2021 NCDA Global Conference - AGENDA

Continuing Education Available

2021 Presentations

Agenda is subject to change
(Feb 25, 2021) 

**all times listed are in the Eastern Time Zone

June 29, 2021
9:00 am Global Connections Community Meeting
10:00 am Leadership Academy
1:30 pm State Leadership Training
4:00 pm Welcome and State of the Association Address
 - Keynote Speaker Andrew Daire
5:30 pm Presentation Series 1: Live and On-Demand Sessions
6:30 pm Presentation Series 2: Live and On-Demand Sessions
7:30 pm Constituency Networking Meetings
   
June 30, 2021
11:00 am

Welcome and Awards Shout Out
-Keynote Speaker Lisa Taylor

12:15 pm Presentation Series 3: Live and On-Demand Sessions
1:15 pm Social Session
2:00 pm Presentation Series 4: Live and On-Demand Sessions
3:00 pm Presentation Series 5: Live and On-Demand Sessions
4:00 pm Presentation Series 6: Live and On-Demand Sessions
4:45 pm NCDA Annual Membership Meeting
6:00 pm Graduate Student Networking Session
   
July 1, 2021
11:00 am In Memoriam and a Look at the 2022 Conference in Anaheim, CA
11:15 am Presentation Series 7: Live and On-Demand Sessions
1:00 pm Presentation Series 8: Live and On-Demand Sessions
2:00 pm Presentation Series 9: Live and On-Demand Sessions
3:00 pm Closing General Session - David Blustein
3:45 pm Passing of the Presidential Gavel

 

Continuing Education Hours Available

Regular conference registration will provide attendees with 15 continuing education hours for attending live and pre-recorded educational sessions.

Enhanced Conference Registration will provide attendees with 25 continuing education hours for attending live and pre-recorded education sessions.

 

The NCDA Career Development Conference CEUs are approved for all NCDA credentials.

 

NBCC ACEPNational Career Development Association (NCDA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 1003. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NCDA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 
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If you have any questions regarding the 2021 NCDA Global Career Development Conference please do not hesitate to contact Mary Ann Powell, NCDA Convention Director.

 

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2021 Presentation Listing


Subject to Change.

 


Focus: KEYNOTE SESSION

Hindsight is 2020: Have We Learned Anything?
2020 will be a year to remember and 2021 got off to a rough start. Although we are beginning to emerge from the pandemic crisis, a vaccine has not been found for many issues that will continue to plague our nation post pandemic: racism and social injustice, unemployment and workforce development, and mental health and wellness. The phrase, "hindsight is 2020," suggests that you would do things differently if you had the knowledge and information afforded by hindsight. With the knowledge and information from 2020, what have we learned and what can we do differently in our personal lives and in our professional lives as career development professionals?
Presenters: Andrew P. Daire, Virginia Commonwealth University

 


Focus: KEYNOTE SESSION

Reinventing Work for the Post-Pandemic Era: Expanding the Mission of Career Development
At the outset of the pandemic, a harsh reality emerged—the institution of work, which has been eroding for decades, could no longer serve as a source of sustenance or safety as millions lost their jobs and their access to safe working places. In this presentation, I argue that our society needs to reinvent the institution of work and that our professional home-- career development—needs to play a leading role in this effort. The presentation will focus on articulating a more inclusive vision for career development that will attend to all who work and who want to work. To support people as they manage an increasingly uncertain world, I will present an expanded vision of career development practices to meet the growing complexity of work-related issues in the post-pandemic world. Given the need for systemic change to support the reinvention of work, the presentation will conclude with directions for policy reforms that will support people and communities as they seek to forge a working life of meaning, purpose, and stability.
Presenters: David L. Blustein, Boston College

 


Focus: Career Counselors and Specialists in Business & Industry

Distance Career Coaching and Training: The Asian Narrative
The cultural differences among countries from South Asia to East Asia are immense, yet all agree that career planning is vitally important. The pandemic requires that coaching and training be provided remotely and practitioners have been forced to develop new skills for addressing cultural differences. Learn from these practitioners to effectively deliver career services to culturally diverse Asians.
Presenters: Marilyn Maze, Asia Pacific Career Development Association; Hector Lin, Job Kred; Allan Gatenby, ACPi-Aus; Shujiro Mizuno, Japan Industrial Counseling Association


 

Focus: Career Counselors and Specialists in Business & Industry

She's a BAWSE:  Supporting Black Ambitious Women Seeking Excellence
This presentation will focus on BAWSEs (Black Ambitious Women Seeking Excellence), their challenges in the workforce, and using a Feminist counseling approach. Although they make up a large part of the labor force, Black women make 62 cents on the dollar, experience the "motherhood"penalty, and face discrimination daily.
Presenters: Diandra Prescod, University of Connecticut; Latoya Haynes-Thoby, University of Florida; Mary Edwin, University of Missouri-St. Louis; Galaxina Wright, University of Central Florida

 


Focus: Career Counselors and Specialists in Business & Industry

Ways to Support Employee Career Development during the Pandemic: A Systems Perspective
What can organizations and leaders do to support employee career development during the pandemic? This session reveals a variety of organizational interventions to be used for essential workers, remote workers, outgoing workers, and displaced workers for their career development in making them hopeful in their careers despite challenges.
Presenters: Hyung Joon Yoon, Pennsylvania State University; Yu-Ling Chang, Pennsylvania State University; Farhan Sadiq, Pennsylvania State University; Issa Al Balushi, Pennsylvania State University

 


Focus: Career Counselors and Specialists in Business & Industry

A Guide to Being Authentic: How to be Brand YOU on your Career Search in a Competitive Industry
This presentation will teach Career Counselors and Specialists in Business and Industries on how to be notable and authentic as you navigate your career path without seeking validation through a lens from the world and gain the success that is well-deserved at any age.
Presenters: Tori Lenton, 2U; Tinicia Turner, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University

 


Focus: Career Counselors and Specialists in Government and Public Agencies

Resume Development Strategies for Underserved Populations
The presenter will cover key ways to create and improve resumes for clients with limited experience. You will learn concrete, actionable strategies to improve your clients' employment prospects: craft an impactful resume for a client with limited work experience; incorporate quantitative details in a resume; help a client translate their experience from a field with few job prospects due to the pandemic to one with more opportunities. Examples of current effective resume formats and key strategies to highlight your clients' strengths, marketable skills, and accomplishments will be shared.
Presenters: Andrea Gerson, Resume Scripter

 


Focus: Career Counselors and Specialists in Government and Public Agencies

Building Community Bridges for Re-Entry Programs
Integration and coordination of reentry programs assist justice-involved individuals with a successful transition to their community after they are released. A multifaceted approach in the delivery of services must be a critical strategy for practitioners in these everchanging times. Empowering justice-involved individuals with knowledge and resources can lead to the breakdown of systemic barriers.
Presenters: Roberto Perez, Jr., C2 Global Professional Services - Workforce Solutions Capital Area

 


Focus: Career Counselors and Specialists in Private Practice and Consulting

Wellness Strategies for Career Clients in Uncertain Times
Navigating change and uncertainty can be challenging and often fraught with intense emotion. Equipping clients with tools to accept uncertainties and embrace opportunity in the career decision-making process enhances resilience. The importance of wellness and strategies for integration into career settings will be shared.
Presenters: Denise Saunders, Private Practice/National Institutes of Health

 


Focus: Career Counselors and Specialists in Private Practice and Consulting

The Vital Role of Career Counseling in Overcoming Barriers to Men's Mental Health Treatment
Men are the least likely population to engage in mental health counseling. Given the vital role career plays in men's identity development, Career Counseling is uniquely positioned to address help-seeking barriers for men.  Participants in this interactive session will explore the ways Career Counselors can bridge this important divide.
Presenters: Meredith Montgomery, University of Dayton

 


Focus: Career Counselors and Specialists in Private Practice and Consulting

Grow Your Career Development Practice with Instagram
200+ million lnstagrammers visit at least one business profile a day. Whether you're an entrepreneur or a career services center or agency, Instagram is an effective marketing tool for building brand awareness.  Come learn the ins and outs of a business profile and strategies to leverage IG in your business.
Presenters: Mary Edwin, University of Missouri-St Louis

 


Focus: Career Counselors and Specialists in Private Practice and Consulting

Innovation in Private Practice: Reinvent your Process, Pricing and Promotion to Succeed in Any Economy
The careers industry moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look into the future once in a while, you might be missing it. Refresh your approach by connecting with the new needs of today's clients. Learn new service delivery, pricing, and marketing models that align with your target audience.
Presenters: Marie Zimenoff, Career Thought Leaders and Resume Writing Academy

 


Focus: Career Counselors and Specialists in Private Practice and Consulting

Interventions for Anxious and Depressed Job Seekers: When Career Information is Not Enough
Job seekers who are anxious or depressed can have difficulty taking action in their job search, even when provided with excellent career guidance. This program will discuss interventions that career professionals can use with anxious and depressed job seekers to increase their sense of hope and ability to take action.
Presenters: LaRae Jome, Work & Life Directions, PLC

 


Focus: Career Counselors and Specialists Working with Special Population such as Military/Veterans, Corrections, Special Needs, etc.

