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General

Topic

Presenters

Session

Life Design: A 21st c. Paradigm for Career Development Neill

515

Principals of Group Career Counseling Pyle

514

Staying Engaged When the Path is Uncharted Borgen, Pickerell

135

Top 10 Tips for Conducting the Career Construction Interview

Glavin

325

Career Creation in the New Normal Era and Support as a Career Counselor

Asaka

124


College

Topic

Presenters

Session

Advocacy strategies for serving international students in the US: A participatory action research Shao, Liu

516

ANUBHAV: A Crossway of Knowledge Capitalization from Academia to Industry

Chopra, Bhatia 134

ANUBHAV: A Crossway of Knowledge Capitalization from Academia to Industry

Goswami 134

APCDA Career Service Competencies: Supporting Quality Practice

Hughes, Mate
125

Building Cultural Competency: Resources for Supporting Diverse Clients on Uncharted Paths

Borgen, Hassany, Taylor

524

Career Adaptation Across the Lifespan: A comparison of transitions of university students and retired mentors

Brown, Luke

127

Career Pathways made Relevant 

Tong

332

Class of 2020 - Building Resilience and Hope in Student Interns in the COVID-19 era

Asato, Brown, Tran

122

Development and Validation of a Chinese Five-Factor Short Form of the Career Adapt-Abilities Scale

Sou

126

Empower Students to Navigate Careers: NYU Shanghai Career Development Center Student Ambassador Program

Mai, Tang

132

Global Nomads Working Abroad and Coming Home: How Career Development Professionals Can Help

Ahn, Borgen, Chudasama, Truong

513

How to Thrive in a New Job-less World: Create Your Own Job!

Han

324

Impacts of Careers Services on Graduate Employability of University Students in Vietnam

Vu 536

Looking Down the Track: International Student Graduates and Employment Experiences

Arthur, Woodend

517

Providing virtual career services for college students from a college career center perspective

Liu, Shao

522

Social Support, Resilience and Work Readiness among University Students in Malaysia: A Preliminary Study

Lau, Voon

326

Standards in Computer-Based and Internet-Delivered Testing: Finding the Middle Ground in a Pandemic

Mamauag

532

Supporting Clients Who Are Neurodiverse

Breen, Flaherty

512

The Assessment of Validity and Reliability of Personal Globe Inventory-Short in Indonesian Language

Liusmin, Gunawan

137

The Role of Career Counselors for People from Diverse Backgrounds

Kato

123

Validation and Reliability of Perceived Future Employability Scale for Young Adults in Indonesia

Matius, Gunawan

136

What Motivates Asia Pacific University Students to Pursue Careers in Human Resources?

Numanga , Springer

336


Adults

Topic

Presenters

Session

Australia’s Got Fresh Talent – A Disruptive Program to Help Skilled Migrants Find Work 

Gadani

121

Career Development: The Secret Sauce to Become a Radical HR Change Agent

Schwartz

534

Discovering your Passion through Career Exploration Journey

Seenivasan

331

Introducing and localizing CCI in Japan

Hasagawa, Mizuno

511

Journey through Uncertainty to Emerging with Hope and Positivity

Liew Dewen

131

Meaning of life and career design for Chinese middle-aged female educators

Tien

521

Navigating Through Unprecedented Challenges Towards Career Aspiration

Ng

531

Rethinking Career Engagement for Older Workers: Adapting to a Changing Workforce

Borgen, Borgen, Luke

321

Work-life Wellness for Teleworking in a Pandemic Context

Como, Domene

327




K - 12

Topic

Presenters

Session

Blastoff! Launching College Placements in Chinese High Schools 

Xiao, Montgomery

533

 Build Online Personal Branding For Counsellors 

Le

334

Building Resilience & Adaptability using Role Models. A brief 15-minute Strengths Based Intervention

Glavin, Tan, Wong

335

Career Development Education is Talent Development Education

Liao

525

Changing the landscape of career development in the UAE

Eghterafi

333

Early Career Decision Making and Career Sustainability in Times Of COVID-19

Prashanth

337

Find Inspiration, Purpose, Career Paths, and Resilient Jobs with UN 2030 Global Goals

Redd, Ahn, Flanagan, Ho, Wylde

322

Igniting collective advocacy for careers work- Maximizing Career Guidance

Abbas

535

Social Emotional Learning and Career Development from Kindergarten to Higher Education

Culberson, Ho

523

To Soar Like an Eagle You Need Strong Wings & Understand Thermals

Gatenby

323





Tuesday, May 25

111

Keynote: Constructing Career Paths: From Finding to Designing a Work Life by Dr. Mark Savickas

Many counselors are shifting concentration from fostering career development to designing lives.  This shift in practice has been prompted by changes in the social organization of work and occupations.  To respond to these changes, counselors have turned to narrative models, methods for self-construction, and identity shaping to emphasizes life design rather than occupational choice.  From this perspective, vocational interests are solutions to problems that people have experienced and work is an opportunity to actively master what has been passively suffered.  This approach to career counseling enables clients to fit work into their lives, rather than fit themselves to jobs. This presentation will discuss and demonstrate practical techniques for using stories and articulating life themes to foster educational and career decision making. 

Presentation Slides

Do You Know Scale (useful questions for a complete life story)

 

Dr. Mark Savickas, Ph.D., is professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Northeast Ohio Medical University and Adjunct Professor of Counselor Education at Kent State University. His articles, book chapters, and presentations to professional groups have dealt with vocational behavior and career counseling.  He has received the John L. Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Career and Personality Research (1994), the Leona Tyler Award (2011) from the Counseling Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association, and the Eminent Career Award (1996) from the National Career Development Association (NCDA). He is a fellow of NCDA, the American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the National Career Development Association.


121

Australia’s Got Fresh Talent – A Disruptive Program to Help Skilled Migrants Find Work by Naishadh Gadani

Professional and skilled migrants arriving in Australia find it difficult to land a job in their chosen profession. Australia’s Got Fresh Talent is a program that addresses migrant unemployment issues. In this program, migrants receive extensive training that prepares them for employment in Australia and an opportunity to pitch to employers, decision makers and recruiters. In a 3-min pitch, migrants share their professional story. We work with migrants to invite targeted employers and recruiters who are currently hiring professionals with skills that match theirs.  This enables recruiters/employers to learn about migrants, interact and network with them, and assess their fit for a potential job.


 

Naishadh Gadani, originally from India, migrated to Australia 13 years back. After being made redundant, in 2009, Mr. Gadani transitioned into a new career  Employment and Career Coach. In the last 11 years, Mr. Gadani has worked with over 2500 job-seekers to help them find jobs and build their careers. He has experience is very diverse - from working with jobseekers with disadvantages to people who've sustained injuries to overseas migrants and international graduates. He is also host of Career Care Package - a daily LinkedIn Live Show and a podcaster.

122

Class of 2020 - Building Resilience and Hope in Student Interns in the COVID-19 Era by Felicity Brown, Eric Asato, and Hanh Tran

Since 2017, RMIT University Vietnam has run customized employability skills workshops focusing on Resilience and Interpersonal Skills for students enrolled in credit-bearing internship courses.  These workshops recall students to campus several weeks into the internship, enabling the students to reflect on their workplace experiences in a familiar environment, share their learnings with classmates and acquire practical techniques from the facilitators and former interns. This presentation will be part skill builder/part sharing practice about the enhanced design, development and delivery of the internship workshops supporting RMIT graduates to handle the rigors of workplaces in 2020 and beyond. 

