Career Development Association of New Zealand


CareerX 2018

CareerX 2018

Career Practice Ideas Worth Sharing

Auckland / Wednesday 9 May 2018, 9-5pm

CareerX is a one day event exploring the practical art of career management; the networks, tools, ideas and approaches used by practitioners to deliver the very best practice to their clients. It is an opportunity to refresh and refine your practice in response to the shifting needs of your clients, employers and the labour market in New Zealand. 


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Event Slides and Resources

Shambubeel Eaqub slides: A Brave New World

Anna Miles, Trade Me Jobs slides: Jobs Live Here

Sarah Wood, YUDU slides: Discover Your Career Hub

Charles Cameron, RCSA slides: The Recruitment and Staffng Industry: Helping NZ Work

Giselle Nathan and Lei Gu, LYFE website

Kiran Patel, YIC slides: Young Innovators Collective, Empowering Young People

Sake Hitman, Lee Hecht Harrison slides: Transform to Perform: Reimagined Career Transition for the Transforming Organisation

Gillian Anderson, ACC slides: Vocational Rehabilitation 

Dani Coplon & Chris Pooch, TEC and Richard D'Arth, MOE slides: Career Systems Strategy & NCEA Review

Robyn Bailey slides: My Model of Practice

Kaye Avery slides: A career management framework that supports and empowers

Debbie Gregory slides: Paths that lead to satisfaction

Craig Dyason slides: A Whole School Approach to a Career and Learning Programme

Merrie McDougall slides: The Hidden Benefits of a Diverse Career

Key Note: Shamubeel Eaqub

Author, economist and media commentator Shamubeel Eaqub will set the scene with a broad insight into the New Zealand labour market and the shifting dynamics between work and life for New Zealanders of different ages and demographics.

Showcase: The Connectors 

Hear from a range or organisations in the business of connecting people with work. Who are they, what is their kaupapa and how are they catering for changes in the world of work? Speakers join us from Trade Me Jobs, YUDU, RCSA, YIC and LYFE. 

Panel: Employers

Listen as Employers from diverse sectors share their approach to recruitment, organisational development and preparing their people for the future. Panellists join us from IAG NZ, MYOB, Waitemata DHB and more. 

Agents of Change

Supporting clients in periods of change is often an important part of career practice. In this session we will hear from global firm Lee Hecht Harrison about trends in Outplacement and from ACC about the Vocational Rehabilitation landscape in NZ. 
There is also significant change happening in government at the moment and we welcome representatives from Ministry of Education and the Tertiary Education Commission to speak about their work and the impact it may have on the wider sector. 

Workshop: Approaches to Career Practice

Hear from a panel of practitioners as they discuss their approach in working with clients. What can we learn from these different approaches? What can we reflect on in our own practice?
Then join a likeminded group to share your own practice ideas and reflect on the day's learnings. 
Panellists include Kaye Avery, Robyn Bailey, Debbie GregoryCraig Dyason and Merrie McDougall. 

The day will account for 7 hours of structured PD and address CDANZ Competency Framework Professional Knowledge 1.2 & 1.3 and Professional Practice & Development 4.0. 

CareerX 2018 will be held at the CA ANZ Conference Centre, 12-16 Nicholls Lane, Auckland.
Wilson's Carlaw Carparking building is directly over the road from the event venue. 

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Key Note: Shamubeel Eaqub

Economist, author and media commentator Shamubeel Eaqub will set the scene with a broad insight into the New Zealand labour market and the shifting dynamics between work and life for New Zealanders of different ages and demographics. 

Known as “the economist who makes economics easy” Shamubeel has over a decade of experience as an economist in Wellington, Melbourne and Auckland in leading international banks and consultancy. 

He is on various boards of charities and commercial firms. He writes books in his own time on issues that matter to New Zealand and gives voice to the unheard, most recently:

Shamubeel lives in Auckland with his wife and son. He grew up in Canterbury and holds a BCom with Honours in Economics from Lincoln University.

Connectors Showcase: Anna Miles and Kyla England

Anna Miles is the Sales Director at Trade Me Jobs. She has worked in the recruitment and emplyment industry ince 2006. Anna’s experience in both talent attraction and digital recruitment advertising and insights means she has been at the forefront of seeing how the changes and trends in recruitment both locally and globally have impacted how employers and recruitment agencies connect with prospoective candidates. 

Kyla England, originally from Boston USA, moved to NZ in 2015 and has working in the employment and recruitment industry for 2.5 years. Kyla has white collar recruitment experience and now as an Account Manage at Trade Me Jobs is an expert in digital recruitment marketing and advertising with key exposure to the changing landscape of recruitment and talent attraction methods. . 

Connectors Showcase: Kiran Patel

Kiran Patel  describes himself as a Community/Movement Builder & Interactive Artist. He wears many hats including founding member of YIC - Young Innovators Collective. Head of MoveStudio and a member of Auckland Global Shapers. He believes you can live a life that you love and that working in a job that matches not only your skills but also your interests is a key to achieving that. He was part of the development of an online tool called My Big Dream which helps people find out what’s important to them. 

Connectors Showcase: Lei Gu and Giselle Soosay Nathan

Lei Gu and Giselle Soosay Nathan are two of the co-founders of LYFE - Live Your Future Experience. They started LYFE as University Students wondering “Why are We Here?” They felt ill equipped to be making major career choices without any real world experience of or connections to the industries and workplaces their studies were steering them towards. With a goal to help students be better informed, make better choices and live better lives they created LYFE and in 2016 the programme won Social Innovation New Zealand’s Kick Start award and was a finalist in Auckland University’s Volocity Awards for Entrepreneurship. Two year’s later Lei and Giselle are experiencing new career challenges and offer a Millenial insight into the connections between life and work. 

Employers Panel: Ben Bradley

Ben Bradley is a Senior Recruitment Consultant currently recruiting Senior Medical Officers and Corporate Management for Waitemata DHB on the North Shore.

Ben is an HR professional with over 15 years’ experience in human resources, recruitment and career development, having previously worked at Vodafone, Westpac AA Insurance & Housing NZ. He is also a lifelong Liverpool FC supporter, frustrated budding guitarist, Paul Weller fanatic, dad to 2 teenagers

Employers Panel: Shailan Patel

MYOB’s Education Manager Shailan Patel is passionate about helping students catapult from the education sector into meaningful employment. His career has been diverse, having worked in sales and advertising for three of New Zealand’s largest media companies, and he is now leading the education channel for MYOB in NZ. He’s working alongside accounting students, young Kiwi entrepreneurs, and helping students to see the growing opportunities in a career in tech. Shailan is no stranger to the stage - having presented an industry perspective at various tech events across the country. Shailan is looking forward to sharing his insights into the changing nature of the workplace/force.

Employers Panel: Niels Alkemade

Niels Alkemade is the Talent Acquisition Manager at IAG NZ. Niels wil be supported on the panel by Tracey Patrick, Talent Acquisition Consultant. 

IAG is a general insurance group employing 13,500 people globally.

Agent of Change: Sake Hitman

Sake Hitman is the Country Manager - New Zealand for Lee Hecht Harrison a global company dedicated to “building better careers, better leaders and better businesses.” Sake will be speaking about Lee Hecht Harrison’s approach to outplacement and the future of this branch of career development. 

Agent of Change: Gillian Anderson

Gillian is a Portfolio Manager at ACC. She will provide an insight into ACCs vocational rehabilitation programmes. 

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