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dmhassociates: LiveCareerChat@Lockdown No 5
Title: The Career Development Landscape: Evidence and Impact Assessment
Date:
7th September 2020
Time:
2.15pm – 3.15pm (UK time)

Presenters:

Chris Percy (Senior Associate)
Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE (Director, dmh associates)
This free 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.

The webinar is limited to 500 delegates, so register your place quickly so you do not miss out.  Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Hope you are able to join us!
 
Any queries: email ADMN@dmhassociates.org
Register for the webinar
AbilityNet: Free Webinar: Accessibility Insights with Atos – 11 August 2020
AbilityNet is delighted to be welcoming accessibility royalty, Neil Milliken of Atos, as the second guest in our new Accessibility Insights bitesize webinar series.
Neil will be interviewed by Robin Christopherson, Head of Digital Inclusion at AbilityNet.

Neil is Global Head of Accessibility for Atos. His role is to deliver better technology for customers and employees, embedding inclusive practice into the processes of the organisation, which has thousands of employees and an annual turnover of billions.

In addition, Neil is the Atos representative on the Business Disability Forum Technology Task Force, and an expert for the W3C Cognitive Accessibility Taskforce. And there’s more…Neil is co-founder of AXSChat, Europe’s largest twitter chat with a focus on Accessibility & Inclusion.

Neil was also named in the top ten of the Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 list in 2018, and Disability & Inclusion practitioner of the year in the 2019 Disability Smart Awards.

They hope you’ll be able to join tham on 11 August for this 30 minute webinar on all things accessibility, starting at 1pm BST.
Register now for our Accessibility Insights webinar with Neil Milliken
FREE WEBINAR ​​​​​The Career Development Landscape: Evidence and Impact Assessment

Presenters: 

  • Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE, Research Director, dmh associates – Webinar Host
  • Chris Percy, Senior Associate, dmh associates- Webinar Presenter

When: Monday, 7 Sep 2020, 2:15 PM

What: This free 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.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​Register: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/18/pyv32f2

LiveCareerChat@Lockdown No 4
June 15, 2020
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Title:
LiveCareerChat@Lockdown No 4 – Youth Transitions: Creating Pathways to Success

Date:
6th July 2020

Time:
3pm – 4pm (UK time)

Dr Anna Riggall, Head of Research, Educational Development Trust (EDT) England
Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE, Research Director, DMH Associates
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.

“The pandemic is inflicting a triple shock on young people. Not only is it destroying their employment, but it is also disrupting education and training, and placing major obstacles in the way of those seeking to enter the labour market or to move between jobs.”

New youth policies and innovative practices will be essential to address a potential tsunami of youth unemployment and prolonged transitions from schooling to the world of work. We will present findings from a new international ‘think piece’ drawn from 105 research reports on school to work transitions – starting with career-related learning in primary schools and beyond, up to the age of 25 years old. 

The webinar is limited to 500 delegates, so register your place quickly so you do not miss out.  Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Hope you are able to join us!
 
Any queries: email ADMN@dmhassociates.org
Register for the webinar
AoC Events & Webinars
June 5, 2020
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Scheduled online events 

Click on the titles to find out more details and how to register. More details will be added daily so do please check back.

June

July

Previous Webinars

Coronavirus Communications Webinar

Online Forum – Home Learning: next steps post Easter (recorded 01.04.20)

College governance and COVID-19: sizing the problem and addressing the risk (03.04.20)

A level and GCSE summer assessments, 2020 implications for colleges (recorded 07.04.20)

Vocational and technical qualifications update (recorded 21.04.20)

AoC Apprenticeships in the Current Climate Webinar Recording (23.04.20)

AoC/Ofsted Sector Dialogue Webinar (23.04.20)

Webinar: Supporting SEND students both in mainstream and specialist provision (recording)

Webinar: How to manage centre and assessed ranking for GCSE and A Level’s (recorded 07.05.20)

