Career and career guidance in the Nordic countries – Call for papers

Editors: Erik Hagaseth Haug, Tristram Hooley, Jaana Kettunen and Rie Thomsen.

Overview: The Nordic countries have a range of strong cultural, political and geographical similarities that make it useful for them to be considered together. However, despite the cultural and political similarities of the Nordic countries they are less homogenous than outsiders often assume. Superficial similarities mask substantial differences which manifest in different aspects of culture, education and work life. This book will explore career guidance in the Nordic countries and lay the ground for a discussion on whether a ‘Nordic model of career guidance’ has emerged.

This volume will be the first of its kind.  It will be published in English to make insights and inspiration from career guidance in the Nordic countries more available to an international audience. The volume will make it possible for practitioners and policymakers to compare experiences and learn from each other’s effort. It will also  support scholarly debate about the unique contributions to career guidance made by the countries in the region. The volume will consider the way in which the different traditions, philosophies, cultures, politics and practices in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and other Nordic territories have framed the development of career guidance across the region. The book will also consider what implications for international policy and practice are offered by a consideration of the Nordic region.

We are in discussion with a number of possible publishers and will be submitting a full proposal document following the submission of abstracts.

Structure: We are seeking papers which address the following themes:

  • the development and role of education, work and career in the Nordic countries;
  • Nordic career guidance: policy, theory and practice. Especially transversal papers addressing key themes in guidance across the Nordic countries;
  • country papers summarising key policies and practices in each of the Nordic countries; and
  • challenges, innovations and issues. Thematic papers addressing issues particular to one or more of the Nordic countries.

Abstracts: Abstracts of your proposed manuscript should be no more than 300 words. They should set out the key focus of the proposed chapter and highlight what empirical data, evidence or analyses this paper will be based on. We welcome collaborations from multiple authors, especially where this helps to broaden the focus across a range of Nordic countries.

Abstracts should be accompanied with a brief (50-100 word) biography of the authors.

Please submit abstracts of your proposed manuscript by email to Erik.haug@inn.no

Timetable: A final timetable will be agreed with the publishers once we have submitted the full proposal. The following is an indicative timetable.

14th October 2017 Call for papers issued
22nd December 2017 Deadline for submission of abstracts
31st January 2018 Feedback on abstracts and notification of the papers to be included
27th April 2018 First draft
1st June 2018 Feedback on first draft
28th September 2018 Revised/final draft submitted
1st December 2018 Final manuscript submitted to the publisher
January – April 2019 Proofs
May 2019 Publication

If you have additional questions regarding the call for papers, please contact one of the four editors.

Erik Haug (Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway): erik.haug@inn.no

Tristram Hooley (Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway): thooley@careersandenterpise.co.uk

Jaana Kettunen (Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä): jaana.h.kettunen@jyu.fi

Rie Thomsen (Aarhus University, Denmark): Riet@edu.au.dk

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Call for papers – Imagining new perspectives on work: The role of career development in shaping futures

University of Derby Kedleston road site panoramic view.

The International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) has issued a call for papers for a conference to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

The conference will take place on the 23rd and 24th May 2018 in Derby and will be entitled Imagining New Perspectives on Work: The Role of Career Development in Shaping Futures.

Keynote speakers will include Professor David Blustein, (Boston College, USA), Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE (University of Warwick), Professor Tristram Hooley (Careers and Enterprise Company, University of Derby) and Dr Siobhan Neary (Head of the International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby).

The conference will focus on key themes shaping the concept of career and the way in which career guidance is theorised and practiced.  We are now seeking contributions from academics, researchers and practitioners interested in offering a 20 minute paper presentation. Indicative topic areas could include the following:

  • Global change and careers.  Industrial restructuring and careers, Innovation, skills and technology and their effect on work, Environmental change, Mega-cities, migration and mobility, 21st century careers in a post-work society
  • Careers in times of social and political change.  Political and economic changes including Brexit/Labour market change/The ageing society and older workers/The place of vulnerable groups in the labour market/ Educational change
  • Technology and careers.  Social media/The gig economy/Digital literacy and the digital divide/Developing the future practitioner

All presenters are required to produce an academic poster in addition to their 20 minute paper.  iCeGS would also be pleased to receive proposals for poster presentations.

