Career Development Association of New Zealand


2016 CDANZ National Symposium

Our Value, Our Voice

CDANZ National Symposium 2016 - For research and leading practice in career development

In partnership with Careers New Zealand and Ara Institute of Canterbury

3 & 4 October, Christchurch

To know your worth and to articulate it to others are two vital skills required in navigating your own life and career. The CDANZ National Symposium 2016 will explore value and voice from a client’s perspective and from the perspective of practitioners advocating for the value of career development to government, employers and beyond. 

CDANZ National Symposium is our signature annual event bringing together professionals from across New Zealand and speakers from across the globe. 

Call for Abstracts Open Now - deadline 16 July 2016

Early Bird Registrations - open 

CDANZ Research Dissemination Fund - applications close 25 August 2016

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available now.

Symposium ezine submissions – deadline 30 November 2016

Key Note - 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).

Registration Prices


Symposium Early Bird (up to Sept 9)

Symposium Standard (from Sept 10)

AGM Registration




No charge




No charge

CDANZ Student & Subscriber



No charge

CDANZ Affiliate (CNZ, CATE, CDAA, NZATD, NZDSN, Diversity Works)




Non Member






Ara Institute of Canterbury

4 October 2016 – 1pm to 6pm

Registrations - open 16 June 2016

Following the CDANZ National Symposium members are invited to stay for our Annual General Meeting. There is no cost for CDANZ members to attend the AGM but registrations are required.