NCDA WEBINAR: Renewing the Emphasis on Career Development In K-12 Education

April 15th webinar is the final in this series

Renewing the Emphasis on Career Development In K-12 Education


Presented by: Rebecca Dedmond and Paul Nichols

Professionals who focus their work on career development and facilitation will want to participate in this  three-part NCDA webinar series to be held March / April of 2014.  A duo of career counselors will lead this interactive, high energy, informative series designed to engage counselors in the review and upgrade of latest information about the forces changing the global economy and what it requires of workers today! This program is designed so that the completer will be able to learn about and earn a digital badge.  

Topics covered will also include, but not be limited to


This will be a 3-part series webinar. You do NOT have to attend all three webinars, but there will be a discounted rate for attending all three. Rebecca and Paul are also offering digital badges for attending the webinars and completing activities.


Rebecca Dedmond is Director of the Master of Arts in School Counseling Program at The George Washington University where she directs the Freshman Transition Initiative (FTI). Her research focus is on Freshman Transition (8th and 9th grades). Working with a team of national experts, she wrote and validated the nationally recognized Standards for a Freshman Transition Course. Her articles and research on the Initiative appear in professional journals and she conducts numerous workshops and Institutes. Currently, she is finalizing the Middle Level Transition Standards that lead youth through adolescence and into high school. 

Rebecca serves in a variety of leadership roles in professional organizations, and contributes to the career development profession by making presentations, writing articles, books, training guides and creating career and guidance-related products. Rebecca is the recipient of the 2013 American Counseling Association’s Professional Development Award.


Paul Nichols is a native of Southside, Virginia. Since graduating from college in 1980 he has made a career in education as a teacher, counselor, and administrator in Southside Virginia, worked with the Virginia Department of Education, and worked as an educational consultant with a national education software company. Paul holds an advanced degree and certification in Education from Longwood University and Virginia State University. He has also completed certification as a Career Development Facilitator (CDF) through the National Career Development Association.


In 2007 Paul was instrumental in the creation of Virginia Advanced Study Strategies (VASS) and serves as its first President and CEO. VASS is a 501(c)(3) non--profit organization promoting and supporting academic rigor in K12 math, English, and science classes as the foundation for success with career and college preparation. This issue is a critical component of Workforce Development. Since incorporation in 2007, VASS has partnered with more than 100 schools in Virginia, primarily in high-poverty, high-minority areas. The increase in student participation and success in STEM related AP classes in these schools are well over ten times the average growth for the state and nation. Most recently Paul has secured a US Department of Education innovation grant to develop resources that will enhance student and parent preparation for Career and College Preparation.



Part One-Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

3:00pm-4:00pm Central Time


Part Two-Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

3:00pm-4:00pm Central Time


Part Three-Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

3:00pm-4:00pm Central Time



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Group rate for 6 or more attendees




CEUs Earned

1 Hour CE Certificate Included

2 Hour CE Certificates Included

3 Hour CE Certificates Included


**A sign in/out sheet will be provided to groups for CE verification. An additional fee of

$5 is required for each certificate requested.


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