Career Development Association of New Zealand


Ezine Number 5

Ezine Number 5, Summer 2009

This is our first Ezine since our new website went live! Those of you who have worked with technology in any form (which will be most of you!) will understand when I say: "When technology works it is brilliant, but when it doesn't it is incredibly frustrating!" However, I am confident that the ease of the new website will translate into the Ezine, ensuring a clear and easily accessed communication tool. If you have any suggestions regarding further issues of the Ezine, or have an article or content to contribute please contact the editor through the button on the menu bar to the left.

Back issues of the old Career Practitioners Association NZ newsletter can be found by going to the publications pages in the members area, you will have to log in to access this area.

If you are not a CDANZ member but are interested in becoming one, click on the Join CDANZ link to find out how. Click the Contact Us link for any further enquiries or information. We had some trouble with archiving back issues of the Ezine, but where they have been archived they will be found by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

From the President's Laptop

Our new President, Megan Smith, is looking forward to summer and an opportunity to reflect on a busy 2009... From the President's Laptop

Branch News

In addition to the Events Calendar you are able to catch up on all the news and events from the CDANZ branches around the country, click here for the latest!

Fifth International Symposium for Career Development and Public Policy

CDANZ was invited to send a representative to the Fifth International Symposium for Career Development and Public Policy held in Wellington, November 14-17, prior to the conference. You can read the official communique from the event here. Megan Smith attended and you can read more on her experiences in the President's Report.

Courses, Reviews & Recommendations

Including: Worklife International training, MBTI Accreditation - details here.


Our 12th Annual General Meeting was held in Wellington on November 21, 2009 during the International Careers Conference. The minutes of the meeting and all tabled reports are found on the Official Documents page in the Members Area of the website.

International Careers Conference 'Transforming careers - unleashing potential'

This was held 19-21 November 2009, in Wellington. You can find photos and some workshops from this event here. Comments made by CDANZ attendees showed that it was a worthwhile event, click here to read more. You can also read Kathy's speech which officially launched CDANZ at the conference - you will find it in the News section.

Website Update

There are a number of new features on our website, to keep up with the latest and find a list of CDANZ email addresses click here.