Quick Guide to Regional Meetings


East of England Region - Thursday 30 April, 5.00 - 7.00pm

 Online meeting - Exploring T Levels

To confirm your attendance, so we can send you a link: email Ashley.bott@thecdi.net

East of England Region - Thursday 30 April, 5.00 - 7.00pm  Postponed until end of summer/early autumn

Notice of meeting - Colchester Institute, Sheepen Road, Colchester

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Guest Speakers: School and College Liaison Team, Colchester Institute (Ed, Sue and Lauren)
  • Break: An opportunity for you to network with fellow CDI members & the School and College Liaison Team
  • Guest Speaker: School Transition Officer, Colchester Institute (Poppy)
  • Feedback from the first CDI Executive Council meeting and on the East of England CDI survey with additional member consultation.

To confirm your attendance email Ashley.bott@thecdi.net

Yorkshire & Humber Region - Monday 16 March, 7.00-8.00pm

Notice of meeting - Monday 16 March First online meeting

Creativity - raising the profile of careers professionals - Join in on the discussion with Dave Cordle, CDI President; Liane Hambly, Creative Career Coaching and Chris Webb, HE Careers Practitioner and Freelance Careers Writer.

To confirm your attendance email Ashley.bott@thecdi.net

South East Region - Thursday 12 March, 6.00pm-8.00pm

SE CDI Meeting Tonbridge 12 March 2020 2Notice of meeting - Thursday 12 MarchWest Kent College, Tonbridge

  • Overview of the profession, Dave Cordle, CDI President
  • CXK - what do they do?
  • Sharing ideas and good practice/networking
  • A wide-ranging role for a careers professional? Derek Osborn

To confirm your attendance email Ashley.bott@thecdi.net

North West Region - Tuesday 21 January, 4.00-5.45

Notice of meeting - Tuesday 21 January 

  • Guest speaker Jan Ellis, Chief Executive of the CDI, will speak about the Careers Strategy Mark II
  • An update on new developments on the CDI website and other CDI news
  • Networking with colleagues from the region
  • An opportunity for you to give your feedback on what you’d like to be included in plans for future meetings


West Midlands Region - Tuesday 5 November, 4.30-6.30pm

Notice of Meeting - Tuesday 5 November, at George Dixon Academy, Portland Road, Birmingham B16 9GD

Guest speakers: Jan Ellis, CDI CE: Shaping the next Careers Strategy; Michele Squires, Careers Education Strategic Manager, Prospects: An insight into The Quality in Careers Standard; Rachel Buckingham, Work Related Learning & Careers Lead: George Dixon Academy’s Quality in Career Standard Journey.

London Region - Tuesday 12 November, 4.00-6.00pm

Notice of Meeting - Tuesday 12 November, at Aramco Overseas, 10 Portman Square, Marlebone, London W1H 6AZ

Topics to be covered: Talent attraction strategy at Aramco; workforce planning and STEM; relocation/expatriate lifestyle. Time for networking and CDI update.

Yorkshire & Humber Region - Tuesday 19 November, 3.00-5.00pm

Notice of meeting - Tuesday 19 November  In order to bring together a larger group of Yorkshire & Humber CDI members, we have changed the venue for the November meeting and are going ONLINE!

You are invited to join the online Yorks & Humber Regional meeting on 19th November 3.00pm - 4.00pm.  Connect with like-minded professionals in the region and hear from CDI President, Laura Bell.

This is a great opportunity to discuss and develop the career industry on a local and regional level. Please idicate your wish to take part by emailing Ashley.Bott@thecdi.net and he will send you the GoToMeetings link. 

SE Region - Wednesday 23 October, 5.45-7.45pm

Notice of meeting - Wednesday 23 October, at University of Chichester, Bishop Otter campus, College Lane, Chichester. PO19 6PE

Topics to be covered: Careers and employability service at the University of Chichester; Apprentice schemes, My Future Starts Here.  Discussion of future meetings. Time for networking and CDI update.

South West Region - Monday 15 July, 3.30-5.30pm

SW Region IMG-9793Notice of Meeting - with guest speaker CDI Chief Executive, Jan Ellis 

The SW region held their first regional meeting at Bournemouth University in July. Because the region covers a vast area, which makes travel challenging, they organised to have the session captured on video. Here are two versions – a short three minute intro - https://youtu.be/WVzOQkSUwbE and a longer version, including the main presentations and discussion at the meeting, which was attended by 30 members and a great networking event - https://youtu.be/h2xYqhLRz7E

Yorkshire & Humber Region - Thursday 12 July, 2.00-4.00pm

Notice of Meeting - with guest speaker Professor David Hogg 

West Midlands Region - Thursday 11 July, 4.00-6.00pm

Notice of Meeting -  The Career Industry Around The Globe  - presented by Steve Stewart OBE, Executive Director, Careers England Ltd

North West Region - Wednesday 3 July, 4.30-6.30pm

Notice of Meeting - Careers provision: A good Ofsted inspection - presented by Cathy Houghton, Careers Consultant, Buxton and Leek College and the University of Derby

London Region - Monday 10 June, 6.00-8.00pm

Notice of Meeting - Introduction to Action Learning for Career Development Professionals - presented by Dr Kay Maddox-Daines