Career Counselor as Advocate: Assisting Transgender Clients Overcome Employment Barriers
During this roundtable discussion, participants will learn about the unique challenges that transgender individuals face in obtaining and maintaining meaningful employment. Career counselors need to be competent to work with all individuals. Advocacy and multicultural competency are key components of the ACA Code of Ethics.
Presenters: Valerie Couture, University of Central Arkansas

 


Focus: Career Counselors and Specialists Working with Special Population such as Military/Veterans, Corrections, Special Needs, etc.

Reducing Recidivism through Collaboration
The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, and Oklahoma has the highest incarceration rate in the United States.  An active effort is being made, however, in combating incarceration rates by reducing recidivism through collaboration.  Find out about Oklahoma's RES program in this presentation.
Presenters: Jared Williams, Moore Norman Technology Center

 


Focus: Career Counselors and Specialists Working with Special Population such as Military/Veterans, Corrections, Special Needs, etc.

The Impact of Drug Use on Career Development
Substance use disorder (SUD) significantly impacts an individual's career development. Opioid use in particular plagues industries and individuals in epic proportions. This presentation addresses substance use in the workplace; and provides strategies that career counselors, EAP counselors, and HR professionals can utilize to address this challenge.
Presenters: Heather Robertson, St. John's University

 


Focus: Career Counselors and Specialists Working with Special Population such as Military/Veterans, Corrections, Special Needs, etc.

Better Together: Strategies for Successful Interagency Collaboration to Serve Transition Youth with Disabilities
A content analysis of the literature was conducted to describe the significance of collaboration when providing career development and transition services to students with disabilities, especially utilizing the framework of the working alliance. Characteristics of successful collaboration were identified based on the key components of an effective working alliance.
Presenters: Jinhee Park, Auburn University; Julie Hill, Auburn University; Tammy Montgomery, Auburn University; Katherine Barker, Auburn University

 


Focus: Career Counselors and Specialists Working with Special Population such as Military/Veterans, Corrections, Special Needs, etc.

Transition Assistance Program (TAP): A Career Changing Resource for Service members
Take a look at what Service members are provided through the Transition Assistance Program (TAP).  What is TAP? What do they learn? What resources are provided?  This session will answer these questions and more by providing an overview of TAP and the transition process for Service members.
Presenters: Melinda Manyx, Department of Defense, Military-Civilian Transition Office

 


Focus: Career Counselors and Specialists Working with Special Population such as Military/Veterans, Corrections, Special Needs, etc.

Essential Workers: Helping Older Job Seekers Find Purpose and Hope in Trying Times
The Covid-19 pandemic is an extreme example of lives and careers dramatically upended. Learn how a Chicagoland job club rapidly pivoted to help older workers make technical and personal connections though sheltered in place, and use wisdom of the ages to present their best selves to land employment virtually.
Presenters: Sarah Breithaupt, Lisle Township (Lisle Township Job Club)

 


Focus: Career Counselors and Specialists Working with Special Population such as Military/Veterans, Corrections, Special Needs, etc.

Using Schlossberg's Transition Theory to Address Occupational Wellness in Military Spouses
This presentation will discuss the importance of promoting occupational wellness in military spouses.  The presenters will define occupational wellness, while discussing factors that impact this component in the lives of military spouses using Schlossberg's Transition Theory.  In addition, the presenters will identify innovative strategies for promoting occupation wellness in the given population.
Presenters: Natasha Barnes, Delta State University/I.O.U. Consultation; Katlyn Dickerson; Stephen Adika

 


Focus: Career Counselors and Specialists Working with Special Population such as Military/Veterans, Corrections, Special Needs, etc.

Queer Affiming Career Counseling: A Constructionist and Intersectional Application Across the Lifespan
This presentation includes an experiential case study application examining the importance of a queer affirming and intersectional paradigm. Presenters will outline the integration of two major career theories, which can be uniquely positioned within a queer affirming and intersectional lens, to serve clients who hold marginalized identity statuses within the workplace.
Presenters: Sarah Baquet, Brooklyn College; Vincent Marasco, Purdue University Northwest; Jehan Hill, Northern Illinois University

 


Focus: Career Counselors and Specialists Working with Special Population such as Military/Veterans, Corrections, Special Needs, etc.

Work Integration Post Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) impact individuals in emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and physical forms. These deficits greatly influence the ability to resume normal lifestyle routines. The majority of TBI patients struggle to understand and adapt to sudden role changes and responsibilities in the workplace environment. This presentation will focus on exploring the effects of learning new job duties and making new career choices that help accommodate patients who have suffered from a TBI.
Presenters: Najuka Anderson, Moody Neurorehabilitation Institute; Ashley Townsend, Moody Neurorehabilitation Institute

 


Focus: Counselor Educators and Researchers

Reimagining University and Workforce Development Partnerships: Collaborating to Get People Back to Work
The dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice have resulted in unprecedented job stress, discrimination, and unemployment. We will describe how Universities and Workforce Development organizations can partner to address these challenges. We will offer suggestions for how to advocate for inclusive hiring practices and offer innovative strategies to enhance the career development of individuals living in poverty so they may connect, develop, and thrive in their careers.
Presenters: Rebecca Michel, DePaul University; Robert White, Cara; Joe Mutuc, Cara

 


Focus: Counselor Educators and Researchers

Counselor Educator Influencers: Social Media as a Mentorship Opportunity
Social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. continue to rise in popularity throughout the world. In this presentation, attendees will discuss various ways counselor educators can use social media to provide mentorship and professional development to counselors of all backgrounds.
Presenters: Autumn Cabell, DePaul University

 


Focus: Counselor Educators and Researchers

Decent Work and Interest Congruence: Methods for Promoting the Well-Being and Job Performance of Low-Income Clients
Both decent work and interest congruence are considered important intervention points for career practitioners. Learn how to use interest congruence and decent work to promote the well-being and job performance of individuals coming from economically marginalized backgrounds. Join the conversation around promoting effective research and practice with low-income populations.
Presenters: Benjamin Wright, The University of Southern Mississippi; Emily Bullock-Yowell, The University of Southern Mississippi

 


Focus: Counselor Educators and Researchers

Engage and Inspire! Tips and Tricks That Take Your Online Classes to the Next Level
Looking for new ways to interact with your students online? Join the Technology Twins for a demonstration of features and strategies you can use during live meetings. Whether you are teaching a class, presenting a webinar, or meeting with students one-on-one, this session will prepare you to connect at a distance.
Presenters: Melissa Venable, BestColleges.com; Debra Osborn, Florida State University

 


Focus: Counselor Educators and Researchers

The COMS: An Exciting New Assessment of Metacognition
The FSU Tech Center is excited to engage in a roundtable discussion about a recently validated, brief assessment called the Career Outcome Metacognitions Survey (COMS). This short instrument can help career service providers determine the amount of assistance a client needs by measuring their metacognitive experiences during career decision-making.
Presenters: Michael Morgan, FSU Tech Center; Debra Osborn, FSU

 


Focus: Counselor Educators and Researchers

A Kaleidoscope of Case Studies for Preparing Culturally Competent Career Counselors
This session will inspire and equip counselor educators with knowledge and materials to infuse diversity issues throughout the career counseling course.  Participants will receive seven case studies that incorporate cultural and social justice issues pertaining to career development and life satisfaction. Prepare your students to recognize and address these issues!
Presenters: Suzanne Dugger, Florida Gulf Coast University; Sumedha Therthani, Mississippi State University; Juawice McCormick, Walden University

 


Focus: Counselor Educators and Researchers

Translation and Validation of Career Instruments for Cross-Cultural Research
Translation of career instruments have been used as a method of preparing instruments for cross-cultural research. This session addresses issues related to cross-cultural translation and validation with a focus on career assessment. The guidelines and procedures in conducting studies on cross-cultural validation and cultural adaptation will be discussed.
Presenters: Na Mi Bang, Indiana University - Indianapolis (IUPUI)

