2018 Conference-At-A-Glance

 

 

 

Is This Your First Conference with NCDA?
We suggest you review some of the conference lingo described at the bottom of this page. You can also read further details on our FAQ page or the article in our web magazine, "How to Make the Most of Your NCDA Conference Experience".

 

AGENDA ITEMS ONLINE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE! View the Program Book or Conference App for current details.

Monday, June 18, 2018 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm NCDA Board of Director's Meeting
8:00 am – 5:00 pm NCDA Supervisor Training
3:00 - 5:00 pm Conference Registration Open
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm NCDA Board of Director's Meeting
8:00 am – 5:00 pm NCDA Supervisor Training
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Counselor Educator Academy
3:00 - 5:00 pm Conference Registration Open
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Conference Registration Open
8:00 am - 12:00 pm NCDA Board of Director's Meeting
8:00 am - 5:00 pm NCDA Supervisor Training
8:00 am - 5:00 pm NCDA Credentialing Commission
8:00 am – 5:00 pm NCDA Facilitating Career Development (FCD) Advisory Council
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Counselor Educator Academy
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Professional Development Institutes
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
12:00 - 5:00 pm  Leadership Academy Class of 2018 and Class of 2019
5:30 - 6:30 pm NCDA Committee Chair Meeting
6:30 - 8:30 pm  NCDA Publications Development Council
7:00 - 9:00 pm International Reception
Thursday, June 21, 2018
7:30 am - 5:00 pm NCDA Conference Registration Open
7:30 am - 8:30 am Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
9:00 - 10:00 am First Timer's Meeting
10:15 - 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

CONFERENCE OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF!

3:50 - 5:00 pm Presentation Series I (presentations/roundtables/career talks)
5:00 - 6:00 pm Welcome Reception
6:00 - 9:00 pm Shuttle buses to Scottsdale ArtWalk
Friday, June 22, 2018
7:30 am - 5:00 pm NCDA Conference Registration Open
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
7:30 - 8:30 am Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall
8:00 - 9:00 am Annual NCDA Membership Meeting
9:30 - 11:00 am  General Session
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Brain Trust Reception
11:20 am - 12:30 pm Presentation Series II (presentations/roundtables/career talks)
12:30 - 1:50 pm Lunch On Your Own
1:50 - 3:00 pm  Presentation Series III (presentations/roundtables/career talks)
3:20 - 4:30 pm Presentation Series IV (presentations/roundtables/career talks)
4:50 - 6:00 pm Presentation Series V (presentations/roundtables/career talks)
6:00 - 8:00 pm NCDA Party
Saturday, June 23, 2018
7:30 - 8:15 am CCSP/GCDF Networking Session
7:00 - 8:00 am NCDA Board of Directors Breakfast
8:00 am - 12:00 pm NCDA Conference Registration Open
8:00 - 8:30 am Coffee Break
8:30 - 9:40 am Presentation Series VI (presentations/roundtables/career talks)
10:00 - 11:10 am Presentation Series VII (presentations/roundtables/career talks)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Closing General Session
12:30 pm Conference Adjourns

Continuing Education Hours Available

Attendees can receive up to 12 continuing education hours for attending educational sessions. View the back of the Program Book for details on how to obtain CEUs. Additional continuing education hours (up to 8) can be obtained by attending the pre-conference Professional Development Institutes. NCDA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #1003.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit will be clearly identified. NCDA is solely responsible for all aspects of this program.

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

Presentations are the most familiar and frequent sessions.  Lasting 60-70 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 or 70 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.

Career Talks Modeled on the popular Ted Talks, these quick presentations (15 minutes) provide the opportunity to share new ideas on a wide-range of career topics. Listen to a new theory being shared. Spark a conversation around a particular issue. Learn a new way of using a traditional tool. Think about it in a Career Talk!

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
    • Gray: 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!

Cyber Showcase: Tour the NCDA website, practice using the new conference app or learn how to get published in the NCDA web magazine, Career Convergence. Attend a short 30 minute event, or stop in anytime with your questions about the cyber side of NCDA.

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 is available in June. Visit the Apple Store or Google Play Store to download the App free. Just search NCDA.


 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.

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2020 NCDA Conference

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