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2016 Conference Presentations

General

Topic Presenters Session
An Overview of Education and Career Guidance (ECG) Implementation in Singapore Esther Tan Chuan Loo and Virginia Chen 261
Building Career Training and Services in Taiwan and China
Ivy Liao
373
Call to Create a MENA CDA
Ahmed Mostafa
252
Career Challenges for Differently-Abled
Harpreet Bhatia
255
Chinese Returnees’ Conceptions of Positive Career Outcomes after Graduating from Australian Universities
Serene Lin-Stephens
256
Culture-Free Career Assessment Instruments
Richard Knowdell and Timothy Hsi
421
Helping Youth Develop Their Career Plans in the Context of Uncertainty: Application of Multisystem Approaches
Mary McMahon
334
Hope Centered Career Development in Action
Spencer Niles
437
Japanese Certification for Career Consultants
Yoshimi Sasaki
374
Million Dollar Mission: Exploring Career Success with Youth
Han Kok Kwang
271
Multicultural and Gender Issues in Career Counseling
Y Barry Chung
211
Panel: Emerging Trends in Asia
Sungsik Ahn, Han Kok Kwang, Ivy Liao, and Cheri Butler
351
PDI: Hope-Centered Model of Career Development
Spencer Niles
441
PDI: International Skills for Career Advancement
Y Barry Chung
121
Professional Standards in the Australian Career Industry: A Journey, Not a Destination
Mary McMahon
324
The Relations of Family and Educational Background to Placement and Starting Salary Among Chinese Undergraduates and Master’s
Fei Guo, Leili Jin, Yu Zhang, Yingyi Fang, and Chengtao Lin
264
The Wisdom of Traditional Eastern Cultures
Shuh-Ren Jin
311
Training Clinical Career and Life Design Counselors in China: Blending East and West
Brian Schwartz
254

School

Topic Presenters Session
A Career Development Roadmaps Based on Practical Studies about Career Development in China
Chunyu Li
274
Adolescents as Systemic Story Tellers: Using Qualitative Career Assessment in Career Guidance
Mary McMahon
364
Impact of Quality Learning Experiences and Social Connections on Student Outcomes through Students’ Career Adaptability
Zi Chen
224
Multidimensional Career Choice Decision Making Battery: A Futuristic Approach
NK Chadha, Vandana Gambhir, Sangeeta Tanwar, Chavi Bhargava, Prateek Bhargava, and Prikshit Dhanda
414
Multidimensional Career Choice Decision Making Battery: A Futuristic Approach, Part 2
NK Chadha, Vandana Gambhir, Sangeeta Tanwar, Chavi Bhargava, Prateek Bhargava, and Prikshit Dhanda
424
The Effects of Mental-Health Promotional and Integrated Career Education in Senior High School
Hsin-Shu Huang and Ching-Pin Chen
233
The Role of Teachers in Career Education: Success and Challenge in High Schools of Macao
Claire Ouyang
265

College

Topic Presenters Session
Beyond “Just a Campus Job:” A Comprehensive and Developmental Approach to Student Employment Ghadeer Mohamed Zainal 411
Career Choices of Urban College Girls of Delhi and Their Well Being Sangeeta Arya Tanwar 275
Career Exploration, Talent Development, Work Habits, Meaning in Life and Connectedness of Adolescents in Hong Kong Mantak Yuen 325
Career Readiness Program of a Private University in Pakistan (Distance Report) Raza Abbas 251
Career Services in Selected Universities in Beijing, Taipei and Sydney - Predicaments and Potential Serene Lin-Stephens 222
Counseling and Advising Community College Students for Transfer to a University: A Collaborative Program Between Kapi`olani Community College and the University of Hawai`i at Manoa Gemma Williams 361
Inclusive Career Counseling Services for International Students in Canada: Development of Psycho-social-cultural Support Program
Chao-Mei Chiang and Jose Domene
322
Increasing the Self-efficacy of Japanese Junior College Students through Group-work Using Personal Strength Cards
Masumi Nagae and Jonathan Moxon
412
Leaving Hometown for College: Its Implications for Vocational Identity Development of College Students in China
Qiuping Jin and Raysen Cheung
366
Localizing Narrative Approach - The Case of Japanese Students
Shohei Watanabe
276
Perfectionism as Mediator between Parental Autonomy Support and Career Adaptability
Danni Wang, Zhijin Hou, and Haoyang Chi
331
Relationship Between Proactive Personality and Career Decision-making Difficulty of Undergraduate Students in China: Multiple Mediating of Career Self-efficacy and Calling
Xue-Ping Shen and Ai-hua Xu
365
Sense of Calling in University Students’ Career Development: Emerging Evidence from Across the Asia Pacific Region
Jose Domene
375
Study of Integrated Stress Management and Health Promotion into Career Education
Hsin-Shu Huang and Ching-Pin Chen
232
The Career Counseling Service and Workshops: The Effective Approaches and the Results
Sungsik Ahn
221
The Effect of Career-related Teacher Support on Career Development for Technical Students in China
Jiahong Zhang, Mantak Yuen, and Gaowei Chen
266
The ROI of Global Mobility: Helping Students Market Study Away Experiences
Dana Downey and Jane Hsu
371
Uncover, Clarify and Empower Your Life through the Genokey Lens
Esther Tan Chuan Loo
372
Understanding the Relationship between Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy (CDMSE) and Its Relevant Variables in ‘Minority’ Groups
YuanYingJin
335

Vocational

Topic Presenters Session
How to Facilitate Students in Career Exploration Programme – A Case Study of Vocational Training Institute in Hong Kong
Cheuk Sze (Candy) Chung, Ho Wai (Geoffrey) Tsui, and Man Nga (Agnes) Chan
262

Adults

Topic Presenters Session
A Paradox of Labor Market in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Increasing Student Employability Ashique Rafi and Dana Downey 423
Adapting USA-Based Career Development Tools and Techniques for Use in South-East Asia Timothy Hsi and Richard Knowdell 323
Advocating-workers-within-environment: A Critical Theory Perspective for Addressing Career Concerns Brian Hutchison 223
Bringing Talent Home: Helping Employees Reintegrate Themselves into the Workforce, Culture and Community Jon Sakurai-Horita 413
Career Development & Transition Coaching from the Outside-In: An Augmented Approach Chi Keung (Anthony) Cheng 273
Ego or Responsibility: Study of How Career Interest Impacts College Students' Job Satisfaction Bin Fan and Bo Wang 376
Hermeneutics Analysis of Narrative Structure and Narrative Intervention through Career Counseling Su-Fei Huang 234
Panel: Private Career Practice in Asia Eunmee Hwang, Yoshiji Ishikawa, Brian Schwartz, and Cheri Butler 241
Self-esteem, the Shield of Career Success Dai Zhi Cheng 336
The Courage of Facing Workplace Bullying: Blending Industry and Psychology Perspectives to Develop a Social Interest Prevention Program
Wu Shu Chen and Fei-Chuan Chen
333
The Marginal Gains Approach to Professional/Career Clive Findlay 263
The Role of the Organisation in Supporting Employee Career Clive Findlay 363
Toward Making Singapore an Inclusive Society
Sing Chee Wong
253


Wednesday, May 18

121

Professional Development Institute: International Skills for Career Advancement by Y Barry Chung

As the world of work becomes more globalized every day, workers face significant challenges when they engage in international work and collaborations with international colleagues. This workshop provides a worldview conceptual framework to help attendees understand cultural differences and how to manage cultural differences in order to be successful in their international work. Participants will learn more about their own worldview and practical skill building using case studies. Learning from this workshop will enhance participants’ international career advancement, as well as their ability to help their clients obtain international work skills.

