• Jérôme RossierEmail author

AIOSP—Association Internationale d’Orientation Scolaire et Professionnelle

IAEVG—International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance

IVBBB—Internationale Vereinigung für Bildungs- und Berufsberatung

AIOEP—Asociación Internacional para la Orientación Educative Y Profesional

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What is IAEVG ?

The International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG) is the worldwide counsellors’ association and represents individuals as well as national and regional associations concerned with educational and vocational guidance on all continents.

The mission of IAEVG

The aims of educational and vocational guidance are to assist students and adults in making their personal decisions about learning and work. This is achieved by helping people to:
  • understand and appreciate their skills and abilities

  • relate effectively with others

  • explore career alternatives

  • develop appropriate plans for educational and career management

  • promote better vocational qualifications at all levels

  • contribute to equal access for girls and women in education and work

  • integrate successfully in society and the labour market

The objectives of the Association are:

  • to promote and improve communication between people and organizations active in educational and vocational guidance

  • to encourage the continuing professional development of ideas, practice and research in the field of guidance and counselling

  • to collect and disseminate information on the latest educational and vocational guidance practice, study and research

Benefits of Membership of IAEVG

As a member of IAEVG, you:
  • belong to the only international association for careers and educational guidance practitioners and institutions

  • will be sent three informative newsletters annually, published in English, French, Spanish and German

  • access three editions of the refereed International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance

  • have the opportunity to submit articles for publication in the professional journal and worldwide distribution

  • can participate in international careers and guidance conferences around the world, learning about best practices, exchanging innovative ideas and building a rich international network

  • can exercise your right to vote at the 4-yearly General Assembly of IAEVG

  • become involved in special projects and/or interest groups

  • can stand for election for a leadership position in the Association

How to become a member?

To become a member of IAEVG, or renew your membership, simply contact the IAEVG Administration Centre (E-mail:; Tel: +613 729 6164) or visit Print the Membership Application Form and Instructions for Payment.

Complete the Form and submit it by fax or mail to the IAEVG Administration Centre

There are many payment options available:
  • You may pay in any of four currencies (US dollars, Euro, Great Britain Pounds or Canadian Dollars) or you may pay by VISA, Mastercard, Bank Transfer, International Postal Money Order or Cheque

  • For individuals the rates for 2015 are: $91 US Dollars or €70 Euro or £57 Great Britain Pounds or $99 Canadian Dollars

  • Rates for Associations/Institutions vary according to the number of members. A table outlining the full schedule of fees is included in the Membership Application Form and Instructions for Payment (see website).


IAEVG Secretary General’s Office

Ms Suzanne Bultheel, Secretary General, IAEVG

Inspection Académique

De l’Hérault

Monpellier, France


Membership Administration

IAEVG Administration Centre

c/o Canadian Career Development Foundation

119 Ross Avenue, Suite 202

Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0N6, Canada

E-mail :

IAEVG Website:

Officers and Board of Directors


Lester Oaks, New Zealand






Raimo Vuorinen, Finland


Karen Schober, Germany


Beatriz Malik, Spain

Secretary General

Suzanne Bultheel, France

Secretaire général





Michel Turcotte, Canada





Board of Directors

Nancy Arthur, Canada

Comité Exécutif

Rachel Mulvey, UK


Gideon Arulmani, India


Jane Goodman, USA


Julio Gonzáles, Venezuela


Leonardo Evangelista, Italy


William Borgen, Canada


IAEVG, Tsukuba, Japan September 18 – 21, 2015 “Restructuring Careers Over Unexpected Powerful Forces”

In today’s world, we encounter eminent danger to our careers by the unexpected powerful forces of nature, such as earthquakes. As Japan continues to recover from the damage of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, conference organizers are ever-mindful of the impact this natural disaster has had on the economy and people’s individual careers. Therefore, this conference will address the restructuring of careers, the empowering of the discouraged, and the sharing of gratitude in recovery efforts related to this event and others like it around the world.

The IAEVG, the Asia Regional Association for Career Development (ARACD) and the Japanese Society for the Study of Career Education (JSSCE) are organising a joint international conference at the Convention Centre in Tsukuba, the largest comprehensive science technology site in the country, approximately 50km from Tokyo.

Participants will be able to observe cutting-edge research activities, experience some Japanese cultural events, and attend social programmes.

