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    • 08 Dec 2022
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    Free Member Mentoring Webinar

    Tips & Techniques for a Great Career Fair

    Thu Dec 8/Fri Dec 9, 2022

    Join other members of APCDA who work in career centers to share advice on how to run a virtual career fair, or a hybrid (both virtual and in-person) career fair.  Bring your ideas and tips for using the virtual space.  Share your experiences with different software for running career fairs.  How do manage and schedule all of the employers effectively? What do students like/dislike about the virtual experience?  If you have run a Hybrid career fair with both virtual and in-person options, how was that different?  Which tips do others need to know to run a successful hybrid career fair?

    When you register, please select “I have answers” if you have any information or ideas to share, and select “I have questions” if you do not want to speak. Everyone is welcome to type questions into the Chatbox. 

    Please find the time in your location:

    Americas

    Thu Dec 8

    Asia & Pacific

    Fri Dec 9

    North America East Coast

    9-10:30 PM

    Samoa, New Zealand *

    3 – 4:30 PM

    North America Central

    8 -9:30 PM

    Southeastern Australia *

    1 - 2:30 PM

    North America Mountain

    7 - 8:30 PM

    South Australia *

    12:30 – 2:00 PM

    North America Pacific

    6 - 7:30 PM

    Northeastern Australia, Guam

    12:00 – 1:30 PM

    Hawaii

    4 – 5:30 PM

    Korea, Japan

    11 – 12:30 PM

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

    10 -11:30 AM

    Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia

    9 - 10:30 AM

    Bangladesh, Kazakhstan

    8 – 9:30 AM

    Nepal

    7:45 – 9:15 AM

    India, Sri Lanka

    7:30 – 9 AM

    Pakistan

    7 – 8:30 AM

    Azerbaijan

    6 – 7:30 AM

    * We believe this region is observing daylight savings time 

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

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    Note: There are no presenters for this webinar. It will be a discussion by those who have information to share. We will record this discussion. Your permission to be recorded is assumed when you begin speaking.  The recording will be available for viewing by other members after the webinar.

    • 17 Dec 2022
    • 10:00 PM
    • 18 Dec 2022
    • 1:00 AM
    • Webinar
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    Recorded Professional Development Workshop

    Career Construction Counseling: A Case Conference

    Dr. Mark Savickas

    Recorded on Nov 17, 2022

    The best way to learn to practice career construction counseling practice is through case studies. In this workshop, we will study the Case of Michael. Participants will view his responses to the Career Construction Interview Questions and have a discussion after hearing each of the five questions. Then there will be 30-minutes for breakout groups to discuss the case and use the Counselor Form to write a life portrait for Michael. Then we will reassemble and discuss the life portraits and end with a closing 8-minute video of the client and I discussing the portrait.

    This 3-our Professional Development Institute is designed for those who are familiar with Career Construction Theory but need more practice to use it with confidence.

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

    • 05 Jan 2023
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    Free Member Mentoring Webinar

    Mental Health in the Workplace: A Facilitated Discussion

    Dr. Roberta Borgen (Neault)

    January 5/6, 2023

    Mental health challenges have escalated globally during the pandemic, across sectors, professions, and regions. Some of the most common concerns relate to isolation, financial stress, relational breakdowns, anxiety, and trauma. Career development professionals are not immune to this – and can be doubly impacted as we deal with our own challenges while trying to help others manage theirs. Join Dr. Roberta Borgen (Neault) for a facilitated discussion on what mental health challenges are most prevalent within your context, how to open up conversations about mental health and wellbeing, and how to strengthen resilience during challenging times.

    Note: This discussion will make extensive use of breakout rooms.  You are not required to turn on your camera, but we do expect you to share your thoughts and ideas with each other.  We ask that each attendee be prepared to share your thoughts and ideas with other attendees.  

