Learning is part of a jigsaw comprised of many parts and everyone learns in different ways. Whilst these online personal and professional development courses are free for anyone to access over the internet, our full-day open courses are designed with group interaction at their heart. The feedback from our clients tells us that a significant proportion of the learning experience is gained from interacting with their peers during the workshops. If you are located in the United Kingdom and would like to attend one of the full-day open courses to engage in group learning with your ICAEW peers, please visit our upcoming full-day open courses page.

Where next? Planning the next step in your career is one of the free CABA courses developed from research by Dr Hilary Lindsay, which identified career adaptability as a critical element of lifelong learning and professional development. 

The research identified 5 attributes within career adaptability – engaging, exploring, experimenting, positive attitude and self-belief. Where next? Planning the next step in your career along with our other professional and personal development courses will show you how to develop these attributes, helping you to shape your career and have the future you want.

What's this course about?

Nowadays few people stay in the same job for the whole of their working life. Flexible working patterns and the concept of 'portfolio' careers are becoming increasingly popular.

As the world of work changes, career adaptability becomes ever more important, whether you're standing out, looking for a new challenge or considering semi-retirement.  Being adaptable makes you more responsible for your own career development.  Learning to explore and experiment can also help you identify career opportunities that you may not have otherwise considered.

There are many reasons for wanting to make a change in your career.  Your existing position may create high levels of stress, you may be searching for more balance between work and home, you may be searching for more job security or a sense of fulfilment, or you may simply desire a better salary.

Whatever the reason, this online course is designed to help you make your next move a positive one

What will you get out of it?

This online course will show you how to become more adaptable as you take the next step in your career. You'll explore ways of being more positive, proactive and flexible, to help you identify and grasp the right opportunities.

After completing this course you will be able to

  • Complete an audit of your current position
  • Identify personal values and drivers while realising how this awareness can support your next steps
  • Explore areas of interest
  • Examine available options
  • Design a 3-stage map for your next career move

Is this course for you?

Our where next? Planning the next stage in your career course is suitable for past and present ICAEW members and their families working at any level within the public, voluntary, corporate and private sector.  It's ideal for anyone who is considering making the next move in their career and who wants to make the most of the opportunities available to them.

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