Presentation Slides

 

Ms. Felicity Brown Originally from Australia, Felicity Brown has been based in Asia for 19 years including Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan and currently in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Felicity has worked at RMIT University Vietnam since 2014 where she is the Manager, Career Consulting and Development.  She holds a Masters of Career Development from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia and also runs a career coaching and facilitation business, Maia Careers and Training, developing mid-career professional women.   A professional member of CDAA, NAGCAS and APCDA, Felicity is passionate about working cross­-culturally and helping clients develop personally meaningful careers in times of change.


After completing his MBA from Seattle University in 2009, Mr. Eric Asato moved to Vietnam for a life change to become an English teacher. Many of his students were confused as to why an MBA graduate would want to teach English. His answer ‘I’m passionate about helping students achieve their goals. Mr. Asato taught English and lectured business classes until moving into the Careers & Industry Relations Department at RMIT where he continues to teach employability skills.


 

Ms. Hanh Tran has been with RMIT University Vietnam since 2018 as a Student Professional Development Consultant. Ms. Tran is responsible for the development of RMIT’s co-curricular professional skills development program, which aims to prepare RMIT students for life and work. Before embarking her journey at RMIT, Ms. Tran had more than 4 years of experience in Human Resources at Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage, specializing in Training & Development. Loving working with people to help them with both personal and professional development, Ms. Tran chose to develop her career in training and consulting.

 123

The Role of Career Counselors for People from Diverse Backgrounds by Mai Kato

Consulting for international students, I found that every student had a hard time finding a job in Japan after graduation.  Many of them cannot even access the placement service programs provided by schools and local governments. Why does this occur? What type of skills should counselors build and how can they recognize the difference in support for international students and for locals, or does the distinction really help the clients?  More than ever before, consultants need to reconsider the role and the place in a support team in such circumstances.

 

Ms. Mai Kato is an Immigration lawyer who assists corporate clients that hire foreign employees to obtain visas for Japan and conduct training and seminars on risk management in employment. She is also a counselor in a public project for the local government and is responsible for job placement support for international students. Ms. Kato has launched the online community “Shukatu-Ryoku UP! Program” so that people from various countries preparing to work in Japan can learn together and find employment. This program has been very successful in helping participants find jobs, which would have been difficult if they had tried to do it on their own.

 124

Career Creation in the New Normal Era and Support as a Career Counselor by Momoko Asaka

Work environment and daily lives have changed significantly with requests of business suspension and stay-at-home under the state of emergency declaration due to COVID-19.  Some of my clients say "I'm confused because I must work from home" or "I've lost my income." Many teachers who are unexpectedly forced to provide online lessons in a short period of time are stressed by the lack of understanding of online tools. In addition, self-employed and freelancers have complained that they are available but can't get any work. We will consider what perspective helps career counselors to engage clients based on examples.

Presentation Slides

 

Ms. Momoko Asaka is the CEO at Veriteworks and Secretary of APCDA. Graduated in Arts in Library and Information Science from Keio University, Japan. JCDA Certified Career Development Adviser, JPA Certified Psychologist, Mental Health Legal Advisor, Health and Productivity Management Advisor.  She started an independent business after working as in a medical corporation, HR staff for a company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange 1st section, and an HR director of a private IT company. Her company was incorporated as Veriteworks in 2014. Utilizing 20 years of experience in the counseling field, she provides career and mental health counseling for corporate clients, as well as seminars, article writing, and media appearances.

125

APCDA Career Service Competencies: Supporting Quality Practice by Catherine Hughes and Susan Mate

Career practitioners often talk about skills, but today’s employers prefer the term “Competencies,” which break work tasks into specific components.  Competencies are building blocks for standards, job descriptions, and skills assessment.  APCDA Career Service Competencies include both Core Competencies (common to all career practitioners) and Specialized Competencies that may depend on work setting, job requirements, or the country in which the work is being done.  We will also discuss cultural differences associated with practitioner work in varied countries and the emphasis of the Career Industry Association in Australia. Competencies can be overwhelming, until we learn how to use them and identify with them in our work as practitioners. Two highly experienced career professionals will help us to understand the value and uses of these competencies.

 

Dr. Catherine Hughes, PhD, News Committee Chair and 2020 Outstanding News Contributor Award Recipient, founded the Grow Careers website for Australian school communities.  Her doctorate is in vocational psychology and he has authored books on careers work in schools and career development resources to support the work of school-based career practitioners. Dr. Hughes is a Sessional Course Leader for the Graduate Certificate in Career Education and Development at RMIT University.  Her application of theory, research and practice has been widely published and she has presented at national and international conferences.


Dr. Susan Mate, PhD, is an educator and researcher is the field of Career Development and Workplace learning. As a Program Manager in the School of Education for the Graduate Certificate in career development at RMIT she is committed to evidence-informed learning. She holds a PhD focusing on Learning in the Workplace and a background in education design. Her current research interest involves developing and refining learning materials that focus on fostering student partnership with a strong interest in narrative, career, professional and gender Identity.

 126

Development and Validation of a Chinese Five-Factor Short Form of the Career Adapt-Abilities Scale by Elvo Sou

The Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (CAAS) is a wildly used measure of career adaptability, with four factors of concern, control, curiosity, and confidence. Recent research validated a 12-item version of the scale (CAAS-SF) and a five-factor version that includes the additional factor of cooperation (CAAS-5). Using a sample of 326 university graduates in Macao who had gained employment, the present study developed and validated a brief 15-item five-factor version of the scale (CAAS-5-SF). Results showed that CAAS-5-SF has good psychometric properties and is a suitable tool for measuring five-factor career adaptability. Implications for research and practice are discussed.


Mr. Elvo Sou is the Head of Student Counselling Section, Student Affairs Office at the University of Macau. He oversees the Psychological Counselling Center and the Career Development Center. He is a registered psychotherapist in Macau and has 20 years of experience in counseling. Mr. Sou is currently undergoing doctoral training at the University of Hong Kong, focusing on career development. He is active in professional engagement. He is currently the Chairman of Macau Psychology Association and former Macau Director of the Asia Pacific Career Development Association.

 127

Career Adaptation Across the Lifespan: A Comparison of Transitions of University Students and Retired Mentors by Jason Brown, Jennifer Luke

Career Construction Theory (Savickas, 2005; 2013) provides a useful framework for understanding how psychosocial factors and engagement in career adaptive behaviors supports an individual’s transitions through major lifespan stages. We describe the findings from two independent qualitative studies. The first study reports on focus group research with 25 students at an Australian university about their engagement in activities to enhance their employability. The second study reports on thematic analysis results from interviews with 30 post-retirement age Australian participants about re-engaging with career and mentoring younger workers. We will briefly discuss the implications for research and practice.

 

Mr. Jason Brown is a lecturer at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. He is responsible for designing careers and employability learning activities across the university and teaches units in career planning and work integrated learning. Jason is in the final stages of a Ph.D. at the University of Southern Queensland where his thesis is examining the measurement of psychosocial factors and career adaptive behaviors that support the development of employability of university students.


Ms. Jennifer Luke is a careers educator and researcher at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), member of the Australian Collaboratory for Career Employability and Learning for Living (ACCELL) and current Divisional President (Queensland) of the Career Development Association of Australia. Her current Ph.D. research and ongoing advocacy focuses on career support for older workers re-engaging with the workforce, their adaptability, and transference of skills to the younger generations.

