Alongside the NICEC Journal, NICEC Seminars and Network meetings are the key means of sharing ideas and evidence around our network of Fellows, members and other interested people.


NICEC holds 6 Fellows meetings per year. These are followed by either early evening seminars (4 a year) or full afternoon Network meetings (2 a year).

NICEC seminars and network meetings are included in the membership fees paid by Fellows and Members.
Others are most welcome to attend for a modest charge - £20 for seminars and £40 for Network Meetings.

Please contact: Professor Stephen McNair NICEC Fellow
Phone: 01603 737830
Mobile: 07594 590 572

Please note: Stephen works work part time, and normally monitors emails frequently between Monday and Wednesday. At other times, replies may take longer.

Dates for 2018

Next NICEC event
Tuesday 27th February                         10.30 am – 4.00 pm                            Glasgow
CDI/NICEC At the Cutting Edge: Research into Practice
The topics will focus on social justice and evidence-based coaching tools.

Presnters: Tristram Hooley and Julia Yates, NICEC Fellows
50 free places are reserved for CDI members.
Wednesday 14th March                       Seminar 5.00 - 6.30 pm                      London
Chaos, Madness and the Specials: taking one step beyond the Rat Race.
Dr Jim Bright, Professor (Career Development) Australian Catholic University and NICEC International Fellow
The Chaos Theory of Careers (CTC) can often draw a Blank Expression from The Man at C&A. The complexity of the CTC can be Too Much Too Young and an Embarrassment. It might even induce a Cardiac Arrest or echoes in the Baggy Trousers of the hapless counsellor trying to explain it. This talk will outline the key concepts of the Chaos Theory of Careers drawing upon the musical odysseys of two English bands that came to prominence in the late 1970s and early 1980s The Specials and Madness. It is argued that the career trajectories and personal histories of these bands provide a rich source of material for Chaos! The presenter promises that he will not sing, but he might be a Rude Boy.
Previous events
In recent months we have held Seminars & Network meetings on:
  • What do we think practitioners need to know about career guidance needs of asylum seekers, refugees and migrant populations
  • Labour market inequality - implications for career development work
  • The Success Code: Self projection for the modest
  • Vocation, Calling or Career
  • The contribution of career events to career learning 
  • Appropriate attire for careers
  • Career education
  • Youth unemployment
  • The UK labour market
  • The Future Track project
  • Redesigning work-related learning
  • The National Careers Service and the market in career guidance
  • Professional development for careers advisers and careers coordinators;
  • Career-related learning pilots in Key Stage 2;
  • Foundation Degree Forward;
  • The UKCES work on ICT in career guidance

All sessions were led or facilitated by NICEC Fellows or other acknowledged experts in career guidance.

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