Network for Innovation in Career Guidance and Counselling in Europe

NICE Academy 2019 in Split from October 9-12, 2019

"Innovative Approaches to Career Guidance and Counselling"

Career guidance and counselling is a vibrant practice, which includes diverse professional roles and responsibilities (career counselling, career education, career assessment and information, career service management & social systems interventions). Over the past years, many new approaches have been introduced and tested to improve career support for diverse citizen groups, inspired both by new technologies and other practices.

The main learning aim of this year’s academy will be to introduce participants to a wide range of innovative approaches, which they can embrace in their practice (as practitioners) or training programs (as academic trainers).

 

Benefits for Participants

  • Knowledge of diverse new approaches to career support
  • Empirical findings on the appropriateness of diverse approaches for different groups
  • Discussions with practitioners and academic trainers on innovative approaches to career support
  • Practical applications of new approaches in diverse training workshops and interactive lectures
  • Supervision on career support or academic training
  • Structured networking activities to build international, trans-disciplinary connections


Interactive Keynotes Lectures

Julia Yates: "Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Adding Value to Contemporary Career Conversations"

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) helps clients to commit to living a values-driven life, and reduces the impact that negative thoughts and feelings have by increasing psychological flexibility. Based on relational frame theory, ACT has been shown to reduce anxiety, increase motivation and help people to identify their values and goals. In this session Julia will explain the principles of ACT, summarise the most relevant empirical evidence, and introduce a technique for using ACT within a one-to-one career guidance session.

Dr Julia Yates works at City, University of London, where she runs the MSc in Organisational Psychology. Julia worked as a career guidance practitioner in schools and universities for 15 years before moving to the University of East London to teach Career Guidance in 2011. Julia’s research interests are in career decision making, the career paths of women, and the application of coaching tools to careers work, and she has written two books on this topic The Career Coaching Handbook published in 2014 and The Career Coaching Toolkit published last year. Alongside her academic career, Julia continues to practice as a career coach, specialising in the careers of women returning to work after a career break.

 

Jaana Kettunen: "ICT in Career Services - From Delivering Information to Co-Careering"

As technological advances change how individuals explore and acquire information about education, training and work opportunities, there is a pressing need to align new technologies more closely with career services and associated professional practices. New technologies and social media offer significant opportunities for career services, but they also create demand for new competency among career practitioners. In this session Jaana presents an empirically derived conceptual framework to capacity building, taking into account that ICT is used both on a self-help basis and as part of face-to-face and distance service delivery. Practical examples and strategies for developing the necessary skills and competencies for using ICT and social media are presented and discussed.

Dr Jaana Kettunen is a Vice-director and Researcher at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research of the University of Jyväskylä. In her work she has been focusing on the design and pedagogical use of information and communications technology (ICT) in learning and working environments. Her current research focuses on the career practitioners´ ways of experiencing and conceptualizing social media in career services, and aspects that are seen as critical in the successful use of these new technologies in career services. Recently her research has also looked into the ethical practice in social networking and in the role of ICT in relation to national lifelong guidance policies.


Programme

Day One    

Wednesday, October 9

Room

17.00 – 20.00

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


Lobby

Day Two  

Thursday, October 10


8.30 – 9.00

Further registration

Lobby

9.00 – 9.30

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

Small Amphitheatre

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)

Small Amphitheatre

11.00 – 12.30

Parallel Workshops



1. To See or Not To See - Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone for True Inclusion (Jeanine van Halteren)

RC (2nd Floor)


2. Postmodern Career Counselling Interventions: A Meaning-centred Approach (Laurent Sovet, C. Arnoux-Nicolas, N. Baatouche, M. Baudé, & J.-L. Bernaud

D13 (3rd Floor)


3. Establishing Practitioner-led Research Processes: Integrating Labour-market Research into Practitioner Training (Emma Bolger)

D12 (3rd Floor)


4. Upravljanje Ljudskim Resursima i Rad sa Zaposlenicima Starijima od 50 (Master Class Part I with Srecko Goic)

Vijećnica 3 (2nd Floor)

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch

Upper Lobby

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.

