The Programme - Career Guidance

At the Cutting Edge-Research into Practice
Looking afresh at career management skills theory and connections to practice
Wednesday 4th February, 10.30 am-15.30 pm
Cardiff – Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa
The Programme
Registration – Tea and Coffee
10.45 -11.00
Introduction to NICEC “Learned Society” and the partnership with CDI
Our plans for the day
11.00 -12.00
Career Management Skills
Sharing definitions and reviewing key international studies.
How do Careers Management Skills and Employability compare?
Tristram Hooley, University of Derby, NICEC Fellow
12.00 - 1.00
Career Optimism, Career Hope and Career Motivation
What are the key new ideas and where’s the empirical evidence?
Julia Yates, University of East London, NICEC Fellow
13.00- 14.00
Lunch/Networking Break
14.00 -15.00
Career Adaptability and Resilience
Character strengths or skills anyone can develop?
Anthony Barnes, NICEC Fellow
15.00 -15.30
Implications for Practice
Personal learning
Delivery models
Evaluating Impact
Claire Nix, NICEC Fellow
Evaluation and end of day
NICEC is “Learned Society” with a network of Fellows, in the UK and abroad, who are career education and
counselling researchers and practitioners drawn from a wide range of settings. Fellows believe passionately
in improving policy and practice through discovering and sharing evidence and developing career education
and counselling theory. We share our knowledge and learn from others through our Seminar series, the
NICEC Journal and our publications.
Contributor Profiles
Anthony Barnes
Anthony is a careers education writer, editor and trainer specialising in curriculum and professional
development projects for staff working in schools and colleges. He is editor of and
secretary for the CDI careers education community of interest. He is also an external examiner at LSBU and
a member of the national validation team for the Quality in Careers Standard (QiCS). A Practical Guide to
Career Learning and Development: careers education 11-19 written with Barbara Bassot and Anne Chant was
published by Routledge in 2014.
Tristam Hooley
Tristram researches and writes about career development. He is Professor of Career Education and Head of
iCeGS. His particular research interests are careers policy, the evidence base in careers work and the role of
technology in career development. I am also interested in careers work and social justice, the role of
appearance and attractiveness in career and the careers of researchers.
He is a member of the UK Careers Sector Strategic Alliance, Career Development Institute, a Winston
Churchill Fellow, a Fellow of National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC) and on the
editorial board of the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. He was the specialist adviser to the
House of Commons Education Committee inquiry into career guidance. He also writes the Adventures in
Career Development blog.
Claire Nix
Claire is a qualified careers adviser with experience as a manager, trainer and consultant in the careers
sector. She has led a wide range of projects to forge partnerships between education and employers
including enterprise days, a county wide work experience scheme and the contribution of the Career
Development Institute to The Skills Show. Claire was project manager for the Government’s careers
education support programme until 2010, and led the development of the national resources pack to
support statutory careers education. She spent three years working on the national STEM Careers
Awareness project including developing curriculum, training and careers information resources to support
the Big Bang experience. She was an external examiner for the QCG course at Canterbury Christ Church and
is currently on the Council of the Career Development Institute. She is working with Central London
Building Futures over the development and delivery of training.
Julia Yates
Julia has been involved with career practice for nearly twenty years. As a practitioner she worked briefly in
the statutory sector before moving to the University of London Careers Service (now The Careers Group),
serving, during this time, on AGCAS’s Executive Board. She then became Director of Employability and
Enterprise at the University of the Arts London and three years ago became a senior lecturer at the
University of East London, on their Diploma in Career Guidance. In 2011 Julia set up an MSc programme in
Career Coaching at UEL and now lectures on this course, the top up MA in careers at UEL, the MSc in
Coaching Psychology, and the MScs in Occupational Psychology at both UEL and City University.
As a practitioner turned academic, Julia is passionate about strengthening links between the research
community and career practitioners. She writes a regular column in Phoenix (AGCAS’s professional journal)
 highlighting some of the most relevant recently published career research, and her latest book ’The
Career Coaching Handbook’ published by Routledge in November 2013 provides a readable and accessible
analysis of how career theory and research can be applied in practice.
Venue Information
Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa
24-26 Newport Road
CF24 0DD
Tel: 02921/132801
Directions via M4
Via the M4, exit at Junction 33 and take the 1st exit off the roundabout, following the A4232 for 9 miles
(14.5 km). Continue through the Queens Gate tunnels and take the 1st exit off the roundabout, then the
2nd exit off the next roundabout onto CentralLink. Continue for 1 mile then turn right onto Adam St at the
traffic lights next to Cardiff Prison. At the next lights go straight on into Moira Terrace, take the 1st left then
an immediate right onto Newport Rd. Go straight on to the guest car park.
Railway Station
Cardiff Central (1.80 km / 1.12 mi)
Cardiff (25.30 km / 15.72 mi)
Bristol (75.30 km / 46.79 mi)
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