    Please find the time in your location:

    Americas

    Thu Jan 5

    Asia & Pacific

    Fri Jan 6

    North America East Coast

    9-10:30 PM

    Samoa, New Zealand *

    3 – 4:30 PM

    North America Central

    8 -9:30 PM

    Southeastern Australia *

    1 - 2:30 PM

    North America Mountain

    7 - 8:30 PM

    South Australia *

    12:30 – 2:00 PM

    North America Pacific

    6 - 7:30 PM

    Northeastern Australia, Guam

    12:00 – 1:30 PM

    Hawaii

    4 – 5:30 PM

    Korea, Japan

    11 – 12:30 PM

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

    10 -11:30 AM

    Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia

    9 - 10:30 AM

    Bangladesh, Kazakhstan

    8 – 9:30 AM

    Nepal

    7:45 – 9:15 AM

    India, Sri Lanka

    7:30 – 9 AM

    Pakistan

    7 – 8:30 AM

    Azerbaijan

    6 – 7:30 AM

    * We believe this region is observing daylight savings time 

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

    Dr. Roberta Borgen (Neault), PhD, President of Life Strategies Ltd. and Adjunct Professor in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia, is co-developer of the Career Engagement model and has extensive experience as an educator and counsellor supporting individuals and organizations with transitions, engagement, and strategies to maximize their success.

    • 16 Jan 2023
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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    Webinar

    Careers in Space

    Dr. Susana Deustua 
    Mon Jan 16/Tue Jan 17, 2023

    To Be Informed – Private sector and industry developments

    Do you know any clients who are fascinated by space? There are many paths to becoming part of space exploration. A few will be able to travel in space and many will be needed to make this travel possible, to photograph objects and events is space, to make sense of what we see with increasingly powerful instruments, and to analyze the data gained from space exploration. The breadth of careers in space is astounding. A highly accomplished space scientist will help us to understand this field. Bring your questions and prepare to be amazed.

    Please find the time in your location

    Americas

    Mon Jan 16

    Asia & Pacific

    Tue Jan 17

    North America East Coast

    9-10:30 PM

    Samoa, New Zealand *

    3 – 4:30 PM

    North America Central

    8 -9:30 PM

    Southeastern Australia *

    1 - 2:30 PM

    North America Mountain

    7 - 8:30 PM

    South Australia *

    12:30 – 2:00 PM

    North America Pacific

    6 - 7:30 PM

    Northeastern Australia, Guam

    12:00 – 1:30 PM

    Hawaii

    4 – 5:30 PM

    Korea, Japan

    11 – 12:30 PM

     

     

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

    10 -11:30 AM

     

     

    Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia

    9 - 10:30 AM

     

     

    Bangladesh, Kazakhstan

    8 – 9:30 AM

     

     

    Nepal

    7:45 – 9:15 AM

     

     

    India, Sri Lanka

    7:30 – 9 AM

     

     

    Pakistan

    7 – 8:30 AM

     

     

    Azerbaijan

    6 – 7:30 AM

    * We believe this region is observing daylight savings time

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

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    Dr. Susana E. Deustua, Ph.D. in Astronomy in from the University of Michigan, has expertise in precision spectrophotometric calibration, and observational cosmology; additional interests are solar system science, astronomy education and outreach. Dr. Deustua is a Physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. She shared the 2007 Gruber Prize in Cosmology and the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics awarded to the Supernova Cosmology Project for their discovery of Dark Energy. 

    • 09 Feb 2023
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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    Free Member Mentoring Webinar

    Remote Career Coaching: A Facilitated Discussion

    Rich Feller, PhD
    Thu Feb 9/Fri Feb 10, 2023

    A few years ago, we worried about the ethics of meeting with clients using online technology like Zoom.  During the pandemic most of us were forced into remote coaching/counseling, and we discovered that online meetings allow us to use our time more efficiently. Now is a good time to assess the strengths and weaknesses of this type of technology in career coaching/counseling.  Rich Feller, one of the developers of Conversations Matter - a highly effective use of this type of technology, will lead this discussion. 

    Note: This is not a lecture.  This is a discussion and will make extensive use of breakout rooms.  You are not required to turn on your camera, but we do expect you to share your thoughts.  We ask that each attendee be prepared to share your thoughts and ideas with other attendees. 

