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    • Friday, September 17, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Online

    New Jersey Career Development Association

    Understanding Cultural Differences: Supporting International Students' Career Development

    9/17/2021, 3-4 pm

    About this event


    Satomi Yaji Chudasama, NCC, CCC, GCDF is Senior Associate Director for Student Engagement in the Center for Career Development at Princeton University. Her journey in the career development field started more than 20 years ago when she was an international student advisor intern. The students’ dreams and aspirations inspired Satomi to transition into the career development field while completing her master’s degree in Counselor Education at Syracuse University. Alongside cultivating the expertise in supporting the overall college student population as a career development professional, she has also established herself as an expert in career development of international students by developing and spreading best practices in multiple universities she has worked at. She is an inaugural member and former co-chair of the NCDA International Student Services Committee. Satomi is also a founding member and President-Elect of the Asia Pacific Career Development Association (APCDA) where she will assume her President role on October 1, 2021.

    Session Description:

    Recently, more career development professionals have become aware of the needs and challenges of international students’ career development, especially around visa regulations pertaining to employment in the U.S. In addition to understanding employment visa situations, it is important for career development professionals to become familiar with cultural differences presented by international students. It is also helpful for career development professionals to be able to identify cultural differences and their own cultural biases while supporting this student population. In this program, you will deepen knowledge of contrasting cultural norms between U.S. and other countries, learn a strategy for effectively identifying and addressing cultural differences, and understand common challenges, needs, and strengths of international students. You will also have an opportunity to interact with other participants for brainstorming and idea-sharing

    PACDA members: Discounted registration using code on Members page

    Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/supporting-international-students-career-development-tickets-166170389107

    • Thursday, September 23, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Webinar

    L&D Philadelphia

    Deploying A.I. in L&D: Putting L&D in the Driver's Seat

    September 23, 2021, 7-9 pm


    Artificial intelligence has arrived, and while L&D is working to upskill the workforce, a new challenge looms: AI deployment within the L&D organization. How can you lead conversations with the tech organization or senior management to ensure that educational AI is appropriate and successful?

    We’ll start with an open discussion about AI designed to give you a layperson’s foundational understanding of these technologies. Then, building from an L&D and learner perspective, we’ll work together to identify where in L&D’s world AI might contribute meaningfully. We’ll also discuss some pitfalls, including AI bias, privacy, and data. As a group exercise, we’ll construct an L&D-centric framework for decision-making that you can use with both business managers and IT folks. Finally, we’ll share tips for uncovering critical product or technology information, and how to discuss AI initiatives with your learners.

    What you’ll take away from this session

    • A deeper understanding of what AI is – and what it isn’t
    • Where AI can fit into professional learning and development initiatives
    • How to make better decisions when buying or deploying AI
    More information and registration: https://www.ldphilly.com/event-4431561
    • Tuesday, September 28, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar: Link sent after registration

    Re-Entry & Justice:

    How Career Coaches Can Empower Returning Citizens

    Tuesday, September 28, 2021

    12:00 - 2:00 pm

    Returning citizens (people returning to the community after being in prison) face enormous challenges when seeking employment. Research has shown that landing a job as soon as possible after being released from incarceration is one of the keys to avoiding recidivism. Join us as we hear from two experts on how best to support and encourage our returning citizen clients.

    Jeffrey Abramowitz will provide attendees with the opportunity to wear a new pair of glasses and see the world through the eyes of a convicted felon, teacher, administrator, and executive. Michael Robinson will inform attendees on how Career Coaches can provide the workforce guidance, professional instruction, access to connections, and strategies for tapping into the hidden job market.


    Jeffrey Abramowitz, J.D. is the Executive Director of Reentry Services for JEVS Human Services and Program Director of Looking Forward Philadelphia. Jeff was a 2018 Fellow for JustLeadershipUSA and has most recently served as the Director of Student Services & Workforce Development for Community Learning Center.

    Jeff is recently elected Vice Chair of the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition and proudly sits on the Executive Board of the Coalition on Adult Basic Education, COABE, where he serves as Secretary, and chairs the State Advocates for Adult Education Fellowship Program, and previously served as the chair of the Literacy Behind and Beyond the Walls Committee. Jeff was appointed to the Pennsylvania Reentry Council and serves as Chairman of the Employment Committee and Co-chairs the Reentry Committee for the PA Workforce Development Board. Jeff serves on the board of directors of Community Forgiveness & Restoration, a member of NationSwell Council, and Advisory Board Member of Philadelphia Petey Greene Program. 

