NCDA welcomes international members working in the field of career development. Please view the Membership section for benefits or a possible Organizational Membership.
Check out the global resources below for additional information for those with international interests.
Global Connections Committee
NCDA members interested in international issues, may contact the Global Connections committee - formerly the International Career Issues committee. Click here to read about the name change or contact Co-Chairs: Ahmed Mostafa Kamal and Magdalena Mot. View the GCC activities in their annual committee report or watch a recorded webinar, "Bridging the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with Career & Life Planning" on the NCDA Webinar page.
Periodically, NCDA’s Credentialing Commission will partner with international organizations whose training programs meet the specific competencies for one or more NCDA Credentials. They are offered Alternate Pathways (AP) Agreements which entitle their trainees to apply for one of the NCDA Credentials. For more information about NCDA’s Credentialing Commission AP Program, contact Aaron Leson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCDA has established an Alternate Pathways process whereby a training program based on the Facilitating Career Development (FCD)Training, or a language specific training that meets FCD competencies may be approved for the NCDA CCSP Credential. This process allows countries to expand their training and their completers to be recognized with an NCDA credential.
The following organizations have been approved for Alternate Pathways agreements:
Psychological Assessment Corporation (PAC): Provides the Facilitating Career Development Training and CCSP Credentialing in China and Eastern Asia. This alternate pathway agreement enables colleagues in the region to access NCDA's training in their native language. Anyone is interested with Chinese version FCD training and CCSP Credentialing, can reach the training website at www.chinancda.org.
Mindler: This career counseling and guidance company in India provides training that was approved by the NCDA Credentialing Commission as an alternate pathway to the NCDA CCSP Credential. Whoever is interested in their curriculum, please visit www.mindler.com.
IDreamCareer: This for-profit social enterprise in India also provides training that was approved by the NCDA Credentialing Commission. IDreamCareer training participants may earn their NCDA CCSP Credential by successfully completing their training program. Anyone interested in this training may visit www.idreamcareer.com.
Republic Polytechnic: This postsecondary education institution and statutory board, under the purview of the Singapore Ministry of Education, has been awarded an alternate pathways agreement. Those completing this training are eligible for the NCDA CCSP Credential. For more information, visit Specialist Diploma in Career Counselling (rp.edu.sg).
International Ambassadors & Guests at the NCDA Conference
International guests are welcome at NCDA's annual Global Career Development Conference. Each summer, hundreds of international guests attend the conference. NCDA asks members to act as ambassadors to guests, especially first-time attendees. The conference registration form includes a space to request an ambassador or be one.
International Career Development Articles & Books
Click on titles listed below to access articles.
International Practices of Career Services, Credentialing and Training
- this 2017 NCDA publication covers career services, credentials, and training around the world; over ten chapters on specific countries or regions, written by experts on those locations.
"Understanding the Career Development Needs of International Students"
- highlights from the findings and implications from surveys conducted by the NCDA International Student Work Group (Balin, Chudasama, & Knapp, 2015)
"A Brief Introduction to the International Side of CDF"
- short article that appeared in the NCDA Career Developments Winter 2010 issue on "International Perspectives".
- NCDA's web magazine includes articles on global topics or authored by international career practitioners. Search Career Convergence articles using the terms "international connection". Here are some examples:
Advocating for International Student Wellbeing and Career Development in the Pandemic
Cultural Blind Spots in Career Counseling with International Students
Career Development Practice in Canada: Perspectives, Principles, and Professionalism
Crossing the Cultural Bridge: Coaching International Students to Prepare for Job Interviews
Using The Career Sailboat Model to Facilitate Career Planning and Decision-Making with Young Adults
Contributions of global interest welcome - be sure to read the Submission Guidelines.
"International Perspectives of Career Development Gained at the 2010 Symposium"
- main article that appeared in the NCDA Career Developments Winter 2010 issue on "International Perspectives".
International Student Services Committee
The NCDA International Student Services Committee (ISSC) aims to increase the understanding of career development experiences and the needs of international students. The committee provides resources and best practice examples to the NCDA members and career development professionals who work with international students in the U.S. Involving a diverse team of dedicated career services practitioners who work with international students on a daily basis, this group advocates for the enhancement of culturally competent career development services, programs and resources that help international students create meaningful career paths in the US and beyond.
Learn more about the ISSC by reading their annual committee report or watching one of their recorded webinars, such as "Working with Third Party Providers to Support International Students’ Career Development".
Read International CDA Newsletters & Journals
Read International CDA Newsletters & Journals:
- Asia Pacific CDA Newsletter
- Career Development Association of Australia
- Indian Journal of Career and Livelihood Planning IJCLP (IJCLP)
- Guidance Perspectives Around the World (GPAW)
- International Labour Organization (ILO) - Partnerships for Decent Work
- International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG)
- IAEVG Email News
- IAEVG Communique on Social Justice
- IAEVG Communique On Educational And Career Guidance For Displaced Migrants
- IAEVG Communiqué on the Social and Economic Inclusion of NEETS/NINIS
- IAEVG Communique on Precarious Employment
- IAEVG Communique on Inclusive Societies Investing in their People
APCD Journal Guest Editor Invites Submissions
Dr. Poh Li Lau has been selected as the Guest Editor for a special issue of the Asia Pacific Career Development Journal focused on Chaos Theory of Careers (CTC; Pryor & Bright, 2011). If you are interested in submitting for this special issue, contact Dr. Poh Li Lau at [Special.Journal@asiapacificcda.org] by January 15, 2022 with an article proposal. Proposals should include the manuscript title, an abstract of 200-300 words, author’s names and affiliations, and the corresponding author’s contact information. Read more details in this Invitation from APCD.
What is Happening at the International Level
NCDA Met in China with Training Leaders
December 2017 (left to right: Constance Pritchard, Spencer Niles, Paul Timmins)
NCDA's Taiwan / China Training Program Representative: Ivy Liao
People Achievement Consulting, (PAC) has an agreement with NCDA’s to provide the Facilitating Career Development Training Program in Taiwan and Greater China. Since 2011, Ivy Liao, CEO and Chief Representative for NCDA, has developed a network of local practitioners through the help of NCDA Master trainers and China professors and has translated and localized the curriculum for use in these countries. PAC has expanded its training offering in 4 first-tier cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Chongqing) and 6 provinces (Hebei, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Fujian, Guangdong and Hainan) and there are also local franchisees to service clients. Ivy can be contacted at http://www.chinancda.org/.
CDP Training in Mainland China in Shenzhen
On December 18, 2015, the launching ceremony of Career Development Professional (“CDP”) training in Mainland China was held in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, which marked the NCDA's officially landing the market of Mainland China.
Under the coach and support by People Achievement Consulting (PAC) who was exclusive China partner of NCDA, this activity was held by Shenzhen Qianhai Career Education Technology Co., Ltd. (“Qianhai Career”). The representative of PAC, Qianhai Career, the NCDA authorized tutor, and all the candidates of first class of CDP in mainland China attended the Ceremony.
From December 18 to 20, Qianhai Career held a three-day CDP training (totaling 18 course hours), the teachers of which were the CDM Wu Ronglin from Taiwan and Li Chao from Qianhai Career.
Locating More Resources
Be sure to view the map - a visual resource for several career development associations and other organizations promoting professional development among career development practitioners and researchers globally.
ICCDP International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy: http://www.iccdpp.org/