 


Focus: Counselor Educators and Researchers

To Examine the Discrepancies between Young Adults-Set and Parent-Set Career Goals and the Relationships between Career Self-Efficacy
In this study, the effect of the discrepancy between individual-set and parent-set career goals on career aspiration, career decision-making self-efficacy, and hope, which become more important for proactive career behavior, will be examined. In addition, The Individual-Parent Career Goal Discrepancies Scale will be adapted for the Turkish young adult sample. For this purpose, 500 Turkish young adult female and male students will participate to this study.
Presenters: Feride Bacanli, Gazi University; Ersoy Carkit, Nevsehir Haci Bektas Veli University

 


Focus: Counselor Educators and Researchers

Comparing Flipped and Interactive Lecture Formats in Teaching a Career Counseling Course in Counselor Education
Flipped classrooms are a growing trend in education settings, including counselor education. This study compared two co-occurring sections of a career counseling course, one using a flipped classroom and one using interactive lecture. Findings will be presented and implications will be discussed.
Presenters: Erin Mason, Georgia State University; Merideth Ray, Georgia State University; Adrianne Robertson, Georgia State University; Daniel Dosal-Terminel, Georgia State University

 


Focus: Counselor Educators and Researchers

In Career Counseling: If You Can Only Ask One Question?
Join us as we show you how to conduct a powerful 15-minute career intervention using the role model question from the Career Construction Interview. Learn how to use this intervention as a brief strength-based activity and generate a summary report your clients can use to address career concerns.
Presenters: Kevin Glavin, Nova Southeastern University; Mark Savickas, Kent State University

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Delivering Distance Career Services
In the wake of COVID-19, delivering career services via technology is a rapidly growing practice. Practitioners may lack distance services knowledge, training, and confidence. Attendees will learn key elements from distance literature and ethical codes, and engage in a reflective exercise on their personal readiness to provide distance services.
Presenters: Heather Robertson, St. John's University

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Why Pandemics Hurt Work Well-Being So Much: The Neurobiology of Chronic Variable Stress and Implications for Practice
Pandemic got you down? You are not alone. Come learn specific lessons from neuroscience that can help you and your clients understand how the pandemic has hijacked our brains, nervous systems, and work lives. Then learn mitigation practices to help you and your clients endure and even thrive during these tragic and difficult times.
Presenters: Chad Luke, Tennessee Tech University

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Culture, Development, and Neuroscience in Career-Focused Counseling: Implications for Practice
Please join us for a lively and engaging discussion about the intersection of culture, development, and neuroscience, with career. We will explore each dimension and its relevance for career practitioners, and provide techniques and interventions that will help you innovate and invigorate your practice.
Presenters: Chad Luke, Tennessee Tech University; Melinda Gibbons, University of Tennessee

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Engaging in Equity-Minded Program Assessment in Career Services
Career professionals increasingly recognize the importance of effectively serving diverse client populations. But are we making a positive impact? Today's program assessments are called to be culturally-responsive and socially just. Come dialog about what it means to embrace equity-minded assessment. Explore benefits, challenges, and the differences we can make.
Presenters: Julia Panke Makela, The Career Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Qualandria S. Brookens, Florida State University; Jacqueline Yi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Helping Clients Cope with Bias During the Job Search Process
Are your clients concerned about facing bias based on their name, sexuality, or religious affiliation? Do your clients ask for your advice on how cultural identifiers should be presented on a resume? In this session, participants will share strategies for helping clients overcome bias in the job search process.
Presenters: Lakeisha Mathews, University of Baltimore

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Technology and Career Development: Integrating the Past, the Present Pandemic, and Future Possibilities
The pandemic provides career practitioners opportunities to review our use of technology. This session provides a historical review of technology in career development, positions the pandemic as a challenge to re-examine this relationship, and identifies key opportunities for practitioners and the NCDA to adapt and expand to serve our constituents.
Presenters: Dirk Matthews, Columbia College Chicago; Kathyy Batee-Freeman, University of Illinois Springfield; Richard Pyle; Janet Wall, Career Planning Academy; Marilyn Maze, Asia Pacific Career Development Association

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Trans-affirmingCcareer Practice: Counseling, Advising, and Advocating with Transgender Clients
Career practitioners are increasingly likely to work with transgender and non-binary people on career issues. In this session, learn best practices in trans-affirming career practice and advocacy from recent career research and experienced career counselors addressing the unique needs of transgender and non-binary clients or students.
Presenters: Sue Motulsky, Lesley University; Emily Frank, Denver Career Catalyst

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Leadership Academy: Previewing the New Class
Have you been wondering what has been happening lately with the Leadership Academy?  Come to this session to get an update on this historic NCDA program.  Learn who the new class members are, and get a preview of the action learning projects they will be working on throughout the next year.
Presenters: Mason Murphy, Texas State University

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

The Impact of Divorce on Careers and a Kaleidoscope of Interventions
Divorce is a major life event impacting clients and their children. Focusing on client experiences and interviews with over 30 post-divorce survivors, this session discusses the grief process, life transition models and the many long-term effects of divorce on our clients and their families while improving chances for successful careers.
Presenters: Ann Nakaska, Constructive Career and Life Designs

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Using an Autobiography to Assess Career Development
Participants will learn about utilizing the career autobiography as an assessment tool in place of more traditional career assessments.  Strategies will be shared to help participants apply this tool to their work as career counselors.
Presenters: Aaron Oberman, The Citadel; Lindsay Harman, Berkeley County School District

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

NCDA Facilitating Career Development Training Program: Instructors Best Practice in Chapter 5 - Ethics and the Career Service Provider
This session is for NCDA FCD Instructors. It will be interactive and led by facilitators introducing the key talking points to Best Practices for Chapter 5 of the NCDA Facilitating Career Development Student Manual. Facilitators will include best practices submitted fromNCDA  FCD instructors prior to the session.
Presenters: Jim Peacock, Peak-Careers Consulting; Mark Danaher, Careers By Design

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Career Construction Through a Feminist Lens
Career construction counseling through a feminist lens can facilitate the provision of career services in a manner that honors personal identities while confronting oppressive forces as individuals strive to design meaningful lives and careers. Join this presentation for information, case study discussion, and practical application.
Presenters: Jackie Peila-Shuster, Colorado State University; Erica Hines, Community College of Aurora

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Career Construction Counseling: Introduction to the Model, Methods, and Materials
Learn about career construction counseling as a narrative approach to helping clients deal with vocational development tasks, occupational transitions, and work troubles. The constructionist model will be explained, its methods demonstrated, and its materials provided.
Presenters: Mark Savickas, Retired

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Invest in the Underdog: Maximize Student Employee Talent with CliftonStrengths™
Join our speakers as they share best practices on hiring, onboarding and developing student employees. Special emphasis will be given on the benefits of hiring candidates with room to grow and how career practitioners can use the CliftonStrengths™ tool to leverage the best yield from student employees.
Presenters: Amanda Schagane, University of Kentucky; Sandy Anderson, University of Kentucky

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

GAINNS: Pursuing Goals in Uncertain Times
Unlike other goal setting tools, GAINNS embraces both known and unknown information and allows clients to build plans and develop action steps even if long-term plans, resources or circumstances are uncertain. Attendees of this interactive workshop will leave with an understanding of the method and resources for use with clients.
Presenters: Elizabeth Schrimpf

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Celebrate Success in Social Justice, Equity and Inclusion with NCDA Award Recipients
Be inspired by the impressive work being done in Social Justice, Equity and Inclusion.  Join the conversation as a panel of recent NCDA Award recipients share their efforts and best practices aimed to support marginalized populations and social justice initiatives.  This is a great platform for future connections.
Presenters: Michael Stebleton, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Alberto Puertas, Brigham Young; Carmen Croonquist, Intentionality Coaching and Consulting Services; Brian Hutchison, Global Career Guy; Abiola Dipeolu, Texas A & M, Kingsville

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Achieve Career Readiness Programming for Students in the Era of 100% Virtual Services
Come learn how we turned traditionally face-to-face career readiness programs into virtual ones. Through this effort, we still maximized student engagement and access to meet the needs of our campus and virtual learning populations.
Presenters: Keyara Stevenson, North Carolina A&T State University

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Career Construction Counseling as a Kaleidoscopic Intervention in Uncertain Times
Career construction counseling provides a means for people across a diverse spectrum to use work for actively mastering what they passively suffer, especially in uncertain times. Integrating theory and practice, the presenters will engage participants in learning and practicing career construction counseling, including its core method, the Career Construction Interview.
Presenters: Susan R. Barclay, University of Central Arkansas; Kevin B. Stoltz, University of North Alabama

