09:00 – 10.15 – Welcome and Introduction: 1st Plenary Session and keynote speakers

09:00 – 10.15 – Welcome and Introduction: 1st Plenary Session and keynote speakers
August 20, 2020 dmh

Speakers

Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE
Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE
Director, dmh associates
Lord Victor Adebowale CBE
Lord Victor Adebowale CBE
Chair of the National Health Service Confederation
Sareena Hopkins
Sareena Hopkins
Executive Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF)

Session Content

Day 1 Plenary Session

Dr Deirdre Hughes will welcome delegates and introduce you to the work of dmh associates. She will set the scene for the three days of the conference in terms of the themes, speakers and content.

Lord Victor Adebowale CBE will be our guest spotlight speaker followed by our keynote speaker Sareena Hopkins who will discuss;

Career Development is a Superpower

Our global and local labour markets are changing in dramatic ways and our policies and programs are struggling to keep pace. Youth anxiety is soaring, parents are panicked, new graduates can’t seem to get a foothold and too many workers are miserably counting their days until a retirement that may seem increasingly out of reach. These are issues that keep us up at night…and they are all career development issues. Never before has there been a time when career development issues are more at the heart of our collective angst – and our collective hope – as a society. Drawing on resilience research, international perspectives on policy and frontline wisdom, this keynote will make the case that career development is, in fact, a superpower and our field is uniquely positioned to be a transformative force for socio-economic health.