We are proud to announce that the 2019 Academy of NICE will be hosted by the Faculty of Economics of the University of Split in Croatia from October 9-12, 2019, organised by dear colleague Prof Srečko Goić.
Theme: “Innovative Approaches to Career Guidance and Counselling“
Over the past years, many new approaches to career support have been developed across the world – many of them drawing on state-of-the-art theory and the latest results of empirical investigations into career development, career-related challenges, learning, the benefits of new technologies, etc. At our second NICE Academy, we would like to create a space for you to
share new approaches, methods and tools for the careers practice,
introduce new approaches to practitioner training,
engage in developing and testing ideas for innovative approaches,
present and discuss empirical findings on innovative approaches, and
develop your knowledge and criticality of relevant innovations.
Please find further information here: http://www.nice-network.eu/split2019/
The sixth summer school for doctoral researchers will be taking place in Malta from June 9-14, 2019 . The programme will provide selected participants with opportunities to:
Explore the intersections between career guidance and social justice
Investigate how research can be mobilised to further equity agendas
Present their work in progress
Discuss the challenges encountered during their doctoral journey
Benefit from advice and support from ECADOC faculty and peers
Advance their career development through publications in scientific journals, and participation in international projects
Keynote presenters include the three Summer School organisers, Prof Ronald G. Sultana (University of Malta), Prof Rie Thomsen (Aarhus University), and Prof Tristram Hooley (University of Derby), together with other guest speakers such as Prof David Blustein (Boston College Lynch School of Education) and Dr Gideon Arulmani (Promise Foundation, Bangalore). Members of the ECADOC scientific committee will also contribute to the different sessions by sharing their knowledge, research, and experience. The programme will create a powerful learning environment through lectures, seminars, workshops, poster sessions, a film forum, and on-site visits.
It will also be an occasion to feel part of a community of practice, with cultural events that include participation in a traditional village festa, a tour of the island, a visit to a Neolithic temple, and a boat tour.
There is no registration fee for those staying at the conference venue. Selected participants will meet travel, accommodation, and per diem expenses. Individuals may wish to apply for European mobility funding at their respective institutions.
Final deadline: 15 February 2019 | Processed ASAP (latest by March 15)
NICEC (National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling) is to hold an international conference on April 16th/17th 2019 to share perspectives on current and changing relationships between theory, practice and policy in career development. The conference will be held in Manchester, England; and confirmed keynote speakers include Professor Michael Arthur, Suffolk University Boston, USA, Dr Mary McMahon, University of Queensland, Australia, Professor Rie Thomsen, Aarhus University, Denmark, and John Amaechi, OBE, United Kingdom.
The call for workshop/seminar proposals is now open. The attached document provides further information on where and when to send your proposal. The abstract deadline is October 31st 2018.
For the NICE Conference in Krakow, we are still looking for contributions. On the one hand, we welcome poster presentations for a networking event / market of ideas. Find the call here. On the other hand, we would still welcome some interactive workshop offers, e.g., training offers of 90 minutes for career practitioners. Find the call here.
The International Centre for Guidance Studies 20th Anniversary International Conference
“Imagining new perspectives on work – the role of career development in shaping futures.”
Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th May 2018
Venue: University of Derby, Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LD. United Kingdom
The International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2018. To commemorate this fabulous achievement and to mark the occasion we are hosting an international conference on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th May 2018 at the Enterprise Centre, University of Derby, UK.
The event aims to examine how the concept of work might develop and evolve over the next decade and in conjunction with this how the role of career development practitioners might need to adapt to continue supporting individuals in the future.
Keynote speakers include:
Professor David Blustein, (Boston College, USA).
Dr Phoebe Moore (University of Leicester)
Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE (University of Warwick)
Professor Tristram Hooley (University of Derby)
Dr Siobhan Neary (Head of iCeGS, University of Derby).
The conference focus is on critical themes shaping the concept of career and the way in which career guidance is theorised and practiced. Topics will include globalisation, social change and technology. There will also be contributions from academics, researchers and practitioners offering 20-minute paper presentations.
For the more details and the conference programme click the link:
On October 5, 2017, the Network for Innovation in Career Guidance and Counselling in Europe (NICE) held an Opening Ceremony from 18:30-20:30, where the NICE Foundation was formally established. During the ceremony, the present founders developed project ideas for the next three years, and elected the first Elections & Ethics Committee, as well as the first Board of Directors.
24 individual founders and representatives of university and organisational founders participated in the ceremony. Including guests, about 40 people participated in the ceremony. Whereas all participants engaged in discussion on possible priorities of the NICE Foundation in the coming years, only registered founders participated in the elections.
Dr Rebeca García Murias (University of Applied Labour Studies in Mannheim) and Prof Monika Petermandl (Danube University Krems) were elected to form the Elections & Ethics Committee. In this role, they will organise elections and votes at Assemblies of Founders until 2020. Also, they will be the principal contact for ethical questions in the foundation and mediate intra-foundational conflicts, should they emerge.
Six colleagues were elected to form the foundation’s Board of Directors (Board) until 2020: Dr Anne Chant (Canterbury Christ Church University), Prof Lea Ferrari (University of Padova), Johannes Katsarov (University of Zurich), Prof Monika Kil (Danube University Krems), Peter Tielenius Kruythoff (University of Maastricht), and Prof Czeslaw Noworol (Jagiellonian University Krakow). Johannes Katsarov will perform the role of the foundation’s Coordinator.
Eleven proposals were made for the priorities of the NICE Foundation until 2020. For example, one proposal was to exchange students in Europe in projects of research-based learning. Another proposal was to organise training workshops for career practitioners at NICE conferences and offer training credit for the participation at NICE conferences, including for academics. Participants also suggested to begin with the development of a quality label for degree programmes, which has already been envisioned in the Statutes of the foundation.
The most urgent task for the elected Board will be to determine the date of the NICE Conference in Krakow that is foreseen for 2018. It will be the first of the annual networking conferences, which NICE is planning to establish, and shall place a strong focus on workshops and collaborative activities for the professional development of career advisors, career professionals and career specialists. At the 2018 Conference, NICE will also establish working groups to begin working on future projects. The Board will be charged with setting priorities in the preparation of the conference and engaging interested founders in relevant activities.
The electorate of present founders represented more than half of the 42 registered founders of the first generation. All in all, the registered founders of the first generation come from 18 European countries and represent 32 different organisations. The foundation continues to welcome new founders (higher education institutions, organisations and individuals) who are active in the academic training of career practitioners, or support academic training in the field of career guidance and counselling.
Further information is available on www.nice-network.eu or from Johannes Katsarov (johannes_katsarov[at]hotmail[dot]de)
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The next edition of the NICE Newsletter has just been published. This issue includes: News from across Europe, the announcement of the International Conference in Padua from October 5-7, 2017, the participants’ report and evaluation of the ECADOC Summer School in Lausanne 2016, an article on the quality assurance and enhancement concept of the ECADOC summer schools, and the announcement of the ECADOC Summer School in Mannheim from September 4-9, 2017. We invite you to download this newsletter from http://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/nice
The NICE Conference planned for September 2017 in Krakow has been postponed to 2018. Instead, NICE will co-organise a large International Conference in Padova, Italy, from October 5-7, 2017. Further information will follow soon.
The second volume of the NICE Handbook ‘European Competence Standards for the Academic Training of Career Practitioners’ has just been published by Barbara Budrich International. The handbook features the European Competence Standards, which the Network for Innovation in Career Guidance and Counselling in Europe (NICE) has developed from 2012 to 2015, as well as recommendations for quality assurance and peer learning in the development of degree programmes for career practitioners.
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