Supporting Student Mental Health Remotely Webinar (recorded 12.05.20)

Managing Positive Industrial Relations Webinar (recorded 19.05.20)

How to manage centre assessment vocational and technical qualifications webinar (recorded 22.05.20)

Cashflow and Solvency Webinar (recorded 22.05.20)

Finance series –  Webinar 1: Setting 2020-1 budgets 

ViewPoint: Careers Support at a Distance: The New Normal for University Careers Services
June 3, 2020
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BY CAREERSCHAP

It’s often said that absence makes the heart grow fonder and in these exceptionally challenging times I’d imagine we are all missing parts of our former routines and lives.  But unpredictable and profound changes can also provide us with opportunities to adapt in the new normal.

 In my own role as a Careers Consultant in the higher education sector I wanted to focus in on the essential shift of careers services to an online delivery model and the resources that have emerged to support both practitioners and students.  For pioneers like the Open University providing online support sits very much as business as usual but for some careers services the move from a campus to online only model of support has been a paradigm shift in a very short space of time. 

So what does online careers support look like?

The first point I’d like to make here is that it’s easy to fall into the trap in viewing online delivery as merely a set of tools e.g. email, telephone, forum, webinars, webchat, social networks and any other one-to-many and many-to-many platform.  Crucially this misses the context of how technology and the internet is so intertwined in many of our lives.  Having moved from a previous careers role three years ago that largely offered campus based face-to-face support to one now that is 100% online delivery was certainly a culture shock but I have to say one that has proved to be exciting and enlightening.

Reflecting on my own pre-covid experiences with other careers practitioners at events and conferences I found there was a diverse range of involvement and confidence levels in online careers service delivery.  Some careers services have had an established blended service offer for some time whilst for others, online delivery was minimal and ancillary to the norm of face-to-face campus-based delivery.

So, what has been incredible and heartening to witness is the extent that university careers services have responded to the Covid-19 crisis by rapidly shifting their support to an online model, being there to support students in these difficult times.  There’s a really great piece in WONKE Supporting student careers in challenging times, on how the sector has responded.  Key tactics have included supporting students in the jobs market with online workshops,  virtual careers fairs, online assessment centre support and strengthening careers resources that speak to different groups of students at different stages in their student journey.

How sharing intelligence and resources has helped.

Both AGCAS and the CDI have also responded rapidly to the needs of careers professionals to help keep us up to date in developments such as labour market information, sharing best practice, resource development and establishing channels of communication to stakeholders. 

The ISE has produced a steady stream of research and news updates about the impact of the crisis on student recruitment and employers.  Prospects has also shared regular labour market updates and articles on  the human impact about how COVID-19 has affected career opportunities.  Platforms such as NextStepSupport.org (an open collaboration between a number of organisations that provide support and services to students and recent graduates) have been launched. New podcasts have emerged chronicling (and sharing good advice) the impact on lives and careers whilst platforms such as OpenLearn have been instrumental in sharing free content such as the recently launched (and very timely) MSE’s Academy of Money.  

What will the new normal be like for careers services?

The conversation has now moved into how universities will reopen with Cambridge the first to announce the decision that all face to face lectures will be moved online until the summer of 2021.

Whilst there is uncertainty how other universities will follow suit and which courses they can meaningfully transfer online I wanted to think about what this may mean for careers services?

For many, an online curiosity has turned into an online reality.  Some unintended consequences may well have emerged.  We are in the midst of a rapid advance towards the digitisation of careers services that goes beyond just technological tools but a change in mindset towards the value of online careers support.  This has the benefit of equality of access for students with no or limited campus access e.g. students enrolled on online courses, or in the workplace through apprenticeships) and students with health and wellbeing needs that had made campus access difficult.  Neurodiverse students for example may well prefer not to access large group face-to-face environments and so can benefit from new technologies and have real choice. 

My predictions for careers services and practitioners. 

