Thursday, March 3, 2011, 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, Noon Central, 1 pm EST, 2 pm Atlantic, 7 pm Zurich, 8 pm Istanbul
The Dynamics of Diversity in a Global Marketplace
Career development and counseling now takes place in a globally interconnected technologically sophisticated world. Given this, cultural diversity must be a driving principle for preparing people for the world of work. This session will review issues of diversity to consider in the contemporary global marketplace. This will be followed by an exploration of a conceptual framework for culturally competent career counseling.
Dr. Courtland Lee is a Professor and Director of the Counselor Education Program at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author, editor, or co-editor of five books on multicultural counseling and two books on counseling and social justice. He is also the author of three books on counseling African American males. In addition, he has published numerous book chapters and articles on counseling across cultures.
Dr. Lee is the President of the International Association for Counselling. He is also a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the first and only American to receive this honor. Dr. Lee is also a Fellow and Past President of the American Counseling Association. He is also a past President of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development.
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University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Exercise: The Dynamics of Diversity in a Global Marketplace, Questions for GroupThink
- Identify 3 implications of current global marketplace trends to career counseling practice in your area or region (view speaker's powerpoint presentation to see current global marektplace trends).
- As a career counselor, how do you think your cultural background and attitudes about the world of work help you in working with culturally diverse clients? How do your background and attitudes hinder you when counseling with culturally diverse clients? What areas of personal growth and professional development are needed to make you both culturally competent as a counselor and globally literate as a person?
- If you were supervising career counselors, what behaviors would you look for that would indicate to you that these individuals are culturally competent career counselors?
- Identify some possible examples of the dynamic tension between Western and non-Western values related to the world of work that might impact the working alliance between a career counselor and a client.
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1. How did you get into counseling with a specialty in multiculturalism and diversity?
2. We live in a global marketplace. What do you mean by a global marketplace?(Slide 2-4)
3. What are the challenges in the global marketplace? (Slides 6 & 7)
4. What career completencies have been developed that relate to diversity? (Slides 8 - 10, view ncda.org. Click on "Guidelines" or go directly to associationdatabase.com...
5. What is the conceptual framework that you have developed and how can each aspect of the conceptual framework be applied? (Slides 11 - 13)
6. Could you explain a bit more in depth each of the foundations? (Slides 14 - 17)
7. Could you explain the multicultural dimensions of the conceptual framework (Slides 18 - 20)
8. How would we know if someone is a culturallly competent career professional? (Slides 21 - 22) Give examples.
9. I know you are a very prolific writer. What books have you written on your multicultural framework?
10. Please summarize the multicultural conceptual framework.
Thank you Courtland, for bringing to the front of our mind that in a in a globally interconnected, technologically sophisticated world, cultural diversity must be a driving principle for preparing people for the world of work.
Upcoming March Tele-Interviews
- March 10, Bob Tyra, from the Los Angeles Board of Education, will discuss his wildly successful SPARCs program in K-12, a highly sought after "academy awards" program for the schools;
- March 17, Maureen Nelson, the most active social networking career professional that I know, will inform us how to coach clients to write their way into a job;
- March 24, John Merris-Coots, Director of the California Career Resource Network, California's career information website, will talk about how to provide career guidance in the schools.
Until next week, this is Dr. Sally Gelardin, with Careerwell Tele-Interviews.