In this online event, we will reflect on the legacy of NICEC International Fellow, Professor Ronald Sultana who died on Friday 24th November 2023. We will explore the contribution that he made to career guidance theory, policy and practice in the 20th and early 21st century and examine how his interest in practice around the Mediterranean, across Europe and in the Global South expanded theorisation of career guidance beyond its traditional home in the Global, and often Anglo-American, North. He consistently argued for the importance of embedding career guidance in local understandings and ways of being, for career guidance as a force for social justice and for the importance of understanding career guidance as something that was inherently political and bound up in political issues and political systems. We will also look forward to consider how his contribution might shape the future of the field.

In advance of the meeting we would ask all participants to reflect on three main questions.

  1. What aspects of Ronald’s work have you found most useful, powerful or influential?
  2. How have you put his ideas to work in your own research or practice?
  3. What unanswered questions remain? Where do we need to take Ronald’s ideas next?

Thank you to NICEC for agreeing to make this online network meeting, free of charge and open to all. 


14:00WelcomeTristram Hooley (Professor of Career Education, University of Derby/INN, Chair)
14:10Introductory address - a legacy of solidaric critique and hope for a better world: a meditation on the legacy of Ronald SultanaTristram Hooley
Rie Thomsen (Professor of Career Guidance, Aarhus University, Denmark)
Manwel Debono (Associate professor, University of Malta)
14:30Panel contributions from colleagues from across the globe addressing Ronald’s work, how they have used it in their workEmad Helmy (CEO, Career Advisory Tools International)
Marcelo Afonso Ribeiro (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Rosie Alexander (Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland)
Christabel Saliba (PhD student, University of Malta)
Gill Frigerio (Associate Professor, University of Warwick)
15:30Group discussion on the legacy of Ronald Sultana. What have people drawn on, how have they used it, and where are the gaps and areas for developmentFacilitated by Tristram Hooley, Rie Thomsen and Gill Frigerio
16:00Plenary DiscussionFacilitated by Tristram Hooley, Rie Thomsen and Gill Frigerio
16:15Closing remarks and filmThe Sultana Family
Tristram Hooley
Rie Thomsen
Gill Frigerio

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