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APCDA connects career development professionals who work in or are interested in the Asia Pacific region and provides a global forum for sharing career development ideas, research, and techniques that are effective in the Asia Pacific region. To learn more about APCDA, click "About APCDA."  To donate, click "Support APCDA."


2019 Vietnam Conference

Dr. Mary McMahon is well-known internationally for her work on Systems Theory applied to career development.  She urges us to look at the context in which the person lives when thinking about career plans.  The opinions and needs of the client’s family, community, and society have a large impact on the value of specific occupations in the eyes of the client.  We need to understand these forces, as well as the strengths, weaknesses, and interests of the client, to grasp the whole picture.

Dr. McMahon will provide an overview on Systems Thinking in her keynote address on Friday, May 24, and will explain in more depth techniques for using this way of thinking, including systems mapping, in her Professional Development Institute in the afternoon on Friday.

For details on the conference, visit the 2019 Conference page. See you in Ho Chi Minh City in May, 2019!

Dates to Remember

April 10-11, 2019
May 21-25, 2019 APCDA Conference, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
June 17-20, 2019 ICCDPP International Symposium, Tromso, Norway
June 26-29, 2019 International Symposium and NCDA Conference, Houston, Texas, USA
Mar 10-15, 2020 APCDA Conference, Delhi, India
May, 2021 APCDA Conference, Singapore

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