Asia Pacific Career Development Association
APCDA 2023
Hybrid Conference
New Look at Careers in a Rapidly Changing World
Day 1
The first day of the APCDA 2023 Hybrid Conference brought together international and local colleagues for a day filled with informative sessions and exciting activities. For international participants, Dr. Tristram Hooley presented on "Career Development for Social Justice," followed by an Astana City Tour in the afternoon. The day concluded with a Meetup Dinner for networking. Local colleagues enjoyed a campus tour and sessions by
Joan Tay(Director of the Centre for Future-Ready Graduates, National University of Singapore) on "Preparing Graduates to be Future-Ready" and "Green Aspirations: Navigating Careers in Sustainability." Overall, the day provided valuable insights, networking opportunities, and engaging experiences for all attendees.
Day 2
On Day 2 of the APCDA 2023 Hybrid Conference, Momoko Asaka (APCDA President) and Shigeo Katsu (President of Nazarbayev University), delivered a welcome address. Sayasat Nurbek, the Minister of Higher Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, gave a keynote presentation titled "Kazakhstan's Future Trends." followed by Loretta O'Donnell. The session highlighted Kazakhstan's efforts in preparing its youth for the future through its higher education system. An awards ceremony recognized outstanding career practitioners, educators, lifetime achievers, and other contributors. Dr. Tristram Hooley delivered a keynote on "Predicting the Future in Turbulent Times: The Role of Career Development." Then followed by a panel discussion on "Demystifying AI Related to Career Development" featured Dr. Marilyn Maze, Dr. Rich Feller, and Dr. Jaana Kettinen. Attendees also had the opportunity to explore the Craft Fair and enjoy a reception dinner at Nazarbayev University, featuring a student orchestra and traditional Kazakh delicacies. An International Finance Center Tour was organized for interested participants.
Day 3
On the third day of the APCDA 2023 Hybrid Conference, Ms. Marie Zimenoff, CEO of Career Thought Leaders and Resume Writing Academy, delivered a keynote presentation titled "Working in 2035." She discussed the rapid changes in how people work, find employment, and navigate their career journeys, focusing on the future of work and the integration of artificial intelligence (AI). A panel discussion on "Future Trends and the Workplace" featured Jeremiah Wong, Rahul Nair, Dr. Shujiro Mixuno, and Dr. Serene Lin-Stephens. They shared their insights into global trends and their potential impact on the region's workplace. Attendees also had the opportunity to explore the Craft Fair, featuring handcrafted souvenirs from Kazakhstan.
The day concluded with the closing ceremony, marking the end of the offline part of the APCDA 2023 Hybrid Conference.
Day 4
On the fourth day of the APCDA 2023 Hybrid Conference, international attendees participated in a session titled "Guiding clients to career success in the workplace: 2035 and Beyond" led by Ms. Marie Zimenoff. The session explored strategies for helping clients navigate the evolving landscape of work. After the session, the international attendees traveled to Almaty to visit Kimep University.

For local attendees, Azel Kussainova, Director of the Department of Marketing and Media Outreach, presented a Master Class on Communication, that was held from 10 to 11 am specifically for representatives from local universities. This session aimed to enhance their communication skills. Following that, there was a presentation of certificates to the conference participants, recognizing their participation and contribution. The day concluded with a group photo, capturing the memorable moments of the conference.
2023 APCDA Hybrid Conference - Overview
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+7(7172) 70 60 68
Nazarbayev University / Career and Advising Center
53 Kabanbay Batyr, ave.
Block C2, office 2043
Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan, 010000