 131

 Journey Through Uncertainty to Emerging with Hope and Positivity by Asher Liew Dewen

This program features career coaching techniques that brought about not just renewal in career but hope for the client as well. Our client is a middle-aged professional whose career took an unexpected turn after being retrenched. He gradually lost his confidence and hope as he faced career uncertainties while struggling with his midlife stressors. Through solution-focused coaching and Synder’s Hope Theory, career coach helped this client regain confidence and optimism in his career situation. As hope motivates behavior, our client managed to leverage his newly constructed strategies to secure himself a new lease in his career.


Mr. Asher Liew Dewen is a career coach who has more than 10 years in Career Coaching, training and education consulting. His exposure spans across private education institutions, corporate and public service sectors as well. Mr. Liew is a Certified Professional Resume Writer and Career Facilitation Practitioner and is passionate about helping individuals find career clarity in their lives.  Mr. Liew is the facilitator of “Winning the Job” and “Managing Your Professional Brand” workshops targeted to help jobseekers to enhance their job search effectiveness through branding.

 132

Empower Students to Navigate Careers: NYU Shanghai Career Development Center Student Ambassador Program by Ji Tang and Manru Ma

The COVID-19 pandemic caused severe impact to the education industry, especially for university operations and college students. Although our career center had dramatically increased the ability to serve students online, we still faced uncertainties both internally and externally.  NYU Shanghai CDC developed a framework to facilitate students’ 4-year career development journey at NYU Shanghai. The framework contains four stages: Explore, Vision, Develop and Impact. We will elaborate a case study of CDC’s Student Ambassadors Program to show how CDC practices EVDI framework and to demonstrate how CDC utilizes this program to help students explore career interests, narrow down their goals, develop relevant skills and create a bigger impact.

 

Ms. Ji Tang received her BA in Political Science and Public Administration from Nanjing University and her master’s degree in International Studies at the University of Washington. She worked at the Chancellor's Office at Duke Kunshan University and then at the Career Development Center (CDC) at New York University Shanghai after graduation. She is now the Manager of the New York University Shanghai CDC, in charge of establishing and managing external relations with alumni, government, and international and social organizations. Ji Tang participated in research projects on higher education reform in Jiangsu Province, and also in research projects commissioned by the Ministry of Education.


Ms. Manru Ma received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Psychology from Suzhou University of Science and Technology and pursued her master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of Miami. She worked at the Human Resources department and then at the Career Development Center (CDC) at New York University Shanghai after graduation. She now works as Employer Engagement and Communications Coordinator, in charge of establishing and managing employer relationships, marketing promotions and branding.

 134

ANUBHAV: A Crossway of Knowledge Capitalization from Academia to Industry by Dr. Harpreet Bhatia and Dr. Vandana Gambhir Chopra

The purpose of this paper is to describe the collaboration between university and industry through ANUBHAV, the Internship Cell of the Department of Psychology of Keshav Mahavidyalaya. The cell bridges the academia industry gap and charts the career paths of students by forming a liaison between them and organizations. The cell imparts technical and behavioral skills to students through various career guidance and skill immersion programs. ANUBHAV is a framework of cooperation between organizations and higher education serving multifold purposes of cooperative teaching, enterprise development, contract research, and campus companies. This paper gives an overview of lessons learned in the structure and establishment of collaborative programs.

Presentation Slides


Dr. Harpreet Bhatia is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology in Keshav Mahavidyalaya, University of Delhi. Qualified in NET examination and awarded the Junior Research Fellowship, she completed her Ph.D. with a specialization in Clinical Psychology. She has constructed the Family Environment Scale being quite widely used. Having keen interest in several fields including Psycho-gerontology, Developmental Psychology, Counseling, Positive Psychology, Media Psychology and Career Development, she enjoys research and has been a part of the UNICEF project for Indian standardization of a developmental screening tool, two ICMR projects related to problems of the elderly, and a UNIFEM project on trafficking of women in India.

 

Dr. Vandana Gambhir Chopra is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, University of Delhi, and the Ethics & Standards Committee Chair for the Asia Pacific Career Development Association. She started her professional career as a medical physician and later excelled and received her doctorate in Psychology. Known as an expert in Psychometrics, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management and Vocational & Career Counseling, she helps the companies with their employee wellness and productivity through training and assessments. Her fields of involvement in psychology research work span across career competencies, personality, social psychology, competency mapping, positive psychology, and consumer behavior and geriatrics mental health.

 135

Staying Engaged when the Path is Uncharted by Dr. Roberta Borgen (Neault) and Dr. Deirdre Pickerell

The recent global pandemic pushed countless workers into their homes and challenged businesses, educational providers, and non-profits to innovate in order to survive. Some workplaces and workers shifted relatively quickly within a rapidly changing landscape. Those who were able to keep staff/faculty and customers/clients engaged, were the ones who were able to do more than just survive – they thrived with adaptability, resilience, and community. Hear two career development innovators share examples of walking on uncharted paths and reflect on lessons learned to support individuals and organizations navigating pandemic-related challenges.

Presentation Slides

Tips Handout


Dr Roberta Borgen (Neault), Ph.D., President of Life Strategies Ltd., Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, and Project Director for the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF), is co-developer of the Career Engagement model, and has extensive experience as an educator and counsellor supporting individuals and organizations with transitions, engagement and strategies to maximize their success.

 

Dr. Deirdre Pickerell, Ph.D., Dean of Student Success at Yorkville University and Toronto Film School is an award-winning career development leader. She is co-author of the career engagement model and has dedicated her career to helping individuals create opportunities to be fully engaged across work/life roles.

 136

Validation and Reliability of Perceived Future Employability Scale for Young Adults in Indonesia by Anastasia Christy Matius

Perceived future employability (PFE) in young adults concerns young people’s perceptions of their future skills, experience, networks, personal traits, labor market knowledge, and institutional reputation at the time of completing their formal education (Gunawan, 2018). This presentation will discuss the process of validation and reliability of PFE in Indonesia.

Abstract

Presentation Slides


Ms. Anastasia Christy Matius is a psychology undergraduate student in her final year and currently doing a research/study for her bachelor thesis in order to complete a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

 137

The Assessment of Validity and Reliability of the Personal Globe Inventory-Short in Indonesian Language by Santi Liusmin

Vocational interest is assessed for figuring out and giving us insight to make our career decision. Personal Globe Inventory–Short assesses vocational interest with one new dimension, called prestige. This provides the results in a diagram form, enabling a review of the interest area with more information. This presentation will discuss the process and result of validity and reliability assessment on Personal Globe Inventory-Short in Indonesian Language.

Abstract

Presentation Slides

 

Ms. Santy Liusmin is a final semester student at Krida Wacana Christian University (UKRIDA), a mentor for career counseling class in Faculty of Psychology, Krida Wacana Christian University, and a member of the recruitment team as talent acquisition intern at blibli.com (Indonesian e-commers). She is currently undergraduate student in Universitas Krida Wacana Christian University, Indonesia being supervised by Dr. William Gunawan, S.Psi., M.Min. M.Si. Her research seeks to examine the validity and reliability of Personal Globe Inventory-Short in Indonesian Language.


Thursday, May 27

311

Finding Hope in Liminal Space by Dr. Norm Amundson and Ms Andrea Fruhling

Liminal space is the uncharted space that exists between “what has been” and “what will be.” These unchartered pathways are times for transition and change, holding the possibility of greater creativity and innovation. The most dramatic manifestations of liminal space happen after an extreme event.

