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).