Call for Workshops

National Career Education and Learning Conference

Thursday 12 to Friday 13 July 2018

 Workshop proposal form

The major theme of this conference is supporting schools to achieve the Gatsby benchmarks.

Throughout the two-day conference we will be running a maximum of 16 workshops. Presented by experts, we want these workshops to compliment the conference theme and promote best practice and innovation in careers guidance in schools. They should also be topical in the current economic and policy climate, interesting, informative, designed to improve practice and enjoyable for participants. 

The audience

The Conference audience will reflect the breadth of the career development sector with a focus on secondary education and guidance. 

  • 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 four workshop sessions: 

  • Two on Thursday 12 July  
  • Two on the morning of Friday 13 July

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

Submitting your proposal

Please complete the workshop proposal form and email to Simon Garratt –  by 17.00 on Friday 18 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 eight Gatsby benchmarks.  

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 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 , clearly identifying which benchmark your workshop covers, and send it to Simon Garratt 
  • 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 18 May; 
  • If you have any suggestions for workshop topics or presenters please contact Jan Ellis at the CDI -