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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

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.

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
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Report: WHERE DO I GO FOR CAREERS SUPPORT?
June 5, 2020
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In April 2020, Careers England and the Career Development Institute (CDI) in partnership with dmh associates, conducted an online survey to identify how careers companies and careers professionals in England were responding to the impact of Covid-19 and the social distancing lockdown measures.

View the full report here

The main purpose was to investigate how careers companies and practitioners were responding to customer needs and to identify current trends and recommendations to inform public policy.

The survey took place between 24th April 2020 to 10th May 2020. This was primarily aimed at careers companies and practitioners in England1 . The findings highlight a key question for citizens during and after the pandemic is where do I go to for careers support?

Main recommendations include the urgent need for:

 a national Youth Employment Taskforce with cross-departmental ‘buy in’ and joint action plan. Government departments to adopt a more joined up approach, particularly between DWP and DfE, including the National Retraining Service, to clearly signpost individuals to quality-assured career development professionals’ support services.

• every young person in school or college aged 16 -19 (in Years 11-13) to be immediately guaranteed a careers interview with a trained and qualified career development professional to ameliorate the effects of exams cancelled and to ensure young people’s progress is not impeded. This would ensure young people would have as a minimum careers support contact worker and a personalised plan. The Department for Education (DfE) has a duty of care to these young people.

• an enhancement of the existing September guarantee so that all young people, particularly those facing the likelihood of unemployment including apprentices and trainees, receive careers coaching, guidance and/or mentoring support.

 a highly visible national media campaign to promote careers support available to young people and adults, including telephone helpline, web resources and where to find local careers advice from trained and qualified careers advisers/ coaches.

 a broadening of the National Careers Service to include face-to-face careers support for all young people, similar to other parts of the UK i.e. a recognisable place to go for high quality careers support. The role and remit of the Careers and Enterprise Company should also be reviewed in this context and the DfE / Education and Skills Founding Agency (ESFA) should revisit and assess the efficacy of the current Payment-By-Results arrangement.

 a local careers support framework in each local authority/local enterprise partnership (LEP) area designed to champion young people to employers with a relentless focus on opportunities, particularly those with special educational needs (SEN) at risk of being pushed further away from the labour market.

 a minimum guaranteed income for those most vulnerable to assist and support their transition to learning, training and/or work.

• a system in place for career development professionals to track destinations and offer additional wrap around support for those most vulnerable and those not in education, employment and/or training (NEETs).Whilst this is a Local Authority responsibility, it is not carried out to the standard that was provided a decade ago given Local Authorities budget cuts – greater investment is needed at the present time.

The National Careers Service in England already works with Local Authorities, Community Groups, Colleges, Housing Associations, Voluntary organisations etc., serving the needs of adults. More recently, area-based contractors have a new responsibility for providing a telephone helpline service.

Prior to the pandemic, European and world organisations called on governments to invest in career guidance. Many employment support programmes start with CV writing or providing evidence of job search; however, the first challenge for many people who experience job loss or other barriers is to build their confidence, understand their own interests and skills, and identify opportunities that might fit them well.

Whilst many careers companies and careers professionals currently feel under-valued by government in England, they know for sure that in whatever scenario that lies ahead their services will be needed and they are poised and ready to respond.

Share your views with dmh associates here.

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
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DMH Associates
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

Resources
August 6, 2018
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The following are an example of the resources made available by  DMH Associates.

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