Communities of Interest

Joining a community of interest group is a great way to make the most of virtual networking; communicating with members with particular interests or specialism, to share ideas, resources and examples of best practice.

To join any of the Community of Interest LinkedIn groups, you must be signed up and logged in to your LinkedIn account, and you must first join the Career Development Institute LinkedIn Group.


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Do you advise those who are considering entry to Higher Education, or looking at other post-18 options? If so, then we would like to invite you to join the CDI HE Advisers’ Community of Interest. Membership is open to anyone who works with this cohort, be it in a school, college, university or other setting.

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Private PracticePrivate Practice

Private Practice is a CDI community of interest for independent practitioners. The aim of the community of interest is to provide a forum for discussions related to the work we do, the issues we face and to provide an opportunity to network and collaborate.

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Want to network with other careers education practitioners? Want to share ideas, collaborate on resources and discuss approaches to related issues? As a group of experienced and enthusiastic careers education practitioners, we are launching a brand new community of interest within the CDI.

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This Community of Interest is for all CDI members who are interested in how research findings could impact their practice, or who engage in research at any level from small-scale and work-based to large, funded projects.  The Community is developing a remit which includes:

  • establishing ways to make career development research findings available to CDI members
  • offering support and information for those wishing to engage in research
  • providing a forum for those actively engaged in research
  • enhancing the ways that research topics and findings are included in CDI publications and CPD materials
  • drafting initial responses on career research issues on behalf of CDI
  • engagement with international research initiatives in the career development field.

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Learning Difficulties and Disabilities
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Talking to members who focus on working with young people and adults who have very special needs. The community will cover a range of ideas and activities that will update members on the status of LDD support in the country, the best places to go for relevant and useful resources, and providing further advice and support for LDD specialists.

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StudentsStudent Commu

A community of interest to allow CDI Student Members to discuss the matters important to them, whether it be issues about their course, questions about their potential future, or a discussion about their needs as a student.

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CoI logo adultguidanceAdult Guidance

Launched the last week in April 2017, this new community is designed to support practitioners working with adult clients in a wide variety of settings, including adult career services through the UK; the NCS in England; the NHS; custodial settings; local authorities and adult learning.

Amongst other projects, the group is intending to run an open online discussion each month led by a member of the group. Join the community by clicking on the link below. We are also starting a closed LinkedIn Group to share information, ideas, resources and experiences and to learn from each other.

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CDI members based outside of the UK now have the opportunity to improve their own professional practice by using this sub group to:

- Share successful career development approaches from the perspective of guidance, coaching and career related group work.
- Discuss trends in Labour Market Information (LMI).
- Support the CDI to identify training needs for the career development profession.
- Opportunity to share practice with other career development professionals experiencing situations that might not be relevant within the structure of the UK careers service.

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