The 16th & 15th April 2019 at the Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre (google map link) will see the 2019 NICEC Conference (titled “Changing boundaries: career, identity and self) take place.
The Conference is open for ticket bookings through Eventbrite here:
but is also open for workshop suggestions and leaders –
We invite contributions for workshops from a broad range of presenters conceptualising ‘changing boundaries’ in different ways to reflect the diversity in thinking and innovation in policy-making and practice. Key questions that the conference aims to address include:
- What influences career identity and the self?
- Can disruption be fruitful?
- What does the future look like?
- What conceptualisations of career will be needed?
- Where is the continuity and where is the change?
We welcome abstracts of up to 300 words for individual presentations (20 minutes) and up to 500 words for symposiums (one hour). Abstracts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st October 2018.
I understand that CPD funding can be hard fought for and carefully allocated in these times but I would encourage you to consider dedicating some towards a conference which promises to be a thoughtful and considered look at the future of careers work.
At the Bedford College Group we have vacancy for a Manager of Student Well-being & Achievement.
Link to advert here.
This role is (mostly) based in Kettering and will lead a team of Personal Achievement Tutors there but will also lead the Student Services Careers provision across the Group. Currently the Careers Team consists of seven Advisers and a Resource Assistant covering 3 main Bedfordshire campuses plus our specialist sites listed here:
and our 3 main Northamptonshire sites listed here:
So it’s a role requiring a wide range of skills and knowledge.
Bedford College Group is one of the largest providers of Further and Higher Education, apprenticeship and part-time training in the region. We have sector beating destination statistics and you can see our CEIAG policy here and our Careers Programme Statement here. If the role is something that interests you, please do consider applying!
The National Institute for Career Education & Counselling (NICEC) is a learning “Fellowship of people committed to understanding and developing career education and guidance practice and policy in the UK and across the globe” that has been in action since 1975.
I’ve been aware of the group and their work for many years through the NICEC Journal which I read with great interest when it landed in my pigeon-hole (back when you got a hard copy as part of a CDI membership) and have attended numerous workshops at events over the years led by a number of the Fellows.
The network is organised as group of invited Fellows and a membership of individuals interested in career theory and practice who then receive the Journal and are able to attend the networking and evening seminar events put on throughout the year.
An annual conference is also part of the offer with next year’s planned for April 16th 2019 with the theme of “Changing boundaries: career, identity, and self. An international conference on research, practice and policy in career development. “
I post as I have been invited to join as a Fellow and feel extremely privileged to take up the offer.
Please do keep an eye out for future NICEC seminars that I will advertise and take a look at the Conference and, if you see something that interests you, sign up! I’ll see you there.