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.
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
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. The capacity is limited. Registration here.
The conference will focus on topics such
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
Professional development and education of career counsellors