What Is a Career Practitioner Institute?

NCDA offers these smaller, regional conferences for the purpose of

  • gathering practitioners together for a day long event at a low cost
  • allowing NCDA Board members and representatives opportunities to present to and interact with smaller groups of practitioners
  • showcasing NCDA products and benefits to both members and non-members
  • offering CEUs (continuing education units) to practitioners who seek these
  • convening Board meetings

What Are Participants Saying about NCDA Career Practitioner Institutes?

  • "I enjoyed everything! Networking was terrific! Speakers were excellent! Location was wonderful. Being able to obtain 13 CEU's in 2 days while having fun, too!"
  • "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."

Mark Your Calendars!

Career Practitioner Institute, Fall 2016!
October 20-21, 2016
Marriott Mystic Hotel & Spa
Mystic, Connecticut

Career Practitioner Institute, Spring 2017
February 23-24, 2017
Marriott Memphis East Hotel
Memphis, Tennessee

 NCDA Career Practitioner Institute

Mark Your Calendars for our next Career Practitioner Institute, Fall 2016!
October 20-21, 2016
Marriott Mystic Hotel & Spa
Mystic, Connecticut

Thank you for joining us in New Orleans! Check back soon for details on our next Career Practitioner Institute!

"Practical Techniques and Strategies for
Career Development Practitioners"

October 21, 2016
Mystic, Connecticut


Institute Registration:

Online Registration Coming Soon!

CPI Location:

Marriott Mystic Hotel and Spa
625 North Road (Route 117)
Groton, CT 06340, US

 Room Rate: $159 plus tax



Thursday, October 20, 2016

Professional Development Institutes (PDIs) - optional (for an additional fee); 4 Continuing Education Contact Hours (CE)

8:00 am - 12:00 pm - PDI #1
1:30 am - 5:30 pm - PDI #2

Friday, October 21, 2016

8:30 - 9:45 am Opening General Session

10:00 - 11:10 am  Presentation Series I (3 presentations per series)

11:25 am - 12:35 pm  Presentation Series II (3 presentations per series)

12:35 - 1:45 pm  Welcome Lunch

1:45 - 2:55 pm  Presentation III (3 presentations per series)

3:10 - 4:00 pm  Closing Session


Continuing Education
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 an electronic link to the evaluation.  After completion of the evaluation, the system will direct you to your online membership record where continuing education transcript can be printed. 

Professional Development Institutes -

Optional Pre-Conference Professional Development Institutes (additional fee required to participate); 4 Continuing Education Hours


Keynote Speakers - Friday, October 21, 2016





Presentation Series - Friday,

 Presentation Series I, 10:00 - 11:10 am



Presentation Series II, 11:25 am - 12:35 pm



 Presentation Series III, 1:45 - 2:55 pm