workshop Series is presented by The AFC, the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry.

About Mark Franklin

Mark Franklin leads the team at CareerCycles, a career management social enterprise that has helped 5000+ people manage their careers for the future, including hundreds in arts, entertainment and design, at the Dancer Transition Resource Centre, IATSE and NABS. He co-founded a narrative tools start-up, OneLifeTools, through which he co-authored the Who You Are Matters! game and Online Storyteller web application. Mark also teaches career management at the University of Toronto. In 2015, he received the Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Development. Mark consulted with hundreds of organizations in his earlier engineering career. Changing careers, Mark earned a Masters in counselling psychology and led student services initiatives in two of Canada’s largest universities. Always seeking ways to unlock the power of storytelling, Mark hosts the Career Buzz radio show and podcast showcasing inspiring career stories.

About The AFC

The AFC is a national charity with a mission to help entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity, and ability to work.

We provide a range of human services to people who work in Canada’s entertainment industry, including: emergency financial aid, confidential personal support and advocacy, financial wellness resources and supports, case management, career support, and more. Upcoming: mental health support services and mental health first aid training for entertainment industry workers.

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