    Please find the time in your location:

    Americas

    Thu Feb 9

    Asia & Pacific

    Fri Feb 10

    North America East Coast

    9-10:30 PM

    Samoa, New Zealand *

    3 – 4:30 PM

    North America Central

    8 -9:30 PM

    Southeastern Australia *

    1 - 2:30 PM

    North America Mountain

    7 - 8:30 PM

    South Australia *

    12:30 – 2:00 PM

    North America Pacific

    6 - 7:30 PM

    Northeastern Australia, Guam

    12:00 – 1:30 PM

    Hawaii

    4 – 5:30 PM

    Korea, Japan

    11 – 12:30 PM

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

    10 -11:30 AM

    Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia

    9 - 10:30 AM

    Bangladesh, Kazakhstan

    8 – 9:30 AM

    Nepal

    7:45 – 9:15 AM

    India, Sri Lanka

    7:30 – 9 AM

    Pakistan

    7 – 8:30 AM

    Azerbaijan

    6 – 7:30 AM

    * We believe this region is observing daylight savings time 

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

    Rich Feller, PhD, had a long career as a professor at Colorado State University.  He is also a licensed professional counselor, certified coach, futurist, thought leader, international keynote speaker, consultant, and author.  He is a Past President of National Career Development Association and winner of its Eminent Career Award. He is a chief advisor to YouScience (a career assessment company), co-owner of One Life Tools (publisher of Conversations Matter), and provides training for career coaches using the Knowdell cardsorts, among many other activities.

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    Recorded Webinar

    A Rapidly Automating World: Issues and Challenges for 21st Century Career Planning

    Automation is the single greatest threat to the human labor and the modern human-based workforce. As humans adapt to the capitalist realities of a fully-automated workforce, the challenge for career counselors and specialists is to recognize and provide services to clients with an understanding of the future of work. This webinar will discuss the rapidly changing landscape of automated labor and the threats as well as the opportunities that lie ahead.

    • 01 Oct 2023
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    Recorded Webinar

    From Super to Savickas

    by JoAnn Harris-Bowlsbey

    Recorded Oct 7/8, 2014

    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.

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    Recorded Webinar

    Telling Stories of Career Transition through Scores and Integrative Structured Interview Process

    By Mary McMahon and Mark Watson
    Recorded Mar 2/3, 2016

    In today’s world of work, it is not uncommon for people to change occupations and to re-engage in learning during their adult lives. This presentation reports on research that used the qualitative Integrative Structured Interview (ISI) Process and the quantitative Self-Directed Search instrument to understand the career transitions of university students who had worked for at least two years prior to returning to study in a different field. Case study examples will illustrate the rich stories told by the participants that provided a contextual and nuanced understanding of their transitions. Suggestions are offered for career counsellors.

    • 01 Oct 2023
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    Recorded Webinar

    Cognitive Information Processing Theory

    By Deb Osborn

    Recorded on August 23, 2016

    This webinar describes key concepts from the Cognitive Information Processing approach to career problem solving and decision making that are used to help clients and practitioners better understand the content and process of career decision making. Key concepts include the Pyramid of Information Processing Domains (the “knowing” part of decision making) and the CASVE Cycle (the “doing” part of decision making). The session will also describe how the theory is applied in practice, including a three-level differentiated service delivery model and a readiness assessment model. A specific example of service delivery will also be presented.

    • 01 Oct 2023
    • Webinar
    • 4
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    Recorded Webinar

    The Chaos Theory of Careers

    by Dr. Jim Bright
    Recorded on November 22, 2017

    We all know that careers can seem chaotic, but to really understand the Chaos Theory of Careers, we must turn to the world expert, Dr Jim Bright.  Dr Bright has developed a chaos and complexity-based theory that provides an account of the complexity of influences on career development, the nature of change and unplanned events, as well as the limiting factors and emerging patterns in individual careers. The CTC model is also being applied to leadership, creativity, and occupational stress, particularly through his Beyond Personal Mastery model.

    • 01 Oct 2023
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Webinar
    • 14
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    Recorded Webinar

    The HEROIC Mindset: Navigating a Lifetime of Transitions

    Recorded on December 12, 2017

    Without a HEROIC mindset, the Smart Machine Age leaves workers nervously employed and worried about becoming invisible. HEROIC is an acronym for six behaviors which can help you and your clients to stay focused on what really matters.  Using this acronym with clients can help them to live more fulfilling lives.  Two highly effective interventions (www.youscience.com and the Who You Are Matters! personal discovery game) will also be explained. 

