The National Career Development Association (NCDA) provides professional development, publications, standards, and advocacy to practitioners and educators who inspire and empower individuals to achieve their career and life goals.
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Press Release reveals Bipartisan legislation would provide federal funding for states to develop career counseling frameworks
April 2-3, 2020
April 17, 2020
Career Development as Social Justice: Reviving Our Roots
Grand Rapids, MI
May 8, 2020
"Practical Strategies for Launching, Shifting, and Redesigning Careers"
Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, CA
A Primer for Instructors and Presenters (2nd edition)
This second edition of this monograph not only provides strategies for delivering key components of career development in enthusiastic, innovative and more meaningful ways, it covers updated standards and new technologies. An entire chapter offers 50+ active learning strategies useful for beginning and intermediate instructors of undergraduate and graduate career development courses and presenters of career development workshops. The author, Debra Osborn, has taught face-to-face and online university courses for over 20 years and has presented numerous national and international workshops on teaching career development.