CDANZ National Symposium, Dinner and AGM 2018

23-24 Oct 2018

TTRLT1, Te Toki a Rata Building, Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Parade, Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand Map

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Presented in partnership with Victoria University of Wellington and the Tertiary Education Commission, the CDANZ National Symposium for Research and Leading Practice is our flagship event bringing together practitioners from across New Zealand and ideas from around the globe.

The Symposium itself is a 1.5 day event running from 12.30pm on Tuesday 23 October to 5pm Wednesday 24 October.

Attendees may also wish to attend for associated events CDANZ Annual General Meeting (9am-12noon on Tuesday 23 October) and CDANZ Symposium Dinner (6.30pm Tuesday 23 October). You may register for all three events at the same time by choosing each eventlet when booking.

Symposium Theme - Social Justice
“New Zealanders have consistently rated inequality as the single biggest issue facing the country, since 2014.”

Social justice is a term used to represent the fair and just distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society, and has strong historical roots in vocational psychology. Today we continue to see how social and political factors influence the aspirations, education, and employment opportunities for individuals and communities. At this year’s CDANZ National Symposium we will explore:

1) How can effective career development services reduce inequality and contribute to a more just society?
2) How do we ensure our career practice reflects the varied needs of clients from diverse backgrounds?
3) How can we partner government to achieve our CDANZ vision of “Excellence in career development - for all New Zealanders.”

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In partnership with Victoria University of Wellington and the Tertiary Education Commission

This is an essential event for anyone working in career development. Make and maintain valuable connections with peers. Learn about fantastic tools and resources from our exhibitors. The programme includes a domestic and international Key Notes, World Tableau video presentations,16 research and leading practice abstracts presented over four concurrent sessions, a panel discussion and more.


The CDANZ AGM is a time for celebration and reflection. Staff and Executive will report on strategic projects underway within the organisation. The association's Annual Report and Financials will be tabled. Have your say, and if eligible, vote on any remits or matters seeking member approval. Celebrate any new honours bestowed and meet the Executive Team to lead us in 2019.

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With social enterprise Pomegranate Kitchen

This informal dinner is an opportunity to socialise with peers over delicious food provided by Pomegranate Kitchen, a celebrated social enterprise. Enjoy fresh, tasty Middle Eastern food lovingly prepared by cooks from a refugee background.

The dinner will be held at the Kelburn Croquet Club, a short stroll from the Symposium venue.

Prices are in NZD and include GST.

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e.g. dietary (gluten intolerant, vegetarian, etc) or other requirements

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In this programme item we invite CDANZ members and industry friends to briefly share information on any research projects that they are involved in or are about to embark on. Perhaps it is your PhD study? Perhaps it is a project in your workplace? Let us know if you have a topic or project you would like included. We will allocate 2-5 minutes to each speaker.

Eat My Lunch

In the spirit of our Social Justice theme we are engaging social enterprises at the Symposium. Those people attending both the AGM and the Symposium may choose to order their lunch through Eat My Lunch. It is included in your registration and will be delivered to the venue.
You can read more about the menu options here:
Eat My Lunch