Career Development Association of New Zealand



Student Futures Consultant, St Peter’s, Cambridge - Part time

St Peter’s, Cambridge is an outstanding Independent Year 7-13 co-educational school, with a growing roll currently at 1130 students. We offer world class facilities situated in a unique environment and is “home” for over 450 boarders. 

Student Futures Consultant - Part time up to 600 hours 

An opportunity exists for a suitably qualified and experienced Student Futures Consultant to assist with our career guidance, mentoring and student futures programme at one of NZ's leading independent schools.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to focus on student futures mentoring, which will support students in the decision making process as they transition through school and onward to further education or work.

This is a fixed term, part time position working up to 600 hours during the school term in 2019.

The position information is here.

Position to commence Term 1, Friday 25 January 2019. 

How to Apply? 

 Applications close at noon on Wednesday 5 December 2018.

To apply please click here.

Occupational Assessor, Wellington Region - HCD Consulting Ltd

Human Capital Development Consulting Ltd are looking for an Occupational Assessor - you will be part of a small very experienced team of vocational rehabilitation service providers servicing ACC, 3rd party administrators and private insurers in the greater Wellington region.
The position information is here.

Please call Kerrie (Director), HCD Ltd or contact me by email for further information 

Coach Training programme Coaching Conversations starts 16 February 2019

Our in-person coach training offers a supportive and encouraging learning environment where coaching skills are integrated with personal insights enabling you to become a confident and practiced coach.

This coach training programme is your gateway to advanced coaching skills programmes with NZIC. All our programmes are ICF accredited. 

Click here to learn more about our Coach Training Programme Coaching Conversations.

Visit our website New Zealand Institute of Coaching for more information on coaching, training and mentoring with us.

Contact Anna on 027 279 8724 or email at with any enquiries.

CDANZ Auckland branch Xmas Celebration - 10 Dec

We cordially invite you to enjoy a couple of hours of celebration and networking with Xmas treats; bubbles, cheese, nibbles and good company……

We also have a guest speaker, Daniel Gudsell, founding Director of Abodo Wood, 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year finalist and Tedx Auckland presenter.

More information for event, payment options and speaker is here.

WHEN: Monday 10 December 2018
TIMES: 6pm to 8pm – PD time : 2 hours
VENUE: St Columba’s Centre, 40 Vermon Street, Ponsonby

COST: $20 for all members

 Please Register by: Friday 7 December 2018

Waikato End-of-Year Dinner, 1st Nov 2018

We had a brilliant evening at the End-of-Year dinner. It was lovely to meet some new members and to welcome back long-time supporters.

As well as a lovely social occasion, we took the opportunity to sprinkle in a little PD and the group all shared their own perspectives on: 

'what is a career?' and 'what is career development'. 

Here are a few of the awesome ideas:

  • A career is your story - where you've been. Career development is where you want to go.
  • Career is where you want to go and career development is getting there.
  • A career is what impassions you, what will get you out of bed. Career development is self-discovery.
  • Career is a story of hope. Seeing people fulfil their potential.
  • Career is the journey and possibility. Career development is realising that potential.
  • Career is both short term and long term goals.
  • Career is the formal way you choose to contribute to the world and career development is the plan and growth that happens.
  • Career is a journey of possibilities and choices.
  • A career is the sequence and variety of work roles, paid and unpaid, that a person undertakes throughout a lifetime.
  • Career - how to progress given barriers (such as discrimination, status, disillusioned).
  • Careers are any meaningful activity you choose to pursue throughout your lifetime.

And a few of the general comments: 

  • Careers include intrinsic and extrinsic reward systems - encouraging a person to look at the intrinsic aspects of their lives.
  • Redundancy forces clarity and conscious decisions.
  • If I had careers advice when I was at school I'd be on a totally different path.
  • I've never had careers advice. I just jumped in the river and started floating. 
  • Planning a career starts with self-awareness - clarifying drivers. 
  • The longer I do this job, the better I get to know myself.
  • It's more than a career - you have to think about a career within a person's constraints, quality of life first.
  • Careers and lives are completely inter-twined - holistic.

 We had a lively discussion and got to learn about different roles and perspectives amongst our members, as well as a discussion on the current state of play in our NZ career services industry and what that may mean (we don't know but we had an interesting discussion)!

Note - Waikato members - Waikato members - please forgive any errors. I was doing my best fast note-taking on the night, but may have made mistakes. Apologies if I missed your pearl - my writing is not THAT fast! I've not added names but if you're happy for me to do so, or to use further, please let me know - I'd need to check I recorded correctly. 

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