NCDA News Archives

NCDA News Archives

Intersectionality

By Yamonte Cooper

NCDA’s Committee on Diversity Initiatives and Cultural Inclusion created a diversity statement that was approved by the Board in March 2017. The purpose of the statement is to affirm NCDA’s position on diversity and inclusion. Further, it is a proud display of our values and aspirations as an organization while holding us accountable to exemplifying these values.

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State Career Development Associations Shine with Help from NCDA!

By Wendy LaBenne

What NCDA resources are available to state CDA leaders? This article will provide an overview of the resources and support NCDA provides as well as whom to contact for state CDA related questions. Learn about the state CDA handbook, toolkit, webinars and much more!

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The Joy of Working: Positive Approaches to Work, Career, & Life

By David Reile and Mary Ann Powell

Please join NCDA with more than a thousand career development contemporaries in Orlando, Florida, June 28-30, 2017 for the annual NCDA conference. Bring your family and friends and plan to come early and stay late. This will be a joyful conference!

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Choosing E-Books or Print – New Options from NCDA

By Natalie Scrimsher and Melanie Reinersman

NCDA launched a new Career Resource Store and now offers e-book versions of its publications in addition to print. The new format gives shoppers more options, while providing the same rich content that our books and monographs have always offered. The new store design makes shopping even easier.

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NCDA Members Receive Prestigious Awards

By Holly Klenk

Outstanding, exemplary, diverse, inspiring, empowering... these are just a few of the words that describe NCDA members. Now is the time to submit a nomination for any of the NCDA Awards that recognize the impact of our members.

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NCDA Promotes Literacy through the 51st Annual Poetry Poster Contest

By Leann Morgan

Celebrate National Career Development Month by participating in the annual contest. The theme this year is: "The Joy of Work: Positive Approaches to Work, Career & Life!"

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NCDA Welcomes New Board Members

By Deneen Pennington, NCDA Executive Director

October 1st marks the beginning of the NCDA fiscal year. New Board members take office and future plans move forward.

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Growing Tomorrow’s Leaders for NCDA: Leadership Academy Celebrates 10 Years

By Maggie McCormick

Ten years is a significant amount of time for a program to grow and mature. Achieving success in those ten years is evident in every area of the association. Obviously it takes a lot of effort to coordinate such a large program. So how can you be a part of the celebration and experience?

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NCDA Launches New Credentialing Initiative

By Constance J. Pritchard and Marilyn Maze

At its May 3, 2016 Meeting, the NCDA Board of Directors reviewed and approved the Credentialing Organizing Committee's recommendation for the establishment of the Career Services Credentialing and Accreditation Board (CSCAB) ™. It will offer, initially, five credentials starting October 2017.

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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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A Conversation with Committee Chairs

By Elif Balin

NCDA committees construct the dynamic story of our organization by providing an opportunity to transform the powerful, diverse voices of our members into service, research and policy making.

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NCDA Contributes to the Career Literacy of Young Adults

By Cynthia Marco Scanlon and David Reile

“Reviving the American Dream by Using Career Development to Prepare All Young Adults for Career Success” was the theme for the large group that convened in Washington DC in February. NCDA is significantly contributing to this push for career literacy for all US high schools students. While much work remains to be done, here is an initial view of this major effort.

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Ethical Foundations and Social Technologies in Career Services

By Julia Panke Makela

The NCDA Ethics Committee has dedicated considerable time and attention to the use of social technologies. Three recently released documents support career professionals in the ethical and practical use of social technologies in career services.

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National Career Development Month : Celebrating 50 Years!

By Jessica Wood and Christy Dunston

The National Career Development Month Poetry and Poster Contest is celebrating its 50th year, with a theme of “Fostering Well-Being Through Meaningful Work.” This article provides an overview of theme ideas, resources for the event and encouragement to take part in this important time for reflecting on career development.

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Top 10 Suggestions for Ways Graduate Students Can Become Involved in NCDA

By Mary Buzzetta

Are you currently a graduate student member of NCDA? Are you curious to know more about ways to become involved in the organization? If so, this article highlights ten suggestions for enhancing graduate student involvement and continued engagement within NCDA.

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The New Face of NCDA

By Melanie Reinersman, NCDA Website Editor

NCDA is proud to announce the debut of the newly updated website, www.ncda.org and web magazine, Career Convergence. With ideas collected from members over the past several years, the upgrade provides a better experience for all those NCDA serves in the field of career development. As always, the website is the face and first contact of NCDA, with the aim to remain inspiring and empowering!

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NCDA Partners with the Global Pathways Institute

By Lourdes Rivera

Promoting Career Counseling in K-12 Schools is a goal of NCDA and a new partnership arising from the recent conference.

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State Divisions Receive Recognition and Support from NCDA

By Alicia Cheek and Ron Cathey

Every year, NCDA recognizes state divisions for their exemplary activities as career development associations. At the 2015 NCDA Global Career Development Conference, two states will receive the award: Colorado and Missouri. All state divisions can receive support from NCDA to achieve state needs and goals.

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The Career Knowledge Series – A New Resource from NCDA

By Shirley Rowe

NCDA has a new product for those that want to increase their knowledge of key career development competencies.

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The Brain Trust – A Valuable NCDA Resource

By E. Niel Carey

NCDA is honored to have available a rich resource of experience, leadership and wisdom. The work of the Brain Trust has contributed greatly to NCDA’s heritage and legacy.

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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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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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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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Developing Diverse Leadership Experiences: An Interview With Michelle Beese

By Nancy Miller and Michelle Beese

In this article, Michelle Beese shares highlights of her professional experience and invites career professionals to gain leadership training through the National Career Development Association’s Leadership Academy.

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Attract and Retain Great CDA Leaders: 4 Strategies for Success

By Lakeisha Mathews

Thinking about leading at the state level or how to attract strong leaders to you state CDA? Learn the benefits of getting involved and four strategies the Maryland Career Development Association uses to attract and retain strong CDA volunteers and leaders.

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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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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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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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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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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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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

Outstanding Students. Competitive and Creative Individuals. Committed Professionals. No, this is not a description of the next 'Apprentice' television show! Here at NCDA, everyone in the Leadership Academy Class of 2006-2007 is a winner!Complete Article >

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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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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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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