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  1. Mon 05 Dec

     

     

    Running your own assessment centre, York

    A one day workshop, run by an ex-graduate recruiter, for careers and employability professionals who are supporting clients through the assessment centre stage of graduate recruitment processes.

     

  2. Tue 06 Dec

     

     

    Developing an employer engagement strategy, York

    This is a one-day session run by a highly experienced ex-graduate employer and AGR board member for heads of service, deputy heads and senior careers and employability professionals responsible for developing employer engagement strategy.

  3. Tue 06 Dec

     

     

    Introduction to Advice, London

    This course is now full. 

    A one-day course designed for the non-guidance professional and aimed at improving the effectiveness of short interactions with clients, involving advice rather than guidance.

  4. Wed 07 Dec

     

     

    Disclosing Disabilities: How to support students with disabilities through the recruitment process, Abertay

    This is a one-day AGCAS Scotland regional training event, aimed at providing all careers staff with information which will help them to support students with disabilities through the recruitment process.

  5. Wed 07 Dec

     

     

    Pre-screening: How do recruiters shortlist?, York

    A one-day session, delivered by an ex-graduate employer, for careers and employability professionals who are supporting clients through the early stages of the graduate recruitment process.

  6. Wed 07 Dec

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    Thu 08 Dec

    Research Workshop, (2 days), Warwick

    A two day compulsory course for registrants studying for the Research Project module of the joint AGCAS/The University of Warwick MA, PG Diploma in CEIGHE or related PG Award.  It is only available to current AGCAS and Warwick students enrolled on these programmes.

  7. Thu 08 Dec

     

     

    Introduction to employer engagement, York

    A one-day workshop for careers and employability specialists who are new to employer engagement activity, designed, developed and delivered by an ex-graduate employer.

  8. Mon 12 Dec

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    Wed 14 Dec

    MBTI Foundation Programme, Warwick

    This course is now full.

    A four-day course delivered by OPP on behalf of AGCAS, qualifying you in MBTI Step 1, Parts 1 & 2. This course is part of the optional Psychometric Assessment module within the AGCAS/Warwick PG Diploma/MA in CEIGHE, but is open to all.

  9. Tue 13 Dec

     

     

    Enhancing your employer network and growing relationships, York

    This practical one-day workshop delivered by an experienced graduate recruitment specialist is for careers and employer engagement professionals who are keen to fine-tune their technique in proactively working with employers.

  10. Thu 15 Dec

     

     

    Degree Apprenticeships, Manchester

    Booking is now open

    A one-day event designed to help services implement Degree Apprenticeships.

  11. Thu 05 Jan 17

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    Fri 06 Jan 17

    AGCAS Heads of Service Conference 2017, London Stansted

    The AGCAS Heads of Service Conference 2017, sponsored by GTI, will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted, on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th January. Optional leadership refresher training for all Heads of Service will take place on Wednesday 4th January.

  12. Tue 17 Jan 17

     

     

    Introduction to Advice, London

    A one day course aimed at Careers and Employability staff involved in advice interactions with students.

  13. Tue 31 Jan 17

     

     

    Pre-screening: How do recruiters shortlist, Birmingham

    A one-day session, for careers and employability professionals who are supporting clients through the early stages of the graduate recruitment process

  14. Thu 02 Feb 17

     

     

    Enhancing your employer network and growing relationships, Birmingham

    A one day course for employer engagement professionals who want to fine tune their technique in proactively working with employers.

  15. Wed 15 Feb 17

     

     

    Running your own assessment centre, London

    A one-day workshop for careers and employability professionals who are supporting clients through the assessment centre stage of graduate recruitment processes

  16. Mon 27 Feb 17

     

     

    Developing an Employer Engagement Strategy, London

    A one-day course for Heads of Service, deputy heads and senior careers and employability professionals responsible for developing employer engagement strategy.

  17. Tue 28 Feb 17

     

     

    Introduction to Employer Engagement, London

    A one day course for careers and employability specialists who are new to employer engagement activity.

