The NCDA Global Career Development Conference welcomes exhibitors and sponsors from public and private corporations, government agencies, educational institutions, and professional associations who offer career-related products and services such as books, media, computer-based systems, assessment instruments, and online services.


 2015 Exhibitor Prospectus


For more information contact:

Alicia Kirkpatrick
305 N. Beech Circle
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Phone: (918) 663-7060
Fax: (918) 663-7058


Booth 100-AARP/Life Reimagined
Life Reimagined is a new way of thinking about "What's Next?".  Developed by AARP, in partnership with leading coaches, Life Reimagined helps build focus and connections for achieving goals.  Thinking about changing jobs, starting a business or managing your career?  Explore your possibilities and take tangible steps toward real progress.

Booth 102-Career Development Network

The Network has trained and certified over 6,000 Job & Career Transition Coaches in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Egypt, United Arab Emerites, Israeli, Singapore, Japan, United Kingdom, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Spain, Korea, Venezuela, Austria, China and Switzerland.  The Network also provides training for experienced career development instructors who want to teach the Career Development Facilitator (CDF) competencies.

Booth 103 and 202-Kuder
For over 75 years, more than 150 million people worldwide have relied on Kuder, Inc. for evidence-based assessment, education planning, and career guidance tools and resources.  With affordable solutions for pre-K through retirement, our customizable products, services, and professional development courses allow users to uniquely navigate life's journey to reach education and career success.  Our commitment to research is second to none and allows us to deliver innovative solutions that maintain high amounts of validity and reliability.  Kuder creates positive outcomes for diverse populations around the world while encouraging lifelong learning, development, and achievement for all ages.

Booth 104-Personality Dynamics
An opportunity to see a unique card sort resource. This engaging and visual representation of the Myers-Briggs® personality framework provides a remarkable environment for creating meaningful conversations. The link between personality and career choice has never been more easily explored. Visit the booth to talk to Sue who is the author and expert in this field.

Booth 105-Center for Credentialing & Education
The Center for Credentialing & Education™ (CCE®), an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors® (NBCC®), provides practitioners and organizations with credentialing, assessments and business support services.  CCE credentials more than 25,000 practitioners worldwide.  Visit us at booth #105.

Booth 106-The Center for Work Ethic Development
The Center for Work Ethic Development is the nation's only institution focused on the research and advancement of work ethic - a trainable set of behaviors that are the foundation of workplace success. Our research has defined the behaviors that drive student job placement, performance, and retention. We already partner with more than 500 organizations to give teachers practical tools for building work ethic. Find out more about how we make common sense common practice!

Booth 107-ACT
ACT, the leader in career and college readiness, has developed a new college and career planning platform, ACT Profile.  ACT Profile provides students and counselors with a powerful tool to make smarter decisions throughout life's key transition points - all for FREE.  Stop by the ACT booth for a live demo!

Booth 108-Career Marketing Techniques
Career Marketing Techniques is a professional career coaching service and leads the Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) program, a comprehensive career coaching course designed to coach you as you learn to coach. Topics range from Diane’s Whole Person Theory to The 5 P’s of Job Search.  Participants include HR, university counselors, outplacement, military, one-stop, and more.  

Booth 109- The National Society of Leadership and Success
The National Society of Leadership and Success is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. The Society offers life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters and a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. The Society also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.

Booth 110-Career One Stop
CareerOneStop.org, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, offers free electronic tools and resources to help users explore careers, education, training and jobs.  check out mySkillsmyFuture, Certification Finder, Short-term Training Finder, Salary Finder, and more.  Audiences served include job seekers, students, workforce development professionals, and businesses.

Booth 111-Jist Publishing
JIST Publishing, America’s Career Publisher, has assisted millions of people plan their education and careers, find jobs, and succeed in the world of work. JIST’s career education and training experts have authored assessments, workbooks, DVDs, and reference books that are now available in JIST Gateway, an interactive online career exploration and job search tool. Stop by the JIST booth for a demo!

Booth 203-CPP, Inc.

Effective career counseling begins with assessing your student's interests & personality.  CPP's world-renowned assessments - including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®(MBTI)® and the Strong Interest Inventory® assessments - provide time-tested & research-validated insights to help your students in their search for rich, fulfilling careers.

Booth 204 and 206- PAR, Inc.
With a reputation for providing unparalleled Customer Service, PAR, Inc. is a leading publisher of innovative and high-quality psychological assessment instruments, including software, apps, e-manuals, and assessment through our new Internet testing and reporting system, PARiConnect. To learn more about PAR, please visit www.parinc.com.

