Student Conference 2021: Resources

Delivered on Thursday 25th March 2021, this conference was set up to support students undertaking any of the qualifications accepted for the UK Register of Career Development Professionals and included line-up of expert keynote speakers who focussed on:

  • professionalisation of the career development workforce;
  • career success and job satisfaction;
  • being the best career development professional you can be;
  • collaboration with others to support our clients and ourselves.

Below you will find a range of resources made available prior to the start of the conference. These resources will be updated where possible to include recordings and further details once the conference has closed.


Watch the Full Recording of the Student Conference 2021


Professionalisation of the Career Development Workforce
Dr Mary McMahon Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Education, University of Queensland, Australia
Dr Siobhan Neary RCDP: Head of the International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby and CDI Fellow
Please email for access to her slides

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Career Conversations  
Dr Julia Yates:
Programme Director, MSc Organisational Psychology, City, University of London

Being the best Career Development Professional you can be
Dave Cordle RCDP: Career Development Professional and CDI President

The Social Network: How the CEIAG community is adapting to the 'New Normal'
Chris Webb RCDP: Employability Adviser, Sheffield Hallam University



The Key Career Challenges for Young People with SEND – and what is being done to mitigate them
Jenny Connick: Founder, Talentino!

Career Development Work and the Learning Alliance
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.

Working for the National Careers Service
Mathew Scamp, RCDP: National Careers Service Locality Manager, CXK Ltd. 

Get the inside track of a recent QCD graduate and how her work with a regional Careers Hub is enabling her to fulfil her dreams
Ruth Broome: Careers Hub Lead - Birmingham Careers Hub

Careers Leadership in Schools, Colleges and SEND Schools
Marie Jobson: Careers and Enterprise Company, Education Manager

The practicalities of safe and ethical use of web videoconferencing for personal careers guidance
Michael Larbalestier: Head of Digital Product Innovation at The Career Innovation Company and CDI Project Associate (Digital Learning)