Conversation starters

Cards with conversation startersKick off your career framework discussions with these conversation starter cards.


At the moment the project is focussed on exploring lots of different ideas for how we could develop careers-it’s a big, creative brainstorm process!  These cards are an optional activity designed to get you thinking and talking with each other to explore new ideas.

It might be a quick 5 minute morning tea conversation, or it could lead to a long in-depth discussion!

Download the document, cut it into cards, distribute them to your colleagues and let the ideas start flying!

Download the Career Framework conversation starter cards

Sharing your thinking

Once you have had the conversation, you might feel that’s enough for now, you’ve discussed ideas and you’ll wait to see how they fit in with the ideas from the national working group that we share in term two.  However, you might have thought of something you want to share with the working group, so please feel free to give us feedback here.


  1. Liam Rutherford on May 22, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    These cards are really useful. We didnt use them all, but they did a good job at starting a conversation. Sounds like a big project.

  2. Robbie Timo on June 15, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    I agree-it’s hard to start when a lot of teachers will want to have their say immediately. We have a starting point. Starting a fire-this discussion usually starts and then dies. But now we have traction and action-well done.

  3. Lynda Stuart on July 2, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    These are great starters for members to be sharing their ideas about the ways they would like to see careers develop over time. So great to have this opportunity.

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