DKU, D12, D13 (3rd Floor)

15.30 – 17.00

Parallel Presentations and Discussions



1. Session on Innovative Services and Strategies

a) A Tool for a University's Employability Strategy (Andreas Eimer)

b) Contact Points for People Who Gained Professional Qualifications Abroad (Milica Tomic-Schwingenschlögl)

D13 (3rd Floor)


2. Session on Innovating Counselling Approaches

a) Working with 'Calling' in Career Development Practice (Gill Frigerio)

b) Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy Career Intervention for High School Students (Viktoria Kulcsar, C. Ivan, R. Balaszi & A. Dobrean)

D12 (3rd Floor)


3. Upravljanje Ljudskim Resursima i Rad sa Zaposlenicima Starijima od 50 (Master Class Part II with Srecko Goic)

Vijećnica 3 (2nd Floor)

20.00                       

Conference Dinner


Day Three

Friday, October 11


9.00 – 9.15

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

Small Amphitheatre

9.15 – 10.30

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

Small Amphitheatre

11.00 – 12.30

Parallel Workshops



1. Illuminating the Blind Spot: Language on Learning in the Career Guidance and Counselling Practice (Christer Langström & Asa Sundelin)

RC (2nd Floor)


ESVDC Collage Workshop: An Alternative Approach to Interviewing for Interpretive Research in Career Guidance and Counselling (Hazel Reid & Anne Chant)

D13 (3rd Floor)


3. Innovative Integrated E-Learning Platform for Estonian and Finnish University Career Counsellor Students (Ari Jussila, K. Koiv, T. Peitel & O. Rantanen)

D12 (3rd Floor)


4. Upravljanje Ljudskim Resursima i Rad sa Zaposlenicima Starijima od 50 (Master Class Part III with Srecko Goic)

Vijećnica 3 (2nd Floor)

12.30 – 13.30  

Lunch

Upper Lobby

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!

DKU, D12, D13 (3rd Floor)

15.30 – 17.30

Parallel Supervision Groups and Workshops



1. Supervision for Career Practitioners (Yvor Broer)

RC (2nd Floor)


2. Supervision on Statistics and Quantitative Research (Czeslaw Noworol)

D13 (3rd Floor)


3. Challenging Situations in Career Guidance and Counselling - How Important Are Social Competences (Johannes Katsarov / EU-Project STRENGTH)

D12 (3rd Floor)


4. Istraživanje Emotivnih Zastoja i Izazova Prilikom Perioda Tranzicije u Procesu Karijernog Savetovanja Odraslih (Ružica Madžarević & Ivana Vulić)

Vijećnica 3 (2nd Floor)

19:00 – 20:00

Guided Tour of Split's Old Town


20:00 – 21:30

Dinner in the Gallery



Day Four    

Saturday, October 12


9.00 – 9.15

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

Small Amphitheatre

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.

Small Amphitheatre

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.

DKU, D12, D13 (3rd Floor)

12.00 – 12.30

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





Training Workshops

Participants can choose from several training workshops, which will be offered in parallel for different target groups. Please click on the workshop titles for more information.

Training Workshops in English

Workshops for Practitioners

Mixed Audience Workshops

Train-the-Trainer Workshops

"To see or not to see – Stepping out of your comfort zone for true inclusion"

Jeanine van Halteren, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

"ESVDC Collage Workshop: An Alternative Approach to Interviewing for Interpretive Research in Career Guidance and Counselling"

Hazel Reid & Anne Chant, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK


"Establishing practitioner-led research processes: Integrating labour market research into practitioner training"

Emma Bolger, University of West Scotland, UK


"Illuminating the blind spot: Language on learning in the career guidance and counselling practice"

Christer Langström & Åsa Sundelin, Stockholm University, Sweden


"Postmodern career counselling interventions: A meaning-centered approach"

Laurent Sovet, Caroline Arnoux-Nicolas, Nadia Baatouche, Mathilde Baudé & Jean-Luc Bernaud, Paris Descartes University & Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France

"Innovative integrated e-learning platform for Estonian and Finnish university career counsellor students"

Kristi Kõiv, Triin Peitel, Ari Jussila & Outi Rantanen,University of Tartu, Estonia & Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland



Training Workshops in Local Languages

Master Class (3 Sessions)

Mixed Audience Workshop


"Upravljanje ljudskim resursima i rad sa zaposlenicima starijima od 50" (Master Class on HR management and work with employees over 50; in local language)

Srećko Goić, Ekonomskog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Splitu

"Istraživanje emotivnih zastoja i izazova prilikom perioda tranzicije u procesu karijernog savetovanja odraslih" (Workshop on dealing with emotional impasse and transitional challenges; in local language)

Ružica Madžarević i Ivana Vulić, Euroguidance Centar Srbija



Registration Fee

The registration fee covers food and drinks at the academy, the programme, and other printed materials. All prices include 25% VAT.


