Should Career Development be a Chartered Profession? 

Building Collaboration and Recognition 

A topic which has surfaced many times has been the idea that career development should be a chartered profession. For the public, a chartered body is an indicator of high standards of competence, knowledge and ethical behaviour. So this is an interesting question, but behind it lie some very complex issues.

Nicki Moore, senior lecturer at the International Centre for Guidance Studies, will lead this Network Meeting, following from work undertaken by iCeGS as phase one scoping research for the CDI. Other colleagues will support her in exploring the topic in more detail

The scoping work sets out the requirement for any organisation wishing to petition for a Royal Charter to represent the members of a unique profession and identified a number of scenarios where this could be demonstrated. The October 2021 issue of CDI's Careers Matters sets out some of the pros and cons of moving towards Chartership. 

This NICEC network meeting will present the outcomes of phase one research and will also be used to gather data for the next stage of the study into the feasibility of Chartership for those practising career development.


2.00-2.10 Welcome and introductions

2.20-2.45 Understanding Chartered Status. A delve into Phase 1 of the research

2.45-3.00 Q & A Session

3.15-3.45 Break out rooms to explore arguments for and against Chartered Status

4.00-4.30 Presenting the arguments

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