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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, June 22, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar

    L&D Philadelphia

    Exploring How To Be A Modern L&D Professional

    June 22, 2021

    7-8:30 pm


    What does it mean to be a learning and development professional? If job postings are any indicator, it can mean SO many things! In this session, you will explore job postings and comparing them to the new ATD Capability Model. Do you need a formal degree to work in L&D? What parts of the ATD Capability Model are employers interested in? What technical programs are the most popular to know? This session will answer these questions through recent research.


    • Operationalize what L&D professionals do
    • Discuss the ATD Capability Model and what it means for you
    • Explore what it takes to be a modern L&D professional


    Cara North is an award-winning Learning Experience Designer. She currently serves as a Training Manager for Silfex Corporation, the world's largest provider of silicon components and assemblies, where she oversees development of the company's operations training. While at The Ohio State University  she created online courses and facilitated workshops for the College of Education and Human Ecology. She served as President of Central Ohio ATD and completed a Ph.D. in Learning Technologies at The Ohio State University. Cara was previously an instructional designer at Amazon where she created learning materials for Amazon Kindle. A self-proclaimed professional development and social media junkie, you can often find her on Twitter (@caranorth11) or hosting her show about Learning Technologies on The Training Learning and Development Cast (https://www.tldc.us).

    Professional Certifications & Continuing Education Credits:

    This program is valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org. 

    This program is eligible for 1 Credit Hour for either a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) or Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holder.


    PACDA members: 50% discount on registration with code in Member Resources

    • Tuesday, June 29, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Thursday, July 01, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Conference

    A Note from the NCDA President:

    We live in extraordinary times. The global pandemic and long-overdue reckoning around discrimination and racism have created significant shifts in career and work. This age of uncertainty presents both challenges and opportunities to career educators, practitioners, and researchers.

    The theme for this year’s conference is “A Kaleidoscope of Career Interventions in an Age of Uncertainty”. It has been said that a kaleidoscope can be representative of life. When you look into the kaleidoscope you see a wondrous vision. Shaking it up destroying what is there presents a new image that though different, can be equally awe-inspiring. Through creativity and expertise, career professionals could be viewed as a kaleidoscope who assist people by putting together their disrupted forms and shapes in a fulfilling and meaningful way. A kaleidoscope is both an artistic and scientific instrument which parallels effective career support and research which is both creative and systematic.

    We are a personally and professionally diverse group of professionals. Putting together our own forms and shapes creates a wide array of career interventions and research designed to address a continually evolving landscape of career development. Whether you are an advisor, coach, counselor, educator or researcher, you have an important voice in shaping our understanding of career development.

    I greatly appreciate your interest in the 2021 NCDA Global Career Development Conference and hope you will consider participating in the upcoming conference. I look forward to learning of the great work occurring in the world of career development and wish you safety and well-being. Take care and hope to see you at our conference!


    Seth Hayden 2017

    Dr. Seth C.W. Hayden
    NCDA President, 2020-2021

    After careful consideration, the NCDA Board of Directors has voted to host the 2021 NCDA Global Conference as a Virtual Event. 

    The pandemic continues to impact the ability to host a live event in June and the Board felt it best to proceed with a virtual option to make it accessible to all members across the globe.  The results of the recent Conference Survey indicate barriers to participating in a live event, including travel bans, budget cuts, and general uneasiness with traveling and networking in the midst of the virus.

    The new dates are June 29 - July 1, 2021 and the agenda for the event will be posted online. A new conference platform will be used and two new registration options (for a regular and enhanced CE package) will be available this year.

    Thank you for your continued interest and support for NCDA

    Event Link: https://www.ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/conference_home


