Autumn events at the International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS)

Nicki and Siobhan at the seminar event 13012016

This year’s iCeGS annual lecture ‘Career guidance in communities – The collective turn’ will take place on Weds October 26 at 2.00 – 4.30 and will be delivered by Rie Thomsen.

The lecture is called Career guidance in communities – The collective turn

In this year’s annual lecture Rie Thomsen, Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark (COMAC) Career Research Cluster, will ask how career guidance interacts with the everyday lives of people and their communities. As resources for guidance in many countries are suffering from cut backs, discussions on how to invest resources become increasingly important. Engaging in existing communities and creating flexible forms of career guidance activities that allow for adaptation to meet the diverse needs of different communities might be a way forward.

This event will also include the launch of the book ‘CPD for the Career Development Professional’ by Dr. Siobhan Neary, Head of iCeGS and Claire Johnson, Professional Development Manager at the Career Development Institute.

To book a free place to attend this year’s iCeGS annual lecture please click here

iCeGS workshop: How to develop career guidance in communities?

Tuesday October 25th from 10.30 – 3.30

Lives are lived in communities, small or large, supportive or hindering, practical, personal and professional. It’s a fact! Communities are there and decisions regarding our lives are entangled in many communities for each and every one of us. In this workshop practitioners, professionals, researchers and policy developers of career guidance and counselling will set out to explore the reasons for leaving offices to go out to do career guidance in communities so extending modes of delivery of career services. Rie Thomsen will share insights from her practice based research on Career Guidance in communities with adults and young people. You will leave this workshop with your own ideas for career guidance in communities and insight into the ideas of the other participants.

There will be a small cost of £70 for this event which will include lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

To book a place on this workshop please click here

More about Rie Thomsen can be found here


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Nicki Moore

Nicki qualified as a Careers Adviser in 1996. During her 12 years with Derbyshire Careers and then Connexions service, Nicki worked with a range of disadvantaged groups including young people with learning difficulties and disabilities, the traveller community, and those from minority ethnic backgrounds offering both in depth and ongoing support and coaching. She has developed career learning projects in primary and secondary schools and colleges. During her time with Connexions she worked as an operational team leader with responsibility for supporting and mentoring careers and personal advisers in their practice and ensuring quality in the delivery of front line guidance services. Prior to leaving Connexions Nicki held the post of Curriculum Development Manager and was the Regional Development Manager for Career Mark- The East Midlands quality award for careers education and guidance Nicki now holds the post of Senior Lecturer and researcher in Career Development at the International Centre for Guidancr Studies (iCeGS) at the University of Derby . She has extensive experience of research, consultancy and teaching in the field of career development. Nicki’s international portfolio includes work in Croatia where she was involved in the implementation of the national careers service. She has expereince in the Middle East and Kosovo and on a number of European funded projects supporting the development of professional practice. Nicki currently leads a number of accredited university undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in career development including the level 6 Advanced Diploma in career development, The Bachelors in Education Studies, Career Development Pathway and the Masters in Education Career Learning Pathway. She has also written a number of professional guides for those practitioners working in an operational context most recently to support the widening participation agenda. Nicki has worked at a national level in the United Kingdom for many years, Chairing the Institute for Career Guidance (now the CDI) committee for Careers Education for six years as well as being an active Council member. Nicki is a Legacy Fellow of the Career Development Institute and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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