Hope-action theory and practice provides a framework for understanding and working within the challenging times we are in. Join Norm Amundson and Andrea Fruhling as they illustrate ways to explore the opportunities that come with being in liminal space.  Hope is more than just a good feeling; it is a keystone around which we can incorporate a set of learned competencies.

 

Dr. 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 been a keynote speaker at many national and international conferences. Dr. Amundson is actively involved in a number of professional associations.  He has been a governor for the Canadian Career Development Foundation; in the National Career Development Association as a founding member of the International Committee; in the National Employment Counseling Association as editor of the Journal of Employment Counseling; and in the American Counseling Association as current associate editor for the Journal of Counseling and Development.


Ms. Andrea Fruhling is a Certified Organizational Coach (UBC), Founder of Doubleknot Works and Mentor Coach/Instructor for the Organizational Coaching program at the University of British Columbia. In addition to a career and mentor coaching practice, Andrea develops and delivers blended learning courses and resources for career practitioners and organizations all over the world. Andrea has developed and co-facilitated a Certificate in Hope Action Theory masterclass training program with WSG and CDAS in Singapore. She has developed several online courses in partnership with the Canadian Career Development Foundation and Norm Amundson and has delivered keynote presentations and sessions at several national and international career development conferences.

 321

Rethinking Career Engagement for Older Workers: Adapting to a Changing Workforce by Jennifer Luke, Roberta Borgen (Neault) and William Borgen

The options for life after 50 are plentiful – retire early, continue to work well into your ‘70s or ‘80s, downshift a bit, or change career direction entirely. Join us to deepen your understanding of “mature” workers’ motivations. Leave better equipped to support their engagement (or re-engagement) in rapidly changing workplaces and in all their life roles as they seek meaningful work and valuable relationships as mentors. Leave equipped to promote policy and professional practice conversations about the value of older workers and their career development needs.

Presentation Slides


Jennifer Luke and Dr. Roberta Borgen (Neault) are described above.

 

Dr William Borgen, Professor, Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia, has extensive experience researching and developing life transitions and career development programs. His work has been adapted for Bhutan, Denmark, Finland, Hungary and Sweden. Recently he has investigated the experience of people whose work has been affected by change, and those successfully transitioning to retirement.

 322

Find Inspiration, Purpose, Career Paths, and Resilient Jobs with UN 2030 Global Goals by Danita Redd, Soonhoon Ahn, Hilary Flanagan, Dr. Candy Ho, and Jim Wylde

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by the United Nations in 2015, which provides a shared vision for global partnership by all countries to promote peace and prosperity for people and planet Earth, now and into the future. The document identifies 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ranging from eradicating poverty and hunger to addressing climate change and building inclusive societies by 2030. This session will explore how the SDGs have become core for establishing optimism and inspiring students in the US and Canada in finding purpose, career paths, and resilient jobs. It will also examine through a dynamic slide presentation, sample University and Community College classroom activities in a Counselor Education Program, Career Development and Life Planning course, and a Graduate Fellows' course for the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area.

Handout 1, Handout 2

Presentation Slides

 

Ms. Danita Redd has been a higher education counselor and professor in the USA for over 30 years where she teaches Career Development and specializes in advising students majoring in STEM and Health Sciences. As an ambassador for Shared Hope International, she assists in raising public awareness about steps one can take to eradicate sex trafficking and bring perpetrators to justice. She was trained by the Foundation for Human Enrichment to provide somatic assistance to people with PTSD. She is a published writer and has been an international volunteer for several years serving mostly in Mexico City, Mexico.


Ms. Soonhoon Ahn is an International Career/HR Consultant with extensive experience in executive career counseling, career transition training, international recruitment and career development, and employment support group management. She has insights and skills in career/life purpose and vision, multicultural and diversity training, adult transitions, optimal performance, and conflict resolution. Bilingual in English and Korean. Large client list includes The World Bank Group, The State Department, Equitable Bank.

 

Ms. Hilary Flanagan: With 20 years of progressive leadership in higher education career development, Ms. Flanagan is as passionate as ever about helping college students. She has a strong track record for leading dynamic teams on campuses in an ever-changing professional landscape, as well as collaborative leadership involvement in local, regional, national, and global associations. As Executive Director, she enjoys working with the amazing change agents of the Seattle U Career Engagement Office. When not working, Ms. Flanagan can be found training for and competing in triathlons, exploring new cuisines and cultures, and spending time with her adventurous family.

 

Dr. Candy Ho is the inaugural Assistant Professor, Integrative Career and Capstone Learning in the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia, Canada. She also holds teaching positions in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Educational Studies department and in Douglas College's Career Development Practitioner Program and has taught at the University of British Columbia in their Department of Counselling Psychology and Special Education.

 

Jim Wylde has 25+ years of global experience in career and leadership development. At the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), he worked in the Office of Learning and HR, where he focused on facilitation, recruitment, and training in areas such as diversity, social sectors, and modernization of the state. Currently, Jim serves as Director of Career and Graduate Student Services at the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is a co-author of the book Strategic Connections: The New Face of Networking in a Collaborative World.

323

To Soar Like an Eagle You Need Strong Wings and to Understand Thermals by Allan Gatenby

Graduates are entering a vastly different and rapidly changing world. Inner strength, resilience and knowledge of opportunities for entrepreneurial activity are the new norms.  Career development in schools is changing the traditional focus upon employability to the more entrepreneurial competency and character traits of the 21st Century. Life-design approaches offer more realistic optimism than failed individualism. 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.

Mr. Allan Gatenby FRIEdr FRIM CMF, JP MEd (Leadership), Grad. Dip. (Leadership & Change), BA, Dip Teach Cert IV TAE, 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.

 324

How to Thrive in a New Job-less World: Create Your Own Job! by Han Kok Kwang

With the triple whammy of the Pandemic, Increasing Protectionism, and New Technology (e.g. Artificial Intelligence and the Internet), many job tasks will be replaced. Many more jobs will be lost.  In a job-less world, competition for jobs is intense. For every job opening, there could be 1,000 competitors. How will you compete?  In the wise words of Darwin, only the adaptable will survive. Join us for this and discover the way forward by creating your own job. Learn to stand out in a crowded world and be the obvious choice. This could be the career break you are looking for!

Create Your Own Job Handout

 

Mr. Han Kok Kwang is the 1st NCDA Master Trainer in Asia and Author of 6 career books, including 2 Bestsellers, “So what if you don’t have a Degree?” and ”No Job? No Problem!”. With 2 postgraduate Degrees (Distinction) from Europe, Mr. Han is a workforce development veteran with over 30 years of successful business experience, both as Senior Corporate Manager and Entrepreneur.  He has empowered more than 100,000 people from 21 countries in their careers through his books and programs. Mr. Han is the 1st Lifetime Member Legacy Partner of APCDA and is also a Winner of multiple national Awards for Professional Excellence.

 325

Top 10 Tips for Conducting the Career Construction Interview by Dr. Kevin Glavin

Learn and practice these top 10 tips to help you conduct the Career Construction Interview (CCI; Savickas, 2005) with greater confidence and effectiveness. The CCI is a qualitative intervention used to help individuals explore educational/vocational options, navigate occupational transitions, and construct the next chapter in their career story. The subjective nature of narrative interventions can be challenging for beginning practitioners. However, we learn more from our mistakes than we do from our successes. Learn the most common mistakes practitioners make when conducting the CCI and how to solve challenging client situations.

