Alumni Office Hour: Soft Skills for Career SuccessExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 — 2:00 PM EST

Catherine Coleman

Soft skills – everyone has heard of them but what are they? Why do we need them? And how do you develop them?

Join ERS grad Catherine Coleman to hear insights on transferrable soft skills like networking as an introvert, building relationships from zero, integrating your interests/passion in your career path and the give-and-take of work relationships.

Catherine is Deputy Director for Global Affairs Canada and can also answer questions about international development in Asia-Pacific, and Canada's role/focus, working for the federal government, and practical ways to build your network.

Join us Wednesday, February 8, 2023

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

Teams - link will be provided upon registration 

Submit your questions for Catherine when you register or ask them during the event.

Catherine Coleman (BES 1995, ERS)

Deputy Director, Asia-Pacific Regional Development Programs, Global Affairs Canada

Global Affairs Canada - 2013 to present

- worked mainly in Asia Pacific (Indonesia, Vietnam, ASEAN, Pacific Islands, Pan-Asia), and Strategic Policy branches of GAC

Former Canadian International Development Agency - 2004-2013

- worked with multilateral organizations re: agriculture and food security, posting in Afghanistan, environmental policy

Environment and Climate Change Canada - 2002-2004

- global policies re: freshwater management

Master of Arts (Western University) - 1999-2002

- Political science

Sykes Canada - 1995-1999

- account manager, corporate trainer

UW - 1989-1995

- B.E.S. (honours, co-op)

- Federation of Students (1993-94)


This is a limited space event. If you register and are no longer able to attend, please notify the advancement office so we may offer your spot to another person. Failure to comply with this policy will result in not being able to attend the next two Alumni Office Hour events. ALUMNI OFFICE HOURS, A Leadership Series Event. Hosted on ENV Connect, powered by Ten Thousand Coffees

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