The recording of this event 

Slide presentations:  Stefania Maggi        Tristram Hooley

Green guidance resources


There is a growing awareness of the clash between senseless economic growth, and environ­mental/sustainability concerns. Whereas economic growth in the narrow sense used to be the solution within a capitalistic mindset, it now creates as many problems. Jobless growth, a deterioration of the natural resources, and the undermining of workers’ rights and wages: these are some of the present predicaments. Globalisation in terms of global trade with its long-distance transport to/from low-wage areas adds to the problem, as does mindless tourism, and industrialised farming and fishing, just to mention a few. In this situation, guidance must become part of the solution, rather than the problem. Social justice and career guidance are interdependent, and, though obviously embedded in social structures, even more profoundly linked to sustainability issues. 

Event outline

There will be input sessions from

Professor Peter Plant, NICEC International Fellow, who has written and spoken extensively on 'green guidance' and the urgent need for a paradigm shift to align career development practice with a greener and more sustainable future.

Dr Stefania Maggi, Carleton University, Ottawa, who argues that 'career guidance for kids is our best hope for climate change'.

Professor Tristram Hooley, NICEC Fellow, on building a space for green guidance in the curriculum: reflections on the development of the recent CDI framework. 

David Morgan, Chief Executive of the Career Development Institute, on the role of a professional body in promoting sustainable career development practice.

There will also be an information pack on sustainable development initiatives in higher education, including from a student viewpoint, and on the extent to which employers address climate awareness in their recruitment processes.


17.00 - 17.10 Peter Plant: the need for action on green guidance

17.10 - 17.30 Stefania Maggi: career education and guidance - don't let it be a missed opportunity

17.30 - 17.50 Tristram Hooley: green guidance in the career curriculum, and looking towards the needs of employers

17.50 - 18.15 Questions from participants and discussion amongst the speakers

18.15 - 18.30 David Morgan in discussion with Peter Plant: the role of the CDI

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