Final list of this year is about the presentations that I’ve been giving during 2019. I’ve been on the road a lot this year and so if you look through my presentations tag, you’ll find lots of stuff. As ever, please feel free to steal and reuse anything that you find useful or interesting. Acknowledgement is nice, but I’d rather have the ideas out there.
In this post, I’m going to try and select the most interesting presentations and avoid repetition, so it should give you a sense of the sort of things that I’ve been talking about. So here they are, in no, particular order, the presentations that I’ve been giving in 2019!
- Change and continuity: The forces shaping the future of work. I’ve been trying to do something this year about the careers field’s obsession with ‘change’ and to make the argument that continuity is just as powerful a force, if not more so. This is a version of this talk from the CDI conference.
- Are the robots taking over? You can often find me talking about the impending robot takeover of the labour market and how it is somewhat overblown. This presentation is one that I gave on this topic to the CDAA in Melbourne.
- How many millennials does it take to change an avocado? Why we need to move beyond generational theory. An angry presentation that I gave to the CDI student conference this year trying to stem the enthusiasm for generational theory.
- 10 things you should know about the graduate labour market. An end of the year take from me and Charlie Ball on the current state of the graduate labour market.
- Understanding careers leadership. I’ve given a lot of presentations this year about careers policy and practice in English schools. In this one I took on the idea of ‘careers leadership’ for students at the University of Derby.
- Creating a whole school approach to career guidance. A presentation that I gave in Norway using the Gatsby Benchmarks to talk about how you might organise career guidance in schools.
- Career guidance and social justice: Putting theory into practice in Norwegian schools. More of a workshop than a presentation, this session looked at how to take the ideas around career guidance and social justice and do something with them in a school context.
- Scrapbooking your way to emancipation. I’ve talked about social justice and careers provision in a variety of different ways and contexts. In this one, that I gave to the Australian E-Portfolio conference I try and look at the practice of e-portfolios and think about how that intersects with these themes. It was an interesting presentation as it gave me the opportunity to pull together various interests of mine on social justice, careers, learning theory and technology.
- Should decent work be the aim of career guidance? Another variation on the social justice theme. In this one I tackled the concept of ‘decent work’ for researchers and practitioners at the University of Manchester.
- International approaches to quality in career guidance. What constitutes good quality career guidance? In this presentation to the Skills Norway conference I talked about different definitions and practices from across the world.
- Group guidance and online career learning. Some thoughts on using technology in career guidance that I developed as part of our ‘integrated guidance’ course at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences.
- Why careers should be at the heart of higher education. A workshop to engage academics at Aarhus University in Denmark.
- Why career guidance needs to be at the heart of a vocational education system. A presentation to PhD students involved with the Edge Foundation in London.
- Pining for the fjords: International perceptions of Nordic work, education and career guidance. Part of my turn to the Nordic was giving this paper at the NICEC conference this year.