Call for Workshops

Full information and the workshop proposal form can be downloaded now: Call for workshops and Workshop proposal form

Conference themes

The major themes of our second Annual Conference and Exhibition are: 

  • International perspectives career development
  • Labour market information
  • The future of work and training

Throughout the two-day conference we will be running 21 workshops. Presented by experts, we want these workshops to compliment the conference themes and promote best practice and innovation in the career development sector. They should also be topical in the current economic and policy climate, interesting, informative and enjoyable for participants.  

 The audience

The Conference audience will reflect the breadth of the career development sector with participants: 

  • from the four home countries and beyond;
  • working as careers educators; careers advisers; career coaches; managers, researchers and trainers;
  • working in the public, private and voluntary/community sector.

Frequency of workshops

The programme includes three workshop sessions: 

  • Two on Monday 17th November  
  • One on the morning of Monday 18th November

 Please make sure that your proposal is clear about whether you are prepared to repeat the session or not.

Submitting your proposal

Please complete the workshop proposal form and email to Dan Hope – dan.hope@thecdi.net by 17.00 on Friday 5 September.

Selection process

We have no preconceptions about methods of delivery or style. Selection will be based on the content of the proposal and its potential value to participants together with the need to provide a range and balance across the workshop themes.  

Any proposals which appear to be commercially marketing specific products and services will not be considered.

Presenter benefits

All workshop presenters will benefit from the following: 

  • A discounted conference fee: £200 for the full conference including the UK Career Development Awards Dinner or £135 day delegate rate (all prices + VAT) 
  • Promotion and pre-show coverage of your participation as part of the Annual Conference marketing campaign, including email, direct mail, press releases, website and on-site 
  • Positioning of the speaker and organisation alongside the most respected and knowledgeable representatives in the sector
  • Face to face contact with an audience of managers, practitioners, coaches, researchers and stakeholders
  • Further post-Annual Conference promotion via emails and the CDI      website.

 Please be aware that these workshop opportunities are very popular and sessions are limited, so we advise that all submissions adhere to the guidelines.

What to do next

  • If you would like to submit a proposal to present a workshop please complete the proposal form here and send it to Dan Hope dan.hope@thecdi.net 
  • If you know someone who may be interested in running a workshop at the Conference please pass this message on; 
  • Note the submission deadline – Friday 5 September
  • If you have any suggestions for workshop topics or presenters please contact Jan Ellis at the CDI - jan.ellis@thecdi.net