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Episode 5: ‘Practical Sociology and Youthreach Advocacy’ with CTC Advocate Rory Gallagher

April 2021

In this episode of The NCGE Podcast, FET Programme Coordinator Mary Stokes speaks with Rory Gallagher, CTC Youth Advocate in Longford Westmeath ETB.

They discuss Rory’s career path from social care to working in a family research centre, to his role as a Youth Advocate, how he employs the MAGIC model (Mentoring, Advice, Guidance, Information and Counselling) with early school leavers, and the parallels and differences in the work of Advocates and that of a Guidance Counsellor. 
 

For further information on areas discussed in this episode, please see: 
Youthreach
Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy 10-Year Strategy for Ireland

THRIVE – Training Hope and Resilience in Vulnerable School Leavers

Rory Gallagher is the Chair of the Northern Region of the National Advocates Network, he has an M.A. in Community Development, an M.A. in Family Support and has previously worked in Social Care, Community Development and Mental Health Services. He has been working as Youth Advocate with Longford Westmeath ETB for the past five years.

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05/05/2021

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Episode 4: ‘Career Fitness’ with IAEVG President Dr Gert van Brussel

April 2021

In this episode of The NCGE Podcast, NCGE director Jennifer McKenzie is in conversation with the current president of the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance, Dr Gert van Brussel. Gert outlines his own background and path to the IAEVG, the importance and benefits of Guidance associations, organisations and individual practitioners being IAEVG members, as well as the key messages for developing guidance services, particularly in a post-Covid world. 

Gert's philosophy of 'Guidance Fitness' and his words of wisodm as an experienced Guidance professional provide illuminating insights in developing Guidance.


For further information on areas discussed in this episode, please see: 
IAEVG


Dr Gert van Brussel is affiliated with the Open University of the Netherlands. He has more than 40 years of experience in the domain of career development in various roles: counsellor, consultant, entrepreneur, researcher, lecturer and presenter. Gert has been a member of the IAEVG Board since 2015 and President of the Association since 2019.

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NCGE Podcast Series
03/05/2021

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Episode 3: 'Four Key Principles for Working in Guidance' with Dr. Deirdre Hughes OBE

January 2021

In this episode of The NCGE Podcast, NCGE director Jennifer McKenzie meets with Dr Deirdre Hughes, OBE. Deirdre discusses her background and origins in Guidance, ongoing developments and research in the UK, and the four key principles which inform her work: 
 

  • Keeping people switched onto learning
  • Encouraging people not to close down opportunities too early
  • Broadening horizons and challenging assumptions 
  • Creating relevant exposure to, and experiences of, the world of work
     

Dr Hughes provides some wise words of advice for guidance community in Ireland, including to remember “the art of the possible” and to look after ourselves! 

For further information on areas discussed in this episode, please see: 

DMH Associates 

CiCi, Careers Chatbot (currently in development) 

Scotland’s Careers Strategy: Moving Forward (Feb 2020) 

A freelance academic researcher, career development professional and government policy adviser, Dr Deirdre Hughes of DMH Associates has written over 125 articles and book chapters, and made over 200 presentations to international, national and regional professional groups dealing with all-age careers work, employment and skills issues. She is co-editor of the British Journal for Guidance and Counselling International Symposium Series. She is also a Cedefop appointed national expert in lifelong guidance and careers education (May 2017). 

 

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NCGE Podcast Series
06/01/2021

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Episode 2: 'The Magic Wand: Lifelong Guidance for Everyone' with Aisling Fleming

January 2021

In this episode of The NCGE Podcast, NCGE Post Primary Coordinator Dr Carol Guildea is in conversation with Mary Stokes, NCGE FET Coordinator and Aisling Fleming, DCU. This episode discusses a shared vision of the provision of guidance for everyone, and how this may be achieved through: developing guidance awareness among colleagues, clients, parents etc, challenging normative gender roles and stereotypes in expectations of clients, providing a reflective space; ensuring GCs have access to each other, and more. 

What works? Career-related learning in primary schoolsDr. Elnaz Kashefpakdel, Jordan Rehill (Education and Employers) and Dr. Deirdre Hughes OBE (DMH Associates) (2018) 

Aisling Fleming is an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Guidance Counselling programmes in Dublin City University. She holds an MSc in Guidance Counselling and a BA (Hons) in International Business. With over 18 years’ experience in both the business and education sectors. Within business, she has worked as a HR and recruitment specialist and in management in both public and private sector organisations. She has designed and delivered employability training to jobseekers in community settings and to individuals and groups including the EU Youth Guarantee. Aisling also has extensive experience in the education sector working with second and third level students to facilitate their understanding of the working world and skills employers are looking for. 


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05/01/2021

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Episode 1: 'Challenges & collaboration with Independent Community Education in FET' with Tara Farrell

January 2021

In 
this, the FIRST episode of 'The NCGE Podcast', FET Programme Coordinator Mary Stokes speaks with Tara Farrell about engaging the Community Education conversation in relation to collaboration with FET Guidance, equity, social inclusion and more.  
 
For further information on areas discussed in this episode, please see: 

Longford Women’s Link  

PARTAS  

AONTAS 

Digital Empowerment for Digitally Upskilling Adults (DELSA) 

SHE - seeherelected.ie (SHE school) 

European Association for the Education of Adults  Outreach and Access in Adult Learning: Access in Rural Areas Nov 2020 

Tara Farrell is the CEO of Longford Women’s Link. She is also Chairperson of AONTAS, the national adult learning organisation made up of 400 members across Ireland. A native of Roscommon, Tara has over 20 years’ experience in the Community, Voluntary and Education sectors, in a variety of areas including Governance, Project Management, Social Economy, Gender Equality, Conflict Resolution and engaging in Broadcast and Social Media. She holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law and also lectures in Human Rights and Equality at St. Angela’s College (National University of Ireland Galway) in Sligo. She has previously taught Political Science in the University of Limerick and Management Development at Dublin City University. Tara is also a trustee of Irish Rural Link and Roscommon Women’s Network.

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NCGE Podcast Series
04/01/2021

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