    Jeff is a subject matter expert for the US Department of Education, IET in Corrections Project, and serves as Moderator for US Department of Education LINCS Community of Practice on Correctional & Reentry Education, past LINCS Reviewer, Literacy Information & Communication System, Resource Collection, for the Department of Education, and serves on the National Association of State Directors of Education, Barbara Bush Foundation Criminal Justice Work Group. Jeffrey is a writer, keynote speaker, and lecturer around the country on issues of adult education, workforce development, and criminal justice. He holds a BA in Political Science from Ohio University and a JD from Michigan State University College of Law.

    Michael Robinson, M.S., is an award-winning corporate executive, Human Resources professional, and university administrator. He serves as a senior pastor of an urban ministry in North Philadelphia, PA, and is a columnist for a weekly regional newspaper in Philadelphia. He has empowered and launched thousands towards achieving their life goals! Over the years, he has developed expertise in Talent Acquisition, Career & Professional Development, College Planning, Journalism, Employer Relations, Community Outreach, and Pastoral Ministry.

    Michael has worked at Temple University for the past 10 years in the role of Director, Community Outreach & Hiring (Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative & Office of Human Resources) at Temple University and is the Senior Pastor of Greater Enon Missionary Baptist Church in North Philadelphia. He was recognized by Governor Tom Wolf for his leadership in organizing Philadelphia's largest annual citywide job fair. Previously, he worked at Deloitte as a Manager of Employment and Diversity Campus Recruiting and at Pegasus Communication at National Director, Employee Relations & College Campus Recruiting. He has a master’s degree in Counseling from Cairn University and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

    • Thursday, October 14, 2021
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, October 15, 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • Alexandria, VA

    Keynote Presentations

    The Future of Work
    The global pandemic has accelerated the need for automation, e-commerce, and remote workers. Changes in the workforce and skills gaps in many industries has further created the need for new technology and pivoting to address unique challenges.  This session will highlight the Future of Work and explore techniques and strategies for career service providers.

    For More Informatio: https://www.ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/cpinstitute

    • Tuesday, November 09, 2021
    • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
    • Virtual