  18. Wed 01 Mar 17

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    Fri 03 Mar 17

    Management of HE Careers and Employability Services, Warwick

    This four-day residential course, delivered in two blocks, is intended to enhance the understanding of the key issues and influences impacting on careers and employability service development and delivery.

  19. Tue 14 Mar 17

     

     

    Diagnosing Client Needs, Newcastle upon Tyne

    A one-day course for staff moving into initial client contact work or wanting to review current practice in their role.

  20. Wed 15 Mar 17

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    Thu 16 Mar 17

    Introduction to Guidance Interviewing, Newcastle upon Tyne

    This two-day practical introduction to guidance interviewing is for advisers with little or no experience, or for those who are new to HE. It is appropriate to both short and longer interventions.

  21. Fri 17 Mar 17

     

     

    Career Information Learning Theories, Warwick

    This one-day course will provide all information specialists with the opportunity to explore and synthesise different theoretical perspectives and to formulate and articulate their own theory of career information learning.

  22. Wed 29 Mar 17

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    Thu 30 Mar 17

    Employability Advice, Warwick

    This two day residential course is suitable for anyone involved in one-to-one advice work with clients, which relates to key areas of employability eg: job search, initial diagnostic work, work experience/placement advice, starting the career planning process and similar advice topics.

  23. Thu 06 Apr 17

     

     

    Introduction to Advice, York

    A one-day course designed for the non-guidance professional and aimed at improving the effectiveness of short interactions with clients, involving advice rather than guidance.

  24. Mon 10 Apr 17

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    Wed 12 Apr 17

    Group Work, Warwick

    This three-day residential course is intended for careers staff working or planning to work with students and other clients in groups and who wish to develop new approaches to planning and delivery.

  25. Thu 27 Apr 17

     

     

    Peer Review of Group Work, York

    This is a one day course suitable for careers staff who are involved in delivering group interactions with clients and who wish to introduce peer review observation for this activity.

  26. Fri 28 Apr 17

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    Sat 29 Apr 17

    Career Development Theories Workshop (2 days), Warwick

    This two-day course is compulsory for registrants studying the Career Development Theories module of the joint AGCAS and The University of Warwick MA, PG Diploma, PG Certificate in Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education (CEIGHE) or related PG Award. It is only available to current AGCAS and Warwick students enrolled on these programmes.

  27. Tue 02 May 17

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    Thu 04 May 17

    Career Coaching (Information, Advice and Guidance), Warwick

    This three day residential course is suitable for anyone working with students and graduates, who is interested in incorporating coaching skills and strategies into career planning and implementation.

  28. Tue 02 May 17

     

     

    Technology in HE Careers, Update, Warwick

    This one day course will provide an opportunity to learn about some of the new technologies being used in careers, employability and recruitment.

  29. Wed 10 May 17

     

     

    Guidance Refresher, London

    This new one day course is aimed at experienced guidance practitioners who wish to re-visit career theory and models and refresh their skills. The course will be interactive using case studies and exercises alongside presentation and will provide an opportunity to reflect on guidance practice and share strategies.

  30. Wed 10 May 17

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    Fri 12 May 17

    Work Experience in HE, Warwick

    This three day residential course is intended to enhance the understanding of the key issues and influences impacting on the delivery of work experience in higher education.

  31. Mon 22 May 17

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    Fri 26 May 17

    Guidance Skills (Advanced), Warwick

    This five-day course aims to expand the professional competence of experienced careers advisers by equipping them with the knowledge, structure and higher-level skills necessary to implement a counselling approach to guidance intervention

  32. Thu 15 Jun 17

     

     

    Developing an Employer Engagement Strategy, Birmingham

    This one-day session is for Heads, Deputy Heads and senior careers and employability professionals responsible for developing employer engagement strategy.

  33. Mon 19 Jun 17

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    Thu 22 Jun 17

    Training the Trainers, Warwick

    A four-day residential course for any staff providing training for peer groups, whether as trainers for AGCAS or running events internally for careers service colleagues, academics or other staff groups.