Past events

Thursday, June 10, 2021 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - Create Compelling Presentations for Virtual Training
Thursday, June 10, 2021 Meet the Author at the Pyramid Club: Meet The Author - Secily Wilson "She Said the "P" Word"
Thursday, June 10, 2021 ATD - Philadelphia: Infographics: Using Engaging Visuals to Communicate Quickly and Clearly
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 PACDA: What Does Labor Market Data Tell Us About the Future of Employment in PA?
Thursday, May 20, 2021 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - Why Most E-Learning Fails: How to Design E-Learning That Gets Results
Thursday, May 20, 2021 ATD - Philadelphia: Webinar - Scenario Based Learning
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Asia Pacific Career Development Association: Walking on Uncharted Career Paths
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 New Jersey Career Development Association: A Conversation Amongst Peers (#3) Discovering The Future: Programming & Intervention
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 MACCA Virtual Event: Virtual Networking for Career Development Professionals
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - Excuse Me: My Change Style Is Showing
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 PACDA: Career Coaching Strategies to Support Neurodivergent Clients
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 New Jersey Career Development Association: A Conversation Amongst Peers (#2) Acknowledging the Present: Resources & Tools
Thursday, April 22, 2021 Maryland Career Development Association: Conversations Matter: A Virtual Community Experinece
Thursday, April 15, 2021 New Jersey Career Development Association: The Power of Saying "No"
Thursday, April 08, 2021 Meet the Author at the Pyramid Club: A Collective Breath: Stories of Being Black in America and Visions of Change
Thursday, April 08, 2021 Virtual Mentoring in a Time of Crisis: Lessons from the Pandemic
Thursday, April 01, 2021 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - Offering the Career Development Your Organization Needs and Employees Want: An Updated Framework
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 NJCDA: A Conversation Amongst Peers: Ideas to Interventions: A Year of Challenges
Thursday, March 25, 2021 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - Transforming What SMEs Know to What Learners Need
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Career Counselors’ Consortium Northeast (CCC): March Networking Night
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 PACDA: One Year Later - The Job Market and Economic Changes During COVID-19
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Career Thought Leaders: Symposium - With Hope We Rise: Harness Optimism. Power Evolution
Thursday, March 11, 2021 Meet the Author at the Pyramid Club: The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere
Thursday, March 11, 2021 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - The Art of Facilitating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Dialogues
Thursday, March 11, 2021 ATD - Philadelphia: “The Evolving Role of the Learning Leader”
Tuesday, March 09, 2021 New Jersey Career Development Association: The Faces of Career Development
Thursday, March 04, 2021 PACDA: DEI Career Coaching Strategies for Underserved and Marginalized Populations
Thursday, February 25, 2021 NCDA Career Practitioner Institute: Creative Career Interventions Across Workplace Settings
Friday, February 12, 2021 New Jersey Career Development Association: Helping Our Clients/Students Navigate Career Transitions
Thursday, February 11, 2021 ATD - Philadelphia: L&OD SIG Event "Lessons on Employee Experience from the Hospitality Industry”
Thursday, February 04, 2021 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - Five Commandments of Building Transformative, Results-Oriented Coaching Programs
Wednesday, February 03, 2021 PACDA: ATS - Strategies and Insights
Thursday, January 21, 2021 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - Solve Measurement Mysteries Like an L&D Detective
Thursday, January 14, 2021 ATD - Philadelphia: “Virtual Mentoring in a Time of Crisis: Lessons from the Pandemic”
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 NJCDA - Advanced Career Facilitation 2021 Certification
Thursday, January 07, 2021 L&D Philadelphia: Networking BINGO
Wednesday, December 30, 2020 ATD - Philadelphia: Regional Webinar Series: “Why Learning Operations Matters & How You Can Put It Into Action Today”
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 L&D Philadelphia: Monthly Zoom for Job Hunters - Resumes
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Maryland Career Development Association: Paying It Forward: Leveraging LinkedIn For Others When You’re Gainfully Employed
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 PACDA: Welcome in the New Year with your PACDA colleagues
Saturday, December 12, 2020 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - Producing Effective Virtual Training
Friday, December 04, 2020 Maryland Career Development Association: Guiding Your Client Through the Federal Job Search
Monday, November 30, 2020 PACDA: Virtual Networking for ... K – 12 Career Practitioners
Thursday, November 19, 2020 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - StoryTraining: Telling Stories that Connect
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 PACDA: Virtual Networking for ... Workforce Development Career Practitioners
Monday, November 16, 2020 PACDA: Virtual Networking for ... Higher Ed Career Practitioners
Thursday, November 12, 2020 PACDA: Virtual Networking for ... Career Practitioners in Private Practice or Outplacement Firms
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 NCDA Career Practitioner Institute: "Practical Techniques and Strategies for Career Development Practitioners"
Monday, November 09, 2020 MACCA 50th Annual Conference: "Embracing our Past. Celebrating the Future."
Friday, November 06, 2020 ATD - Philadelphia: Consulting Forum SIG: "Consulting In Today's Environment"
Thursday, November 05, 2020 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - Preparing Your Company for an Immersive Learning Program
Thursday, October 22, 2020 L&D Philadelphia: Community Webinar - Training 101 - A Down & Dirty Guide for Aspiring Trainers
