may, 2020

21may4:00 pm5:00 pmWhy Career Adaptability is important for Athletes - CICA Webinar Series


Event Details

An athletic career is characterized by different phases and transitions that demand relevant decision-making strategies to enable the athlete to successfully continue with sport and education/work.

Especially the junior-to-senior-transition and the transition out of elite sport are known to be crucial turning phases for athletes. These periods are often characterized by uncertainty, psychological distress, and a potential loss of identity.

To constantly adapt to new circumstances in relation to their athletic and educational/vocational career, athletes need relevant coping resources to overcome the specific demands each transition encompasses.

Furthermore, athletes are part of a wider environment that involves different key persons such as parents, coaches, teachers, and friends. These persons can play a significant role in supporting the development of the athlete’s career adaptability throughout their career.

In Andreas’ presentation, he will use the Holistic Athletic Career Model (which highlights that athletes develop in the sporting, psychological, psychosocial, and academic domain) and provide some examples of his own dual career development in connection with Savickas (2013) framework of career adaptability.

Focusing on the critical transition phases, he will provide different suggestions of how athletes and career counsellors can work with the career adaptability dimensions (i.e., concern, control, curiosity, confidence) that can enable athletes to be successful in sport and life beyond.


Presenter – Andreas Küttel – Denmark

Time Zones


Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania, Queensland, ACT – 16:00
South Australia, Northern Territory – 15:30
Western Australia – 14:00


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This is a FREE webinar as part of the National Careers Week Webinar Series presented by the Career Industry C0uncil of Australia

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(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST




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