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iCeGS 20th Anniversary Conference

30 May 2018

‌‌‌‌ ‌‌‌‌‌‌iCeGS 20th Anniversary Conference

“Imagining new perspectives on work – the role of career development in shaping futures.”

The International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2018.  In recognition of this we hosted an international conference on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th May 2018 at the University of Derby, UK.

The conference title was “Imagining new perspectives on work – the role of career development in shaping futures.”  The event aimed to examine how the concept of work might develop and evolve over the next decade and in conjunction with this how the role of career development practitioners might need to adapt to continue supporting individuals in the future.

Keynote speakers include: Professor David Blustein, (Boston College, USA), Dr Phoebe Moore (University of Leicester), Professor Tristram Hooley (University of Derby), and Dr Siobhan Neary (Head of the International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby).

The conference focused on key themes shaping the concept of career and the way in which career guidance is theorised and practiced.  The themes included globalisation, social change and technology.

Contributions were received from academics, researchers and practitioners interested in offering a 20 minute paper presentation. Indicative topic areas included the following:

  • Global change and careers.  Industrial restructuring and careers, Innovation, skills and technology and their effect on work, Environmental change, Mega-cities, migration and mobility, 21st century careers in a post-work society
  • Careers in times of social and political change.  Political and economic changes including Brexit/Labour market change/The ageing society and older workers/The place of vulnerable groups in the labour market/ Educational change
  • Technology and careers.  Social media/The gig economy/Digital literacy and the digital divide/Developing the future practitioner

iCeGS conference