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2020 Annual Conference

Think Globally, Act Locally

Virtual 2020 Annual Conference

March 10/11-13/14, 2020

12 CEU Clock Hours Available

Click here for a one-page flyer.

Click here for the Conference Program.

Click here for general registration ($20 per day).

Residents of China or Taiwan click here to register (free).

The 2020 APCDA Conference will now be virtual! due to the coronavirus. We will use a webinar format to provide the first 3 sessions formerly scheduled each day.  This includes a 1-hour keynote and 2 - 40-minute sessions each day.  Each broadcast will begin at 9AM India time. The broadcasts will be recorded so you can watch the sessions during the next two weeks (through March 28).  A cost of $20 per day is charged to cover our expenses. This Virtual Conference is free for people residing in China or Taiwan – please use the separate registration link to claim you free registration. 

Keynote Speakers:

Understanding and Empowering Women’s Career Development —
Locally and Globally

Dr. Barbara Suddarth is the Executive Director of the Career Development Alliance and a Fellow of NCDA.

Values, Ethics, & Standards of Practice –
Global Impact, Local Application

Dr. David Reile is Managing Director of Career Development Alliance & a recent Past President of NCDA.

Think of the Future, Act Now
Dr. Ji-Yeon Lee is a Senior Research Fellow at the Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET).

History of Career Development in India & Envisioning the Future
Dr. Narender Chadha is Dean, International Relations and Chairperson, Doctoral Program, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies.


Tentative Schedule:  All times in this table are in the Indian Time Zone:






Wednesday, Mar 11

1st Hour

Understanding and Empowering Women’s Career Development — Locally and Globally

Barbara Suddarth


2nd Hour

Parents- Bridging Dialogue for Children’s Career Counseling & Guidance in Asia

Raza Abbas


3rd Hour

International Certified Career Coach (ICCC): Initiatives and Challenges

Eesha Bagga, Prateek Bhargava and Narender K. Chadha


Thursday, Mar 12

1st Hour

Values, Ethics, & Standards of Practice – Global Impact, Local Application

David Reile


2nd Hour

Young People as Agents of Change in Career Education

Stephen Carrick-Davies and Mayuri Rajput

UK, India

3rd Hour

Career/Employment Services with Immigrants and Refugees: Research and Innovations from Canada

William Borgen and Roberta Neault



Mar 13

1st Hour

Think of the Future, Act Now

Ji-Yeon Lee


2nd Hour

Career Theories and Models at Work: Connections to Social Justice

Nancy Arthur, Roberta Neault, and Mary McMahon

Australia, Canada

3rd Hour

Career Theories and Models in Practice: Case Conceptualization from Three Perspectives

Roberta Neault, Mary McMahon, and Nancy Arthur

Canada, Australia

Saturday, Mar 14

1st Hour

Thriving in a World Yet to be Imagined: Implications for Career Practice in Schools

Allan Gatenby


2nd Hour

The Fish-Bowl Exercise – The Impact of Employee Attitude Explained

Smitra Bharti and Anchal Andrews


3rd Hour

History of Career Development in India and Envisioning the Future

Narender Chadha


Find the time in your location.  Note that the Americas are one day ahead.


March 10-13

Asia & Pacific

March 11-14

North America East Coast

11:30 -2:30 AM *

New Zealand

4:30 - 7:30 PM *

North America Central

10:30 -1:30 AM *

South East Australia

2:30 – 5:30 PM *

North America Mountain

9:30 - 12:30 AM *

Central Australia

2:00 – 5:00 PM *

North America Pacific

8:30- 11:30 PM *

North East Australia, Guam

1:30 – 4:30 PM


5:30 – 8:30 PM

Korea, Japan

12:30 – 3:30 PM

China, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Western Australia

11:30 -2:30 PM

Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia

10:30 – 1:30 PM

Bangladesh, Kazakhstan

9:30 – 12:30 pm

India, Sri Lanka

9:00 – Noon

Pakistan, Kazakhstan

8:30 – 11:30 PM


7:30– 10:30 AM

* We believe this region is observing Daylight Savings Time.

CEU Clock Hours Available

Our annual conference is an opportunity for networking, professional development, and to earn up to 12 CEU Clock Hours from the US National Board of Counselor Certification.  J

Conference Registration Fees

General registration

$20 per day

Residents of China or Taiwan


Refund policy:
Registrations that are canceled at least 4 days prior to the event can be refunded. After that time, there are no refunds.

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