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The case for data-driven and inclusive careers support?

3pm – 4pm (UK time), 12 February 2021

This webinar session:

  • Presents new work by the OECD which uses international datasets to identify career- related teenage indicators of adult employment success
  • Explores the implications of new evidence for policy, research and practice
  • Describes how work undertaken during 2021 will conclude with the development of tools for practice
  • Invites practitioners to engage with the work and help in the development of practical tools.

Presenters: Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE (Director, dmh associates), Dr Anthony Mann (Senior Policy Analyst, OECD) and Chris Percy (Senior Associate, dmh associates)

Previous Webinars

Optimizing Career Engagement Across All Life’s Roles

Presenters: Dr. Deirdre Pickerell, CPHR, GCDF-I, Dean of Student Success at Yorkville University/Toronto Film School and Vice-President, Life Strategies Ltd & Dr. Roberta Borgen (Neault), CCC, CCDP, GCDF-I, President, Life Strategies Ltd., Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia (UBC), and Project Director for the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF)

Optimal engagement results from aligning challenge and capacity, both individual and contextual. In good times, and in bad, increased challenge combined with diminished capacity creates an environment for disengagement to fester, at work, at home, and in life. Join Drs. Neault & Pickerell, as they position career engagement as life engagement and share tips and strategies for optimizing engagement across all life’s roles.

Learning objectives

  • Consider all life roles and how they impact each other
  • Uncover appropriate levels of challenge and identify and access the supports and resources needed
  • Leave with concrete tips for staying optimistic, regardless of the unique circumstances that are impacting you today.

The Career Development Landscape: Evidence and Impact Assessment

Presenters: Chris Percy (Senior Associate) and Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE (Director, dmh associates)

This webinar session:

  • examines key concepts, challenges and opportunities in relation to evidence and impact assessment in careers work;
  • introduces a brief ‘how to approach’ for impact assessment with some examples from youth and adult evaluations;
  • explores contemporary developments within the UK, European and international career development landscape; and
  • provides an opportunity to identify new and emerging approaches to evidence and impact assessment within a Covid-19 context.

LiveCareerChat@Lockdown No 4 – Youth Transitions: Creating Pathways to Success

  • Rachael Fitzpatrick,  Research Officer, Educational Development Trust (EDT) England
  • Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE, Research Director, dmh associates, England &
  • Graeme Smith, Research and Evaluation Executive at Skills Development Scotland

This webinar presents new international research findings on youth transitions. Societies everywhere are undergoing a deep transformation. More than one in six young people have stopped working since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic (ILO, May 2020) while those who remain employed have seen their working hours cut by 23 per cent.

LiveCareerChat@Lockdown – No 3 – Digital Innovations

Chair: Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE, Director, DMH Associates
Presenters: Rhys Herriott, NESTA CareerTech Challenge and Gareth Phillips, Head of Communications, Careers Wales

This webinar explores digitial innovations in a career development context.

Nesta research suggests that more than six million people in the UK are currently employed in occupations that are likely to radically change or entirely disappear by 2030 due to automation, population aging, urbanisation and the rise of the green economy. 

Nesta is delivering the CareerTech Challenge, in partnership with the Department for Education, as part of their National Retraining Scheme. Solutions being funded through the CareerTech Challenge are designed to support people who will be hit the hardest by an insecure job market over the coming years.

Careers Wales is on a digital transformation journey from its award winning use of video, exciting new gaming developments and pioneering website and resources. In recent times the company has adapted its service delivery model in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. 

Digital Innovations Webinar Recording

DMH Associates video entry for the CareerTech Challenge Prize

LiveCareerChat@Lockdown – No 2 – Career Development in a post COVID-19 landscape

In this webinar Professor Graham Attwell and Dr Deirdre Hughes reflect on the ‘new normal’ and explore ideas for career development policies and practices in a post-CovID-19 landscape.

Deirdre will set out an innovative approach to capturing career stories online from both a practitioner and client perspective. She will also share key findings on ‘Creative Methods in Guidance and Counselling’ drawn from the British Journal for Guidance and Counselling, International Symposium:Special Issue Series.

Chris Percy and Liane Hambly (Senior Associates) will join us as part of the Q& A session.

LiveCareersChat@Lockdown – No 2 – Part 1

LiveCareersChat@Lockdown – No 2 – Part 2

LiveCareerChat@Lockdown – No 1 – The new normal

Presenters include Dr Deirdre Hughes, Liane Hambly and Chris Percy

During these turbulent times, we all have an opportunity for reflection, sharing ideas and offering practical advice on how best to manage career identity and changing work practices. This webinar is designed to bring people together and to listen and/or share experiences of careers support mechanisms at a time of crisis. 

We’ll talk about careers support mechanisms – what’s in place? what’s working? what more needs to be done now and in the future?

Scotland’s New Careers Strategy: Moving Forward

Facilitated by Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE Presenters: Scott Gray and Greig Chisholm, Scottish Government   

This is a 1 hour interactive international webinar session designed to showcase the Scottish Government’s new Careers Strategy published in February 2020.   

Target audience: Practitioners, Managers and other Stakeholders Interested in the Continuous Improvement of Career Guidance Services for Young People and Adults.  

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