Scientific Committee: Jin, Mi Sug (Korea); Mohamad Surya (Indonesia); Lui Hah Wah Elena (Singapore); Bernhard Jenschke (Germany); Jean Guichard, Francis Danvers, Even Loarer (France); Raimo Vuorinen (Finland); Reid Hazel (UK), Darryl Takizo Yagi, Scott, V. Solberg, Jane Goodman (USA); Nancy Arthur (Canada); Mary McMahon (Australia); Julio Gonzalez (Venezuela); Junpei Matsumoto, Reiko Kosugi, and Teruyuki Fujita (Japan)

Six Keynotes: Nancy Arthur (University of Calgary), Bernhard Jenschke (Nationales Forum Beratung), Bryan Dik (Colorado State University), Takeshi Senzaki (IAEVG Ex-Board of Director), Reiko Kosugi (The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training), and Teruyuki Fujita (University of Tsukuba).

Nine Thematic Fields:

  1. 1.

    Delivery system for lifelong career guidance to all citizens

  2. 2.

    Career counseling approaches to empower the discouraged and disenfranchised

  3. 3.

    Public policy for diversity

  4. 4.

    Education: Pathways that lead individuals to construct career and life

  5. 5.

    Call to action: Addressing the needs of NEET, social isolates, and youth unemployed yout

  6. 6.

    Community action: collaboration among stakeholders in building partnership

  7. 7.

    Assessment, measurement, and evaluation: what we know works

  8. 8.

    Professional development: preparation and training for the career teachers and practitioners

  9. 9.

    Restructuring careers under promising practices

Three Formats of the session:
  1. 1.

    Paper sessions: Presentation of 30 minutes including discussion, grouped under the same domain of communication and theme

  2. 2.

    Poster sessions: Presentation and discussion with the audience

  3. 3.

    Symposium: Sessions of 90 or 180 minutes that examine a topic


Abstract submissions: Submissions are now closed.




Call for Papers—Special Issue

Inducing and Measuring Change in Vocational Guidance and Career Counseling Interventions

Vocational psychology is used to describe peoples’ career pathways in terms of vocational development, maturation, and career transitions, such as the transition from school to work, reentering the labor market, or retiring. The contemporary world offers less predictable careers and, for example, part-time or temporary work is more frequent. To manage career transitions, it is expected that people be more flexible, employable, and able to adapt to new realities and constraints. Thus, people have to use different coping or adaptive resources to manage their careers and to adjust to an ever-changing work environment. Vocational guidance and career counseling interventions are designed to help people to make career choices, to manage career transitions, but also to increase their resources to do so. For this reason, vocational guidance and career counseling is about inducing change.

The change vocational guidance and career counseling may induce by helping someone to make a vocational choice can obviously have an impact on this person’s future career trajectory. However, vocational guidance and career counseling also has an impact on the way people understand their past trajectories and how they represent their self-knowledge. Thus, career interventions may influence a wide range of different factors, some of which are well-documented and others of which need additional research. Moreover, although vocational guidance and career counseling is about inducing change, the concept of change has not been extensively considered in the vocational guidance and career counseling literature. By contrast, many change studies have been conducted in the field of psychotherapy or of work and organizational psychology. For all of these reasons, the main themes of this special issue will be:
  1. (a)

    Measuring and inducing change in vocational guidance and career counseling interventions;

  2. (b)

    Describing pattern of change in vocational guidance and career counseling interventions; and

  3. (c)

    Identifying the agent of change in vocational guidance and career counseling interventions.


This issue will be jointly guest-edited by Professor Susan Whiston, Indiana University, United States (email: and Professor Jérôme Rossier, University of Lausanne, Switzerland (email: This special issue is limited to 6 to 8 articles of 4,000-8,000 words (maximum 30 pages) each.

Authors interested in contributing to this special issue should first submit an abstract. If the guest editors consider the topic of the abstract relevant, the author will be invited to submit a manuscript. All submitted manuscripts will undergo the regular peer-review process. The use of the APA’s Publication Manual (6th ed.) style and norms are required when submitting articles to the Journal.

Schedule for the special issue: 16(3)

  • September 1, 2015: Submission of an abstract of about 400 words directly to the guest editors

  • September 15, 2015: Feedback concerning the abstracts

  • December 31, 2015: Submission of the manuscript through the online portal (see below)

  • March 15, 2016: First decision

  • May 15, 201: Submission of manuscript revisions

  • June 30, 2016: Final decision

  • Publication: Issue 16(3), October 2016

The abstract should be directly sent to the guest editors via e-mail at: and

However, once approved, manuscripts must be submitted online at the following URL:

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LausanneSwitzerland

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