AI for career practitioners
This course from the Career Development Institute offers a practical introduction to the potential use of AI by career practitioners. By the end of six weeks, you'll walk away with well-rounded perspectives, tangible skills, and curated resources to evaluate, adopt and apply AI solutions in service of empowering career journeys. This course is designed for active participation and peer learning. We encourage you to engage with the materials, share your perspectives in discussions, and have fun experimenting with AI!
Date25 Mar 2024
Duration58 day(s) 4 hour(s)
- Course tutors: Michael Larbalestier and Marianne Wilson
- Course numbers: 60 participants maximum
- Individual self-study estimate: 5 hours:
- Live webinars: 5 hours
- Group work estimate: 6 hours
Registration deadline 21 March.
A 6-week blended online programme for Career practitioners, featuring self-study content, live webinars and a group project through which you'll have the opportunity to:
- Develop foundational knowledge of AI concepts through engaging self-paced online modules.
- See AI applications come to life for career guidance in live interactive webinars.
- Get hands-on with experimenting with AI career tools through optional group projects.
- Connect with fellow practitioners to discuss implications and generate ideas.
- Reflect on your own development needs to integrate AI into your unique practice.
| Pre-Course material available:
|Week 1: AI meaning, impact and concerns
17 April 11-12pm
Hopes, fears and challenges
|Week 2: Tools and applications:
24 April 11-12 pm – Case studies
|Week 3: Forward view and skills development-
1 May 11-12 pm
– CDI code and position on AI
Weeks 4 and 5 project groups
Week 6 Project showcase – each group will have the opportunity to present their project
22 May 11-1pm – Project showcase session
Marianne Wilson is studying towards a PhD, sponsored by Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science. Her PhD project explores human-centered approaches for the responsible design and evaluation of career information chatbots. She has a long-standing interest in human factors and social impacts of information technology spanning a range of academic disciplines, including an MA(hons) in English Literature & History, MSc in Business Information Technology and MSc by Research in Science & Technology Studies. She also has experience in enterprise data governance in a multi-national organisation.
Michael Larbalestier is a digital learning and innovation specialist with extensive experience in careers development and delivery. Currently, Michael is working for The Career Innovation Company, where he uses his expertise to build digital products to support individuals and organisations in their career development journeys. In addition to his work at The Career Innovation Company, Michael also acts as a CDI Project Associate, where he champions digital confidence among career practitioners so they can leverage technology to empower individuals to enhance their career prospects. With a deep understanding of the intersection between technology and career development, Michael is committed to helping individuals and organisations thrive in an ever-changing digital landscape.
A CDI CPD certificate of participation will be issued at the end of this course for those who complete the self-study material.