At the start of 2021 the CDI produced Managing the Challenges of Covid-19 which focused on professional practice in the light of the pandemic. Nearly a year on, advisers working in the National Careers Service, in higher education, in schools and colleges and in private practice are largely still working remotely, against a backdrop of high infection rates, supporting clients in challenging labour markets who have missed out on valuable education and career development experiences.
The period of the pandemic has been challenging and organisations everywhere have had to adapt and respond. Crises are times of great learning and change, and we are at an inflection point where we should choose to take forwards the positive learnings for collective long-term benefit – in our working practices, in how we learn and connect, in greater inclusion, and how we think about people and their wellbeing. (Peter Cheese - Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development)
This seminar will take stock of work at the front-line over the last 20 months, exploring the creative responses employed and investigating key questions relating to shaping future research, policy and practice.
Experiences from the Front Line ~ Claire Nix will present a snap shot of challenges faced by advisers working in a range of settings: the swift move online, ethical considerations, gaps in academic progress, maturity and experience, the technological divide, groups with greatest needs and deficits
Ten changes we should sustain ~ Liane Hambly will offer a reflective response to the creative developments in our practice.
Discussion in break out rooms
> Implications for practice – training, support and supervision, regional approaches
> Opportunities for research
> Implications for policy including regional approaches
Plenary and close
The presenters, Claire Nix and Liane Hambly are both career consultants, authors and trainers, each with more than 30 years experience in the career development field. In 2021 both Claire and Liane were awarded Fellowship of the Career Development Institute in recognition of their contribution to the field