Student Conference 2019 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.




Welcome from the Conference Sponsor (RAF) - Squadron Leader Brian Ramsey


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


Keynote 2 - How many millennials does it take to change an avocado? Why we need to move beyond generational theory  
Professor Tristram Hooley: Professor of Career Education, University of Derby


Keynote 3 - All for One: Why Networking is Vital to the Success of the CEIAG Sector
Chris Webb – Careers Leader for the Ruth Gorse Academy, Leeds


Keynote 4 - What are the opportunities for career practitioners in the private sector? How can you showcase your skills and experience to position yourself for the broadest variety of opportunities?
Dave Cordle: Independent Registered Career Development Professional and CDI President Elect


Keynote 5 - Unsticking the stuckness: coaching techniques for one to one work
Dr Julia Yates: Senior Lecturer, at City, University of London                                    


Keynote 6 - The importance of evaluation: What career development professionals need to know
Nicki Moore: Senior Lecturer in Career Development, International Centre for Guidance Studies.



Jenny Connick: Founder, Talentino!


Career helping at depth: working with the whole person in careers work
Dr Phil McCash:  Associate Professor in the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of Warwick, and Course Director for the MA Career, Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education.


Confessions of a HE Careers Consultant
Phill Williams: Careers Consultant (Life & Environmental Sciences), University of Birmingham.


Life as an Enterprise Coordinator
Zoe Catterall:  Enterprise Coordinator, Sheffield City Region.


Using evidence to drive good practice in your school or college Lesley Thain: Head of Education, Careers & Enterprise Company.



Panel – Working as a professional in the Career Development Sector

Chris Webb; Jenny Connick; Phill Williams; Zoe Catterall; Dave Cordle and Laura Bell

Panel Chair – Dr Siobhan Neary, Head of the International Centre for Guidance Studies