Network for Innovation in Career Guidance and Counselling in Europe

NICE Academy 2019 in Split from October 9-12, 2019

"Innovative Approaches to Career Guidance and Counselling"

Career guidance and counselling is a vibrant practice, which includes diverse professional roles and responsibilities (career counselling, career education, career assessment and information, career service management & social systems interventions). Over the past years, many new approaches have been introduced and tested to improve career support for diverse citizen groups, inspired both by new technologies and other practices.

The main learning aim of this year’s academy will be to introduce participants to a wide range of innovative approaches, which they can embrace in their practice (as practitioners) or training programs (as academic trainers).

Benefits for Participants

  • Knowledge of diverse new approaches to career support
  • Empirical findings on the appropriateness of diverse approaches for different groups
  • Discussions with practitioners and academic trainers on innovative approaches to career support
  • Practical applications of new approaches in diverse training workshops and interactive lectures
  • Supervision on career support or academic training
  • Structured networking activities to build international, trans-disciplinary connections

Interactive Keynotes Lectures

Julia Yates: "Career Guidance and Beyond: New Techniques for Career Conversations"

Dr Julia Yates works at City, University of London, where she runs the MSc in Organisational Psychology. Julia worked as a career guidance practitioner in schools and universities for 15 years before moving to the University of East London to teach Career Guidance in 2011. Julia’s research interests are in career decision making, the career paths of women, and the application of coaching tools to careers work, and she has written two books on this topic The Career Coaching Handbook published in 2014 and The Career Coaching Toolkit published last year. Alongside her academic career, Julia continues to practice as a career coach, specialising in the careers of women returning to work after a career break.


Jaana Kettunen: [Title to be announced soon] 

Dr Jaana Kettunen is a Researcher at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research of the University of Jyväskylä. In her work she has been focusing on the design and pedagogical use of information and communications technology (ICT) in learning and working environments. Her current research focuses on the career practitioners´ ways of experiencing and conceptualizing social media in career services, and aspects that are seen as critical in the successful use of these new technologies in career services.

Interested in contributing? Find our open calls here.

Training Workshops

Participants can choose from several training workshops, which will be offered in parallel for different target groups. Please click on the workshop titles for more information.

Workshops for Practitioners

Mixed Audience Workshops

Train-the-Trainer Workshops

"To see or not to see – Stepping out of your comfort zone for true inclusion" (English)

Jeanine van Halteren, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

"What Works – Personal Guidance" (English)

Siobhan Neary, University of Derby, UK

"Establishing practitioner-led research processes: Integrating labour market research into practitioner training" (English)

Emma Bolger, University of West Scotland, UK

"Illuminating the blind spot: Language on learning in the career guidance and counselling practice" (English)

Christer Langström & Åsa Sundelin, Stockholm University, Sweden

"Postmodern career counselling interventions: A meaning-centered approach" (English)

Laurent Sovet, Caroline Arnoux-Nicolas, Nadia Baatouche, Mathilde Baudé & Jean-Luc Bernaud, Paris Descartes University & Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France

"Innovative integrated e-learning platform for Estonian and Finnish university career counsellor students" (English)

Kristi Kõiv, Triin Peitel, Ari Jussila & Outi Rantanen,University of Tartu, Estonia & Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland

"Istraživanje emotivnih zastoja i izazova prilikom perioda tranzicije u procesu karijernog savetovanja odraslih" (Local Language)

Ružica Madžarević i Ivana Vulić, Euroguidance Centar Srbija

Registration Fee

The registration fee covers food and drinks at the academy, the programme, and other printed materials. All prices include 25% VAT.

Early-Bird (until July 31)


Regular (1)

€ 275,00

€ 300,00

Founders (2)

€ 250,00

€ 275,00

(1) A special discount is available for participants with very low budgets, e.g., unemployed students. Please request a special discount via email to the organizers.

(2) Founders are registered supporters of the NICE Foundation, either individuals or representatives of institutional founders (e.g., universities or professional associations). For an overview of the relevant bodies, please consult

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