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Public Health Career Development Workshop

Public Health Career Development Workshop

When: July 6, 2021
Time: 13:00 PM

You can purchase your public health focused ticket on this page. To join the session customized for nutrition professionals, register here.


In this 2-half day workshop, led by OPHA’s Executive Director, Pegeen Walsh, we’ll cover:

  • matching your resume and letter to the job ad;
  • tips and techniques – dos and don’ts;
  • the employer’s perspective;
  • ways to showcase your skills;
  • insights about what to expect;
  • preparing for an interview; and
  • informational interviews and networking, their differences and value.

The first day will cover general insights and tips for new professionals and those looking to advance their careers. On day two, those with an interest in public health and nutrition will breakout into separate sessions for tailored advice and activities.

Attendance includes electronic cover letter & resume templates, and a career development workbook.

July 6 & 7 | 1:00-4:00 pm (EDT)

$100 Regular Ticket | $75 OPHA Members

Special reduced rate for OPHA Members. Consider joining to save 25% off this workshop.

Join or renew with OPHA HERE

OPHA Membership status must be active for 2021/22 in order to receive event link under this rate. Links will be sent prior to the event.

About Pegeen Walsh

As Executive Director with OPHA for over seven years, Pegeen has led advocacy efforts in public health and capacity building and knowledge transfer and exchange initiatives within the province and beyond. Prior to OPHA, Pegeen oversaw the design and delivery of a wide range of programs, policies, partnerships, and research that have supported individual and community health and well-being through executive roles at various federal, provincial, and non-profit agencies.

From being Ontario Regional Director with Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada and Director at the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion to Director of Public Policy at YMCA Canada, Pegeen has hired, trained and mentored those starting their careers, wishing to change careers or accelerate their career advancement. She looks forward to sharing the insights she has gained as both an employer and as a job seeker.

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