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.
Globalization and the growth of information and artificial technology present many challenges for workers. Work and career are infused with uncertainty and instability as workers adjust to a rapidly changing work environment. This presentation will include an overview of theoretical approaches to career development and how the rapidly progressing changes in work environments necessitate transitions in how career practitioners work with their clientele.
Susan R. Barclay, PhD, NCC, LPC, GCDF is an associate professor at the University of Central Arkansas, where she teaches in the College Student Personnel Administration graduate program. Susan holds specialization certification from the State of Arkansas in Career, and she is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator training instructor. Her primary interests include identity development, career counseling, and life design.
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.
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.
The Asia Pacific Career Development Association is a non-profit association incorporated for educational purposes in the state of Maryland, USA. To contact us, email Info@AsiaPacificCDA.org