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Welcome to the Career Development Institute (CDI)

The CDI is the new single UK-wide professional organisation for everyone working in the fields of career education; career information, advice and guidance; career coaching and career management. We opened our doors on 2 April 2013.

It had been the goal for many years of the founding bodies - ACEG; ACPi-UK; ICG and NAEGA - to join together and create a single voice for the Career Development sector. The key aims being to ensure a sound networking approach between practitioners, inspire confidence in those who seek help in moving into and through their working life and provide support to members in the delivery of high quality career development services.

Working together the new body will present a strong and united front, influencing government policy and lobbying on behalf of members.

Our new Institute will be building on the very best of the joint offers from each of the four predecessor bodies. Pivotal to the success of our new organisation will be the engagement of members (see Member Benefits

To keep you informed of developments the CDI Board publish regular Briefing Notes (see News and Reports). Please share these with colleagues working in the sector. Members can also access resources and reports through the Member's Area of the website.

We are pleased that the Government has supported the development of a new Register of Career Development Professionals and we encourage all practising career development professionals to join the CDI and the Register. It is our ambition that the Register will become the single most important source of information for employers and individuals seeking your services.

The CDI Team

 

General Office Telephone No.

01384 376464

 

Address

Ground Floor
Copthall House
1 New Road
Stourbridge 
DY8 1PH

 

Office Hours:

Mon - Thurs: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Fri: 8:30am - 4.00pm

Jan

Jan Ellis
Chief Executive 
01384 445625
jan.ellis@thecdi.net 

 

- Business development
- Events
- Marketing and communications
- Website

Claire Johnson

Claire Johnson
Professional Development
Manager
01384 376464
claire.johnson@thecdi.net

- CDI Professional Register
- Qualification queries
- Professional Development
- National Occupational Standards, Career Progression Pathway & Competency Framework

Sarah

Sarah Garratt
Resources Manager
01384 445630
sarah.garratt@thecdi.net

- Membership
- Events
- Database management
- Board, Council and  Committee meetings
- Website (events)
- QCG / QCGD administration
- Payments
- Expenses
- CDI financial management
- Premises / infrastructure
 

Dan

Dan Hope
Administration
01384 445621
dan.hope@thecdi.net

- General administration
- Support for Resources, Finance, Membership & 
Events and Communications functions
- Advertising for PORTICO
- Archive support
- IT support and website development
- Professional Register administration 

 

 

 

 

Rachael

Rachael Murray
Sponsorship & Advertising
01384 445627 (part-time)
rachael.murray@thecdi.net

 

- Advertising and sponsorship
- Advertising for Career Matters
- Event sponsorship & exhibitions
- Commercial database

 

 

 

 

 

Jo

Joanna Palmer
Resources Assistant
01384 445622 (part-time)
joanna.palmer@thecdi.net

 

Assistance with:
- Membership
- Events
- Professional Register administration
- QCG / QCGD administration

 

 

 

 

Simon

Simon Garratt
Admin Assistant
01384 445624 (part-time)
simon.garratt@thecdi.net 

 Assistance with:
- Membership
- QCG/D
- General Administration

 

 

 

 

 

AlisonD

Alison Dixon
Editor of Career Matters

editor@thecdi.net

 

- Commissioning articles and features
- Editorial Board
- Production