Call for Workshops

National Career Education and Learning Conference

Thursday 11 to Friday 12 July 2019

Developing Effective Careers Programmes: Impact and Evaluation

Workshop Proposal Form 2019

Throughout the two-day conference we will be running a maximum of 20 workshops across five sessions. Presented by experts, we want these workshops to compliment the conference title and focus on three themes:
  1. Practical methods for measuring impact

  2. Using the outcomes of evaluation to effect change

  3. Sharing good practice 

The audience

The Conference audience will essentially be careers leaders in schools and colleges and those supporting best practice including enterprise coordinators and careers advisers. 

  • Delegates will be career teachers and career leaders; career advisers; career coaches; managers, researchers; trainers and enterprise coordinators
  • They will work in the public, private and voluntary/community sectors;
  • Although the focus of this conference is on activity in England, we anticipate that delegates will come from the four home countries.

Frequency of workshops

The programme includes five workshop sessions; 20 workshops: 

  • Two on Thursday 11 July  
  • Three on the morning of Friday 12 July

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

Submitting your proposal

As a guide we would like workshop proposals to be interesting, informative, designed to improve practice and enjoyable for participants. Handouts and PP slides are welcome. Please complete the Workshop Proposal Form 2019  and email to Ashley Bott – Ashley.bott@thecdi.net by 17.00 on Tuesday 28 May.

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 three 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: 

  • Promotion and pre-show coverage of your participation as part of the 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-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 , clearly identifying which benchmark your workshop covers, and send it to Ashley Bott – Ashley.bott@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 – Tuesday 28 May; 
  • If you have any suggestions for workshop topics or presenters please contact Jan Ellis at the CDI - jan.ellis@thecdi.net