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Student Conference Scotland 2021

Responding to COVID-19: Changing labour markets, changing practice

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Overview

The Career Development Institute, Edinburgh Napier University, University of the West of Scotland, and Skills Development Scotland are delighted to announce a collaborative CPD conference.

This builds on and amalgamates the CDI Student Conference Scotland and the UWS/ENU/SDS Research Symposium and in addition offers a broad CPD opportunity for selected practitioners in the sector in Scotland.

The Conference theme is Responding to COVID-19: Changing labour markets, changing practice and is presented by a range of expert keynote speakers and workshop presenters.

Audience

  • Full and part-time students undertaking the Post Graduate Diploma In Career Guidance and Development /Qualification in Career Development at Edinburgh Napier University and the University of the West of Scotland.
  • Selected staff from Skills Development Scotland (SDS).
  • Invitees from across the sector in Scotland.

There are a maximum of 80 places for this event. 

Cost

The event is free for QCD students, selected SDS staff and CDI members in Scotland.

Keynotes

Keynote 1 - The practicalities of safe and ethical use of web videoconferencing for personal careers guidance
Michael Larbalestier. CDI Project Associate (Digital Learning)

Keynote 2 - Skills Development Scotland’s online/remote services and response to Covid-19
Sandra Cheyne – National CIAG Lead – Policy and Professional Practice, Skills Development Scotland
Alex MacDonald – National CIAG Manager – Policy and Professional Practice, Skills Development Scotland

Symposium - Covid-19 and the new work realities: Implications for career guidance
Rebuilding Work: Lessons from the Pandemic
Professor David L. Blustein, Boston College USA.

Symposium - Covid-19 and the new work realities: Implications for career guidance
Where now for career guidance as we move into the post-Covid world?

Professor Tristram Hooley, University of Derby/ISE

Keynote 3 - Theories for Post-Covid Career Development 
Dr Julia Yates (City University)

Workshops

PhD/MSc Research Student: Parallel Workshops
Delegates will be able to select one from the following on the day:

Co-creation of knowledge in career development: Innovation in the face of change 
Marina Milosheva, research student, Edinburgh Napier University

Meta skills development in the workplace 
Katherine Stephen, research student, Edinburgh Napier University

Social Justice: Parallel Workshops
Delegates will be able to select one from the following on the day:

Family Background and Career Decision-Making
Emma Bolger, University of West of Scotland, and Jens Boernemyer, Karriereservice.de/University of Southern Queensland.

The Capability Approach
Dr Peter Robertson, Edinburgh Napier University

Full Programme

Download the full programme, featuring; full Keynote and Workshop descriptions; the schedule for the day; and all speaker biographies. 

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