Student Conference (England and Wales)
The CDI
The CDI

Student Conference (England and Wales)

This event is delivered by the Career Development Institute for all CDI Student Members based in England and Wales

How to put what you have learned during your training into practice and what the future holds for you:
The new generation of career development professionals has a key role to play in the future of the career development sector. This conference will be of interest, relevant and valuable to students undertaking any qualifications accepted for the UK Register of Career Development Professionals. 

The workshop sessions offer additional opportunities to learn more about working in the different parts of the sector, the CPD opportunities available and the importance of professional networking.

This conference is FREE to attend by any CDI Student Member studying any qualification accepted for the UK Register of Career Development Professionals.
  • Date

    27 Mar 2024
  • Time

    09:40 AM
  • Duration

    5 hour(s) and 50 minute(s)
  • Venue

    Hopin- Online

This Conference is designed to highlight the:

•    Breadth of areas of work in the career development sector
•    Putting career theory into your practice 
•    How your qualifications prepare you for working in the Career Development Sector 
•    Benefits of continuous professional development
•    Different means by which CPD can be undertaken 
•    Value of developing professional networks 

We have a line-up of expert keynote speakers and panellists who will focus on:

•    Identification of CPD needs
•    The value of practitioner research as a means of CPD
•    Identification of professional goals
•    Professional networking to support our clients and ourselves
•    ED&I in the Career Development Sector 

The workshop sessions offer additional opportunities to learn more about working in the different parts of the sector, the CPD opportunities available and the importance of professional networking.

This conference is FREE to attend by any CDI Student Member studying any qualification accepted for the UK Register of Career Development Professionals.

Event Schedule:

 09:40 Event space open to join
09:50 Welcome and outline of the day
 
David Morgan, CDI Chief Executive
 
10:00-10:30 What the future holds
 
Dr Julia Yates
City University London
10:35 – 11:15

 
Parallel workshops 1 (Choice of one from three)
All sessions will be recorded so that delegates can also access the two sessions they cannot attend.

Working in different parts of the career development sector and the CPD and professional networking opportunities available

Each presenter will cover:
  • Where they trained and what qualifications they hold
  • How do your qualifications prepare you for working in the sector
  • What their role involves
  • What they enjoy about their role
  • What the challenges of the role are
  • What CPD they undertake and why
  • How they use professional networks to support their practice
  • Hints and tips for people interested in working in this part of the sector
  • Opportunity to answer questions from delegates
  1. Working in a Sixth Form College

John Morrison
  1. Working in the Local authority

Mario Kyriacou
 
  1. Working in private practice

Debbie Dymock
Break 11.15 to 11.35
11:35 - 12:15 CPD Panel: The Value of Practitioner Research
Professor Neary will talk about the value of practitioner research as a means of CPD. Panellists will explain the practitioner research they have undertaken and how this has enhanced their professional practice. There will be opportunity for delegates to ask questions.


Professor Siobhan Neary, International Centre for Guidance Studies

Panellists:
  • Caroline Green
  • Bella Doswell
  • Phill Williams
12:20- 13.00

 
Parallel workshops 2: (Choice of one from two)
Working in different parts of the career development sector and the CPD and professional networking available
All sessions will be recorded so that delegates can also access the two sessions they cannot attend.

Each presenter will cover:
  • Where they trained and what qualifications they hold
  • What their role involves
  • What they enjoy about their role
  • What the challenges of the role are
  • What CPD they undertake and why
  • How they use professional networks to support their practice
  • Hints and tips for people interested in working in this part of the sector
  • Opportunity to answer questions from delegates
1. Working in the Public sector  
Deborah Lissamore
 
  2. Working in HE Phill Williams
13.05 – 14.00 LUNCH
14:05-14:30
 
SEND – How to make a difference Jules Benton
Break 14.30 to 14.50
14:55 – 15:25
 
The value of professional networking Chris Webb, University of Huddersfield
15:25 Closing remarks Sue Alder, Professional Training Manager CDI
15.30 Conference closes  

Open call for workshops

This year we are inviting submissions for workshops. There will be two, 40-minute workshop sessions at the conference. These will take place at

10.35 - 11.15
12.20 - 13.00

When making your workshop proposal, please remember the target audience for this event is students and not academics.

Deadline for submitting the proposal is: Friday 1 March. You can submit your workshop proposals to events@thecdi.net 

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