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


    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


    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


    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




    7:45 – 9:15 AM



    India, Sri Lanka

    7:30 – 9 AM




    7 – 8:30 AM




    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. 

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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
    • 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    • Recorded Webinar

    Recorded Webinar

    Social Media in Career Services: From Delivering Information to Co-careering

    By Jaana Kettunen
    Recorded on October 24, 2019 

    A growing number of career practitioners and career centers are reaching out to individuals and community members in new ways by integrating various social media tools, into their professional practice. This presentation examines career practitioners´ experiences in this technology, and competencies required for using social media in career services. Practical examples and strategies for developing the necessary skills and competencies are discussed.

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

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

    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 2023
    • 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    • Recorded Video

    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 2023
    • 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    • Webinar

    Recorded Webinar

    Career Trends in the New Normal

    By Dephy Oon
    Recorded on July 14, 2020

    • 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.

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

    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 2023
    • 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    • Webinar

    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?

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

    Recorded Webinar


    By Dr. Farouk Dey
    Recorded November 16, 2020

    Today we see emerging a new vision of equitable access to life purpose for all students regardless of background or social capital using principles of integrative learning and life design. Socioeconomic changes, technological advances, and generational trends provide the impetus for a major paradigm shift in the delivery of career services in higher education. Dr. Dey will provide an overview of the changing nature and emerging trends that are shaping the future of career services in higher education and explain how career services of the future will differ from those of the past.

    Dr. Farouk Dey, Vice Provost for Integrative Learning and Life Design at Johns Hopkins University, leads programs and services that bridge curricular and experiential learning with life aspirations for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni across the university’s schools and divisions. He works with education and industry leaders at Johns Hopkins University to launch a new vision of equitable access to life purpose for all students regardless of background or social capital using principles of integrative learning and life design. Dr. Dey has held senior leadership and board roles at Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Florida, the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE), the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), and various startups and non-profit organizations. A native of Algeria, Dr. Dey was named one of LinkedIn’s Top Ten Voices in Education and is recognized in higher education circles for his thought-provoking writings, engaging speaking, and transformational leadership.

    Reacting to Dr. Dey will be Dr. Rich Feller, the USA Country Representative. Ms. Anne Chen, the Taiwan Country Representative, and Dr. Vijay Paralkar, one of APCDA’s 2020 Scholars.

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

    Recorded Webinar

    The Future of Work: Why Gig is getting Big

    By Alp Sezginsoy

    Recorded on June 17, 2021

    Join us as we explore what made the freelance revolution grow and how the Gig economy is shaping how organisations plan their human and workforce development.

    Alp Sezginsoy is the founder of Expertera, an on-demand expertise platform providing tailored and flexible access to top talent for more than 15,000 organisations and acknowledged by Forbes Global as a Pioneer of the Freelance Revolution. Alp is a pioneer and spokesperson for the ‘Future of Work’ movement, at TedXReset and various Digital Revolution, Industry 4.0 events across US and Europe and he consults for Fortune 500 Boards on matters about Agile Workforce.

    Through this webinar, we will seek answers to the most wondered questions about how the Future of Work will be shaped, how the new world dynamics will change the way organisations see jobs, human and workforce development.

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

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

    Recorded Webinar

    Emerging eSports: Gaming, Media and Content Careers

    by Muhammad Farouq Abdul Patah (aka Flava)

    Recorded on October 27, 2021

    Do you know the difference between e-sports and e-games? Don’t worry – neither do we.

    Join us to learn more about the emerging e-sports industry and the vast array of careers within the industry. Equip yourself with the latest development so that you may be able to share the knowledge with your students, clients, stakeholders and beneficiaries. Or to impress your friends and colleagues with your sudden wisdom during your next conversation with them.

    We will trace the evolution of the industry, share fascinating facts and figures, explore the various careers and share advice for those who are interested to break, and make their mark in the industry.

