Professional Development Workshop for Academic Guidance & Career Counsellors


Time:11:00 - 11:00
Fee: Complimentary

Victorian Government Trade and Investment, Middle East, Africa, and Turkey invites you to join School Counsellors Professional Development Virtual Workshop.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021
Time: 18.00 AEST (Melbourne), 11:00am GST (UAE)
Webinar: Microsoft Teams online platform
Cost: Free

Why attend

This free to attend session is a professional development and growth opportunity, designed to meet the needs of academic guidance and career counsellors at schools, and will provide timely information, resources, and best practices for guiding your students and their families through these particularly challenging times.

The workshop comes in a critical time where for last 12 months, owing to Covid-19 pandemic after the shift to remote learning counsellors have faced fresh set of challenges working with students on social-emotional issues, post-secondary planning, academic and career development.

The program

Programme will strengthen knowledge and skills to work with the target groups, support addressing professional and contemporary issues faced by counsellors and explore creative approaches, issues, and contexts relevant to working as career practitioners.

Presentations will also demonstrate examples of how narrative and design thinking tools enable counsellors to empower clients to feel capable and resourceful as a career decision-maker to effectively navigate a changing world of work.

You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions to experienced academics in their field during the live Q&A. There will be an opportunity to receive some pre-work questions and a case study to consider prior to the session to stimulate a proactive discussion.

Expert panel

The workshop will be joined by a panel of speakers:


  • Topic 1: ‘The Future of Work in Arts Humanities and Social Sciences’

-        Prof Dan Woodman

Deputy Associate Dean, Research Impact and Engagement in the Faculty of Arts, Professor of Sociology in the School of Social and Political Sciences

The University of Melbourne


 Topic 2: ‘Careers Counselling in an Uncertain World’

-        Professor Kathleen Gregory, Course Leader, Graduate Certificate in Career Education and Development, School of Education

-        Dr Susan Mate, Senior Lecturer Career Counselling & Program Manager, Career Education and Development, School of Education

RMIT University, Melbourne

Presentations on each topic will run for approximately 45 minutes including a live Q&A where you can submit your questions.


Registrations are essential.  Please complete the registration form on this link:

After registering, you will be receiving a confirmation, with the webinar details to access the webinar online through Microsoft Teams.  Make sure to add this to your calendar.

We look forward to welcoming you to the session.


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