The International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) at the University of Derby is currently piloting a new guidance technique called storyboarding. Designed by Bill Law, 3 Scene Storyboarding is a narrative technique which enables clients to reflect on the 'before, during and after' moments of a particular turning point in their life. Such reflection promotes greater self-awareness and ultimately helps clients to clarify their career goals.
Funded by Vitae, the iCeGS project is examining how this technique can help doctoral researchers and research staff to plan their career development. The project began in November 2010 when iCeGS invited careers professionals to learn more about the techqniue by attending a workshop. The careers advisers who participated in the workshop are now in the process of piloting the technique with their own clients and feedback from the pilots will be used to explore how storyboarding might be used with research staff in the future.
If you are interested in finding out more about the project, please email Kieran Bentley email@example.com or visit the project website at www.derby.ac.uk/icegs/research/vitae-storyboarding-project.