Booth 205-The Highlands, Co.
The Highlands Ability Battery online assessment; The True Test of Natural Abilities HAB is a personal development and career guidance tool, used by hundreds of counselors worldwide, that identifies an individual’s natural abilities through direct and objective measurements, not through self-reporting.  A valuable assessment tool which facilitates coaching, counseling and consultation to high school and college students, adults seeking help with career changes and individuals and groups in corporations and public institutions.  Highlands introduces the NEW Career Exploration Supplement for students, a powerful tool that will take career guidance to the next level.  Careers to explore are based on a student’s combinations of abilities AND personal style.

Booth 207-Type Focus Internet
TypeFocusTM Careers
 provides online assessments for Personality Type, Holland Interests, and Work Values linked to O*Net & OOH with multiple reports:

  • Provides positive feedback and excellent career reports
  • Identifies "at risk" factors that leads to improved RETENTION
  • Recruitment Program available 

Used by universities/colleges/community centers/high schools since 1997.

Booth 208-Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the government’s source for labor force and employment projections.  It produces current occupational wage and employment data, career guidance information, and employment projections to 2022. Staff are available to answer questions and demonstrate how to navigate the BLS website.

Booth 209-Career Liftoff Interest Inventory
The Career Liftoff7 Interest Inventory (CLII) is an on line tool that assesses the interest of individuals and compares them to the interest profiles of various career fields.   The award-winning CLII has been well received by schools throughout the country. For free trials see www.clii-video.com.

Booth 210-Career Shift

Many job seekers struggle to be pro-active and network their way into the hidden job market.  CareerShift makes it easy for job seekers to find hidden connections and opportunities.  Hundreds of schools and outplacement professionals rely on CareerShift to provide their clients with robust search engines for informational interviews, internships, jobs, networking contacts, alumni, and employers - all on a platform that keeps everyone organized and is easy to use.  Visit the CareerShift booth to see for yourself.

Booth 211-Center on Education and Work
The Center on Education and Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison assists educators and career development professionals with career-related research, professional development training, program evaluation, and career resources since 1964. The Center is the creator of WISCareers and Career Locker subscriptions, a comprehensive online career information system used by 600,000 active users.   K-12 and adults use this system for career exploration, planning, and job seeking.  In 2000 the Center developed the first online career information system ever to be used by every Singapore school, and in 2012 it released a career classroom curriculum for USeducators. Stop by Booth # 211 and see our exciting new site design and features to be released in Fall 2014.

Booth 302-16PF
The 16PF® Career Success Report combines personality and career interest insights to help college students: 1) Recognize their personal strengths, 2) Develop areas that present a challenge, and 3) Identify careers where they are likely to succeed.  Powered by the 16PF Questionnaire, this online tool facilitates individualized development and guidance for all students.
Visit the 16PF booth (#302) or call 800-225-4728 to learn more.

Booth 303-Pearson
Pearson, the world's leading learning company, partners with K-20 institutions and educators to provide educational solutions and services that help to improve learning outcomes.  Pearson serves learners of all ages around the globe, employing 41,000 people in more than 70 countries.  For more information, visit www.pearsoned.com.

Booth 304-Automation Federation

The Automation Federation is an association of member organizations providing awareness, programs, and services that continually advance the automation profession for the betterment of humanity.

Booth 305-Skillscan & The Career Compass
SkillScan©, develops engaging and creative transferable skills assessment tools including a new Mobile App (2014), Online and Card Sorts to assist clients enhance their marketability.  The Career Compass is a unique visual planning toolset for helping you see the big picture and make informed decisions about your career path.

Booth 306-OUT for Work

OUT for Work is a national 501(c)3 dedicated to educating, preparing, and empowering LGBTQ & Ally college students in the transition from academia into the workplace and providing tools and resources to students, career professionals, faculty, and staff on LGBTQ career-specific materials.

Booth 307-American Counseling Association

Visit the ACA booth to obtain membership and conference information, and to purchase our latest texts including Career Counseling, 4e; DSM-5 Learning Companion for Counselors; Assessment in Counseling, 5e; Family Matters:The Intertwining of the Family With Career Decision Making, 2e, and Boundary Issues in Counseling, 3e.

Booth 308-Vocational Research Institute
CareerScope® is a valid, reliable, and objective interest and aptitude assessment available on CD or Online.  CareerScope recommendations are based on Department of Labor and Department of Education standards and provide the basis for selecting the most appropriate education/training program and developing transition, training, and employment retention plans.  Ask about a free trial!  

