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Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Career Conversations (Expert Training Online)

ACT is one of the most promising tools for career practice to have emerged from the field of psychology in the last decade. Its aim is to support clients to identify and pursue a values-driven life, by helping them to minimise the impact that their negative thoughts and feelings have on their actions. For career development practitioners, it offers an approach to help clients to work out what their career goals are, and provides some techniques to help clients deal with low confidence and anxiety. There is a growing empirical evidence base for ACT, which demonstrates that it can help people to feel less anxious, more resilient and more motivated through group work and one to one exercises.


Labour market information (LMI) (Free Webinar)

This webinar will focus on the use of technology in providing online learning support for career practitioners using LMI. It will highlight the potential enhancement that ICT provides, alongside some inherent tensions. A particular example will be used to highlight the potential of technology: ‘LMI for All’, funded by government in England, using state-of-the-art technology to collect, and mediate the dissemination of robust, current and reliable labour market information to support career interventions. Dr Sally-Anne Barnes and Professor Jenny Bimrose will cover some fundamental implications for practice introduce online learning units, designed to support practitioners enhance the use of LMI.


East of England Member-led E-Forum with Guest Speakers

This is an online e-forum that has been established in response to Covid-19 because of the impact it is having on all our lives it is very important that we do not feel isolated and find time to connect, support and share our experiences with one another.


What are hashtags? How to create, find and use them (Digital Byte)

For a small symbol like this #, hashtags are surprisingly powerful. Yet they can also be pretty confusing. In this Digital Byte session, Ruth Winden will explain what hashtags are, how they work, and how you can use them strategically to build awareness, community and visibility for yourself and your organisation. We will also look at hashtag etiquette, as hashtags don’t work the same way on all the familiar social media platforms. And as a bonus, we will reveal the new CDI hashtags that will help you raise your and the CDI’s online presence. Join us if you want to look like a hashtag pro!


Reviewing LMI and the labour market for Covid-19 (Free Webinar)

The current labour market is looking considerably different to how it looked at the beginning of the the year. This webinar is an introduction to the changes we’re currently experiencing in the UK labour market due to the pandemic situation and how it might alter as we emerge. Presented by careers and labour market information specialist Helen Janota, it will consider the impact of Covid-19 on certain sectors and groups of people and highlight some of the key messages. It will also review some of the LMI resources young people and advisers can make use of. This free webinar provides an overview of the current labour market situation and LMI resources; for more in depth participation, a Masterclass by the same speaker is available.