Smart Connections: June 15th

Smart Connect LogoOn June 15th 2017 the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) will be hosting a Smart Connections event.

Smart Connections aims to help Internationally Educated Professionals in creating sustainable career paths, whether within or outside their field of expertise. It is about information sharing and time-efficient networking between local professionals and Internationally Educated Professionals.

Theme: Leveraging You Presentation Skills

Who is invited: Internationally Educated Professionals (Permanent Residents and Canadian Citizens).

This is a fantastic learning and networking event at no charge and is open to all professions!

Date:             Thursday, June 15th 2017

Time:             9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Registration starts at 8:00 am)

Where:        Matrix Hotel, 10640 100 Avenue, Edmonton Alberta


KeynoteHow To Be Effective In Any Meeting

Meetings. Love them or hate them, if you want to succeed in job interviews, networking events, staff gatherings or any other place where people come together you have to have great meeting skills. The How To Be Effective In Any Meeting Workshop will give you practical tips you can use to make your next meeting a success. In this workshop you’ll learn how to; become a better facilitator; listen effectively; be precise when it’s your turn to speak; connect your meetings directly to your overall strategy and more.

Keynote Speaker: Gord Sheppard, Create Awesome Meetings

Gord Sheppard is a Professional Meeting Facilitator, Consultant and Trainer who helps people learn how to have fantastic meetings. Not only has Gord run or participated in more than 2000 meetings, he also combines 25 years of work experience with an Masters Degree in Business, a Drama degree and Prosci Change Management Certification to help you get the practical tips you need to make your meetings more productive and profitable.

HR Panel Discussion:

Looking for a Job? Prescreening Process, The Job Interview, On-boarding and Networking:

Panelists from The City of Edmonton, Pentair Technical Solutions, Robert Half Management Resources and the non-profit sector.

This 3 hour event provides vital skills about how to repackage yourself to leverage your career!

RSVP: Click on the button below to register online for the event: 

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Parking is challenging downtown so we encourage you to use the Edmonton Public Transportation. Matrix Hotel is located only one block south of Corona Station.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes, please bring a printed copy of your ticket.

Dress Code is business casual.

Light refreshments will be served.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, please contact Elena at or 780-497-8866.