Early-Bird (until July 31)

Standard

Regular

€ 275,00

€ 300,00

Founders (1)

€ 250,00

€ 275,00

Special Rate (2)

€ 125,00

€ 125,00

(1) Founders are registered supporters of the NICE Foundation, either individuals or representatives of institutional founders (e.g., universities or professional associations). For an overview of the relevant bodies, please consult http://www.nice-network.eu/founders/

(2) The special discount is available for participants with very low budgets, e.g., unemployed students or practitioners with relatively low incomes. Please request a special discount via email to the organizers.


 

Organisation of NICE 2019

 

 

Chairs of the Academy

Yvor Broer

Yvor Broer

Role Chair (Practice Perspective), InDialogue

Description Leadership and organisational and organisational consultant Ba. Political Science and Ba. Systemic Leadership and Organisational Development Yvor has over 20 years of international experience as consultant, facilitator, trainer and coach. He mostly works in Europe, the US, Canada and Eurasia. His work is based on systemic and social constructionist approaches as well as narrative practice. These theories are the guiding principle in his work though interventions are always tailored flexibly to respond to clients’ needs. Yvor describes his work as being a facilitator of dialogue, where the logic of different perspectives is explored to reflect on the current practice and desired future and in this way to create meaning out of events. However, the dialogues are always embedded into the organisational framework - the mission, vision and strategy of the organisation, as their purpose is to create viable solutions benefiting the organisational purpose. No matter whether you meet Yvor as a consultant, trainer or coach, you will meet a passionate and driven person, who wishes to inspire and motivate the people he works with. He likes to encourage participation, because he believes that new perspectives and insights are needed for better results. He uses humour to get the energy into the room. However, his mind is always on the context and the organisational frame, where the solutions have to show their usefulness. Website: http://in-dialogue.org/index.php?pagina=consultants

Johannes Katsarov

Johannes Katsarov

Role Chair (Academic Perspective), University of Zurich / NICE Foundation

Description Johannes has been dedicated to career guidance and counselling since he studied "Career Counselling and Organization Development" at the Heidelberg University (MA, 2012). Since 2009, he has acted as a coordinator for the NICE Network. He enjoys exchanges between practitioners and academics dedicated to career guidance and counselling and loves to learn how we can support people in managing their career development, and how to innovate training offers for career practitioners. To promote discourse and collaboration between practitioners and academia, he acts as a facilitator, for example in developing common standards. At the University of Zurich, he is currently finalising his PhD on using video games to promote professionals' sensitivity to ethical issues. As part of this project, he has developed two "Serious Moral Games" - one for financial managers, and one for medical students. He hopes to also develop a video game for practitioners of career guidance and counselling, soon. Contact: johannes.katsarov@uzh.ch, coordinator@nice-network.eu

Host and Local Team

Prof Dr Srečko Goić

Prof Dr Srečko Goić

Role Host of NICE 2019 in Split / Professor at the University of Split

Description Prof. Srećko Goić is a full professor at the Department of Management, Faculty of Economics. He has been the member of organizing team with several international conferences and the member of the editorial boards of several international journals. Working on various positions and projects, heading departments and postgraduate programs, he acquired significant experience and skills in coordination and administration of people, projects and budgets in the field of academic work and higher education. His major fields of scientific research include Organization Theory, Management, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Employee Financial Participation, Project Management, Entrepreneurship and SME development, Business Ethics, Cultural Values and Attitudes, Local Economic Development. Contact: goic@efst.hr

Dr Danica Bakotic, Associate Professor

Dr Danica Bakotic, Associate Professor

Role Member of the Organising Team

Description Danica Bakotić is an associate professor at the Department of Management, Faculty of Economics. Her main research and teaching activities and interests include Management, Human resource management and Compensation management. Prof. Bakotić has participated actively in various programs of adult education organized by the Faculty of Economics.

Dr Ivana Tadić, Associate Professor

Dr Ivana Tadić, Associate Professor

Position Member of the Organising Team

Beschreibung Ivana Tadić is an associate professor at the Department of Management, Faculty of Economics. Her main research and teaching activities and interests include Management, Human resource management and Human resource development. Prof. Tadić has participated actively in various programs of adult education organized by the Faculty of Economics.


Scientific Committee

  • Dr Anne Chant (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK),
  • Prof Dr Lea Ferrari (University of Padova, Italy),
  • Dr Rebeca Garcia Murias (University of Applied Labour Studies Mannheim, Germany),
  • Prof Dr Monika Kil (Danube University Krems, Austria),
  • Prof Dr Czeslaw Noworol (Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland),
  • Dr Peter Kruythoff (Career Management Institute, The Netherlands),
  • Prof Dr Monika Petermandl (Danube University Krems, Austria), and
  • Prof Dr Hazel Reid (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK / European Society for Vocational Designing and Career Counseling, Switzerland)