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session delivery


Conference programme

Sunday 16th October: St Giles Hotel
15.00 Guided Walking Tour

Meet in reception at St Giles Hotel at 15.00, delegates staying overnight can book into their rooms from 14.00.

18.00 Drinks/reception

A chance to meet fellow delegates, followed by two evening presentations:

18.30-19.00 Professional and workforce development - where next?

Patricia Pugh, Career Guidance Sector Manager, UK Qualifications & SkillsTeam, LSIS
Catch up in a constantly changing world - Pat looks at CPA developments and the future of the SSC career guidance workforce development footprint.

19.00-20.00 Close encounters of the guidance kind: In space no-one can hear your advice

Tristram Hooley, iCeGS
Tristram takes a sometimes quirky, sometimes serious look at the future and you have a chance to discuss and debate possibilities and probabilities.

20.00 Conference reception and dinner
Monday 17th October: Congress House
08.30 Registration and Exhibition
09.20-09.30 Welcome and introduction

Heather Jackson, NAEGA Chair, NAEGA

09.30-9.50 Presidential Address

Stephen McNair, NAEGA President, NAEGA
Stephen updates and outlines the NAEGA approach for the future of adult guidance in the UK.

9.50-10.30 The New National Careers Service

Adam Micklethwaite, Deputy Director, Adult Advancement, BIS
Adam summarises and explains the government's new arrangements for the National Careers Service and updates on progress.

10.30-11.05 The Future For Practitioners

Hazel Reid, Reader, Canterbury Christchurch University
An assessment of the implications for the delivery of adult guidance for practitioners across the UK under the new arrangements.

11.05-11.20 Platform Profiles

CASCAiD, JCA, Babcock

11.05-11.45 Coffee, Exhibition and Posters
11.45-12.45 Special interest session A

(see sessions section)

12.45-13.45 Lunch and Exhibition
13.45-14.45 Special interest session B

(see sessions section)

14.45-15.15 Coffee and Exhibition
15.15-16.15 Special interest session C

(see sessions section)

16.15-17.00 How to Survive and Thrive in a changing World

Prof Laurie Cohen, Professor of Organisation Studies, Loughborough University
Reflections on guidance workers' career meaning-making and enactment in turbulent times

17.00-17.15 Closing remarks

Heather Jackson, NAEGA Chair, NAEGA

17.15-18.00 NAEGA AGM

(Programme subject to alteration)

Posters and exhibition displays will run throughout the conference.


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