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Spring 2023 NCDA
Career Practitioner Institute
February 24, 2023,  In-Person Only
Annapolis, Maryland

 

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Building and Sustaining a Private Practice in Career Development

Five hours of in-person presentations will cover the most significant topics in the realm of career development private practice, including ideal practices, inclusivity and client motivation. Presented by experts in the field, this event offers five CEs. Join the NCDA Board and the Maryland CDA at this in-person gathering in the historic east coast city of Annapolis.

 


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Member $150
Student / New Professional / Retired $99
Non-Member $199

 

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AGENDA


*times listed are Eastern

8:30 - 8:45 am

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Lakeisha Mathews, NCDA President

8:45 - 9:45 am

 

Finding the Way to Your Ideal Private Practice
Karen Chopra

10:00 - 11:00 am

 

The Neurodiversity Movement: Building an Inclusive Workforce
Stacey Herman, Kennedy Krieger Institute

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

 

A Tech Guide for Private Practitioners
Melissa Venable, NCDA

12:15 - 1:15 pm Lunch Provided
1:15 - 2:15 pm

 

Keeping Clients Motivated
Courtney Warnsman, Austin Career Connections

2:30 - 3:30 pm

 

Building a Private Practice in Career Development - Panel
Lakeisha Mathews, NCDA President, University of Baltimore
Sharon Givens, NCDA Past-President, Visions Counseling and Career Center
Karol Taylor, Private Practice
Fred Demers, Fred Demers Associates, Inc.

 

Detailed Agenda

8:30 - 9:45 M
Finding the Way to Your Ideal Private PracticeKaren Chopra
Karen Chopra

Bio: Karen Chopra has been a career counselor in private practice for nearly twenty five years. She founded Chopra Careers and has helped hundreds of clients with career exploration, job search, and career management. She also helps career professionals and therapists launch and grow their own private practices. Ms. Chopra presents regularly at professional conferences and has been interviewed for articles and podcasts, including by CNN, Money, and NPR. An expert in workplace negotiations, she created the Certified Salary Negotiation Specialist (CSNS) credential with the Career Planning Academy. She is the author of the book Coaching Career Clients on Salary and Other Workplace Negotiations. The Mid-Atlantic Career Counseling Association honored her for Outstanding Professional Contributions in 2021. The Maryland Career Development Association has honored her with their Outstanding Career Practitioner and Lifetime Achievement awards.


10:00 - 11:00 am
The Neurodiversity Movement: Building an Inclusive WorkforceStacey Herman
Stacey Herman, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Kennedy Krieger's Neurodiversity at Work program takes a multi-faceted approach to hiring and retaining individuals of all abilities as part of the workforce. Neurodiversity at Work is a collective impact initiative designed to create and support gainful employment for individuals with disabilities, providing economic benefit for businesses and the larger community.  This presentation provides an overview of neurodiversity, building an inclusive workforce, breaking down barriers to employment, myth busting, and understanding the business case for hiring individuals of all abilities.

Bio: Stacey Herman is the Assistant Vice President of Neurodiversity and Community Workforce Development at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Her role includes the creation and supervision of programs designed to support individuals with disabilities as they transition to the workforce and access their community. This role allows Stacey to interact directly with individuals while working with multiple departments inside Kennedy Krieger Institute and the business community to raise awareness, train and develop employment opportunities for individuals of all abilities. Stacey lead's Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Neurodiversity at Work program, working with community leaders, business professionals, and policy makers to realize the Institute’s long-term goal of improving employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. 

Stacey is currently the president of the Association of People Supporting Employment First Maryland Chapter, and is an appointed member of the Governor’s Workforce Development Board in Maryland. Stacey is a leading member of the Maryland Project SEARCH Leadership Committee.

Stacey graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Inclusion Elementary and Special Education. She then continued her education receiving a Master of Science in Special Education at John’s Hopkins University. In her studies, she focused on severe disabilities with an emphasis in autism.
Website: Neurodiversity at Work at Kennedy Krieger | Kennedy Krieger Institute
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11:15 am - 12:15 pm
A Tech Guide for Private Practitioners Melissa Venable
Melissa Venable, NCDA
Career coaches, counselors, and specialists working in private practice are responsible for providing high-quality career development products and services to their students and clients. They are also responsible for managing their business. Technology solutions are available to manage a wide variety of tasks from training and outreach to finances and scheduling. This session presents guidelines for comparing and selecting new tools, showcases several user-friendly and effective options, and includes resources for further exploration.  