    • 01 Oct 2023
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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    Recorded Webinar

    Systems Thinking, Systems Stories and Narrative Career Counselling

    By Mary McMahon
    Recorded on February 25, 2019

    Systems thinking permeates our everyday life. Applications of systems thinking can be found in computer systems and transport systems. Our career development occurs in the complex cultural and contextual systems of family, community, education, and work as well as in the geographic, socioeconomic, socio-political and historical contexts in which we live. To make sense of our experiences in these contexts we tell stories to ourselves and others. Career counsellors can harness systems thinking and storytelling to assist clients with their career concerns. This webinar will provide practical examples of systems thinking and its applications in career development. In particular, the application of systems thinking in storytelling and narrative career counselling will be considered and tips and strategies provided.

    • 01 Oct 2023
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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    Recorded Webinar

    Blending Psychological Type and the Ancient Wisdom of the I Ching to Form a Universal Career Assessment Model

    By Brian Schwartz 
    Recorded on March 11, 2019

    Psychological type has become one of the major underlying systems in career assessment worldwide. What is far less known is that Dr. Carl Jung was inspired to write Psychological Types (1921) after reading the Richard Wilhelm translation of the i Ching or Chinese Book of Changes. The oldest book in the world gave Dr. Jung the portal through which he then not only developed the basis for modern type theory but for his concepts of synchronicity, the collective unconscious, the “shadow” aspect of personality and the archetypes. Using the structure of the “bagua” or octagon from the i Ching, I have developed a framework for understanding the destiny (not fate) embedded in the 16 mindsets of type theory and their relationship to impassioned skills, values, career selection and intrinsic motivation.  Drawing from the Laws of Attraction or Opposites and of Cycles or Periodicity, the elegance of the i Ching’s depth about Man’s relationship to Nature is explored and applied to modern day work and life situations.

    • 01 Oct 2023
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Recorded Webinar

    The Past, Present, and Future of
    Career Counseling

    By Dr. Susan R. Barclay
    Recorded on December 3, 2020

    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.

    • 01 Oct 2023
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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    Member Mentoring Webinar

    Ethical Dilemmas and the APCDA Ethical Guidelines

    By Dr. Vandana Gambhir Chopra
    Recorded on Jan 21, 2021

    We face ethical dilemmas daily in our work.  Some situations are so familiar that we respond base on habit.  Others are so complex that we may avoid any response. In a recent poll, more than half of career practitioners described tension between supporting and challenging clients' goals as their most common ethical dilemma.  In all cases, comparing APCDA’s Ethical Guidelines to common ethical dilemmas prepares us to respond appropriately.  This webinar will include a review of parts of the Guidelines plus breaking into small groups to discuss ways of handling common ethical dilemmas.   Please consider submitting examples of ethical dilemmas from your own practice to the presenter.

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

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

    • 01 Oct 2023
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Recorded Webinar

    Reimagining the Future of Career Services

    By Dr. Rich Feller
    Recorded on February 23, 2021

    Farouk Dey suggested that career practitioners must limit focusing on talking 1-1 with individuals about their own interests, values, needs and goals, and instead focus on enabling clients to make audacious moves through immersive experiences and consequential connections.  Can services be scalable to reach the majority of clients/students being confronted by technological and social changes.  Can we help clients/students challenge the social access and hierarchical pyramid where only a few can reach their goal and serve each client/student equally.  Join APCDA’s US Representative Dr. Rich Feller to dive deeper into these ideas and envision a new future for career practitioners.

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

    Rich Feller, PhD, USA Representative, is NCDA Past-President, Professor Emeritus of Counseling and Career Development and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Colorado State University, and recipient of NCDA’s Eminent Lifetime Career Award. Career Specialist for NSF Gaussi Project, Colorado State University and Semester at Sea, Thought Leader for AARP, Life Reimagined Program, Washington, DC, Chief Advisor for YouScience, Nashville, TN, and Co-owner of Valer Productions, Inc., Fort Collins, CO and of One Life Tools, Inc., Toronto, Canada. He has consulted in all 50 US states and on 6 continents.

