NCDA News

Easy Promotion for Career Development Professionals – Celebrate National Career Development Month

By Lakeisha Mathews

An easy way to promote your organization or services is to celebrate National Career Development Month (NCD Month). Its a chance to inform our constituents and the community about the value of career development.

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All Conference Issue

By Melanie Reinersman

This month, Career Convergence offers readers an “all-conference” issue. Each article is a reprint of a previous conference-related article - several are award-winning articles. In addition to recognizing the contributions of all authors and editors, NCDA is proud to announce that Career Convergence won the APEX Award for Excellence in Publication.

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2013-14 Poetry and Poster Contest Winners

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List of Career Convergence Recognition Award Winners

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How to Make the Most of Your NCDA Conference Experience

By Samara Reynolds

With NCDA Global Career Development Conference fast approaching, now is the perfect time to think about how to get the most out of your experience. This article offers tangible tips for those looking to connect more intentionally with conference programs, fellow participants, and the organization while gaining renewed energy and direction.

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The 2014 NCDA Global Career Development Conference

By Lisa Severy

NCDA invites you to join us in Long Beach, California, June 19-21, 2014. Our conference theme is "Charting the Course for Our Second Century". Pre-registation discounts end April 28, so please join us now!

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NCDA Aims to Recognize Members

By Michelle Beese

Members who are recognized by NCDA find that the award impacts their lives. Each year, around fourteen awards are handed out to members working in numerous ways to enhance the career development profession. Are you a former winner? Would you like to nominate a colleague? The deadline is Feb 15th.

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NCDA's Second Century – Our Legacy Continues

By Deneen Pennington, NCDA Executive Director

To commemorate NCDA's 100th Anniversary, NCDA is launching a Second Century initiative. We invite you to play a significant role in expanding NCDA’s leadership development, research, and public education and visibility in the future.

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November is National Career Development Month

By Marie Zimenoff

Celebrate with NCDA by participating in the Webinar on National Career Development Day and by entering the annual Poetry and Poster Contest.

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State of the U.S. Workforce

By Charles Lehman

NCDA compiled this summary of national labor market conditions in September 2013 to provide economic information for members to use in their work.

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NCDA and ELGPN Connect to Lifelong Guidance: Budapest to Boston

By Raimo Vuorinen and Rich Feller

This European Resource Kit is designed to help policy-makers and other stakeholders review existing lifelong guidance provisions within their country or region, and to identify issues and practice gaps needing to be filled, drawing from practices in other European countries.

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NCDA Celebrates 100th Anniversary

By Melanie Reinersman, Career Convergence Editor

In honor of NCDA's 100th anniversary, Career Convergence is publishing articles of historical significance. This month, our web magazine is reprinting articles from our debut issue in 2003. A description of our celebration is included here.

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The Impact of Career Interventions: Preparing our Citizens for 21st Century Jobs

By Susan C. Whiston and David L. Blustein, with the assistance of Scott Solberg and Julia Porter

NCDA and SVP encourage all those working in the field of career development to share this paper widely as we advocate for greater support and use of career interventions.

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47th Annual Poetry & Poster contest winners

View the winning entries in the 2012 National Career Development Month Poetry & Poster Contest. The theme was "Inspiring Careers: Honoring History."

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Occupational Trends New NCDA Resource

By Charles Lehman and Melanie Reinersman

An NCDA Board discussion led to a new resource posted on the NCDA website. Practitioners and job seekers may benefit from viewing these timely briefs from various reliable sources.

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NCDA Government Relations: A Strong Foundation From Which To Build a Strong Future For Our Profession

By Niel Carey and Thomas Stowell

With a goal of establishing a communication link and ongoing working relationships with NCDA members and with members of Congress, the chairs (former and in-coming) of the Government Relations committee have been highly active.

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2014 Conference Invitation

By Lisa Severy

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Career Resource Store Specials

By Natalie Scrimsher and Melanie Reinersman

Career Convergence and the Career Resource Store collaborate to offer a quality items for use by all those who work in the field of career development. This entire issue of Career Convergence provides book reviews and interviews with authors so you can select the best resource to match your needs.