Bio: Melissa Venable currently serves as the Director of Professional Development for NCDA. She is also the Board Chair for the Beaufort (SC) Digital Corridor, a nonprofit tech startup incubator supporting entrepreneurship in her local community. In addition to a professional background in online education and career services, Melissa’s experience includes 12 years working as an independent contractor on projects related to online training development and delivery, writing, editing, and graphic design. https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissavenable


1:15 - 2:15 pm
Turnarounds: Not Just for Business!Courtney Warnsman 2021
Courtney Warnsman, Austin Career Connections
Career transition and development can be such an exciting time. It can also be an extremely frustrating time when we may find ourselves with little or no energy to devote to our own careers much less to helping clients move forward in theirs. Join us for this interactive workshop where we will turn around that energy and share our favorite go-to strategies for motivating clients and ourselves.


2:30 - 3:30 pm

Private Practice: Past/Present/Future - Panel
Lakeisha MathewsSharon GivensKarol TaylorFred Demers
Do you currently have your own private practice or are you thinking about dipping your toe in the waters? Now is your chance to engage with a panel of successful private practitioners. Panelists will share their own experiences answering questions such as...What are some different options for private practice? What does it take to start one? What are the best strategies to market your practice and find clients? What is an appropriate fee structure? What does each panelist wish someone had told them before they went into the business? This session will wrap up with participant Q&A, so get those questions ready.

Lakeisha Mathews, NCDA President, University of Baltimore
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Sharon Givens, NCDA Past-President, Visions Counseling and Career Center
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Karol Taylor, Private Practice
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Fred Demers, Fred Demers Associates, Inc.
Bio: Fred has over 35 years of experience in the field of human resources, organization change, and individual effectiveness – to include career navigation. Fred’s areas of expertise include Career Transition coaching, leader/executive coaching, talent and succession management, and organization effectiveness. He gained operations experience at General Electric, American General Insurance Company, and McCormick & Company, where he served as HR leader and management team member for Research & Development and for IT, and HR leader for Manufacturing & Sales.

Since 2008, Fred’s focus has been on Career Transition. In addition to his private practice, he served on Right Management/Manpower career transition teams from 2008 - 2016, and most recently with Whitehawk Group on major corporate downsizing/outplacement activity during the Covid crisis.

Fred is now engaged full-time with a Baltimore non-profit organization whose mission is to prepare, train, and connect returning, unemployed, and underemployed citizens to living wage jobs, many of whom are justice-involved.

Fred holds the CCSP and GCDF certifications, is a member of NCDA and MACCA. He holds master’s degrees in Business Administration and Organization Development, and Executive Coaching certificate from the Georgetown Leadership Coaching program.

 

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Continuing Education 

Four (4) Continuing Education hours are available. 

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NCDA's Credentialing Commission has approved the CPI according to the Continuing Education Manual

NCDA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #1003.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NCDA is solely responsible for all aspects of this program.

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After the event, NCDA will send participants an electronic link to the evaluation form. After completion of the evaluation, the system will direct you to your online membership record where your continuing education transcript can be printed.

 

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Hotel

Annapolis Waterfront Hotel
80 Compromise Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Room Rate: $229 plus taxes (currently 13%)
Reservations must be made by January 30 to receive the group rate


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Mark Your Calendar for the next Career Practitioner Institute
Fall 2023 - TBD


What is a Career Practitioner Institute?


NCDA offers these smaller, regional conferences for the purpose of

  1. gathering practitioners together for a day-long event or virtual afternoon at a low cost
  2. allowing state CDA leaders, NCDA Board members and representatives opportunities to present to and interact with smaller groups of practitioners
  3. showcasing NCDA expert members, helpful products and benefits to anyone working in the field of career development
  4. offering CEs (continuing education credits) to practitioners who seek these
  5. convening Board meetings and state CDAs

 

What are participants saying about
NCDA Career Practitioner Institutes?


