CDANZ National Symposium, AGM & Gala Dinner 2017

31 Oct - 1 Nov 2017

University of Auckland Business School, The University of Auckland Business School Executive Education, Grafton Road, Auckland, New Zealand Map

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 is a 1.5 day event followed by the CDANZ Annual General Meeting on the afternoon of Day 2. This year we also celebrate the marvellous milestone of CDANZ 20th Anniversary with a Gala Dinner. Please select which eventlets you wish to attend when registering.

THEME: Aspiration & Possibility
At last year's Symposium we explored "Our Value, Our Voice" - knowing who we are, why we matter and how to articulate our worth to the world. This year we consider our place in a world full of complexity and possibility:
"we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking up at the stars" Oscar Wilde
- How do we make our clients aware of the many options that exist when we may know little of them ourselves?
- How can we empower ourselves, and our clients, to be curious and courageous in the quest for an authentic and aspirational life and career?
- How do we fight for safe, fair, equitable work opportunities and work places?

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In partnership with University of Auckland Business School

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.


At the Fale Pasifika, University of Auckland

Join us at University of Auckland's Fale Pasifika for a Gala Dinner in celebration of CDANZ 20th Anniversary. Enjoy a buffet dinner, guest speakers and entertainment as we look back on the history of our organisation and the bright future of career development in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Not to be missed! It only happens every 20 years!

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The CDANZ is a time of celebration and reflection. The financials and annual report will be tabled. Staff and Executive will report on strategic projects underway within the organisation. 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 2018.

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Landscape Scan: Who's Researching What?

In a new programme item this year we invite members and guests 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.

Future Contact

We would love to stay in touch with you after this event and provide information about future CDANZ projects and events.