NCDA Awards - New Award and New Deadline!
Recognize your NCDA colleague for their work in the field of career development.
All awards will be presented at the annual NCDA Global Career Development conference.
To recognize practicing career counselors, consultants, or teachers for outstanding performance in day-to-date service for people, each of the following areas will be rated:
The NCDA Award Form must be completed and returned as indicated. Any NCDA member may submit a nomination for the Career Practitioner Award. Current NCDA board members are ineligible during their term in office. The NCDA Awards Committee will use the stated criteria to select recipients of the award.
The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual who has made a significant impact on policy or legislation related to the career development profession or to its recipients at the local, state, or national level. Criteria for selection include:
The NCDA Award Form must be completed and returned as indicated. Any NCDA member may submit a nomination for the Legislative Award. Current NCDA board members are ineligible during their term in office. The NCDA Awards Committee will use the stated criteria to select recipients of the award.
To recognize significant contributions to the field of career development, each of the following areas will be rated:
The NCDA Award Form must be completed and returned as indicated. Any NCDA member may submit a nomination for the Merit Award. Current NCDA board members are ineligible during their term in office. The NCDA Awards Committee will use the stated criteria to select recipients of the award.
Colleagues and friends of Dr. Kenneth B. Hoyt have established a memorial fund to provide annual recognition for a Career Education Practitioner whose work supports the Career Education concepts and practices Dr. Hoyt championed throughout his lifetime. Dr. Hoyt led the effort to make Career Education an integral part of the educational program for students all ages. Dr. Hoyt was one of the great and influential leaders of the guidance and counseling profession.
The National Career Development Association (NCDA), together with the American Association for Career Education (AACE) have collaborated to established this award, to honor the life and work of Dr. Hoyt, to recognize Career Education Practitioners who are enabling and providing effective Career Education, and to support the continued planning and development of exemplary Career Education for All Throughout the Life Span.
The award will be presented annually. The award will consist of a plaque with the award information and a monetary award of $300 to be used to further the career education activities or professional development of the recipient.
An applicant for the NCDA/AACE Dr. Kenneth B. Hoyt Career Education Practitioner Award shall be an NCDA Member or an AACE Member. An applicant may be self-nominated or be nominated by a colleague. An applicant shall document the degree to which the applicant’s work has enabled and provided effective Career Education. An applicant’s work shall be involved with Career Education programs, instruction, services, or supervision, and may serve students of any age.
The ideal recipient of the NCDA/AACE Career Education Practitioner Award :
Applications should not exceed three singled-spaced pages of material that describe the significance of the Career Education concept, activities, or supervision provided by the applicant. This description shall address the three criteria listed above. In addition to the content pages, the application shall have a cover page with the applicants name, address, telephone number, email address, current position, employer, affiliation, education, training, and experience, as well as any other information the applicant wishes to convey.
Applications shall be received before or on January 31 annually. Send email with subject heading “Ken Hoyt Award Application” to firstname.lastname@example.org and attach the application, or mail one copy Roger Lambert, Chair, Ken Hoyt Award committee, NCDA, 305 N. Beech Circle, Broken Arrow, OK 74012. Also mail one copy to AACE, 2900 Amby Place, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-2216.
Diversity Initiative Award
Criteria for Selection: Individuals selected for this award will have documented evidence of one or more of the following areas of involvement:
Nomination Process: Any current member of NCDA may nominate an individual for the NCDA Diversity Initiative Award. Nomination letters will include: a. A description of the activities of the nominee related to their qualifications for this award. b. A biographical overview of the nominee. c. Contact information on the nominee. d. One nomination letter e. At least one letter of support. The NCDA Award Form must be completed and returned as indicated.
The Committee on Diversity Initiatives and Cultural Inclusion will make the final selection for this award.
People who have eminent careers are those that have influenced either the practice of, or the thinking (theorizing) about career development through leadership activities or scholarship. Their careers are characterized by frequent, periodic, and sustained activities over a substantial period of time. Each recipient must hold at least two years of membership in NCDA. The Eminent Career Award Selection Committee shall consist of the last five recipients of the award. Current NCDA Board of Directors members are not eligible.
A series of $500 and $250 awards have been established to honor graduate students who undertake exemplary research addressing topics related to career information, career development, and career planning. These awards are for work on a doctoral dissertation or master's thesis approved by the student's institution, which may or may not be completed at the time of application. The student's dissertation/thesis advisor must endorse the award application in writing. Relevance, significance, and research design will be given primary attention in determining the award recipients. Applicants must be NCDA members.
Click here for the Graduate Student Research Grant Awards application or contact:
Kevin B. Stoltz, Ph.D.
The International Practitioner of the Year Award is an annual recognition of one member who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of NCDA’s mission in their respective country. Contributions may impact career counseling/coaching practice, research, counseling student development, related governmental organizations, or other relevant arenas. The award is selected by NCDA’s International Committee and presented at the annual conference. The NCDA Award Form must be completed and returned. Please contact Jane Goodman for detailed information.
The R/S Foundation Award for Excellence in Career Development
This award is designed to recognize an author's contribution of an article published in the NCDA web magazine, Career Convergence. This award is selected by the editors. View now a list of all Career Convergence Recognition Award winners.
The NCDA Career Development Facilitator Advisory Council is now seeking nominees for the NCDA Outstanding Career Development Facilitator Award 2013. The Nominee will have made significant contributions that have resulted in identifiable outcomes such as: Delivers outstanding service to customers; Exemplifies excellence in Career Development Facilitator competencies; Provides innovative programs; Contributes to a respectful, diverse, and collaborative work environment; Serves as an example of excellence to co-workers and peers. The NCDA Award Form must be completed and returned as indicated.
The NCDA Career Development Facilitator Champion Award recognizes an individual who may or may not be a career practitioner and who has promoted the Career Development Facilitator program. The key criteria are:
The NCDA Award Form must be completed and returned as indicated.
Each year, NCDA selects up to five distinguished Fellows. The term “Fellow” is a person of professional distinction within an academic institution or society. A Fellow is conferred to recognize outstanding and substantial contributions in science, teaching and training, practice, service, policy development, and political action. NCDA Fellows should have prior experience within the association including leadership involvement, attendance at NCDA events, and/or other related involvement that is unique to the applicant. It is considered an honor to be awarded this distinction.
Click here for the Fellow Information and Application. Deadline to apply is October 31st of each year.
Click here to see a list of NCDA Fellows.
This award is intended to recognize college/university career services offices and/or career centers that have made an active commitment to partnering with and supporting the career development of international students. Recipients of the “Service to International Students Award” must meet the following criteria:
The NCDA Service to International Students Award Form must be completed and returned. Any NCDA member may submit a nomination for the Service to International Students Award. NCDA Awards Committee will use the stated criteria to select recipients of the award.
This award promotes the continued development and implementation of thoughtful and innovative initiatives that support career development for outstanding service within the education, government, and/or community setting.
The NCDA Exemplary Career Center Award Form must be completed and returned. Any NCDA member may submit a nomination. NCDA Awards Committee will use the stated criteria to select recipients of the award.
All awards will be presented at the annual NCDA Global Career Development conference. Detailed descriptions of award winners are included in the Fall issue of Career Developments magazine for members. Click below to view articles or slideshows about the previous award winners: