Inspiring Futures runs a selection of events for both students and careers staff based in schools and colleges.
Events for school and college staff responsible for careers
Our events for school and college staff are specifically designed to develop the knowledge and skills of careers staff so they can better guide their students' decision making.This continuous professional development helps careers staff to keep up-to-date with labour market trends, opportunities for students and general developments in careers.
Inspiring Futures offers various CPD opportunities including:
- Annual Training Course
- Regional networking events
Scotttish Conference 2017
Date: 14 September 2017
The next Scottish Conference is being held on 14th September 2017 in Edinburgh. Confirmed speakers include ScotlandIS – (trade body for digital companies in Scotland), Edinburgh University, Heriot-Watt University, RICS, Police Scotland and the Open University. If you require more information or would like to book, please contact Margaret Graham on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inspiring Futures Annual Conference 2018
Date: 11 May 2018
The very popular Inspiring Futures Annual Conference will again be held in London on Friday 11th May 2018 – venue to be advised. Having focussed over the last three years on the future of work and the skills needed to lead a successful life, the next conference will see a change of direction with the overriding theme being on The Future of Higher Education – the changing landscape. While the employer view will remain important, the emphasis will be on how things are changing – in terms of subject choices, duration of degrees and different types of qualifications such as Degree and Higher Apprenticeships. Look out for the full programme in January 2018. Discounts for Inspiring Futures Members.
Annual Training Course
Date: Summer 2018
Venue: Wallingford with an overnight stay in a local hotel.
Designed as a comprehensive overview of careers and higher education work in schools, and ideal for school staff taking on responsibility for their school’s careers and higher education programme, these two day courses cover the following topics:
- What lies ahead for school leavers?
- Managing a careers department and developing an effective careers education programme
- The information, advice and guidance pyramid
- Information sources to support careers and higher education research, planning and decisions
- Use of psychometrics in career guidance
- Guidance discussions and action planning
- Work related learning
- Social media and careers
- Higher education - an overview, personal statements and references
- Alternative pathways at 18 +
For more information please contact Jonathan Hardwick, Inspiring Futures Professional Development Manager: email@example.com
Events for students
Futurewise career insight events provide an opportunity for students in Year 11 - 13 (S4 - 6) to explore a specific career sector and network with professionals who work in the industry. This helps to build their knowledge of the type of work involved and provides up to date information about the routes into the industry and supports them to make confident and informed 18 choices.
Visit the Futurewise website for the latest calendar of events.
Completing the Futurewise profile was a good and helpful experience for me, it literally opened my eyes to the future. I liked the job suggestions and was impressed with the personality, abilities and interest section too.Futurewise student
Thank you very much indeed for the full and varied information. It's the first time I have used the careers helpline team and I must say, I'm impressed.DLD College, London
Inspiring Futures delivered an excellent half-day enterprise workshop. which fully engaged and entertained the students. A memorable and worthwhile educative experience. Inspiring Futures really listened to what we needed and took my somewhat half formed ideas and created something special for the students.Head of Careers, ACS Cobham