Career Development Association of New Zealand



John Lees - Events in NZ

John Lees is coming to New Zealand.

 John Lees is one of the UK’s best-known career strategists. He is author of a wide range of career and business books including How To Get A Job You Love, which was twice listed as WHSmith Business Book of the Month, and regularly features as the best-selling careers book by a British author.

 Come to one of several New Zealand events, hosted by ODI, and be inspired:

Career Coaching
1-day workshop in Auckland (11 October) and Wellington (19 October)
Cost: $1,000 ex GST

Talent Retention
2-hour masterclass in Auckland (10 October) and Christchurch (30 November)
Cost: $150 ex GST
0508 634 634

Flyer is here.

NZ Coaching and Mentoring - CDANZ discounts offered on these courses

Flyer for Courses is here.

Do you need a qualification in clinical supervision?
Do you wonder if you are providing effective supervision for your people?
Could your supervision skills do with a refresh, a review or a resuscitate?
The New Zealand Coaching & Mentoring Centre
have the following opportunities for you to gain both skills and a qualification in 2017

 Supervision Skills For Health & Social Service Professionals
UNITEC Certificate level
5,​4 credits

4 & 5 September | Wellington

3 & 4 October | Auckland
This 2 day certificate course provides both the skills and the qualification you need to provide professional supervision for others in your own discipline area. It introduces supervision as a professional development process, provides processes for one to one clinical supervision plus opportunities to experience the power of supervision through demonstrations, practice activities and work based tasks.
Cost - CDANZ ​discount 10% = $675 plus GST (usually $750 plus GST)
CDANZ ​in the promo code


 Coaching and Mentoring Skills

6 September | Wellington 
2 November | Auckland

If you need to get better at sharing your expertise or helping others succeed, this one day coaching and mentoring skills workshop is for you. It looks at the differences between coaching and mentoring, shows how to think and act like a natural coach and provides you with practical tools for a range of developmental conversations – whether long term, one off opportunities or those that happen in the moment. 

Cost - CDANZ ​discount 20% = $396 plus GST (usually $495 plus GST)
CDANZ ​in the promo code


LEADERS AS COACHES - developing people and performance

14 September Auckland

This practical workshop provides the tools and skills ​leaders​ need to adopt a coaching mind-set and ​take​ a coaching approach to the wide range of conversations they ​have in the course of ​their day, week or year. There will be the opportunity to solve a real and current problem you may be facing at work by applying the tools and skills during the workshop process. Content includes

The Coaching Mindset

· Coaching leadership and creating cultures of accountability

Coaching Conversations

· How to avoid the 8 common pitfalls when coaching
· A 4 step tool for coaching conversations
· Listening for the heart of the matter
· Questions not answers
· The power of positive feedback 

Dealing with performance gaps

· Performance gaps and what to do about them
· Tools for feedback conversations
· A 5 step tool for performance improvement conversations

Cost - CDANZ ​discount 2​0% = $39​6 plus GST (usually $495 plus GST)

CDANZ ​in the promo code

TO BOOKand to receive the​ course discounts enrol at CDANZ ​in the promo code box or email us with your name, invoicing details and choice of course.
For more details visit 
or please call Aly McNicoll on 021 304 761.
The New Zealand Coaching & Mentoring Centre is delighted to offer special rates for CDANZ members on these courses.

CDANZ Otago event - Effectiveness of Career Development? Ask a Precise Question if You Want a Precise Answer’

 What: ‘ Effectiveness of Career Development? Ask a Precise Question if You Want a Precise Answer’. Video link of the keynote paper presented by Peter McIlveen at CDANZ Symposium last year, with discussion to follow.

When: Wednesday 26th July, 5.15pm – 7pm

Where: The Career Development Centre at the University of Otago. NOTE the change of venue. Link to map -

Cost: Gold coin donation 

RSVP please to 

Associate Professor Peter McIlveen PhD

Dr Peter McIlveen is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern Queensland, in the School of Linguistics, Adult & Specialist Education. Peter leads a multidisciplinary research team, ACCELL: the Australian Collaboratory for Career Employability & Learning for Living. ACCELL’s research focus is “adaptive capacity” for career development and working in occupations and industries with a desparate need for a sustainable labour supply (e.g., education, agriculture, retail). He is an International Fellow of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (UK) and Fellow of the Career Development Association of Australia. He is a registered psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Counselling Psychologists. He serves on the editorial boards of theAustralian PsychologistJournal of Employment CounselingFrontiers in Psychology (Organisational),Australian Journal of Career Development, and the international flagship journal of the career development field, Journal of Vocational Behavior. He is a past president of the National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (NAGCAS), and past vice-president of the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) and Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA).


CDANZ Wellington branch - PD Event & AGM: Monday 31st July

PD event and the AGM: Monday 31st July, 5.30pm – 7.30pm 

Imagine if every client you could see you were able to help them reflect on their unique set of talents, purpose and passions. We are excited to announce that Chris Miller, Senior Consultant and Strengths Coach at Gallup will be speaking on a variety of topics to do with Strengthsfinder and Gallup. 

Where: Massey University, Executive Seminar Suite, off Wallace Street Entrance A. (map

Speaker - Chris Miller, Senior Consultant at Gallup (5.45pm – 6.45pm) 

Chris has worked with hundreds of clients as a senior consultant at Gallup. His forte is using Gallup tools to help individuals, organisations and business units. Chris offers his clients a wide range of tools to help them maximise performance in their role. 

He will be covering:

- Using Strengthsfinder to help people understand their values and develop self-awareness

- Using the Gallup selection tool to help map people's talent, experience and knowledge to 'best in role' profiling

- Fostering diversity while at the same time creating a defined culture. 

Chris’s full bio is here

2017 AGM (6.45pm – 7.30pm)

Nominations are welcome for the 2017/18 Wellington Branch Committee and required to be submitted by Wednesday 19 July. This would be an opportunity for you to contribute to the local branch and earn PD hours. 

The current committee of Kanika (Chair), Louise (Secretary), Grant (Interim Treasurer), Margaret and Matt have indicated they are available to continue for another term. Two more members would be welcome including someone who would be interested in picking up the Treasurer role for the coming year. 

A copy of the AGM agenda and relevant documents will be emailed before the meeting. 

Please can you RSVP for catering purposes no later than Friday 28 July to


ACC Work Type detail sheets on new ACC website 3 July - IOA/VIOA Assessors info.

Attention all IOA/VIOA Assessors 

Did you know that ACC’s new website is about to go live? That’s why we’re getting in touch, to let you know that a new and improved online experience is on its way for all of our customers. 

We’re also contacting you because we are improving the way you access work type detail sheets. It’ll soon be easier for you to search work type detail sheets, suggest edits to existing sheets, and submit new sheets. However these new features won’t quite be ready when the new website goes live on Monday 3 July. 

We know how important work type detail sheets are to your role. We’ve put in place an interim solution to make sure you can continue to access them for the short period between the new website going live and the new features being available. From 3 July, visit Work type detail sheets

The new and improved work type detail sheets features will be in the same place once they are available, so now’s a good time to get used to going to this part of our new website. 

Visit our new site and give feedback

If you haven’t already taken a look at the new site you can do so now by visiting, or by following the links on our current site. Our new website has improved layout, content and new handy tools – we’re already getting great feedback about how much better the experience will be. 

Any feedback you have is welcome and you can submit this using the feedback tabs on each page on the new site. Our website will continue to evolve in response to feedback, so be sure to check back often. 

If you have any questions about our new website in general, please get in touch. You can do this by emailing

Thank you.