 "Two of the best things about the presentations were the thought- provoking ideas and concepts and the competencies of the facilitators."


 "I enjoyed gaining new information and practices to re-energize my work."


 "As a new member, this was very beneficial... I learned about the many resources and training opportunities available to me personally, but also those that will be helpful in my work with my students."

What have participants learned?

"Models"

"How to facilitate people to unlock their own potential."

"The importance of focus."

"How to be the 'guide on the side, not the sage on the stage'."

 

 


 

Missed the live event in November? Need CEs? Register now to gain access to recorded presentations!

NCD month graphic"Celebrating National Career Development Month:
Career Coaching Fundamentals, Applications & Future Directions"


The Virtual Event is now open for registration for on-demand access.

This unique celebration takes place virtually so everyone in the field of career development can participate in the celebration of National Career Development Month! Four hours of live presentations will cover the most significant topics in the realm of career coaching. Presented by experts in the field, this celebration offers four CEs and access to additional videos that showcase professional development across NCDA. Come celebrate with us!

 

NCD Month Celebration: registered participants should check their email for instructions on how to access the virtual event.

Questions about access? Email mpowell@ncda.org

Online Registration is OPEN

Registration is available until January 16, 2023. On-demand sessions are available until February 15, 2023.

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Registration Fees - virtual / on-demand access
Rate
Member Rate $120
Student/New Professional/Retired $120
Non-Member $170

 

 

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AGENDA

November 16, 2022

*all sessions will be recorded and available on demand through Feb. 15, 2023
*times listed are Eastern


Welcome

Career Coaching: Fundamentals, Applications and Future Directions
Dr. Heather N. Maietta, Careers In Progress, Author of "Career Coaching"

G.R.O.W. Coaching Model in Action
Lakeisha Mathews, Ed.D., University of Baltimore, NCDA President, 2022-23

Key Concepts in Career Coaching
Diane HudsonDirector, Certified Professional Career Coach program, Author

Goal Pursuit for Outcomes Driven Career Coaching: Techniques for Practitioners
Imants Jaunarajs, Assistant Vice President, Ohio University

Presentations (listed in the virtual platform)
NCDA committees and staff will offer presentations on topics celebrating NCDA's contribution to the field of career development.These pre-recorded informational videos about NCDA committees, activities, and professional development do not offer additional CEs.

Detailed Agenda

1:00 - 2:15 pm

Career Coaching: Fundamentals, Applications and Future DirectionsHeather Maietta Head Shot

Dr. Heather N. Maietta, Careers In Progress, Author of "Career Coaching"
As our clients continue to experience a disrupted workplace, new and seasoned career professionals look for straightforward and clear navigation tools and resources. Career Coaching: Fundamentals, Applications, and Future Directions offer a compact, easy-to-navigate roadmap of applicable and innovative tools and models. In this session, Heather will overview the NCDAs new monograph, released in July 2022, which fills a long-standing void of knowledge for aspiring and new career coaches and is a welcomed refresher for seasoned professionals. Of particular interest to this audience will be two coaching models applied to real case scenarios and a Q & A session on coaching techniques for special populations. This essential overview of career coaching will benefit new and experienced coaches alike.

Bio: Dr. Heather N. Maietta is an Associate Program Chair and Associate Professor in the Higher Education Doctorate Program at Regis College. Heather’s research portfolio centers around adult learners, college to career transitions, and workforce readiness. She has researched, published, and presented widely on these topics. As a career coach who founded Career In Progress (careerinprogress.com), Heather works with mid-career professionals interested in retooling and advancing in the workplace. A long-standing member of NCDA, Heather is a 2019 graduate of the Leadership Academy and has held positions as a former Training & Education Council Board Member and editor for the Higher Education section of the Career Developments Magazine. In 2015, Heather was awarded NCDA’s Career Practitioner of the Year award. Heather received her doctorate of Higher Education Leadership from Central Michigan University. She is a Board Certified Coach, a Certified Master of Career Services (CMCS), a Facilitating Career Developments instructor.


