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    • 22 Sep 2021
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    Challenging Ageism: Global Perspectives on Community and Workforce

    By Dr Jennifer Luke
    Careers Educator and Researcher at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
    September 22/23, 2021

    The world’s population is becoming older, due to lower birth rates and advancing medical and health wellness across many nations. By 2050, the world’s population of people over the age of 60 will double. How should society, mindsets, and worldviews change so that career practitioners, employers, and communities better adjust services, policies, technology, and support for their older community members and workers? Understanding the worldviews, challenges, assumptions, mindsets, and cultural differences towards elders is vital.

    Retaining knowledge within the workforce is essential and so it is important to highlight to employers how older workers can be valuable trainers and mentors. Older community members and those within the workforce are not burdens, they are valuable contributors with experience and knowledge to give.

    This webinar will cover examples of how various countries deliver on age-friendly initiatives. Case studies, global statistics and trend data relating to ageism will also be discussed. Participants will gain the understanding of the individual motivations and needs of an older worker.

    Find the time and date in your own location:

    Americas

    Wed Sept 22

    Asia & Pacific

    Thu Sept 23

    North America East Coast

    10-11:30 PM *

    Samoa

    3 – 4:30 PM

    North America Central

    9 -10:30 PM *

    New Zealand

    2 - 3:30 PM

    North America Mountain

    8-9:30 PM *

    East Australia, Guam

    12:00 – 1:30 PM

    North America Pacific

    7- 8:30 PM *

    Central Australia

    11:30 – 1:00 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

    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.

    • 21 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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    Member Mentoring Webinar

    Conducting a Hybrid Career Fair

    October 21/22, 2021

    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.  How does the virtual option change the event?  Which software have you used? If you have conducted a hybrid career fair, what was different about that option?  If you have not yet conducted a hybrid career fair, which issues concern you about a 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 Oct 21

    Asia & Pacific

    Fri Oct 22

    North America East Coast

    10-11:30 PM *

    Samoa

    3 – 4:30 PM

    North America Central

    9 -10:30 PM *

    New Zealand

    2 - 3:30 PM

    North America Mountain

    8-9:30 PM *

    East Australia, Guam

    12:00 – 1:30 PM

    North America Pacific

    7- 8:30 PM *

    Central Australia

    11:30 – 1:00 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

    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:  We have not selected presenters for this webinar.  It will be a panel presentation by those who have information to share.

    • 01 Oct 2022
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    Recorded Webinar

    From Super to Savickas

    This webinar was recorded on October 7, 2014. You can watch the video whenever you wish, as often as you wish.  Materials to print are also included.

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    Recorded Webinar

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

    This webinar was recorded on March 2, 2016. You can watch the video whenever you wish, as often as you wish. 

    • 01 Oct 2022
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    Cognitive Information Processing Theory

    This webinar was recorded on August 23, 2016.  You can watch the recording as many times as you wish.

    • 01 Oct 2022
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    Recorded Webinar

    The Chaos Theory of Careers

    by Dr. Jim Bright

    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.

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    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 2022
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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    Workforce of the Future

    by Regina M. Hechanova

    This webinar was recorded on January 9, 2018. You can watch the video whenever you wish, as often as you wish. A printable version of the PowerPoint slides is also available.

    Which workforce trends will impact the workforce in the future? What will be the impact of issues such as political and economic shifts?  As the demographics of the workforce change, how will the workplace adapt and accommodate diversity issues? How will future technological changes impact the way we work? As new work designs and organizational structures become more common, how will this affect employee engagement and the mental health of workers? What are the implications of these changes for career development and management? 

    • 01 Oct 2022
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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    Students' Pursuit of STEM Careers

    How can a career professional identify students with potential for a STEM Career nearly a decade before they pursue it?

