2019 Conference-At-A-Glance

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Session Descriptions - June 19 2019

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Is This Your First Conference with NCDA?
We suggest you review the conference lingo, the FAQ page or the new article in our web magazine, "How to Make the Most of Your NCDA Conference Experience".


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Monday, June 24, 2019 
9:00 am - 5:00 pm NCDA Facilitating Career Development Master Trainer's Training
9:00 am – 5:00 pm NCDA Clinical Supervision Training
3:00 - 6:30 pm NCDA Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm NCDA Board of Director's Meeting
8:00 am - 5:00 pm NCDA Facilitating Career Development Master Trainer's Training
8:00 am – 5:00 pm NCDA Clinical Supervision Training
8:00 am - 5:00 pm NCDA Credentialing Commission
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Counselor Educator Academy
3:00 - 5:00 pm Conference Registration Open
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
7:30 am – 5:30 pm Conference Registration Open
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 2019 International Symposium
8:00 am - 5:00 pm NCDA Clinical Supervision Training
8:00 am - 5:00 pm NCDA Credentialing Commission
8:00 am – 5:00 pm NCDA Training and Education Council (TEC) Meeting
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Counselor Educator Academy
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Professional Development Institutes
12:00 - 1:30 pm NCDA Leadership Academy Luncheon
12:00 - 1:30 pm  Lunch On Your Own
1:00 – 5:00 pm Exhibitor Setup
1:30 - 5:30 pm Professional Development Institutes
1:00 - 5:00 pm State Leadership Training
1:00 - 5:00 pm  Leadership Academy Class of 2019
5:30 - 6:30 pm NCDA Committee Chair Meeting
6:30 - 8:30 pm  NCDA Publications Development Council
7:00 - 8:30 pm International Reception - by invitation only
Thursday, June 27, 2019
7:30 am - 5:00 pm NCDA Conference Registration Open
8:15 am - 9:45 am Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall & NCDA Showcase Open
8:30 - 9:30 am First Timer's Meeting
9:45 - 11:15 am Constituency Meetings
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Grab and Go Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Committee Meetings
11:30 am - 1:15 pm NCDA FCD Master Trainer and Instructor Trainer Meeting
 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Opening General Session


3:45 - 5:00 pm Presentation Series I (presentations/roundtables)
5:00 - 6:00 pm Welcome Reception
Friday, June 28, 2019
7:30 am - 5:00 pm NCDA Conference Registration Open
7:30 am - 4:30 pm Exhibit Hall & NCDA Showcase Open
7:30 - 8:30 am Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall
7:30 - 8:30 am Annual NCDA Membership Meeting
9:00 - 10:15 am  General Session
10:30 - 11:30 am Brain Trust Reception - by invitation only
10:30 - 11:45 am Presentation Series II (presentations/roundtables)
11:45 - 1:00 pm Lunch On Your Own
1:15 - 2:30 pm  Presentation Series III (presentations/roundtables)
2:45 - 4:00 pm Presentation Series IV (presentations/roundtables)
4:15 - 5:30 pm Presentation Series V (presentations/roundtables)
8:00 - 10:00 pm NCDA Party
Saturday, June 29, 2019
7:30 - 8:15 am CCSP/GCDF Networking Session
8:00 am - 12:00 pm NCDA Conference Registration Open
8:00 - 8:30 am Coffee Break
8:30 - 9:45 am Presentation Series VI (presentations/roundtables)
10:00 - 11:15 am Presentation Series VII (presentations/roundtables)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Closing General Session
1:00 pm Conference Adjourns

Did you know...?
NCDA's Guide to Conference Lingo:

Presentations are the most familiar and frequent sessions.  Lasting 60 minutes, there are close to 90 choices starting Thursday afternoon and going through Saturday morning. 

Roundtables are two 30-minute presentations.  Attendees have the opportunity to have an  interactive session at one roundtable then choose a second roundtable after the first round is completed - all within the 60 minute Program Series time frame. Roundtables are offered at the same time as Presentation sessions. Roundtable Sessions can accommodate up to 20 attendees per Roundtable. 

Professional Development Institutes are additional in-depth learning experiences. These provide 4 additional continuing education contact hours. These are not included in the conference registration.  They require an additional registration and fee and are only offered on Wednesday.

Graduate Student Poster Sessions Graduate students just joining our field have a great deal to share with NCDA members. On Friday, graduate students share information about their research, practice, program, or other thoughts on the field.

Constituency Group Meetings
NCDA utilizes a constituency model to better represent and serve the diverse needs of our members. You will have the opportunity to meet with the Trustee for the constituency group that most closely represents your work setting or interest affiliation. These groupings are designed to help you in your networking, to facilitate greater connection with colleagues who may share similar interests and work settings, and to enhance communication between the membership and the NCDA Board. Constituency groups are easily identifiable by their different colored name badge holders. Be sure to make your travel arrangements so you can participate in these special meetings:

    • Blue: School Career Counselors and Specialists
    • Black: Higher Education Career Counselors and Specialists
    • White: Private Practice, Business & Industry, and Agencies
    • Red: Counselor Educators and Researchers

First Timer's Session is for those attendees who have never been to an NCDA Global Career Development Conference. It is a great opportunity to meet others and learn how to maximize your conference experience.  Presented by seasoned conference veterans!

NCDA Showcase: A new way to get answers to all your questions in one place. Representatives from various NCDA activities, projects, and events (including Credentialing, Career Convergence, and publications) will be available here throughout the conference.

NCDA Party
Join friends and colleagues as we celebrate career development!  This family friendly event will include entertainment, food, desserts and a great time guaranteed!! Guest tickets may be purchased in advance or at the NCDA Registration Desk. Entrance is free to conference attendees. 

NCDA Conference App
The Conference App is an excellent way to electronically schedule your conference sessions, network with other conference attendees, find out more about conference presenters, and much more. The Conference App includes full session descriptions and the most current schedule. Visit the Apple Store or Google Play Store to download the App free. Just search NCDA. Or get the desktop version at https://event.crowdcompass.com/ncda2019


Continuing Education Hours Available

Attendees can receive up to 12 continuing education hours for attending educational sessions. Additional continuing education hours (up to 8) can be obtained by attending the pre-conference Professional Development Institutes.

The NCDA Career Development Conference CEUs are approved for all NCDA credentials.


NBCC ACEPNational Career Development Association (NCDA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 1003. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NCDA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.









View the Program Book for details on how to obtain CEUs.


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