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2020 Annual Conference

Think Globally, Act Locally
2020 Annual Conference, March 10-15, 2020
Manav Rachna International Institute of Research Studies Faridabad, India
20 CEU Clock Hours Available

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APCDA invites you to attend this international conference where all presentations will be in English. The audience will consist of delegates from many Asian countries and regions as well as other parts of the world. This conference provides opportunities for networking, sharing among practitioners, and identifying new resources. Breakout sessions will be divided into four tracks:

  • Serving School Populations (K-12)
  • Serving College Students
  • Serving Working or Job Seeking Adults
  • Research on Career Issues

The audience will include career and school counselors, counselor educators,workforce development professionals, human resource professionals, and career development practitioners at all age levels and in all settings (school, college and university, government, business, agency, corrections, and private practice). Delegates are encouraged to bring their own translators.

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.

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Tues, Mar 10 3 PM - Holi Celebration at MRIIRS
  6 PM – Opening Session, Cultural Performance, and Dinner
Wed, Mar 11 9 – 10 AM Dr. Barbara Suddarth Keynote
  10 AM – 3 PM Breakout Sessions (lunch included)
  3 – 6 PM: PDI: Exploring the Case of “Ann” Across Multiple Career Theories
Thu, Mar 12 9 – 10 AM Dr. David Reile Keynote
  10 AM – 3 PM Breakout Sessions
  3 – 6 PM PDI: Career Counseling or Career Coaching? Welcome to the 21st Century or Tour of the University of Delhi Career Center
Fri, Mar 13 9 – 10 AM Dr. Ji-Yeon Lee Keynote
  10 AM – 3 PM Breakout Sessions (lunch included)
  3 - 4:30 PM Member Meeting
  4:30 – 6 PM Board Meeting
Sat, Mar 14 9 – 11 AM Breakout Sessions
  11 AM – 12:30 PM Dr. Narender Chadha Keynote and Closing
  2 - 5 PM: Tour of Mindler or the MRIIRS Career Center
Sun, Mar 15 7 AM – 1 PM Tour of Humayun’s Tomb and Swaminarayan Akshardham
  1 – 2 PM Lunch for both tours
  2 – 4 PM Cultural Walking Tour: Chandni Chowk and the Red Fort in old Delhi

Optional Extras:

CEU Clock Hours Available

Our annual conference is an opportunity for networking, professional development, and to earn up to 20 CEU Clock Hours from the US National Board of Counselor Certification.  Japan's JCDA also provides CEUs.

Conference Registration Fees

Until Feb 9

Feb 10 or after

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Professional Non-Member



Student/Retired Member or Presenter



Student/Retired Non-Member



Vendor Table



U of Delhi Career Center Tour or Mindler Tour



Optional Morning Tour or Afternoon Tour (lunch included)



Optional Full Day Tour (both morning and afternoon with lunch)



Optional Professional Development Institute (each)



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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