Rethinking Career Development Conference, Derby, 21st and 22nd September – Programme now available

We are now able to provide a full programme for the Rethinking Career Development Conference in Derby on the 21st-22nd September.

We have extended the early bird booking until the end of June.

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Programme for Rethinking Career Development

Tuesday 20th September
1930 ­ Conference pre­dinner

Day One: Wednesday 21st September
0900 – Conference Registration

1000 ­ Introduction to the conference and overview of keynote sessions (Plenary 1)  – Hazel Reid, Professor of Education and Career Management, Director of Research, Faculty of Education Canterbury Christ Church University

Careers in the cloud: Funny how the new things are the old things Kate Mackenzie Davey, Dean of College at Birkbeck, University of London and a Senior Lecturer in Organizational Psychology.

Rethinking social justice and careers work in the 21st century Nancy Arthur, Professor and Associate Dean Research, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary

1130 ­ Coffee

1200 ­ Seminars A
Seminar 1: The changing context for work and career

i. Rethinking career in Norway – fitting the map to the terrain Ingrid Bardsdatter Bakke
ii. What can career guidance practitioners do to advance social justice? Tristram Hooley

Seminar 2: Shifting theories and concepts
i. Careers below the surface Janet Sheath
ii. Calling or falling? A spiritual perspective on career development Gill Frigerio
iii. Pre­occupation; a counter narrative for career development Anne Chant

Seminar 3: Innovative practice
i. Developing best practice in the National Careers Service Marian Morris, Susan Mackay and Siobhan Neary
ii. Career registration. Can big data produce an evidence­-based approach to employability support in Higher Education? Bob Gilworth

1300 ­ Lunch

1345 ­ Poster session: all seminar presenters

1430 ­ Seminars B
Seminar 4: The changing context for work and career
i. Taxi! Understanding how boundaries shape cab driving careers Helen Cooper and Kate MacKenzie­Davey
ii. Away from job starts towards career pathways Jane Mansour
iii. Professionalising the career development sector in the UK Siobhan Neary and Claire Johnson

Seminar 5: Shifting theories and concepts
i. We’re all digital career researchers now Tom Staunton
ii. Normative criticism – a method for social justice in career guidance and counselling? Frida Wikstrand
iii. Frank, where are you ­ now that we need you? Peter Plant and Roger Kjaergaard

Seminar 6: Innovative practice
i. The Disney strategy ­ NLP skills for career consultation Yasushiro Kotera
ii. Supporting school students in making careers decisions ­ shifting teachers’ pedagogical perspectives Eleanor Bernardes
iii. Swotting up on career development Sarah Blackford

1545 ­ Coffee

1615 ­ Plenary 2 ­ Shifting theories and concepts (Chair: Hazel Reid)

Career development theories: past, present and future  Phil McCash, Principal Teaching Fellow in Career Studies and Course Director on Master’s programmes for career and employability professionals, Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Warwick

Finding and using ideas in career development Wendy Hirsh, Principal Associate, Institute of Employment Studies; Visiting Professor of Career Development, University of Derby; Visiting Professor, Kingston Business School, University of Kingston

Discussion in small groups followed by panel

1745 ­ Close of day one

Day Two: Thursday 22nd September

0900 ­ Seminars C
Seminar 7: The changing context for work and career
i. Supporting the global careers of international students Ellen O’Brien
ii. Careers service provision for international students in higher education: three case studies from European universities Erik Zeltner
iii. Learning from futuretrack: becoming skilful Jane Artess

Seminar 8: Shifting theories and concepts
i. New pedagogies, new potential: how careers professionals can harness technology to enrich the careers learning of their clients Laura Brammar
ii. Possible selves and career decision making Julia Yates
iii. Career learning for successful futures in a global economy – Beijing Institute of Education
Michelle Stewart

Seminar 9: Innovative practice
i. Career and migration decisions in two island communities Rosie Alexander
ii.Widening experiences of education and the world of work in rural communities Nicki Moore
iii. A hierarchy of career workers and researchers Jill Collins

1030 ­ Plenary 3 ­ Innovative practice (Chair: Rosemary McLean, Director, Career
Innovation) Question Time format panel
Janet Sheath Organisational Career Consultant and Lecturer on the Birkbeck Career Management Masters.
Claire Nix, CDI Board Director, Career consultant and trainer­ careers education, information, advice and guidance.
David Winter, Head of Research & Organisational Development at the Careers Group, University of London
4th panel member on adult guidance (tba)

1130 ­ Coffee

1200 ­ Seminars D
Seminar 10: The changing context for work and career
i. Decent work’ ­ what does the UN campaign mean for career development? Lyn Barham
ii. The sharing economy: selling time and resources in the digital age Esther Galfalvi
iii. The future of work ­ trends and innovation Tom Lakin

Seminar 11: Shifting theories and concepts
i. Normative criticism – as a method integrated into the career guidance and counselling session Mia Lindberg
ii. Labour, learning and risk: transfers from the organisation to the individual, and the implications for careers work Suzanne Rice
iii. Cultural learning, personal myth, transformation: new directions for career development theory, Phil McCash

Seminar 12: Innovative practice
i. Guidance in suits? Career coaching for everyone Gill Frigerio
ii. Enabling employees to take a “Career Health Check” and develop an agile approach to their career development. Rosemary McLean
iii. Career guidance, health and well­being Pete Robertson

1315 ­ Lunch

1415 ­ Open / reflective session

1530 ­ Plenary 4 (Chair: Julia Yates)
The Aspiration­-Engagement Model: A cultural preparedness framework to understand the interplay between individuals’ career development aspirations and their engagement with services provided by the State Gideon Arulmani, Director of The Promise Foundation, India,

Tristram Hooley, Professor of Career Education (University of Derby) and Senior Consultant (Careers and Enterprise Company)

Next steps and thank yous

1700 ­ Coffee and close

NB All timings and further details shown above are provisional and will be confirmed nearer the time. Conference dinner will start 1930 hrs Day One.


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