In this seminar, practical examples and inputs from employers will illustrate the reality of career development work in organisations. Seminar participants will share their own experiences of career development at work, whether as researchers, practitioners, educators, employees, managers or all of these!
• Wendy Hirsh, Researcher and Consultant – ‘Drivers, trends and challenges of career development in employing organisations’
• Rosemary McLean, Director, The Career Innovation Company – ‘Implementing a strategic approach to career development’ with Jo Edwards, Talent & Career Development Manager, Burberry
• Rob Nathan, Managing Director, Career Counselling Services - ‘Developing and sustaining the capability for effective career development in organisations’
The sessions and discussion will address a range of questions including
■ What does the term “career development” mean in the workplace, as opposed to in educational settings or for the unemployed?
■ Why might organisations wish to invest in the career development of their employees? Who do they invest in? What might hold employers back from supporting career development at work?
■ What can career development processes or activities look like in the workplace and how might they be changing over time? How do they link with other employment policies and practices, both formal and informal?
■ How can career-related activities be used strategically in the context of a specific organisation to address both organisational and individual needs?
■ Who is responsible for career development and who supports individual employees in developing their careers? What do employees and other players need to be able to fulfil their roles in career development? How do we develop a more sustainable capability for career development work in organisations?