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The Journey of Becoming a Self-Sustained Career Center by Employer Partnership

By Francesca Saracino

Recorded on June 9, 2020

The Career Service of Politecnico di Milano, one of Europe’s top leading public universities for Engineering, Architecture and Design, has been active for about 15 years and it has grown from a team of 5 to a team 19 and from serving 1,000 to over 10,000 students every year, thanks to a business model based on fee-based partnerships with employers. In my webinar I will share the journey that has led the Career Service to become free from the uncertainty of central budget, bringing insights that will surely help you see how this can apply to your context as well.

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Francesca Saracino is Head of the Career Service office at Politecnico di Milano, one of Europe’s top leading universities for technical studies. Being a native American-Italian bilingual and having obtained a Master degree in Languages and Cultural Mediation, she sees how students and employers need help in understanding each other because they speak different languages. The Career Service she manages is entirely self-financed and serves 45,000 students with 19 people in staff. Since 2018, she also manages the first Diversity & Inclusion Program of the University, called POP (Pari Opportunità Politecniche). Previously, she worked as an English language teacher and translator.  Francesca is also a lindy-hop dancer, yoga learner, occasional singer and concert addict.



Building Career Resilience and Rejuvenation in the Time of COVID-19

By Dr. Brian Hutchison

Recorded on May 10, 2020

Most of the world has had weeks or months to adjust to physical isolation and labor market disruption. Career service professionals have helped clients begin to cope with unprecedented uncertainty, yet many feel unprepared to build career resiliency for the long term. This webinar will use two essential questions to orient clients to their circumstances, build career resiliency, and rejuvenate themselves for an unknown future world-of-work. Part webinar and part Question & Answer session, participants will leave with tools for their own resiliency and rejuvenation as career practitioners.

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Dr. Brian Hutchison, Ph.D., LPC, CCCE is a Core Clinical Mental Health Faculty at Walden University. Dr. Hutchison received his doctorate degree in Counselor Education & Supervision from Pennsylvania State University and has worked as a career, school, and mental health counselor and clinical supervisor. Brian’s career consultation and education work operates within the brand of Global Career Guy where he specializes in developing career publications, programs, keynote talks, workshops, and on-line career coaching and mentorship for global career professionals. He has more than four dozen publications and is currently writing the 13th Edition of School to Career, a textbook for high school students.

The Future of Work: Preparing Ourselves for Jobs of Tomorrow
By Gog Soon Joo and Jeremiah Wong

Recorded on April 19, 2020

How we live, work and play are changing as technology becomes increasingly adopted and integrated for the betterment of life. The impact is most visible at the workplace where technology has blurred industry lines, re-shaped business models, changed the concept of work, redefined jobs and the skills that go with them. Do we stand a chance in surviving the future of work? How can Singapore's Employment and Career Guidance (ECG) and Career Development (CD) effort better prepare us to make sense, navigate the changing world of work, and thrive in multiple-careers? The first part of this webinar will highlight how the world of work is changing, and discuss the approach of ECG and CD toward lifelong career-learning advisory. The second part of this webinar will examine some rising themes regarding the future roles of Career Practitioners.

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Dr Gog Soon Joo is the Chief Futurist, Chief Skills Officer and Chief Research Officer at the SkillsFuture Singapore Agency.  She leads a team of Skills Analysts, Data Scientists, and Futurists, to identify global trends that impact jobs and skills. Soon Joo and her team work with local and international partners to prototype solutions in the areas of future of work, future of learning and future skills. Her research interests include capitalism in the digital economy, new economy firms, skills ecosystems and skills policies.  Some of her more recent projects include the use of artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled data to develop predictive modelling of skills, and comparative study of new economy firms in advanced economy.

Jeremiah Wong is a Capability Developer and Career Practitioner in Workforce Singapore’s Careers Connect. His strength lies in programme design and capability building for career development practitioners. He received the 2018’s Public Service EXCEL Innovation Champion Award for Career Development Innovation and Services, and was part of the team awarded the Public Service EXCEL Innovation Champion Award for Re-branding of WSG Career Centres in the same year. Mr Wong also currently serves as an Associate Lecturer for Republic Polytechnic, where he lectures and supervise student practices in the Specialist Diploma in Career Counselling programme. He is currently completing his MSc in Skills and Workforce Development, where he investigates the future of work, human capital development and the pivotal role of Career Development Practitioners in shaping the future narrative of work and careers for Singaporeans.



Recorded 2020 Conference Session

Career/Employment Services with Immigrants and Refugees:
Research and Innovations from Canada
by William Borgen and Roberta Neault

Recorded March 11, 2020

In an increasingly interconnected global economy, it is essential for career development practitioners to understand how to effectively serve their immigrant and refugee clients. A one-size-fits all approach to career and employment services is not what is needed. Learn from three presenters about how they integrated research with practice to inform and customize programming for immigrants and refugees in Canada. Information about a new program that uses career development services as part of an integrated settlement/counseling domestic violence program for immigrant and refugee women will also be presented.

Dr. William Borgen has conducted research and has developed programs regarding life transitions and career development for several years. His work has been translated and adapted for use in Bhutan, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, and Sweden. In 2005, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Umea in Sweden for his leadership in the development of counselor education in Sweden.  In 2011, he received the Stu Conger Award for leadership in career development in Canada. Dr. Borgen was a member of the Board of Directors of the IAEVG from 2011 to 2019. He was elected President of the International Association for Counselling in May of 2019.

Dr. Roberta Neault, President of Life Strategies Ltd., Project Director for the Canadian Career Development Foundation, and Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, is an award-winning career development thought leader, counselor, counselor-educator, and invited speaker in Canada and internationally. She received APCDA’s Outstanding Educator of Career Professionals award. Roberta speaks and writes extensively on topics related to individual and organizational career challenges within a rapidly changing global economy, with a focus on engagement, wellbeing, sustainability, and international/global careers.

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History of Career Development in India & Envisioning the Future
by Dr. Narender K. Chadha

Recorded March 13, 2020

India may become the world’s youngest country by 2020, with an average age of 29 years and around 28% of the world’s workforce. India needs career professionals to help people investigate employment and training options. Excellent guidance and counseling services are required to meet the needs of the population and to support lifelong learning, career management and continuous professional development. Certified and accredited career professionals with knowledge and technological skills are essential to assist candidates to find jobs, apprenticeships and trainings, and at school levels to advise students about various career options and facilitate smooth transition from school to work.

Prof. Dr. Narender K Chadha is a Professor and Dean, International Relations and Chairperson (Council for Doctoral Program) at Manav Rachna International University. He is the former Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, University of Delhi; former Director and Head, Department of Adult, Continuing Education and Extension; and Chairman, Board of Research Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi, India. Prof Chadha was awarded the National Career Development Association, USA presidential award, June, 2017 and “Global Practitioner of the year 2015”. Prof Chadha received the Life Time Achievement Award by the Asia Pacific Career Development Association during its annual 2019 meeting.

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International Certified Career Coach (ICCC): Initiatives and Challenges
by Eesha Bagga, Prateek Bhargava, and Narender K. Chadha

Recorded March 10, 2020

Mindler is one of the leading platforms in India catering to the needs of most of the elite schools for making informed career choices by students, parents and educators. The five-dimensional model and assessment instrument developed for the Indian population is the hallmark to meet the needs of the K12 population. Entirely based on the cultural ethos of the country, Mindler is extensively used among students and parents. It has initiated an International Certified Career Coach program to train and certify career coaches in India and get its credentials from international partners. NCDA has recognized its efforts and allows Mindler to certify trained coaches with CCSP.

Eesha Baggais a graduate in Psychology and one of the most requested career coaches in north India and UAE.

Prateek Bhargava is a CEO, Mindler, and a pioneer in the field of career coaches in India. He has a Master in Business administration from two top schools of management in the country and writesbblogs often in the area of educational innovation. He has traveled the global on various lectures and programs in the area of career coaching.

Prof. Dr. Narender K Chadha is a Professor and Dean, International Relations and Chairperson (Council for Doctoral Program) at Manav Rachna International University. He is the former Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, University of Delhi; former Director and Head, Department of Adult, Continuing Education and Extension; and Chairman, Board of Research Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi, India. Prof Chadha was awarded the National Career Development Association, USA presidential award, June, 2017 and “Global Practitioner of the year 2015”. Prof Chadha received the Life Time Achievement Award by the Asia Pacific Career Development Association during its annual 2019 meeting.

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Parents — Bridging Dialogue for Children’s Career Counseling & Guidance in Asia
by Raza Abbas

Recorded March 10, 2020

Parental role is believed to influence children’s school/career development. The Life Design paradigm (Savickas et al 2009) places emphasis on the parent’s responsibility, given that career construction is considered the result, not only of intra-personal processes, but also of contextually built and shared intra-family and social processes. Five hundred parents and their children attending middle school and high school were involved in a pioneering research study. Both completed a career selection questionnaire standardized for the Asian context. This was followed by a presentation on exploring and selecting futuristic careers.  At the conclusion, a behavioral feedback form was executed by both.

Raza Abbas, a lifetime APCDA member, has demonstrated strong leadership to enhance professionalism in career education in Pakistan, inspiring hope in countless people. As an impactful social entrepreneur providing inclusive peaceful career reforms in Asia, he was thrice selected for UNESCO’s flagship entrepreneurship education annual meeting (2017-2019). In 2018, Mr. Abbas was additionally selected for a UN High Level meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace at UN Headquarters. He also is the proud recipient of NCDA’s International Career Practitioner Award (2019) and APCDA’s Outstanding Career Practitioner Award (2017). Mr. Abbas serves on the Board of ARACD and is an Editorial Board member of IAEVG. He has contributed to the global best-selling book titled: The World Book of Hope: The Source of Success, Strength and Happiness.

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Think of the Future, Act Now: Korean Career Guidance
by Dr. Ji-Yeon Lee

Recorded March 12, 2020

The Korean career guidance and career education program in secondary schools is a model for other countries. Learn how it developed and which features are most effective.

Dr. Ji-Yeon Lee, Senior Research Fellow at the Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET), is the Director of the National Career Development Research Division of KRIVET.  She is also President of the Korea Career Education Association, a past editor of The Journal of Career Education, on the Board International Center for Career Development and Public Policy (ICCDPP), and a member of the University Structure Reform Committee of the Ministry of Education. Dr. Lee received a Ph.D. from Ohio State University, 1994. She has been received the Prime Minister’s Award (2011) and the Education Minister’s Award (2004) for her efforts in improving the Career and Vocational Education of Korea.

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

Recorded March 13, 2020

The world is rapidly changing. Career development practice in schools is of increasing importance, but practice, structures and orientations are lagging. Employability is no longer the primary goal of career education. There will never be enough jobs for all job seekers. Entrepreneurship is critical to the development of agile, flexible and resilient career seekers. Psychology is no longer the only foundation discipline for career practitioners. Career education is no longer an optional extra in a crowded curriculum. Whole school development and leadership are new dimensions to the career practitioner role.

Allan Gatenby, FRIEdr FRIM CMF, JP Med (Leadership), Grad. Dip. (Leadership & Change), BA, Dip Teach Cert IV TAE. Mr. Gatenby is a leader among leaders. He is an internationally accredited career and talent development coach, with a passion for recognizing and developing professional excellence. 40 years of exceptional educational leadership in schools, colleges universities and institutes. He is active in building professional practice through coach-based training, professional networks and leading competency-based certification of professionals. UNDP considered an expert in career education and he actively promotes global professional networking. Mr. Gatenby’s leadership is energetic, creative, strategic and empowering.

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Understanding and Empowering Women’s Career Development —
Locally and Globally
by Barbara Suddarth

Recorded March 10, 2020

Mao Zedong famously observed that "women hold up half the sky” and recent research demonstrates their enormous influence on both the quality of life and success profiles of children and families across cultures.  Yet, the career dreams of girls and women are often put on hold in favor of those of boys and men. As a result, many women around the world are unable to reach their full potential.  This talk will explore generational themes in gender and career achievement through the perspectives of theory and personal experience while offering practical suggestions for supporting the career choices and success of women and girls throughout our world.

Dr. Barbara Suddarth, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Career Development Alliance, is a licensed psychologist with more than 20 years of professional experience in career counseling and organizational consulting. Dr. Suddarth is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Career Counselor (CCC), and an active member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and the American Psychological Association. She received the Outstanding Career Practitioner Award from NCDA in 2012 and became an NCDA Fellow in 2014. Dr. Suddarth is a Master Trainer for the NCDA Facilitating Career Development training program.  She and Dr. David Reile wrote the curriculum for this training program in 2012. Dr. Suddarth is founding member of the India Career Development Association (ICDA), as well as an invited guest speaker and a member of the ICDA 2013 Conference Committee.

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

Recorded March 11, 2020

For decades we’ve been talking about the global economy.  Technology has literally brought the world into the palm of our hand.  But we come from different countries and cultures.  Are we really that similar in our values or are there significant differences in what we believe is important?  What role does multiculturalism play in career development if you live and work in a homogenous society?

Dr. David M. Reile, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, Certified Career Counselor, with over 20 years of education and experience in career planning and psychological consultation. Dr. Reile has been a faculty associate in various counseling master’s programs at The University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, and Loyola University. Dr. Reile is a Past President of the National Career Development Association and served as chair of its Ethics Committee for many years. Dr. Reile is a founding member of the India Career Development Association (ICDA), as well as an invited guest speaker and a member of the ICDA 2013 Conference Committee.

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Young People as Agents of Change in Career Education
by Mayuri Rajput and Stephen Carrick-Davies

Recorded March 11, 2020

At a time when the digital, cultural, and generation gap between learner and teacher is wider than ever, how do practitioners work with youth to innovate and co-design relevant careers and employability training resources to better prepare students for the changing world of work?  In this presentation Social Entrepreneur, Stephen Carrick-Davies presents the work he has been done with Indian youth to develop the www.facework.in resources which includes helping students uncover their Character Strengths, develop a 'Growth Mindset' and master the Soft-Skills needed for the jobs of the 4th Industrial Revolution.  The session will also show how the methodology and resources developed can be used and adapted by others across the Asia Pacific region to better engage inspire and learn from young people.

Mayuri Rajput has completed her Master’s in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and wrote her thesis at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany. Her love for mentoring, guiding and coaching others led her to follow her passion, pivoting from Engineering to pursue a "Career in Careers." She has volunteered for different organizations aiming to boost employability skills in young people like Child Rights and You (CRY), Teach India and British Council.   Mayuri is currently doing her second masters in a niche field – Masters in Career Development and Management from Coventry University in UK where she is a ‘Think Higher’ Ambassador responsible to enhance the career aspirations of students in Coventry. Her long-term vision is to help create a paradigm shift in the career landscape of India.

Stephen Carrick-Davies is a social entrepreneur who for the last 30 years has worked for and led non-profit organizations (at CEO level) at both international, national and grass-roots level.  A strong strategic planner, Mr. Carrick-Davies has been able to successfully build partnerships with a very wide range of stakeholders including governments, industry, and international organizations to produce award-winning awareness and educational resources, including on the subject of digital citizenship. Mr. Carrick-Davies has worked in the areas of International Development, Employability & Training and Youth engagement and most recently has spent time in Nepal, India and Bhutan working with young people to better equip young people for the 4th Industrial Revolution.

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Steering Career Transitions Nationally and Globally

By Raza Abbas
Recorded on January 5, 2020

Are your clients ready to take the first steps towards meaningful change in their career? During this webinar, we will review the formula for building a dream career and explore what it takes to make an effective career transition nationally and globally.

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Raza Abbas is the CEO of Pathway Global Career Institute. He is currently serving as APCDA’s Pakistan Country Director and is a lifetime member of APCDA. He is the pioneer of professional career counseling and career education in Pakistan.  Mr. Abbas has demonstrated strong leadership to enhance professionalism in career education in Pakistan and received NCDA’s International Career Practitioner Award in 2019 and APCDA’s Outstanding Career Practitioner Award in 2017. He has 14 years of transformational leadership experiences at leading institutions, organizations and associations in Pakistan and globally. He has inspired hope in countless people from all walks of life. As an impactful social entrepreneur, for his inclusive career reforms in Asia he was thrice selected for UNESCO’s flagship entrepreneurship education annual meeting, in Philippines-2017, Sri Lanka-2018, and China-2019.  He has collaborated on innovative career reform programs across the globe. He currently serves on the Board of Asian Regional Association for Career Development- ARACD and is an Editorial Board member of IAEVG.  He has contributed to the global best-selling book titled: The World Book of Hope: The Source of Success, Strength and Happiness. Mr. Abbas, for his inclusive peaceful career reforms in Asia, was selected for a UN High Level meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace at UN Headquarters in 2018.

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Innovative Career Services Interventions in Higher Education: Cases from Azerbaijan and Turkey

By Tuna Dagli and Gulnur Ismayil

 Recorded on November 25, 2019

Innovative ideas in service area don’t always mean to design from scratch, but to apply already known ideas, theories and practices in a new structure that best serve clients’ needs and expectations in their particular contexts. In this webinar, Gulnur and Tuna will present their innovative career interventions in their respective universities’ Career Development Centers. Gulnur will conduct a short throw-back into the history of Career Services and her University and reflect on advantages and disadvantages of best practices under the local context in the region. Whereas, Tuna will be talking about the “E.D.I.T. -Explore.Design.Improve.Transfer - Your Career” Framework that was developed by her and her team and how all the department’s strategy and practices were structured around this framework, improving the interest and participation of students in the center’s services and events.”

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Gulnur Ismayil,

GCDF, is currently the Career Management Center Representative at ADA University. Ms Ismayil has been involved in various volunteer trainings for the youth of SABAH Groups, ASAN Volunteers and others to speak about essentials of career planning and management. Before joining ADA University, Mrs. Ismayil has worked for the international executive recruitment agency, Michael Page International, in Moscow, Russia. She holds a degree in Area Studies and IR from the Volgograd State University, Russia, a postgraduate certificate in Talent and Career Management from the Charted Institute for Personnel and Development; Middlesex University, UK and a Master degree in Diplomacy from the University of Nottingham, UK. She is an active member of NACE and NCDA.

Tuna Dagli, earned her BSc in Chemical Engineering from METU, Turkey. After 5 years of engineering experience, Tuna studied I/O Psychology in Koç University to change her profession to one with a more human touch. She pursued an international HR career for 10 years before joining Koç University Career Development Center in 2015. As the Director, she does career coaching with students & staff and instructs Start Your Career Today Seminar. Tuna is serving APCDA as the Director of Program Committee and recently joined ICCI as a member of Board of Governors.

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Social Media in Career Services:
From Delivering Information to Co-careering

By Jaana Kettunen
Recorded on October 24, 2019

A growing number of career practitioners and career centers are reaching out to individuals and community members in new ways by integrating various social media tools, into their professional practice.> This presentation examines career practitioners´ experiences in this technology, and competencies required for using social media in career services. Practical examples and strategies for developing the necessary skills and competencies are discussed>

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Dr Jaana Kettunen is a Vice-director and Researcher at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research of the University of Jyväskylä. In her work she has been focusing on the design and pedagogical use of information and communications technology (ICT) in learning and working environments. Her current research focuses on the career practitioners´ ways of experiencing and conceptualizing social media in career services, and aspects that are seen as critical in the successful use of these new technologies in career services. Recently her research has also looked into the ethical practice in social networking and in the role of ICT in relation to national lifelong guidance policies. https://ktl.jyu.fi/en/staff/kettunen-jaana


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Credentialing Basics to Build Consumer Confidence

By Constance Pritchard and Allan Gatenby
Recorded on August 29, 2019

On the surface, venturing into credentialing seems like a natural pathway to support career practitioners.  However, it is not a journey to be taken lightly.  The presenters will share information about the credentialing business. The presenters will discuss rationale, structure, and operational key components (quality, assessors, independence, communication, marketing, and logistics).