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Global Career Development Conference Promises to Build on the Dream

By Bobbi Carter

You may or may not be a member and/or a conference participant, yet you certainly have questions about NCDA and the annual conference. Use this list of FAQs to gain knowledge and insights to getting the most out of your connection with NCDA and the conference.

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Ken Hoyt Career Education Practitioner Award

By Roger Lambert and Niel Carey

Details about Dr. Hoyt's inspiring career, the worthy Memorial Fund, and the Career Education Practitioner Award criteria are included.

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ACA's Journal of Counseling & Development and Division Journals are Going Electronic in 2012

By Bonny Gaston and Jerry Trusty

All ACA Journals and NCDA's Career Development Quarterly will be online in the near future.

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Encouraging Career Development With The NCDA Contest

By Frank Coulson

The 46th Annual Poetry and Poster Contest theme is "My Career Dreams". Plan now to celebrate November as National Career Development Month!

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Definition of “Counseling” Approved by NCDA Board

By Judith Hoppin

After a long process, all representatives of the 19 ACA divisions approved of a definition of Counseling. An endorsement of the definition of Counseling also came from the NCDA Board of Directors. The NCDA delegate to the ACA 20/20 task force reports on the new definition and the seven principles for future action.

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Advocacy Associates to Provide Government Relations Consulting to NCDA

By Thomas R. Stowell, Chair, NCDA Government Relations Committee

Announcing NCDA's next step in meeting our legislative agenda.

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NCDA Announces Newly Revised Mission Statement

By Deneen Pennington, NCDA Executive Director

NCDA renews its commitment to its members and shares the "Membership by Work Setting". Non-members are invited to join NCDA!

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Leadership Academy V

By Mary Ann Powell

Now starting its fifth year, the NCDA Leadership Academy offers members a unique professional development opportunity.

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The Eminent Career Award: A Past Chairman's Perspective

Robert Reardon

Members can gain a better understanding of this most prestigious award and a renewed respect for the process the committee has set.

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NCDA Monographs and Books Are Resource Treasures

By Robert Reardon

With millions of published resources available to career development practitioners, how can a competent purchase be made? Trust NCDA to offer the best of the best in its Career Resource Store.

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Career Counseling Competencies

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A Counselor's Guide to Career Assessment Instruments (5th ed.)

Book Review By Roger H. Gantzarow

What does this new resource mean to NCDA members? First, a learning opportunity at the St. Louis conference. Second, an up-to-date resource for your career library.

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Conference Participants Invited to Join International Ambassador Program

By Brook Serrano

For the second year now, conference attendees can be paired with international guests to ensure an inspiring global experience.

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A Diversity Resource for Career Professionals: The Multicultural Career Resource List

By Debra Behrens

Recognizing the need for readily accessible information, the NCDA Cultural Diversity Committee, has developed a Multicultural Career Resource List for its members!

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Statement of Beliefs Announced

100 Year Celebration of Career Guidance and Education Steering Committee

The NCDA Global Conference in Washington DC was the setting for a call to action for continued policy development and advocacy work in Career and Technical Education.

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Welcome to Washington, D.C.

By Nedra Klee Hartzell

Traveling to Washington, D.C. this summer? You should! It's not too late to register for the NCDA Global Conference. Here is an insider's guide to capital activities, easy transportation, and great food to make the most of your trip.

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The New Career Developments Magazine Arrives This Month!

By Melanie Reinersman

What better gift can NCDA give to its members than a new magazine designed specifically for career development professionals!

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Leadership Development through the Leadership Academy: A Participant's Experience

By Erin E. Jennings

Have you heard about NCDA's opportunity to develop your leadership skills and become more connected to NCDA? In this article, a participant will describe her experience thus far as well as encourage you to apply if you are interested.

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Center of Career Development Excellence (CoE) Accreditation Announced at NCDA Conference

by Deneen Pennington

CCE's Center of Career Development Excellence (CoE) accreditation will identify career and workforce development programs that have met specified excellence benchmarks and professional standards. Holding this accreditation will provide a valuable mark of distinction when working with funding sources, as well when marketing to individuals and businesses seeking career and job development services.

