Free Webinars and Open Meetings

The purpose of this page is to provide an 'at a glance' overview of our programme of webinars and online meetings.

All our CPD webinars are free to members, please register your interest for each session, through our event management system so we can send you the necessary joining link. Non-members can also join these sessions by registering and paying online through the events pages. Almost all online meetings are open to members only.

If you have ideas for future webinar topics or would like to run a session, please contact Jan.ellis@thecdi.net

1. January to April 2018

Title

 Date

 Time

 Description

 Target audience

Introduction to Using Webinar Technology (Free webinar)

Monday 8th January 2018 14:00 - 15:00  

Webinar training programmes are growing in popularity due to increasing pressures of time and less flexibility and availability to physically attend training and continuous professional development opportunities.  However, although webinars provide many solutions, they carry an assumption that everyone is familiar with the technology and feels comfortable participating in online activity.

Webinbar Presenter: Johnathan Ambrose

Career Professionals & Students
 

Researching Higher Education Options and New Degree Courses (Free Webinar)

Wed10th January  14.00 - 1500

Providing guidance to young people in the changing world of higher education is harder than ever. Staying up to date and understanding the complexities and nuances of the system is ever more challenging, yet can be vital to the successful outcomes of your students. 

Career Professionals & Students
Tour around the website – Welcome to the CDI (Free Webinar) Mon 15th January 16.00 - 17.00

Although we have not won any awards for it, the CDI website is a dynamic and growing source of information for members and non-members. It is host to critical information about accredited and non-accredited training opportunities; the careersincareers job board; news and resources; the Professional Register; a CPD recording area and growing CPD resources bank, accessible to members’ only.

Webinar Presenter: Dan Hope

Career Professionals & Students
 

The Quality in Careers Standard – The Benefits For Your School, Careers Department and Students (Free Webinar)

Tues 23 January 16.00 - 17.00

A growing number of institutions already either hold, or are working towards, the single national careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) quality award – the Quality in Careers Standard. The Standard is relevant to all parts of the UK, but there has been a spike in interest, particularly in England since the publication of government recommendations that all schools should work towards the Quality in Careers Standard (DfE Statutory Guidance, updated April 2017). The aim of this webinar is to raise awareness of this unique national quality standard and address the main questions (and concerns) for career professionals about quality award processes – everything from how long it takes to achieve the national award to the choice of awarding body and costs.

Career Professionals & Students
 

There Has Never Been a More Important Time to Join the UK Register of Career Development Professionals (Free Webinar)

Wed 24th January 16.00 - 17.00

Join this new webinar led by Professional Development Manager, Claire Johnson and find out about the benefits of being on the Register, how the CDI supports your professional development and what you need to do to maintain your registered professional status. This webinar will also be useful to you if you work anywhere in the UK and if you also have a role as a private practitioner.

Career Professionals & Students
 

Digital Career Management (Free Webinar - Scotland)

Mon 28th January 13.00 - 14.00

Advanced technologies of the 21st century is significantly impacting the way the employment market is accessed.  This requires young people (and adults) to develop and utilise digital skills and competencies using social media to learn about/apply for training and job opportunities and to manage their career.  To facilitate this career professionals, need to fully understand the nature of social media and wider digital career literacy within careers guidance and to develop their own knowledge of how to enhance a personal brand. 

Webinbar Presenter: Johnathan Ambrose

Career Professionals & Students (Although requested by Scottish members, any member may join in)
 

Student Finance, Scholarships and Bursaries (Free Webinar)

Tues 30th  January 14.00 - 15.00

Student finance is a contentious and complex issue for students, parents and their advisers. This webinar will provide an update on student finance, entitlement and application procedures as well as an overview of how to find out about and apply for scholarships and bursaries.

Career Professionals & Students 
Studying abroad in English (Free Webinar) Tues 6th February 14.00 - 1500

There is a wide range of options available to students considering university study abroad taught in English, from English-speaking countries such as Ireland, the USA and Australia, to more exotic options such as Japan, Latvia or Qatar.

Career Professionals & Students
 

Quick Ways to Develop Confidence in Clients (Free Webinar – Wales)

Mon 5th March 12.00 - 13.00  

As interventions get shorter and management targets and expectations increase, it can be a challenge to help an under confident client be successful. In this webinar you’ll discover some really quick, unique, and proven techniques which you can teach your clients of any age. They only take a couple of minutes each and they will help your clients nail their next challenge be it an interview, presentation or pitch, whatever the context.

Career Professionals & Students
 

Tour around the website – Welcome to the CDI (Free Webinar)

Mon 12th March 13.00 - 14.00

 Although we have not won any awards for it, the CDI website is a dynamic and growing source of information for members and non-members. It is host to critical information about accredited and non-accredited training opportunities; the careersincareers job board; news and resources; the Professional Register; a CPD recording area and growing CPD resources bank, accessible to members’ only.

Career Professionals & Students

There Has Never Been a More Important Time to Join the UK Register of Career Development Professionals (Free Webinar)

Tues 20th March 

Wed 11th April

16.00 - 17.00

Join this webinar led by Professional Development Manager, Claire Johnson and find out about the benefits of being on the Register, how the CDI supports your professional development and what you need to do to maintain your registered professional status. This webinar will also be useful to you if you work anywhere in the UK and if you also have a role as a private practitioner.

Career Professionals & Students
 

Introduction to Using Webinar Technology (Free webinar)

Mon 16th April 14.00 - 15.00 Webinar training programmes are growing in popularity due to increasing pressures of time and less flexibility and availability to physically attend training and continuous professional development opportunities.  However, although webinars provide many solutions, they carry an assumption that everyone is familiar with the technology and feels comfortable participating in online activity. Career Professionals & Students

Digital Career Management (Free Webinar - Scotland)

Mon 30th April 16.00 - 17.00

Advanced technologies of the 21st century is significantly impacting the way the employment market is accessed.  This requires young people (and adults) to develop and utilise digital skills and competencies using social media to learn about/apply for training and job opportunities and to manage their career.  To facilitate this career professionals, need to fully understand the nature of social media and wider digital career literacy within careers guidance and to develop their own knowledge of how to enhance a personal brand. 

Webinbar Presenter: Johnathan Ambrose

Career Professionals & Students