Welcome to the Asia Pacific Career Development Association

APCDA connects career development professionals who work in or are interested in the Asia Pacific region and provides a global forum for sharing career development ideas, research, and techniques that are effective in the Asia Pacific region. To learn more about APCDA, click "About APCDA."

2017 APCDA Conference

Dr. Josephina Santamaria, mother of career development in the Philippines, will open the 2017 conference by looking at the progress that has been made in the Philippines and future directions.  

In 1973, the Career Materials Development Project was funded in response to difficulties college graduates experienced when looking for first jobs, and Dr. Santamaria was selected as its director.  She was recognized internationally for work in developing career guidance materials and became the president of the Asian Regional Association for Vocational and Educational Guidance (ARAVEG).  In 1979, she helped to found the precursor of the Career Development Association of the Philippines and brought international experts in career development to the Philippines to provide training. In 1981, she opened a private practice to offer workshops and counseling for career changers, which she continues to do.

Click here for the Conference Program.

Dates to Remember

May 17-19, 2017
Career Development Association of Australia Conference, Brisbane, Australia
May 22-25, 2017 APCDA Conference, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
June 18-21, 2017 ICCDPP Symposium, Seoul, Korea
May 16 - 20, 2018 APCDA Conference, Tsinghua University and New Elite Development Plan, Beijing, China
May, 2019 APCDA Conference, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Recent News

Join APCDA today

by clicking "Join/Renew." There are two levels of membership.  Individual membership costs only $20 US. Organizational membership costs $100 US and includes membership for one individual plus a page on this website for your organization. Let the world know about your association or organization by connecting to APCDA.

Visit our Conference Reception Sponsor:

If you know of any news that other members of our association would find interesting, please let us know.  Send information to
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software