Questions and Answers

by Melanie Reinersman

Q. What is this new Leadership Academy that I've been hearing about?

A. Sixteen NCDA members will be selected to join this hands-on, highly experiential leadership development opportunity designed specifically for promising national and state career development association leaders. You are invited to apply! Read all about the
Leadership Academy on the home page of the NCDA website.

Q. How can a counselor can get added to the list of "Counselors by State" posted on the website?

A. NCDA offers this website listing under "Need a Career Counselor?" as a benefit to those who have achieved one of the special memberships. Specifically, you must be a Master Career Counselor (MCC) or Master Career Development Professional (MCDP) before you can purchase a listing. For more information, look on the website, under">Membership: Categories: Special . Applications are being accepted August 1 thru October 31, 2005.

Q. Can you tell me what NCDA is doing to help with CEU's?
A.. CEU's or Continuing Education Units can be earned in a variety of ways, including conference participation. One of the newest offerings is 4 CEU's to authors of articles published in the NCDA web magazine, Career Convergence. Contact the editor for details.

Q. What is the difference between the web magazine and the newsletter?
A. The web magazine, Career Convergence, is written by career development practitioners for career development practitioners. The articles offer "best practices" and other tips to be used immediately by readers in a variety of work settings (e.g. K-12, Post-Secondary, Government, etc). Unlike a journal, the writing style is informal and friendly. While NCDA members are the editors of Career Convergence, anyone can read or author an article. It is published online on the first of each month and automatically emailed to NCDA members and other subscribers.

The Career Development Newsletter is the quarterly "newspaper" of the association itself. It is only for members. NCDA headquarters publishes the information to keep its members up-to-date on the association's mission and activities(e.g. conferences). It is mailed to members three times a year, emailed to members each fall, and posted on the website under About NCDA.

Q. Is it true that NCDA moved?
A. Yes! We are finally in our new building! Here is our new address (note the phone numbers stayed the same):

305 N. Beech Circle
Broken Arrow, OK 74012

Phone 918-663-7060
Fax 918-663-7058
Toll-free 866-367-6232

Questions may be directed to any NCDA staff or committee member. Please click on the "Contact Us" link on the top right side of each webpage.