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NCDA Career Practitioner Institute: "Practical Techniques and Strategies for Career Development Practitioners"

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Virtual Conference

"Practical Techniques and Strategies for Career Development Practitioners"

NCDA Career Practitioner Institute - VIRTUAL

November 10, 2020

11:00 am - 5:00 pm (Eastern)

"Integrating Health and Wellness into Career Interventions"

This NCDA CPI will be VIRTUAL. Watch for details coming soon!


11:00 am - 5:00 pm (Eastern)

11:00 am Welcome and Opening Live Session
12:15 pm Break
12:25 pm Live Session
1:05 pm Break
1:15 pm Live NCDA Strategic Plan Discussion
1:45 - 4:00 pm Pre-recorded Sessions - On Your Own
4:00 pm Constituency Group Networking Calls
5:00 pm Virtual Event Adjourns

Six Continuing Educations hours are available for this event.

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NCDA's Credentialing Commission has approved the CPI according to the Continuing Education Manual

NBCC ACEPNCDA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #1003. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NCDA is solely responsible for all aspects of this program.

After the event, NCDA will send participants an electronic link to the evaluation form.  After completion of the evaluation, the system will direct you to your online membership record where your continuing education transcript can be printed. 


(LIVE) DEI + Career Development 2.0: The Current State of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Career Development

Marked acts of racial violence and the implications of COVID-19 have rendered numerous career disparities visible. To keep moving forward on the implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the field of career development, the panel presenters will walk through challenges, opportunities, actions, and systematic plans related to the current state of career development practices and career services. Applications of DEI will cover the overarching lens of DEI in career services, specific launching points to enact DEI practices, and preparation for further challenges.

Mako Miller, Kauffman Scholars; David Julius Ford, Jr., Monmouth University; Cheryl Love, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Emily Kikue Frank, Career Catalyst; Christian D. Chan, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

(LIVE) Session: Assisting International Students and Career Development Professionals Working with International Students
First created as a task force during the NCDA conference in 2012,  the International Student Services Committee (ISSC) has opened up new horizons in research and resource development areas for career development professionals working with international students. This presentation will cover accomplishments of ISSC and obstacles that ISSC is facing.

Un Yeong Park, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Vanessa Lee, University of California, Riverside
Arame Mbodj, Stanford University

Pre-Recorded Sessions

Portfolios for Skill Development

Curricular and co-curricular experiences directly lead to career readiness. Students struggle to make the connection and frequently see coursework as separate from professional experience. Through building pathways into their long-running portfolio program, Columbia College Chicago is creating direct connections for students to use reflection as part of the skills identification process. Pathways provide a roadmap to a more inclusive process of career readiness.

Dirk Matthews, Columbia College Chicago\

Connect with Other Professionals from Around the World in this Uncertain Time

Come and learn about the Global Connections Committee’s (GCC) work and how it relates to NCDA. We will highlight some key accomplishments and how NCDA could benefit from the work of the GCC.

Scott Fisher, Global Connections Committee; Ahmed Mostafa, Global Connections Committee; Soonhoon Ahn, Global Connections Committee

Career Development Competencies for Working with Veterans: Development/Training Feedback Session

This session reviews the development and design of the Career Development Competencies for working with Veterans (CDCV) and corresponding training program. Participants learn elements of the proposed CDCV and training, and have an opportunity to provide input on the CDCV based on experience providing career services to military/veteran populations.

Heather Robertson, John's University

NCDA's Publications Panel Presents and Invites Ideas for Supporting Practitioners During Pandemic

Join NCDA’s Career Convergence, Career Developments, and Career Development Quarterly editors as they share current resources, opportunities and future plans for supporting NCDA members during the COVID-19 pandemic. A time for questions and answers will be included.

Deb Osborn, Florida State University; Melissa Messer, Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc; Melanie Reinersman, NCDA; Mei Tang, University of Cincinnati

NCDA 2020 Award Winners Share their Health & Wellness Integration Strategies

From Career Centers to Individual Career Service Providers, discover how our NCDA 2020 Award Winners have been integrating health and wellness into their career interventions as they continue to navigate COVID-19's ongoing global pandemic effects.

Natalie Kauffman, KauffmanNcareers, LLC; Aimee Carter, South Carolina Technical College System; Amy Willard, Wake Forest University, Scott Fisher, Laurentian University

Preparing Future Career Counselors: A Holistic Perspective

In this presentation, we will introduce the Counselor Educator Academy (CEA), which provides professional development for educators teaching graduate-level career counseling courses. In addition, we will discuss best practices in teaching career counseling, particularly related to the intersection of career and culture, current popular career theories, and wellness.

Melinda Gibbons, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; David Ford, Monmouth University

Leadership Academy: Now Accepting Applications!

Are you interested in taking the next step in your growth and involvement within NCDA? If so, Leadership Academy could be just what you are looking for.  Come learn about this two-year experience culminating with work on a focused research project with the support of a mentor.

Mason Murphy, Texas State University

Career Research: Challenges and Strategies in the Time of COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally altered the world of work, and there is a need to better understand the impacts on a range of career variables and outcomes. This session will provide facilitated discussion of challenges and strategies for conducting career research during the pandemic, including implications for career counselor education.

Lia Falco, University of Arizona; Carol Smith, Viterbo University; Brian Calhoun, Wake Forest University; Debra Osborn, Florida State University

Assessing the Tech Readiness of Clients

As we've rapidly moved to a virtual world, many individuals are left behind. Lack of technology or lack of tech skills marginalize the populations we are serving. In this workshop, we will review the NCDA technology assessment tool, explore our own technological biases, and identify ways to help those that lack resources to develop a successful career in this virtual world.

Dirk Matthews, Columbia College Chicago


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