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Career Exploration & Search for the LGBTQI Community

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Date(s) - 16/01/2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Presented by John Long and Christian Chan

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
2:00-3:00pm (Central Time)

Explore key questions, challenges and practices impacting members of the LGBTQI community, such as: being “out” in your job search, being “out” in the workplace, researching “Inclusive” work environments, equal employment practices, career exploration, and job search. Career practitioners across a variety of settings will obtain targeted information and resources to offer guidance and support to students, employees and clients.



Webinar invitation/access code will be emailed to you along with your receipt.

Registration questions? Contact: Alicia Cheek, or 918.663.7060 or (866)FOR-NCDA


John Long is a professional coach, university instructor and career transition survivor (serving almost two decades in healthcare management roles). His private coaching practice has offices in Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL. He specializes in career and life coaching, and is the author of the new book, Career Judo – The Martial Art for the Mindful Career. He also teaches undergraduate courses in education, student success and psychology. John has completed and education specialist (Ed.S) degree with a major in counseling and educational psychology and a master of science (M.S.) with a concentration in career development. His professional credentials include: Board Certified Coach, Certified Master of Career Services, Global Career Development Facilitator, Certified MBTI Practitioner, and qualified Strong Interest Inventory Practitioner. John’s work with students and clients takes a strengths-based approach blended with elements of positive psychology and solution focused change. John currently serves on the NCDA Credentialing Commission and the NCDA Committee on Diversity Initiatives and Cultural Inclusion.

Christian D. Chan is an Assistant Professor of Counseling at Idaho State University, Co-Chair of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) Committee on Diversity Initiatives and Cultural Inclusion, Member-at-Large for the Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA), and Past-President of Maryland Counseling Association. His interests revolve around intersectionality of cultural and social identity; multiculturalism in counseling, supervision, and counselor education; social justice; career development; critical research methods; acculturative stress; intergenerational conflict; and cultural factors in identity development and socialization. His prior professional experiences include case management with foster care adolescents, career development, higher education administration, intensive outpatient counseling, and outpatient counseling, providing individual, couples, parent-child, group, and family counseling services. Within higher education, he has served as an instructor and co-instructor to Master’s and doctoral students in clinical mental health counseling; school counseling; marriage, couple, and family counseling; rehabilitation counseling; and counselor education and supervision. In addition to contributions of peer-reviewed publications in journals, books, and edited volumes and 78 refereed presentations at the national, regional, and state, he recently received the American Counseling Association Courland C. Lee Multicultural Excellence Scholarship Award and Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award.



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