    By Vandana Chopra Gambhir

    Worldwide, students pursuing STEM-centric academic courses tend to leave and shift their focus on other subjects across various transition points. Recent evidence indicates that students who are misfit for STEM education have gone through depression and resorted to attempting and many a times committing suicide. Thus, it is essential to seek ways through which STEM pipeline can be developed which has a high probability to continue and thrive in STEM careers. Dr. Gambhir has built a psychological framework that helps career professionals to identify students with potential for having STEM career nearly a decade before they pursue it. The framework has been extensively used with school and university students and helped them in their pursuit of the STEM professions.  

    • 01 Oct 2022
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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    Recorded Webinar

    The HEROIC Mindset:

    Navigating a Lifetime of Transitions

    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 2022
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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    Systems Thinking, Systems Stories and Narrative Career Counselling

    By Mary McMahon

    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 2022
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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    Blending Psychological Type and the Ancient Wisdom of the I Ching to Form a Universal Career Assessment Model

    By Brian Schwartz 

    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 2022
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    Peer Supervision for the Helping Professional

    By Dr. Timothy Hsi
    Recorded on January 27, 2021

    Traditionally, practitioners from the helping professions are required to receive clinical supervision form a senior practitioner/supervisor as part of their professional development.  However, as career practice in much of the Asia Pacific region is still in its early stages of development, there are currently very few qualified career supervisors within the community.  Until this changes, a highly effective alternative is for career practitioners to engage in peer supervision as part of their professional development.  This approach harnesses the power of social learning (Bandura, 1971) which proposes that new behaviors can be acquired by observing and emulating others.  Dr. Timothy Hsi will explain the process of peer supervision and the benefit for organizations.

    Dr. Timothy Hsi is the Founding President of the Career Development Association of Singapore (CDAS) and founder of Abundanz Consulting Pte Ltd.  He was instrumental in the development of a whole new generation of career practitioners in Singapore from 2015.  Dr. Tim currently teaches career counseling and psychotherapy at the Australian College of Applied Psychology and travels regularly across Asia, educating and training individuals to be career practitioners.

    • 01 Oct 2022
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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    Reimagining the Future of Career Services

    By Dr. Rich Feller
    Tuesday, Feb 23/Wednesday, Feb 24, 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 2022
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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    Member Mentoring Webinar

    Virtually Excellent 2.0  

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    It is clear! We will continue to work, meet, coach, and train virtually in 2021 and beyond.

    As a gift to you and our industry... this free, interactive DEMO shares some of the most powerful virtual excellence strategies we have learned in the last couple of months. (It requires specific technology, see 'Required' at left). RSVP now and join. Build your expertise and confidence and interact with some great people as we all improve together.

    This training is provided by Elisabeth Sanders-Park  (elisabeth@worknetsolutions.com) for APCDA


    • 01 Oct 2022
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    Innovative Career Services Interventions in Higher Education: Cases from Azerbaijan and Turkey

    By Tuna Dagli and Gulnur Ismayil

    Originally presented Nov 25, 2019

    “Innovative ideas in service area don’t always mean to design from scratch, but to apply already known ideas, theories and practices in a new structure that best serve clients’ needs and expectations in their particular contexts. In this webinar, Gulnur and Tuna will present their innovative career interventions in their respective universities’ Career Development Centers. Gulnur will conduct a short throw-back into the history of Career Services and her University and reflect on advantages and disadvantages of best practices under the local context in the region. Whereas, Tuna will be talking about the “E.D.I.T. -Explore.Design.Improve.Transfer - Your Career” Framework that was developed by her and her team and how all the department’s strategy and practices were structured around this framework, improving the interest and participation of students in the center’s services and events.

    • 01 Oct 2022
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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    The Past, Present, and Future of
    Career Counseling

    By Dr. Susan R. Barclay
    Thursday, December 3/Friday, December 4, 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 2022
    • 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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    Live Webinar

    The Future of Work:
    Preparing Ourselves for Jobs of Tomorrow

    By Gog Soon Joo and Jeremiah Wong
    Recorded April 19, 2020

    How we live, work and play are changing as technology becomes increasingly adopted and integrated for the betterment of life. The impact is most visible at the workplace where technology has blurred industry lines, re-shaped business models, changed the concept of work, redefined jobs and the skills that go with them. Do we stand a chance in surviving the future of work? How can Singapore’s Employment and Career Guidance (ECG) and Career Development (CD) effort better prepare us to make sense, navigate the changing world of work, and thrive in multiple-careers? The first part of this webinar will highlight how the world of work is changing, and discuss the approach of ECG and CD toward lifelong career-learning advisory. The second part of this webinar will examine some rising themes regarding the future roles of Career Practitioners.

    Cost for residents of high-income countries:  $20 for members, $30 for non-members, $15 students

    Cost for others: $10 for members, $15 for non-members, $7.50 students

    Gog Soon Joo is the Chief Futurist, Chief Skills Officer and Chief Research Officer at the SkillsFuture Singapore Agency.  She leads a team of Skills Analysts, Data Scientists, and Futurists, to identify global trends that impact jobs and skills. Soon Joo and her team work with local and international partners to prototype solutions in the areas of future of work, future of learning and future skills. Her research interests include capitalism in the digital economy, new economy firms, skills ecosystems and skills policies.  Some of her more recent projects include the use of artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled data to develop predictive modelling of skills, and comparative study of new economy firms in advanced economy.

    Jeremiah Wong is a Capability Developer and Career Practitioner in Workforce Singapore. Today, he oversees the capability building and advancement of Career Practitioners’ competencies in WSG’s Careers Connect, which renders career services to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents across the sunny island. As a Career Practitioner himself, he constantly hones his practice with modern theories and practices, while also providing clinical supervision to career practitioners in order to shape the future discourse and design of career services for the Republic. As the recipient of the 2018’s Public Service EXCEL Innovation Champion Award for Career Development Innovation and Services, and part of the team awarded the Public Service EXCEL Innovation Champion Award for Re-branding of WSG Career Centres in the same year – Jeremiah’s strengths lies in programme design and capability building for career development practitioners. Jeremiah also currently serve as an Associate Lecturer for Republic Polytechnic, where he lectures and supervise student practices in the Specialist Diploma in Career Counselling programme. Jeremiah is currently completing his MSc in Skills and Workforce Development, where he investigates the future of work, human capital development and the pivotal role of Career Development Practitioners in shaping the future narrative of work and careers for Singaporeans.

    • 01 Oct 2022
    • 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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    Recorded Session

    Understanding and Empowering Women’s Career Development —
    Locally and Globally
    by Barbara Suddarth

    Recorded March 10, 2020

    Mao Zedong famously observed that "women hold up half the sky” and recent research demonstrates their enormous influence on both the quality of life and success profiles of children and families across cultures.  Yet, the career dreams of girls and women are often put on hold in favor of those of boys and men. As a result, many women around the world are unable to reach their full potential.  This talk will explore generational themes in gender and career achievement through the perspectives of theory and personal experience while offering practical suggestions for supporting the career choices and success of women and girls throughout our world.

    Dr. Barbara Suddarth, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Career Development Alliance, is a licensed psychologist with more than 20 years of professional experience in career counseling and organizational consulting. Dr. Suddarth is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Career Counselor (CCC), and an active member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and the American Psychological Association. She received the Outstanding Career Practitioner Award from NCDA in 2012 and became an NCDA Fellow in 2014. Dr. Suddarth is a Master Trainer for the NCDA Facilitating Career Development training program.  She and Dr. David Reile wrote the curriculum for this training program in 2012. Dr. Suddarth is founding member of the India Career Development Association (ICDA), as well as an invited guest speaker and a member of the ICDA 2013 Conference Committee.