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Connecting Career Theory and Critical Ingredients in Delivering Career Interventions for Diverse Client Needs
Career development literature highlights the importance of connecting career theory to interventions. This session will highlight techniques for connecting selected career theories to the critical ingredients associated with effective career interventions, using a variety of service delivery modes, in order to serve the changing needs of clients.
Presenters: Janet Lenz, Florida State University Career Center; James Sampson, Florida State University Career Center; Bobbi Villarreal, Florida State University Career Center

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Start and Grow Your Coaching Business in Uncertain Times: Learn from Our Mistakes so You can Thrive in Yours
Have you thought about going out on your own?  Does the fear of not being successful hold you to a job you outgrew?  Walk away with information on how to start and grow your business, the time commitment required, define your niche, and more.
Presenters: Jim Peacock, Peak-Careers Consulting; Mark Danaher, Careers By Design

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Building Career Community in Times of Uncertainty
Career planning can be difficult, especially when students feel isolated. In this presentation, learn how the graduate student advising team at the Duke University Career Center created and implemented student career groups to combat students' feelings of isolation and to foster community.
Presenters: Rachel Coleman, Duke University; Stacia Solomon, Duke University

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Innovative Tools and Techniques for Facilitating Virtual Career Workshops with Students
Remote service delivery isn't going anywhere. In this interactive session, we will use a trauma-informed lens to examine benefits and challenges of engaging groups virtually and then share a variety of tips, tools, and techniques to facilitate engaging and impactful groups in a virtual space.
Presenters: Sarah Zakerski, Realizing Aptitudes; Ashley Flynn, Realizing Aptitudes

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

The Career Story in Three Acts
Career guides are plentiful but often dense. It is challenging to find the most effective and time-efficient exercises. "The Career Search in Three Acts"is a user-friendly resource that uses diverse, enjoyable tools which guide individuals in selecting careers. Participants will be prepared to apply this multi-modal resource at their institution.
Presenters: Stephanie Alber, Florida International University; Kelly Hernandez, Miami Dade College

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Using Ecological Career Counseling Model to Enhance Career Resilience Amidst Uncertainty
This presentation will explain the Ecological Career Counseling model and its application in helping people develop career resilience during uncertainty and disruption at work environment through optimizing resources for systematic intervention and empowerment. Specific examples of using this model in career intervention and counselor education will be illustrated.
Presenters: Mei Tang, University of Cincinnati; Meredith Montgomery, University of Dayton; Jackie Del, University of Cincinnati

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Resume Development for Career Reinvention in Uncertain Times
Uncertain times compel job seekers to reinvent themselves for new opportunities. Using a case study, participants will be introduced to a step-by-step process to evaluate client strengths and preferences using free virtual coaching exercises, explore relevant career options and create a targeted skills-based resume to advance their job search goals.
Presenters: Lesah Beckhusen, SkillScan; Jamie Johnson, University of Phoenix

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Instructional Strategies for Teaching Career Coaching Methods to Academic Advisors at the Post-secondary Level
Strategies that Career Services Practitioners can use to promote the integration of career coaching methods into the general practice of academic advising within a college setting. We'll review an intervention that was offered as professional development workshops for Academic Advisors who were engaging growing numbers of first-year students needing help with exploring careers and majors.
Presenters: James Montgomery Bledsoe, Washington State University

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

I Didn't Mean It! Intent is Irrelevant: Understanding the Impact of Our Actions in Career Counseling
We may mean well, but what is the impact of our actions? Hear from two career development professionals, focused on promoting equity and inclusion in their work, as they share personal experiences, concrete points of action, and challenges as the field of career development enters this period of global uncertainty.
Presenters: Ana Clara Blesso, Toigo Foundation; Sara Gould, University of Florida

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

From Deck to Dream Job: Exploring Career Tarot and Card Sorts
Big-sky client goals like 'Find your calling' and 'Dream big' seem overwhelming to most. Practitioners often use metaphors and symbolism to help people navigate their own contexts and desires. Use tarot and other card sorts as a narrative and innovative framework for client reflection, self awareness and career exploration.
Presenters: Ali Breen, Ali Breen Career Coaching and Digital Consulting; Rebecca McCarthy, Canadian Career Development Foundation

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Targeting Tall Tales vs. Tangible Tools: Online Career Branding for Both our Clients and for Ourselves
We say: "Target your resume every time" and "Networking is key".. Clients hear "Waste of time" and "Talk to strangers". Avoid getting lost in translation with tangible resume and online branding strategies that work in reality, for our busy, complex lives.
Presenters: Ali Breen, Ali Breen Career Coaching and Digital Consulting; Lena Stewart, Modern Resume

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Multiple Generations in the Workplace: Bridging the Gaps with Modern Career Theory Perspectives
The present day workforce now has more generations working side-by-side than at any point in our nation's history, and the gap between our oldest workers and youngest workers continues to widen. As this circumstance presents both challenges and opportunities for employers and workers, counselors in all settings are positioned to support clients and students as they navigate the world of work. In this session, participants will learn about observed differences among generations in the US workforce, the application of modern career theories to generation gaps, and strategies to help clients and students navigate workforce issues.
Presenters: Christopher Belser, University of New Orleans

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Reframing Career to CARE: Using Values-Based Interventions for First-Generation Undecided College Students of Color
First-generation students encounter many struggles that impede their ability to make informed career choices. Given the negative and positive life events experienced by these students, an examination of barriers that can contribute to their career uncertainty provides opportunities for creating effective values-based process-oriented career-life counseling interventions.
Presenters: Jonique Childs, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Edward Colozzi, Private Practice

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Equitably Servicing Adolescents and Young Adults of Color With a Disability or  LGBTQ  Intersectional Identities
Career counselors across settings are uniquely positioned to equitably promote career development planning for individuals of Color with a disability or LGBTQ   intersectional identities. Attendees will learn about theoretical frameworks by which to conceptualize clients and the praxis/interventions that will support such multiple marginalized individuals, along with their families.
Presenters: Erin Kilpatrick, University of Georgia; Frank Gorritz, University of Georgia

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Keeping Clients Safe in the Age of Uncertainty: Suicide Risk and Career Development
Suicidal ideation has increased during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic. This presentation discusses career development and suicide risk, highlighting specific career fields with higher rates of suicide. Attendees will gain pragmatic tools for identifying and assessing risk in clients.
Presenters: Heather Dahl-Jacinto, UNLV; Chris Wood, UNLV

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Client Engagement in the Times of Uncertainty is Critical: Learn Ideas, Exercises and Videos to Promote Positive Engagement
Are you looking for ways to engage your clients from appointment to appointment in these uncertain times? Not sure if it works? Come to learn the research and a variety of different ideas, exercises and videos to engage your clients beyond your office walls and walk away with a resource guide of ideas.
Presenters: Mark Danaher, Careers by Design LLC

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Multiple Careers:  Are You Up for the Challenge?
Multiple careers may be appealing to various multcultural groups since it offers flexible work schedules and the opportunity to combine full-time and part-time employment or a combination of part-time jobs. Interventions will be explored such as the use of separate resumes, obtaining mentors, networking and transferable skills.
Presenters: Gloria Dansby-Giles, Jackson State University; Frank Giles, Jackson State University

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

VIA Character Strengths: Innovative Strategies and Creative Exercises for Career Navigation during Uncertain Times
Character strengths are positive personality traits that impact behavior, thoughts, and feelings, and can provide a sense of meaning and fulfillment. This session will examine creative interventions and activities to leverage character strengths and boost the career development process for individuals and groups at any stage in their career.
Presenters: Ashley Flynn, Realizing Aptitudes; Sarah Zakerski, Realizing Aptitudes

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Job Clubs: An Effective Job Search Strategy for Older Workers
The Central Kentucky Job Club began in 2013 on the heels of The Great Recession as a way to help people in the region find professional employment. From the initial session, attendees have been primarily mid-late career professionals.  Learn the nuts and bolts of what has worked and what hasn't.
Presenters: Caroline Francis, UK Alumni Association; Amanda Schagane, UK Alumni Association

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Critically Conscious Career Work: Deconstructing Our World of Work
We contextualize ourselves based on where we are, what culture we're a part of, what communities we have membership in. But, how often do we actively name, discuss, and deconstruct how we navigate these rules and guidelines of society when it comes to career?  More often than not, we don't. But in this workshop, we will.
Presenters: Amanda Friday, Cawley Career Education Center, Georgetown University; Abigail Cawley, Cawley Career Education Center, Georgetown University; Maddie Gregory, Cawley Career Education Center, Georgetown University; Beth Harlan, Cawley Career Education Center, Georgetown University