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Y Barry Chung, Ph.D., is a professor and program director of counseling psychology at Indiana University Bloomington in the United States. He is a past president of the National Career Development Association and the Society of Counseling Psychology. Additionally, he has served on several governing boards of the American Psychological Association, including his current position on the APA Finance Committee. Dr. Chung remains connected to his roots--helping to develop career development facilitator programs, providing counselor training, and frequently keynoting at international conferences. In addition to career development, Dr. Chung is known for his work on multicultural counseling, assuring that the needs of diverse clients are met regardless of their cultural backgrounds.


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Thursday, May 19

211

Multicultural and Gender Issues in Career Counseling by Y Barry Chung

Culture and cultural identities play an important role in career development and counseling. Women and marginalized populations (e.g., ethnic minorities, sexual minorities, transgender persons, and people with disabilities) continue to be discriminated against and disenfranchised in education and the workplace. Internalized oppression also affects the vocational behavior and achievements of underrepresented groups. This presentation will highlight multicultural issues in career development, and propose strategies for career interventions and advocacy that will empower women and marginalized populations to optimize their career success and satisfaction.

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The Career Counseling Service and Workshops: The Effective Approaches and the Results by Sungsik Ahn

Career readiness needs include identification of a client’s human, physical, and financial resources. Once readiness needs are identified, service delivery response changes. Program participants will discuss a case study of a successful service delivery response to identified needs and the workshops that were launched in a university setting that continued matching service delivery to career readiness needs. Empirical evidence for matching effectiveness also will be reviewed.

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Sungsik Ahn is an Assistant Manager and Career Counselor at the HRD Academy/Career Development Center of Korea University. He completed his master’s degree in Career Counseling and now is a Ph.D. student in the Counseling Program of Korea University. Sungsik also completed both the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and GCDF-I training. For his excellence of services at the HRD Center, he received the Minister’s Award. Mr. Sungsik’s professional interests include developing university career centers and training career counselors and specialists. He has conducted career research projects, and co-authored several published articles including those in Career Development Quarterly and the Journal of Employment Counseling. Additionally, Mr. Sungsik is APCDA’s South Korea Country Director and a graduate of the NCDA Leadership Academy, class of 2016.


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Career Services in Selected Universities in Beijing, Taipei and Sydney - Predicaments and Potential by Serene Lin-Stephens

Selected university career services in Beijing, Taipei and Sydney were studied from the end of 2015 to early 2016. This presentation reports a comparative analysis focusing on three key components of university career services-career education, employer engagement and student counselling. Student survey mechanisms were included in the analysis. The findings, which showed regional differences among university career services, and the variance due to a number of attributes will be discussed. Whilst the comparative analysis revealed the predicaments of university career service practitioners in these three regions, it also provoked thoughts on the potential for divergent practice and innovative approaches. A summary will be provided with key points for participant discussion, with the aim to stimulate conceptual exchanges and strengthen collegiality of the professional community network of the higher education sector in the Asia Pacific region.


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


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Advocating-workers-within-environment: A Critical Theory Perspective for Addressing Career Concerns by Dr. Brian Hutchison

This presentation provides a critical analysis of extant career theory and practice before presenting a theory of counseling for career concerns. The critical analysis identifies 3 core critiques of current career counseling approaches. The advocating-workers-within-environment theory is described as a humanistic social justice approach focusing on critical consciousness development.

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Dr. Brian Hutchison is an Associate Professor, International Studies Fellow, and Coordinator of the School Counseling Program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Brian is the founding President of the Missouri Career Development Association (MoCDA), a member of the Career Development Quarterly Editorial Board, and an active member in several national counseling organizations including his current service as Co-chair of the National Career Development Association Global Connections Committee.


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Impact of Quality Learning Experiences and Social Connections on Student Outcomes through Students’ Career Adaptability by Zi Chen

This study aims to examine whether exposure to quality learning experiences and social connections impact a range of student outcomes (i.e. grades, stress/health management, and career decision-making readiness) through their direct contribution to students’ career adaptability. Results from data collected in China will be compared with American data.


Zi Chen is currently an interdisciplinary doctoral student studying Applied Human Development in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Applied Human Development at Boston University School of Education. Ms Chen entered BU’s doctoral program in 2013 with a M.A. in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College and a B.S. in Applied Psychology from Nanjing Normal University in China. An internship as a career advisor at the Boston College Career Center peaked her interest in career development for both youth and young adults, as well as the relationship between psychological variables and career development processes and outcomes. Ms Chen’s research experience and current interests lie in the arena of vocational psychology for youth including: policy analysis, program evaluation, post-secondary transition for youth with disabilities, and cross-cultural factors in youth’s vocational identities.


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Study of Integrated Stress Management and Health Promotion into Career Education by Hsin-Shu Huang and Ching-Pin Chen

Nursing is provided through nursing personnel and only healthy nursing personnel can provide quality nursing. Therefore, the physical and mental health of In-service nursing personnel is very important. Integrating stress management and health promotion into career education for nursing students is necessary; especially the concept of adaptation. Circumstances continually change in the health care arena & learning how to adapt to ongoing change is instrumental for a quality nursing career. This study is adopted with quasi experiment research to empirically demonstrate the courses of strengthening the adaptation ability of nursing personnel and further improving the stress, anxiety, physiological indexes and occupational adaptation, in order to enable nursing personnel to provide superior nursing care. The study results integrally analyze and empirically demonstrate the effectiveness of integrated stress management and health promotion into all the helping career professions.


Hsin-Shu Huang, PhD, is the Director, Student Counseling Center at Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at National Changhua University of Education. She has served on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention committees and served as a member of the Counseling and Guidance Group at the Vocational Rehabilitation Services Center for Individuals with Disability in Taichung-Changhua-Nantou and Central Taiwan.


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The Effects of Mental-Health Promotional and Integrated Career Education in Senior High School by Hsin-Shu Huang and Ching-Pin Chen

This study investigated the effects of mental-health promotional and integrated career educations (4 units, 240 minutes) on self-concept and drug-abuse prevention knowledge, as well as tendency of drug refusal confidence of students in one senior high school at central Taiwan through a quasi-experiment study design. Accordingly, this study empirically verified the mental-health promotional and integrated career educations have helped contribute to senior high school students better understanding the damages of drug-abuse to their health and career development. The presentation recommends that: the unit of mental-health promotion can be integrated into the courses of career education, in order to effectively promote the primary prevention education of a drug-free campus. Keywords: mental-health promotion, career education.


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Hermeneutics Analysis of Narrative Structure and Narrative Intervention through Career Counseling by Su-Fei Huang

The purpose of this study included: 1.To examine how social cultural construction influences career goal; 2.To find out narrative counseling intervention strategies through career counseling; 3. To clarify the career goal destructive and constructive between “depart away ” and “build up” process; 4. To explore the career goal character through the hermeneutics analysis method of narrative career counseling.


Su-Fei Huang received both her BA and Master’s degree from the Psychology Department at National Taiwan University. Her Ph.D. is from National Taiwan Normal University’s Educational Psychology and Counseling Department. Su-Fei completed her Post-Doctoral research at York University’s Psychology Department in Toronto Canada. Her expertise includes Individual and group counseling, career counseling, narrative psychotherapy, and teaching courses for both undergraduate and graduate students.


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Panel: Private Career Practice in Asia by Cheri Butler, Eunmee Hwang, Brian Schwartz and Yoshiji Ishikawa

Setting up a private practice related to career issues is always challenging, but in many Asian countries, the idea of career planning is new and very few people seek assistance with career planning. Private Career Practitioners from Korea, China and Japan will describe the kinds of services they offer, the types of clients they work with most often, and the biggest challenges they face as private career practitioners in their own countries.


