2024 Career Professionals Development Institute

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Event Details

The Career Professionals Development Institute (CPDI) is a training programme for Talent & Careers professionals to acquire state-of-the-art competencies and to remain up-to-date with the latest trends relevant for their professional work.

Participants learn how to deploy learning resources and development tools to help students and alumni better their career aspirations and manage their career trajectory. The Institute allows the participants to develop a greater understanding of how to align the hiring needs of corporate partners with the profile of graduate cohorts.

Peer-to-peer interactions with colleagues from leading academic institutions around the globe is an essential part of the programme and will enable the participants to share best practices and build their own supportive network of peers.

The programme is thoughtfully divided in six modules, covering the most essential topics for career professionals:

  • Careers Innovation Challenge (online)
  • Leadership in Careers
  • Career Education
  • Recruiter Relations and Co-Creating Value with Recruiters
  • The Tech Behind Talent Analytics
  • Career Advising

The Careers Innovation Challenge

To make sure the learning experience is as relevant and practical as possible, in the first module of the programme, taking place online, participants will define and work on a Careers Innovation Challenge relevant to their own context. With the support of their peers and the programme facilitators, they will formulate an action plan to be implemented in their institutions.

The CPDI Alumni meeting 

Graduates of the programme are cordially invited to continue networking with peers from all CPDI editions and to participate in a CPDI Alumni meeting organised at the occasion of 2024 EFMD Careers conference.

 

TARGET GROUP

The Institute targets Talent & Careers professionals of business schools. It has been designed to meet the needs of the EFMD Global member schools around the globe. If you are affiliated with a non-member school or another university faculty/school, you are encouraged to apply as well.

A limited number of participants will be accepted on first-come, first-served basis in order to facilitate interaction during the programme.

Registration

Fully Booked

Programme

Wednesday 10 April 2024

10:00 – 12:00

Module 1: Career Innovation Challenge (Online Module)

  • Maria Moragianis, Head of Career Development & Community Engagement, Highered EFMD

 

Before embarking on the enriching journey of the Career Professionals Development Institute, you are invited to participate in the Careers Innovation Challenge, a pivotal 2-hour online session designed to set the stage for your learning and development. This unique challenge, scheduled before the CPDI, serves as an essential meeting point for you and your fellow participants. Here, you will have the opportunity to voice the challenges you face in relation to the upcoming five modules of the programme: Leadership in Careers, Career Education, Recruiter Relations and Co-Creating Value with Recruiters, The Tech Behind Talent Analytics, and Career Advising.

 

The session will kick off with engaging icebreakers, allowing you to connect with your peers. Subsequently, you will have the liberty to join a breakout session of your choice, each dedicated to one of the five modules. This will enable you to delve deeper into discussions about your thoughts and challenges concerning the five modules, ensuring a tailored and impactful learning experience from the very beginning. 

Wednesday 17 April 2024

08:30 – 09:00

Registration & coffee

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome & Setting the Scene

  • Maria Moragianis, Head of Career Development & Community Engagement, Highered
  • Griet Houbrechts, Director, Professional Development Services, EFMD Global

9:10 – 10:45

Module 2: Purposeful and Strategic Leadership in Careers, Part 1

  • Andrew Burke, Chair of Business Studies, Former Dean, Trinity Business School

 

People tend to be more fulfilled, happy and motivated when they feel their work is achieving a purpose which is making a difference for good. In this session, we examine how this relates to leadership performance and how it is especially relevant in universities where there is limited scope to motivate people through higher pay and where, in any case, money is rarely the main reason people choose to work in a university in the first place.

 

  • Explore purposeful leadership: how to find and nurture purpose to create and implement strategies for careers services within business schools.
  • A guided campus tour of the history of leadership at Trinity College Dublin as a means of discussing the variety of purposeful leadership styles.
  • In-class discussion of the characteristics of purposeful leadership.
  • Apply learning and expertise in a practical workshop by developing a purposeful strategy which is motivational for all their key stakeholders.

