Career Guidance in a Changing World
10.-11. 11. 2017, Prague

Lenka Martinkovičová

Lenka Martinkovičová dealt with the topics of career management and construction and specifically career adaptability in her dissertation. She has undergone a number of courses e.g.: the Swiss CH-Q method, Coaching Approach in Career Counselling, Job Navigation Workshop. She participated in long-term trainnings in artetherapy and dialogical and constructivist approaches MODI.

Ronald Sultana

Ronald G. Sultana is professor at the University of Malta, where he directs the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Educational Research. His research focuses on comparative analyses of career guidance across Europe, Middle East and North Africa. He uses a range of theoretical lenses to consider the impact of neo-liberalism and globalization on life trajectories in different contexts.

Jean-Jacques Ruppert

Jean-Jacques Ruppert studied psychology and educational sciences in Scotland, France and Germany. Since 1994 employed by the Ministry of Education working as an educational psychologist and counsellor at the ‚Lycée classique de Diekirch’ in Luxembourg. Also head of the ‚Applied Vocational Psychology and Policy research unit’, a multinational scientific research unit.

Martin Kopecký

Martin Kopecký is a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Adult Education and Personnel Management, Charles University. He lectures in sociology of education, philosophy of education of the adults, citizenship education and education policy. His research interests focus on education politics and its development in the processes of Europeanization and globalization.

Iva Kirovová

Iva Kirovová is a psychologist with domestic and foreign work experience in various areas of applied psychology. She has introduced a course Career counselling (Charles University, Department of Psychology) and courses Career development and Individual career development (Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Economics, Department of Management).

Ingela Bergmo Prvulovic

Ingela Bergmo Prvulovic is a lecturer at the Department of Education, Stockholm University. Her research focuses on the meaning of career, working life transformation and its implications for career guidance and professionalization processes. Her research interests spans over multidisciplinary fields, and involves career guidance and counselling, human resource development and adult learning.

Maria Eduarda Duarte

Maria Eduarda Duarte is Full Professor at the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Psychology. Her professional interests include career psychology theory and research, with special emphasis on issues relevant to adults and the world of work. Her publications have encompassed topics on adult’s career problems, testing and assessment, and counselling process.

Tristram Hooley

Tristram Hooley is Director of Research, The Careers & Enterprise Company; Professor in Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. His research focuses on the relationship between policy, politics and practice in education and career guidance. He is particularly interested in technology, social justice and identity formation.

The international conference Career Guidance in a Changing World focuses on the role of career guidance and career development for individuals as regards to how they will face changes in today’s society. The main goal is to further support the professional field of career guidance and to promote its diversity. Moreover, it aims to support research in the field and enrich the public dialogue.

The conference is organized by The Czech Euroguidance Centre, DZS in cooperation with The Department of Adult Education and Personnel Management, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. Following the successful conference Paths to Professionalizing Career Guidance, which was held last year in Brno (The Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Arts MU), we would like to once again create a common forum for discussion, sharing, and presentation.

Career guidance and career development are now seen as important tools in people’s lives, especially in a society where the job market is radically changing, making it harder to navigate oneself through one’s career. The ever increasing demand that an employee be flexible creates both personal and professional instability, and our futures become less and less predictable. Career competencies help us navigate our personal development, education, and careers, and can also help with our adaptation to such changes.

What then is the role of career guidance within our ever-changing society? Should career counselors act as independent support for individuals? Should they push for better conditions in personal growth, education, and work?

Services of career guidance encourage the development and mobilization of both personal and professional potential of clients and they should be accessible to all citizens of any age in our society. It is common to offer these services to clients in transition periods such as entry into the labor market after graduation. But career guidance can be beneficial as a lifelong service. It is proven to reduce the public expenses in social and employment sector in the long term.

The conference will be held at Charles University and is free. Please register yourself as our capacity is limited.

The conference will focus on topics such as:

  • Politics of career guidance on both national and international level
  • Career guidance and counselling in the 4.0 society
  • Current career concepts and guidance
  • Career guidance for various target groups
  • Career guidance in aging world
  • Methods of career guidance and counselling
  • Career Management Skills
  • Individual career development
  • Career and Life-design
  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and education of career counsellors

We welcome your papers and presentations on these and similar topics which reflect your experience of career guidance, education of career counselors, research findings or projects in the career guidance and career development field etc.

Collection of accepted papers will be published from the conference (more information available soon).


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The conference is held under the aegis of Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports