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Think Soft Skills for Workforce. Think Critical Core Skills.

By Hannah Lennon and Corrine Peng
Thursday, September 24/Friday, September 25

The adoption of technology, automation and digitalization over the years have led to the transformation at work and in living. The current COVID-19 crisis has accelerated these changes, impacting the lives of billions around the world. In the past, individuals and employers have assigned lower priority to soft skills while emphasizing technical skills acquisition for employment and careers. The crisis provides a timely reminder on the importance of building soft skills that would allow individuals to stay resilient, agile and connected in the increasingly digitalized world.  What can our career practitioners do to change the mindset of individuals related to soft skills, to encourage them to develop these skills and apply them to serve their lifelong career-learning development? A set of 16 Critical Core Skills for the Singapore workforce identified in consultation with industries will be introduced.

Please note the time of the webinar in your location:

Americas

Thu Oct 15

Asia & Pacific

Fri Oct 16

North America East Coast

10-11:30 PM *

Samoa

4 – 5:30 PM *

North America Central

9 -10:30 PM *

New Zealand

3 - 4:30 PM *

North America Mountain

8-9:30 PM *

New South Wales

1:00 – 2:30 PM *

North America Pacific

7- 8:30 PM *

South Australia

12:30 – 2:00 PM *

Hawaii

4 – 5:30 PM

Queensland, Guam

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Korea, Japan

11 – 12:30 PM

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

10 -11:30 AM

Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia

9 - 10:30 AM

Bangladesh, Kazakhstan

8 – 9:30 AM

India, Sri Lanka

7:30 – 9 AM

Pakistan

7 – 8:30 AM

Azerbaijan

6 – 7:30 AM

* We believe this region is observing Daylight Savings Time.

Cost for residents of high-income countries: $20 for members, $30 for non-members, $15 students

Cost for residents of other countries: $10 for members, $15 for non-members, $7.50 students

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Hannah Lennon, a Project Manager for Mercer’s Talent Consulting Business in Singapore, is a Project Manager for the SkillsFuture Framework Implementation in various industries in Singapore.  Ms. Lennon specializes in understanding how the future of work impacts jobs and skills and is passionate about enabling organizations to create meaningful employee experiences.  She gained valuable industry and cultural insights working with clients across multiple sectors, notably Financial Services, Education, Manufacturing, and Fast-moving Consumer Goods, both in the United Kingdom and Singapore.  Ms Lennon earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from University College London in 2015.

Corrine Peng, a Jobs-Skills Analyst at SkillsFuture Singapore, collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to develop and derive jobs-skills insights and skills trends relating to evolving sector landscape and end users’ needs. She also engages with other teams of the organization to participate in jobs-skills analysis and proof-of-concept (POC) projects. With an extensive background and experience in capability and professional development, Corrine has contributed immensely to the development of Skills Frameworks and Critical Core Skills.

Free Member Webinar

Chinese Parents Leading the Way

By Dr. Elisabeth Montgomery, Dr. Claire Ouyang, and Dr. Candy Ho
Thursday, Oct 15/Friday, Oct 16, 2020

Join us for an interactive webinar hosted by members of the South China Country region of APCDA. Dr. Elisabeth Montgomery, APCDA South China Regional Director, will show specific program outcomes after six years of the Shenzhen Nanshan District Education Bureau career development programs. She will highlight the Chinese education bureau’s first Job Shadow program in 2020 and practice some of the system dynamics techniques to lead parents into the service of strong job readiness support within the schools. Dr. Claire Ouyang will then guide us to look deeply at the Chinese students' career mindset in Macau SAR, putting forth the theory of career acquiescence to family and local influences. Dr. Candy Ho summarizes the webinar with college graduate influencers and the changes in influencers along the path of lifelong career opportunities.

Please note the time of the webinar in your location:

Americas

Thu Oct 15

Asia & Pacific

Fri Oct 16

North America East Coast

10-11:30 PM *

Samoa

4 – 5:30 PM *

North America Central

9 -10:30 PM *

New Zealand

3 - 4:30 PM *

North America Mountain

8-9:30 PM *

Queensland, Guam

12:00 – 1:30 PM

New South Wales

1:00 – 2:30 PM *

North America Pacific

7- 8:30 PM *

South Australia

12:30 – 2:00 PM *

Hawaii

4 – 5:30 PM

Korea, Japan

11 – 12:30 PM

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

10 -11:30 AM

Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia

9 - 10:30 AM

Bangladesh, Kazakhstan

8 – 9:30 AM

India, Sri Lanka

7:30 – 9 AM

Pakistan

7 – 8:30 AM

Azerbaijan

6 – 7:30 AM

* We believe this region is observing Daylight Savings Time.

Cost: Free to Members, Non-members: High-income country professional $10, Student $5; Not high-income professional $5, Student $2.50

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Elisabeth P. Montgomery, Ph.D., Senior Advisor on Internationalization-Nanshan District Education Bureau International Affairs; Foreign Vice-Principal South China University of Science & Technology Experimental Schools; Nanshan District Inspector, Foreign Representative-Nanshan Peoples Political Consultative Conference; Foreign Expert Trainer-Nanshan Famous Teachers Research Program; Nanshan EdTech Advisor; District Representative-United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; Nanshan District Career Planning Education & Guidance Grades K-12; Pioneer Leadership Developer for Great Books/Shared Inquiry China; Founder - Nanshan District Dragon & Eagle Dialogues Annual Event K-12; Founder/Headmaster-Shenzhen Yucai Education Group International Department 


Dr. Claire Ouyang, Ph.D., APCDA Macao Representative, is the founder of the Macao Career Development Association. She received her PhD in counseling psychology at the University of Macao. As a private practitioner, she currently provides career guidance and counseling, teaches at the City University of Macau, and conducts academic research.