    • 01 Oct 2023
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Recorded Member Mentoring Webinar

    Dealing with Trauma in Career Conversations

    By Dr. Lee Richmond
    Recorded January 24, 2022

    Trauma is a name that we give to experiences that cause us deep psychological pain. Individuals experience painful events differently depending on the age of the individual, the degree of resiliency one has, the intensity of the stressor, and whether it was a one-time event or reoccurring experience or series of happenings.  However, there are several general actions we can take. A traumatized person needs to feel safe. Both mindfulness exercises and somatic exercises can help to bring calm.  Somatic memory is neurological (deeply embedded). Rather than focusing on the past, the career practitioner should begin working with the now and what can be done in the now to ease the pain. This webinar is focused on helping clients work through individual traumatic events effecting a client’s career choices, and also on the traumatic effects of both natural disasters and those created by humans.

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

    • 01 Oct 2023
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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    Recorded Webinar

    Recorded on February 22, 2022

    Universities in South East Asia face various challenges in building career services to support their student populations. Challenges range from the lack career guidance knowledge amongst faculty, shortage of resources and technology platforms to reach out and serve a large student population or the new methods needed to engage the millennial population.

    In order to help universities understand the different challenges and possible solutions faced in meeting the career needs the young minds of today, Mr. Benjamin Wong, CEO and CO Founder of Kinobi Asia will share his understanding of various career needs and challenges and possible solutions from his collated experiences working with universities groups representing more than 60 universities across Indonesia, Singapore and Philippines.

    Mr. Benjamin Wong’s experiences and expertise includes real estate private equity, management consulting, legal, startups, entrepreneurship and multi-family office across various industries in Asia.  As a big advocate for mentoring, public speaking and collaboration, Benjamin founded public speaking initiatives, mentoring circles, collectives that brought polymaths together to share ideas during his school days. Today, Mr. Wong is pursuing his dream of helping 200 million young people in Asia to take charge of their careers.

    This webinar will cover examples of key challenges and possible solutions in the context of South East Asian universities working with student population. Participants will gain the understanding of common and unique challenges faced by universities in building career services and pick up examples of solutions and ideas adopted to overcome the challenges.

    • 01 Oct 2023
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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    Recorded Webinar

    Using Holland Typology to Quickly Assess Career Personality

    By Dr. Gary Gottfredson and Dr. ZiYoung Kang
    Recorded on March 7, 2022

    Many career professionals use the theory of personalities and work environments developed by the late John Holland in their work. We use it to teach clients one way to think about themselves in vocational terms and to identify career alternatives likely to be compatible with their interests and skills. Nevertheless, experienced practitioners often use only a part of this theory. For example, counselors often focus attention on vocational personality while giving little attention to clients’ history of work and educational environments. Using the Holland structure, we can help them not only to explore career possibilities but also to construct personal narratives These narratives help give meaning to the situations clients are experiencing or construct narratives that shape their future careers.

    Following a brief review of Holland’s theoretical formulations, the presenters will demonstrate a method for assessing persons through brief interviews about aspirations (or history) to arrive at classifications that exceed the validity of classification based on elaborate interest inventories – and which are quicker and less costly to use. Webinar participants will practice using the assessment technique, and then discuss the experience and get help from webinar leaders in coping with difficulties experienced.

    Two career professionals will lead the webinar. Gary Gottfredson is professor emeritus at the University of Maryland and co-author of My Life with a Theory, John L. Holland's Autobiography and Theory of Careers. He has spent many years developing and validating psychometric tools to assess personality and work environments, often in collaboration with John Holland. A psychologist, he has published widely in counseling and psychological journals.

    ZiYoung Kang earned a Ph.D. in counselor education at Pennsylvania State University and is an ordained Won Buddhist minister. Her work on constructivist and social constructionist career counseling and on assessment using the Holland typology has been published in the Career Development Quarterly and the American Psychological Association Handbook of Career Intervention.