Please email an abstract of no more than 300 words by Friday 17th November 2017 to Philippa Betts (iCeGS Administrator): p.betts@derby.ac.uk.   Abstracts must include the following: the overarching conference theme to which the paper is responding, workshop presentation and poster/poster presentation, presenter/s name, organisational affiliation and email address, paper title and outline of the paper.  We hope to confirm acceptance of proposals by 12th January 2018.

Conference information and registration details will be available shortly.

Preparing millennials and zillenials for the workplace of the future – #icegs annual lecture

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This year’s iCeGS annual lecture ‘Preparing millennials and zillenials for the workplace of the future’ will take place on Weds November 15th at 2.00 – 4.30 and will be delivered by Noa Gafni Slaney.

Book your place

’We are living in a time of constant change. We are in the middle of the fourth industrial revolution. There are new generations of young people (millennials and zillenials) arising amidst this uncertainty. Who are these young people and how can we prepare them for the future?

Noa Gafni Slaney is the Founder and CEO of Impact Squared, which works with social causes to elevate their message, motivate people to act and evaluate their impact. Impact Squared, with dual headquarters in London and New York, works with leading organisations such as the United Nations Foundation, International Crisis Group and UNICEF.

Noa began her career as an entrepreneur, founding a social network for women in 2005. She then joined the founding digital team at Hearst Magazines as Head of Social Media. During her MBA at London Business School, Noa became deeply interested in the world of international organizations and social change.

After completing her MBA, Noa joined the World Economic Forum as a Global Leadership Fellow and the Head of Communications for the Global Shapers Community prior to launching Impact Squared. In its year of existence, Impact Squared has worked with a number of notable social causes to amplify their impact.

Noa is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post and New York Times. Her recent speaking engagements include the World Bank, Financial Times and United Nations. She is a Social Innovation Fellow at the University of Cambridge and a Trustee at the United Nations Association of the UK.here

To book a free place on the annual lecture please click here

National Conference on Careers Work in Schools

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Every year David Andrews organises a two-day conference for careers leaders in schools and for advisers and consultants working with schools.  This year’s event is in on 16 & 17 November, in York.  Keynote speakers include me! In addition there will be presentations from Claudia Harris (The Careers & Enterprise Company) and Professor Wendy Hirsh who will be talking about what’s really happening in the labour market.  The programme also includes updates on national developments, case studies of good practice and a workshop on evaluating impact.

Residential and day delegate options are available.  It is well worth booking a place if you can (see link below).

Flyer and booking form York 2017

Communique from the Eighth International Symposium for Career Development and Public Policy

In June I attended the eighth International Symposium for Career Development and Public Policy in Seoul, Korea from the 18th – 21st June 2017. It was a fantastic event attended by 107 delegates representing 21 countries, international labour market experts, and officials of international policy research and development organisations: the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), and the European Training Foundation (ETF).

The Symposium discussed changes in the labour market and how career development can help societies to respond to and shape such changes. For further information on the symposium process visit the ICCDPP website.

The final output of the event was a Communique which sets out some key principles for effective career development systems. The idea is that it functions as a summary of international good practice and can be useful for countries to review and develop their systems.

View the ICCDPP Communique 2017

Careers work at Catcote Academy

Catcote Academy from Spearhead Productions on Vimeo.

This is a great film about the work that Catcote Academy have been doing to provide high quality careers work for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

I’ve often see special schools that do excellent careers work, but this is really interesting work. In particular the really strong connection with employers is hugely impressive and the quality of the testimonies from the employers involved speaks for itself.

What works? Work experience and volunteering

Have you booked to attend our next What Works seminar on 26th June 2017. The seminar will feature Jonathan Buzzeo (National Institute of Economic & Social Research) presenting some new research on work experience, job shadowing and workplace visits and Joy Williams (Institute for Employment Studies) who will examine what works when involving young people in volunteering.

Book your FREE place now!