Booth 309-Indigo by Watershed, Inc.
At Watershed, we believe you were born with a unique set of talents and gifts.  We provide data driven solutions that call attention to strengths, motivators and skills.  The Indigo Assessment creates a road map for focused advising and tools to direct students to programs and colleges where they will thrive.

Booth 310-The National Resume Writers' Association
The National Résumé Writers’ Association is only nonprofit, member-driven resume writers’ organization in the world. The NRWA’s mission is to increase visibility of the industry, encourage ethical practices, promote excellence, and raise industry standards through peer marketing and training. The NRWA offers education, resources, and networking opportunities for its members.

Booth 311-EdITS Publishers

For 50 years, EdITS has been the industry leader in guidance and instructional materials.  We feature the COPSystem career assessment, which relate interests, abilities and values, as well as CERES, which integrates career education throughout the curriculum.  Our online version of the COPS Interest Inventory, the CAPS ability battery, and the COPES values survey is currently available.  Additionally, we offer various measures of personality, self-concept and study attitudes.

Booth 402 and 404-Army Recruiting
Education is an essential component and an important building block for the future of today's youth.  The Army has long been an advocate of preparing the next generation of global citizens to tackle issues facing a changing world.  The Army understands its responsibility to enable students by giving them the tools they need to attain the brightest and best futures in whatever educational or career path they choose after high school.

Booth 406-College Measures
College MeasuresTM is a partnership between the American Institutes for Research and Matrix Knowledge, focused on using data to drive improvement in higher education outcomes.  College MeasuresTM  has taken the lead in changing the way that students, parents, educators, counselors, those in career transitions, and policy makers use return-on-investment (ROI) to inform their post-secondary education choices. 

Booth 407- 12Twenty
12Twenty is the intelligent way to collect and report student employment data. Using innovative data acquisition technology, 12Twenty seamlessly and intuitively aggregates data, allowing career counselors to obtain coveted statistics and generate essential reports with a single click.  Save time and money while learning more about students than ever before.

Booth 408- Federal Bonding Program
The Federal Bonding Program booth contains detailed information about US DOL's Federal Bonding Program, which promotes fidelity bonding as a vital tool in assisting at-risk job seekers obtain employment and is available in all 50 states and DC. Bonds are cost free to employers and job seekers. Written materials and CD's including guidelines on how agencies/organizations can obtain bonds to use in their placement efforts are available. More details at bonds4jobs.com

Booth 409- Inspired Business Institute
Inspired Business Institute (formerly Career Coach Institute) is the world’s leading provider of coach training and certification in career coaching, retirement coaching and inspired business coaching. We literally “wrote the book” on career coaching: Career Coaching: An Insider’s Guide. Find out how our virtual 12-week program can enhance your skills too, as students in 42 countries have.

Booth 410-intoCareers

intoCareers develops and supports the Career Information System by creating content, multimedia, curriculum, and Internet applications to assist people in making informed career choices.  For 43 years, we've delivered high-quality national and local information about occupations, employment, education and training.  We license products to state education agencies, post-secondary education offices, and labor departments, who then localize Career Information System to support career programs in their states.

Booth 411- Bronze Eagle Publications
Our initial publication seeks to improve career satisfaction and goal attainment by guiding job hunters' research and consideration of future work environments.  Employers, too, may benefit from using it as a pre-hiring tool.  By doing so, each group may avoid pitfalls leading to disappointment and costly turnover.

Booth 510- Zeiders Enterprises
Zeiders employs over 1,100 professionals who deliver an array of services. The corporate management team averages over 20 years of experience in behavioral health, employee assistance, social services, and learning and development industries – as well as a depth of experience across the Department of Defense and other Federal agencies. Our employees hold industry-recognized credentials representing diverse specialties including:

  • Licensed behavioral health providers
  • Accredited financial counselors
  • Certified instructional designers
  • Master trainers and educators
  • And a host of other professional specialties that support our core capabilities

With corporate offices in the Washington, D.C. area, Zeiders employees deliver services face-to-face at over 68 sites worldwide, and we employ technology to provide services to geographically dispersed clients.

None at this time.


Mark your calendar:

2016 NCDA Conference

June 30 - July 2, 2016
Pre-Conference Sessions:
June 29, 2016
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Chicago, Illinois


2017 NCDA Conference

June 30 - July 2, 2017
Pre-Conference Sessions:
June 29, 2017
Marriott Orlando World Center
Orlando, Florida


2018 NCDA Conference

June 21 - 23, 2018
Pre-Conference Sessions:
June 20, 2018
Phoenix Convention Center & Hyatt Regency
Phoenix, Arizona