    • 01 Oct 2023
    • 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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    Recorded WebinarRecorded on March 22, 2022

    Today's youth will control the future.  PilotCity creates a space where young people can  gain usable technical workplace knowledge to further their professional careers. Solid skills can bridge the gap between high-end technology companies and motivated students. At PilotCity, we furnish students with real-world experiences and the capabilities to enter  the workplace fully informed and emotionally equipped to contribute to any company. PilotCity youth gain experiences in various industries, including telecommunications, energy, transportation, healthcare, and education innovation.

    This webinar and panel discussion with youth includes a live podcast of alumni, high-tech employers, US teachers & schools, and Silicon Valley  parents. We answer some of the following questions:

    • Why don’t employers see high school students as talented? How can we prove that we are talented?
    • How can high school students get industry internships?
    • How does project-based learning (PBL) serve as work-based learning (WBL) to give students an edge in their future jobs and careers?
    • What are the benefits of digital internships, asynchronous interviews, and no formal applications?
    • How does PilotCity build engines of innovation for local community residents and companies?

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

    • 01 Oct 2023
    • 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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    Recorded Webinar

    Leading Fulfilling and Productive Lives in the Autism Spectrum

    Recorded on April 18, 2022

    by Dr. Stephen Shore

    Career practitioners can benefit from looking at individuals on the autism spectrum instead of a collection of deficits, disorders, and disabilities as a collection of abilities and strengths to craft their paths. We can do this by considering the Four A’s of Autism:

    Awareness, Acceptance, Appreciation, and Action.

    Honored Guest Speaker: Dr. Stephen Mark Shore

    Please join us on April 18/19, 2022, for a webinar with Dr. Shore, a Clinical Assistant Professor, The School of Education, The Ruth S. Ammon College of Education and Health Sciences at Adelphi University in Garden City New York, USA.

    In addition, Dr. Shore is a current board member of Autism Speaks, president emeritus of the Asperger's Association of New England, advisory board member of Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association (AHANY) an advisory board member of the Autism Society. He also serves on the boards of the U.S. Autism and Asperger Association, the Scientific Council of Organization of Autism Research (OAR), and other autism-related organizations

    To Inspire Us
    Resilience and Transition Stories

    • 01 Oct 2023
    • 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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    Recorded Webinar

    Cultural Differences and the Ethics of Providing Career Services

    By Dr. Julia Panke Makela, Dr. Vandana Gambhir Chopra, Ms. Sachiko Morita, and Ms. An Vu Nguyen
    Recorded on June 13, 2022

    How does culture affect our ethics when we face difficult situations?  Dr. Julia Panke Makela, co-author of NCDA’s resource book called A Case Study Approach to Ethics in Career Development, will explain how ethics guide our actions in providing career services.  She will use one of the case studies from this book to illustrate the application of the NCDA ethical guidelines in a difficult situation, then APCDA members from India, Vietnam, and Japan, will join her to discuss differences in interpretation from each county’s cultural perspective.  Will they agree, or will there be differences?  Come and find out!

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

    Julia Panke Makela, PhD, NCC, is co-author of NCDA’s A Case Study Approach to Ethics in Career Development and has over 15 years of experience in career development and higher education, embracing counseling, research, assessment, and program evaluation roles. She has served as a member of the NCDA Ethics Committee since 2005, as the Ethics Committee Chair from 2009 – 2012, and made significant contributions to the 2007 and 2015 revisions of the NCDA Code of Ethics. She is the founder of the Ethics in a Nutshell column in the Career Developments Magazine which has been running quarterly since 2009 and is author of NCDA’s social networking technologies current status paper. Julia earned a PhD in higher education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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

    Vu Thanh Nguyen is a school counselor from the Olympia Schools, a private K-12 school located in Hanoi, Vietnam. She has worked with high school students, both in Vietnam and the U.S., to help them strategize for high school career as well as college research and application. Additionally, she has been teaching courses dedicated to self-exploration, goals setting and future planning at Olympia. She holds a BA degree in Psychology and Education from Mount Holyoke College, and a master’s in Prevention Science and Practice (adolescent counseling) from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

    Sachiko Morita, Associate professor of Kochi University, Career Development Support Unit Leader, earned MBA degree from Kwansei Gakuin University, PhD candidate in Entrepreneur Engineering Management Course at Kochi University of Technology. Specialized in career development and studied career guidance in Scandinavia, the Baltic States and Australia. My PhD research focuses on the impact of participation in "Communities of Practice" on the career development of individuals. Branch director of the Japanese Society for the Study of Career Education (JSSCE).

