Navigating Change in Career Guidance
The Career Counselors Hub (CCH) 2023 is the result of the exceptional collaboration among key entities committed to advancing career counseling and development in the State of Qatar. This initiative, jointly orchestrated by Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC), founded by Qatar Foundation (QF), the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE), and the U.S. Embassy Doha, underscores a profound commitment to the educational and professional well-being of the nation’s students.
This year’s gathering, which will take place from September 26-27 at Multaqa, Education City, aims to empower career counselors throughout Qatar, by bringing together influential stakeholders to create a unique and comprehensive platform for knowledge exchange and professional growth. Since its inception, the Hub has consistently upheld its reputation as a premier learning and networking venue for career practitioners.
In recognition of the dynamic and ever-evolving field of career guidance in Qatar, this year’s edition acknowledges the importance of enhancing the skills and knowledge of those shaping the future of Qatar’s youth. It serves as a major nexus for career practitioners in Qatar, facilitating the exchange of best practices, innovative ideas, and collaborative strategies among a diverse and representative cross-section of the career counseling community.
To achieve its goals, the event employs a rich set of activities including workshops and presentations in Arabic and English. These sessions will delve into crucial topics and emerging trends, ensuring that career counselors remain at the forefront of their profession.
In addition to theoretical learning, the Hub allows counselors to acquire tangible tools, resources, and insights that they can immediately apply in their daily interactions with students. It is a holistic approach to professional development, recognizing that effective counseling requires continuous growth and adaptability in an ever-changing educational landscape.
In essence, the Career Counselors Hub 2023 transcends boundaries to signify a testament to the commitment of its partners to provide exceptional resources and support to those entrusted with guiding the next generation in Qatar. This event is an investment in Qatar’s future, equipping its school counselors with the knowledge and tools they need to empower students to navigate the complexities of education and career choices.
Day 1, September 26: The first day will commence with opening remarks by the Director of QCDC and representatives of the MOEHE and the U.S. Embassy Doha. Following the opening remarks, counselor training sessions and workshops on various topics in both English and Arabic will be conducted from 8:30am to 1:30pm. A networking exhibition from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm will bring together local universities, government institutions, and educational institutes for networking purposes. Afterward, the training sessions will resume.
Day 2, September 27: Extending the focus from the previous day, the second day will run from 7:30am to 1:30pm and will be entirely dedicated to counselor training sessions and workshops on various topics in both English and Arabic.
Day 3, September 28: In collaboration with Education City partner universities, the event extends its partnership to invite attendees to the 2023 Doha Counselors Day on Thursday, September 28, 2023, from 8:30am to 1:30pm at Multaqa, Education City.The event aims to provide school counselors and administrators in Qatar with a comprehensive understanding of the academic offerings and admissions processes of the universities located within the Education City. It serves as a significant networking opportunity for counselors and university admissions professionals to come together and exchange best practices.
|Day 1, 26 September|
|Arabic Session||English Session|
|7:30 – 8:20 am||Lobby||Registration and welcome coffee|
|8:30-9:00am||Ballroom 1-2-3||Opening Remarks|
|9:00-9:30am||Ballrooms 1-2||Tips on managing UCAS.||Ballrooms 3||Effective Communication with Parents to Balance Academic Choices.|
|9:30-10:00am||Ballrooms 1-2||Effective Communication with Parents to Balance Academic Choices.||Ballrooms 3||Tips on Managing UCAS.|
|10:00-10:30am||Ballrooms 1-2||TOEFL: Updates,Tips, and Resources.||Ballrooms 3||Technology and Career Counselling: kryptonite and superpower for career counselors.|
|10:30-11:00am||Ballrooms 1-2||TU.S. Student Visa: Overview, expediting, and inquiries.||Ballrooms 3||TOEFL: Updates, Tips, and Resources.|
|11:00am-12:00pm||Art Gallery and Conference Rooms 1-2-3||Networking Exhibition|
|12:00-12:50pm||Lunch and Prayer Break and Networking Exhibition|
|12:50-1:20pm||Ballroom 1-2-3||Common app: Recent Trends, Tips, and Resources.|
|Day 2, 27 September|
|Arabic Session||English Session|
|7:30-8:20am||Lobby||Registration and Breakfast|
|8:00-8:30am||Ballrooms 1-2||Pressure Management.||Ballrooms 3||Standardized Tests: SAT and ACT.|
|9:00-9:30am||Ballrooms 1-2||Cybersecurity: Risks and Challenges.||Ballrooms 3||ILETS: Overview, Resources, and Tips.|
|9:30-10:00am||Ballrooms 1-2||Standardized Tests: SAT and ACT.||Ballrooms 3||Pressure Management.|
|10:00-10:40am||Ballroom 1-2-3||Reflections and Best Practices.|
|10:40-11:10am||Ballrooms 1-2||ILETS: Overview, Resources, and Tips.||Ballrooms 3||Cybersecurity: Risks and Challenges.|
|11:10am-12:10pm||Lunch and Prayer Break|
|12:10- 1:10pm||Ballrooms 1-2||Effective Observation in Career Development.||Ballrooms 3||Trusting each other: Counselor- student relationship.|