NCDA promotes career development through its annual celebration of National Career Development Month. Every November, career development professionals are encouraged to celebrate with career related activities. In particular, NCDA sponsors an annual Poetry and Poster Contest.
Congratulations to the Winners of 52nd Annual Poetry and Poster Contest!
"Leading the Way to a Future Full of Possibilities"
November 2018 is National Career Development Month.
November 12-16 is National Career Development Week.
November 14 is National Career Development Day.
Watch for contest details to be posted here this summer!
Questions? Contact Ron Cathey
Listed below are the NCD Month State Contacts:
Each NCD Month entry must go through a state contest! If your state contact is not listed or your state is not participating in NCD Month, please contact NCDA Headquarters or e-mail the national chair for further instructions.
ALABAMA - Lynn Boyd
ALASKA- Deeta Lonergan
COLORADO - Amanda M. White
CONNECTICUT - Michael Shavel
DELAWARE - Victor Massaglia
FLORIDA - Aida Varela
GEORGIA - Tavonda Hudson
IDAHO - Ella Johnson
LOUISIANA - Lisa Hibner
MICHIGAN - Mary Engelhardt
MINNESOTA - Denise Felder
MISSISSIPPI - Leigh E. Bartlett
MISSOURI - Catherine Nkonge
NEW MEXICO- Autumn Collins
NEW YORK - Heather Robertson
NORTH DAKOTA - Alison Orgaard
OHIO - Meagan Kittrick
OKLAHOMA- Sandy Babcock
OREGON - Joseph Hernandez
PENNSYLVANIA- Colleen Tortorella
RHODE ISLAND - Audra Lavoie
SOUTH CAROLINA- Thommi Lawson
TENNESSEE - Erin Bennett
TEXAS- Terri Howe
UTAH- Melanie Steimle
VIRGINIA - John Harrichand
WASHINGTON-PUGET SOUND- Jill Walser
WISCONSIN - John Pritchett
Poster Contest Winning Entries
NCD Month Resources
Creative Ways to Celebrate- a list of ideas submitted by those who have celebrated in previous years
NCD Month K-12 Activities - Provided by Liz Jones - Plainwell Counseling Center
Click Here to read from NCD Month Celebration of Work. In the presidential year of Jane Goodman, 2006 Eminent Career Award Winner, many NCDA members, such as LeeAnn Bernier-Clarke (Editor), Pat Wickwire, Judith Ettinger, Victoria Wildermuth and priceless others, collaborated to create one of the most remarkable NCD Month Activity Books available. This is a work in progress, and NCDA is striving to provide you with the best resources available.
Career Convergence offers many articles detailing activities for all age groups. Here are a few that might help you help your students celebrate NCD Month:
-- Career Exploration in First Grade - By Deb Osborn
-- Positive Psychology Techniques for K-12 Career Counseling - by Louis V. Paradise and Dawn Romano Ironside
-- 21 Strategies for K-12 Career Development - by Deb Osborn