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

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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):   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


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.

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’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

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Associate professor at iCeGS

At the International Centre for Guidance Studies we are recruiting a new Associate Professor.

The Associate Professor will lead the development of research and consultancy work relating to career and/or the relationship between education and work.

Applicants should have a national or international reputation in a relevant field, a strong track record of attracting funding, be able to contribute to the University REF submission and doctoral supervisions.

This is a hugely exciting new opportunity. I’d encourage people to pass it on to anyone who might be interested.

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iCeGS is recruiting

At the International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) we are looking to recruit a new Researcher.

We are always really excited to have new people join the team, so we hope that some of you will apply. If you get the job you will work closely with other researchers in the Centre on a wide range of research projects on career guidance and related topics.

We’re looking for someone exceptional who can help us to undertake research, contribute to income generation and help to promote the Centre regionally, nationally and internationally.

We are looking for someone with knowledge  and experience of a range of research methods, a strong interest in careers and the relationship between education and work. They will have a Masters degree in a relevant subject and preferably a Doctorate in educational or social research.

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Come and be a Research Assistant at iCeGS

We are currently recruiting a Research Assistant to work in the International Centre for Guidance Studies.

In the role you will get to work with other researchers in the Centre to undertake fieldwork, data analysis and writing.

For informal enquiries about the role, please contact Siobhan Neary, Deputy Head of ICeGS, Education –

The deadline for applications is the 8th January.

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