I’m currently at the Career Guidance in a Changing World conference in Prague. We had an excellent first day yesterday with presentations from Jean-Jacques Ruppert, Iva Kirovová, Ingela Bergmo Prvulovic and Maria Eduarda Duarte. The presenters made some very challenging contributions including some discussion of both the relevance and position of career guidance in a changing world.
Today I’m bringing some of the contributors back together along with some new contributors for a symposium looking at these issues of change and career guidance again. I think that it will be a very good conversation.
I’m planning to lead of with a presentation where I try and challenge some myths about change and argue that telling people to be positive about change is not necessarily the right thing for careers professionals to be doing. I’ll be trying to argue for a broader and more complex engagement with and commentary upon ‘the changing world of work’.
This is what I’m planning to say.