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 The Critical Ingredients of a Successful Career Intervention


Professor James P. Sampson Jnr Emeritus Professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, Florida State University., USA

Mark Franklin MEd, PEng, CMF, CareerCycles Practice Leader and President of OnLifeTools, Canada

Hon. Associate Professor, Deirdre Hughes OBE – Warwick University and Director of dmh associates and CareerChat (UK) Ltd.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the critical ingredients for a successful career intervention and be able to apply strategies to career practice with diverse students, clients/customers, and in various career development settings.

2. Draw on at least two specific evidence-based careers theories specifically linked to research and practice.

3. Consider an overview of outcomes in how to help individuals make inspired and well-informed decisions.

4. Extend their toolkit of resources to further develop and improve career development practice.


Professor James P. Sampson Jnr Emeritus Professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, Florida State University., USA

Jim Sampson is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems and a Senior Research Associate at the Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development at Florida State University. He writes and speaks on the appropriate use of computer technology in counseling, on the use of cognitive strategies in the design and delivery of career interventions, and on the integration of theory, research, and practice. Jim is currently a Visiting Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. He is also an Overseas Fellow of the National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling in Cambridge England, and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Adult Learning of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency. Prior to joining the faculty at Florida State University, Jim was a Senior Counselor at the Student Counseling and Career Planning Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Mark Franklin MEd, PEng, CMF, CareerCycles Practice Leader and President

I love to help people make well-informed & inspiring choices. After gaining over 10,000 hours of direct counselling experience, what I really want to do now is help society by helping the helpers influence their clients, students or employees more effectively with practical and inspiring storylistening tools. I enjoy using my strengths of creative collaboration, generating ideas, and storylistening. People often ask me about my career change from engineering to career development. Really I never left engineering! In my work leading CareerCycles and OneLifeTools I “redeployed” my systems thinking and structured problem solving skills to focus on the “wicked problems” of dissatisfaction and disengagement. I draw on my assets of a Masters in counselling psychology, my engineering background, and insights from thousands of stories from clients, Career Buzz guests, and the many helping professionals I’ve trained. Whether you’re a helping professional seeking new tools or a working professional seeking a better career, I look forward to helping you!

Hon. Associate Professor Deirdre Hughes OBE Warwick University IER, Director of dmh associates and CareerChat (UK) Ltd.

Over the last two years, Deirdre has led research and development programmes including the application of a careers chatbot, powered by AI and machine learning; career development and wellbeing: a practical toolkit for practitioners; career-related learning in primary schools; special educational needs and disabilities: an innovative approach to brokerage support for FE and employers in London; and effective practice in employability programmes supporting young people and adults.

Young Employment: Testing Times

This webinar is designed to stimulate ideas and action for innovation in education and career development support services. Topics covered within the session include:

– Is where you teach careers as important as what you teach?

– Post-Covid community workspaces- opportunities for peer-career learning?

– Is work exposure a better ‘way-in’ than work experience?

– The Gig economy – How do we revalue youth Gigs?

– Building youth-run Facework Chapters in schools and communities

– Improving skills and post-school transitions for under-represented young people.


Stephen Carrick-Davies, Director of the Facework Group

Stephen Carrick-Davies is the Director of the Facework Group a non-profit company working directly with young people to run employability training and community work hubs. An experienced Chief Executive and Social Entrepreneur, Stephen has established education projects in India and Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka as well as grassroots community programmes here in the UK. The Hatch community workspaces in New Cross and Peckham are the latest examples of Facework’s pioneering employability programmes. See Stephen is the co-author of ‘Youth Employability: An Agenda for Change’ see:

Lauren Roberts-Turner, Researcher and Youth Advocate

Lauren Roberts-Turner is researcher and youth advocate who is passionate about the welfare state and tax systems, the strengthening of communities and tackling inequalities and ensuring young people are supported to live the best possible lives. She is currently an Advisor to Facework, a young leader on the ChildFair State Inquiry and a member of Leaders Unlocked youth board. She is studying BA politics and Economics and Politics at UCL. She co-authored the Agenda for Change document with Stephen and speaks with real authority at what her generation have experienced from coming through the Covid pandemic and transitioning from education to employment.

Liane Hambly, Independent consultant in career development field

Liane Hambly is an international career coach, trainer and author with over 30 years in the career development field. Renown for making career theory accessible and practical. Co-author of the International bestseller, "Creative Career Coaching, Theory into Practice" and Career Navigator cards.

Elisabeth Paulson, CEO, Envision, London.

Elisabeth is the current CEO of Envision, a charity that works to empower young people from less advantaged backgrounds, who are often underrepresented in the world of work, to develop the essential skills and confidence they need to succeed in later life. She was previously the Portfolio Director at Impetus, which funds, funds and builds the most promising UK charities looking to close the gap in employment and educational outcomes between disadvantaged young people and their better off peers, where she led the investment team, investment strategy and impact performance.


A freelance academic researcher, career development professional and government policy adviser. She has written over 125 articles and book chapters, and made over 200 presentations to international, national and regional professional groups dealing with all-age careers work, employment and skills issues. She is co-editor of the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling International Symposium Series. She is also a Cedefop appointed national expert in lifelong guidance and careers education (May 2017).