Cheri Butler APCDA President, is a career and personal development counselor, coach and educator with more than 20 years’ experience working with individuals and organizations creating successful career, leadership and life paths. She has proven ability to identify, design and deliver educational and developmental programs for clients young and old and at various life stages. Ms Butler has excellent leadership and mentoring skills with both professional and para-professional staff. She is a national and International speaker and trainer and a Past President of NCDA.


Eunmee Hwang GCDF, is a career consultant, lecturer, trainer, and facilitator of career development programs. Appointed by the Korean government, she has served as a professional interviewer for selection of government officials for high level government positions since 2003. She is President of EM Consulting, President of the Career Consultant Forum, and Commissioner of a Special Commission on Youth Employment Promotion in the Republic of Korea. She earned an MBA from Yonsei University and a BA from Ewha Womans University. She was awarded CEO Award for Excellence in Sustainability Management.


Dr. Brian Schwartz established The Career Center at the National institute for the Psychotherapies in 1976 and then his own private practice as a Career and Talent Management Consultant in 1981. After 35 years of private practice, Dr. Schwartz moved to Suzhou, China and established his own company. He is serving a third year on the Board of Governors of the Institute of Career Certification International and is a Certified Career Management Fellow. He created Career DNA, an online career assessment.


Yoshiji Ishikawa, MA, is a Career Development Adviser and Human Resource Consultant and Director of Strategic Personnel Department Co., LTD in Fukuoka, Japan. He earned a master’s degree from Hiroshima University Graduate School and worked for 11 years in the human resource departments of large and mid-size companies, including Daiwa House Industry Co., LTD, before starting his own consulting business.


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Career Readiness Program of a Private University in Pakistan by Raza Abbas

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

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


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Call to Create a MENA CDA by Ahmed Mostafa Kamal

Several people working in the Middle East will be attending this conference. You are invited to join Ahmed in working toward a regional Career Development Association for the Middle East and North African region. This vital region is developing career planning awareness and expertise rapidly and needs a forum to discuss challenges and effective techniques in this region.


Ahmed Mostafa Kamal is an International NCDA CDF Master Trainer, GCDF & CDFI, JCDC, and JCTC. He is Assistant Executive Director for the Career Development Network & Director of Mena Operation (San Jose, CA). a UNICEF Consultant, and on the NBCC International Advisory Council. He provides career development programs, and services that serve a wide range of settings and ages. His work has included training almost 200 counselors and facilitators in Egypt and KSA, in over 14 different groups since October 2009; 70 of them funded by the UNICEF.


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Toward Making Singapore an Inclusive Society by Sing Chee Wong

Singapore was transformed from a third world country to a first world country within fifty years. This was possible because of its rigorous efforts to develop its economy so that the citizens can have a better standard of living. Today, more attention is being paid to special groups of citizens, like those with disabilities, the elderly, and back-to-work women, in order to include and give them significance in the Singapore society. Many policies and plans have been introduced to improve their livelihood and employability, due to the belief that employment provides dignity and independence. This presentation will discuss the various policies and plans that the Singapore Government has introduced to encourage employability for these diverse groups of people. It will also draw attention to the role of career development facilitators in ensuring that the target populations benefit from these provisions. The policies and plans include providing training programmes for workers to upgrade their skills. The programs range from basic literacy to more specific industry skills, including giving monetary incentives to workers to participate in training as well as job retention and granting funds to employers to re-design work plans and make structural changes at the work place to accommodate the special needs of employees.

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Sing Chee Wong works as a trainer/consultant at Career Success Consulting, Singapore. Her recent engagement was in writing the “Training Manual for the Advanced Certificate for Career Development Facilitation”. It was commissioned by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency for the training of career development facilitators in Singapore. Prior to starting her private practice, she started and established the Career Centre at the National University of Singapore.


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Training Clinical Career and Life Design Counselors in China: Blending East and West by Brian Schwartz

Combining a theoretical Foundation Program and a practicum-oriented Specialization Program localized to the Chinese markets, my Chinese colleagues and I have co-created an approach to career counseling based on the depth model I used successfully in the USA for the past 40 years. Using my Six Factor Career Assessment Model modified for Chinese professional use and augmented by a Personal Branding and Self-Marketing approach built on this depth model, Chinese professionals join a community of learning designed to absorb and/or co-create the best approaches from the East and West.


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Career Challenges for Differently-Abled by Dr. Harpreet Bhatia

Being differently-abled should not be an obstacle for entering the world of work. Despite an increase in the number of differently-abled workers, it is not easy for them to plan careers or to find jobs that suit their abilities and talent. They have to go to great lengths to prove that their handicap will not affect their ability to deliver. Although many laws have been made to ensure the differently-abled job candidates get jobs, this is not so on the ground. This paper attempts to look into the job options for the differently-abled with special reference to the Indian job scenario.


Dr. Harpreet Bhatia is an Assistant Professor at Keshav Mahavidyalaya, University of Delhi, a founding member of Indian Association of Positive Psychology (IAPP), and a registered practitioner with the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI). She has taught psychology for the past 8 years and She has been a counselor and psychologist for 20 years and worked with persons of all ages. Dr. Bhatia constructed and standardized the Family Environment Scale and co-authored two books with Prof. N.K. Chadha: Know Yourself and Be a Winner. She is an editor for the book Perspectives in Positive Psychology. Dr. Bhatia has also been a part of research projects sponsored by ICMR, UNICEF, and UNIFEM.


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Chinese Returnees’ Conceptions of Positive Career Outcomes after Graduating from Australian Universities by Serene Lin-Stephens

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

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An Overview of Education and Career Guidance (ECG) Implementation in Singapore by Virginia Cheng and Esther Tan Chuan Loo

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

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


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


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How to Facilitate Students in Career Exploration Program – A Case Study of Vocational Training Institute in Hong Kongby Cheuk Sze (Candy) Chung, Ho Wai (Geoffrey) Tsui, and Man Nga (Agnes) Chan

Nowadays our students greatly rely on mobile digital devices as their primary communication channel, which may result in poor verbal communication skills. An interactive and experiential career program with the use of arts was designed for graduating students so they could share their career aspirations in groups. A tailor-made life-career rainbow card and chessboard with a local cultural theme was created to facilitate students’ ability to visualize their future life events and start to plan for the next step after graduation. The presenters will share their experience with as well as effectiveness of the program and demonstrate the use of the tools during the presentation.


Cheuk Sze (Candy) Chung is a registered Social Worker who worked with youth for more than ten years. In recent years, she expanded her interests to career counseling for individuals and groups by designing and delivering different kinds of career programs for college students.


Ho Wai (Geoffrey) Tsui is a teacher of the whole person development module with professional experience in experiential training and recruitment. He strives to develop student’s potential and interpersonal skills. He is a GCDF and recently developed an interest in career development facilitation.


Man Nga (Agnes) Chan is a student counselor with over 8 years working experience in the vocational education sector. In the recent five years, she has been worked with students of design discipline at Vocational Training Institutes in Hong Kong. Ms Chan is interested in integrating arts into career counselling to work with her students.


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The Marginal Gains Approach to Professional/Career Developmentby Clive Findlay

“Marginal Gains” is a relatively new approach used by the management and coaches of many sporting teams and individuals, which has been responsible for significant improvements in the performance levels and achievements of those teams and individuals. This presentation will provide detailed steps for applying this technique in a career counseling or coaching setting.

