AUGUST 2, 2021

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Power-Up and Triumph in the Post-Pandemic World


August 4 - 7, 2021

(100 + speakers - 65 + events - four days)


CATS created PowerSkills, a virtual career summit, as a response to the challenges posed by the pandemic in 2020. The first edition focused on soft skills and their growing importance in the workforce. With countless studies proving that organizations were seeking employees who possessed attributes like adaptability, effective communication skills and emotional intelligence, “soft” hardly seemed like the right descriptor for these skills. With this idea in mind, PowerSkills was born! In this third iteration of PowerSkills, taking place via Zoom from August 4 to 7, 2021, soft skills are still at the core of the summit, but the focus this time is, Lives Transformed: Our post-pandemic era. COVID 19 changed the way we work and interact and as we prepare to enter the workplace post-pandemic, we will have to adapt once again.


With more than 65 sessions including 11 keynote addresses and 120+ speakers from a wide variety of fields and industries, PowerSkills will set you on the right path to triumph in our new (not so) normal. Let’s not forget that we’re all in this together and as such, all sessions are FREE and open to everyone, including students at all levels, working professionals, career transitioners, job seekers and lifelong learners. Register today and feel free to share this information with your personal and professional networks around the world.


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“One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.” --- Sheila Murray



Virtually yours,

The CATS Team




Quick Snapshot of Some of our Speakers:


What’s New in this edition of PowerSkills


In this edition of PowerSkills, you can still expect top thought-leaders from around the globe to share their expertise in workshops, webinars, panel discussions and interviews on timely topics related to professional development and career management, but we also have plenty of new things to look forward to:


  • Bilingual sessions and panel discussions
  • French keynote addresses
  • Facilitated networking sessions
  • Opening ceremonies featuring an Indigenous Elder
  • Wellness breaks (including yoga and meditation)
  • Game Night featuring fun activities that encourage teamwork, communication and leadership
  • Creative approaches to learning including spoken word and improv
  • A live mixology show-and-tell delivered by an accomplished chef


We’re also proud to announce that this edition of PowerSkills has been awarded Virtual Sustainable Event certification by the McGill Sustainable Events program run by the McGill Office of Sustainability and is an official McGill Bicentennial event!



Newly Added Panels:
























Some sessions you don't want to miss!










...And so much more! Check out the PowerSkills website.











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