Free Webinar: Optimizing Career Engagement Across All Life’s Roles
December 18, 2020
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This event is organised by dmh associates

Optimal engagement results from aligning challenge and capacity, both individual and contextual.

About this Event

2pm UK time, Thursday January 14, 2021

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.

Speakers

Dr. Deirdre Pickerell, CPHR, GCDF-I, Dean of Student Success at Yorkville University/Toronto Film School and Vice-President, Life Strategies Ltd. has been honoured with top awards in career development and human resources management. She is co-author of the career engagement model and has dedicated her career to helping individuals create opportunities to be fully engaged across work/life roles.

Dr. Roberta Borgen (Neault), CCC, CCDP, GCDF-I, President, Life Strategies Ltd., Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia, and Project Director for the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF) is co-developer of the career engagement model and an award-winning career development thought leader in Canada and internationally. She speaks, consults, and writes extensively on career-related topics.

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New Report on the Value of Volunteering in Education
December 17, 2020
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Education and Employers logo

The following was published by Education and Employers.

We are publishing a new report entitled The Value of Volunteering – volunteering in education and productivity in work’.

The report will be launched at a webinar on the 8th January. Register now.

New report on the value of volunteering in education

Education Volunteering – ‘one of the best investments employers can make’

The new research, in collaboration with CIPD, reveals the positive value that organisations can realise by supporting their staff to undertake volunteering in the UK’s schools and colleges.

The report’s findings show significant benefits of educational volunteering, including improved communication and influencing skills; an improved sense of mission and loyalty at work; and greater staff productivity. These organisational benefits sit alongside the personal benefits realised by individuals themselves, with evidence showing volunteering can improve staff well-being.

And the volunteers surveyed felt that they made a difference to young people. This tallies with research Education and Employers has done with young people over the last ten years which shows that encounters with volunteers from the world of work helps to: Improve academic attainment at GCSE, Increase young people’s earning potential; Broaden young peoples’ horizons and raise their aspirations; Excite children about subjects, increasing motivation, confidence and attitude to learning; Challenge gender and social stereotypes; and reduce the likelihood of young people becoming NEET.

The webinar will begin with the unveiling of the main findings, and will be followed by a panel Q&A session with contributions from:

  • Peter Cheese – Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Justin Placide – Assistant Director – Business, Investment & Growth at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and Co-Chair of the Civil Service Race Forum
  • Karen Giles – Headteacher of Barham Primary School and Education and Employers’ Trustee
  • Natasha Davies – National Senior Programme Lead – Volunteering at Health Education England

We hope you can join us for this special event at the start of the New Year – which has got to be better than this one!

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DWP CAEHRS – Getting to Know WISE Ability
November 26, 2020
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An invitation to get to know more about WISE Ability.

WISE Ability is an innovative, growing charitable organisation and we are looking for partners to join us on the next steps of our exciting journey.

We are holding a virtual event on Wednesday 2nd December from 11:00 am-1:00 pm, which will give you the opportunity to get to know us a little better.

The most important part of any effective partnership is an alignment of values and during this event you will hear more about ours.

We will share with you WISE Ability’s Expression of Interest process, our values and what you can expect of us as a potential Prime Contractor.

There will also be an opportunity where you can ask WISE Ability questions and put faces to names, and you will hear from some of our Senior Management and Business Development Teams.

We would love to meet you, so please come and join us for our ‘Get to Know WISE Ability’ session.

Register via Eventbrite here

Money and Pensions Service – November News
Talk Money Week: 9-13 November

Download your Participation Pack using the link below

https://moneyandpensionsservice.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Talk-Money-Week-2020-participation-pack.pdf

Virtual International Conference – Evolving Education and Careers

The Virtual Conference

The world has experienced major economic, social and technology impacts. Societies everywhere are undergoing deep transformation. Climate change, an ageing workforce and skills gaps are major issues that governments need to address. Only time will tell what the impact of the current health crisis will have in the medium and long-term. As a consequence, careers will evolve in response to a dynamically changing environment. How will this affect jobs, training, employment, the gig economy and/or unemployment in the future? We will be exploring forward-thinking approaches to careers support systems drawing on international good and interesting policies and practices.

For leaders, educators, career development, HR and employment specialists a fundamental question is: – how best can individuals be better prepared to adapt and prosper through lifelong learning and work? Individuals’ must be well equipped with the mindsets and tools they need to find and benefit from purposeful learning and work opportunities. Organisations working with young people and/or adults in differing contexts will need agile responses to meet citizens’ needs.

With all this in mind, time away to network with experts and like-minded colleagues is just what the doctor ordered. This year’s theme is Evolving Careers. Delegates will learn from experts and peers whilst sharing experiences, research and best practise to take back to the day job of helping to transform people’s lives.