    • 01 Oct 2023
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    Recorded Webinar

    Sustaining Career Development: Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

    Dr. Candy Ho

    Recorded June 1, 2022

    Inspired by the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a university career transition course introduced the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in its curriculum. A natural fit between career education and the UN SDGs was discovered as students pondered three big questions: 

    • What is the world that I want to live in? 
    • What do I see are the global problems or opportunities that need our attention? 
    • What are my talents and experiences that may help address these problems and, in turn, improve the condition of our world?

    Similarly, these questions can be – and ought to be – considered when developing programs and honing practices. Incorporating the SDGs, our work can inspire clients to assess their professional aspirations and how these aspirations can be grounded on a broader goal(s) that promotes a sustainable future for our local and global communities. This, in turn, further amplifies the impact of our work by ultimately helping clients realize their mission and purpose.

    Dr. Candy Ho, EdD CDP, is an educator and scholar specializing in teaching university transition courses; the latter explains why she weaves career development theories into all aspects of her life. In addition to educating the next generation of CDPs in Douglas College, she holds a dual appointment as the inaugural Assistant Professor, Integrative Career and Capstone Learning at the University of the Fraser Valley and as Faculty, Educational Studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Prior to becoming a faculty member, Candy has also worked extensively in university student affairs in first-year experience and student transition, campus and residence life, career and volunteer services, co-operative education, and academic advising. Finally, Candy currently serves as Vice-Chair of CERIC. This Canadian charitable organization advances education and research in career counseling and career development to increase Canadians' economic and social well-being.

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    Design Thinking Principles for Career Development Learning

    Dr. Susan Mate and Ms. Freda Zapalis

    Recorded on July 28, 2022

    To Update Us!  International and Emerging Career Development Practices

    Our APCDA Guest Speakers will explore Design Thinking (DT) as a mindset, skill, and process (Wright & Wrigley, 2019). This will be done through an overview of how DT principles have been embedded in undergraduate and postgraduate career programs offered at a university in Melbourne.

    Through these examples, we answer the following questions:

    • How can design principles be used to teach students about career development learning?
    • How do we incorporate design thinking with other career development theoretical frameworks?

    This webinar topic will benefit career practitioners working with clients to explore careers and their decision-making through the use of 21st-century skills and character qualities such as resilience, creativity, and critical thinking (World Economic Forum, 2015).

    Susan Mate, Ph.D. is an Educator and researcher specializing in designing the employability and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) curriculum at LaTrobe University. She is an experienced educator and leader within the university sector. As a Senior Educational Developer, she is committed to evidence-informed learning and creating collaborations that enhance people’s capacity to integrate innovations. Dr. Mate holds a doctorate focusing on Learning in the Workplace and a background in career and education design. She is committed to incorporating social justice principles into her teaching and learning.

    Ms. Freda Zapsalis is an experienced careers educator, having worked in various student contact, employer liaison, and academic roles in higher education.  More recently, she has designed and delivered undergraduate and postgraduate career development courses at RMIT University. Ms. Zapsalis holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Career Development and Education from RMIT University.  Currently, she is undertaking her Ph.D. at RMIT university. She is looking at the role of multi-disciplinary team projects on humanities students' exploration of career identity.

    Why Attend? To Build your Career Development, Communication, and interpersonal skills

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    Kinobi Digital Career Platform for Asian Youth

    By Benjamin Wong and the Kinobi Board
    Recorded July 11, 2022

    Kinobi is a digital career platform helping 200 million young people in Asia job explore, job prep and job switch. We have a growing presence in Asian and Pacific countries. Kinobi includes a Resume Builder, Cover Letter Builder, and Job Portal. Resume Builder creates outstanding resumes using our best practices curated from our 10 years of experience. Kinobi also offers interview practice, e-learning courses, and connects the users to coaches and mentors. At present, Kinobi is used in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, India & Australia.  Could Kinobi be useful to you?