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Navigating Career During Persistent and Collective Trauma: A Social Cognitive Career Theory Approach
Millions continue to be affected by COVID-19. Approximately 51% of individuals agree that their lives will remain changed due to the pandemic. Over 200,000 have died, and millions were unemployed or furloughed. Using social cognitive career theory, this presentation explores how career counselors can best support those impacted by COVID-19.
Presenters: Latoya Haynes-Thoby, University of Florida; Diandra Prescod, University of Connecticut; Melissa Zeligman, University of Central Florida

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Trauma and Diversity: Considerations for Using the Career Construction Interview
Practitioners recommend the Career Construction Interview (CCI) for use with various clients. The collection of early memories aids in forming a client's career narrative. Diverse clients having experienced trauma might have difficulty recalling or re-experiencing traumatic events. This presentation provides guidelines for altering the CCI for clients with traumatic experiences.
Presenters: Andrea Hunt, University of North Alabama; Kevin Stoltz, University of North Alabama

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Vocational Identity and Career Development: A Longitudinal Study of Sub-Degree Students in Hong Kong
A two-wave longitudinal study was conducted to assess the implications of vocational identity process on career development among over 350 sub-degree students in Hong Kong during their transition to work. Implications on career counseling, education practice and policy regarding sub-degree students' career development and graduate adjustment were discussed.
Presenters: Raysen Cheung, Hong Kong Shue Yan University; Qiuping Jin, Renmin University of China; Hin Long Lau, Hong Kong Shue Yan University

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Soul Force Ones: Wu Tang, Cultural Community Wealth and a Remix
This workshop Ain't Nothing to F@#!! With!  MC Stoll and DJ Cole, co-hosts of the Soul Force Ones podcast present a fresh approach to Networking and "Professionalism" that leverages hip hop music and relevant and engaging content from conversations exploring meaning and purpose with porn stars, politicians and university presidents and professors.
Presenters: Jonathan Stoll, Career Development Center, Oregon State University; Colin Cole, Oregon State University


 

Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Career Goals and Decision-Making among Urban Youth of Color
Presenters will share the results of two research projects. Findings indicate that anticipated hostile racial employment climates affect the career decision self-efficacy, vocational outcome expectations, and goals of urban youth of color. Findings will be used to facilitate a discussion about best practices in career counseling with these young people.
Presenters: Sherri Turner, University of Minnesota; Carolyn Berger, University of Minnesota

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

The New Normal? Building Best Practices for Assisting Clients with Navigating Work-from-Home Culture
As we try to make sense of the impact COVID-19 has had on career development, how do we integrate best practices related to remote work? How do we address the mental health and career-related issues that emerge in relation to the uncharted territory of telework? This session is open to all career counseling professionals and will explore strategies to address the changing landscape of the work environment and how this impacts our clients.
Presenters: Beth Vincent, Campbell University; Kristen Wagner-Hilt, Meredith College

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Global Challenges and Career Policy:  A Historical Look in Route to Imagining Future Dvelopment
This presentation reviews historical career policy with implications for the now and future. A critical review of career counseling, education and development policy is provided. Salient trends in the labor market, global context, and education systems will be shared. Participants will be able to share their own policy advocacy perspectives.
Presenters: Heather Zeng, Capella University; Byron Waller, Governor's State University

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Social Justice and Creative Interventions in Challenging Times: Using Superhero Storytelling to Design Empowered Narratives
Focused on empowering clients and offering a framework for interventions, this interactive session will explore the science of superheroes and its applicability in helping these individuals navigate career choices and decisions. In these uncertain times, this framework will help career practitioners and clients navigate the chaos of our current career world.
Presenters: Amanda Friday, Georgetown University; Thommi Lawson, Yorkville University; Angie Smith, North Carolina State University

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Constructing Certainty Amidst Uncertainty through Career Construction Counseling
Career construction counseling provides a means for people across life's diverse spectrum to use work to actively master what they passively suffer. Integrating theory and practice, this session engages participants in learning and practicing career construction counseling and its core method of the career construction interview to increase their knowledge and skills in its use. Designed for a general audience.
Presenters: Paul J. Hartung, Northeast Ohio Medical University; Mark L. Savickas, Northeast Ohio Medical University; Hande Sensoy-Briddick, South Dakota State University; Jackie Peila-Shuster, Colorado State University; Michael C. Cadaret, Chatham University; Brian J. Taber, Oakland University; Sara Santili, University of Padova; William C. Briddick, South Dakota State University

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Group Career Counseling: Principles and Practices
Participants will gain insight into the theory and principles underlying group career counseling (GCC). GCC will be defined and contrasted in comparison to group counseling and group guidance.  Although time and logistics do not provide an opportunity to experientially demonstrate a full GCC session, some techniques and skills will be illustrated and reviewed. Finally suggestions for implementing GCC will be provided.
Presenters: Richard Dick Pyle, Private Practice

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Advancing DEI through Career Education, Change and Collaboration
Experience a comprehensive overview of the Career Development Center's multifaceted, collaborative, cross campus approach to assertively transform practices, processes and policies that improve student success for students of color, students who are first generation and students with high financial need at Oregon State University.
Presenters: Jonathan Stoll, Career Development Center, Oregon State University

 


Focus: General Audience (applicable to all attendees)

Soul Force for the Work Force: The W's and Why's of Spiritual Development within Career Development
At the root of society's most pressing problems is a spiritual crisis that demands self-awareness and equanimity.  Spiritual development is the process of inner development that engages us in our totality.  We'll explore the Ways of Wu Tang, Wu Wei and Water, and how spiritual development is inherently connected to career development.
Presenters: Jonathan Stoll, Career Development Center, Oregon State University

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Focusing on Values and Calling with Gen Z Students
Understanding Gen Z student's hesitancy to identify themselves in any way can provide insight to career professionals in higher education. Career exploration curriculum at BYU-Idaho focuses on values and pursing a calling orientation to work. Values clarification and the pursuit of a professional calling can benefit Gen Z student's education and career choices.
Presenters: Garrett Nilsson, Brigham Young University Idaho; Breanna Carlos, Brigham Young University Idaho; Tracy Maughan, Brigham Young University Idaho; Stephanie Colvin, Brigham Young University Idaho

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Using Mentorship to Mitigate Professional Isolation in a Time of Uncertainty
To be an effective kaleidoscope to support change in others, we first must be an effective, functioning kaleidoscope ourselves. Using a Relational Cultural lens provides a new paradigm of group mentorship, resulting in purposeful interactions that are mutually beneficial and serve to mitigate feelings of isolation in our work.
Presenters: Leann M. Morgan, Walden University; Elizabeth K. Norris, Mercer Unversity; Carrie Elder, Georgia College & State University

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Navigating Resource Creation and Digitization in the Time of Virtual Learning for International Students and Practitioners
The International Student Services Committee (ISSC) has fostered learning and growth for the international community and practitioners by adapting to the times of uncertainty and creating virtual spaces where learning can continue in non-traditional ways. Come learn innovative learning opportunities that ISCC has created through social media engagement, career resource digitization, and research dissemination.
Presenters: Ivette Mekdessi, Rice University: Center for Career Development; Arame Mbodj, Stanford University; Gaeun Seo, Princeton University, Center for Career Development

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Career Development Interventions for Graduate Students
If you want to better serve the forgotten student populations - graduate students - this session is for you. Come and learn best practices, innovative solutions and strategies for providing career development resources to graduate students? Discuss how to add career advancement, leadership coaching, and career change strategy to your current counseling and professional development services.
Presenters: Lakeisha Mathews, University of Baltimore

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Career Development Issues of College Students with Disabilities: A Scoping Review
College students with disabilities face unique challenges in achieving career success. Using a scoping review, the presenter explores barriers to and facilitators of career development of students with disabilities. Research gaps and best practices for career development professionals will be provided.
Presenters: Yangyang Liu, The Pennsylvania State University; Christopher Hughes, The Pennsylvania State University

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Train-The-Trainer Programs for Career Development of International Students
Peer mentoring and training has been shown to positively impact college students' career development. Come to learn about two unique career training programs that offer innovative strategies to reach out to international students who are often difficult to reach out to with traditional in-office services.
Presenters: Un Yeong Park, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ivette Mekdessi, Center for Career Development, Rice University