Dr. Candy Ho, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, Integrative Career and Capstone Learning in the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia, Canada, has worked extensively in university student affairs. Her collective professional experiences to date have culminated in her EdD (SFU) dissertation investigating the conceptions of post-secondary career influencers in student career success, and she readily shares her expertise locally, nationally, and globally. Dr. Ho also serves as Vice Chair of CERIC, a Canadian charitable organization that advances education and research in career counselling and career development, in order to increase the economic and social well-being of Canadians.

An Evidence-based Review of the Singapore Career Development Standards

By Jeremiah Wong

Wednesday, Oct 21/Thursday, Oct 22, 2020

Career Practitioners around the world constantly seek new frontiers of learning and practice so that we are useful and relevant to our clients’ career needs. Our work, identity and growth are guided by professional standards, competencies and credentialing policies either locally or internationally. In 2018, Singapore had launched its own career practitioner competency and credentialing framework – dubbed the Workforce Singapore Career Development Framework (or WSG CDF). Since launch, it has trained and supported local career practitioners in the education, union, public employment and career services sector. In this webinar, we will shed insights and learnings on what might be the first local, postgraduate qualitative study on career practitioner skills policy, its impact and support for pre-existing and new career practitioners at the CDF’s introduction. Factors covered in this study includes skills acquisition, skills utilisation, skills measurement at the workplace, continuous professional development and professional recognition with international models.

Please note the time of the webinar in your location:

Americas

Wed Oct 21

Asia & Pacific

Thu Oct 22

North America East Coast

10-11:30 PM *

Samoa

4 – 5:30 PM *

North America Central

9 -10:30 PM *

New Zealand

3 - 4:30 PM *

North America Mountain

8-9:30 PM *

New South Wales

1:00 – 2:30 PM *

North America Pacific

7- 8:30 PM *

South Australia

12:30 – 2:00 PM *

Hawaii

4 – 5:30 PM

Queensland, Guam

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Korea, Japan

11 – 12:30 PM

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

10 -11:30 AM

Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia

9 - 10:30 AM

Bangladesh, Kazakhstan

8 – 9:30 AM

India, Sri Lanka

7:30 – 9 AM

Pakistan

7 – 8:30 AM

Azerbaijan

6 – 7:30 AM

* We believe this region is observing Daylight Savings Time.

Cost for residents of high-income countries: $20 for members, $30 for non-members, $15 students
Cost for residents of other countries: $10 for members, $15 for non-members, $7.50 students

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Mr. Jeremiah Wong is a Career and Life-Design Counsellor and a Capability Developer with Workforce Singapore, a government agency that renders career services to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents. He oversees the capability building and career development of career practitioners in Singapore, and constantly hones his practice with modern theories and practices to help shape the future discourse and design of career services. Jeremiah’s strengths lie with helping people transition, redesign their career-life and manage their careers, programme design and capability building of career practitioners. In 2018, he was awarded the Public Service ExCEL (Excellence through Continuous Enterprise and Learning) Innovation Champion Award for Career Development Innovation and Services, and Public Service ExCEL Innovation Champion Award for Re-branding of WSG Career Centres (team prize). He is also an Associate Lecturer and Supervisor for the Specialist Diploma in Career Counselling programme at Republic Polytechnic.

Free to Members

What Brings You to Life?

By Dr. Lee Richmond

Tuesday, Nov 4/Wednesday, Nov 5, 2020

Based on an upbeat book by the same title, this workshop by one of the book’s authors stresses how to enable counselors to help discover what enlivens and deepens their connections to their own spirituality. Participants will discover their own sources of energy. Through thoughtful reflection and conversation, participants will learn how to tap into what enlivens them, what prompts people to give of themselves to others and to discover what gifts they would benefit from giving to themselves.

Please note the time of the webinar in your location:

Americas

Tue Nov 4

Asia & Pacific

Wed No 5

North America East Coast

9-10:30 PM

Samoa

4 – 5:30 PM

North America Central

10 -11:30 PM

New Zealand

3 - 4:30 PM *

North America Mountain

9-10:30 PM

New South Wales

1:00 – 2:30 PM *

North America Pacific

8- 9:30 PM

South Australia

12:30 – 2:00 PM *

Hawaii

4 – 5:30 PM

Queensland, Guam

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Korea, Japan

11 – 12:30 PM

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

10 -11:30 AM

Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia

9 - 10:30 AM

Bangladesh, Kazakhstan

8 – 9:30 AM

India, Sri Lanka

7:30 – 9 AM

Pakistan

7 – 8:30 AM

Azerbaijan

6 – 7:30 AM

* We believe this region is observing Daylight Savings Time.

Cost: Free to Members, Non-members: High-income country professional $10, Student $5; Not high-income professional $5, Student $2.50

Click here to register

Lee J. Richmond, PhD, Professor Emerita, Loyola University Maryland, is a licensed psychologist in the State of Maryland. Her books include co-editor of Connections Between Spirit and Work, co-author of Soulwork: How to Find the Work You Love: How to Love the Work You Have, and What Brings You to Life?: Awakening Women’s Spiritual Essence. She is a fellow and past president of both the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and the American and Counseling Association, and a Distinguished Senior Contributor the Division of Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association.

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