    To learn more about Kinobi, please view the recorded webinar from February called Building Up Career Services to Engage Youth: Experiences from Southeast Asia Password: EngageYouth22. This webinar will focus on how our members can use Kinobi in their work and the steps needed to get started.

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

    Mr. Benjamin Wong is the founder of Kinobi.  His experiences and expertise includes real estate private equity, management consulting, legal, startups, entrepreneurship and multi-family office across various industries in Asia.  As a big advocate for mentoring, public speaking and collaboration, Benjamin founded public speaking initiatives, mentoring circles, collectives that brought polymaths together to share ideas during his school days. Today, Mr. Wong is pursuing his dream of helping 200 million young people in Asia to take charge of their careers.

    • 01 Oct 2023
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    Recorded Group Discussion

    How Has Your Work Changed?

    Recorded on August 25, 2022

    During the pandemic, many of us experienced changes in how we work.  Some of those changes were reversed in places where people are no longer worried about COVID.  Technology made a big jump forward, causing us to work differently and learn new skills.  For example, technology may now be used to do parts of your work that you formerly did by hand, or you may spend more time Zooming and less time driving to meetings.  As career practitioners, the changes for our clients impact us also. Job seekers must be prepared for AI Interviews and robotic resume screening, for example.  Are jobs easy or hard to find in your area?  Which skills are the most in demand?  Are workers looking forward to “getting back to normal” or nervous about the changes? Has your area experienced the “Great Resignation”?  Have you noticed changes in the types of things your clients care most about?

    Because APCDA includes 22 member countries, hearing from our members and friends about the impact of these changes in their own country can give us some perspective on global changes. 

    Please note that the all who attended (and spoke) are included in this recording. 

    • 01 Oct 2023
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    Measuring the Value of Career Services

    Ms. Sareena Hopins and Dr. Deirdre Pickerell

    Recorded on Sep 15, 2022

    Those working in career and employment services instinctively know their work makes a difference in the lives of their clients. The positive impacts of our work on clients often, in turn, translate into positive impacts for their families, communities, and even countries. Too often, however, funders and policy makers focus on a narrow set of outcomes that do not capture the full impact of career services and leave important client success stories untold. This session will offer practical insights and strategies for collecting, tracking, and reporting real client progress and outcomes that can inform quality service, demonstrate return on investment in career services and link quality career service to important public policy priorities.

    Sareena Hopkins, Executive Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF), works in Canada and internationally to strengthen the reach and impact of career development. With her team at CCDF, she moves from ideas to action in areas of public policy, research and development, capacity building and advocacy. Sareena is on the Board of the International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy and led Team Canada at the most recent International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy in Norway. In 2014, Sareena was awarded the International Gold Medal for Leadership in Career Development.

    Dr. Deirdre Pickerell has over 30 years’ experience as a career development specialist, human resource professional, and adult educator. As Program Director at the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF), Deirdre works on a variety of projects geared at elevating career development practice, ensuring individuals and employers have the knowledge and supports needed to thrive in learning and work. Deirdre led Team Canada at the 7th International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy and has been honored with the Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Development and Career Counselling and BC Human Resources Management Association’s Award of Excellence.

    Why Attend? To Build your Career Development, Communication, and interpersonal skills.

    • 01 Oct 2023
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    More Ethical Dilemmas and the APCDA Ethical Guidelines

    By Dr. Vandana Gambhir Chopra
    Recorded March 21, 2021

    We face ethical dilemmas daily in our work. Some situations are so familiar that we respond base on habit.  Others are so complex that we may avoid any response. In a recent poll, more than half of career practitioners described tension between supporting and challenging clients' goals as their most common ethical dilemma.  In all cases, comparing APCDA’s Ethical Guidelines to common ethical dilemmas prepares us to respond appropriately.  This webinar will include a review of parts of the Guidelines plus breaking into small groups to discuss ways of handling common ethical dilemmas.   Please consider submitting examples of ethical dilemmas from your own practice to the presenter.

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

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

    • 01 Oct 2023
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