10:45 – 11:15

Networking coffee break

11:15 – 12:45

Module 2: Purposeful and Strategic Leadership in Careers, Part 2

  • Andrew Burke, Chair of Business Studies, Former Dean, Trinity Business School

12:45 – 13:45

Lunch

13:45 – 15:15

Module 3: Careers Education as a catalyst for engagement and an enriched student experience, Part 1

  • Erin Schreck, Careers Consultant, Queen’s Business School
  • Karl Webb, Business Engagement & Employability Manager, Queen’s Business School

 

Historically, career services delivered on the periphery of Higher Education, challenged with engaging students in extra-curricular programmes and activities that seemed detached from the overarching student learning experience.

 

  • Discuss how career education is primed to become a catalyst for increased student engagement and a driver for enhancing the overall student experience.
  • Explore some of the current key challenges facing Careers Services
  • Exchange best practice
  • Learn tangible and practical tools to add to your toolkit.

 

Part 1:  An Educator’s Perspective – this session addresses the role of the student, the role of the Career Services professional, and how both can inform the delivery of content to meet student demands and expectations, resulting in increased student engagement and improved student satisfaction. We will also elaborate on best practices so you can leave with concrete examples to implement.

15:15 – 15:45

Networking Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:15

Module 3: Careers Education as a catalyst for engagement and an enriched student experience, Part 2

  • Erin Schreck, Careers Consultant, Queen’s Business School
  • Karl Webb, Business Engagement & Employability Manager, Queen’s Business School

 

Part 2: Collaborative Integration – this session outlines how meaningful partnerships between Careers Services with academics, alumni, employers, service providers and students are crucial to effective service delivery. We will also include some insights into how career services are embracing AI and digitisation.

17:30 – 18:30

Social Program: Book of Kells immersive experience

19:00 – 22:00

Welcome dinner

Trinity City Hotel-Pearse St, Dublin 2, D02 FW96, Ireland

Thursday 18 April 2024

9:00 – 10:30

Module 4: Career Advising, Part 1

  • Patrick Philips, Career Development & Alumni Officer, Trinity Business School

 

The aim of this workshop is to help career counsellors design their career interventions based on reflecting on our past, examining ourselves as we are now and establishing a vision for who we want to become.

Concepts from psychodynamics are utilised to understand how past experiences and relationships have impacted our career and education decisions, personality psychology & personality neuroscience are leveraged to understand ourselves in the here and now, and finally, humanistic psychology is helpful for designing a vision for our future.

 

  • Discuss methods for engaging in effective career counselling via the use of theories derived from the following disciplines: Personality Neuroscience, Humanistic Psychology, Psychodynamics, Critical Pedagogy
  • Debate on career counselling intervention strategies and an effective method for learning in groups via critical pedagogy.

The workshop will be interactive via open discussions, and we will also be engaging in exercises that are used in workshops with our students as follows:

 

  • Exercise 1: – Career reflection, understanding our past to plan our future
  • Exercise 2: – Tasks and what they tell us about our career path
  • Exercise 3: – Defining your vision for an ideal future career
  • Exercise 4: – Starting your career journal

10:30 – 11:00

Networking coffee break

11:00– 12:30

Module 4: Career Advising, Part 2

  • Patrick Philips, Career Development & Alumni Officer, Trinity Business School

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 15:00

Module 5: Recruiter Relations, Co-creating Value with Recruiters – a Company Perspective from Ecolab SA, Part 1

  • Angelina Michail, Head of HR Europe H.Q.s, Ecolab

 

The workshop aims to explore the mutually beneficial relationship between recruiters and university career services in fostering collaborative partnerships that enhance the talent acquisition and career development process.

 

Through a comprehensive exploration of industry practices, current labour market trends, and real-world case studies, participants will gain insights into the importance of collaboration and the strategies that underpin successful partnerships between these two vital stakeholders in the talent market.

 

The workshop will focus on bridging the gap between recruiters’ talent acquisition needs and the competency development initiatives driven by university career services, ultimately aiming to optimize the recruitment process and equip graduates with the skills and attributes desired by employers.

 

Real case studies will be featured to exemplify successful collaborations and will offer practical strategies for enhancing partnership efficacy.

The workshop concludes with an interactive activity and break-out groups to encourage group engagement and a Q&A session to foster knowledge sharing among participants.