Career Construction interview Handout

 

Dr. Kevin Glavin, Ph.D., is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Educator who has spent the past 20 years studying, teaching, and practicing career counseling. Currently, Kevin teaches Career Counseling for Nova Southeastern University. He is the Founder of ‘Create Your Why’, a company created to provide excellence in career coaching and training. Kevin has worked with numerous organizations including, Saudi Aramco, Singapore Ministry of Manpower, Japanese Institute of Career Development, Australian Catholic University, University of Florence Italy, and University of Colorado Boulder. He has served as president of the Ohio Career Development Association and as Editor for the Journal of Employment Counseling.


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Social Support, Resilience, and Work Readiness among University Students in Malaysia: A Preliminary Study by Dr. Poh Li Lau and Dr. Voon Siok Ping

This study was designed to examine the relationships among social support, resilience, and work readiness among university students in Malaysia (N = 320). Social support was positively associated with work readiness as hypothesized. The social support was significantly and positively correlated with resilience and work readiness. Resilience was also significantly and positively associated with work readiness. Using structural equation modeling, the model with three variables which are social support, resilience and work-readiness were tested.

 

Dr. Poh Li Lau, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer in Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling at University of Malaya. She received her BA (2006) and Ph.D. (2011) in Counseling from University of Malaya, Malaysia. Her research interests include career counseling, positive psychology, resilience and well-being, special needs program, cross cultural, and psychological testing. She takes responsibility in teaching and learning, evaluation activities in undergrad and postgrad counseling program and consultation projects. She is also a registered counselor in Malaysia.

 

Dr Voon Siok Ping, Ph.D. is a lecturer of Psychology Program, University of Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia. She received her bachelor's degree in Psychology (Hons) from HELP University, Master and PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Malaya, Malaysia. She is also a registered counselor with the Malaysian Counselor Board practicing in Malaysia.

 327

Work-life Wellness for Teleworking in a Pandemic Context by Rebecca Como and Dr. José Domene

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees experienced a rapid transition to telework, often without adequate training and resources, and sometimes without any choice. We describe the existing body of knowledge on how the pandemic has influenced teleworking and work-life wellness, paying particular attention to the Asia Pacific region. Building from this research, we provide practice recommendations to career development professionals on how to better support clients during these pressing times.


Ms. Rebecca Como has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (2020) and a Bachelor of Commerce degree (2014). She collaborated with Dr. Laura Hambley to study entrepreneurs and their work-life wellness for her honour’s thesis research. Rebecca now volunteers in Dr. José Domene’s career lab investigating work-life wellness in various contexts.

 

Dr. José F Domene, Ph.D., RPsych, is a Professor of counselling psychology within the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. His areas of teaching include career development, counselling psychology ethics, and research methods. His research interests include the relational contexts of career development and professional issues in counselling and counselling psychology in Canada. Dr. Domene is also a lifetime member of the APCDA and has had several leadership roles in the organization including, at present, co-chair of the membership committee and associate editor of the Asia Pacific Career Development Journal.

 331

Discovering your Passion through Career Exploration Journey by Parameswari Seenivasan

Young adults often choose their career without realizing their personal interests. Many have landed in jobs without the passion in their work, leading to burn out, exhaustion at work and even depression. Fortunately for one young client, she was saved from going through this trauma through her partnership with her career coach on her career exploration journey, leveraging career theories such as Holland’s congruence theory of vocational choice, Schlossberg’s Transition 4-S Model and Donald Super’s life roles. Understanding one’s work personality and transiting to jobs that are congruent to one’s passion are the main aims of this program.

Presentation Slides

 

 Ms. Parameswari Seenivasan is a Senior Career Coach with Careers Connect, Workforce Singapore. She has over ten years of experience in career coaching and counselling jobseekers from all walks of life. A certified Career Service Practitioner and a Global Career Development Facilitator, Ms. Seenivasan is also certified in Strong Interest Inventory.  She is the co-creator of “Renew Your Perspectives” and a trained facilitator for workshop targeted at jobseekers with emotional barriers. She is also passionate about helping individuals’ transit into meaningful careers.

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Career Pathways Made Relevant by Li Fern Tong

“Opportunities favors the prepared.” Universities need to equip students with agility so they can thrive in the uncharted paths ahead of them. Through the collaboration of CAREERsense@HELP and the Department of Psychology, a career development series became part of the degree’s core subjects. One of the subjects has been recognized as relevant for career readiness and redesigned to include 4th Industrial Revolution skills development modules. The revamped subject will be implemented university-wide to equip students for the future of work. This presentation will share insights on course design development and feedback on how it has benefited the students.

Presentation Slides

 

Ms. Li Fern Tong is a Lecturer and Counselor at HELP University, Malaysia. Ms. Tong graduated from Charles Sturt University with a bachelor’s in Business. She was in the marketing industry for 5 years before pursuing her master’s in Counselling from HELP University. Before she embarked on an academic career, she had been in the people management-consulting field, where she counseled, coached and trained corporate clients. Ms. Tong continues to provide these services to students and corporate clients. She is interested in the area of developing future-proof people skills learning. She lectures in and supervises interns of the master’s in Counseling program.

 333

Changing the Landscape of Career Development in the UAE by Svetlana Eghterafi

This presentation will focus on introducing a systematic career development program to all schools in a country where career development and life-design counselling has not been viewed as being valuable. Lifology’s case study is of interest to all entities who wish to utilize technology for their career development programs to lead the younger generation towards a more fulfilling future by changing their global views and translating them into local actions.

 

Ms. Svetlana Eghterafi has been involved in the personal development of teens around the world for the past 15 years. As an animator of the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program and a tutor for the Ruhi Institute courses, Svetlana has facilitated individuals towards developing their skills and has accompanied them in the process of translating them into meaningful action. Her entry in the world of career development has been as the Regional Directory of Lifology for the MENA region where she has contributed her knowledge and experience to developing and carrying out programs for the career development of teenagers.

334

Build Online Personal Branding for Counselors by Tuan Anh Le

As a helper, you always want to help as many people as possible. Social media is the fastest way to achieve that. A strong online personal branding helps you to get closer to your clients and reach more people.  In this workshop, you will learn the benefits to counselors of building online personal branding, understand some behaviors of students using social media, and practice some simple techniques to improve your own online personal branding.

 

Mr. Tuan Anh Le is one of the first-generation career professionals in Vietnam. He is the author of 3 bestselling books on career and personal development topics. His strength is to use social media to interact and convey career messages to students. He currently manages the community of more than 100,000 vocational students on Facebook.

 335

Building Resilience & Adaptability using Role Models. A brief 15-minute Strengths Based Intervention by Dr. Kevin Glavin, Gerald Tan and Jeremiah Wong

Join us as we demonstrate and show you how to conduct a powerful 15-minute career intervention using the role model question from the Career Construction Interview (CCI; Savickas, 2005). Learn how to use this intervention as a brief strength-based activity to help your clients build resilience and adaptability in a world of work characterized as volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (Bennett & Lemoine, 2014).

 

Dr. Kevin Glavin is described above.

 

Mr. Gerald Tan is passionate about developing services to help people find meaning and purpose in their careers through his role as the Projects Director and Lead Career Developer of Avodah People Solutions.  Gerald has a decade of experience in the Singapore public services in workforce development programmes, public employment services and public engagement. Gerald is also an NCDA certified Career Service provider, Master of Career Services and a certified Solutions Focused practitioner coach. He has supported more than 300 individuals with their career needs, working with various schools, companies and non-profit organisations on career development projects.


