NCDA Career Practitioner Institutes (CPIs)

What Is a Career Practitioner Institute?
NCDA offers these smaller, regional conferences for the purpose of

  1. gathering practitioners together for a day-long event at a low cost
  2. allowing state CDA leaders, NCDA Board members and representatives opportunities to present to and interact with smaller groups of practitioners
  3. showcasing NCDA products and benefits to both members and non-members
  4. offering CEUs (continuing education units) to practitioners who seek these
  5. convening Board meetings and state CDAs

What are Participants saying about NCDA Career Practitioner Institutes?
"Two of the best things about the presentations were the thought provoking ideas and concepts and the competencies of the facilitators."
"I enjoyed gaining new information and practices to re-energize my work."
"As a new member, this was very beneficial... I learned about the many resources and training opportunities available to me personally, but also those that will be helpful in my work with my students."


October 14-15, 2021 - Alexandria, VA

"The Future of Work"

The information below is subject to change.


Institute Registration

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Registration Fees Early Bird After Oct 1, 2021
Member Rate $150 $175
Student/New Professional/Retired $100 $125
Non-Member $250 $275



The Westin Alexandria Old Town
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314

Room Rate: $199 plus all applicable taxes.
Reservations must be made no later than Sept. 10, 2021 to receive the group rate.

Online Hotel Reservations



October 14

Pre-Conference Workshops

8:00 am - 12:15 pm


October 15

9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Eastern)

Time Event
 am Welcome and Opening Keynote
12:00 pm Lunch
 pm Break
4:00 pm Event Adjourns

Continuing Education 

Six Continuing Educations hours are available for this event. 

NCDA Cred Comm Logo

NCDA's Credentialing Commission has approved the CPI according to the Continuing Education Manual

NCDA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #1003.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NCDA is solely responsible for all aspects of this program.


After the event, NCDA will send participants an electronic link to the evaluation form. After completion of the evaluation, the system will direct you to your online membership record where your continuing education transcript can be printed.

Keynote Presenters


Presentations, October 2021



Mark Your Calendars for future
Career Practitioner Institutes:

February 24-25, 2022 - St. Petersburg, FL