8 October 2020

Addressing unconscious bias and white privilege in career guidance practice (English language text)

I have made an English language translation  available of this article written by Uuganaa Ramsay and I, which was commissioned by Skills Norway and published on 28 August 2020. You can access it here.  The original article remains online and is available in Norwegian here.

21 August 2020

Current work on unconscious bias and white privilege in career guidance practice

This month will see the publication (in translation) of an article I have written in collaboration with Uuganaa Ramsay, on the importance of addressing unconscious bias and white privilege in career guidance practice, for Skills Norway.

In addition we will be delivering a webinar on this topic on 27th August, for the same organisation. 

We will be sharing our work more widely in coming months. Students on the Postgraduate Diploma in Career Guidance and Development at UWS can also look forward to seeing more in relation to race-aware career practice in their learning this year, as we focus on what we can do as a sector to address racism in our society. 

24 July 2020

News: Appointment as external examiner for the MA in Career Guidance and Development University of Huddersfield


5 June 2020

New OERs relevant to career development training and practice

Thanks to some excellent suggestions from students who have recently completed their Career Development Institute Qualification in Career Development professional reports with us at UWS, I've been able to add 5 new OERs to my list of Open Educational Resources for Career Development and CareerDevelopment Professionals. This takes the total to 27 free, open, online resources for you and your clients!

Many thanks to Pritpal Kalsi, Laurence Hansen, Elsa Olaru and Cliona McMenamin for their contributions!

28 April 2020

New Portals for OERs


Long overdue, in my opinion, but our national skills and careers services in the UK have launched new portals that collate and promote OERs for skills development.

Skills Development Scotland have launched a Free Online Courses portal: https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/find-free-online-courses

The National Careers Service (England) has launched The Skills Toolkit: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/find-a-course/the-skills-toolkit

If you are a career development professional and you complete any courses that you find useful for your self or for your clients, let me know and I will add to the OERs for Career Development page on my website (if they aren't already listed there!).

Note that as I am based in the UK, I post resources that are UK-orientated. Some of the courses listed via the portals above may be targeted at a non-UK audience, so always try them out before recommending!

24 April 2020

More news: UWS MSc Career Guidance and Development Re-validated

News: Appointment as external examiner for the MA in Careers Education and Coaching at the University of Derby

15 April 2020

UWS MSc Career Guidance and Development: programme approach

I have recorded a video presentation that gives an overview of how we deliver the MSc Career Guidance and Development at the University of the West of Scotland. This is adapted from a "Learning and Teaching Dialogue" I delivered for the university previously.

You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqx21kBARhM

12 April 2020

CDI Student Conference England 2020:Keynote Speech

This year's CDI Student Conference England has been moved online, due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place across the UK, and globally. I hope all followers of my blog/website are keeping healthy and well at this challenging time.

I have recorded a video commentary of my keynote, which addresses the topic of unconscious bias for career development professionals. This will shortly be made available on the CDI website at the page linked above and is also available  directly via Loom, at: https://www.loom.com/share/6ffdd9c459e74ff4bbfab6203d47c360

Keynote Title Slide
Title slide for keynote