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 Credentialing Commission Alternative Pathway Partners
The following organization(s) have successfully created an Alternative Pathway in which an individual can qualify to apply for and achieve an existing NCDA credential:
Alternative Pathway Designation: The Credentialing Commission has determined that the Mindler Training Program meets the competencies set for the Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) credential.
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.
- 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.
- highlights from the findings and implications from surveys conducted by the NCDA International Student Work Group (Balin, Chudasama, & Knapp, 2015)
- 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:
Contributions of global interest welcome - be sure to read the Submission Guidelines.
- 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/