November is National Career Development Month

November 2018 is National Career Development Month

November 12-16, 2018 is National Career Development Week

November 14, 2018 is National Career Development Day

Again this year, NCDA is sponsoring an annual Poetry and Poster Contest. "Using Careers to Break Barriers, Empower Lives & Achieve Equity" is the theme for this year's contest. Entries will be judged on how they celebrate and inspire career development with a positive tone while emphasizing the national theme.Ncd Month Logo Download the 53rd Annual Poetry and Poster Contest brochure for complete details and deadlines. Every adult and student enrolled in public, private and parochial schools in states with participating NCDA state divisions is eligible. School and state contest entries should go through school and state entry procedures, while any National entries should be sent to NCDA headquarters. Practitioners are highly encouraged to enter whether you are in school or not. Your ideas are valuable and worth celebrating!

Contest divisions areas include:

  • Primary - grades K-2
  • Intermediate - grades 3-5
  • Middle - grades 6-8
  • Senior - grades 9-12
  • Adult Student - ages 18 and older, enrolled in school
  • Open Adult - ages 18 and older, not enrolled in school

Kamdien Carter AL -2nd

The winning entries for each division will be recognized and displayed on the NCDA website, www.ncda.org, by May, 2019, as well as at the Annual Global Career Development Conference to be held in Houston, Texas, June 27-29, 2019. National winners will also receive from the National Career Development Association, a special certificate and a congratulatory gift.Carson Buie NC -3rd


The images included with this article are just a few of the winners from past years. More ways to celebrate National Career Development Month are listed on the webpage (use Quick Links to find it the fastest). Additional professional development options are listed elsewhere on the website. Also, be sure to view the Calendar on the home page at www.ncda.org and click on View All Events to see Career Related Conferences.

NCDA's Webinar for NCD Month

NCDA will celebrate with another webinar, this time in conjunction with CERIC, a career development organization of Canada. The topic of the webinar is “Building a Digital Brand: How to Apply Digital Marketing Techniques to Your Personal Brand and Boost Credibility in Your Career.” Details about this joint webinar are shared below.

Presenter: Ryan Rhoten: The presenter is the author of the book CareerKred, Four Simple Steps to Build Your Digital Brand and Boost Credibility in Your Career. He also hosts the popular podcasts, The BRAND New You Show and CareerTech where he explores how to leverage technology to build a Kredible Brand ™ that brings opportunities to you. Ryan’s standing room-only session at the 2018 NCDA National Career Development Conference was one of the top-rated sessions on the program.
Dates: Wednesday, November 21, November 28, & December 5, 2018
Time:  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET. In addition to access to the live webinars, all registered participants will receive a password-protected video recording of each session, available for one week from its live broadcast date, in case you miss one.
Cost:   Full Series NCDA Member: $119 ($CAD)
Cost:   Full Series Non-Member: $159 ($CAD)
CEUs for NCDA Members: Add 1 contact hour for each webinar with a total of 3 available.  Contact info@ncda.org for more information.
Registration: https://ceric.ca/events/webinar-series-building-a-digital-brand-how-to-apply-digital-marketing-techniques-to-your-personal-brand-and-boost-credibility-in-your-career/

Today, potential clients and hiring managers carry your reputation with them in their back pockets. In our ever-increasing digital world, your online presence leaves a perception of who you are and how you add value. If not managed, your online profile can quite literally, cost you opportunities.

However, if managed properly, your digital brand can bring opportunities to you as well as boost credibility in your career. As we continue to move more and more of our personal information online, what people find when they search for us will make the difference between staying the same or reaching our full potential.

During this webinar series, you will learn how to craft your digital brand by building a brand message that resonates, focusing your message online, and finally, connecting with your audience the right way. Learn these digital marketing techniques for your own career development or to coach your clients on their digital brand in a digital-first world.

Your online presence matters - what does yours say about you?


For more information or questions about the contest or webinar, please contact Alicia Cheek, NCDA staff, at acheek@ncda.org

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