Developing Your Professional Portfolio

Maggie Weaver presents "Developing Your Professional Portfolio", a seminar sure to be of interest to all information professionals, no matter where you work or what you do.

Seminar Description:
Your progress in the information profession will be driven primarily by you: your performance on the job, your decisions, and your actions. You can make your own luck when it comes to careers, not just by being in the right place at the right time, but also by evaluating what skills and experience you will need for that next step, or that perfect job, and by planning to develop your competence, learn new skills, and make contacts. In short, you will develop your own professional portfolio. Learn how to work with your employer, colleagues and friends to determine the skills you need, create opportunities to learn, and ensure that your professional portfolio is an active and ever-growing contribution to your successful career.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • The value of the portfolio approach to career management
  • How to undertake a self-assessment, to determine which skills need development;
  • How to write a personal development plan
  • Sources, resources and support for long-term and on-going personal development

About the speaker:
Maggie Weaver has worked with business information for over 35 years. Maggie was the Canadian representative for Dialog and later, she started the IntelliSearch fee-based service with a team of three in the Toronto Reference Library. Maggie has been very involved with CASLIS National, including serving a term on the CASLIS Ottawa National Executive. She is currently a consultant working with provincial and federal governments, sharing her expertise in marketing, time management, and customer relations, with an added emphasis of focusing on key services and juggling the marketing mix.


Date: Monday, February 2nd, 2009
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Where: Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington, Exhibition Room A

$10.00 Members
$15.00 Non-Members
$5.00 Student Members
Special: Members who bring a non-member get in free!

Please register your intent to attend by emailing rsvp@caslisottawa.on.ca.

With the current transit strike, we know it can be difficult for some people to attend. If you need a ride or can offer a ride, please indicate this in your registration, along with your general location. We will do our best to match people up. You can also try Carpool Ottawa: http://www.ottawacarpool.ca/

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