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Dr. Constance J. Pritchard is well known for her work in leadership, business consulting, and career development in many sectors, including nearly every industry sector. As President of The Pritchard Group, a training and consulting firm she founded in 1993, Dr. Pritchard presents seminars and workshops around the country on career, life management, and organization development topics.  She has delivered career training and consulting training nationally and internationally. Dr. Pritchard is an NCDA Master Trainer, NCDA Fellow, and the Chair of NCDA’s Credentialing Commission.

Mr. Allan Gatenby, after a very successful career in education, including both a Careers Adviser, Consultant Pupil Wellbeing and Principal, now leads a highly successful change and transition group of services. He was nominated for a national award for Leadership in 2005. Mr. Gatenby is a sought-after presenter and trainer who has presented and facilitated internationally in India, China, Singapore, Canada, USA, UAE, Malaysia.  He was an invited expert for the UNDP workshop on Career Development in Schools (Delhi). He is leading projects in India, Philippines and China in career & talent development and leadership services, particularly in the education sector and leadership space.

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Post-Pandemic Labor Market Panel

Recorded on June 29, 2020

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Practice Being Virtually Excellent

by Marilyn Maze

Recorded May 29, 2020

This webinar is free for all

The webinar reviewed the skills taught by Elisabeth Sanders-Park during her webinar on May 5, Being Virtually Excellent.  While watching the recorded version, you are welcome to stop the video at any time and practice the skills.  Most of the practicing by attendees during this webinar has been removed. 

With any virtual experience, there are three concerns: Content, Technique, and Technology.  The primary focus of the webinar is on reviewing techniques for presenting virtually.  During this webinar, some attendees focused on the technology.  After mastering the technology, it is worth the time to master the techniques for presenting well.  Please use this recording to help with that process.

Career Advice for Graduating University Students

Recorded on April 28, 2020

Join other members of APCDA who work in university career centers to share the advice you give to students who are about to graduate in this time of COVID.  What have you learned from employers about job openings this year? Give the current recession, what can new graduates do to attract the attention of employers? Are there other learning opportunities, such as internships, to move their careers forward during the pandemic?  Where are the opportunities? 

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Wired to Become: The Neuroscience of Purpose

By Britt Andreatta
September 25, 2019
This webinar is free to all

Purpose is the driving force that gives our lives meaning.  Humans are wired for purpose and in fact, recent discoveries in neuroscience offer a fascinating look into what motivates us to become our best selves. The ability to align purpose is what distinguishes the most effective leaders from the rest, and purpose is at the heart of engagement, productivity, and retention. It’s no wonder that organizations that know how to harness the power of purpose thrive and excel while their peers falter or fail.

In this session, Dr. Britt Andreatta will share the latest research about the brain science of purpose and why it’s such a powerful force. You’ll learn how you can leverage purpose to create a better work environment, more engaged employees, more effective leaders, and a positive culture that attracts and retains top talent. You’ll leave with tips and strategies for weaving purpose into a wide range of learning and talent programs, all of which will contribute to your organization’s success.

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Dr. Britt Andreatta, PhD, is an internationally recognized thought leader who creates brain science–based solutions for today’s challenges. As CEO of 7th Mind, Inc., she draws on her unique background in leadership, neuroscience, psychology, and learning to unlock the best in people and organizations. Britt has published several books on the brain science of success including her most recent book, Wired to Grow: Harness the Power of Brain Science to Learn and Master Any Skill.

As the former Chief Learning Officer for Lynda.com (now LinkedIn Learning), Britt is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of experience. She regularly consults with businesses, universities, and nonprofit organizations on leadership development and learning strategy. Corporate clients of her learning solutions include Fortune 100 companies like Comcast and Apple, and also EY, Microsoft, Domino’s, Franklin Covey, TransUnion, and Zillow. She has over 10 million views worldwide of her courses and is a TEDx speaker. Britt’s industry accolades include several prestigious awards from Chief Learning Officer and Talent Development magazines and the World Training Congress. To learn more, visit www.BrittAndreatta.com.

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Career Planning Around the World
by Marilyn Maze
Recorded on July 24, 2019

A new book called International Practices of Career Services, Credentials, and Training (National Career Development Association, 2018) is available free at: https://ncda.org/aws/NCDA/page_template/show_detail/139017?layout_name=layout_details & model_name=news_article.  This book explores career services on every continent, with a special focus on the training and credentialing of career service providers.  It includes chapters written by experts from 12 countries which illustrate the stages of development of career services throughout the world and the complex factors that facilitate or impede this development.  This comparison provides an important learning opportunity, offering insights relevant to issues faced by all career services providers.

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Marilyn Maze, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Career Development Association. She has organized the annual APCDA Conference since its inception, conducted numerous research projects on significant labor market and career counseling issues, and presented at international conferences. Marilyn is a Fellow of the National Career Development Association, and received NCDA’s President’s Award and the NCDA Credentialing Commission Service Award in 2016.  She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maryland Career Development Association in 2010. Dr. Maze formerly developed the ACT Profile (previously called DISCOVER).

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Blending Psychological Type and the Ancient Wisdom of the I Ching to Form a Universal Career Assessment Model

By Dr. Brian Schwartz
Recorded on March 11, 2019

Psychological type has become one of the major underlying systems in career assessment worldwide. What is far less known is that Dr. Carl Jung was inspired to write Psychological Types (1921) after reading the Richard Wilhelm translation of the i Ching or Chinese Book of Changes. The oldest book in the world gave Dr. Jung the portal through which he then not only developed the basis for modern type theory but for his concepts of synchronicity, the collective unconscious, the “shadow” aspect of personality and the archetypes. Using the structure of the “bagua” or octagon from the i Ching, I have developed a framework for understanding the destiny (not fate) embedded in the 16 mindsets of type theory and their relationship to impassioned skills, values, career selection and intrinsic motivation.  Drawing from the Laws of Attraction or Opposites and of Cycles or Periodicity, the elegance of the i Ching’s depth about Man’s relationship to Nature is explored and applied to modern day work and life situations.

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Dr. Brian Schwartz is an American psychologist. After 34 years of career management consulting and 30 years of organization development consulting, Dr Schwartz moved from the USA to China. He was on a mission to bring career assessment to young people and to train career and life design as well as talent development professionals in China as well as other countries/regions within the Asia Pacific area. He developed his online career assessment and personal branding software, CareerDNA, and has developed, with partners, the Accredited Career and Talent Development Professionals program, the CareerDNA Leaders Certification Program and is a frequently invited speaker/lecturer in China and the Philippines.

