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Register for 4 new Ignite Your Career webcasts now! Vol 12-45 | August 26th, 2009
Joey DeVilla
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Every September, I get that “back to school” feeling. Although it’s been years since I graduated, I can't help but feel that I should be signing up for courses when summer starts changing into fall.

Whether you’re still in school or graduated long ago, the learning never stops. The technological business and even social aspects of our industry are always changing and evolving, and we have to change and evolve accordingly.

Changing and evolving is at the heart of our Ignite Your Career , which returns in September with all-new webcasts featuring Canadian developers and IT pros sharing their experiences and answering your questions to help get the most out of your career. It’s not a lecture with slides and a presenter who does most of the talking; think of it as “talk radio for techies”, with a focus on developing your career and the skills to support it.

With the assistance of IT World Canada and the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS), we’ve gathered panels of experts to do webcasts on topics such as industry insights and trends, opportunities to get more training, the art of “selling yourself” and building your leadership skills. Here are the four webcasts you can register for:

- Industry Insights and Trends - Sept. 10, 12PM EST or 3PM EST

- Internal or External training - Know your options - Sept. 17, 12PM

- Selling yourself - Are you using ALL your resources? - Sept. 24, 12PM

- Developing your Leadership qualities - Oct. 1, 12PM or 3PM EST

These are interactive sessions — we want your questions so our panels can answer them! The conversation also goes beyond the podcast; we’re also on Twitter , conversing in tweets with the #IYC2009 hashtag before, during and after each webcast.

Ignite Your Career runs from September 10th through October 1st. Sign up now and come “back to school”!

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