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Clive Findlay has 30 years of experience in working with managers, specialists, and leaders seeking to make progress in their professional development or to change career direction. He has worked in the UK, the Middle East, China and India, and is now a senior tutor and career guidance specialist for Brighton School of Business and Management Limited UK – an online adult professional qualification provider - and owner of CareerAdviceCF – a career advice consultancy. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute UK, a Member of CDI Career Development Institute UK, ASQ American Society for Quality, NCDA and APCDA, and a qualified GCDF.


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The Relations of Family and Educational Background to Placement and Starting Salary Among Chinese Undergraduates and Master’s by Fei Guo, Leili Jin, Yu Zhang, Yingyi Fang, and Chengtao Lin

The major purpose of this study is to explore the heterogeneous effect of family and educational background on undergraduate and master’s degree placement and starting salary. Using a representative dataset collected in Beijing, the study finds that family background has more influence on undergraduates’ starting salary, while academic major matters more for master’s level. Plausible reasons for the different patterns and potential policy implications will be discussed.


Fei Guo is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute of Education in Tsinghua University in China. She holds an MA and a PhD in Economics and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She received a BA in International Economics from Shanghai Jiaotong University in China. Fei Guo conducts research to explore factors influencing college students’ academic achievement, cognitive and noncognitive development, and labor market performance. Her research interests include student development and learning outcomes in higher education, economic returns to higher education, and educational equality and equity in China.


Dr. Leili Jin is a vocational psychologist in the Career Development Center of Tsinghua University and teaches Career Planning and Vocational Psychology to undergraduates. She obtained her PhD from the Faculty of Education, at the University of Hong Kong. She was a member of the National Career Development Association, USA. Her current interests include the contributions of university experiences to career-related outcomes among Chinese university students, career assessment, and professional identity among Chinese career practitioners.


Dr. Yu Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Education at the Institute of Education, Tsinghua University. She received her PhD from Columbia University. Her research interests include education policy evaluation, education equity, education innovation, and labor economics. She received research grants from the China National Science Foundation, Beijing Government, and the Ministry of Education, and has published a series of articles on private tutoring, school choice, effectiveness analyses of various educational inputs, and education equity. Dr. Zhang teaches courses on quantitative methodologies in social science.


Yingyi Fang is a second-year master’s student at Tsinghua University and studies Public Management at the Institute of Education. She got her bachelor's degree in the Department of Engineering and Physics at Tsinghua University. As a transdisciplinary student, her research interests are broad. Her current research includes graduates’ employment issues and students’ study motivation.


Chengtao Lin is Director of the Career Development Center of Tsinghua University (THCDC). He obtained his bachelor’s degree, master's degree and PhD in mechanical engineering from Tsinghua University. He is now also a graduate student supervisor in the Automotive Engineering Department of Tsinghua University. Hehas served as Deputy Dean of the Department of Automotive Engineering at Tsinghua University and the Deputy Director of Tsinghua University Graduate Student Affairs Office. His current research interests include students' self-perception, student career planning, student entrepreneurship research and analysis of the Chinese job market.


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The Role of Teachers in Career Education: Success and Challenge in High Schools of Macao by Claire Ouyang

High school students in Macao need to handle crucial educational choices such as choosing academic tracks and majors in college in a turbulently changing social context. More and more high school teachers have recognized that students need their help to make these decisions. This research will investigate the role of school teachers in facilitating students’ career development. Data collected through in-depth interviewing of eight to ten teachers will be analyzed through thematic analysis. A thick description of school teachers’ successes and frustrations will be provided. Application in teacher professional development will be discussed.


Dr. Claire Ouyang has been teaching and conducting researching higher educational institutions and providing psychological counseling and career advising as an independent practitioner. Her practicum and research has been focused on career counseling for emerging adults and working adults, career education in school settings, and the Chinese culture.


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The Effect of Career-related Teacher Support on Career Development for Technical Students in China by Jiahong Zhang, Mantak Yuen, and Gaowei Chen

Career-related teacher support plays an important role in youths’ career development. Currently in the Chinese technical education context, inadequate attention has been paid to research on the effect of teacher support on career development. Four main reasons that researchers should emphasize this topic will be presented, and suggestions for promoting career-related teacher support to enhance technical students’ career development will be discussed from both a theoretical and an empirical viewpoint.

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Jiahong Zhang is a doctoral student in Career Development and Counselling at The University of Hong Kong. She earned a Masters of Applied Psychology from Shenzhen University. She worked as a career guidance teacher in the Department of General Education at Shenzhen Institute of Technology for seven years. Her research interests include career-related teacher support, career-related parental support, vocational identity and career adaptability.


Dr. Mantak Yuen is associate professor and Director of the Centre for Advancement in Inclusive and Special Education, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong. He is a Counseling and Educational Psychologist. He serves as the Director of the Doctor of Education Programme. He coordinates courses in guidance and counseling, gifted education and career development. He has published more than 100 journal papers and book chapters. His current research involves investigating links among students’ life skills and talent development, self-efficacy, connectedness, purpose and meaning in career development, and school-based guidance and counseling programmes.


Gaowei Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. He received his PhD in Educational Psychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include computer supported collaborative learning, classroom processes, and career development.


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Million Dollar Mission: Exploring Career Success with Youth by Han Kok Kwang

After working with thousands of transiting candidates and certifying hundreds of career professionals, I have come to realise that the world of work today is vastly different from 2006. According to a Forbes report, anyone with a smart phone today has access to more information than the President of USA just 20 years ago! Imagine coaching a Google smart millennial who cross checks everything you say?! To stay ahead in the game, Career Professionals have to embrace the mindset and tools of today’s winners: clarity of purpose, exponential thinking and disruptive technology. We also have to develop business acumen to better help our candidates, going beyond self-discovery to being market ready. Come and gain an insight on how you can discover your million-dollar mission to empower your candidates in their career journey, and fulfill your destiny as a Career Professional. It is time to make a dent in the Universe.


Han Kok Kwang has been in the “globalisation game” for more than 29 years as senior manager of a global corporation, international MBA lecturer and entrepreneur. He is the Founder of Personal Mastery Resources, a career development training business in Singapore. Han is one of only two International Master Trainers (outside USA) for the certification for career professionals, Career Development Facilitator (CDF), awarded by the National Career Development Association (USA). He has written 5 career management books (including 2 Bestsellers), won 2 national awards for personal excellence and raised more than $90,000 for the less fortunate with his books. You can connect with Han at Han@personalmaster.com


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Career Development & Transition Coaching from the Outside-In: An Augmented Approach by Chi Keung (Anthony) Cheng

This workshop will discuss how to support adults in career development & transition by providing knowledge, tips & cues of Career Development, Transition & Life Coaching through sharing and integrating coaching and planning from business and academic fields locally and from the USA.


Anthony Cheng has more than 13 years of experience in training & development. He has conducted more than 1,200 sessions of workshops and presentations in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan,Macau, Singapore, the Philippines, Japan & the USA. Mr Cheng is a Licensed Facilitator of the Coaching Clinic of Corporate Coach U. He is the 2015-2017 Vice President of Membership of HK International Coaching Community, Past President of Rotary E-Club of District 3450, and Past President of JCI East Kowloon.


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A Career Development Roadmaps Based on Practical Studies about Career Development in China by Chunyu Li

Based on practical studies of professional consulting in career development for nearly five years in China, we propose a career development roadmap in which personal career development divisions are identified separated by different career factors. Also different career theories and the tools are chosen to quickly solve problems in each division.


Chunyu Li is currently Director of the College Business Department of New Elite Development Plan in Beijing, China. He was a graduate student of the Chinese Academy of Science and a former counselor of Capital Normal University.


