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Professional Development Institutes (4 CE hours each PDI) Member and Non-Member Fee: $75 per PDI
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Professional Development Institutes (PDIs) - optional (for an additional fee); 4 Continuing Education Contact Hours (CE)
8:00 am - 12:00 pm PDI #1
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch On Your Own
1:30 am - 5:30 pm PDI #2
Friday, October 21, 2016
8:30 - 9:45 am Opening General Session
10:00 - 11:10 am Presentation Series I (three presentations per series)
11:25 am - 12:35 pm Presentation Series II (three presentations per series)
12:35 - 1:45 pm Welcome Lunch
1:45 - 2:55 pm Presentation III (three presentations per series)
3:10 - 4:00 pm Closing Session
NCDA 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 an electronic link to the evaluation. After completion of the evaluation, the system will direct you to your online membership record where continuing education transcript can be printed.
Optional Pre-Conference Professional Development Institutes (additional fee required to participate); 4 Continuing Education Hours
PDI #1: Disrupting the Status Quo: Tools to Expand Career Development Outcomes
Career development outcomes demand better career language, science, and tools. As consultant to the following six “disruptive” tools, Rich Feller will teach each tools’ conceptual framework, with the intention of bringing new language and learning to the field. Participants will get hands-on with each framework and take home new tools.
Rich Feller, Colorado State University
PDI #2 Using StrengthsFinder 2.0 to Increase Client's Well-being and Engagement
Strengths is a powerful tool to use when counseling and/or coaching clients in their career development process. Learn more about the StrengthsFinder 2.0 as a tool, practice a strengths-based coaching session, and walk away with resources and tools you can immediately use. All participants will need to complete StrengthsFinder 2.0 before attending this session.
Cori Shaff, University of Colorado Boulder
While the unemployment rate has been steadily going down since the end of the Great Recession, the nature of the labor market has changed markedly. The percentage of the unemployed who have been out of work for more than 6 months has remained high since the Recession—in short, there has been a pernicious rise in long-term unemployment that is resulting in a substantially lower rate of labor participation among youth and adults within the U.S. In addition, the nature of the new jobs that have been created has been transformed, with most of the new employment opportunities confined to short-term or contract work. The impact of these shifts will be reviewed and implications for individual career practice will be highlighted. The presentation will conclude with recommendations for systemic advocacy, including the active engagement of career professionals and NCDA.
Dr. David Blustein, Boston College
Dr. David Reile, NCDA President, R/S Foundation and Career Development Alliance
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David Reile, R/S Foundation and Career Development Alliance and Skip Niles, The College of William & Mary
#2 Ethics in Career Development: Exploring Shades of Gray
Career development practitioners face a variety of ethical challenges. During this session, presenters will discuss several case studies highlighting ethical dilemmas. Attendees will be invited to chime in, so join us for a lively discussion of issues that we're facing as we serve our clients.
Brian Montalvo, Florida Atlantic University; Cynthia Marco-Scanlon, John Carroll University
#3 Tech Tools & Tips for Career Practitioners
Warped speed ahead! Technology advances often have the feel of accelerating at an anxiety-inducing pace. In this session, we will review existing and emerging technologies and explore their potential for career service delivery. In addition, tips for staying current with technology trends will be shared.
Deb Osborn, Florida State University
#4 Putting the Psychology of Working to Work: Counseling Strategies for the Unemployed and Underemployed
As a means of providing more depth on issues highlighted during the keynote, this presentation will introduce career counseling practices that are derived from the psychology-of-working framework and theory. The fundamental tenets of the psychology-of-working framework will be introduced along with practice-based ideas derived from the relational theory of working. Specific, evidence-based ideas that have proven effective in treating the psychological and work-based challenges of the chronically unemployed and underemployed will be presented. The session will close with a role-play illustrating these new approaches along with an opportunity for participants to review their most challenging cases in a case consultation format.
David Blustein, Boston College
#5 Practical Resources for Career Development Practitioners
Career Development Practitioners – what can NCDA do for you today? Every day, 24/7 in fact, NCDA offers practical resources that can assist you in inspiring and empowering your clients/students. The only problem might be identifying these resources when you most need them. Here is your expert guide to NCDA resources, online and in print. NCDA is proud to share its new, award-winning website!
Paul Timmins, University of Minnesota
#6 Career Counseling Interventions
As clients attempt to navigate career or educational decision making in the current ever-changing world of work, career development professionals can always use and share ideas of what has been helpful in their work with clients. Rather than viewing career counseling as something that is “done to” clients, we will examine a few interventions that build a collaborative working alliance, enhancing a positive journey for our clients.
Cynthia Marco-Scanlon, John Carroll University
#7 Diversity, Social Justice, Social Action and Career Practitioners
If anyone has an obligation to social justice and social action, it would be the career practitioner who serves a diverse population. Often practitioners shy away from becoming involved in social action for a variety of reasons, however, one of the main reasons is that they just do not know what to do. In this workshop, participants will be given an entry-level toolbox for implementing social action with their career clients.
Kathy Evans, University of South Carolina
#8 StrengthsFinder 2.0/Assessments
14,800,000 people from across the world have completed StrengthsFinder 2.0. Research shows that when a manager is focused on strengths, employees are 6 times more likely to be engaged at work. Are you aware of your strengths? Are your clients aware of their strengths? Learn more around the research of strengths and best practices when using strengths with clients. It is not required to complete StrengthsFinder 2.0 before this session, although highly recommended.
Cori Shaff, University of Colorado Boulder
#9 K-12 Collaboration for Delivery of Effective Career Development
The NCDA School Career Counselors and Specialists Constituency has begun collaborating with ACTE’s Guidance and Career Development Division to study and share the many ways in which K-12 career guidance professionals can enhance their school, district, and state delivery models. This workshop will continue this collaboration by presenting a preview of some topics and resources within the new K-12 chapter of the Career Services Provider curriculum for training of K-12 career professionals. Our presenters will also share two state delivery models (South Carolina and Missouri) that focuses on a regional career development delivery that creates collaboration between schools and community partners. In addition, this workshop will explore how CTE career centers in Maine are enhancing the collaboration with high school to provide district students with increased college and career readiness and diverse postsecondary options.
Ray Davis, Trustee, NCDA School Career Counselors and Specialists Constituency Celeste J. Hall, Career Coach Specialist, Workforce Development Services, Virginia Community College System Dave Keaton, Vice-President of ACTE Region I and Director of Region Two School of Applied Technology, Houlton, Maine