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Systems Thinking, Systems Stories and

Narrative Career Counselling

By Mary McMahon
Recorded on February 5, 2019

Systems thinking permeates our everyday life. Applications of systems thinking can be found in computer systems and transport systems. Our career development occurs in the complex cultural and contextual systems of family, community, education, and work as well as in the geographic, socioeconomic, socio-political and historical contexts in which we live. To make sense of our experiences in these contexts we tell stories to ourselves and others. Career counsellors can harness systems thinking and storytelling to assist clients with their career concerns. This webinar will provide practical examples of systems thinking and its applications in career development. In particular, the application of systems thinking in storytelling and narrative career counselling will be considered and tips and strategies provided.

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Dr. Mary McMahon is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at The University of Queensland, Australia where she taught career development and narrative career counselling. She is a developer and co-author of the internationally recognised Systems Theory Framework of Career Development which takes a holistic ‘individual in context’ view of career development. Mary is particularly interested in the application of systems thinking in career development. Her research and publications focus on career development across the lifespan and narrative career counselling>

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Lifology: It's Contents and Goals

By Praveen Parameswar
Recorded on January 7, 2019

Lifology is the study of human beings in association with their profession and occupational eco-system. It attempts to address profession as a platform to manifest the inner self and attain real purpose. The off-shoot of the research in Lifology, Lifology.com attempts to place Purpose, Passion, Personality and Possibilities of a person in same line and ensure fulfillment. Lifology is growing on a rapid pace. Brainstorming and sharing of ideas on the concept will enrich it further. Team Lifology is also interested to extend such conversation to deeper inter-country researches. The webinar is intended to host such a very academic discussion among with the intention to build this subject better.

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Praveen Parameswar is the chief researcher behind the newest subject, Lifology and the CEO of Lifology.com, a sophisticated growth ecosystem helping students to find out the best career options. He is a passionate entrepreneur who cherishes a vision to create a world where every child is led towards a meaningful future. Before venturing into Lifology.com, he was heading Thoughts Academy Plc, a pioneer in Organization Development Interventions across South India.  Mr. Parameswar is a TEDx speaker, author of the best seller ‘Thinking Beyond the Paradigms’, educated at the London School of Economics, holds a MBA from the University of Cardiff (UK), and Sir Julian Hodge Prize winner for the best performance in Human Resource Management.

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5 Steps to Your Dream Job

By Vernon L. Williams
Recorded on December 3, 2018

According to Gallup Daily tracking, 32% of employees in the U.S. are engaged -- meaning they are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace. Worldwide, only 13% of employees working for an organization are engaged.  Mr. Williams will explain 5 proven, Bible-based steps that can be taken by job seekers to achieve a job to which they can be fully engaged and perform at their highest level.  These steps will help job seekers to increase confidence, reduced stress, increase productivity, and increase job satisfacfont>

We all know that religious inspiration can help some clients to greater achievements.  This is the first in a series of religion-based webinars which illustrate how to incorporate the benefits of faith into the practice of career development.

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Vernon L. Williams is a Certified Federal Job Search Trainer and a national speaker, coach and author. It is his mission to use his expertise in helpful thinking and behavior to equip and inspire Christians to live every moment with joy. He completed a master’s degree in applied behavioral science and spn >more than twenty years leading high performing corporate customer service and marketing teams.  More recently, he completed >post-graduate theological leadership program and now serves as a consultant to numerous churches, hospitals, government and non-profit agencies and associations. He also serves as a chaplain and spiritual counselor for terminally-ill patients.  Mr. Williams has authored six self-help books. More information is available at www.vernonlwilliams.com and www.livestressfreerightnow.com.

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It Takes a Village: Maximizing Engagement in School,

at Work, in Life

By Roberta Neault
Recorded on November 5, 2018

Teachers and school administrators want to facilitate student engagement. Supervisors and managers focus on employee engagement and how it contributes to productivity and retention. Individuals, across the globe, want lives that are meaningful, interesting, and manageable. The Career Engagement model bridges these silos, providing a conceptual framework for understanding how the right mix of challenge and capacity can result in optimal (and sustainable) engagement, across the lifespan. Without such alignment, individuals can begin to feel overwhelmed or underutilized. Spending too long in either or both of those states can result in disengagement. Join co-developer of the career engagement model, Dr. Roberta Neault, for an introduction to this model and tips on how to use it with students, parents, community members, employers, and government policy makers to maximize engagement across diverse life roles and settings.

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Dr. Roberta Neault, CCC, CCDP, GCDFi was honoured to receive APCDA’s Outstanding Educator of Career Professionals Award in 2017.  President of Life Strategies Ltd. and a Project Director for the Canadian Career Development Foundation, Roberta writes extensively and presents/trains internationally on topics related to career development, engagement, and work-life balance / sustainability. Roberta walks her talk and has personally sustained her own high level of engagement, working in the career development sector for over 40 years!

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Intro to Design Thinking & Positive Psychology

by Julie Neill
Recorded on October 17, 2018

this webinar will provide an introduction to two influential fields that are impacting career development in the us. design thinking, a problem-solving methodology used by companies such as google and apple to spur innovation, is now being used to help individuals navigate careers that are no longer linear. >design thinking can help unlock creativity within the career planning process eliciting more varied options and spur individuals out of analysis paralysis into concrete action.

at the same time, the field of positive psychology which focuses on strengths has brought attention to the notion of purpose and meaningful work.  this webinar will provide a brief overview of both design thinking and positive psychology and discuss how to apply the principles of both to help individuals thrive in the ever-changing future of work>

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Julie Neill is an award-winning career services professional with a diverse background including over 18 years of experience working in higher education, government and the nonprofit sector in the US and overseas.  Julie currently works for the University of Maryland where she provides career coaching for working professionals in the MBA program and also serves as an adjunct faculty member. Julie received a Fulbright Award to Germany in 2010, and she has also previously been recognized as a National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) Chevron Award finalist. Prior to working in career services, Julie started off her career working for the world’s largest humanitarian organization, the Red Cross.  Julie graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City and earned a master's degree in development from the University of London's School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS).  She is currently completing a leadership coaching certification program at Georgetown University

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Millions of Millennials and the Career Search

By Hao Guo and Season Yao
Recorded September 25, 2018

One of the most highly rated presentations at our 2018 Conference, Millions of Millennials focuses on young adults and their place in the workforce. As millennials become increasingly crucial players in our companies, schools, and institutions, generational differences must be explored and embraced. This webinar will discuss some of the most striking and consequential ways that young workers are reshaping the world around them, and raise ideas about how educators can bridge the gap between young workers’ expectations and the professional needs that they must fulfill.

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Hao Guo is the Director of Employer Relations of the Career Development Center at NYU Shanghai. She is responsible for providing guidance and support to students regarding their career planning, decision-making, and job search processes. Her primary focus is on employer relations and building long-term collaboration with external partners for programs such as Off-Campus Internship, Industry Mentorship and On-Campus Recruitment. In addition to these responsibilities, she also collaborates closely with the NYU campus in New York City and the NYU Abu Dhabi career development centers. She holds a master’s degree in Comparative Education from East China Normal University.

Season Yao is the Coordinator of Employer Relations of NYU Shanghai. Season is responsible for managing career programs, marketing and employer relations. She liaises both Chinese and global employers to set up strong relations with the university for internships and year-long engagement. Before joining NYU Shanghai, Season worked as a Reporter & Editor in Shanghai Media Group for 5 years, taking care of new media content production including reporting, editing and maintaining the social media platform and TV program production for International Channel Shanghai. Season graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a master's degree in Journalism. She earned her bachelor's degree in International Business from the University of Nottingham.

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The Use of Metaphors in Career Development

by Norm Amundson
Recorded March 12, 2018

Story telling is an integral part of career development. A key component within stories are the metaphors being used by clients, counsellors and coaches. Metaphors encourage imagination, add clarity, and help to build understanding. In this presentation, he will be expanding on many of the themes (and metaphors) included in his book “Metaphor Making” and will be exploring the dynamics of metaphors and analogical reasoning. He also will be sharing some practical career development exercises that build upon metaphors and lead to greater self-awareness, clarity, and action. This session will be of interest to a broad range of career educators and practitioners.

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Norman Amundson, Ph.D. is a Full Professor in Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He has given numerous workshops and seminars and also has been a keynote speaker at many national and international conferences. In his writings, Dr Amundson emphasizes the importance of creativity, imagination, cultural awareness, positive affirmation and action as career development strategies. His publications include over 100 journal articles; training DVDs (Active Engagement in Action, 2009); books such as Active Engagement (2009, 3rd edition), The Essential Elements of Career Counseling (2014, 3rd edition), The Physics of Living (2003), Metaphor Making (2010), Career Flow: A Hope-Centered Approach to Career Development (2011), Hope-Filled Engagement (2011); Counseling Around the World (2013); and several career workbooks – Guiding Circles and Career Pathways. Dr Amundson has won many awards from professional associations for his work, including an honorary doctorate from the University of Umea, in Sweden.

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How can Career Professionals Identify Students with Potential for STEM?

By Vandana Gambhir Chopra
Recorded February 9, 2018

Worldwide, students pursuing STEM-centric academic courses tend to leave and shift their focus on other subjects across various transition points. Recent evidence indicates that students who are misfit for STEM education have gone through depression and resorted to attempting and many a times committing suicide. Thus, it is essential to seek ways through which STEM pipeline can be developed which has a high probability to continue and thrive in STEM careers. Dr. Gambhir has built a psychological framework that helps career professionals to identify students with potential for having STEM career nearly a decade before they pursue it. The framework has been extensively used with school and university students and helped them in their pursuit of the STEM professions. 

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Dr. Vandana Gambhir Chopra, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, Keshav Mahavidyalaya College, University of Delhi and Country Director, India for APCDA, is an alumnus of Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, one of the premier and reputed homoeopathic colleges of India. A gold medalist of University of Delhi, she started her professional career as a physician and later excelled and received her doctorate in the discipline of psychology. Her field of involvement in psychology research work spans across psychometric testing, organizational behavior, career competencies, personality psychology, social psychology, competency mapping, positive psychology, consumer behavior, and geriatrics mental health.

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Workforce of the Future

by Regina M. Hechanova
Recorded January 9, 2018

Workforce trends will impact the workforce in the future. What will be the impact of issues such as political and economic shifts?  As the demographics of the workforce change, how will the workplace adapt and accommodate diversity issues? How will future technological changes impact the way we work? As new work designs and organizational structures become more common, how will this affect employee engagement and the mental health of workers? What are the implications of these changes for career development and management?

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Regina M. Hechanova, PhD, is Full Professor and former Chair of the Department of Psychology in Ateneo de Manila University.  She was the past President of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) and is currently the head of the PAP Taskforce on Drug Recovery Support. She has over 20 years of experience as an HR and OD practitioner and consultant in the Philippines and in the US. Gina has a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Central Michigan University and obtained her M.A. in Psychology and B.S. degree from the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman. In 1996, she received the UP Chancellor's Award for Most Outstanding Faculty. In 2005, Gina was also named Outstanding Young Scientist by the National Academy of Science and Technology.  In 2010, she was named one of the Ten Outstanding Women in Nation’s Service for her work as an organizational psychologist. Gina edited/authored a number of books including The Way We Work: Research and Best practices in the Philippines, Leading Philippines in a Changing World, Pinoy@Work, Workplace Wisdom, Rebirth and Reinvention: Transforming Philippine Organizations and Understanding and Managing the Filipino Worker and Organization.

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The HEROIC Mindset:  Navigating a Lifetime of Transitions

by Rich Feller
Recorded December 12, 2017

Without a HEROIC mindset, the Smart Machine Age leaves workers nervously employed and worried about becoming invisible. HEROIC is an acronym for six behaviors which can help you and your clients to stay focused on what really matters.  Using this acronym with clients can help them to live more fulfilling lives.  Two highly effective interventions (www.youscience.com and the Who You Are Matters! personal discovery game) will also be explained.

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Rich Feller, PhD (www.richfeller.com), is Professor Emeritus of Counseling and Career Development and one of 12 University Distinguished Teaching Scholars at Colorado State University. He’s served as NCDA President, consultant to NASA, UN, NFL, AARP, and international and small organizations. Lead trainer for the JCTC Coach Certificate held by 8,000 coaches, he’s co-author of three books, six film series, and the Who You Are Matters! (www.onelifetools.com) game; Chief Scientist to www.youscience.com; thought leader for www.lifereimagined.org; US Director for the Asian Pacific Career Development Association; and Advisory Board Member for National University of Singapore’s Center for Future Ready Students http://nus.edu.sg/cfg/. He has consulted on six continents, all 50 US states and six Canadian provinces. Dick Bolles, author of the seminal bestseller What Color is Your Parachute?, called Rich, “A world-class professor.”

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Career Services in a Rapidly Automating World: Issues and Challenges for 21st Century Career Planning

by Eric Anctil
Recorded November 22, 2017

Automation is the single greatest threat to the human labor and the modern human-based workforce. As humans adapt to the capitalist realities of a fully-automated workforce, the challenge for career counselors and specialists is to recognize and provide services to clients with an understanding of the future of work. This webinar will discuss the rapidly changing landscape of automated labor and the threats as well as the opportunities that lie ahead.