  34. Tue 20 Jun 17

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    Thu 22 Jun 17

    Challenges of Careers Work in HE, Warwick

    This three-day residential course is intended for all careers service staff, whether new or experienced, who would like to explore the context in which they are working. This course may be particularly suitable for those moving into careers work in HE from other sectors.

  35. Tue 20 Jun 17

     

     

    Introduction to Employer Engagement, Birmingham

    A one day course for careers and employability professionals who are new to employer engagement activity

  36. Wed 21 Jun 17

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    Fri 23 Jun 17

    MBTI Foundation Programme, Warwick

    This course is being delivered by OPP on behalf of The University of Warwick in collaboration with AGCAS and will qualify you in MBTI Step 1, Parts 1 & 2. An MBTI information sheet is available below.

  37. Fri 23 Jun 17

     

     

    Mentoring and Coaching, Warwick

    This one-day course explores and develops mentoring and coaching skills with peers.

  38. Tue 04 Jul 17

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    Thu 06 Jul 17

    Employability and Career Development Learning, Warwick

    This course is suitable for anyone involved in the design and delivery of employability and career development programmes for students. Such programmes can go under a variety of names, including: employability, skills development, career management or career education.

  39. Tue 04 Jul 17

     

     

    Pre-screening: How do recruiters shortlist?, London

    A one-day course for careers and employability professionals who are supporting clients through the early stages of the graduate recruitment process.

  40. Fri 07 Jul 17

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    Sat 08 Jul 17

    Research Workshop, (2 days), Warwick

    A two day compulsory course for registrants studying for the Research Project module of the joint AGCAS/The University of Warwick MA, PG Diploma in CEIGHE or related PG Award.  It is only available to current AGCAS and Warwick students enrolled on these programmes.

  41. Mon 10 Jul 17

     

     

    Running your own assessment centre, Birmingham

    A one-day workshop for careers and employability professionals who are supporting clients through the assessment centre stage of graduate recruitment processes.

     

  42. Tue 11 Jul 17

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    Thu 13 Jul 17

    Challenges of Careers Work in HE, Warwick

    This three-day residential course is intended for all careers service staff, whether new or experienced, who would like to explore the context in which they are working. This course may be particularly suitable for those moving into careers work in HE from other sectors.

  43. Mon 17 Jul 17

     

     

    Enhancing your employer network and growing relationships, London

    A one day course for employer engagement professionals who are keen to fine-tune their technique in proactively working with employers.

  44. Tue 05 Sep 17

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    Thu 07 Sep 17

    AGCAS Annual Conference for HE Careers and Employability Professionals 2017, Nottingham

    The AGCAS Annual Conference 2017 will take place at The University of Nottingham from the 5th - 7th September 2017.

  45. Wed 06 Dec 17

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    Fri 08 Dec 17

    MBTI Foundation Programme, Warwick

    This course is being delivered by OPP on behalf of The University of Warwick in collaboration with AGCAS and will qualify you in MBTI Step 1, Parts 1 & 2. An MBTI information sheet is available below.

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Developing an employer engagement strategy, York

This is a one-day session run by a highly experienced ex-graduate employer and AGR board member for heads of service, deputy heads and senior careers...

06 Dec 2016

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Introduction to Advice, London

This course is now full. 

A one-day course designed for the non-guidance professional and aimed at improving the effectiv...

06 Dec 2016

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02 December

  1. Beyond The Lab - What else can a science graduate do?, Dundee

05 December

  1. Running your own assessment centre, York

06 December

  1. Developing an employer engagement strategy, York

06 December

  1. Introduction to Advice, London

07 December

  1. Disclosing Disabilities: How to support students with disabilities through the recruitment process, Abertay

07 December

  1. Pre-screening: How do recruiters shortlist?, York

07 December to 08 December

  1. Research Workshop, (2 days), Warwick

08 December

  1. Introduction to employer engagement, York

12 December to 14 December

  1. MBTI Foundation Programme, Warwick

13 December

  1. Enhancing your employer network and growing relationships, York

15 December

  1. Degree Apprenticeships, Manchester

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