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Connecting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to Career Practice Using the Identity Wheel
Come learn a career development-focused twist on the identity wheel. This introductory, reflective activity is designed to help both career counselors/specialists and student peer coaches to connect equity, diversity, and inclusion topics to career development. You'll leave ready to lead this exercise with your own team!
Presenters: Kyle Inselman, University of Denver

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Social Justice Advocacy in the World of Work
Engage with fellow practitioners as we dive into different techniques and best practices that create brave spaces for students in virtual workshops and counseling sessions to assist in understanding and integrating their intersecting identities in the world of work using a social justice lens.
Presenters: Rosa Trujillo, Career Development Center at California State University Long Beach

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Implementation of a New Career Decision-Making Intervention and Assessment Tool
Looking for ways to enhance career decision making skills with your clients? The CASVE Cycle Questionnaire and Progress Tracker provides a method to teach, evaluate, and track client decision making.  This session will present information from the use and research of the CASVE-CQ within a CIP-based career counseling group.
Presenters: Kendall Klumpp, The University of Southern Mississippi; Emily Bullock-Yowell, The University of Southern Mississippi

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Identifying and Assisting Students at Risk of Negative Career Thinking: Can RIASEC Theory Help?
This roundtable will explore Holland's RIASEC typology as a tool for identifying and assisting college students who may be experiencing negative career thoughts and associated difficulties with their career exploration and decision-making. The presenters will share results from an original study and generate RIASEC-informed strategies for addressing negative career thinking.
Presenters: Carley Peace, Florida State University; Ivey Burbrink, Florida State University

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Reviving Students' Career Dreams: Acknowledging Loss and Creating Solutions
Let's revive student career dreams! With plans abruptly interrupted and opportunities vanished, students feel anxious and lost. Constant adjustment has left little time to assess and grieve our losses. Learn ways to help students mourn loss while finding strategies to help students regain motivation and foster new career dreams.
Presenters: Chris Pisarik, University of North Georgia; Diane Farrell, University of North Georgia; Nikki McNeill, University of North Georgia; Mikaela Gray, University of North Georgia  

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

The ABC's of Career Development: Authenticity, Balance, and Challenge
Many campus career initiatives addressing students' needs assume a standard undergraduate focus with entry-level career needs. This presentation will introduce the "ABC" series of integrated, generative, and intentional interventions developed for underrepresented minority and first-generation graduate and professional students involved in minority scholar mentoring programs.
Presenters: Leondered Queen, The Graduate School at Sam Houston State University; Stephanie Bluth, The Graduate School at Sam Houston State University

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

The Bravery to Change Careers: Understanding the Barriers while Promoting Self-Care, Wellness and Self-Exploration
Changing careers can have internal and external barriers. It is necessary to assess barriers to assist clients with navigating career changing challenges. The CTI, motivational interviewing and value exploration can be used to assess client readiness, needs, and wants while keeping in mind individual client advocacy and social justice issues.
Presenters: Tristen Hyatt, Florida State University; Casey Dozier, Florida State University; Erica Stallings, Florida State University; John Scanlon, Florida State University

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Providing Career Services to International Students during the Current Sociopolitical Time
There is an increased demand for career services to meet the unique needs of international students, accounting for 5.5% of college student enrollment. COVID-19 and uncertain political issues have created additional challenges for international students. The roundtable session will discuss the unique challenges they face in an age of uncertainty and provide services to support their career development.
Presenters: Hongshan Shao, The Pennsylvania State University; Christopher Hughes, The Pennsylvania State University

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Peers Do Careers: Using Graduate Peer Engagement in Career Development
When picturing career counseling, we often forget the benefits of support groups and the value of exploring career topics amongst peers. This session will explore the benefits of group career counseling and discuss the unique needs of graduate students, as well as strategies for supporting this population in career development.
Presenters: Fatim Lelenta, New York University, Wasserman Center for Career Development

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Trends in College Career and Employment Planning: Insights from Students, Schools, Business Leaders
What is the job market like for today's college students? How have employers changed their recruiting and hiring practices since the coronavirus outbreak? What do employers think of online education? This session responds to these questions through recent research that includes feedback from online students, college administrators, and business leaders in the U.S.
Presenters: Melissa Venable, BestColleges.com

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Applying Psychology of Working Theory (PWT) Constructs to Career Counseling with Undergraduate Students
Participants will learn about literature on marginalization experiences, economic constraints, and work volition from the Psychology of Working Theory. There will be a discussion on (1) how experiences of marginalization and economic constraints are related to work volition in undergraduate students and (2) potential career development interventions.
Presenters: Khyati Verma, Florida State University; Laura Marks, Florida State University; Debra Osborn, Florida State University

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Filling the Gaps: A Holistic Approach to Supporting International Student Success
For graduate international students in STEM, job searching has always been fraught with uncertainty. However, the current political climate and the COVID-19 pandemic has made it increasingly difficult for students to navigate their futures. We aim to show how to combat these challenges as advisors through innovative and holistic approaches.
Presenters: Mofei Xu, Northeastern University; Melissa DeGrandis, Northeastern University

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Practitioner as Researcher: Value of Engaging Career Professionals in Participatory Action Research
This presentation introduces a Participatory Action Research project that engaged career practitioners in research. With specific implications from their lived experience, participants will learn how research activities and relevant professional development can transform counseling practice for social justice with an emphasis on the case of international students' increasing career uncertainty.
Presenters: Xinrui (Rose) Xu, Purdue University; Yangyang Liu, Penn State University; Elif Balin, San Francisco State University; Arame Mbodj, Stanford University; Lynnette Hepburn-Richardson, Valdosta State University; Hongshan Shao, The Pennsylvania State University

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Undercover Bosses: A Competency-Based Recruitment Program and its Virtual Transformation
Have you imagined competency-driven recruitment programs where student-employer engagements are made based on skills employers value instead of companies' names? Our "Undercover Bosses"event has brought diverse students and employers together based on skill matches instead of students' educational credentials, and we transformed it successfully into an interactive virtual affair.
Presenters: Gaeun Seo, Princeton University; Xiaotang Huang, Princeton University

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

A Hybrid Model of Career Counseling with Guided Pathways Students at a Community College Regional Campus
Learn how counselors at a large, diverse, urban, multi-campus community college developed a curriculum-embedded model of career counseling to support the institution's participation in the national movement for guided pathways.  Emphasis will be given to meeting the career development needs of guided pathways students at regional/branch campuses, with typically fewer staff and resources.
Presenters: Jennifer Chiaramonti, Community College of Philadelphia

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Embracing Sustainable Innovation from Within: Creating Virtual Practices with Multiple Benefits
We share how our student staff initiated the development of a homegrown online document review process and how it inadvertently allowed us to seamlessly transition our services to a virtual setting. We also examine how this experience provided student staff opportunities to build essential career development competencies.
Presenters: Emma Andruczyk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Michael Valadez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

 

Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Understanding Our Clients: A Framework for Needs Assessment in Career Services
Do clients understand what career professionals offer? How well do we reach our clients and understand their needs, helping them to overcome barriers and achieve successes? Come learn about conducting effective needs assessments. Discover what needs assessment is, why it matters, and how to make your efforts meaningful and manageable.
Presenters: Julia Panke Makela, The Career Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jacqueline Yi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

A Study of Career Preparation and Education Readiness of University Freshmen
University freshmen face a plethora of challenges in the era of pandemic from acclimatization, retention, and choice of major to career preparation. This study aims to investigate the impact of Personality Assessment, Career Assessment,  and IML's StudentKeys on First-Year student success and retention in Hong Kong.
Presenters: Chi Ngar Chan, Enseigne Education Group Limited; Kevin Goh, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Anna Yu, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Maintaining Motivation during Times of Economic, Cultural, and Social Upheaval
In times of economic, cultural, and social upheaval, maintaining motivation for career planning is more challenging than normal.This presentation will explore motivation along with concepts of decent work and work volition from the Psychology of Working Theory. Finally, strategies for increasing motivation, work volition and advocacy will be discussed.
Presenters: Amber Hughes, Lindsey Wilson College; Ramon Moon, Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, Lindsey Wilson College; Amanda Bourland, Center for Employment Opportunities; Jana Troy, Lindsey Wilson College

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Using an Online Career Development Course to Prepare Life Science Students
This presentation will share results from a research study involving an online career course designed specifically for life science students.  The course was based on the cognitive information processing (CIP) theory. This presentation will show the effectiveness of a discipline-specific career development course, especially for schools.
Presenters: Serena Christianson, Arizona State University; Robert Reardon, Florida State University