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Career Choices of Urban College Girls of Delhi and Their Well Being by Sangeeta Arya Tanwar

In the wake of modernization, the new social reforms, and amendments in the politico-economic policies have focused on women emancipation largely through education, skill building and representation in various career occupations. Women have been relishing the incipient experience of the loosening of tight reins of control over their choices specifically pertaining to career. Our research has attempted to assess the influence of the recent developments on the career choice of college going girls in urban regions of Delhi. A semi structured questionnaire was developed to gather information about the career categories, freedom to choose career, support available to pursue the chosen career, and impact on their subjective well-being. Data analysis was done using content analysis. All the response categories for different items were identified and further quantified to see their effect on well-being. Results indicated that despite a significant impact of the modernization, we still have a long way to go.


Sangeeta Arya Tanwar has been working as an assistant professor for the past five and a half years at the Department of Psychology, Gargi College, University of Delhi. Her Ph.D. is in Positive Psychology, in the area of ‘Assessing the Well-Being of Urban College Girls and Developing Intervention Module for Enhancement.’ She also has a M.Phil in Clinical Psychology and attained a license of independent practice awarded by Rehabilitation Council of India. She also has worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.


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Localizing Narrative Approach - The Case of Japanese Students by Shohei Watanabe

There are many characteristics in each country. For example in Japan, students are less study, less contact with non-familiar people and less immediate experience. They often read comics and see animations. Therefore they don’t have role models. On the other hand, they experience club activities, athletic meets, school excursions, school festivals, and choral contests during the school day. This study asked Japanese students about comics, games, and their school day activities. Results about this local narrative approach will be discussed.


Shohei Watanabe is an Akita Prefectural University(Japan) Associate Professor. His present interests are social constructivism/narrative career counseling and career education. In this study, he used the technique of Belief Therapy andqualitative assessments with Japanese college students. He earned a Master of Psychology degree from Meisei University. He has worked in the Ministry of Labor, and Public Employment Service Office for 15 years.


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Friday, May 20

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The Wisdom of Traditional Eastern Cultures in Career Counseling by Shuh-Ren Jin

Trained as a scientist-practitioner via Western counseling psychology, the presenter will share his problem-based reflections on career counseling from the perspective of indigenous psychology rooted in Eastern Cultures. Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism are the most prevailing philosophical thoughts, affecting how Chinese people function in today’s life-span and life-space, especially on issues emerging from career choices, such as Who am I? Where am I going? How to deal with negative emotions (e. g. anxiety, depression) in CDM? How to confront the conflicts of relationship harmony (especially conflict with parents) in CDM? How to deal with uncertainty after CDM? The presentation not only highlights the essence of career issues in an Eastern cultural context, but also proposes a prototype for career counseling which uses creative transformation by integrating Western intelligence and Eastern wisdom.

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Shuh-Ren Jin earned a Ph. D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Currently he is a professor at the College of Education in the University of Macau. He served as the president of Chinese Counseling and Guidance Association in Taiwan. Now he serves on the editorial board of Asia Pacific Education Review. His research interest covers career counseling, Chinese culture and counseling, counseling process and outcome, and Counselor education and training.


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Inclusive Career Counseling Services for International Students in Canada: Development of Psycho-social-cultural Support Program by Chao-Mei Chiang and Jose Domene

This presentation aims to address the challenges of international students’ career development and mental health in Canada. A psycho-social-cultural support program for international students that consists of eight modules will be presented. Given the complexities of career challenges which international students encounter in university, the development of this program is based on the collaboration of Counselling Services, faculty members, International Student Services, and Career Services. The implications of the implementation of this program for counseling services planning will be discussed.

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Dr. Chao-Mei Chiang is a post-doctoral fellow in Counselling Services at the University of British Columbia. She is a licensed counselling psychologist in Taiwan and has over five years of clinical practice and supervision. Her research interests are (a) intersections between gender and socio-cultural contexts, (b)violence and trauma issues, (c) multicultural, social justice, and counselling psychology training. During her pre-doctoral internship at University of New Brunswick Counselling Services, she provided counselling services for university students and participated in developing outreach projects for international students.


Dr. José F Domene is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in School to Work Transition in the Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick. His primary areas of research are (a) the social and relational contexts of career development, (b) applications of contextual action theory, and (c) professional issues in counselling and counselling psychology in Canada. He also serves as a part-time licensed psychologist at University of New Brunswick Counselling Services, where he provides counselling services to university students and co-ordinates the Pre-Doctoral Internship Program.


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Adapting USA-Based Career Development Tools and Techniques for Use in South-East Asia by Timothy Hsi and Richard Knowdell

In 2013, a Singapore-based consulting firm imported the English language Knowdell card sort assessment instruments for use in counselor education programs at the Singapore Management University. In 2014, the 21-hour continuing education Job & Career Transition Coach certification workshop was conducted in Singapore and in 2015 in Hong Kong. In 2015, a Singapore specific version of the 120-hour Global Career Development Facilitator program was developed.


Timothy Hsi, MGuidCouns, MACA, JCTC, GCDF-SG Master Trainer, is the Principal of Abundanz Consulting Pte Ltd. He was instrumental in the establishment of the highly successful Counselling service and the Peer Support Programme at the Singapore Management University during his 12 years there. He also edited the book “A Basic Guide to Peer Helping” and was the recipient of the Singapore National Day Commendation Medal for his influence in thefield of counselling in higher education. Mr. Hsi is one of two practicing master trainers for the Global Career Development Facilitator (Singapore) programme and is viewed to be an influential voice in the training of a new generation of career practitioners through his teaching and trainings in the field of career development.


Richard L. Knowdell, MS, NCC, NCCC, GCDFI, CMF and National Career Development Association (NCDA) Fellow, is the President of Career Research & Testing, Inc. and author of six books, including Building a Career Development Program: Nine Steps for Effective Implementation and From Downsizing to Recovery: Strategic Options for Organizations and Individuals. Mr. Knowdell has taught Career Assessment Techniques at the University of California, San Diego and Employee Career Development for human resource managers at San Jose State University. In 1995, President Clinton appointed him to the Board of Examiners for the United States Foreign Service. In 2013, Mr. Knowdell received a Centennial Presidential Award from NCDA and in 2015, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Career Development Association.


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Professional Standards in the Australian Career Industry: A Journey, Not a Destination by Mary McMahon

Unlike most other professions, career development is a field where traditionally, practitioners with varied professional backgrounds could gain entry and practice. However, the landscape of career development is changing with many countries developing and implementing professional standards. Professionalising the field through identified competencies, ethical codes, continuing professional development and career development specific training is contributing towards a more clearly defined identity. This presentation will outline the journey undertaken by the Career Industry Council of Australia to professionalise career development through professional standards and enhance quality in school based career services through a benchmarking tool. Learnings and tips garnered from the process will be shared.


Dr. Mary McMahon is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia where she teaches career development theory and narrative career counselling. She has published several books, book chapters and refereed journal articles nationally and internationally. Mary researches how people construct their careers across the lifespan and has a particular interest in the use of storytelling and qualitative career assessment in career counselling.


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Career Exploration, Talent Development, Work Habits, Meaning in Life and Connectedness of Adolescents in Hong Kong by Mantak Yuen

This presentation will report on a study to assess career exploration, talent development and work habits, meaning in life, parental support and school connectedness with Chinese adolescents from Hong Kong (N = 3797). The interrelationships among these variables were examined. Career exploration, work habits, and talent development are not related to gender, but are predicted by search for meaning in life, school connectedness, and parental support. Limitations in the study are identified, and the implications for future research and for implementation of comprehensive guidance programs for Chinese adolescents are discussed.

