Professional Development Institutes (PDI):

PDIs are pre-conference half-day workshops which provide 4 additional continuing education hours.  PDIs are carefully selected through a competitive review process and include more in-depth subject matter than regular conference presentations. PDIs are optional for conference attendees who search more professional development and continuing education hours. PDIs are in addition to the conference registration.  For pricing, click the Registration link above.

Pre-Conference PDIs

  1. Career Construction and Life Design: From Preoccupation to Occupation
  2. Empowering Everyone to Develop Flexible Career Opportunities Through Happenstance Learning Theory
  3. Military Service to Civilian Life Transitions: Career Development Insights, Tips, and Tools
  4. Back To The Future with New Insights:Career Development, Spirituality, and Medical Research
  5. Multicultural Career Counseling as Social Justice: Increasing Inclusive Consciousness and Culturally Relevant Practice
  6. Private Practice and Career Consulting 101

Post-Conference PDIs - All Post-Conference PDIs are full and closed. Please join us for a Pre-Conference PDI.

    7. Visit to Northeastern University Career Services

    8. Overview of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s and Harvard University’s Career Services

Pre-Conference PDIs

Sunday, July 7, 2013 ~ 1:15 - 5:30 pm

PDI #1 - SESSION IS FULL -  Career Construction and Life Design: From Preoccupation to Occupation - SOLD OUT
Participants with a basic knowledge of career construction counseling will learn to use early recollections to identify client preoccupations and problems and how to encourage clients to use work to address personal concerns and advance their life stories. The participants will learn and practice case conceptualization skills and intervention strategies.
Mark Savickas and Suzanne Savickas, Kent State University

PDI #2  Empowering Everyone to Develop Flexible Career Opportunities Through Happenstance Learning Theory
This workshop will empower counselors to help clients become open-minded and flexible by applying Happenstance Learning Theory.  We will consider ways of persuading policy makers to adopt ways of helping their individuals take advantage of changing career options.  Participants will see demonstrations, share stories and participate in discussions and role-plays.
Al Levin, Sacramento State University and  John Krumboltz, Stanford University

PDI #3  Military Service to Civilian Life Transitions: Career Development Insights, Tips, and Tools
A veteran’s adaptation to civilian life is enhanced by obtaining education, civilian and federal jobs, and support from skilled and resourceful career professionals. This PDI will prepare those working with transitioning veterans to assist them to: develop career plans, access education and career development support from various settings, translate military training into civilian skills and credentials, create powerful resumes, and secure employment. Attendees will learn the context and key steps in working with vets; receive a checklist to support veteran’s transitions; and evaluate potential roles, skills and resources needed to serve vets.
Robert Miles, Private Practice; Cheri Butler, University of Texas at Arlington; Judy Kuegler, HQ’s U.S. Army; and Kathryn Troutman, The Resume Place

PDI #4  Back To The Future with New Insights:Career Development, Spirituality, and Medical Research
Recognizing clients' searches for meaning across life roles, participants examine the emergence of spirituality in career development, practice interventions, and discuss collaborative ventures, and technologies, that move beyond objective assessment and facilitate callings. New medical research suggests spirituality may be helpful as people seek hope with life events and illness.
Edward Anthony Colozzi, Career Development and Counseling Services; Lee Richmond, Loyala University; Norman Amundson, University of British Columbia; and Spencer Niles, Penn State University

PDI #5  Multicultural Career Counseling as Social Justice: Increasing Inclusive Consciousness and Culturally Relevant Practice
This presentation outlines the rational for an inclusive multicultural counseling approach to career development. In an interactive format, participants will learn about various conceptual frameworks, career development models, and techniques to increase their inclusive consciousness, which can then facilitate their delivery of more culturally relevant career practices.
Angela Byars-Winston, University of Wisconsin-Madison;  Benny Belvin II, Harvard University; Varunee Faii Sangganjanavanich, The University of Akron; Lee Covington Rush, NCC Northern Illinois University; and  Hande Briddick, South Dakota State University

PDI #6  Private Practice and Career Consulting 101
For anyone interested in getting help and support in launching or strengthening a private practice, this workshop will provide practical information and inspiration. Instructors are an experienced group of private practice coaches and consultants. Topics will include developing a clear vision, marketing, and best business practices.
Karen James Chopra, The Savvy Career Counselor; John E. Long, Two Roads Resources, Inc.; Marie Zimenoff, A Strategic Advantage; and Elizabeth Craig, ELC Global; and Meagan Kittrick, Cuyahoga County Public Library

 

Post-Conference PDIs

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 ~ 12:30 - 6:30 pm
*Due to transportation, these PDIs will still be given 4 hours of continuing ed.  A boxed lunch (sandwich, side, and beverage) will be provided as it is immediately following the closing plenary off-site.  You will not return to the hotel before 6:30, please plan accordingly.

PDI #7  - Visit to Northeastern University Career Services
Northeastern University's Career Services, ranked #1 by Princeton Review, invites you to a tour, presentations, and an employer panel to share our secrets of success in collaborating with employers and providing innovative outreach and programming to students.
Northeastern University Career Services Staff

PDI #8  - Overview of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s and Harvard University’s Career Services
Two Boston area universities will share information about their schools, populations, and career service delivery methods.  As an engineering and science based university, MIT’s approaches to career services connects with their highly technical population. Harvard, a liberal arts university, employs a myriad of programming to assist with their students’ diverse career needs. Join our offices as we explore our commonalities and differences, discuss ongoing collaborations between the two career centers, and provide information on top industries in the Boston area.
*This PDI will be at MIT only.
MIT and Harvard University Career Services Staff

 

 

 


 

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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