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Key Note Presentations

The conference will invite influential scholars and leaders to present key note addresses and participate in the proceedings.

In keeping with the themes of the conference, key note presentations will be made by internationally renowned speakers from the fields of psychology, career counselling, economics and development studies.


Specific emphasis will be laid on :

  • contemporary understandings of the human potential
  • livelihoods, traditional occupations and globalisation
  • human agency and self-efficacy
  • culture and economic progress
  • interpreting careers services into multicultural contexts


We are presently in discussions with possible speakers. Do watch this page for updates as we receive confirmations.


Key Note Speakers

Professor Frederick Leong, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology and Director, Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research (CMPR), Department of Psychology at Michigan State University will present a Key Note address on the "Give in order to Get" theme. His presentation will be around the theme new models for career counselling.

Professor Leong has made significant contributions to the psychology of ethnic minorities, multicultural psychology and career counselling. He is the President of Division 12 Section VI (2009):Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities of the American Psychological Society, Founder and Past President, Division of Counselling Psychology of International Association of Applied Psychology (2006-2010) and Director, APA Advanced Training Institute on Research Methods with Diverse Racial and Ethnic Groups (2008, 2009). He is widely published and is the Founding and Incoming Editor of Asian American Journal of Psychology (2009-2014), editor of the Book Series on Cultural, Racial and Ethnic Psychology, APA Division 45: Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues and Editor-in-Chief, APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology (2008-2011). He was the recipient of the 2007 APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology.

His presentation at the Jiva Conference will be around the theme new models for career counselling. Some of the topics he will touch upon are:

  • Culture-sensitive career counselling; redefining career counselling to fit cultural frameworks
  • Career counselling in multicultural contexts
  • Internationalisation of career counselling


Watch this space for further details about Prof. Leong's presentation.