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Perfectionism as Mediator between Parental Autonomy Support and Career Adaptability by Danni Wang, Zhijin Hou, and Haoyang Chi

As the world of work is becoming more and more protean, individuals often have to confront uncertainty in their career development process. Savickas (1997) thus proposed career construction theory and argued that career adaptability is a crucial component of career development, leading to career success. Therefore, this study focuses on the contextual and personality antecedents of career adaptability. Since career development is a process of pursuing goals and setting self-standards with autonomous intention, this study investigates the role of parental autonomy support on career adaptability and the mediating effect of perfectionism.

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Danni Wang earned a BS degree from Beijing Normal University in 2013. Now, she is in a Masters level program in counseling at the School of Psychology, Beijing Normal University.


Zhijin Hou earned a Ph. D. degree in counseling psychology from Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2002. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Resident from August 2012 to May 2013. Now she is a full professor in the School of Psychology at Beijing Normal University.


Haoyang Chi earned a BS degree in 2010 and a M. Ed. degree in 2013 from the School of Psychology at Beijing Normal University. Now she works on the staff of the counseling center at Ocean University of China.


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The Courage of Facing Workplace Bullying: Blending Industry and Psychology Perspectives to Develop a Social Interest Prevention Program by Wu Shu Chen and Fei-Chuan Chen

This study aims to explore Taiwan workers' perception and definition of the concept of workplace bullying. Furthermore, it blends industry and psychology perspectives to develop a prevention program. It used 6 employees who work in the service industry. Snowball sampling was used to verify the definition of workplace bully, its influence, and the help needs of victims. A program was developed by 6 experts in democracy and equality awareness from industry, including employers and career advisors. The program called "Social Interest Prevention Program" consisted of self-reflection, encouragement, empathy, I-message communication strategies, and related activities. It is divided into three stages: reviewing and reflection on one's workplace experiences, learning prevention strategies and related acts, and practice in combatting workplace bullying.


Wu Shu Chen has been working in the career field over 15 years, including doing pre-service teachers’ career education and doing in-service teacher career literacy training. While she was serving as director of the career center at NTNU, she established the career guidance system and promoted internships and entrepreneurship to students. In addition, she also assisted the government in developing career courses and promoting career guidance activities at other colleges in Taiwan.


Fei-Chuan Chen is an associate professor, Graduate School of Technological and Vocational Education, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology. She is a licensed counseling psychologist of Taiwan (ROC) and has also served as director of the counseling center at NYUST for over 16 years.


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Helping Youth Develop Their Career Plans in the Context of Uncertainty: Application of Multisystem Approaches by Mary McMahon

Dealing with uncertainty is one of many challenges youth in the 21st century encounter as a result of rapid changes in the socioeconomic structure and technological advances. To effectively help youth develop career plans that prepare them to address changes across the lifespan, it is necessary to incorporate multi-layered factors in the career planning process. This presentation will illustrate how theory focusing on multi-systems can be applied in practice to help youth make career decisions.


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Understanding the Relationship between Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy (CDMSE) and Its Relevant Variables in ‘Minority’ Groups by YuanYingJin

This study aimed to integrate relationships between career decision-making self-efficacy and its related factors in ‘minority’ groups. The study employed a meta approach. The results of this study will provide important knowledge about how to meet the career development needs of minority groups.

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Yuan Ying Jin is a doctoral student in counseling at Korea University, in Seoul, South Korea. Ms Jin has studied in three different countries. She received her undergraduate degree in Public Administration in China, and a Master’s degree in School Counseling both in Korea and the United States. She is fluent in three languages (Chinese, Korean, English). Ms Jin has published several articles in various SSCI journals and is skilled in conducting comparative research.


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Self-esteem, the Shield of Career Success by Dai Zhi Cheng

An increasing variety of tasks havebeen placed on career guides and career coachs who enable clients to find jobs in China. However, Gallup research shows that only 8% of employees are engaged with their work here. This raises a big question for me. In addition to helping clients find a job, how can we also empower them to seek career success and career prosperity? I am constantly surprised, in my career counseling practice by the vital role that self-esteem plays in career development, which I recognize as the shield of career success.


Dai Zhi Cheng apprenticed under pioneer and leading expert in clinical career counseling, Dr. Brian A Schwartz, and gained deep knowledge and rich practice experience. He currently practices career counseling, involving career development and talent development. He specializes in Psychological Type and Temperament, Family Dynamics, Self-esteem, and Positive Psychology.


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Panel: Emerging Trends in Asia by Cheri Butler, Han Kok Kwang, Ivy Liao, and Sungsik Ahn

The economy and the world of work are changing rapidly in the Asia Pacific region, as are techniques and practices for helping people with their career plans. Panelists from Singapore, Taiwan, and Korea will share their observations on the trends they see emerging in their own countries.

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Cheri Butler, Han Kok Kwang, and Sungsik Ahn are described above.


Ivy Liao is the General Manager of the People Achievement Consulting Group (PAC). Ms Liao expanded PAC from a psychological testing company into a company that delivers teacher competency improvement projects and career development training in many provinces in China. Ms Liao provides NCDA-based career development training in 20 universities in Shanghai and many additional locations in Beijing, Guangdong and Zhejiang Provinces. Ms Liao earned a Master’s of Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University.


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Counseling and Advising Community College Students for Transfer to a University: A Collaborative Program Between Kapi`olani Community College and the University of Hawai`i at Manoa by Gemma Williams

According to the American Association of Community Colleges, community college students represent 46% of all U. S. undergraduates in universities. At the University of Hawaii, in fall 2013, community college students comprised 55% of the total population. The majority of those students have roots in Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, and the Pacific Islands. This presentation will provide an overview of a Degree Pathway Program which was designed to provide a smooth transition from one institution to another in the University of Hawai`i System. Its main purpose was to assist students in accomplishing their career and academic goals. Recognized by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for its contribution to student’s success, the program has now expanded to four other colleges.


Gemma A. Williams, EdD, GCDFI, is Professor/Counselor and the Coordinator of the Ka`ie`ie Degree Pathway Program at Kapi`olani Community College. Prior to this position, she served as the Coordinator of the Career and Transfer Center, a Career Counselor, Academic Advisor, Vocational Counselor, and Job Placement Coordinator. She received her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Sarasota in Florida (now Argosy University). She has over 25 years’experience in education, teaching in elementary and high school in Trinidad and Tobago and in community colleges and at the university level in Massachusetts and Hawai’i. Dr. Williams will receive NCDA’s Outstanding Career Practitioner award in 2016.


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The Role of the Organisation in Supporting Employee Career Development by Clive Findlay

Most organisations only offer training and development to employees which satisfies short-term organisational needs. This presentation will show that organisations which do offer whole-career guidance, coaching, and mentoring – guidance on, and support for, life-time development and progression – to all of their employees - benefit significantly from a range of improvements: in motivation levels, lower staff turnover, reduced recruitment and selection costs, greater contributions to quality improvements, and substantial increases in performance and productivity levels.

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Adolescents as Systemic Story Tellers: Using Qualitative Career Assessment in Career Guidance by Mary McMahon

The transition from school represents an important career decision time for adolescents. Schools may assist young people to transition effectively through the provision of career guidance and counselling. In this presentation, two research case studies will illustrate the use of a qualitative career assessment instrument, the My System of Career Influences (MSCI; McMahon, Patton, & Watson, 2005b) reflection process in a school setting to assist adolescents with their career decision-making. Emphasis will be given to the way in which qualitative career assessment may assist adolescents to tell rich systemic stories about their career decision-making.


