The Award Committee brings together Royal Society of Arts Fellows with Career Development Association of Australia members in a collegial exercise to review recent Australian career books and determine the awarded book for 2018. The 2018 Award Committee members are:
June Smith – CDAA professional member and Chartered Member Australian Human Resources Institute professional is a recognized trainer with extensive experience in providing career change and outplacement services for state government departments as well as recruitment and selection at all levels including statutory board appointments.
Sue Ellson – Independent Linkedin Specialist, career development practitioner, member of the Australian Human Resources Institute, Institute of Managers and Leaders, Melbourne Press Club, Career Development Association of Australia, Australian Society of Authors and Writers Victoria. Author of the ‘120 ways’ series of books on Linkedin, careers and business, and Hyper Local Marketing.
Kaye Nolan – CDAA professional member, Career Development Practitioner for sixteen years, and a registered psychologist. She transitioned into these roles after managing and teaching in the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing at Chisholm Institute.
Philipa Duthie FRSA – Director of the RSA ANZ, having held previous strategic roles with the society. She has extensive knowledge of the NFP and social change sectors, and has worked in higher education and government roles. In her spare time, she works as a freelance copywriter and editor for an ethical clothing label, and advocates for supply chain transparency.
Lawrence Arnold FRSA – CDAA professional member, Melbourne CBD career counsellor, and the Award Convenor. Recently published books on career and employability are: The Australian Career Passport: cross the career border with your core skills for work (2017); and The Australian Career Mentor: career guidance for experienced professionals and new graduates (2015).
The aim in establishing The Australian Career Book Award is to promote high-quality, vision-inspired, practically-oriented career writing founded on evidence-based propositions. The role of Award Convenor is to develop the award processes and protocols, and coordinate the activities of the Award Committee.