11/23/2010

NCDA Announces Newly Revised Mission Statement

By Deneen Pennington, NCDA Executive Director

The NCDA Board of Directors met in San Antonio, Texas in late October for its annual retreat.  Cheri Butler, current NCDA President, gathered “Team NCDA” to update the NCDA Mission Statement and many of the existing guidelines and policies posted on the website.

The Board revealed the newly revised the Mission Statement:

NCDA inspires and empowers the achievement of career and life goals by providing professional development, resources, standards, scientific research, and advocacy.

 

The Board also confirmed the current Tag Line, which fits closely with the Mission Statement:

Inspiring Careers – Empowering Lives

 

The Board discussed the need for a short, concise “elevator speech” to describe NCDA.  They explored the need to not have one statement for the public and a different statement for members.  Thus the combined statement finally evolved. The new Mission Statement was posted on the website in early November.

 

“Team NCDA,” Cheri’s presidential theme for the Board, met in San Antonio in preparation for the annual NCDA Career Development Conference, which is scheduled for June 30-July 2, 2011. The NCDA Board members will meet again at the beginning of the conference, as well as joining a teleconference call on January 6, 2011. Board members' contact information and meeting minutes are posted on the website under About NCDA.



If you work in the career development field, you are invited to join NCDA. Membership Categories include Regular, New Professional/Student, Retired, Professional, and Special Designations (MCC & MCDP). According the the Membership Report as of June 2010, NCDA has over 4600 members, with most reporting the following work settings:



Membership By Work Setting

 

 

 

number

percent

Assn/Foundation

50

1%

Business/Industry

233

7%

Career Dev Program/Center

161

5%

College/University

1,551

44%

Community Agency

114

3%

Correctional Facility

19

1%

Elementary School

30

1%

Government

154

4%

Junior/Community College

347

10%

Middle/Junior High School

44

1%

Military

 

16

<1%

Parochial/Proprietary

3

<1%

Pastoral/Religious

14

<1%

Private Counseling Center/Practice

465

13%

Rehabilitation

30

1%

School District

28

1%

Secondary/High School

182

5%

Vocational/Tech School

51

1%

Total Reporting

3,492

100%

 

 

Current members are encouraged to renew their memberships!

 

All members and non-members are invited to participate in the 2011 NCDA Career Development Conference. Details are now posted online.


1 Comment

Lamonte Blades on Friday 12/03/2010 at 10:28AM wrote:

Thanks for the very relevant articles.


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