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High School Student Wins NCDA Logo Contest

By Deneen Pennington

The winning logo design replaces the original logo from the 1950's. Look for it in the upper left corner of each web page, or on the Career Convergence mast head.

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Seattle and Beyond: Keynote Interviews with David Blustein and Rosie Phillips Bingham

By Peter Manzi

NCDA's Global Conference in Seattle was proud to present David Blustein, Ph.D., and Rosie Phillips Bingham, Ph.D., as Keynote Speakers. They agreed to answer interview questions from NCDA's Publicity Committee chairman, Peter Manzi, prior to the address to share important ideas and issues facing career development professionals.

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National Career Development Month Contest Winners

By Michelle Beese

NCDA promotes career development through its annual celebration of National Career Development Month. Every November, career development professionals are encouraged to celebrate with career related activities, particularly, NCDA's Poetry and Poster Contest.

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Gracias, Merci, Arigato!

How else can a career development association survive and succeed if not for the members who voluntarily and actively pursue profound goals.

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NCDA Ethics Case Study Project

By Sherry Quan

Have you experienced a challenging situation that other career professionals could learn from? Would you be willing to share your experience with us?

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Having Your Cake and ~ Cupcakes!

by Ed Colozzi and Melanie Reinersman

What ingredients go into making an incredible organization? How do you mix together the local and national organizations to achieve unparalleled results for all career development professionals?

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Career Development Facilitator Work Options

by Sally Gelardin

A frequently asked question by career practitioners is "What work options are open to Career Development Facilitators (CDFs)?" I sent an email to CDF Master Trainers and California CDF Instructors requesting responses to this question. This article contains their responses, plus the feedback that I have received from CDF students, CDF graduates, and the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), both in the United States and internationally.

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Inaugural Class of the NCDA Leadership Academy Underway

by Darrell Luzzo and Bobbi Carter

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Collaborative and Creative Efforts Bring Together a Strong Community for the Global Conference 2006

by Mary Ann Powell

Where can you find 1,000 people honoring community? How can you connect with over 150 presenters on the most current career topics? Which city in America is known as the "Windy City"?

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Board Meeting Notes Searchable Online

by Deb Carr

The actions of the NCDA Board of Directors are no secret! Do you know how to access the meeting minutes?

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NCDA Researching New Logo and Branding Statement

by Deneen Pennington

What is changing and why? It's time! The NCDA Executive Director has an announcement.

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Questions and Answers

by Melanie Reinersman

This Question and Answer article is based on recent emails received by NCDA headquarters in Oklahoma and the website editor. The NCDA staff wants its members to know that emails and phone calls are always welcome and we are here to serve your needs.

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Joint Project for NCDA and IAEVG

by Raoul Van Esbroeck and Mark Pope

Special issues of the CDQ and IAEVG aim to contribute to the development of closer international understanding and contacts based on the success of the International Symposium.

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Behind the Scenes with the NCDA Publications Development Council

by Sally Gelardin

Are you overwhelmed with all the career literature on the market that is available? Do you wish you had your own personal committee to evaluate the quality of the literature and then select material that meets your needs? If so, then you have come to the right place. This valuable service is provided for you by the NCDA Publications Development Council (PDC). Following is a peek behind the scenes to learn about how the Council provides this service.

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No New News about Career Assessment is Bad News!

by Peter Manzi

With so many different tools and strategies at a counselor's disposal, how does one select and use these tools in helping clients with their career concerns?

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One Plus One Can Reach Millions

by Edward Anthony Colozzi. Ed.D.

The initial NCDA & JA partnership focused on support for the NCDA Each One Reach One (EORO) campaign to promote membership recruitment and retention and has developed into an outreach effort to thousands of counselors nationally.

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It's Not Just My Job, It's My Career

NCDA Poetry Contest Winners 2003-04

Read a few of the winning entries in the 2003-2004 National Career Development Month Poetry Contest.

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Career Development Associations Are Off and Running

by Sally Gelardin

In these challenging times, when association work is often put on the back burner because of other priorities, collaboration within and between states to provide professional development services is especially vital. Here is a brief overview of activities in 2004.

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