    MACCA 51st Annual Conference

    Emerging from Extraordinary Times

    November 9 & 10, 2021

    Virtual Conference

    More information: https://www.macca.net/

Past events

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 PACDA: Incorporating Mental Health, Wellness, and Resilience into Career Conversations
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 New Jersey Career Development Association: The Power of Saying No: How to say it, leverage it, and own it!
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 L&D Philadelphia: Adobe Photoshop for Learning Professionals
Thursday, July 29, 2021 L&D Philadelphia: Moments that Matter When Leading Remotely
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 PACDA: Year Three and Zooming Ahead
Thursday, July 22, 2021 ATD - Philadelphia: Results through Relationships™ Workshop
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 New Jersey Career Development Association: The Important Role References Play: How Employers Think
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 NCDA Global Career Development Conference: A Kaleidoscope of Career Interventions in an Age of Uncertainty
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 L&D Philadelphia: What's My Job Again? - Exploring How to be a Modern L&D Professional
Thursday, June 10, 2021 Meet the Author at the Pyramid Club: Meet The Author - Secily Wilson "She Said the "P" Word"
Thursday, June 10, 2021 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - Create Compelling Presentations for Virtual Training
Thursday, June 10, 2021 ATD - Philadelphia: Infographics: Using Engaging Visuals to Communicate Quickly and Clearly
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 PACDA: What Does Labor Market Data Tell Us About the Future of Employment in PA?
Thursday, May 20, 2021 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - Why Most E-Learning Fails: How to Design E-Learning That Gets Results
Thursday, May 20, 2021 ATD - Philadelphia: Webinar - Scenario Based Learning
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Asia Pacific Career Development Association: Walking on Uncharted Career Paths
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 New Jersey Career Development Association: A Conversation Amongst Peers (#3) Discovering The Future: Programming & Intervention
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 MACCA Virtual Event: Virtual Networking for Career Development Professionals
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - Excuse Me: My Change Style Is Showing
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 PACDA: Career Coaching Strategies to Support Neurodivergent Clients
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 New Jersey Career Development Association: A Conversation Amongst Peers (#2) Acknowledging the Present: Resources & Tools
Thursday, April 22, 2021 Maryland Career Development Association: Conversations Matter: A Virtual Community Experinece
Thursday, April 15, 2021 New Jersey Career Development Association: The Power of Saying "No"
Thursday, April 08, 2021 Meet the Author at the Pyramid Club: A Collective Breath: Stories of Being Black in America and Visions of Change
Thursday, April 08, 2021 Virtual Mentoring in a Time of Crisis: Lessons from the Pandemic
Thursday, April 01, 2021 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - Offering the Career Development Your Organization Needs and Employees Want: An Updated Framework
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 NJCDA: A Conversation Amongst Peers: Ideas to Interventions: A Year of Challenges
Thursday, March 25, 2021 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - Transforming What SMEs Know to What Learners Need
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Career Counselors’ Consortium Northeast (CCC): March Networking Night
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 PACDA: One Year Later - The Job Market and Economic Changes During COVID-19
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Career Thought Leaders: Symposium - With Hope We Rise: Harness Optimism. Power Evolution
Thursday, March 11, 2021 Meet the Author at the Pyramid Club: The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere
Thursday, March 11, 2021 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - The Art of Facilitating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Dialogues
Thursday, March 11, 2021 ATD - Philadelphia: “The Evolving Role of the Learning Leader”
Tuesday, March 09, 2021 New Jersey Career Development Association: The Faces of Career Development
Thursday, March 04, 2021 PACDA: DEI Career Coaching Strategies for Underserved and Marginalized Populations
Thursday, February 25, 2021 NCDA Career Practitioner Institute: Creative Career Interventions Across Workplace Settings
Friday, February 12, 2021 New Jersey Career Development Association: Helping Our Clients/Students Navigate Career Transitions
Thursday, February 11, 2021 ATD - Philadelphia: L&OD SIG Event "Lessons on Employee Experience from the Hospitality Industry”
Thursday, February 04, 2021 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - Five Commandments of Building Transformative, Results-Oriented Coaching Programs
Wednesday, February 03, 2021 PACDA: ATS - Strategies and Insights
Thursday, January 21, 2021 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - Solve Measurement Mysteries Like an L&D Detective
Thursday, January 14, 2021 ATD - Philadelphia: “Virtual Mentoring in a Time of Crisis: Lessons from the Pandemic”
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 NJCDA - Advanced Career Facilitation 2021 Certification
Thursday, January 07, 2021 L&D Philadelphia: Networking BINGO
Wednesday, December 30, 2020 ATD - Philadelphia: Regional Webinar Series: “Why Learning Operations Matters & How You Can Put It Into Action Today”
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 L&D Philadelphia: Monthly Zoom for Job Hunters - Resumes
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Maryland Career Development Association: Paying It Forward: Leveraging LinkedIn For Others When You’re Gainfully Employed
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 PACDA: Welcome in the New Year with your PACDA colleagues
Saturday, December 12, 2020 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - Producing Effective Virtual Training
Friday, December 04, 2020 Maryland Career Development Association: Guiding Your Client Through the Federal Job Search
Monday, November 30, 2020 PACDA: Virtual Networking for ... K – 12 Career Practitioners
Thursday, November 19, 2020 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - StoryTraining: Telling Stories that Connect
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 PACDA: Virtual Networking for ... Workforce Development Career Practitioners
Monday, November 16, 2020 PACDA: Virtual Networking for ... Higher Ed Career Practitioners
