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2021 NAFEA Conference

Event Details
Online + Host Universities (TBA)
25 November 2021

The Future of WIL: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The National Association of Field Experience Administrators Inc. (NAFEA) is the national peak body for higher education staff involved in the logistics and administration of work-integrated learning (WIL) across Australia. Each year, the NAFEA conference brings together a range of stakeholders from across the WIL cycle including NAFEA members, WIL administrators, WIL Researchers, placement providers and policymakers.

The conference will provide a forum for practitioners, administrators and other allies to engage with like-minded professionals to discuss strategies, innovations and practices. The NAFEA conference is a valuable opportunity for professional development.

THEME:

The Future of WIL: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) has become a focus for most higher and vocational education providers as a response to the needs of industry and government policies to better equip graduates for the future world of work. Likewise, risk management, health and well-being have increasingly become a focus for education providers, acknowledging that WIL is multifaceted and complex. The power of WIL can be transformative but equally there are risks of exclusion to equal opportunities as well as barriers and access issues for students from historically disadvantaged or under-represented groups. The future of WIL needs to consider strategies, innovations and practices to enable and to grow diversity, equity and inclusion in addition to considerations of risk management, health and well-being.

The 2021 conference will explore current and future challenges associated with WIL with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion issues. The conference sessions will focus on a broad range of topics related to WIL in the context of growing concerns related to equity, access, risk management and well-being.

For information on presenting and submission of your abstract, see Call for Presenters. Abstracts are due by 31 July 2021.

For more information on the conference and how to register, visit the website.

Posted 2 June 2021