Network for Innovation in Career Guidance and Counselling in Europe


Day One    

Wednesday, October 9

17.00 – 20.00

Walk in registration and reception; appreciative inquiry and other interactive methods: participants mingle and get to know each other

Day Two  

Thursday, October 10

8.30 – 9.00

Further registration

9.00 – 9.30

Opening of the academy and introduction into the topic of this years’ NICE Academy

9.30 – 10.30

Interactive Keynote Lecture by Dr Julia Yates: "Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Adding Value to Contemporary Career Conversations" (Introduction by Dr Anne Chant)

11.00 – 12.30

Parallel workshops

12.30 – 13.30


13.30 – 15.00

Structured space for cooperation; a place where participants can work on research cooperation, European project development around career guidance and counselling, development of future NICE activities, etc.

15.30 – 17.00

Parallel presentations on innovative approaches to career support by international experts


Guided tour of Split’s old town and dinner event

Day Three

Friday, October 11

9.00 – 9.15

Looking back at yesterday and linking it to the programme if the day

9.15 – 10.30

Interactive Keynote Lecture by Dr Jaana Kettunen: "ICT in Career Services: From Delivering Information to Co-Careering"

11.00 – 12.30

Parallel workshops

12.30 – 13.30  


13.30 – 15.00

Methods & research market; an interactive space where you both can share and be inspired by the methods and/ or research from the other participants … without formal presentations!

15.30 – 17.30

Supervision groups; 3 to 4 supervision groups will be formed, each working with a specific approach (e.g., narrative systemic, etc.) to work with challenges and successes in your career guidance and counselling work. Most groups will be on career guidance and counselling in practice, yet there will be also one group on teaching, learning and research.

Day Four    

Saturday, October 12

9.00 – 9.15

Looking back at yesterday and linking it to the programme if the day

9.15 – 10.15

Plenary praxis dialogues; a guided (plenary) dialogue between two practitioners on challenges and faced working with clients, followed by reflections on that conversations by two researchers, in a narrative fashion. This structure is also known as fish-bowling.

10.15 – 12.00

Collaborative group work on innovation in practice and academic training, in smaller groups. Outcomes will be presented during the following session.

12.00 – 12.30

Summary of the previous sessions, the academy as a whole and closing of the academy