2:30 - 3:30 pm

G.R.O.W. Coaching Model in ActionLakeisha Mathews

Lakeisha Mathews, Ed.D, Director, Career & Internship Center
The University of Baltimore Career & Internship Center utilizes the G.R.O.W. coaching model developed by Sir John Whitmore to help students achieve their career goals. Centered around four key phases, the G.R.O.W. coaching model has helped the Career & Internship Center obtain a 98% students satisfaction rate with career services. In addition, as the most diverse institution in the University System of Maryland serving adult learners on a urban campus, the model helps ensure that staff member are equipped to handle a variety of career development needs and challenges. This session will provide an overview of the G.R.O.W. model and how the UBalt Career & Internship Center has integrated the model into their approach to career development.

Bio: Lakeisha Mathews is Director of the Career and Professional Development Center at the University of Baltimore and the owner of a career coaching business called Right Resumes & Career Coaching, LLC which she launched in 2012. Dr. Mathews holds several industry certifications as a Certified Career Services Provider, Certified Professional Career Coach, Certified Professional Resume Writer, GCDF, Certified Business and Employer Services Professional, and is certified to teach Etiquette to Adults and Professionals. She received her M.S. in Human Resource Development from Towson University and a B.A. in Communication from the University of Maryland College Park. Lakeisha recently received her Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership and Innovation from Wilmington University.


3:45 – 4:45 pm

Key Concepts in Career CoachingDiane Hudson
Diane Hudson, Director, Certified Professional Career Coach Program, Author
Career coaches empower their clients to set and get goals and make career management decisions. Focusing on strengths and accomplishments, we steer our clients to career success – as they become job-searched-proofed. We are the catalysts to their awareness of career management and job search. There are two main proficiencies used for effective career coaching: query and listening. In this session, Diane will share her expertise in moving a job seeker from point A to career nirvana.

Bio: Diane Hudson is Director of the Certified Professional Career Coach program, a certification of PARW/CC. She has more than 2,000 participants from 38 countries. Diane is a book author and her resumes, case studies, and chapters are published in more than 65 periodicals and books. She trains both career coaches and job seekers across the USA, Puerto Rico, Europe, Japan, and Korea in career management and career coaching techniques. She previously was a special agent investigator for the DoD, recruiter and employment specialist at Northrop, and server at the Blue Bayou restaurant at Disneyland. Diane is the winner of several notable industry awards for leading a culture of excellence in the career management industry, and she received the Best Executive resume award from PARW/CC.


5:00 – 6:00 pm

Goal Pursuit for Outcomes Driven Career Coaching: Techniques for the PractitionerImants Jaunarajs
Imants Jaunarajs, Assistant Vice President, Ohio University
Imants will showcase practical goal pursuit techniques and how practitioners can implement them. Goal pursuit is a research-based neuroscience concept that represents three components: goal setting, goal striving, and goal maintenance. It is common for practitioners to incorporate a goal-setting process when working with clients. Yet, most do not include the more comprehensive concept of goal pursuit and leave out goal striving and goal maintenance. Goal pursuit links behavior change in the short and long term by supporting clients implementing day-to-day action steps, leading to longer-term designated outcomes. Imants will highlight techniques on goal attainment, growth mindset, If/Then thinking, Distance Bias, and Planning Fallacy, etc. while highlighting how a common unified approach has benefited client goal attainment. Attendees will be involved throughout the session and leave with their own action plan for implementing goal pursuit.

Bio: Imants Jaunarajs, M.A., serves as the Assistant Vice President at Ohio University. With over seventeen years of experience in university career centers, Imants is a creator of innovative and outcome driven career development best practices, including Brain Based Career Development (BBCD) and Leadership Coaching (an executive coaching model for undergraduate students). In 2018, Imants’ department was the winner of the National Excellence Award for Career Services Excellence (NACE). Imants earned a Bachelor of Arts from Earlham College and Master of Arts from Western Michigan University.   

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Continuing Education 

Four (4) Continuing Education hours are available. * All sessions will be recorded and available on demand through Feb. 15, 2023.

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NCDA's Credentialing Commission has approved the CPI according to the Continuing Education Manual

NCDA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #1003.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NCDA is solely responsible for all aspects of this program.

NBCC ACEP

After the event, NCDA will send participants an electronic link to the evaluation form. After completion of the evaluation, the system will direct you to your online membership record where your continuing education transcript can be printed.