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Eric Anctil is the author of the books Selling Higher Education: Marketing and Advertising America's Colleges and Universities; Curriculum Leadership: Readings for Developing Quality Educational Programs; and Curriculum Planning: A Contemporary Approach.  Mr. Anctil is a professor of media and technology in the School of Education at the University of Portland and director of the Higher Education and Student Affairs graduate program. His work broadly centers on K-20 education and the nexus of technology and society.

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A Paradox of Labor Market in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Increasing Student Employability

by Ashique Rafi and Dana Downey
Recorded March 7, 2017

The countries of the Arab Gulf have historically been a top choice for the global expatriate workforce due to high economic growth, quality of life, employment prospects, and good governance. Recently however, these countries are facing significant economic pressure from the ongoing slump in oil prices, political disputes, and rising youth unemployment. This creates a paradox of possibility. In this context, NYU Abu Dhabi will review the current status of employment in the Arab Gulf and highlight strategies to improve international graduate employability in the GCC labor market.

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Ashique Rafi is working as an Employer Services Specialist at New York University Abu Dhabi. His primary assignments are focusing on campus recruitment, employer engagements, employer events, reporting, and managing employer centric activities on NYUAD CareerNet portal. He joined NYUAD Career Development Center in June 2012 but prior to that he was actively involved in career services while serving as a Global Academic Fellow and during his graduate study at KAUST. He completed his Masters in Engineering from University of Nottingham and KAUST respectively.

Dana Downey serves as the Associate Director at the Career Development Center, overseeing employer relations and communication strategy. Prior to joining the team at NYU Abu Dhabi, Dana worked as a career development counselor in the United States for six years. She completed her Masters in Counseling Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin, specializing in global mental health and career development.

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Chinese Returnees’ Conceptions of Positive Career Outcomes after Graduating from Australian Universities

by Serene Lin-Stephens
Recorded February 21, 2017

This study targeted Chinese international students who had received at least one Australian university qualification and returned to work in the greater China region. The main research questions sought to address what Chinese returnees referred to as positive career outcomes, what they actually experienced, and what they deemed as contributing factors to the positive career outcomes they experienced. Data was collected from the returnees via questionnaires and individual interviews. Observation of and interviews with industry stakeholders were also conducted as a contrast. Key findings from the study will be shared in this session along with practical considerations for service designs for Chinese international students and recommendation for further research.

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Serene Lin-Stephens is a Career Development Consultant at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She holds postgraduate qualifications in both Higher Education and Career Development Education. Serene has worked in various roles in the field of career development and employment services, including consultant for both faculties of Science and Engineering and Business and Economics at Macquarie University. In the last five years, Serene has implemented various strategies to incorporate career education into the higher education curricula. At the same time, she shares a special interest in enhancing international education. Her current research projects include building career information literacy in capstone units and Chinese returnees’career outcomes.

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An Overview of Education and Career Guidance (ECG) Implementation in Singapore

by Virginia Cheng and Esther Tan Chuan
Recorded December 6, 2016

There has been a nation-wide effort to support students and adults to make informed education, training and career choices. The Ministry of Education has strengthened education and career guidance (ECG) in schools. This presentation aims to share an overview how ECG is implemented in Singapore through our policies, systems and structures, strategic resources and the ECG framework, which guides the design of ECG activities and resources. There are 4 key pillars to ECG delivery, namely i) Robust ECG curriculum designed by specialists and taught by teachers, ii) Quality ECG counselling by newly-recruited and trained ECG Counsellors, iii) Competent ECG personnel in schools and iv) Supportive partners such as parents, alumni, industries, economic agencies, etc.

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Virginia Cheng is the Project Director of Education and Career Guidance (ECG) at the Singapore Ministry of Education. As Project Director, she leads a team of officers in the development of policies, framework, standards and benchmarks, and programmes to bring about the effective implementation of ECG. This includes the setting up of systems and structures; developing and implementing the ECG curriculum, teaching and learning resources in schools; building the capacity of schools in the delivery of ECG; overseeing the professional development and growth of the fraternity; and establishing key strategic partnerships. Previously, she contributed to the profession as a teacher, principal, inspector of schools, and cluster superintendent, and she was awarded the Public Administration Medals (Silver and Bronze).

Esther Tan Chuan Loo is working as a senior specialist in the Ministry of Education, Singapore, currently focusing on the professional development of Education and Career Guidance Counsellors. She is also a licensed counsellor with a Master’s of Education in Risk and Prevention in Guidance Counselling from Harvard University. She has conducted seminars in the United States, South Korea and Singapore, in the areas of mental health and career explorations. Her assets include being able to train in both English and Chinese. With her passion in vocational psychology and human development, she is interested in research and tools that help people venture deeper in self-exploration to achieve their career-life aspirations.

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Career Readiness Program of a Private University in Pakistan

by Raza Abbas
Recorded October, 2016

Career readiness skills play a key role in the life of a university student. Providing career readiness skills and career counseling at the right time changes the whole scenario of a student’s future career and leads to hope and career prosperity. A career readiness institutionalized program of a leading private university in Pakistan is analyzed in this webinar. The pilot program had been developed strategically; keeping in view the global career readiness best practices as well as culturally adapting them to the corporate industry and higher education requirements in Pakistan.

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Raza Abbas is the pioneer of professional career counseling and career guidance in Pakistan. He is an advocate for the career counseling and career guidance profession. He has consistently presented at premier career forums in six continents of the world: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Middle-East. He has transformed the lives of thousands of youth, teachers and employees across the globe. He is profiled in the global bestseller “The World Book of Hope” as one of the Top 100 Researchers in the world.

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Cognitive Information Processing Theory

by Deb Osborn
Recorded August, 2016

This webinar describes key concepts from the Cognitive Information Processing approach to career problem solving and decision making that are used to help clients and practitioners better understand the content and process of career decision making. Key concepts include the Pyramid of Information Processing Domains (the “knowing” part of decision making) and the CASVE Cycle (the “doing” part of decision making). The session will also describe how the theory is applied in practice, including a three-level differentiated service delivery model and a readiness assessment model. A specific example of service delivery will also be presented.

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Dr. Deb Osborn is a Professor of Counseling and Career Development in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at Florida State University, a past president of the National Career Development Association, and a member of the Board of NCDA. She is part of the team that has developed expertise in the use of cognitive strategies in the design and delivery of career counseling and guidance services and the appropriate use of computer technology in counseling. Her presentation on this topic at the 2015 APCDA Conference in Tokyo was rated highly and attendees were eager to apply the CIP theory in their own practice.

