Professional Development Institute (PDI) 2017

Gaining Cultural Competence in Career Counseling

McMenamins Kennedy School Gymnasium
5736 Northeast 33rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211
March 10, 2017

Registration is Closed

OCDA invites you to participate in the 14th annual PDI and Awards Ceremony. This is the event of choice for regional career development professionals to enhance their skills, network with colleagues, recognize outstanding career development professionals, share best practices, and gain continuing education credits.

Drawing on her book Gaining Cultural Competence in Career Counseling, Dr. Evans will discuss reasons for practicing culturally appropriate career counseling, hurdles to overcome to gain cultural competence, and concrete strategies for implementing those philosophies. This workshop will be interactive and action oriented and will reflect what Dr. Evans believes are the five most important skills for effective counseling across cultures and integrating those multicultural skills with specific career counseling competencies.

Tentative Schedule of Events

8:00 am Registration & Check-in, Continental Breakfast

9:00 am Welcome and Introductions

9:15 am Dr. Kathy Evans: Workshop Session 1

10:30 am Break

10:45 pm Dr. Kathy Evans: Workshop Session 2

12:00 pm Luncheon & Networking 

1:15 pm Dr. Kathy Evans:Workshop Session 3

3:30 pm Awards Ceremony

4:00 pm Adjourn 

About Dr. Kathy Evans

Dr. Evans has been a Counselor Educator for more than 23 years, 18 of which have been at the University of South Carolina where she is an Associate Professor. Her research interests focus on multicultural, career, and feminist issues. Her publications include articles on multicultural and diversity training, multicultural career issues, and counseling African Americans. Dr. Evans has given 100+ presentations at local, regional, and national conferences and has more than 40 publications, including four books


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