International Association

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Vocational Guidance






Gender Pay Gaps: Organizational Problems Need Organizational Solutions

March 16, 2023

For many decades, across a wide range of national contexts and industry sectors, women have earned less than men. Gender pay gaps start early and widen as women’s careers progress, so that women retire with dramatically less financial security than men. Discussions about gender pay gaps often present them as a problem for women in the workforce, but emerging research demonstrates that gender pay gaps are problems for women’s employers too. In this webinar, we’ll demystify gender pay gaps and identify their intertwined causes. We’ll discuss several policy solutions enacted around the world (pay transparency, public accountability, leadership appointments). Spoiler alert: every policy solution has unintended consequences! Practitioners with an appreciation of the challenges associated with gender pay gaps will be better positioned to educate clients, advocate for progressive policies, and stimulate organizational change. 

Presenter bio:

Carol T Kulik is a Bradley Distinguished Professor at the University of South Australia, UniSA Business. Carol’s research interests focus on workplace inclusion, with a particular emphasis on gender. Current projects are investigating strategies for closing the gender pay gap, motivating organizations to become gender equality frontrunners, and empowering employees to negotiate better working arrangements in the next normal. Her book, Human Resources for the Non-HR Manager, makes research on human resource management accessible to line managers with no formal training in human resources. Her research on the gender pay gap (with Professor Yoshio Yanadori and Dr Jill Gould) received the 2021 Philip Brown Prize from the Securities Industry Research Centre of Asia-Pacific and was described by the South Australia Chief Scientist as “a CEO must-read.”

Webinar Moderator:

Professor Nancy Arthur


Sustainability and career development: Exploring possibilities for future directions

In the context of increasing concerns internationally about rising inequality and poverty in societies around the world, entrenched gender inequality, economic growth, and environmental issues related to climate change, sustainability has emerged as a beacon of hope and a principle to guide individuals, organisations, industry, and governments in their actions. Sustainability, as presented by the 17 goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, is committed to the betterment of people, the planet, and prosperity for all by working in partnership and fostering peace. But what does sustainability mean for career development?

Similar to other disciplines, career development researchers, authors and practitioners are considering the potential contribution of career development to sustainability and the 2030 Agenda. For example, the terms decent work, green guidance, and sustainable careers are increasingly evident in the career development literature.

This presentation considers sustainability in relation to the United Nations Sustainable Development goals and the implications for career development and its foundational value of social justice. Examples of the application of sustainability and the SDGs in career development will be provided. Consideration will be given to whether career development is ‘fit for purpose’ in the era of sustainability or whether a fundamental reconceptualisation of career development is needed

Date and Time:

Friday October 28, 8:00 p.m. (AEST); 10:00 a.m. (UTC)


Mary McMahon and Lizzie Knight


Mary McMahon is an Honorary Associate Professor at The University of Queensland, School of Education. Mary is a developer and co-author of the Systems Theory Framework of career development. She researches and publishes on career development across the lifespan, narrative and systems approaches to career counselling, and qualitative career assessment. Mary received the 2020 European Society for Vocational Designing and Career Counseling award for distinguished contributions to vocational designing and career counselling and the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asia Pacific Career Development Association. Mary is an IAEVG Board Member.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Knight works at the Centre for International Research on Education Systems (CIRES) within the Mitchell Institute as a research fellow. A key area of interest is equity of access to and in tertiary education, the provision of institutional information and support for transition into post-school education. Her research focuses on provision of career information, higher vocational education, transitions to tertiary education and the nature of graduate employment and employability. Lizzie has also been a professional careers counsellor for 10 years. She worked for the Ministerial Company Education Services Australia (ESA) as the subject matter expert on the myfuture website between 2015 and 2020, and has trained careers counsellors and teachers in every state and territory in Australia. She supports the Career Industry Council of Australia in their research work and sits on the executive of the Australian Vocational Education Research Association.  She is the Reviews Editor of the International Journal of Lifelong Education and the Associate Editor of Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education.




Three Perspectives on Theory-Research-Practice Connections

How do you use theory and research to guide practice in career development? In this webinar, we will explore ways that career practitioners can update their knowledge and use evidence to inform contemporary approaches. Join us to hear from three panellists who have contributed to the field by connecting theory with research and the implications for practice. Featured in this webinar are Social Cognitive Career Theory, Contextual Action Theory, and Cognitive Information Processing Theory. Learn what is new about the theories, selections of the latest research, and tips to inform your approaches with clients. IAEVG members receive a discount on registration.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
6:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Panellists: Drs. Seth C.W. Hayden, José F. Domene, Hung-Bin Sheu
Moderator: Dr. Nancy Arthur

Dr. Seth C.W. Hayden is an associate professor of counseling and coordinator of the clinical mental health program at Wake Forest University in the United States. Dr. Hayden’s research focuses on the connection between career development and mental health. In addition, he examines the career and personal development needs of military service members, veterans, and their families. Dr. Hayden is a past-president of the Military and Government Counseling Association and National Career Development Association, both divisions of the American Counseling Association. 

Dr. José F Domene is a professor in the counselling psychology specialization area within the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary in Canada. His research includes examining the relational contexts of career development and the use of technology in counselling. Dr. Domene is also a practicing psychologist whose clinical work focuses on the intersection of career-life and mental health concerns.

Dr. Hung-Bin Sheu is an associate professor, Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, University of Albany in the United States. Dr. Sheu’s research interests include cross-cultural well-being and health research, vocational psychology, and multicultural counseling and training. He has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Counseling Psychology and the Journal of Vocational Behavior, and the Chinese Journal of Counseling and Guidance. Dr. Sheu is a licensed psychologist with clinical interests in cross-cultural adjustment, acculturation, college students, vocational counseling, and psychodynamic approaches.

Dr. Nancy Arthur is Dean of Research, UniSA Business at the University of South Australia, and Professor Emeritus from the University of Calgary. Nancy has served as Vice-President of the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance and is currently a Board member.


AIM: Reflect on the contributions that career guidance research makes and can make to advancing equity and social justice.

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La contribution du développement de carrière
face aux crises qui sévissent dans les grandes régions du monde

Jeudi le 18 novembre 2021  14 h à 16 h (UTC)

IAEVG webinar 2020: Hope in Action - applying an integrated counselling / coaching approach 


During these challenging times there is a need for compassion coupled with hope and positive action. This is a time for moving forward with a stance of “positive uncertainty”. Hope-Action Theory provides a dynamic, competency based approach to career development. In this session Dr. Amundson and Andrea Fruhling will use Hope-Action Theory to illustrate how an integration of career counselling and career coaching practices can be used as a framework for effective career development.

PRESENTER: Dr. Norman Amundson and Andrea Fruhling, University of British Columbia, CANADA. 

MODERATOR: Dr. Gudbjörg Vilhjálmsdóttir University of Iceland.

La orientacion anta la crisis sanitaria del Covid-19, Junio 2020

Discussion panel moderera par Dra. Gabriela Cabrera, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Mexico City

Accompagnement a distance: guider les professionelles en development de carrière sur la practique en ligne, Mai 2020

 PRESENTER: Michel Turcotte, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada

Remote services: Career development practice in unprecedented times, April 2020

 PRESENTER: Tannis Goddard, CEO MixtMode Consulting, Port Moody BC, Canada.

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