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Relationship Between Proactive Personality and Career Decision-making Difficulty of Undergraduate Students in China: Multiple Mediating of Career Self-efficacy and Calling by Xue-Ping Shen and Ai-hua

The objective of this study was to examine the mediating role of career self-efficacy and calling in the relationship between proactive personality and career decision-making difficulty. A sample of 352 freshman at a Chinese university were surveyed. Correlation analysis and path analysis were carried out during the data analysis. Results indicate that proactive personality, career self-efficacy and calling were significantly positively correlated with one another; while proactive personality, career self-efficacy and calling were significantly negatively correlated with career decision-making difficulty. Inaddion, career self-efficacy partially mediated the relationship between proactive personality and career decision-making difficulty. Calling partially mediated the relationship between proactive personality and career decision-making difficulty. We concluded that career self-efficacy and calling play a role as mediators between proactive personality and career decision-making difficulty.


Xue-Ping Shen is described above.


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Leaving Hometown for College: Its Implications for Vocational Identity Development of College Students in China by Qiuping Jin and Raysen Cheung

Leaving hometown for college has become a common experience for college students in China. We are interested to see how this experience may impact college students’ career development, specifically their vocational identity,which is one of the most crucial career development tasks during this life stage. To this end, we will analyze the survey data from around 900 college students. Results will be discussed with implications for career services for this group of college students in China.

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Qiuping Jin is currently a PhD student in the Department of Applied Social Sciences of City University of Hong Kong. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Peking University in Beijing, China. Her current research focus is on vocational identity development of college students in China. She has also taken part in several research projects related to career development and intervention evaluation in university settings. She has presented some of her work at international conferences such as the International Congress of Applied Psychology.


Raysen Cheung is Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Social Sciences of City University of Hong Kong. He obtained his PhD in Vocational Psychology from Loughborough University in England, and had served as a university counsellor specializing in career guidance and counselling in Hong Kong for over 13 years. Currently, he is researching and teaching in areasof career development, employability and professional counselling. He is a Registered Counselling Psychologist and a Registered Industrial-Organizational Psychologist of the Hong Kong Psychological Society, as well as an Associate Fellow of the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association.


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The ROI of Global Mobility: Helping Students Market Study Away Experiences by Dana Downey and Jane Hsu

According to the 2015 Open Doors Report, more than 60% of the international students in the United States are from the Asia Pacific region. This speaks to a larger trend of global mobility, both during university and after graduation. Studying away can be a dynamic experience, but it begs the questions-- Why does it matter? Does it lead to better or different career outcomes? At NYU Shanghai and NYU Abu Dhabi, more than 95% of students study away. Learn how career counselors help students market their study away experiences, and how they yield a return on investment.


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


Jane Hsu serves as the Assistant Director of the NYU Shanghai Career Development Center by providing career counseling and pre-professional advising to all undergraduate students. Janeholds a master’s degree in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and earned her undergraduate degree from the NYU Steinhardt School of Education in Communications. Jane previously worked in advertising and marketing, as well as various U.S. higher education institutions including University of California San Diego and George Washington University.


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Uncover, Clarify and Empower Your Life through the Genokey Lens by Esther Tan Chuan Loo

The Career and Values Genokeygram (CV Genokey) is a career counseling tool, developed to integrate multiple effects of various career development tools so as to facilitate one’s career exploration through deeper self-exploration and an examination of their key influences from both familial and non-familial significant others. It consists of two parts: a visual component and a reflective exercise. First, the construction of a CV Genokey (visual) followed by a structured process of reflecting and journaling. The tool integrates and organizes information from different aspects about a person’s life in a visual manner, and brings the client through a structured process of exploring one’s past, present, and future so as to reveal hidden road blocks,clarify one’s values, and empower one to make changes in the development of career and life goals. Findings from a pilot study will be shared, with case studies to illustrate the effects observed and implications for practice.


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Building Career Training and Services in Taiwan and China by Ivy Liao

PAC has designed a system for training career development advisors and other levels of career practitioners that makes excellent use of both technology and relationships among professionals. Their training and certification program is widely used in China and Taiwan. A variety of training programs meet the needs of career coaches, educators and academic counselors, and human resource professionals in business. This presentation will describe the various levels and types of training, as well as demonstrating their software for managing this complex network.


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Japanese Certification for Career Consultants by Yoshimi Sasaki

Public career development policies have changed from being labor-oriented to being oriented toward industrial competitiveness. Achieving a world class employment environment requires promoting a diverse and flexible working style, promoting employability and mobility, and promoting dynamic engagement of all citizens. Japan passed “The Act Revising a Part of The Working Youth Welfare Act” in September 2015 which mandated setting up a nation process for career consultant certification by April 2016. This presentation will report on their progress toward that goal.

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Yoshimi Sasaki is the Deputy Director-General of the Japan Career Development Association (JCDA) Secretariat. JCDA is the largest organization which trains career counselors in Japan. JCDA has trained and supports over 14,700 certified career counselors in various areas, such as public sectors, private sectors, and education sectors. Ms Sasaki was previously a professional human resources and IT manager in diverse operations in both public and private sectors. She is excellent at developing global talents from a various countries and has enjoyed a multinational working environment throughout her career.


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Sense of Calling in University Students’ Career Development: Emerging Evidence from Across the Asia Pacific Region by José Domene

This session provides an introduction to the concept of calling as a guiding force in students’ career development, with an emphasis on research that has recently emerged from across the Asia Pacific. Different models of calling will be introduced, the measurement of calling will be discussed, and the existing literature that links sense of calling to numerous aspects of university students’ career development will be critically reviewed. Finally, the limited literature on how to promote students’ sense of calling will be introduced and evaluated.

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Ego or Responsibility: Study of How Career Interest Impacts College Students' Job Satisfaction by Bin Fan and Bo Wang

The analysis of how much career interest changes students’ choice of occupation and how does it work is based on the theme of narrative inquiry. Is there any other motivation that drives students to make occupational choices rather than career interest? To which degree are students satisfied with their choices? How does career interest affect their choices?


Bin Fan is Vice-director of Career Development Laboratories in NJUST (Nanjing University of Science and Technology). He is a member of the Social Psychology Career Education Commission in Jiangsu Province and a member of the System Engineering Association in Jiangsu Province. He has been studying and researching the career guidance of college students for 10 years. Mr. Bin is a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) - China, CCE certification and a PhD candidate in Student Career Development.


Bo Wang is Director of Career Development Laboratories in NJUST (Nanjing University of Science and Technology) and a member of Social Psychology Career Education Commission in Jiangsu Province. He is a member of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship branch of the Committee of China Association of Higher Education. Mr. Bo is Director of the college students’ entrepreneurship park at NJUST. He has been studying career development and employment guidance for more than 10 years. He earned first prize in teaching achievement in Jiangsu Province.


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Saturday, May 21

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Beyond “Just a Campus Job:” A Comprehensive and Developmental Approach to Student Employment by Ghadeer Mohamed Zainal

Unlike most schools that offer student employment opportunities for the primary benefit of financial support, the Qatar University Student Employment Program’s main aim is to qualify and develop student employability skills through a combination of supplemental activities and carefully supervised work experiences. Qatar University is fairly unique in that the vast majority of incoming students do not have any work experience prior to joining the university. Therefore, the student employment experiences on campus are critical to their readiness to successfully transition into the Qatar labor market. This session will reveal our comprehensive, developmental learning cycle.


Ghadeer Mohamed Zainal is currently serving as the Section Head of Student Employment and Support Services at the Career Services Center, Qatar University. She served as a career counselor for three years in the Section of Career Development at the Career Services Center, Qatar University. She graduated from Qatar University with a BA in English Literature and Linguistics/Mass communication. She is a Certified Career Development Facilitator by the National Career Development Association (NCDA). She Is a member of both NCDA and the National Association of Colleges and Employers, USA.


