National Careers Leaders Conference 2020

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Quality, Sustainability and Professional Practice

Monday 23 to Tuesday 24 November 2020

Workshop proposal form

Throughout the two-day conference we will be running a maximum of 18 workshops across six sessions. Presented by experts, we want these workshops to complement the conference title and focus on the conference themes:
  1. Quality

  2. Sustainability

  3. Professional practice

The audience

The Conference audience will essentially be careers leaders in schools, special schools and colleges, and those tasked with supporting and working with them to explore and improve career development in their organisations. 

  • Delegates will be career leaders; career advisers; employability and careers support staff; teachers; governors and enterprise coordinators
  • They may work in the public, private and voluntary/community sectors;
  • Although the focus of this conference is on activity in England, we welcome delegates from across the four home nations.

Frequency of workshops

The programme includes six workshop sessions; 18 workshops: 

  • Three on Monday afternoon - 23 November (1.30pm; 2.45pm and 4.00pm)
  • Three on Tuesday afternoon - 24 November (1.30pm; 2.45pm and 4.00pm)

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. Please complete the Workshop proposal form 2020  and email by 17.00 on Tuesday 3 November.

Selection process

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: 

  • Free attendance for the full conference;
  • 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;  
  • Online 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 know someone who may be interested in running a workshop at the Conference, please pass this message on; 
  • Note the submission deadline – Tuesday 3 November; 
  • If you have any suggestions for workshop topics or presenters please contact Jan Ellis at the CDI -