Career Development Association of New Zealand



We offer a great range of free and low cost webinars for members, affiliates and the public. Webinars are generally 40 minutes plus question time and equates to one hour of CDANZ Professional Development. Webinars are hosted on the Zoom platform. Participants can connect via using device with a speaker. Once registered we will send you the webinar link.

Attending a Webinar

Our next webinar is:

Big Data and Career Development

Monday 18 November, 6:30pm - 7:30pm (NZ Time)

CPD Points: 1 hour

Price: $AU $ 20 (Inc. GST)

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Fundamental to strengthening a community’s workforce is to support individuals in taking charge of their career development and engagement through ongoing strategic career management; of which a successfully integrative career service will assist.

Providing community career development services as part of an organisation or in a private practice, it is important to understand who your target market is before building career interventions that will be both effective and provide positive long term results. The capacity of career services to effectively address the needs of a diverse range of clients will depend upon the extent to which the career practitioner is able to understand both local and global job markets, workforce and social trends as well as the influences affecting their targeted community and client cohort.

With an extensive career within employment services, vocational training and higher education, in this webinar Jennifer will share examples of the importance in understanding how to both source and integrate occupational, labour market and societal data during the development of tailored community career services.

Additional examples of integration of big data on a global community service scale will be provided in discussion of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (UN) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) analysis on the role of data in promoting innovation, growth and well-being in communities.

Presenter Biography

Jennifer Luke is a PhD candidate and research member of the Australian Collaboratory for Career Employability & Learning for Living (ACCELL) and a Career Development Practitioner / Educator at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). With extensive experience within the employment services, vocational training, higher education and information technology sectors, Jennifer has delivered numerous career development workshops to community groups, university students as well as organisational staff and management.

With a keen interest in meaningful work, generational diversity, community building and skills retention within the workforce, Jennifer initially completed awardwinning Master of Education (USQ) research into the motivation of retirees seeking encore careers. This research is now being extended within her PhD to focus on the removal of barriers to workforce participation for retirees returning to work, their adaptability, sense of meaningfulness and transference of skills to the younger generations.

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