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Pursuing an Intelligent Career

FREE webinar with Professor Michael Arthur and Charlotte Whitehead

Monday 22 February 2021 from 16:00 to 17:30 GMT (UK) via Zoom

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The idea that someone might have a ‘job for life’ is almost impossible to conceive these days. We’re all likely to have at least 10 jobs during the course of our careers.  However, that does’t mean that we can’t have ‘lifelong employment’. We simply have to understand that this means something different now. 

This webinar will introduce you to the concept of the ‘Intelligent Career’. The term refers to the notion that in today’s constantly changing world of work, we need to assume ownership of our careers rather than passively allowing circumstances or other people to determine what we do.

That in turn requires defining what ‘career ownership’ actually means for us, and then using our ‘intelligence’ to pursue it.

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This webinar is a unique opportunity to hear Professor Michael Arthur (Emeritus Professor at Suffolk University, Boston, USA, and Visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management, UK) discuss this topic, and his experience of using the Intelligent Career Framework to support early and mid-career professionals.

The webinar will be of interest to you if:

The aims of the webinar are to:

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BONUS: 4-week 'Intelligent Career' exploration programme

During the webinar, you will be offered the opportunity to engage in a UNIQUE 4-week career exploration process which is based on the Intelligent Career Framework.

This structured programme provides a means for you to step back, reflect on your career and consider what work means to you at this stage in your life, what you want it to mean moving forwards, and what changes you need to make to get from here to there.

What will be involved?

The programme will take the form of a focus group. That is to say, you will be identifying and discussing career motivations and priorities with other early career researchers with a view to generating shared insights and stimulating ideas for action.

The programme consists of 4 x 90 minute sessions spread over four weeks.

These will take place on Mondays at 16:00 GMT (UK) on Zoom on the following dates:

8th March

15th March

22nd March

29th March

What does the programme cost?

NOTHING! This is a pilot programme and for that reason it is FREE. The only conditions for taking part are:

Your feedback will enable Charlotte to develop this training further for early career researchers.

About Charlotte:

Charlotte Whitehead is a UK Registered Career Development Professional (RCDP).

She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education from the University of Warwick, and is an active member of the UK’s Career Development Institute.  

She spent 16.5 years working in research intensive universities in the UK. Ten of these were spent managing a skills development programme for early career researchers, focussing latterly on career management skills.

Charlotte is also a Licensed Consultant for the Intelligent Career Card Sort® (ICCS®), a Gallup Certified CliftonStrengths® Coach, and a Masterclass Certified Business Model You Practitioner®. 

She works mostly with mid-career professionals who are at a transition point in their work or life.

Her full bio is available here:

You can read more about the Intelligent Career here.

Charlotte Whitehead from Career Practic