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NICEC is a learned society and our goal to bring fresh perspectives, serious thinking and new avenues for research, policy and practice. 
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About the Conference

NICEC is uniquely placed to bring together careers research, policy and practice. Our international conferences provide a stimulating environment where we can collaborate in ways that impact careers work and address the changing context.

This conference will focus on career and sustainability. We are defining sustainability broadly, as ‘the integration of social equity, economic vitality and environmental health and well-being in order to create thriving healthy, diverse and resilient communities now and in the future.’*

We will be looking at this topic through three important lenses:

  • skills,
  • wellbeing, and
  • the environment.

Through a mixture of keynotes, plenary panels, workshops and other interactive sessions, participants will be able to contribute, and learn in different ways.

You can attend for one day or two and participate either online or face-to-face. An outline programme is attached below.

Plenary contributors 

The following contributors are confirmed. For more details, see programme below.

  • Ans de Vos (Professor, Antwerp University) 
  • Candy Ho (Chancellor’s Research Chair and Faculty, Kwantlen Polytechnic University) 
  • Cathy Brown (Evolve) 
  • Chris Warhurst (IER, Warwick)
  • Clare Boden-Hatton (Director for Employment, Skills, Health & Communities, West Midlands Combined Authority) 
  • David Blackmore (Head of Sustainable Careers, World Wildlife Fund) 
  • Gill Frigerio (Associate Professor, University of Warwick) 
  • Miriam Dimsits (Lecturer, VIA University, Denmark) 
  • Natalie Ward-Smith (Global Careers Lead, Bupa)
  • Rosemary McLean (Director, The Career Innovation Company)
  • Tristram Hooley (Professor, University of Derby/Inland Norway University)
  • Deidre Bowen (Director of National Programmes at Mental Health UK/Rethink Mental Illness)
  • Sally Wilson (Principal Research Fellow, Institute of Employment Studies)

In addition, we have a selection of stimulating workshops led by a range of exciting speakers.

Conference Dinner

Our dinner will be on the evening of the first day, Tue 02 July, providing an excellent opportunity for further networking as well as great food with entertainment. 

We are grateful to the Career Development Institute - CDI for sponsoring the drinks reception. 

* Definition adapted from the charter of the University of California, Los Angeles Sustainability Committee (UCLA)

National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC) is registered in England and Wales under company number 06407049 at The Lodge, Willaston House, Cheerbrook Road, Willaston, Nantwich CW5 7EN
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