Career Development Association of New Zealand



Otago Pop Up Job Shop “Building Futures”, 14 November

Otago Pop Up Job Shop “Building Futures”, 14th November 2019 3pm – 7pm, Fullwood Room, Dunedin Centre, Harrop Street.

Contact Details: Sue Graham, Careerwise, Phone: 021 125 3475 or

With the upcoming Dunedin Hospital build and large number of building projects in the pipeline, as well as it being a very buoyant labour market plus lots of seasonal jobs coming up, the 2019 Otago Pop Up Job Shop has been organised.

 The “Job Shop” will “pop-up” at The Dunedin Centre in the Fullwood Room (open to the public 3pm-7pm). Local employers, recruitment agencies, training providers and other organisations have a stand free-of-charge at the Job Shop to provide advice, support and information to would-be jobseekers.

Contact Details: Sue Graham, Careerwise, Phone: 021 125 3475 or

Changes to the National Executive Committee

At the AGM on 5 September 2019 Merrie McDougall and Ronica Sami concluded their time on the National Executive Committee. We wish them well and thank them for their energy and service. We have since welcomed two new National Executive Committee members - Jenny Bean, who works for the New Zealand Defence Force, and Jo Davies, private practitioner and director of Career Sense Ltd. We look forward to having them to board. 

Introduction to Coaching - New Zealand Institute of Coaching, October 19.

Introduction to Coaching - New Zealand Institute of Coaching

Date: Saturday 19th October 2019
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Venue: Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021
Cost: $65.00
Refreshments: Tea, coffee and a light lunch provided.

Register here.

Coaching is now widely recognised as a process that empowers people to develop personally and professionally. 

Coaching unlocks a person's potential and creates inspired futures. 

Are you curious about the power and benefits of coaching?

Come along to our information day and learn more about coaching, coach training and ICF credentialing.
We look forward to meeting you.


In Memoriam: John Krumboltz,1928 - 2019

John Krumboltz, retired professor of education and psychology at Stanford University, died in early May at the age of 90. Krumboltz revolutionized the field of career counselling by applying social theories of learning to making life decisions.

He developed the social learning theory of career decision making and the construction and validation of the Career Beliefs Inventory. He is well-known to career practitioners for his theory of planned happenstance, the theory he developed with Al Levin and Kathleen Mitchell that says random events have important influence on people’s lives. This was later refined to the Happenstance Learning Theory. He was a life-long advocate of learning, including learning from “failure” and encouraged people to try things out, to ask themselves “What would be fun to try next?”

Over his career he authored or co-authored many books including Fail Fast, Fail Often: How Losing Can Help You Win (with Ryan Babineaux, 2014), and Luck is No Accident: Making the Most of Happenstance in Your Life and Career (with Al Levin, 2004).

CDANZ members were fortunate to have met John when he came to New Zealand in 2001 to run a training workshop. This short tribute to John and his legacy was written by Robyn Bailey PMCDANZ.

CERIC free Webinar series - Recordings now available

CERIC recently hosted a free webinar series to further explore the career theories and models compiled in the new book Career Theories and Models at Work: Ideas for Practice. Webinars are led by the contributing authors to the book.

Webinar #1: Managing Our Many Selves: How to Use the Dialogical Self-Theory to Help Your Clients Explore Their Professional Identities with author Michael Healy. View recording | Download slides 

Webinar #2: A Career Theory That Works: Cognitive Information Processing Theory with author Debra Osborn. View recording | Download slides

Webinar #3: Scared, Lost or Confused!? Develop Your Warm Inner Compass Through Career Writing with author Reinekke Lengelle. View recording | Download slides

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