Technology can remove campus restrictions of time, space and place and careers practitioners are increasingly finding themselves woven into the same online social fabric as the students they want to support.  Practice may not have kept pace with online innovations and a purely online world of careers support is likely to highlight skills gaps that takes time to identify and bridge.

When some normality takes shape there will be an acknowledgement of what the early adopters have come to realise.  That online careers support can provide increased scale and reach to serve a wider range of students and that guidance at a distance whether by telephone, skype, email, webinar or social channels can be impactful and valued by students.  The new normal doesn’t have to be about what we’ve all lost but also about what else we have gained.  This makes it even more critical that rapid adoption is supported by evidence-based approaches, staff CPD and sharing of best practice. 

dmh associates Webinar: LiveCareerChat@Lockdown No. 2
April 14, 2020
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LiveCareerChat@Lockdown No. 2
20th April 2020 from 3.30pm – 4.30pm.

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 as part of the Q&A session.

They will be using a new interactive webinar platform!

The webinar is limited to 500 delegates, so register your place quickly so you do not miss out.  

Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Hope you are able to join us!
 
Any queries: email ADMN@dmhassociates.org
Register for the webinar
DMH Associates
Free AEPL Webinar: Reasonable Adjustments and Learners with SEND
March 11, 2020
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Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2020 | Time: 10.30 am – 11.15 am GMT

Overview
This webinar will enable training providers to gain insight from a neurodiversity expert, Dr. Louise Karwowski, on making reasonable adjustments for learners with SEND. Focusing on the responsibilities of the provider and end-point assessment organisations under the Equality Act 2010, this informative webinar will ensure you reduce risks to your organisation, improve achievement rates and provide the best possible experience for your learners.

The session will allow you to benchmark your performance against others in the sector and provide case studies and examples of reasonable adjustments in practice. Louise will also explain the process of applying for reasonable adjustments to be made so you can ensure first- time success at end-point assessment.

Objectives
This webinar will help delegates to:
– understand what provider responsibilities are
– learn more about what reasonable adjustments can be made and why
– ensure first time success at end-point assessment for learners with additional learning needs

Who should attend?
This webinar will be of interest to EPAOs, ITPs, Colleges and the following staff in these roles: Quality Manager/Director, Assessor, VP and CEO. 

Delegate Fees
This webinar is sponsored byCognassist and therefore complimentary to attend.

Package
Access to the live webinar and/or recording, slides and Q&As after the webinar. If you cannot attend the live webinar, you will automatically be sent a link to the recording afterwards if you stay registered.

Book now
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Webinar: Scotland’s New Careers Strategy: Moving Forward
March 6, 2020
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Register for this key webinar to find out about the new strategy.

Scotland’s New Careers Strategy: Moving Forward

Facilitated by Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE

Presenters: Scott Gray and Greg Chisholm, Scottish Government 

Webinar 12/3/20 from 3.30pm – 4.30pm  

This is a 45 mins – 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. 

Aim To introduce the new all-age Careers Strategy for Scotland and share ideas on key priority areas moving forward. 

Objectives By the end of the 1 hour session participants will have: 

1. Learned about key drivers underpinning the development of a new Careers Strategy 

2. Reflected on the main content of the strategy and implications for policies and practices 

3. Identified the main differences between the Scottish careers information, advice and guidance (CIAG) system and other parts of the UK The webinar is limited to 100 delegates, so register your place quickly so do not miss out.   

Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Hope you are able to join us!

Register Here

National Minimum Wage: Support from HMRC
March 3, 2020
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On 1st A‌pr‌il 2020, the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates for all age bands and for apprentices will increase.

If you don’t already know, you need to understand the implications:

  1. Find out the new rates of pay on GOV.UK.
  2. Ensure you are ready to make the necessary changes to your payroll arrangements.

HMRC is offering live webinars in March to explain the upcoming rate rises and the most common mistakes employers make. 

Using the link below you can choose a date and time to attend.

Choose a date and time to attend