Career Practitioner Institute

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"Creative Career Interventions Across Workplace Settings"

 NCDA Career Practitioner Institute (CPI) VIRTUAL EVENT

Thursday, February 25, 2021 

11:00 am - 4:00 pm (Eastern)


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Registration Fees Early Bird After Jan 15, 2021
Member Rate $150 $175
Student/New Professional/Retired $100 $125
Non-Member $250 $275

**This is a virtual event. The Conference App is open to registered attendees. Please watch your email for additional instructions.**


11:00 am - 4:00 pm (Eastern)

11:00 am Welcome and Opening Live Session
12:15 pm Break
12:25 pm Live Session
1:05 pm Break
1:15 pm NCDA Strategic Plan Discussion - NCDA Presidents
1:45 - 4:00 pm Pre-recorded Sessions - On Your Own
4:00 pm Virtual Event Adjourns


Continuing Education 

Six Continuing Educations hours are available for this event. 

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

NBCC ACEPNCDA 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.


Presentations, February 2021

Creating A Culture of CARE: Interventions That Engage, Increase Awareness of Self-Knowledge and Inspire Success
Recognizing individuals’ searches for meaning and purpose, the role of spirituality and life-role balance, especially during a global pandemic, participants examine the relevance of theory-based process-oriented interventions including career-life, person-environed matching, and re-framing “career” to CARE, that move beyond objective assessment and facilitate callings.

Edward Colozzi, Career Development and Counseling Services


Creative Approaches to Connecting Career and College Readiness Activities with Elementary Students
This session will feature engaging and interactive career activities that can be introduced to students in all grade levels within the elementary school setting. The presenter will provide a review of career theory and connect that with creative career activities that address the developmental stages of children.

Stacy Van Horn, University of Central Florida


How to Find Your Glitter when the Spark is Gone
A vision board is a visual representation of an individual’s goals, dreams, and aspirations. This session will focus on the use of vision boards to promote self-discovery for students and clients. Attendees will gain insight and helpful tips on how to guide individuals through the vision board process.

Kymmie Cartledge, Lexington School District 1 / Glitter, Glue and Goals


Incorporating STEM Career Initiatives in Your School Counseling Program
This session addresses the role of school counselors in STEM career development, such as coordinating STEM career lessons and school-wide activities and establishing community partnerships. The presenter will offer concrete strategies school counselors can use at various levels that fit within the ASCA Model framework.

Christopher Belser, University of New Orleans


Poetry and Career Counseling: A Creative Method of Exploration
Have you ever read a poem that made you reflect on life or brought you to tears? Poems, limericks, and haikus are all an amazing art form the connects to the soul.  Poetry can be an added tool in your tool kit when career counseling.  Come to this creative and fun session and learn how to incorporate poetry when working with clients.

Mason Murphy, Texas State University


Tips and Techniques for Online Career Development Trainings
This session will look at ways to provide career development training online. Exploring ways to take those one-hour workshops and move them to a more engaging, multi-layer offering. We will discuss ways to prepare people for the training and to keep them engaged once they are in.

Jim Peacock, Peak-Careers Consulting


Engaging Graduate Students and Career Changers Effectively in Higher Education
Graduate students have been historically less engaged than undergraduate students in higher education career services, in part because of their different career needs. Learn how to better engage your graduate student population, with a special emphasis on virtual engagement, career changers, and mid-career professionals.

Megan Pritchett, University of Denver


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