The Career Development Institute (CDI) is introducing new benefits for individual members from April as well as additional benefits for those joining the UK Register of Career Development Professionals. The role of the CDI is to support career development professionals working with young people and adults by providing training and resources, by improving quality and standards and by promoting public and policy support for career development for all.
As well as access to virtual and face to face networks, professional development events, Career Matters and News by Email, members’ new benefits will include:
- The Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC) twice a year
- Two free research-focused development days, organised with the support of NICEC in July and January
- A newly updated ‘Members’ Area’ of the website, including access to professional resources.
Membership fees will increase slightly from £85 to £90 for individual members and from £43 to £45 for student membership. Affiliate organisations will pay £150 instead of £125. The one-off administrative charge for new members stays at £25.
In addition, members who join the professional register will receive:
- Free places on webinar training sessions to be introduced this summer
- A personal licence for the Career Companion website
- 20% discount on selected resources at Prospects Education Resources.
The price of registration on the UK Register for Career Development Professionals will also reduce from £85 per person to £55, and current registrants will not have to pay a fee to remain on the Register until April 2015.
Karen Donoghue, CDI President, said “Our aim is to ensure that the Register is regarded as our sector’s equivalent to chartered status and we want to encourage practitioner members to regard being on the Register as an import be part of their professional recognition”.
For further information, visit the CDI website