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We All Want to Change the World: An Introduction to the Series, Early Women Pioneers in Career Development 

By Sarah Patterson-Mills 

This is the first herstorical article (i.e., a history of pioneering women in career development written by a woman) in a series designed to broaden our understanding of the visionary women who helped carve the career development field before and during the Progressive Era. Their struggles and reforms influenced career development and will be compared to today’s career issues. Guidelines for practice and potential solutions will be explored. 

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Learning About Learning: A Review of the Book How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories of Effective College Teaching

By Melissa Fickling

Many career development professionals will adopt an educator role at some point in their career. As counselor educators, we are proud of our history of educating career practitioners, though we must also regularly refresh our knowledge and practices around teaching. Adding the contents of this recent book to your repertoire may help to increase your effectiveness as an instructor.

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Independent Practice

Taming the Stress: Addressing Client Challenges with a Response Platform

By Karen Sherfick

When clients experience stress that prevents them from moving forward in a job search, career development professionals have an opportunity to help by utilizing a response platform tailored for the situation. A response platform for calming stress is presented here to help clients trust in the process, manage time, attend to self-care, and adjust for changing conditions.

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K-12

Adopting a Social Emotional Learning Program: Assistance for School Counselors Adjusting to the “New Normal”

By Kristie Frost

Career counselors will benefit from having an outlet for the emotional toll pressed upon them by the advent of the 2020 pandemic. A Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) system is a wellness program to help these school professionals to find a departure for the pandemic related anxiety and frustrations, providing them with the opportunity to slow down, self-assess, self-manage, and rejuvenate emotionally.

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Post-Secondary

Serving International Graduate Students in the Context of COVID-19 and Social Justice Awakening in the United States

By Paola A. Barriga

Institutions that host international graduate students gain diverse cross-cultural perspectives. COVID-19, however, has exacerbated the challenges these students face. Career practitioners can assist students by assessing their financial support, adviser assignment, career perspectives, holistic experiences, and mental health status.

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Workplaces

LGBTQ+ Microaggressions in The Workplace

By Jonah Friedman

The LGBTQ+ community faces discrimination as a result of sexual and gender identity marginalizations. This article examines the workplace microaggressions encountered by the population. Explored are coping mechanisms, workplace impact, and potential for career counselor intervention in future research and intersectional queer experiences.

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NCDA News

Diverse Professional Development for 2021

By NCDA Staff

NCDA virtual Career Practitioner Institutes and webinars make it easy for you to take time for professional development. Increase your skills, knowledge and effectiveness in your work, and enjoy easy access to continuing education.

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Tech Tips

Conduct Your Meeting Q&A with Slido

Audience engagement is an important component of any presentation experience. Slido allows you to not only capture audience questions throughout your session, but also provides attendees with a way to upvote submitted questions so you can quickly identify the top priorities. Set up a free account and invite attendees to join your Q&A event via link or QR code. No registration or downloads are necessary for attendees. Start now engaging career course students, webinar and workshop participants, groups meeting remotely, and conference attendees. 

Tip Provided by Dr. Melissa A. Venable, melissa.a.venable@gmail.com

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