23/08/2023 - 26/08/2023

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Submission of proposals for NICE 2023 in is now open. Please submit your proposals via https://www.conftool.com/nice-academy-2023 . The deadline is 26th May 2023. You will receive feedback by June 16th, 2023. We remind you that 26th May 2023 is also the deadline to benefit from the special rates for accommodation in Liepaja. Experts, researchers, practitioners, and students in career guidance and counselling to join us to an insightful event.

Theme of the Academy

Career planning for individuals can be hampered by a variety of personal, health, social, cultural, economic, environmental, and political factors, as well as the multicultural context of society. The role of a career practitioner is to develop and/or select and employ appropriate approaches and methods to reduce the impact of risk factors and thus support the realization of the potential of individuals. This task becomes increasingly complex, as individuals often face multiple challenges exacerbated by larger systemic upheavals.

Given that guidance professionals are also embedded in systems which may proscribe certain approaches, and prioritize certain types of outcomes, the practitioner can be faced with ethical and practical dilemmas in addition to the need to be aware of personal biases toward the client. The practitioner's role is also complicated by often unforeseeable events leading to changes in modality of service delivery, target groups, client needs and expectations, evaluation of services performed and one's own career trajectory, among others.

The aim of the 2023 Academy is to take stock of the resources available to guidance practitioners and to trainers of guidance practitioners in the pre-service and in-service periods to help increase confidence in the face of contemporary challenges, both in the role of service provider, and in one's personal career development.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Gideon Arulmani (Martin Luther Christian University; India)
  • Dace Briede-Zālīte (Latvian Career Development support association; LKAAA)
  • Nikos Drosos (European University Cyprus)
  • Rie Thomsen (Aarhus University, Denmark)

About NICE and the Center for Transdisciplinary Continuing Education Research

NICE is the Network for Innovation in Career Guidance and Counseling in Europe. NICE mission is to…

  • Promote excellence and innovation in academic, research-based training of career practitioners in Europe
  • Support the coordination of academic training in CGC within Europe
  • Foster cooperation between the academic community and relevant stakeholders

Filiz Keser Aschenberger is in the Board of Directors & Elections and Ethics Committee https://nice-network.eu/board/ and Monika Kil, representing UWK, was among the first registered founders of the NICE foundation in 2018 in Groningen, NL.

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