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Increasing the Self-efficacy of Japanese Junior College Students through Group-work Using Personal Strength Cards by Masumi Nagae and Jonathan Moxon

This study implemented a program to improve self-efficacy through group work. In November 2015, 40 female provincial junior college students (18. 8 ±1. 2:mean ± s. d.) used 24 ‘personal strength cards’ in group work to raise their awareness of their strengths. Their self-assessed self-efficacy was measured using the General Self-Efficacy Scale before and after the intervention. Paired t-tests comparing overall scores and the scores for each of the 16 questions before and after the intervention showed significant increases for ‘possesses an exceptional skill’ (p=0. 019), ‘ability to make a contribution’ (p=0. 011), and ‘acts positively’ (p=0. 018). Overall scores also showed a significant increase (p=0. 001).

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Masumi Nagae is a Saga Women's Junior College (Japan) Associate Professor. She specializes in career design education and career counseling for college students. After earning a B. A. (Educational Psychology) and M. S. (Master of Medical Science), Ms Nagae is currently in a doctoral program of Medical Science and social psychology. She is researching the effect of organization development in companies and the effect of career education in K through 7. She is a member of the Japan Career Development Association, CDA(Career Development Adviser), and JAICO (Counselor of Japan Industrial Association).


Jonathan Moxon is a Saga Women's Junior College (Japan) Associate Professor. A varied career has led him from a BSc in chemistry to his current position as associate professor of English and applied linguistics at Saga Women’s Junior College. As head of English at the college, he is responsible for overseeing students’ studies and providing guidance for their careers after graduation, for which he received JCDA (Japan Career Development Association)training. His research interests are in developing constructive attitudes to career planning, and in group dynamics and cooperative learning in the second language classroom, both of which can be viewed as a development process of actualizing students’ potential. He is a member of APCDA and the Japan Association of Language Teachers.


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Bringing Talent Home: Helping Employees Reintegrate Themselves into the Workforce, Culture and Community by Jon Sakurai-Horita

After living and working in another country, many individuals return to their home country for family, economic and other reasons. What needs to be considered when repatriating professionals back to their home countries? Factors beyond the work requirements such as cultural, family and community issues will be discussed.


Dr. Jon Sakurai-Horita has been involved in Career Development since 1979. He has worked in University Career Centers, an International Outplacement firm, Corporate settings, Non-profit settings and with private clients. His roles have been administrative and directly involved with clients. He is also the President/Founder of a recruiting firm that works with employers in Hawaii that seek former Hawaii residents. He has worked with numerous clients who have returned from being away from their birth place due to educational pursuits, military obligations, family obligations and other personal reasons. He has discussed the difficulties of “Returning Home” with these clients. He has also recently returned home after being away for 36 years and is personally adjusting to his reintegration.


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Multidimensional Career Choice Decision Making Battery: A Futuristic Approach by NK Chadha, Vandana Gambhir, Sangeeta Tanwar, Prateek Bhargava, and Prikshit Dhanda

Note: These presentation continues until 10:30.

This presentation reports the development and validation of the Multidimensional Career Choice Decision Making Battery, a measure of career specialty choice for Indian students. The battery is constructed on a model of career choice based on four broad dimensions namely, Interest, Aptitude, Personality and Socio-emotional Competence. A rationale and corresponding description for each dimension was developed on the basis of which items were constructed and analyzed. In addition, reliability and validity estimates along with the standardized norms were prepared to interpret the various scales. Implications for the use of the battery in career decision-making, career counseling and career research are discussed.


Prof. Narender K. Chadha, Dr. Vandana Gambhir, and Sangeeta Arya Tanwar are described above.


Prateek Bhargava is a double MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and Management Development Institute Gurgaon. He holds a specialization in the field of Strategy & Leadership, Human Resource Management and Finance. He has more than 7 years of experience spanning domains such as Strategy Consulting, Corporate Strategy and Entrepreneurship. He was worked with organizations such as Accenture Strategy (Largest Consulting Firm in the World), Maruti Suzuki (Largest Passenger Car Manufacturer in India) and Taxmann Publications (Largest Taxation and Legal Publisher in India). Currently he is leading Taxmann’s venture into the field of education. The organization envisions transforming the career planning and counselling process in India by leveraging scientific, reliable and normed psychometric instruments.


Prikshit Dhanda is an accredited MBTI & FIRO B practitioner and has blended the use of these instruments in training sessions for teachers and principals and also corporate executives, wherein there is a need to develop a shift in mind-set. He trained in the Psychology of Influence and the Psychology of Emotional, Behavioral and Motivational Self-Regulation under the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences from Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He has more than 20 years of experience spanning domains such as Entrepreneurship, Career Coaching and Counselling, and Skill Development and Training. He has run successful business ventures in the past and is currently the Chief Strategy Officer of Taxmann Education Pvt. Ltd.


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Culture-Free Career Assessment Instruments by Richard Knowdell and Timothy Hsi

Card Sort instruments measuring Career Values, Transferable Skills, Motivation, and Career Interests will be described and demonstrated. These instruments have been translated into ten languages and are currently being used by career counselors, career coaches and human resource specialists in Australia, Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Japan, China and Korea. Each participant will receive a set of instruments to use with their clients.


Richard Knowdell and Timothy Hsi are described above.


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A Paradox of Labor Market in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Increasing Student Employability by Ashique Rafi and Dana Downey

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

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


Dana Downey is described above.


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Continuation: Multidimensional Career Choice Decision Making Battery: A Futuristic Approach by NK Chadha, Vandana Gambhir, Sangeeta Tanwar, Prateek Bhargava, and Prikshit Dhanda

This presentation is a continuation of the session that started at 9:00 and is described above.


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Hope Centered Career Development in Action by Spencer Niles

An essential component of career development is action-oriented hope.Without action-oriented hope, persons are not likely to engage in career planning activities. Despite the importance of action-oriented hope in career development, few theories address the topic explicitly. The action-oriented hope-centered model of career development addresses this gap. This presentation will describe this model and provide an illustrative case study to help participants understand how the model can be applied in career counseling.

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Spencer G. Niles, PhD, is Dean and Professor for the School of Education at the College of William & Mary. Previously, he served as Distinguished Professor and Department Head for Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education at the Pennsylvania State University. Dean Niles was recently identified as one of the most influential deans of education in the United States and is a past president of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and recipient of NCDA’s Eminent Career Award. He has authored or co-authored approximately 120 publications and delivered over 140 presentations on career development theory and practice.


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Professional Development institute: Hope-Centered Model of Career Development by Spencer Niles

In this workshop you will learn to use the Hope-Centered Model of Career Development (HCMCD) to promote the career self-management of individuals as they encounter challenges and opportunities (both planned and unplanned) across the lifespan. HCMCD focuses on career adaptability in order to respond effectively to new information about oneself and/or one’s changing situations. Important attitudes and behaviors needed in this life-long process include: a) hope, b) self-reflection, c) self-clarity, d) visioning, e) goal setting/planning, and f) implementing/adapting. In HCMCD, hope incorporates agency thinking, pathways thinking, and goals, while self-reflection and self-clarity initiate a process to vision future career possibilities, set goals, implement plans, and adapt to new roles as required. You will also learn about the Career Flow Index (CFI; Niles, Yoon, & Amundson, 2010), which assesses degree of hope through specifically measuring the six hope-centered career development competencies. Case discussions will illustrate the counseling process related to the unique circumstances and needs of the client.


Spencer G. Niles is described above.


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