Career Counselling Workshop Event - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Oct 24, 2022 - Dec 3, 2022

COVE - Colin MacLean Hall

Career Counselling Workshop Event

Organized by; Improving Working Conditions - Women in Engineering Sub-Committee
Sponsored by; Engineers Nova Scotia in Partnership with COVE

Deadline for Registration:  November 16, 2022

Career Counselling Workshop Event; Engineers Nova Scotia recognizes that women face wage inequalities and other workplace barriers that negatively impact retention, advancement and career satisfaction. Empowering women with the appropriate information, skills and tools to pursue strategic career opportunities and negotiate full compensation packages are critical steps in improving working conditions for women engineers.   This two-part workshop series will allow participants to reflect on their career, define goals, identify strategies and improve negotiation skills. While the focus is on women, everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of gender identification.

Colin MacLean Hall, COVE, 27 Parker Street, Dartmouth

Session 1 – Career Goals:
November 18th
11am – 2pm,  Colin MacLean Hall, COVE, 27 Parker Street, Dartmouth

  • Personal values and how they impact the employment experience
  • Get clear on what is important to you in terms of job tasks & responsibilities, workplace culture, work environment, compensation etc.
  • Guided exercise to assess how current employment situation aligns with your ideal employment
  • Define short and long-term career goals
  • Create plan to achieve career goals through professional development, projects, promotion opportunities or finding a new employer

(A light lunch will be provided during the worship for Session 1, please indicate any food allergies or restrictions upon registration)

Parking is available at no cost.

Session 2 – Negotiating Pay and Asking for Opportunity:  (NOTE:  Workshop one is a requirement for participation in the second workshop)
December 2nd 
10am –12pm,  Colin MacLean HallCOVE, 27 Parker Street, Dartmouth

    • Understanding your money mindset
    • Framework for a making an assertive ask
    • Total compensation negotiation

    ‚Äč(Light refreshments will be provided during session 2)
    Parking is available at no cost.

    About the presenter:

    Genevieve MacInnis is known for her strategic thinking and her ability to connect with individuals across all levels of the organization. She is highly skilled at asking thought provoking questions and having candid conversation to address tough issues.

    Her style is dynamic, stimulating change by helping others learn how to be more self-aware, practice conscious leadership and build authentic relationships based on honesty and trust.

    Genevieve has an extensive background in Human Resources with over 20 years of experience. She is the owner of Inspired Change Consulting, providing services in the areas of employee engagement,  leadership development and implementing change.

    About our Partner;

    COVE is a global innovation centre for the marine technology sector in Nova Scotia, Canada. Located on the Halifax Harbour, a mid-size port with naval, commercial, research and recreational activities in a constrained physical harbour space, makes it an ideal location to demonstrate an all-domain situational awareness network. As part of its programming, COVE fosters the development of an engaged workforce for the marine industries to meet today's and future needs and takes advantage of both on and offshore shared infrastructure to enable new marine products and services. COVE's Digital Harbour will revolutionize industry-centred global marine sensing and marine data applications. COVE's founding partner is Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (ISI) under the National Shipbuilding Strategy Value Proposition. 


    Connect with COVE:

    Instagram: @coveoceanns
    YouTube: @COVE
    Subscribe to COVE’s mailing list HERE and stay up to date with the latest marine news and events.


    PLEASE NOTE:  Please include any dietary restriction or accessibility requirements when registering for this workshop series so that we may do our best to accomodate all participants.