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    Election results for the Career Development Institute Board and Council

    Congratulations to Sarah Finnegan-Dehn and Claire Nix on being elected to the Board of CDI and to Monica Lemecha on being elected to the post of Honorary Secretary. Five candidates have been successful in the elections for posts on Council: Janet Colledge and Kath Wright (Career Education), Jill Collins (England), John Lees (Career Consultancy) and John...

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  2. Launch of the Tony Watts Reader

    A reception was held in London on Wednesday to launch Career Development, Policy and Practice: the Tony Watts Reader. Tony Watts  is shown here with Keith Herrmann (Director of Employability at the University of Surrey) and Virginia Isaac (incoming president of the CDI). The volume was edited by Lyn Barham and Tristram...

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    Enterprise Adviser Network launched

    The Careers and Enterprise Company formally launched a new network of enterprise advisers at a reception in the House of Lords last Wednesday, 16th September. This network of volunteers will be overseen by an Enterprise Co-ordinator in each Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area who will be employed by the LEP....

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    CDI Framework for Careers, Employability and Enterprise Education 7-19

    This framework updates and replaces the ACEG Framework so it is reassuringly familiar!

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    Central London Careers Hub

    Andy Gardner's Central London Careers Hub offers half-day occupational and labour market information seminars in central London for career development practitioners on a wide range of topics  

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    CEG in Ofsted school inspections from September 2015

    Read the Cegnet briefing on how Ofsted inspects careers advice and guidance in schools

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    Business in the Community

    BITC runs and supports initiatives to involve responsible businesses in preparing young people for the world of work 


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  1. The Tony Watts Reader – A review by Phil Jarvis

    "I believe that career guidance has a critical role to play if the new post-industrial era is to offer more fulfilling lives for more people than the industrial era has. The old model has served some of us well. But for many it has limited the extent of the opportunities...

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  2. How to find fulfilling work

    I recently bought myself a highly readable self-help book called How to find fulfilling work by Roman Krznaric (Macmillan, 2012). It’s never too late, I thought! But what attracted me to it in the first place was a passage I came across about Frank Parsons. Be honest, what do you know...

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  3. The Six ‘E’s of Good Work

    Hardly a day goes by without a report on the damaging effects of having bad work. Take the long hours culture, for example, that is still so entrenched in certain sectors in the UK. Long hours raise levels of stress and heart disease. Productivity goes down. Talent is wasted. Individuals...

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