D6 - The Chaos Theory of Careers: what is it and how can it be used?

Day Day 2
Code D6
Start time 13:40

Developing doctoral researchers
Developing research staff
Developing supervisors and PIs


Dr Jim Bright, Professor of Career Development, Australian Catholic University (ACU), and Proprietor, Bright and Associates

Workshop overview: 

In this workshop, delegates will be introduced to The Chaos Theory of Careers as one of the newest developments in careers thinking. As well giving an introduction to the theory, Dr Jim Bright, co-author of the theory, will share practical insights and approaches that will enable delegates to apply this theory in 1:1 and group settings with researchers, as well as providing a useful foundation for their own career development.

Themes covered:

  • Innovative and practical approaches to the professional and career development of researchers across all career stages and institutional contexts
  • Exploring the career development needs of researcher developers within the context of a new and evolving profession