Career Practitioner Institute

 NCDA Career Practitioner Institute

Mark Your Calendars for our next Career Practitioner Institute, Fall 2016!
October 20-21, 2016
Marriott Mystic Hotel & Spa
Mystic, Connecticut

Thank you for joining us in New Orleans! Check back soon for details on our next Career Practitioner Institute!

"Practical Techniques and Strategies for
Career Development Practitioners"

October 21, 2016
Mystic, Connecticut


Institute Registration:

Online Institute Registration Open!

CPI Location:

Marriott Mystic Hotel and Spa
625 North Road (Route 117)
Groton, CT 06340, US

 Room Rate: $159 plus tax



Thursday, October 20, 2016

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 (3 presentations per series)

11:25 am - 12:35 pm  Presentation Series II (3 presentations per series)

12:35 - 1:45 pm  Welcome Lunch

1:45 - 2:55 pm  Presentation III (3 presentations per series)

3:10 - 4:00 pm  Closing Session


Continuing Education
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. 

Professional Development Institutes 

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 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.
1. Who You Are Matters! Game
Interactive, thought-provoking, and self-affirming career clarification, possibility generation, and intentional narrative exploration experience, onelifetools.com.

2. YouScience Assessment
Revolutionary, performance-based online aptitude assessment building on 40+ years of research with new career science about finding career FIT, youscience.com.

3. Online LifeMap 
Interactive and game-like tool to help navigate a lifetime of transitions with purpose, lifereimagined.aarp.org.

4. The Knowdell Motivated Card Sort System
Hands-on interactive self-assessment system to explore motivated skills, occupational interests, and leisure/retirement activities, careernetwork.org.  

5. The Career Decision-Making System (Print & Online Versions)
Multi-dimensional approach to career assessment looking at Occupational Interests, Values, and Abilities, and connecting users to education, job and career pathways, cdminternet.com. 

6. TypeCoach 
Fast, interactive, applicable assessment with online video coaching modules for the 16 personality types, providing top 5 secrets of success for each type in  “like me” language, type-coach.com.
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

Keynote Speakers - Friday, October 21, 2016

Opening Session: David Blustein, Boston College
Chronic Unemployment

Closing Session: David Reile, NCDA President, R/S Foundation and Career Development Alliance


Presentation Series - Friday, October 21, 2016

 Presentation Series I, 10:00 - 11:10 am

 #1 NCDA Credentialing: David Reile, R/S Foundation and Career Development Alliance and Skip Niles, The College of William & Mary 

#2 Multicultural Issues: Kathy Evans, University of South Carolina 

#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

Presentation Series II, 11:25 am - 12:35 pm

#4 Chronic Unemployment Follow-Up: 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.
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 

Presentation Series III, 1:45 - 2:55 pm

#7 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

#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: Ray Davis, Ray Davis Consulting