    • 01 Oct 2022
    • 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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    Recorded Session

    Values, Ethics, & Standards of Practice –
    Global Impact, Local Application
    by David Reile

    Recorded March 11, 2020

    For decades we’ve been talking about the global economy.  Technology has literally brought the world into the palm of our hand.  But we come from different countries and cultures.  Are we really that similar in our values or are there significant differences in what we believe is important?  What role does multiculturalism play in career development if you live and work in a homogenous society?

    Dr. David M. Reile, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, Certified Career Counselor, with over 20 years of education and experience in career planning and psychological consultation. Dr. Reile has been a faculty associate in various counseling master’s programs at The University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, and Loyola University. Dr. Reile is a Past President of the National Career Development Association and served as chair of its Ethics Committee for many years. Dr. Reile is a founding member of the India Career Development Association (ICDA), as well as an invited guest speaker and a member of the ICDA 2013 Conference Committee.

    • 01 Oct 2022
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    Recorded Session

    Think of the Future, Act Now: Korean Career Guidance
    by Dr. Ji-Yeon Lee

    Recorded March 12, 2020

    The Korean career guidance and career education program in secondary schools is a model for other countries. Learn how it developed and which features are most effective.

    • Why is a future perspective important to career development?
    • Why are career behavior (actions) rooted in reality more important than just career intention?
    • What kind of support is needed in career education to change people to think about the future and act today?

    Dr. Ji-Yeon Lee, Senior Research Fellow at the Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET), is the Director of the National Career Development Research Division of KRIVET.  She is also President of the Korea Career Education Association, a past editor of The Journal of Career Education, on the Board International Center for Career Development and Public Policy (ICCDPP), and a member of the University Structure Reform Committee of the Ministry of Education. Dr. Lee received a Ph.D. from Ohio State University, 1994. She has been received the Prime Minister’s Award (2011) and the Education Minister’s Award (2004) for her efforts in improving the Career and Vocational Education of Korea.

    • 01 Oct 2022
    • 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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    History of Career Development in India &
    Envisioning the Future
    by Dr. Narender K. Chadha

    Recorded March 13, 2020

    India may become the world’s youngest country by 2020, with an average age of 29 years and around 28% of the world’s workforce. India needs career professionals to help people investigate employment and training options. Excellent guidance and counseling services are required to meet the needs of the population and to support lifelong learning, career management and continuous professional development. Certified and accredited career professionals with knowledge and technological skills are essential to assist candidates to find jobs, apprenticeships and trainings, and at school levels to advise students about various career options and facilitate smooth transition from school to work.

    Prof. Dr. Narender K Chadha is a Professor and Dean, International Relations and Chairperson (Council for Doctoral Program) at Manav Rachna International University. He is the former Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, University of Delhi; former Director and Head, Department of Adult, Continuing Education and Extension; and Chairman, Board of Research Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi, India. Prof Chadha was awarded the National Career Development Association, USA presidential award, June, 2017 and “Global Practitioner of the year 2015”. Prof Chadha received the Life Time Achievement Award by the Asia Pacific Career Development Association during its annual 2019 meeting.

    • 01 Oct 2022
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    Building Career Resilience and Rejuvenation in the Time of COVID-19

    By Brian Hutchison
    Recorded May 10, 2020

    Most of the world has had weeks or months to adjust to physical isolation and labor market disruption. Career service professionals have helped clients begin to cope with unprecedented uncertainty, yet many feel unprepared to build career resiliency for the long term. This webinar will use two essential questions to orient clients to their circumstances, build career resiliency, and rejuvenate themselves for an unknown future world-of-work. Part webinar and part Question & Answer session, participants will leave with tools for their own resiliency and rejuvenation as career practitioners.

    Dr. Brian Hutchison, Ph.D., LPC, CCCE is a Core Clinical Mental Health Faculty at Walden University. Dr. Hutchison received his doctorate degree in Counselor Education & Supervision from Pennsylvania State University and has worked as a career, school, and mental health counselor and clinical supervisor. Brian’s career consultation and education work operates within the brand of Global Career Guy where he specializes in developing career publications, programs, keynote talks, workshops, and on-line career coaching and mentorship for global career professionals. He has more than four dozen publications and is currently writing the 13th Edition of School to Career, a textbook for high school students.