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Summer Career Academy: A Programmatic Approach to Career Development During a Global Pandemic
An extension of the article, "Summer Career Academy: A Programmatic Approach to Career Development During a Global Pandemic,"published in NCDA's Career Developments Magazine, this presentation will investigate the development and implementation of the University of New Hampshire's Summer Career Academy - a virtual, cost-free career intervention aimed at helping participants cultivate in-demand skills and prepare for the application process.
Presenters: Jonathan Constable, University of New Hampshire; Cayce Jones, University of New Hampshire; Lauren Rhodes, University of New Hampshire

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Career Education Courses at Colleges and Universities: Research Findings and Course Considerations
Despite the prevalence of credit-bearing career education courses at colleges and universities, few resources have been created to assist career practitioners responsible for creating, revising, and teaching them. This presentation will enhance career practitioners' knowledge of recent research findings, as well as inform the development and delivery of career courses.
Presenters: Jonathan Constable, University of New Hampshire

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Inspiring Innovation by Empowering Academic Advising Partners using Career Counseling Theories in an Age of Uncertainty
Career development occurs everywhere in career centers, throughout campuses, and beyond. How do we help students receive high-quality information when we are not there? At Illinois, all students meet with academic advisors, 94% of whom report having career conversations with students weekly. Learn about our Career Certificate Program for Advisors.
Presenters: Amanda Cox, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Brian Neighbors, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Transitioning Grad School Boot Camp: Meeting the Needs of Students Considering Graduate Education via an Online Conference
The Grad School Boot Camp event prepares undergraduate students for the process of considering and applying to graduate programs by leveraging technology and campus partnerships. Learn how the Florida State University Career Center transitioned a previously 1 day conference-styled, on-campus event to a week-long virtual event to prepare students.
Presenters: Megan Crowe, Florida State University Career Center

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Key Strategies to Support the Job Search for International Students Beyond the U.S.
While studying in the United States, International students face much uncertainty. It is important that career services professionals are prepared with a "kaleidoscope"of tailored resources and tools for this population. This presentation will share data and resources to empower career services professionals to effectively support their international student population.
Presenters: Xin Cui-Dowling, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Amy Yang, L&S SuccessWorks at UW-Madison; Derek Zimmerman, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Molly Green, University of Wisconsin - Madison

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Partnering with Faculty to Support Career Development of Diverse Populations: CliftonStrengths in the Classroom
California State University, Dominguez Hills serves a diverse student population with the goal of providing education that is accessible and transformative. In bringing CliftonStrengths into the classroom, Faculty and the Career Center are transforming how students engage with career readiness. Learn how to partner with Faculty to support professional development.
Presenters: Cathi Curen, California State University, Dominguez Hills; Jennifer Henriquez, California State University, Dominguez Hills

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Facing the Pandemic: Career Counseling with College Students in Uncertain Times
Navigating career decisions are challenging for college students, especially in times of economic uncertainty. Rather than focusing on interests and personality, counselors can utilize the Psychology of Working Theory and Happenstance Theory. We will discuss creating impactful interventions that will prepare students beyond making a singular career decision.
Presenters: Amber Hughes, Lindsey Wilson College; Tiffany Brooks, Lindsey Wilson College

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

A Plan of Action! Current Crisis-Driven Strategies to Effectively Transition Interactive Career Courses Online
This presentation will explore the challenges faced when transitioning a comprehensive, variable credit, college-level career development course to a virtual format in addition to resources, programs, and strategies for navigating those challenges. Specifically, this presentation will draw upon experiences from an empirically supported career course at Florida State University.
Presenters: Ivey Burbrink, Florida State University; Carley Peace, Florida State University

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Emotionality and CIP: The Vital Nature of Emotions and CIP in Career Exploration during a Pandemic
Helping clients with increased emotionality through the Cognitive Information Processing lens, to explore emotions and their impact in career exploration during a pandemic. Discussion on the role  emotions play in decision making, self-knowledge and personal beliefs through a CIP lens, with a focus on the emotional impacts related to COVID.
Presenters: Casey Dozier, Florida State University; Tristen Hyatt, Florida State University; Jonathan Jerez, Florida State University

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Understanding the Career Development and Career Challenges for LGBTQ+ College Students
LGBTQ+ college students face unique barriers in their career development. This session will examine the career development of this population, including The Bottleneck Effect. The challenges and strengths that these students have will be explored and strategies, theoretical models, and best practices will be discussed.
Presenters: Christopher Hughes, The Pennsylvania State University; Hongshan Shao, The Pennsylvania State University

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Nuances of Career Services: How to Serve the International Student Population in Uncertain Times
Presenters will discuss evidence-based approaches to help US institutions understand and enhance their current career services programming to fit international students' needs. Attendees will walk away with strategic tools (wishlist items, survey data, etc.) to better serve the International Student population during uncertain times.
Presenters: Terah L. Henderson, Yorkville University; Kwan Segal, ICAway

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Cultural Formulation Interventions for International Students' Networking and Improvisation Skills
Networking can be tough even in normal times, but today's remote world adds a whole new set of challenges. In this session, the presenters will discuss how career counselors can utilize cultural validity to develop coaching interventions to improve international students' networking skills through improv.
Presenters: Terah L. Henderson, Yorkville University; Un Yeong Park, University  of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Kwan Segal, ICAway

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Breaking the Mold: Diversifying Support and Resources for Faculty
Shift your relationship and reputation with faculty across disciplines. This session will highlight the strategies that have (and haven't!) worked in our efforts to do just that. We focus on providing targeted resources and support to go beyond guest presentations to collaborative partnerships to incorporate career development into the curriculum.
Presenters: Courtney Gauthier, Western Carolina University

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Career Course Resources for Teachers of Career Courses
Learn about the Career Course Resources, what three different institutions are doing to meet undecided student needs in an age of uncertainty, and collaborate and connect with others who teach Career Courses for undecided students on the college campus.
Presenters: Douglas S Gardner, Utah Valley University; Marie Carter Brooks, Lake Superior College

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

When Dreams are Deferred: Understanding Career Change through the Lens of Grief and Loss
With college students who change majors or career paths, the gravity of that shift may be greater than expected. Using current grief models and student development theories, we will discuss the intersection of career change and grief amd loss, a possible intervention and ongoing research.
Presenters: Melissa Forgione, University of Florida; Kertesha Riley, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Coaching Graduate Students to Develop Practice-Based Professional Experiences
Explore how the University of Michigan School of Public Health supports graduate students to refine professional goals and relate them to academic programs. Discuss how staff and faculty at the school and department levels coach students to plan, create, and execute individualized opportunities for professional development and applied practice.
Presenters: Krystle Forbes, University of Michigan School of Public Health; Kate Wilhelmi, University of Michigan School of Public Health

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

University Career Counselors: Navigating Clients' Career Goals without Ignoring Mental Health Needs
When mental health needs impede students' ability to make career decisions, addressing these concerns is an important component of holistic career counseling. This presentation will offer evidence-based strategies for identifying, addressing, and providing appropriate referrals for mental health challenges in student populations seeking career counseling services.
Presenters: Madison Estrada, The University of Southern Mississippi; Jessica Schultz, The University of Southern Mississippi; Melanie Leuty, The University of Southern Mississippi

 


Focus: Higher Education Career Center Counselors and Specialists

Built from the Ground Up: Creating New Liberal Arts Career Programs with an Entrepreneurial Mindset
Liberal arts majors face unique career challenges, as do those creating resources to serve them. To level the playing field, we used an entrepreneurial approach to create an impactful career program from the ground up. Join us to discuss building new initiatives on a foundation of innovation, resourcefulness, and collaboration!
Presenters: Ashleigh Droz, Florida Gulf Coast University

 


Focus: K-12 Career Counselors and Specialists

ACA Advocacy Competencies and Group Work for African American Male Students in Career Development
The career development needs of school-aged African American Male (AAM) students require advocacy from school counselors. Such advocacy must extend from direct group intervention with students to include group work on behalf of students. The presenters propose using the ACA Advocacy Competencies as a guide to using group work advocacy that extends to the community/school and public arena levels. A case study demonstrates how school counselors can apply the competencies and related strategies, and the authors offer relevant recommendations.
Presenters: Carla Cheatham, Cheatham Career Services; Erin Mason, Georgia State University

 


Focus: K-12 Career Counselors and Specialists

Creating a "Profile of a Career Ready Graduate" to Inform Instructional Gaps
Get your administration and staff all "rowing in the same direction.Use the activities shared - and practiced - during this session to help get everyone on the same page by exploring what a career-ready graduate should know, have done and have to show for it.
Presenters: Eric Kelliher, Kent ISD