Thursday, November 12, 2020 PACDA: Virtual Networking for ... Career Practitioners in Private Practice or Outplacement Firms
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 NCDA Career Practitioner Institute: "Practical Techniques and Strategies for Career Development Practitioners"
Monday, November 09, 2020 MACCA 50th Annual Conference: "Embracing our Past. Celebrating the Future."
Friday, November 06, 2020 ATD - Philadelphia: Consulting Forum SIG: "Consulting In Today's Environment"
Thursday, November 05, 2020 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - Preparing Your Company for an Immersive Learning Program
Thursday, October 22, 2020 L&D Philadelphia: Community Webinar - Training 101 - A Down & Dirty Guide for Aspiring Trainers
Thursday, October 22, 2020 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - "Affinitize! Organize Ideas, Data, and More…"
Thursday, October 08, 2020 Meet the Author "Home Edition" - Addiction & Recovery Panel
Thursday, October 08, 2020 L&D Philadelphia: Boosting Critical Thinking and Mental Agility Through Situational Mindsets
Thursday, October 08, 2020 L&D Philadelphia: "Affinitize! Organize Ideas, Data, and More…"
Tuesday, October 06, 2020 ATD - Philadelphia: Delaware GIG: "Thrive During Unprecedented Change: Techniques That Build Resilience in Self and Others"
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 ATD - Philadelphia: “Instilling Self-Accountability in Yourself and Others”
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 L&D Philadelphia: Building Credibility and Trust in a the Virtual Classroom
Friday, September 25, 2020 PACDA: The Comedy Cure
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 ATD - Philadelphia: “CEOs’ Perspective and Expectations of Talent Development” with CubeSmart, Bancroft and Nutrisystem
Thursday, September 17, 2020 L&D Philadelphia: None of the Above - How Good Intentions Create Bad Assessments
Thursday, September 10, 2020 Meet the Author "Home Edition" - Michael Sherlock
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 ATD Regional Webinar Series: "Unleash The Power on Your Team!"
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 PACDA: The Career Pivot -Navigating the Uncertainty of COVID-19
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Professional Series - Articulate Storyline Advanced Bootcamp - Mastering Variables
Thursday, August 06, 2020 L&D Philly Webinar:How to Listen and How to Be Heard: Inclusive Conversations at Work
Thursday, August 06, 2020 ATD Philadelphia Chapter Webinar: Organization Agility: The New Competitive Advantage
Monday, August 03, 2020 Professional Series - The Fundamentals of Virtual Training - Bootcamp
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 DVAPT webinar: A Discussion of Type and COVID-19
Thursday, July 23, 2020 ATD Philadelphia Chapter Webinar: The Digital Mindset of Leadership
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 NCDA: KCDA Thriving Through Change
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Professional Series - Articulate Storyline Bootcamp - Basics and Beyond
Friday, July 10, 2020 ATD Philadelphia Chapter Webinar: Unconscious Bias: Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential
Thursday, July 09, 2020 The Shift From Instructional Design to Learning Experience Design
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 ATD Philadelphia Chapter Webinar: L&D’S ROLE IN CREATING A BETTER RETURN-TO-WORK ENVIRONMENT
Friday, June 26, 2020 PACDA: Endangered Industries: What Career Professionals Need to Know About the Future of the Workforce
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 ATD Philadelphia Chapter Webinar: A Look Ahead: The Now and the Next of Learning and Technology
Thursday, June 04, 2020 L&D Philly June Webinar - Storytelling With Data
Friday, May 15, 2020 PACDA: Ten Steps to a Federal Job featuring Kathryn Troutman
Monday, April 20, 2020 PACDA: Meet the President
Thursday, April 09, 2020 Meet the Author at the Pyramid Club: Allen Hornblum
Friday, March 13, 2020 PACDA First Annual Symposium: How the World of Work is Changing
Thursday, March 12, 2020 Meet the Author at the Pyramid Club: Career Panel with Adrian Turner, Curtis Jenkins & Ford Myers
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Meet the Author at the Pyramid Club: Mindie Barnett - Intermission
Saturday, February 08, 2020 L&D Philly: Workshop - What is Scenario-based Training? Or, How I Learned to Love Improv...
Saturday, January 25, 2020 L&D Philly: Workshop - Today's Trends in Digital Learning Experiences & Getting Started with Prototyping
Friday, January 24, 2020 PACDA Philly Presents: The Changing Landscape of Healthcare and the Employment Opportunities That This Provides
Thursday, January 09, 2020 Meet the Author at the Pyramid Club: Stan Silverman - Be Different!
Thursday, December 12, 2019 Meet the Author at the Pyramid Club: "Fix Your Business" with Melinda Emerson
Thursday, December 12, 2019 L&D Philly: December 2019 Workshop - Table Topics
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 The 1st KLF-Penn State Career Development Symposium
Thursday, December 05, 2019 MACCA: 2019 Conference: Preparing Workers for the Future
Thursday, November 14, 2019 Meet the Author at the Pyramid Club: "The Position Player" with Tom McManimon
Saturday, November 09, 2019 L&D Philly: November 2019 Workshop - Team Building Tips for Optimal Performance
Friday, November 08, 2019 PACDA: Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on the Way People Learn and Build Careers
Saturday, October 12, 2019 L&D Philly: October 2019 Workshop - Getting a Squirrel to Focus
Thursday, October 10, 2019 Meet the Author at the Pyramid Club: "Wicked Philadelphia" with Tom Keels
Thursday, October 03, 2019 DVAPT features PACDA's Tanya Sheldon: The Highly Sensitive Person & the Myers Briggs
Thursday, August 08, 2019 Meet the Author: Career Panel at Pyramid Club
Thursday, July 25, 2019 L&D Philly: 2019 CLO Panel - Learning & Development in an Age of Disruption
Thursday, July 11, 2019 Meet the Author at Pyramid Club - Featuring Victor Brown
Thursday, June 27, 2019 National Career Development Association Global Conference
Thursday, June 20, 2019 DVAPT presents Jane Finkle: Introverts, The Whispering Warriors: Understanding & Helping Introverts Succeed in the Age of Acceleration
Thursday, June 13, 2019 Meet the Author at the Pyramid Club
Monday, June 10, 2019 MACCA Summit 2019 - Mental Health: Considerations for Career Development Professionals
Friday, May 10, 2019 ACP: Leadership Presence: Portraying Confidence & Courage...Even When You're Neither
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 ACP Spring Mingle
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 L&D Philly: Driving Business Results With Every Interaction - Insights On Customer Service Training
Friday, March 15, 2019 ACP: Introverts, The Whispering Warriors: Understanding & Helping Introverts Succeed in the Age of Acceleration
Friday, January 25, 2019 ACP: ACP Talks Tech
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