Student Conference 2018 Presentations

The new generation of career development professionals have a key role to play in the future of the career development sector. This conference will be of interest, relevance and value to students undertaking any of the qualifications accepted for the UK Register of Career Development Professionals.

Designed to highlight the latest developments in the sector, it is presented by a range of expert keynote speakers who are leaders in the field. The workshop and panel sessions offer additional opportunities to learn more about working in the different parts of the sector with young people, adults, employers and clients who have learning difficulties.

Supported by a small exhibition of sector providers and suppliers, the conference is a great networking opportunity too. You will meet students from other courses and learn more about the support provided by the CDI to its members and Registrants.


Student Conference And Exhibition 2018
From Student to Registered Career Development Professional
Wednesday 28th March, University of Derby


Keynote 1
Understanding the current landscape
Laura Bell: Director, Careers at the Education Development Trust and CDI President

Keynote 2
The new Careers Strategy and its implications
An overview of the new strategy and the implications for the work of careers advisers and careers leaders in schools.

David Andrews OBE: Fellow of the National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling and CDI Policy Associate

Keynote 3
Gatsby Benchmarks and Compass
Professor Tristram Hooley: Director of Research, Careers and Enterprise Company

Keynote 4
Using careers labour market information and intelligence in practice
Sally- Anne Barnes: Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick

Keynote 5
Career Coaching: Innovative new directions or just guidance in a suit!
Dr Julia Yates: Senior Lecturer, at City, University of London

Keynote 6
Digital Skills: What career development professionals need to know

Nicki Moore: Senior Lecturer in Career Development, International Centre for Guidance Studies.


Increasing understanding of the early career development needs of young people with learning difficulties – model, case study and campaign.

Jenny Connick – Founder, Talentino!

What are the opportunities for career practitioners in the private sector?
Are you thinking about the wider career landscape for your next role after completing the course? Perhaps you're wondering about career development work in the private sector or as an independent practitioner? How can you showcase your skills and experience to position yourself for the broadest variety of opportunities?

Rosemary Mc Lean and Valerie Rowles both started out as school career advisers but their career journeys have taken in a range of sectors and environments since then. Why not join this session to hear about their experiences and share in discussions about different kinds of career progression after study.

Split Personality: the benefits and challenges of working in a dual role as a careers coordinator/careers adviser.
This workshop will explore the different duties of a careers coordinator and careers adviser within a school setting and look at practical strategies for balancing these two different roles. There will be an additional focus on the government's new careers strategy and how qualified careers practitioners can use this guidance to promote and enhance their role within schools.
Chris Webb – CEIAG Coordinator/Careers Adviser – The Ruth Gorse Academy, Leeds

Career helping at depth: working with the whole person in careers work
This workshop will discuss the relationship between depth psychology and career development. The history of this relationship will be briefly explored together with contributions from the present day. Participants will go away with some simple tools and techniques for working with clients in this fascinating and rewarding area of our work.

Phil McCash - Principal Teaching Fellow in Career Studies, Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Warwick