Requirements:
  • Interview
  • Other
  • References
  • Resume
Also required for this position: LinkedIn profile acceptable in lieu of resume. Profile of previous presentation(s) preferred.
Languages Needed:

N/A

  • Remote or online
  • Good for groups
  • Accessible by public transit

Professional Guest Speakers

1111 - 11 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2R 0G5 [map]
2-4 hours / monthly
At least one presentation.
Professional Guest Speaker Volunteers provide support for the Calgary: A New Chapter program. Volunteers will work with the program coordinator to develop high quality professional presentations to introduce professional newcomers to topics related to settlement and integration in Calgary. Professional guest speakers are expected to deliver interactive presentations in the following areas: Civic Participation, Canadian Workplace Culture, Cultural Adaptation, Family, Finances, Housing, Professional Accreditation, and Job Search Strategies.

Time Commitment and Location

Volunteers should expect to commit to at least one presentation; subsequent presentations will be scheduled based on audience feedback, at the discretion of the program coordinator. Tasks for each presentation will include working individually to develop audio and visual materials, and delivering the presentation. Presentations are generally 1 to 2 hours in length and must be delivered during daytime (generally mornings). Exact dates and times will be arranged with the program coordinator. The estimated time commitment is 4 hours per month.

Qualifications

• A minimum of 3 years of Canadian professional experience in field of presentation
• First-hand information on the presentation topic in the Canadian context
• Excellent communication and public speaking skills
• Experience in developing and delivering presentations
• Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience
• Positive attitude and enthusiasm towards assisting new immigrants
• Able to work independently with minimal supervision
• Strong interpersonal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity
• Understanding and compliance with CCIS policies
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
Professional development credits.
Corporate social responsibility activity.
Team building activity, for teams of 2-3.
Requirements:
  • Interview
  • Other
  • References
  • Resume
Also required for this position: LinkedIn profile acceptable in lieu of resume. Profile of previous presentation(s) preferred.
Languages Needed:

N/A

  • Remote or online
  • Good for groups
  • Accessible by public transit