Webinar & E-Forum: Industry Expert Series - STEM Careers

Join the second panel webinar in our exciting new Industry Expert Series. This session will focus on STEM careers.

Industry Expert Series: CDAA members highlighted in the Professional Practice Learning Plan that they wanted to strenghten their practice in the competency areas of Labour Market Information, Professional Practice Application and Technology, Information and Resources. 

However, these competencies differ from industry to industry. To assist you in developing the skills relevant to specific industries, we have organised an Industry Expert Series. The series will run in the form of a live online panel discussion, with a different industry focus each month.

A facilitator will interview industry expert career practitioners, which will be followed by an open floor for participants to ask questions. You will also be able to share what you would like the panellists to discuss when you register.  

Session 2 Industry Focus: STEM Careers

The discussion in April facilitated by Paul Armstrong will focus on STEM careers with expert panellists Naishadh Gadani, Dr Serene Lin-Stephens, and Ayesha Umar.

Panellist Bios:

Naishadh (Naish) Gadani is an engineer turned Qualified Career Practitioner. Naishadh has worked in careers and employment services within diverse settings for the last 15 years. He is also author of two books - The Big Book of Careers Doodles and Your Career Journal. Naishadh is a doodler and enjoys explaining difficult career and life concepts with doodles and sketches. 

Dr Serene Lin-Stephens is a researcher and educator in career development and vocational counselling. She received her PhD from the Discipline of Rehabilitation Counselling, Faculty of Medicine and Health, the University of Sydney, with a keen interest in uncovering the individual and collective health benefits deriving from career development. Serene works closely with industry partners to support STEM career information literacy.

She coordinated the national inter-university, inter-disciplinary competition Univative for ten years to enable universities and students to collaborate with industry partners to solve real-world problems faced by business, governments, and communities. Dr Lin is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has facilitated embedding career development learning in over 20 University courses in Australia and Asia.

Ayesha Umar started her career working as an Electrical Engineer for a multinational heavy industry. All her work over the past two decades has circled around STEM in diverse roles and collaborations. Whether that’s leading the Mathematics Faculty at Wesley College St Kilda Road, assessing candidates for STEM leadership roles or career coaching STEM executives or career transitioners in Hudson’s Job Accelerator and Digital Jobs Program.

She has also contributed to the government’s initiative of Diversity in STEM. She has presented at the EduTech Conference 2023, National Conference of Career Development Association of Australia 2022, World Council for Gifted and Talented Children Conference 2021 & 2023, Regional Teachers Training Summit 2021 and has been invited to represent Australia at the UNESCO’s Education Leaders Summit in Paris in March 2024. 

Please consider event timing according to your location:

NSW, QLD, ACT, VIC, TAS: 7pm - 8:30pm
SA, NT: 6:30pm - 8pm
WA, Singapore: 5pm - 6:30pm
New Zealand: 9pm - 10:30pm

CPD Points: 1.5 Hours
CPD Competency: Technology, Information and Resources 

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18/04/2024 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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