Conference Content

  • International keynote speakers
  • Breakout sessions hosted by leading experts and contributors

Session topics include;

  • Career-related learning in primary schools
  • An evolving curriculum in secondary, tertiary, vocational education and training (VET) and higher education settings
  • Future scoping careers
  • Digital innovations
  • Building Partnerships
  • How to Make a Difference to Those That Need Support Most
  • Youth Transitions: Creating Pathways to Success
  • Adults in the workplace
  • Labour markets: where next?
  • Tackling unemployment
  • Lifelong guidance
  • Social inclusion

*these are subject to change

  • Interactive Q&A panel debates
  • Digital delegate toolkit packed with valuable resources

Why Attend?

Our conference last year was a great success with delegates rating it 4.4 out of 5 in terms of value, content and relevance to their needs.

This year we have mixed our successful formula with some great new features and benefits but don’t just take our word for it, this is what our delegates had to say after the 2019 conference;

“It was inspirational to share so many elements of practice and research in one place. The calibre of speakers and content (including the toolkit) was exceptional.”

“Inspiring, positive, brilliantly organised. A day well spent.”

“The conference blended the worlds of academia research with great examples of careers work from around the world. We want more!”

“A wonderful conference, full of insight. Can’t wait for the next one.”

“The conference offered a great opportunity to interact with thought leaders on important topics relating to career development. Excellent venue and well organised.”

Book Your Place

Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and conference is free to attend for a limited number of earlybird registrations.

Please book your tickets from our Eventbrite booking page.

For all conference queries contact our event organiser Nina Hurst-jones nina@theeventorganiser.co.uk . Book your place

Watch the success of last years conference

The Edge Foundation is an independent foundation working to inspire the education system to give all young people across the UK the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to flourish in their future life and work. Longtime advocates of high quality careers education and guidance, they are delighted to be supporting this event.

Employment Minister and Skills Minister to Speak at Employment and Skills Convention 2020
July 6, 2020
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National Careers Service Virtual Jobs Fair Returns on June 8
June 8, 2020
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Following the success of its first Virtual Jobs Fair in May, with over 1000 job, apprenticeship and volunteering opportunities advertised, the National Careers Service is holding a second fair from Monday 8 to Friday 12 June.

To ensure people are receiving crucial careers support during the Covid-19 outbreak, the National Careers Service is working to bring job seekers and employers closer together by advertising vacancies across social media.

Promotional image for the National Careers Service's Virtual Jobs Fair in June.

The Virtual Jobs Fair will virtually visit nine different regions of England throughout the week and give employers in those regions a chance to advertise current opportunities. The National Careers Service will promote these opportunities through its national and regional social media channels.

People can search for #JobsHour to find these vacancies or follow National Careers Service social media channels to find out more and see vacancies during the week. The National Careers Service will also provide free personalised careers information, advice and guidance for anyone wanting advice on vacancies, next steps or finding a role that is right for them.

Noteworthy additions to the second fair are the inclusion of more localised hashtags to help people to identify opportunities relevant to them and Wednesday’s live Facebook ‘Employment Workshop’ which will give people tips on writing CVs and preparing for interviews. ’Jobs Hour’ will run at 11am-12pm and 1pm-2pm following the timetable below.

RegionDateTime
North East and CumbriaMonday 8 June11am to 12pm
North WestMonday 8 June1pm to 2pm
Yorkshire and HumberTuesday 9 June11am to 12pm
East Midlands and NorthantsTuesday 9 June1pm to 2pm
East of England and BucksWednesday 10 June11am to 12pm
FB Live Employment WorkshopWednesday 10 June2pm to 2:30pm
West Midlands and StaffsThursday 11 June11am to 12pm
South West and OxonThursday 11 June1pm to 2pm
South EastFriday 12 June11am to 12pm
LondonFriday 12 June1pm to 2pm

Gillian Keegan, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills said:

Following on from the success of the first Virtual Jobs Fair I am delighted that the event will be virtually touring England again next week.

It is so important that employers are able to get access to the skilled, local workforce they need at this time, and that young people and adults looking for work are able to find the right role and careers support to progress.

I’d encourage all employers and anyone looking for a new role, or for additional support, to get involved and explore the opportunities on offer throughout the week.

Sophie Graham, a National Careers Service adviser said:

Back in May our Virtual Jobs Fair saw over 1,000 job opportunities posted across England in just four days. Due to its success, the National Careers Service will be hosting a second Virtual Jobs Fair to continuously support citizens across England with getting back into work.

Our advisers will also be on hand to support with CVs, covering letters, applications and interview skills, to ensure that jobseekers are in the strongest possible position to succeed.

AI, Automation and Future of Work Tickets, Thu 28 May 2020 at 17:00 | Eventbrite
May 27, 2020
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MKAI Expert Forum | AI, Automation & Future of Work | UiPath, Dime, Women Leading in AI Network, Henley Business School, Zicar Consulting

About this Free Event

AI, Automation and The Future of Work

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Agenda:

5:00pm: 🎙️Welcome and Announcements

5:10pm: 💻 Speaker from Industry 1 – Ivana Bartoletti, Technical Director & Co-Founder, Women Leading in AI Network

Presentation: This is a watershed moment for jobs

Ivana is a Technical Director helping businesses with their privacy by design programmes and with their privacy and ethical challenges related to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology.

