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. April - May 2017

Title

Date

Time

Description

Target audience

INTRODUCTION TO USING WEBINAR TECHNOLOGY Mon 3 April 16.00-16.45

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. This webinar will address this assumption head-on and provide CDI members with a safe environment to experiment accessing Webinar technologies and communicating professionally without the fear of getting it wrong or causing any embarrassment.

Webinar presenter: John Ambrose, Complete Careers

CDI members new to using webinar technology/taking part in online sessions
NAVIGATING UCAS - INTRODUCTION TO THE UCAS 2017 APPLICATION PROCESS Thurs 27April 14.00-15.00  

UCAS processes applications for courses at higher education providers in the UK.  This webinar will cover the student journey from school or college into under-graduate higher education by explaining time-lines and decision-making points.  As well as highlighting the information UCAS provides for students, their parents and advisers, this webinar will provide practical tips and advice on how to support students as they navigate UCAS. 

Webinar presenter: Jonathan Hardwick, Professional Development Manager, Inspiring Futures (and ex-head of sixth-form/UCAS co-ordinator)

Career advisers; career teachers; sixth form tutors; career coaches
INTRODUCTION TO USING WEBINAR TECHNOLOGY Mon 8 May 16.00-16.45

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. This webinar will address this assumption head-on and provide CDI members with a safe environment to experiment accessing Webinar technologies and communicating professionally without the fear of getting it wrong or causing any embarrassment.

Webibar presenter: John Ambrose, Complete Careers

CDI members new to using webinar technology/taking part in online sessions
WRITING AN EFFECTIVE PERSONAL STATEMENT Thurs 18 May  

This webinar will examine the role of the personal statement in the admissions process, what admissions tutors look for in an effective personal statement, provide a checklist of do’s and don’ts, as well as outlining strategies to help students to write in an authentic and convincing manner.

Webinar presenter:  Jonathan Hardwick, Professional Development Manager, Inspiring Futures (and ex-head of sixth-form/UCAS co-ordinator)

Career advisers; career teachers; sixth form tutors; career coaches
Careers in Football Friday 19 May 13.00-14.00

This new webinar will include information and support for advisers working with young people who have an interest in football. The main aim is to provide current and realistic information on the sector; the commitment required; training, including apprenticeships and job opportunities, to increase awareness of the options within the football industry and pathways available. The session will also include tips and advice to support young people to make informed decisions. It will also help advisers and teachers engage and communicate with young people who only want to become professional footballers to the exclusion of other career opportunities.

Webinar presenter: Toby French is the Founder of Careersinfootball.com which provides information, advice and guidance for people who want to work in the football industry. Toby has experience of working in football; he is a qualified teacher. and member of the CDI.

 

Career professionals and student members

USING THE CAREERS, EMPLOYABILITY AND ENTERPRISE FRAMEWORK Wed 20 May 16.00-17.00  

This interactive webinar session will look at the Careers, Employability and Enterprise Framework one year on. Career education consultant Kath Wright will explore its relevance to curriculum planning, supporting initiatives such as Gatsby, QiCS, Ofsted and the Certificate in Career Leadership. Kath will also cover how schools and colleges are using the framework and the supporting audit documents. There will be time to discuss what other career education and employability resources career practitioners would find useful and might be developed by the CDI. 

Webinar Presenter: Kath Wright, Career Education Consultant

Career teachers; career leaders; governors responsible for careers; career advisers
What If You Don’t Have the Answers? Fri 26 May 15.00-16.00  

What do you do when your client asks you a question and you don’t know the answer?  What if they want you to tell them about an industry you’re not familiar with?  Or how about the client who has lots of challenges and cannot find a job?  How can you be an effective Career Coach when you’re constantly in a “fight or flight” mode?

This session discusses tips and tools based on the International Coach Federations Core Principals around how to stay in a positive mindset so that you can effectively and consistently help your clients.  Coaches will walk away with tools to focus on their strengths, mantras that will keep them in an upward spiral and will have opportunities to practice this new mindset. 

Webinar presenter: 

Ellen Bartkowiak is a 20 year career management expert and a sought after speaker, coach and consultant, from Wisconstin in the US. As President of Ellen Coaching, Ms. Bartkowiak assists MBA students and alumni from around the globe with their professional career management, providing support in personal branding, executive presence, positive leadership (the neuroscience behind brain-based leadership) and interview preparation.

Career consultants, coaches and advisers.

2. June - October 2017 

Title

Date

Time

Description

Target audience

INTRODUCTION TO USING WEBINAR TECHNOLOGY Mon 12 June 16.00-16.45

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. This webinar will address this assumption head-on and provide CDI members with a safe environment to experiment accessing Webinar technologies and communicating professionally without the fear of getting it wrong or causing any embarrassment.

Webinar presenter: John Ambrose, Complete Careers

CDI members new to using webinar technology/taking part in online sessions
Applied Story Building for Careers Fri 23 June 13.00-14.00

In working with people who are preparing for career changes, planning to interview, or looking to improve their jobtalk fluency, we felt there was a need for a natural emotional springboard to creating and telling stories.  But there aren't a lot of interactive tools to help job seekers practice with each other—or to help career advisers facilitate. This webinar will cover story boarding and other narritive approaches.

Webinar presenter: Joanne Markow

Career professionals and student members
21st Century Careers - The Jobs of Tomorrow Mon 26 June 15.00-16.00

There are many careers that exist today which didn't exist five years ago, and we know that lots of new jobs and careers will keep appearing going forward. How do you find out about them and how do you help prepare your clients for a career of the future?

CASCAID’s Kudos includes profiles of over 800 careers, and the job bank keeps growing, scrupulously researched and regularly updated by our researchers. Working with industry keeps us abreast of how careers are changing and what employers will need from their workforce in the future. In this webinar Sharon Walpole will cover the jobs of tomorrow and also touch on the issues facing UK industry, such as an aging work force and the impact of technology, on careers of the future.

Webiar presenter: Sharon Walpole, CASCAID

Career professionals and student members
Careers in Football Fri 29 September 13.00-1400

This new webinar will include information and support for advisers working with young people who have an interest in football. The main aim is to provide current and realistic information on the sector; the commitment required; training, including apprenticeships and job opportunities, to increase awareness of the options within the football industry and pathways available. The session will also include tips and advice to support young people to make informed decisions. It will also help advisers and teachers engage and communicate with young people who only want to become professional footballers to the exclusion of other career opportunities.

Webinar presenter: Toby French is the Founder of Careersinfootball.com which provides information, advice and guidance for people who want to work in the football industry. Toby has experience of working in football; he is a qualified teacher. and member of the CDI.

Career professionals and student members
Using the careers, employability and enterprise framework Wed 4 Oct  16.00-17.00  

This interactive webinar session will look at the Careers, Employability and Enterprise Framework one year on. Career education consultant Kath Wright will explore its relevance to curriculum planning, supporting initiatives such as Gatsby, QiCS, Ofsted and the Certificate in Career Leadership. Kath will also cover how schools and colleges are using the framework and the supporting audit documents. There will be time to discuss what other career education and employability resources career practitioners would find useful and might be developed by the CDI. 

Webinar Presenter: Kath Wright, Career Education Consultant

Career teachers; career leaders; governors responsible for careers; career advisers