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. He oversees the capability building of career practitioners in Singapore. He also constantly hones his practice with modern practices to help shape the future discourse and design of career services. Jeremiah’s strengths lie with helping people manage a life-time of career transition and learning, as well as programme design. He is also an Associate Lecturer and Supervisor for the Specialist Diploma in Career Counselling programme at Republic Polytechnic.

 336

What Motivates Asia Pacific University Students to Pursue Careers in Human Resources?  By Moana Numanga and Dr. Scott Springer

What factors motivate Asia Pacific students, enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at an American university, to pursue an academic path and career in human resources (HR) upon graduation? Our study sought to answer this question. We interviewed 36 Asia Pacific students from 12 different countries, asking them, among other questions, to identify the reasons why they chose HR as their career, and what challenges they expect to face in their home countries while working in HR. We will share the themes that emerged from these focus groups in our presentation and the implications these findings have on career coaching.

 

Ms. Moana Numanga is the Manager of Employment, Training & Development; Title IX Deputy Coordinator; and Adjunct Faculty, teaching Human Resource Management, at Brigham Young University--Hawaii. She is a former Law Clerk for the Honorable Bert I. Ayabe, and the Honorable Jeannette H. Castagnetti of the First Circuit Court of the State of Hawaii, Foreclosure Court. She practiced law in the Pacific Islands in the Financial Services industry as Legal Counsel specializing in the area of Trusts, Estate Planning, Asset Protection, and leading compliance in relation to US Tax Reporting obligations of a US Grantor Trust.


Dr. Scott Springer is an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Management at Brigham Young University—Hawaii. He teaches courses in management, leadership, business communication, and human resources. Prior to joining the BYU-Hawaii faculty, Dr. Springer worked for 15 years as a global director in the academic publishing industry. Dr. Springer holds a doctorate in higher education administration from Northeastern University, an MBA in leadership and organizational change from Pepperdine University, and bachelor’s degrees in journalism and Spanish from Utah State University.

 337

Early Career Decision Making and Career Sustainability in Times Of COVID-19 by  Rodrick Prashanth

The coronavirus pandemic has drastically reshaped the world of work. The current study examines how COVID-19 has impacted the career choice of students by comparing the prior and during-pandemic choices of two independent samples. Career preference was collected from 1409 and 410 senior school students before and during the COVID-19 period respectively. The significance of differences in student choices across twenty five careers was examined using Chi-square analysis. The results indicated significant differences in career clusters like Defence, Entrepreneurship, Medicine and Healthcare, Paramedical, Police, Sports, and Sales.

 

Rodrick Prashanth is a research enthusiast with a background in psychology. He holds a master’s degree in counselling psychology from the University of Madras and currently works as a research associate at BodhBridge ESPL and also as an assistant professor of psychology at Mohammed Sathak College of Arts and Science. His areas of research interest include career development, sport psychology, action-oriented psychotherapy, etc. He strongly believes that psychological research can solve the everyday problems of the world around us.


Saturday, May 29

 511

Introducing and Localizing CCI in Japan by Nobuko Hasegawa and Dr. Shujiro Mizuno

Dr. Mizuno and Ms. Hasegawa have applied the Career Construction Interview by Dr. Mark Savickas to three areas of counseling and worker training. Dr. Mizuno used CCI to train Career Consults for recertification education, enabling them to reflect upon their motives for become career counselors and consultants. Applying CCI at a women’s support center, Ms. Hasegawa is counseling women for career confidence and development. Most are DV survivors, single mothers, and those who want to restart their careers. Enhancing the adaptability of employers, we are helping employees to find new ways to redesign and search for their career paths.


Ms. Nobuko Hasegawa 1st grade certified skilled professional of career consulting, Master of Psychology, President of C-mind Ltd,  Supervisor of Career Consultants, Trainer of Career Counselors, Advisor to training company training programs.

 

Dr. Shujiro Mizuno, Ph.D., Reitaku University Professor, retired; Rissho University, appointed professor, retired; president of Japan life design counseling center.  Certified clinical psychologist, 1st grade certified skilled professional of career consulting, Doctor of Education in Counseling.

512

Supporting Clients Who Are Neurodiverse by Sarah Breen and Katie Fernandes

This engaging presentation will explore strategies and the implementation process for a counselor to best support neurodiverse learners.

 

Ms. Sarah Breen is the Assistant Director of Career Counseling at Emmanuel College.  She has worked in hiring and career capacities in the non-profit and education industries. Through her work, she has assisted students with diagnosed learning challenges on next steps after college and preparing for the job search process.

 

Ms. Katie Fernandes is an Academic Skills Specialist in the Office of Student Services at Providence College, Rhode Island, USA.

513

Global Nomads Working Abroad and Coming Home: How Career Development Professionals Can Help by Satomi Yaji Chudasama, Soonhoon Ahn, Caressa Hanh Truong and Dr. Roberta Borgen (Neault)

As more individuals work internationally, the importance of supporting their departure from and re-entry to home countries increases. Career development professionals can play a major role in this. Besides considering the world as a potential workplace, global nomads benefit from support in self-reflection, exploring opportunities, navigating the logistics, and complex adjustment to working across cultures and eventually returning home. We also need to think about how the paradigm shift created by Covid-19 has impacted this landscape. Learn from global nomads, those who support them, and research on this increasingly relevant population.

 

Ms. Satomi Yaji Chudasama, NCC, CCC, GCDF is a founding member and President-Elect of APCDA and Senior Associate Director for Student Engagement in the Center for Career Development at Princeton University. Her journey in the career development field started 20 years ago when she was an international student advisor intern. The students’ dreams and aspirations inspired Satomi to transition into the career development field. Alongside cultivating the expertise in supporting the overall college student population as a career development professional, she has also established herself as an expert in career development of international students by developing and spreading best practices.

 

Ms. Soonhoon Ahn andDr Roberta Borgen (Neault) are described above.


Ms. Caressa Hanh Truong was born in HCMC, Vietnam. She received her double degree in BSc. Applied Psychology and BSc. Corporate Communication from Singapore Management University. Upon graduation, she worked as a business associate for property developers and trading companies in Malaysia, Russia, and Qatar before returning to Vietnam. Since 2014, she has worked as a trainer and quality auditor for educational organizations. In 2017, she went to Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine for an inter-professional degree in Speech Language Pathology. Her newest venture into Career Counselling is an attempt to address the vocational future for children with learning disabilities in Vietnam.

 514

Principles of Group Career Counseling by K Richard Pyle

Group Career Counseling (GCC) is a unique and underutilized counseling methodology/intervention which has its own qualities and characteristics. GCC will be defined in the context of how it differs from group counseling and other career groups. In addition, participants will be provided information on its efficacy as related to individual counseling and career groups; an overview of the theoretical foundations on which it is based; and a demonstration of relevant techniques and skills. Finally, ideas on how to implement a GCC program will be reviewed.

 

Dr. Richard Pyle, Ph.D., conducted his doctoral research on the efficacy of group career counseling (GCC) and has implemented this practice in a variety of settings and with several populations. He has worked as a Director of Guidance, Director of Counseling, Dean of Students in academia and as a trainer, counselor and executive and psychologist with the Peace Corps. He is co-author of Group Career Counseling: Practices and Principles published by NCDA.  His research has resulted in numerous publications and the training of hundreds of professionals in the use of groups in career development. Dr, Pyle earned his doctorate in Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services at the University of Florida.

