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17 Jan 2019
How to take control of your career

According to current statistics, the average person will change careers 5-7 times during their working life. But what kind of career changes should we be making, and how?


This workshop will look into different ways of thinking about your career development, depending on your needs and interest. We will explore how you think about career options in relation to your short and long-term goals. We will also discuss how you use others to help achieve these aims, whether through managers, sponsors, or mentors, as well as building your own confidence to achieve your aims.

This workshop will have practice sessions as well as speed mentoring session. 

Session takeaways

  • Clarify your career vision, in relation to your work-life balance and future career direction
  • Learn how to define actions in order to take a step forward
  • Understand how to go about developing support networks, and how to utilise them effectively
  • How you decide what education, training and other experiences you need to close your skills gap
  • Why you should create roadmaps, and examine and adjust as necessary


Provisional Agenda
09:30 Arrival and registration
10:00
Introductions and objective setting
10:20
'It's time to 'turn up' in your career - presentation from Alison Delaney, Little Bird
11:00
Break
11:15
Interactive session: different ways to develop your career
12:00 Interactive session: building your support network to achieve your aims
12:30
Lunch
13:20
Interactive session: Finding the right training for you
13:45
Panel session: Career tips and advice from senior technologists
14:30
Break
14:45
Speed mentoring session
15:30
Interactive session: Creating our roadmap
15:55
Summary
16:00
Close
 
Confirmed Speakers

Alison Delaney, Founder, Little Bird

It's time to 'turn up' in your career

Achieving your career goals requires a strategy and a plan.  Successful people invest the time to create and adjust their strategy which is essential if we wish to remain relevant in this rapidly changing world of work.
This keynote creates the opportunity to help shape your future by taking your work and career potential into your own hands and developing new confidence and ability to position yourself for success.

Panel and Speed mentoring session
For the afternoon portion of the day, we will be joined by several senior technology leaders. They will provide advice about career development based on their experiences, followed by a speed mentoring session. Confirmed panellists are:

Will Webster - Head of Technology Delivery, National Trust
Paul Hume - Head of Technology Development, Marston's
Claire Walker - Projects Director, HarperCollins Publishers UK
Iain Dougan - Head of Retail IT Delivery, SSE
Nick Reeks - Director IT, Vendor Management, Tata Steel
Brigid McBride OBE - Programme Director, Ofsted

Cancellation Policy

Please note: While CITF events are free to attend under member corporate subscriptions, if notice of cancellation is provided late - received less than 48 hours before the event start time (cancellation via the website will be disabled at this time) - or if no cancellation notice is received, a fee of £100 + VAT may be applied.

 


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 17 January 2019


Summary: How to take control of your career

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Speakers

Will Webster

Head of Technology Delivery, National Trust


Summary

Paul Hume

Head of Technology Development, Marston's


Summary

Claire Walker

Projects Director, HarperCollins Publishers UK


Summary

Iain Dougan

Head of Retail IT Delivery, SSE


Summary

Nick Reeks

Director IT, Vendor Management, Tata Steel


Summary

Brigid McBride OBE

Programme Director, Ofsted


Summary

Alison Delaney

Founder and Director, Little Bird


Summary

Alison is a professional coach and published author experienced in building resilience, self-belief and confidence in the people she coaches. With a love for seeing growth in people, she has made that passion her career, creating personal and evolving strategies that help to overcome life's hurdles.

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