Ivana was awarded ‘Woman of the Year’ (2019) in the Cyber Security Awards in recognition of her growing reputation as an advocate of equality, privacy and ethics at the heart of tech and AI. She is the author of An Artificial Revolution: On Power, Politics and AI now available on Amazon here

5:30pm:💻 Speaker from Industry 2 – Arif Khan, AI Ninja at UiPath

Presentation: The Role of AI in Automation Strategy

Abstract: A look at how combining Artificial Intelligence with more traditional automation technologies can unlock greater business values

Arif has a passion for combing the Agile delivery model with RPA and AI to solve real business problems effectively and quickly. Arif is a member of the Institute for Robotic Process Automation & AI. Arif has an MSci in Computer Science from University College London, specialising in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

5:50pm:💻 Speaker from Industry 3 – Dr. Khaleelah Jones, Founder of Careful Feet Digital Agency

Presentation: Using AI for Social Media Content Creation (Text and Visual Assets)

Khaleelah Jones is the owner and founder of Careful Feet Digital Agency, the digital marketing agency that created Dime Digital, a SaaS tool that automates social media posting and brand creation for small businesses and solopreneurs. The winner of the 2018 Next Women Pitch Competition, Khaleelah has a PhD in emerging media, an MBA and has worked in the marketing industry for over a decade.

Before starting CFD and building Dime, she was the head of marketing at WellTok Inc, where she was part of a team that doubled the user base in six months and closed $18m in Series B funding. She now lives in London with her husband and loves yoga, reading and Russian history.

6:10pm:💻 Speaker from Industry 4 – Dr. Naeema Pasha, Director of Careers, Henley Business School

Presentation: Humans, AI and the Bigger Productivity Pie

Naeema leads teams to deliver great personal & professional development and research on future of work. At Henley Business School she runs a fantastically innovative team where they’ve gone from start-up to scale-up. They are about providing a creative & challenging place for people (all from diverse backgrounds) to enable them to design a career path that not only defines who they are, but is in the context of an uncertain world of work.

6:30pm: Panel discussion with all speakers

6:55pm 🔮 Roundup + What’s next with MKAI

7:00pm Close

Bonus Track Technial Speaker:

5:30-6:10pm: Azim Zicar, RPA Consultant – Zicar Consultancy Ltd

Presentation: Building a bot Live

In this activity you will have the chance to experience first hand what Robotic Process Automation is and how a software robot is actually built. This is a non scripted group interactive session where a robot is built from scratch based on the audience’s ideas!

Azim is an RPA expert with experience in creating, building and maintaining the robotic workforce. Since finding RPA in 2016, he has been passionate about using software robots to add value to businesses. He is a certified Blue Prism Professional Developer and has worked as a Lead Developer in many RPA projects spanning multiple industries. You can find out more about Azim via his LinkedIn page and his business: Zicar Consultancy

MKAI May is supported by:

Zicar Consultancy – RPA consultancy at a comptetitive rates.

Ether Solutions – Specialists for Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Document Management and Document Scanning.

EvolveAI – Proven leaders in the provision of innovative human capital management solutions to businesses looking to attract and retain in-demand digital technology talent.

Apprenticeship Week
January 25, 2020
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An Activity Pack is available for National Apprenticeship Week 2020, which is full of fun and engaging activities for students.

The pack consists of 10 easy to use activities and answer sheets, so you’ve got everything you need to get your students engaged and informed about apprenticeships!

Interactive Apprenticeship Quizzes
Challenge your students with online interactive Apprenticeship Quizzes!

The quizzes can be set as homework or delivered as part of a lesson. Fun multiple choice questions will help students to think about the benefits and opportunities of apprenticeships.

AW2020 Daily Broadcasts 
Daily broadcasts will run throughout NAW2020 from 9.30am – 3pm, Monday – Friday. Interviews will feature a range of apprentices from different employers, sectors, backgrounds and apprenticeship levels. Join Friday for a live broadcast with members of the Young Apprentice Ambassador Network! Find out more here. 

Quality in Careers Standard Events
January 13, 2020
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The Department for Education (DfE) is funding 3 free to attend events for schools and colleges to learn more about externally validating their careers programme through the national Quality in Careers Standard.

These events involve testimonies from schools and colleges already holding the Standard and are hosted by the Quality in Careers National Director. They are intended for staff in schools and colleges that have not yet engaged with the Standard.

The event details, including the speakers from schools and colleges, have now been confirmed:

  • Wednesday 4 March 2020, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Thursday 12 March 2020, Birmingham
  • Tuesday 17 March 2020, Bristol

For more information and to book your free ticket, please visit the Quality in Careers website.