15:00 – 15:30

Networking Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:00

Module 5: Recruiter Relations, Part 2

  • Angelina Michail, Head of HR Europe H.Q.s, Ecolab

19:00 – 22:00

Networking dinner

Dunne and Crescenzi-14-16 Frederick St S, Dublin, D02 RK68, Ireland

Friday 19 April, 2024

09:30 – 11:00

Module 6: HR Tech, Part 1

  • Maria Moragianis, Head of Career Development & Community Engagement, Highered EFMD

 

The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into career services marks a significant shift in the way we support our talent in their career journeys. This evolution brings to the forefront an essential query: are you adequately equipped with the necessary tools, resources, and know-how to fully harness AI’s potential in elevating career development services? Tasks traditionally seen as the exclusive domain of human skills, such as in-depth career counseling and sophisticated market analysis, are now being adeptly managed by AI. This integration promises a more tailored and data-driven approach in supporting students and alumni.

 

  • Explore the expanding role of AI in career services and acquaint yourself with the global trends shaping this landscape.
  • Discover an array of advanced tools, including AI-powered skill assessments, virtual career advising, and intricate job-market analytics, which are redefining the scope of career guidance.
  • Learn how AI is reshaping the career service landscape, enhancing student and alumni experiences in their career development.

11:00 – 11:30

Networking coffee break

11:30 – 13:00

Module 6: HR Tech, Part 2

  • Maria Moragianis, Head of Career Development & Community Engagement, Highered EFMD

13:00 – 13:30

Conclusion & wrap up

Practical information

Programme Fees

EFMD member fee:

  • Early Bird: 1.090 EUR  (through 6 March)
  • Regular: 1.490 EUR (as of 7 March)

Non-member fee:

  • Early Bird: 1.190 EUR  (through 6 March)
  • Regular 1.590 EUR  (as of 7 March)

The tuition fee excludes travel expenses and local accommodation.

Accommodation

We have secured a number of rooms at the Trinity City hotel participants for the prices mentioned below. Should you wish to book a room, please contact Katerina Kucerova to receive more information. Reservations for a group price are available only until 17.3. 2024.

Trinity City Hotel (approx. 5 min away from Trinity College)

  • Room for single use incl. breakfast: 200 EUR
  • Room for double use incl. breakfast: 210 EUR

Another option for accommodation is Dublin City Centre Travelodge –10% off the Best Available Rate at the time of booking. To make the booking with a discount, contact Katerina Kucerova to receive more information.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing before 13 March 2024. A cancellation fee of 75  will be charged if the cancellation is made before 13 March 2024. After this date, we are unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases, substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as we receive notification of the substitute’s name, title and address. Conference fees are not transferrable from one EFMD event to another.

Venue & Contact

Trinity Business School

182 Pearse St, Dublin 2, D02 F6N2, Ireland

Website: https://www.tcd.ie/business/

For any questions related to the organisation of the training, please contact Katerina Kucerova.

Social Programme

Those who register for the 2024 CPDI are invited to join dinners on Wednesday 17 April and Thursday 18 April 2024.

Speakers

  • Andrew Burke

    Andrew Burke

    Chair of Business Studies, Former Dean, Trinity Business School, IR

    URL https://www.tcd.ie/business/people/faculty-professors/burkea18/

    Chair of Business Studies, Former Dean, Trinity Business School, IR

  • Angelina Michail

    Angelina Michail

    Head of HR Europe H.Q.s, Ecolab

    Head of HR Europe H.Q.s, Ecolab

  • Erin Schreck

    Erin Schreck

    Careers Consultant, Queen's Business School

    Careers Consultant, Queen's Business School

  • Karl Webb

    Karl Webb

    Business Engagement & Employability Manager, Queen's Business School

    Business Engagement & Employability Manager, Queen's Business School

  • Maria Moragianis

    Maria Moragianis

    Head of Career Development & Community Engagement, Highered

    Head of Career Development & Community Engagement, Highered

  • Patrick Phillips

    Patrick Phillips

    Career Development & Alumni Officer, Trinity Business School

    Career Development & Alumni Officer, Trinity Business School

Location

Dublin, Ireland

Address

Trinity Business School

182 Pearse St.

Time

april 17 (wednesday) 8:00 - april 19 (friday) 14:00