 


Focus: K-12 Career Counselors and Specialists

A Kaleidoscope of Career Interventions for the K12 setting
Career awareness, exploration, and guidance in an era of uncertainty require skill and relevant resources.  In this session, we will discuss specific resources used at the elementary, middle, and high school levels to promote career awareness, exploration, and guidance.  Resources will be synchronous and asynchronous in nature and align with numerous specific career theories.
Presenters: Sherry Williams, Lexington School District One

 


Focus: K-12 Career Counselors and Specialists

Early Detection: The Impact of Early Career Development for Underrepresented Student Populations
Underrepresented students often need more comprehensive assistance to navigate career and college readiness decision making successfully. This presentation will address how to address the challenges of career development and the impact early intervention can play. Specific background information and effective practices will be discussed during this session.
Presenters: Tinicia Turner, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University; Robyn Bentley, University View Academy

 


Focus: K-12 Career Counselors and Specialists

Life Design Counseling using the Vocational ID (Identity Card) as a Representation of the Client's Life Portrait
Referring to the career construction theory the so-called vocational ID (identity card) serves as a linguistic and visual representation of a career counseling client's life portrait. In this presentation you will be introduced to the theoretical framework and the practical application of the vocational ID.
Presenters: Marc Schreiber, Zurich University of Applied Sciences - Institute of Applied Psychology

 


Focus: K-12 Career Counselors and Specialists

Envision Your Future:  A Career Exploration Journey
Choosing a career is a challenge for most high-school students. Learn more about a program created at The American University in Cairo (AUC). The Bootcamp allowed students between the age of 14 and 17 to discover what job trends are in today's competitive market, learn what qualities they already possess, and find out what skills they need to establish their career ambitions. We took an experiential learning approach, where they participated in job shadowing, learned how to conduct informational interviews and search for practical learning opportunities. At the end of the bootcamp, they presented their personalized career story and action plan.
Presenters: Caroline Nassar, The American University in Cairo; Maha El Moslemany, The American University in Cairo; Soha Hassan, The American University in Cairo

 


Focus: K-12 Career Counselors and Specialists

Can You Hear Me Now? The Practical and Persistent Influence of Technology in K-12 Career Interventions
In many ways, COVID-19 has upended the conventional mechanisms and tools on which career and workforce development practitioners rely. This presentation will explore the possibilities of using technology to create robust delivery systems of career interventions with a specific focus on the development of authentic work-based learning experiences for youth.
Presenters: Steven Myers, Fairfax County Public Schools; Andrew Knoblich, City of Charlotte, NC

 


Focus: K-12 Career Counselors and Specialists

Enhancing Career and College Readiness Self-Efficacy of Children and Adolescents
Details of evidence-based psycho-educational units for adolescents and children and customized individual career counseling interventions for adolescents will be presented. The underlying theme is enhancing career and college readiness self-efficacy. Related curriculum documents, outcome data, treatment strategies employed, and hands-on exercises will be provided. Time scheduled for Q and A.
Presenters: Regina Gavin Williams, North Carolina Central University; Stanley Baker, North Carolina State University; Robert Martinez, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Amanda Hudson Allen, Johnston County Public Schools Student Services  Office of Equity, Information and Student Services

 


Focus: K-12 Career Counselors and Specialists

FAYLC: Infusion of P/Filipinx American Traditions and Virtual Counseling
P/Filipinx American adolescents address issues of career and identity development, generational trauma, and community justice through the Filipino American Youth Leadership Conference.Workshop participants will acquire counseling strategies to develop effective relationships with P/Filipinx American adolescents, strategies for mentor development and best practices in conference planning to maintain student engagement virtually.
Presenters: Kimberly Inuman Liaz, Graduate & Professional Studies at California State University, Sacramento; Rachael Marshall, Graduate & Professional Studies at California State University, Sacramento

 


Focus: K-12 Career Counselors and Specialists

Culturally Responsive Career Counseling: Supporting Latin/a/x Students with a Learning Disability
This presentation examines the post-secondary transitionary experience for Latin/a/x adolescents with a learning disability. Audience members will learn about the differences in available supports, career counseling strategies, and virtual opportunities to explore career goal setting and decision-making. A case study utilizing Blustein's Psychology of Working will be explored.
Presenters: Jehan Hill, Northern Illinois University; Sarah N. Baquet, Brooklyn College

 


Focus: K-12 Career Counselors and Specialists

Is Play in the Early Years a Form of Career Development?
This pilot study explores play and career development in the early years. Preliminary results indicate strong alignment between how play manifests within curricula and career development principles. Study findings may help educators, parents, and other stakeholders increase their understanding of how play underpins future career development.
Presenters: Lorraine Godden, Carleton University, Canada; Heather Nesbitt, Queen's University, Canada

 


Focus: K-12 Career Counselors and Specialists

Creating Culturally-Sensitive Career Education Programs for Underserved Youth
This presentation provides an overview on creating culturally-sensitive career development programs for underserved youth and how to measure changes in student beliefs resulting from interventions. We will use our work with rural Appalachian students as an illustration and provide sample activities and surveys related to a variety of social-cognitive variables.
Presenters: Melinda Gibbons, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Erin Hardin, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 


Focus: K-12 Career Counselors and Specialists

Dysfunctional Career Thoughts and Peer Relationships among Adolescents with ADHD
Peer relationship deficits are associated with ADHD symptoms, limiting the accumulation of interpersonal resources, and disrupting the acquisition of relevant vocational skills in adolescents with ADHD. Limited attention has been given to the importance of peer groups in the career development process. The study analyzed data collected of peers measured by the Clinical Assessment of Interpersonal Relationships and dysfunctional career thoughts measured by the Career Thoughts Inventory of 104 adolescents with ADHD. The presentation will include strategies to help counselors formulate efficacious intervention plans while working with students with ADHD during career exploration.
Presenters: Abiola Dipeolu, Texas A & M University-Kingsville; Stephanie Hargrave, Guilford College; Ashley Longoria, Texas A & M University-Kingsville; Madelyn. Escalante, Texas A & M University-Kingsville; Valeria Garcia, Texas A & M University-Kingsville; Victoria Martinez, Texas A&M University - Kingsville

 


Focus: K-12 Career Counselors and Specialists

K-12 Career Interventions: Research as Partnerships
Are you interested in designing an outcomes based research study utilizing community partnership? With limited resources, how can you best meet the needs of your students? This presentation will help you with these important functions. In this session, participants will learn how to design research studies that consider community partnerships.
Presenters: Brian Calhoun, Wake Forest University; Melissa Wheeler, University of Phoenix; Lia Falco, University of Arizona

 


Focus: K-12 Career Counselors and Specialists

The Importance of Competency-Driven Micro-Credentials for Students
Through an Evidence-Based Impact Study, we found that interactive content increases the likelihood of students selecting career-aligned plans of study by 189% and is key to improving career readiness outcomes. We will share what type of content is most impactful and how to best leverage content to drive student outcomes.
Presenters: Joe Belsterling, MajorClarity; Peyton Holland, National Technical Honor Society

 


Focus: K-12 Career Counselors and Specialists

What Is Readiness? Defined and Aligned to the Reimagined ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP)
Readiness is relevant across post-secondary intentions and has implications for informed career decisions. But what is it? The ASVAB CEP offers validated skill and interest assessments. Results from the assessments, coupled with planning tools, help students identify goals and articulate steps required to gain career field entry through many pathways.
Presenters: Janet Bayer, ASVAB Career Exploration Program; Shannon Salyer, Department of Defense Office of People Analytics; Rodney McCloy, Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO); Sofiya Velgach, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness; Beverly McCullough, U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM), Western Sector

 


Focus: K-12 Career Counselors and Specialists

Effects of School-Based Counseling Interventions on Students Repeating the 9th Grade
The session will examine the effects of a career and college readiness intervention program for students repeating the 9th grade. Investigators conducted an N=1/A-B single subject experimental design to determine if career and college readiness factors contributed to participants' strength of belief in their readiness to begin studies in a career pathway, and their preparedness for post-secondary education. Results of the study and implications for future research and counseling practice will be shared.
Presenters: Regina Gavin Williams, North Carolina Central University; Taheera Blount, North Carolina Central University; Damon Toone, North Carolina Central University; Naiya Bethea, North Carolina Central University

 

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2022 NCDA Conference
June 27-29, 2022

Anaheim Marriott Hotel
Anaheim, California

 


2023 NCDA Conference
June 29-July 2, 2023

Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel
Chicago, Illinois