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UXPA UK Career and Professional Development 2019


18:30 - 21:00

Golin Digital

Are you a seasoned UX practioner looking to meet some likeminded seniors? Or are you just starting out in your career and don’t know where to start? Are you looking for a change of direction, or just some solid advice about how to make it in the industry? 

Join us on the 25th of July for an evening of activities related to career and professional development for networking with hiring employers, talks from mentors who know their way around the industry, a workshop curated by a top recruitment agency, and open CV Clinics to get 1-to-1 feedback. Don’t forget to bring your CV in paper or digital form!

How to be a good mentor: The coaching conversation


Giles Colborne, CEO, cxpartners

At its best, coaching helps people to focus their effort to achieve their goals – struggling less, showing resilience in the face of difficulties, and having courage to do what’s difficult. Getting there requires a structured approach, and lots of listening. I’ll share the conversational framework I use to help people achieve that focus.

Giles Colborne began his career in HCI in the early 1990s and cofounded cxpartners in 2004. Since then it has grown to become one of the world’s leading independent experience design consultancies working on next-generation experience design, and generating hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue for companies such as Marriott, eBay, and AXA. His book Simple and Usable has sold tens of thousands of copies in Europe and North America and has been translated into Chinese and Korean. Giles is a former president of the UPA, former co-chair of IA Summit, and a UX Awards judge. He has worked with the British Standards Institute in developing standards for web accessibility.


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