    • 01 Oct 2022
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    The Journey of Becoming a Self-Sustained Career Center by Employer Partnership

    By Francesca Saracino
    Recorded June 9, 2020

    The Career Service of Politecnico di Milano, one of Europe’s top leading public universities for Engineering, Architecture and Design, has been active for about 15 years and it has grown from a team of 5 to a team 19 and from serving 1,000 to over 10,000 students every year, thanks to a business model based on fee-based partnerships with employers. In my webinar I will share the journey that has led the Career Service to become free from the uncertainty of central budget, bringing insights that will surely help you see how this can apply to your context as well.

    Francesca Saracino is Head of the Career Service office at Politecnico di Milano, one of Europe’s top leading universities for technical studies. Being a native American-Italian bilingual and having obtained a Master degree in Languages and Cultural Mediation, she sees how students and employers need help in understanding each other because they speak different languages. The Career Service she manages is entirely self-financed and serves 45,000 students with 19 people in staff. Since 2018, she also manages the first Diversity & Inclusion Program of the University, called POP (Pari Opportunità Politecniche). Previously, she worked as an English language teacher and translator.  Francesca is also a lindy-hop dancer, yoga learner, occasional singer and concert addict.

    • 01 Oct 2022
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    Career Trends in the New Normal

    By Dephy Oon
    Tuesday, July 14/Wednesday, July 15

    • What ‘new’ is around the corner, and what could the workplace be like in the future?
    • Which changes will be permanent, and what will not?
    • What will it take to ‘be noticed’? Or to ‘have more impact’? Or to lead?
    • What kind of jobs and careers will be most or least affected by these changes?
    • What can be done to be better prepared?

    In this interactive session we will explore what the “new normal” means for career practitioners and their clients and what it would look like to have more readiness for a future which will be increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and changing. As industries evolve, we will explore what that could mean for career planning and developing personal strategies to create resilient careers.

    We will discuss ways to develop deep trust and empathy with a client while giving room for new possibilities and going beyond the norm, and what it will take to support a client through this co-creative process. We will learn what it means to be wholly present (thinking, feeling and doing) while serving and leading others during challenging times, where discomfort may be numbing, and we must go beyond charted territory. Together we will evaluate what it means and what is needed to thrive during challenging times. We explore ways in which you can re-design the new normal into the life you want and take positive actions forward.

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

    Ms Dephy Oon is a highly regarded leader personal coach who works with career and business professionals and those with high political aspirations. Her clients are CEOs, members of the Board of Directors and high-performers. Ms Oon helps leaders to have more fun and empowering conversations to grow their careers and businesses to the next level. She is a trained professional to manage business outcomes for Malaysia’s Cyberjaya smart city project, bring diverse stakeholders together and achieving a singular mutually beneficial and profitable business vision. She held several positions as Executive Director in companies in Malaysia and China, and is currently Chief Executive of Paddee Connexions LLP, a provider of 21st century leadership skills for leaders. She is an Alumni member of National University of Singapore and member of Malaysia institute of Corporate Governance.

    • 01 Oct 2022
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    Employment Insecurity during the Time of COVID-19: Strategies for Career Practitioners

    By Dr. David Blustein
    Recorded on August 12, 2020

    Unemployment, underemployment, precarious work along with uncertainty about the future have quickly emerged as a crisis within the pandemic crisis, affecting millions of people around the globe. The COVID-19 crisis has ruptured already fragile systems in nearly all sectors of life, including work, mental health, social and economic disparities, and of course, our physical health. Using breakout groups and a review of recent psychological and economic trends, this webinar will review the major work-based challenges of employment insecurity that are most relevant for the participants. Practice ideas that are informed by new theoretical innovations in career development (e.g., psychology of working theory) will be presented to support the challenging work of career practitioners during this difficult period.