 515

Life Design: A 21st Century Paradigm for Career Development by Julie Neill

Two distinct discourses - both called “life design” have taken hold of the career development field.  While life design counseling developed by Mark Savickas and the Designing Your Life approach created by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans are indeed very different, they also share some important commonalities, and both offer valuable tools to help individuals build and construct their careers in the 4th Industrial Revolution.  This session will explore how we can draw from both discourses and form a blended approach that empowers and guides individuals by focusing on purpose which can serve as a compass to help navigate the uncharted paths in the future of work.


Julie Neill is currently the President of the Maryland Career Development Association and an MBA career consultant and adjunct lecturer at the University of Maryland.  Her diverse background includes 20 years of experience working in higher education, government and the nonprofit sector both in the US and internationally. Her work has been recognized for innovation by the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE), and she is a past Fulbright award recipient.

 516

Advocacy Strategies for Serving International Students in the US: A Participatory Action Research by Yangyang Liu and Hongshan Shao

In this research presentation, the presenters will share a participatory action research project that explored career development professionals’ multicultural, social justice, and advocacy competencies when working with international students in U.S. higher education career services. Results and implications from this project will be provided to allow the audience to tailor best practices to their specific client populations.

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Ms. Yangyang Liu is currently a doctoral candidate in Counselor Education and Supervision at Penn State University. She received her master’s degree in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Career Counseling from Penn State. In addition, Ms. Liu works as a Career Counseling Graduate Assistant at the Career Services Center and as a supervisor for Career Counseling master’s level interns.  Ms. Liu’s research agenda includes career development issues of underrepresented student populations, such as international students and first-generation college students.

 

Ms. Hongshan Shao is a doctoral candidate in the Counselor Education Program at Pennsylvania State University. She currently works at Penn State Career Center as a career counseling graduate assistant. She received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019 from University of Missouri - St. Louis. She is a National Certificated Counselor (NCC). Her research interests include career counseling and development with international students/Asian population, cross-cultural training, counseling, and supervision.

517

Looking Down the Track: International Student Graduates and Employment Experiences by Dr. Nancy Arthur and Dr. Jon Woodend

International students are from diverse contexts and their post-study work experiences are similarly varied. Effective career support for international students needs to consider these differing career paths, particularly with shifting economies, immigration policies, and travel bans. Research has focused on international students’ initial personal/academic adjustment to the host country, and few studies have looked at their post-study employment experiences. This will review key practice points for career development practitioners from studies that investigated international students’ experiences in gaining employment post-study.

Dr Nancy Arthur, Ph.D., is a Professor and Dean Research, UniSA Business, University of South Australia and Professor Emeritus from the University of Calgary in Canada. Her research interests include professional education for diversity and social justice, and the transition experiences of international students and workers.

 

Dr Jon Woodend, Ph.D., is a lecturer in Guidance and Counselling, and Career Development at JCU Australia. Jon’s research focuses on international students' university to work transition, international students' accompanying partners’ experiences in accessing supports, and skilled immigrant worker's life satisfaction. Originally from Canada, Jon is a Registered Provisional Psychologist in Alberta.

521

Meaning of Life and Career Design for Chinese Middle-Aged Female Educators by Hsiu-Lan (Shelley) Tien

The purpose of the study was to identify the meaning of life for female teachers through a narrative approach. The constructivism concept of career counseling was applied in the interview process. We interviewed 12 female school educators, average age 53.42 (range 47 to 62), all teaching for over 20 years. The average number of years of on the job was 28.58 (range 21 to 39). They explored the meaning of work and life after so many years in the education field. Five interviewers applied the narrative approach to the interviews. Results were analyzed by narrative analysis, and life themes were described and interpreted from the participants’ viewpoint.

Presentation Slides

 

Dr. Hsiu-Lan (Shelley) Tien, received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Iowa in 1993. She is a professor and Department Chair at the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling at the National Taiwan Normal University. Her current areas of interest are career counseling and studies of vocational behavior, training of counseling skills, working with dreams, and qualitative research. She has served as the president of Taiwan Career Development and Consultation Association (TCDCA), and past president of the Asia Pacific Career Development Association. She earned the 2016 International Practitioner of the Year Award from the National Career Development Association, and in 2020 the Fellow Award from the NCDA.

522

Providing Virtual Career Services for College Students from a College Career Center Perspective by Hongshan Shao and Yangyang Liu

The COVID-19 pandemic has become a global crisis, which significantly affects the way college career centers serve their students. The presenters aim to share strategies used by their college career center to provide career services in a virtual format to help students manage their career development and job search in an age of uncertainty. Engaging and creative examples of virtual career services, such as virtual career fairs, career prep expo, and online career cafe, will be provided to allow participants to integrate the strategies into their practice.

 

Ms. Hongshan Shao and Ms.Yangyang Liu are described above.

523

Social Emotional Learning and Career Development from Kindergarten to Higher Education by Dr. Candy Ho and Andrew Culberson

All learning is relational. Social and emotional competencies are at the core of all learning. Intentional teaching of social and emotional learning (SEL) from kindergarten to higher education will facilitate the development of relationship, decision-making and self-management skills required to manage successful transitions through life. Self-reflection, conversations with peers and feedback from educators promote the expansion of one’s self-awareness. The skills employers are seeking can be unlocked by a renewed focus on SEL. Social and emotional learning provides a common and inclusive language for career influencers, and when it is fully utilized and understood, SEL becomes a core foundation of career development.


Dr. Candy Ho is described above.

 

Andrew Culberson is passionate about helping others find their purpose through promoting positive mental health.  Currently working as a Learning Specialist for the New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood, he previously held a position as a guidance counsellor in the Anglophone School District West in New Brunswick. He has an MEd in Counselling and Psychology, BEd and BSc.

524

Building Cultural Competency: Resources for Supporting Diverse Clients on Uncharted Paths by Cassie Taylor, Farheen Hassany and Dr. Roberta Borgen (Neault)

Diversity is a multi-faceted construct extending beyond an individual’s race/ethnicity to include countless inter-related characteristics and influences. Career Development Professionals (CDPs) who attend to a client’s unique expression of cultural identity and adopt a more nuanced approach to working together are in a better position to create customized, relevant, and effective interventions that lead to client success.    Join us for practical tips and tools drawn from several recent diversity-related projects developed to strengthen cultural competency among CDPs.

Presentation Slides

 

Ms. Cassie Taylor, BAA, has over 10 years of experience supporting a vast array of diversity-focused projects from conceptualization, data gathering/analysis, and creation of tools, resources, and presentations/workshops. From local to international, Cassie’s work seeks to improve career development services through fostering culturally-informed practices rooted in empathy, understanding, collaboration, and data.


Ms. Syeda Farheen Hassany, BSc Applied Psychology, is a new team member at Life Strategies. She is passionate about diversity advocacy and has over 7 years of experience working and volunteering with vulnerable populations including women, children, and immigrants.

 

Dr Roberta Borgen (Neault) is described above.

 525

Career Development Education is Talent Development Education by Ivy Liao

We are going to discuss two major topics. First, we will describe the techniques and practices we have used successfully for the past 7 years.  They are CDP, CDA and CDI training courses and continuing education.  Second, we will explain new techniques we are developing right now.  We are expanding the concept of career development education to talent development education.


Ms. Ivy Liao is the lead of PAC International Education Group. She combines the NCDA curriculum and training systems and PAC. She has nearly 30 years of professional psychological assessment scale development experience, and Chinese career education practice experience to create a Chinese career development consultant training certification system (CD Program); in various provinces with the joint support of the Municipal Education Commission, Bureau of Education, Education College, school leaders and other educational leaders.

