National Forum on Guidance

The National Forum on Guidance provides an informal communication and cooperation facility for those involved in the provision of guidance and the development and support of guidance practitioners and services.

NCGE, through hosting the Forum, strive to continually empower guidance stakeholders in the performance of their role. In doing this we seek to bring topics to stakeholders attention of genuine relevance and interest. Participants include organisations and individuals providing and supporting guidance delivery in both the education and the public employment sector. Each Forum is intended to inspire participants - in their practice, in their work developing guidance related policies or simply in returning to their organisation with a greater comprehension of the overarching societal function guidance performs.

Each Fora also attempts to promote the expansion of the ‘Guidance Community’ by involving sector representation not traditionally perceived as being ‘guidance impacting’. Following the Forum a ‘report of discussions’ will be produced, published here and disseminated to participants and the wider guidance community.

Details pertaining to the latest Forum are below.
If you have any queries please e-mail


Theme: Promoting Sustainable Development and Change - What is the contribution of Lifelong Guidance?



Leona De Khors, Curriculum and Assessment Policy Unit, Department of Education
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) to 2030 - Ireland


Jennifer McKenzie, Director, NCGE
Guidance Contribution to Education for Sustainable Development?



As part of Forum dicussions four questions were asked to participants.
This feedback informed the formal NCGE submission to the Dept of Education and DFHERIS joint public ESD consultation.

Feedback to 4 x questions posed to attendees:

Full 'Slido' Feedback (PDF)

NCGE Submission to Public Consultation on a National ESD Strategy to 2030

NCGE Submission (30/06/2021)


For more about previous Fora click HERE