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Telling Stories of Career Transition through Scores and an Integrative Structured Interview Process

by Mary McMahon and Mark Watson
Recorded March, 2016

In today’s world of work, it is not uncommon for people to change occupations and to re-engage in learning during their adult lives. This presentation reports on research that used the qualitative Integrative Structured Interview (ISI) Process and the quantitative Self-Directed Search instrument to understand the career transitions of university students who had worked for at least two years prior to returning to study in a different field. Case study examples will illustrate the rich stories told by the participants that provided a contextual and nuanced understanding of their transitions. Suggestions are offered for career counsellors.

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Dr Mary McMahon teaches career development and narrative career counselling in the School of Education at The University of Queensland where she works as a Senior Lecturer. She is interested in the career development of children and adolescents and how young people may be supported by career counselling and career programs. Mary is the co-developer of the internationally known Systems Theory Framework of Career Development. Currently Mary is working on practical applications of her framework including her story-telling approach to career counselling and qualitative assessment instruments.

Distinguished Professor Mark Watson lectures, writes and practices in the field of career psychology. Mark publishes nationally and internationally in journals and books, sits on the editorial board of several international journals, is co-author of a book onCareer Psychology in the South African Context, and is co-editor of three new books on career development, counselling and assessment. He is a co-developer of theMy System of Career Influences, a qualitative career assessment instrument. Professor Watson is a Research Fellow at The University of Warwick in England and an Honorary Professor at The University of Queensland.

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Critical Ingredients for Career Interventions

by Dr. Marilyn Maze
Recorded January, 2016

Researchers have identified the five critical ingredients in career interventions, but are we using them? And are they relevant in the Asia Pacific region? Researchers worked for years using meta-analysis on research describing successful career interventions during the last half of the previous century to identify factors which were crucial to getting good results. They looked at the length of the intervention, individual versus group counseling, types of career information available, and many other factors – but none of these made decisive differences. Finally, in 2000, by looking at a variety of factors, 5 were found to make a substantial difference in effectiveness. Are these factors being used widely in the Asia Pacific region? Are the findings relevant today? Do these factors produce results? This webinar will engage participants to answer these questions.

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Marilyn Maze, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Career Development Association. She has organized the annual APCDA Conference since its inception, conducted numerous research projects on hot labor market and career counseling issues, and presented at international conferences. Marilyn serves on the board of the National Career Development Association and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maryland Career Development Association in 2010.

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10 Tips for Supporting a Globally Mobile Workforce

by Dr. Roberta Neault
Recorded July, 2015

The impact of a global economy is inconsistent in the Asia Pacific region. Highly skilled workers leave home to work abroad, while industries emerge locally to produce products/services for export. Students study abroad and international universities set up local campuses. Facilitated by technology, workers serve customers/clients around the world without travelling. “Global careerists” see the world as their workplace, pursuing attractive career opportunities regardless of location. Career practitioners, advisors, counsellors, and HR professionals need to rethink their approaches in order to improve services to globally mobile workers. You will leave this 1.5 hour webinar with tips and strategies to support this significant segment of our future workforce.

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Dr. Roberta Neault walks her talk; she has travelled to 65+ countries and counselled/coached immigrants, expatriates, repatriates, trailing spouses, third-culture kids, and global careerists. Her work on 6 continents includes board leadership, keynotes, research collaboration, consulting, contributions to international publications, and teaching students from around the world. Recipient of the Gold Medal and Diamond Pin for international career development leadership, Roberta is passionate about raising the bar in career services for the globally mobile workforce. President of Life Strategies Ltd. and Associate Dean at Yorkville University, Roberta also currently serves as Treasurer for the Asia Pacific Career Development Association.

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Chaos Theory of Careers and the Changing World-of Work

by Brian Hutchison
Recorded March 24, 2015

The world-of-work is changing. This can cause anxiety, difficulty making decisions, and feelings of desperation which requires new approaches to career coaching and counseling. This 1.5 hour webinar will focus on incorporating principles of chaos theory of careers to plan practical interventions for working counselors and coaches.

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Brian Hutchison, Ph.D., is currently an Associate Professor, Coordinator of the School Counseling Program, and International Studies Fellow at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. He received his Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision from Penn State University. His scholarly work is focused on the study of social class bias in the delivery of school counseling interventions, international school and career counseling, counselor feelings of social class dissonance as it applies to their work, and the delivery of career development interventions that incorporate the concept of human agency and social justice as it impacts the career development of underserved and international populations. Brian is an active member of ACA, ACAM, ACES, MoCDA (where he is a past-President), and NCDA (where he serves as Co-chair for the Global Connections Committee).

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From Super to Savickas: Theory to Guide Practice

by JoAnn Bowlsbey
Rrecorded October 7, 2014

Which career planning theories guide your practice? For many of us, all of the theories sound fascinating, but it is hard to choose between them. This confusion may cause us to ignore them. Dr. JoAnn Bowlsbey will compare the various theories of the 20th century and provide insights into the strengths and applications of each, so that we can decide when to use them to guide our practice.

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JoAnn Harris-Bowlsbey has enjoyed a long career in the field of career guidance and development. She began this career as a high school counselor and in the late 1960’s she pioneered computer-based career planning. She first developed the Computerized Vocational Information System (CVIS), then developed DISCOVER. When ACT took over responsibility for DISCOVER development, she became the Executive Director of ACT’s Educational Technology Center in Maryland. JoAnn wrote three different versions of the Career Development Facilitator curriculum – for schools and workforce centers in the >United States, for Japan, and for the U.S. Prison System. She is currently Executive Director for Content Development at Kuder, Inc. and co-author with Dr. Spencer Niles and Dr. Norman Amundson of two best-selling textbooks on career development theory and practice in the United States. A past president of the National Career Development Association, JoAnn has received that organization’s highest award – the Eminent Career Award.

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10 Key Concepts Foundational to Our Work

by Roberta Neault
Recorded March 5, 2014

Why do you do what you do in career counselling or coaching? This presentation categorizes popular theories and models, foundational to our work, into 10 broad categories. Learn about traditional and emerging conceptual frameworks. Make strategic choices about which approaches would be most effective with the client group(s) you serve.

If career practitioners and counsellors don’t have a solid grounding in career theories and models, their work with clients or students is little different from having a conversation with a compassionate friend. Theories and models can assist with case conceptualization, developing customized interventions, and evaluating results.

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Dr. Roberta Neault, APCDA Treasurer, was editor of the Journal of Employment Counseling from 2008 – 2011 and serves on the boards of the Career Counsellors Chapter of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association as well as the Asia Pacific Career Development Association. Dr. Neault has written, presented, and taught internationally on the topic of career theories and was awarded the Gold Medal for Leadership in Career Development in 2011.

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