Thursday, October 22, 2020 L&D Philadelphia: Webinar - "Affinitize! Organize Ideas, Data, and More…"
Thursday, October 08, 2020 Meet the Author "Home Edition" - Addiction & Recovery Panel
Thursday, October 08, 2020 L&D Philadelphia: Boosting Critical Thinking and Mental Agility Through Situational Mindsets
Thursday, October 08, 2020 L&D Philadelphia: "Affinitize! Organize Ideas, Data, and More…"
Tuesday, October 06, 2020 ATD - Philadelphia: Delaware GIG: "Thrive During Unprecedented Change: Techniques That Build Resilience in Self and Others"
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 ATD - Philadelphia: “Instilling Self-Accountability in Yourself and Others”
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 L&D Philadelphia: Building Credibility and Trust in a the Virtual Classroom
Friday, September 25, 2020 PACDA: The Comedy Cure
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 ATD - Philadelphia: “CEOs’ Perspective and Expectations of Talent Development” with CubeSmart, Bancroft and Nutrisystem
Thursday, September 17, 2020 L&D Philadelphia: None of the Above - How Good Intentions Create Bad Assessments
Thursday, September 10, 2020 Meet the Author "Home Edition" - Michael Sherlock
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 ATD Regional Webinar Series: "Unleash The Power on Your Team!"
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 PACDA: The Career Pivot -Navigating the Uncertainty of COVID-19
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Professional Series - Articulate Storyline Advanced Bootcamp - Mastering Variables
Thursday, August 06, 2020 L&D Philly Webinar:How to Listen and How to Be Heard: Inclusive Conversations at Work
Thursday, August 06, 2020 ATD Philadelphia Chapter Webinar: Organization Agility: The New Competitive Advantage
Monday, August 03, 2020 Professional Series - The Fundamentals of Virtual Training - Bootcamp
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 DVAPT webinar: A Discussion of Type and COVID-19
Thursday, July 23, 2020 ATD Philadelphia Chapter Webinar: The Digital Mindset of Leadership
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 NCDA: KCDA Thriving Through Change
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Professional Series - Articulate Storyline Bootcamp - Basics and Beyond
Friday, July 10, 2020 ATD Philadelphia Chapter Webinar: Unconscious Bias: Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential
Thursday, July 09, 2020 The Shift From Instructional Design to Learning Experience Design
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 ATD Philadelphia Chapter Webinar: L&D’S ROLE IN CREATING A BETTER RETURN-TO-WORK ENVIRONMENT
Friday, June 26, 2020 PACDA: Endangered Industries: What Career Professionals Need to Know About the Future of the Workforce
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 ATD Philadelphia Chapter Webinar: A Look Ahead: The Now and the Next of Learning and Technology
Thursday, June 04, 2020 L&D Philly June Webinar - Storytelling With Data
Friday, May 15, 2020 PACDA: Ten Steps to a Federal Job featuring Kathryn Troutman
Monday, April 20, 2020 PACDA: Meet the President
Thursday, April 09, 2020 Meet the Author at the Pyramid Club: Allen Hornblum
Friday, March 13, 2020 PACDA First Annual Symposium: How the World of Work is Changing
Thursday, March 12, 2020 Meet the Author at the Pyramid Club: Career Panel with Adrian Turner, Curtis Jenkins & Ford Myers
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Meet the Author at the Pyramid Club: Mindie Barnett - Intermission
Saturday, February 08, 2020 L&D Philly: Workshop - What is Scenario-based Training? Or, How I Learned to Love Improv...
Saturday, January 25, 2020 L&D Philly: Workshop - Today's Trends in Digital Learning Experiences & Getting Started with Prototyping
Friday, January 24, 2020 PACDA Philly Presents: The Changing Landscape of Healthcare and the Employment Opportunities That This Provides
Thursday, January 09, 2020 Meet the Author at the Pyramid Club: Stan Silverman - Be Different!
Thursday, December 12, 2019 Meet the Author at the Pyramid Club: "Fix Your Business" with Melinda Emerson
Thursday, December 12, 2019 L&D Philly: December 2019 Workshop - Table Topics
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 The 1st KLF-Penn State Career Development Symposium
Thursday, December 05, 2019 MACCA: 2019 Conference: Preparing Workers for the Future
Thursday, November 14, 2019 Meet the Author at the Pyramid Club: "The Position Player" with Tom McManimon
Saturday, November 09, 2019 L&D Philly: November 2019 Workshop - Team Building Tips for Optimal Performance
Friday, November 08, 2019 PACDA: Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on the Way People Learn and Build Careers
Saturday, October 12, 2019 L&D Philly: October 2019 Workshop - Getting a Squirrel to Focus
Thursday, October 10, 2019 Meet the Author at the Pyramid Club: "Wicked Philadelphia" with Tom Keels
Thursday, October 03, 2019 DVAPT features PACDA's Tanya Sheldon: The Highly Sensitive Person & the Myers Briggs
Thursday, August 08, 2019 Meet the Author: Career Panel at Pyramid Club
Thursday, July 25, 2019 L&D Philly: 2019 CLO Panel - Learning & Development in an Age of Disruption
Thursday, July 11, 2019 Meet the Author at Pyramid Club - Featuring Victor Brown
Thursday, June 27, 2019 National Career Development Association Global Conference
Thursday, June 20, 2019 DVAPT presents Jane Finkle: Introverts, The Whispering Warriors: Understanding & Helping Introverts Succeed in the Age of Acceleration
Thursday, June 13, 2019 Meet the Author at the Pyramid Club
Monday, June 10, 2019 MACCA Summit 2019 - Mental Health: Considerations for Career Development Professionals
Friday, May 10, 2019 ACP: Leadership Presence: Portraying Confidence & Courage...Even When You're Neither
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 ACP Spring Mingle
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 L&D Philly: Driving Business Results With Every Interaction - Insights On Customer Service Training
Friday, March 15, 2019 ACP: Introverts, The Whispering Warriors: Understanding & Helping Introverts Succeed in the Age of Acceleration
Friday, January 25, 2019 ACP: ACP Talks Tech
Friday, November 09, 2018 Coaching Creative People

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