 526

Vocational Identity and Civic Engagement of University Students in Korea by Yoonhee Lee

The purpose of this study is to examine the links between vocational identity and civic engagement of university students in Korea. Participants are 300 university students aged 19-29 years (30% males) who completed a self-report questionnaire. This study will show how vocational identity and civic engagement are associated by using both a person-centered approach (i.e., identity statuses) and a variable-centered approach (identity processes).  The reciprocal relationship between vocational identity and civic engagement was examined with a longitudinal dataset.

 

Ms. Yoonhee Lee is a master's student in Counseling Program, Department of Education at Korea University.

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Navigating Through Unprecedented Challenges Towards Career Aspiration by Maurice Ng

Applying social-cognitive & transition theories including Schlossberg’s Transition Theory, as well as Bronfenbrenner Ecological Systems Theory of support, a career coach helped a client change her negative mindset and guided her towards positive action. Coaching interventions helped the client draw upon her innate strength to walk her unchartered path, overcoming painful process of moving-in, moving-through and moving-out of her unfamiliar, expected and unprecedented situation to attaining the career of her choice.

 

Mr. Maurice Ng is a certified and accomplished career coach with a wealth of experience both in the commercial and public sectors. An accomplished professional who is empathetic, patient and aspiring to help individuals cope with uncharted career challenges. Guiding over 1,000 jobseekers across various spectrum of career needs, challenges, development tracks, Maurice is experienced working with diverse profiles. He is also the developer and facilitator for career workshops targeted at helping employed jobseekers to get ready for their next career transition.

 532

Standards in Computer-Based and Internet-Delivered Testing: Finding the Middle Ground in a Pandemic by Dr. Marife Mamauag

Because of digitalization and global competitiveness, computer-based and internet-delivered testing (CBT) evolved to meet the needs of the 21st century. However, its proliferation over the years compelled the International Test Commission to set standards to ensure good practices in CBTs. Ensuing issues in CBTs include technology use, quality, control over test-takers’ authenticity, and test security. With the recent pandemic, we struggle to embrace the unknown and unfamiliar world. This presentation asks these questions: How prepared are we to stir the uncharted waters in the field of computerized testing and assessment? How can we navigate the future of career assessment into the unfamiliar and ‘new normal’ environment?


Dr. Maria Felicitas (Marife) Molina Mamauag Assessment Consultant-Senior Lecturer, HELP University, Kuala Lumpur, 2014-present; Director, Center for Learning & Performance        Assessment, DLS-College of Saint Benilde, Manila 2004-2013; Chair, Test Development, Philippine Educational Measurement & Evaluation, 2008-present; Research Consultant, Asian Psychological Services & Assessment, 2006-2013; Research Fellow, SEAMEO-INNOTECH, 2013; MS in Educational Measurement & Evaluation, and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, De La Salle University, Manila; Member, International Test Commission, 2017-present; Member, Association of Psychological & Educational Counselors of the Asia-Pacific, 2017-present; Developed 20+ standardized educational-psychological tests; Awardee, ‘Emerging Leader Scholarship”, APCDA 2019.

 533

Blastoff! Launching College Placements in Chinese High Schools by Xiao Lianyu and Dr. Elisabeth P. Montgomery

The Rocket Model is a new tool designed by China’s career practitioners to develop Chinese students’ career education. The Rocket Model for Career Development Education and College Placement includes four central characteristic systems: Career potential systems, Grades K -12, College, and the Working world.  The Rocket Model is a government certified standard curricular structure for career development that teachers could use to design a robust curriculum. This tool proves useful for the following groups: career education practitioners, student advisors, headteachers, and career curriculum designers.

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Mr. Xiao (Shawn) Lianyu is a Global Career Development Facilitator, focused on facilitating K-12 students to prepare for college placement career awareness and college students to prepare for the job placement. Since 2016, Mr. Xiao facilitated career courses and developed into an online knowledge leader with 200,000 followers on Chinese main social media channels with over 5,000,000 online users of career education for advice. Mr. Xiao provides free college placement counseling to Shenzhen students through Shenzhen College Placement Public Service Seminar and helped over 300 students apply to colleges in China and international college placements.

 

Since 2012, Dr. Elisabeth P. Montgomery, Ph.D. developed and implemented international programs in the Nanshan District K-12 public school system, including extensive career development education programs. The Nanshan District is the Shenzhen’s free trade economic zone of China and currently serves over 230,000 students and 25,000 teachers. Dr. Montgomery works extensively in youth employment, specializing in youth and adult social entrepreneurship training in the USA.

534

Career Development: The Secret Sauce to Become a Radical HR Change Agent by Dr. Brian A. Schwartz

HR professionals in Asia have longed to become Business Partners but have long been relegated to primarily administrative roles. To add profoundly to their organizations, they must break through and provide the entire company with a pathway to exemplar employee engagement. The application of career development principles and practice provides the HR community with just such a pathway. Innovative organizations are architected to bring out the best in all their people. Investing in and knowing the strengths and passions of employees is the royal ticket to employee engagement.

Presentation Slides

 

 Dr. Brian A. Schwartz is a Counseling Psychologist with 44 years of experience counseling over 2000 clients using his unique narrative approach and with 36 years of organization development experience in the USA, Europe and China. He is also currently training career and life design counselors and mentoring a select number of them in group and individual sessions. He is creator of Who Am I? Workshops and the online integrated career assessment CareerDNA. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Institute of Career Certification International and is a frequent presenter at APCDA.

535

Igniting Collective Advocacy for Careers Work- Maximizing Career Guidance by Raza Abbas

As career scholars, career practitioners, career services professionals and social justice advocates, we are all contributing to innovative and inclusive careers work to maximize career guidance around the globe. However, we can collectively enhance advocacy strategies of career guidance professions to increase our impact and reach, especially in VUCA times. (Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguous). In this workshop, I will facilitate the best practices of advocacy that have created impact. Objectives:  Participants will be provided with an overview of commonly used career terms; Participants will be oriented about creative career advocacy strategies; Participants will co-learn and share advocacy strategies from their regions.

 

Mr. Raza Abbas is an organizational development adviser and careers strategist. He is a globally acclaimed career practitioner and has received several international outstanding career practitioner awards from NCDA and APCDA. He is a Lifetime APCDA member and currently APCDA’s Pakistan Country Representative. He is ARACD’s Pakistan Director. He also serves as the IAEVG National Correspondent and is also an Editorial Board Member. He works for inclusivity and social justice in career development practice both in Pakistan and globally. He is humble to be profiled in the Global Best-Seller ‘The World Book of Hope’.

536

Impact of Careers Services on Graduate Employability of University Students in Vietnam by My Vu

Though “careers services” for students and graduates are provided popularly by universities and external service providers in Vietnam, it is very rare for research to mention the concept, as well as indicate directly the services’ impacts on the graduate employability in Vietnam. The presenter will share research findings which describe some careers services provided in universities in Vietnam, their impact on graduate employability, different stakeholders’ roles in the service provision, and advocate for the efforts of Vietnam’s educators in enhancing Vietnam’s graduate employability.

Presentation Slides

 

Ms. My Vu’s career goal is to become a dedicated Career Coach to accompany, encourage, empower, & provide professional supports for students & adults who need support in their employability, career decision-making, & career development. She has 6 years' experience in organizing events, sales & marketing, banking & finance, and careers services in education.  My owns a Master of Arts with Distinction in Career Development & Management awarded by Coventry University & the Qualification in Career Development awarded by the CDI, the UK-wide professional body.

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