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    David L. Blustein, Ph.D., is a Professor and Duggane Faculty Fellow in the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College.  David is the author of The Psychology of Working: A New Perspective for Career Development, Counseling, and Public Policy and the recently published The Importance of Work in an Age of Uncertainty: The Eroding Experience of Work in America.  He has contributed journal articles, book chapters, and advocacy work on unemployment, integrative mental health and work-based interventions, psychology of working theory, decent work, precarious work, relationships and work, and other aspects of the role of work in people’s lives.

    • 01 Oct 2022
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    Recorded Webinar

    Post-Pandemic Human Resources Panel

    Recorded on July 26, 2020

    Following up on our Regional Discussions, we will ask human resource managers what they will be looking for like when the pandemic is over.  A panel of human resource managers from around our region will discuss how their companies have changed since January 2020 and their implications for hiring in the future.  As the world passes through the pandemic and recovers from the current recession, what are the major issues faced by Human Resources?

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    • 01 Oct 2022
    • 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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    Recorded Webinar

    Post-Pandemic Labor Market Panel

    Recorded on June 29, 2020

    Following up on our Regional Discussions, we will ask Labor Market experts: What will the world of work be like when the pandemic is over?  A panel of labor market analysts from around our region will discuss the changes observed locally since January 2020 and their implications for the labor market of the future.  As the world recovers from the current recession, which industries will boom, and which will continue to suffer?  How will the way we work be different as we recover?

    Rahul Nair, South India Country Representative, is a Lifologist, Occupational Psychologist and an Organizational Development Professional with over more than 12 years of intensive experience in Organizational Development industry. Have coached and mentored senior managers and top officials of MNCs. Corporate houses, Governmental Agencies and brought out tremendous positive results. Mr. Nair is the Representative – Technology and Academics to Lifology.com, a Guinness World Record Holding organization.

    Dr. Hao Zhang, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Labor Relations at Renmin University in Beijing.  He earned his doctorate in International and Comparative Labor at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York and his master’s in Labor Policies and Globalization from the University of Kassel and Berlin School of Economics and Law in Germany.  He is co-author of Beyond the Iron Rice Bowl: Regimes of Production and Industrial Relations in China.  His research focuses on employment relations, informal work, and human resource development, with special attention to China.

    Dr. Fei Yu, PhD, has served as the Deputy Representative in the North American Representative Office, Asian Development Bank since 2016. Her responsibilities include advancing shareholder support for ADB’s role in the Asia-Pacific region, mobilizing resources for ADB’s developing member countries, and contributing to ADB’s participation in North American policy dialogue on developing Asia and the Pacific. Before her current assignment, she led the ADB-China Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative based in ADB’s China Resident Mission in Beijing. From 2012 to 2015, she was based in ADB’s headquarters in Manila. Dr. Yu received her PhD in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, specializing in development and environmental economics.



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    Member-Mentoring Recorded Webinar

    Engaging our Clients with MI

    By Constance Pritchard
    Recorded on September 10, 2020

    Motivational Interviewing (MI) is not what it sounds like. We tend to think it has something to do with career information interviewing or talent acquisition.  Not at all!! It is a proven technique for framing questions and conversations to engage and empower a client. MI is designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to a specific goal. In this skill-based webinar, we will learn about these techniques to add to our toolbox. Join us to learn about this methodology of client engagement!

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

    Dr. Constance Jenkins Pritchard, APCDA Treasurer, PhD, works in leadership, business consulting and career development. The Pritchard Group serves clients internationally in face to face consultation and trainings as well as through her corporate eLearning site. Dr. Pritchard has been active in career development associations regionally, nationally, and internationally.  Currently she is treasurer of APCDA and a Board member of the Institute of Career Certification International.  She has developed curriculum contributed to professional publications. Dr. Pritchard has earned a doctorate in education from the University of South Carolina, US.

    • 01 Oct 2022
    • 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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