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Conference 2010 presentations archive

Guidance professionals: valued and valuable?

7-9 October 2010, Britannia Hotel, Manchester

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Day One: Keynotes and debate

Keynote 1. NAEGA: past, present, future
Stephen McNair (President, NAEGA)
Keynote 2. Where are we now?
Adam Micklethwaite (Deputy Director, Adult Advancement, BIS)
Current developments and future plans for careers guidance services in England.
Debate: This house believes that to be truly valued, adult career guidance must be a recognised profession
Chair: Ann Ruthven (Chair, NAEGA)
Proposer: Professor Tony Watts (Independent Consultant)
Opposer: Stephen McNair (President, NAEGA)
The debate raised the issues around professionalism and allowed the delegates to express their views, helping inform future NAEGA policy.
Keynote 3. The secrets of charisma
David Hodgson (Independent trainer and author)
How can we move from modest and accommodating to shining brightly on centre stage?

Day Two: Parallel workshop sessions

Session 01. Neuro-diversity awareness: supporting learners with AS, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and related conditions
Sarah Hendrickx (Asperger Training)
This presentation provided a background to the neuro-diversity spectrum along with strategies and ideas for getting the best out of these learners.
Session 02. Longitudinal tracking: methodology for outcome measurement in adult guidance practice
Lucy Hearne (University of Limerick)
This session inviteed critical reflection on the findings of recent research into the longitudinal measurement of individual progression, in particular, the design of quality systems for long-term tracking; and discussion on implications for Irish and UK policy and practice in the future.
Session 03. New Qualifications
Workshop facilitator: Claire Johnson
A panel of representatives from the awarding bodies for the new qualifications discussed the impact of the qualifications on guidance services and took questions on issues arising from their implementation.
Session 04. Advising working adults: what's different?
Lesley Haughton (NICEC Fellow) and Wendy Hirsh (NICEC Fellow)
Explored the varied ideas and delivery models used by careers advisers to support working adults in a range of settings and through different providers. Information about a range of free resources for advisers to help them to support working adults.
Influence through Collaboration: paper by Lesley Haughton and Wendy Hirsh
Session 05. Delivering the integrated adult careers service through the telephone channel
Angie Elliott (Operations Manager, BSS)
Developing a seamless service through sharing best practice. How advisers across the phone and face-to-face channels can share ideas and success stories and engage in joint development activities through cluster groups, job shadowing and online forums.
Session 06. Continuously improving your IAG
Pat McDermott (Merlin Minds)
Even when you have achieved matrix accreditation, the standard expects you to continue improving your IAG. The workshop will focus on continuous improvement in practice and explore ideas and strategies for improving the delivery of IAG.
Session 08. Blueprint for Life
Ann Ruthven (LSIS)
LSIS has been trialling the Blueprint for Life with FE providers in England. This competence-based approach was developed in Canada and Australia. The workshop will explore how providers might use the blueprint in their organisations.
Workshop activity sheet: ICT-based approaches using the blueprint
Workshop resource: Competencies by Area and Level
Session 10. Who do you think you are?
Liz Bradley (University of Central Lancashire)
Career professionals deliver IAG in diverse settings with clients from various backgrounds. Learning from practitioners who have gained awareness of assumptions, unearthing your own and gaining an understanding of the views you both hold.
Session 11. Advancement Network Prototype: how well did they work?
Dawood Mohammed (Work Solutions)
What was learned in this advancement network prototype? The service was tailored to the local infrastructure, needs and partnerships, and it was designed to provide a "no wrong door" one-stop advice service on skills, health, legal issues, training, benefits, housing, employment, childcare and debt management.
Session 12. How joined up are our services for young people and adults?
Sue Barr (ACEG) and Marie Brett (Adult services manager, Connexions Tyne and Wear)
This session will outline current policy and practice for CEIAG for young people and explore knowledge, skills and aptitudes needed to progress smoothly to adult guidance services.
Session 13. Telephone guidance: what is advanced professional practice?
Margaret Christopoulos (iCeGS Careers Advice Service)
Explored the key constituents of advanced professional practice in telephone guidance and how, if at all, these differ from practice in face-to-face guidance.
Session 14. Court orders: linking information, advice and guidance and offender supervision requirements
Joan Hamilton (EASE)
How and why employment, training and education needs can be included successfully in sentence plan requirements for offenders of all ages, particularly in relation to short order 'New Directions Activity Requirements'.
Session 15. The new Next Step service
Rod Chambers, Skills Funding Agency
An introduction to the new integrated adult careers service launched in August 2010.
Session 16. Trainee careers adviser scheme
Julia Butkus (East of England nextstep) and Dot Granville (East of England nextstep)
A recipe to increase adviser capacity: one baker's dozen of redundant people; add opportunity to train; sprinkle with sub-contractor support and mix with professional NVQ provider and a traineeship mentor! The result - trained and experienced advisers. Find out how East of England nextstep did it!
Careers Advice and Guidance Advisers Traineeships Scheme final evaluation report
Session 17. Learner Support Funding
Peter Dickinson (GHK Consultants)
The role of financial support in learner decision making and how learners access information about it.
Session 18.The Qualification and Curriculum Framework
Liz Walters (LSIS)
An opportunity to hear how FE providers have used LSIS support to prepare for the implementation of the QCA.


What does 'career' mean to older women?
iCeGS, University of Derby
The voices of 60-year-olds.

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