    We guarantee that you will walk-away with a little bit more knowledge about the world of e-sports after the webinar. Or at the very least know the difference between e-sports and e-games. See you there!  

    In attending this webinar, APCDA Professional Members can fulfil the following APCDA Career Service Competencies: Labour Market Information. Read here for more information about APCDA Career Service Competencies.

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

    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.

    • 01 Oct 2023
    • 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    • Zoom

    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
    • 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Recorded Webinar

    Career Trends Observed by HR Managers

    By Ms. Jenny Peralta, Ms. Aileen Aumentado, and Mr. Unmesh Shukla
    Recorded on October 6, 2022

    In 2020 we asked “How will COVID change the workplace?”  Now is the time to see if our predictions came true.  Human Resources Professionals are on the front lines, helping employees adapt to the changes.  Our panel will help us to understand what has changed, and what has stayed the same.

    • What are the new opportunities and growth areas? 
    • What types of technology have been adopted since 2020?
    • What is the impact of working remotely and how receptive is your corporation to continue this option?
    • What trends are you seeing in the skills and knowledge required of employees? 

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

    Ms. Jenny Peralta is the Talent Strategy Lead for Accenture in the Philippines, a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. In her role, she is responsible for ensuring that our organization with over 72,000 people has the right strategies for building and growing talent, enabling a future-ready workforce, and cultivating a workplace culture where everyone is safe, seen, heard, and connected. Prior to Accenture, Ms. Peralta worked with local and global organizations from the multi-media and financial industries taking on various leadership roles in Human Resources.

    Ms. Aileen Aumentado, People Lead, Philippines at Mondelez Philippines, a food manufacturer and distributor.  She is a progressive HR leader with 17 years of experience in strategic business partnering to diverse leaders in multinational FMCG companies, able to navigate complex organizational transformation to deliver value and positive business impact through people & teams.  She has also worked for Unilever and Heineken. 

    Mr. Unmesh Shukla, Head-HR & Admin for JK Cements-UAE, based in Dubai, which is a subsidiary of JKC-India. JK Cements-UAE exports white cement to over 44 countries and has plants in Fujairah (UAE). Kenya, and Tanzania.  Mr. Shukla has over 20 years of rich Corporate & Consulting experience in Marketing & HR. A Graduate in Psychology from BHU(India), he is master’s in marketing as well as Applied Psychology from University of Delhi. Mr. Shukla has in-depth exposure to all facets of HR with focus on Talent Management, HR Operations & General Administration and has worked in a variety of industries. In his current profile Mr Shukla is responsible for aligning a multicultural workforce spanning across UAE and Africa with his organization’s business objectives.

    • 01 Oct 2023
    • 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Recorded Webinar

    How do Global Crises and Disasters Impact Labor and Employment?

    By Mr. Avgoustinos Souridis
    Recorded on September 26, 2022

    Have you noticed the number of major disasters recently?  And the world is currently rocked by war.  How do these events impact the labor market and jobs?  Are there relevant strategies career seekers can use to cope with the impact of these events?  Are any of the stakeholders in a better position to cope with them, or to help others cope with them?  Are there cross-industrial or cross-disciplinary alliances that can improve career outcomes for the next generation of professionals across geopolitical realities? Please bring your ideas to share during this fascinating discussion.

    Mr. Avgoustinos Souridis, Associate Director for Corporate Engagement for the globally reputed IMD Business School in Lausanne/Switzerland, earned a bachelor’s in leadership from a Greek military academy and held numerous professional positions in high-end military and police units in Greece and Belgium. He then transitioned into the elite hospitality industry and completed an MBA in Switzerland.  While living in Switzerland, Mr. Souridis is currently a 4th year doctoral candidate at the University of Liverpool and is finalizing a doctoral thesis on this topic.  His interests revolve around all kinds of extreme sports, dog training, chess, remote controlled models, joining various networking events, action research and business consulting.

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