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2017 Spring Conference

We are excited to announce OCDA’s annual conference is on Friday, May 19, 2017!

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Welcome to the 2017 Conference

For the first time in many years, the Ohio Career Development Association Annual Conference will take place in central Ohio! Please join us for our 2017 annual OCDA conference on Friday, May 19th, 2017 at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. We are offering you a wealth of fantastic speakers with multiple breakout sessions. Deb Osborn, PhD, Past President of NCDA & Associate Professor at Florida State University will be our Keynote presenter. She will be discussing the Cognitive Information Processing (CIP) Theory and how to integrate these theoretical techniques into your own practice.

Following our Keynote presentation there will be 2 breakout sessions delivered by Sunny Lurie, PhD and Marilyn Rice. Dr. Lurie, founder and CEO of Fast Focus Careers will discuss techniques to help clients breakthrough and find a meaningful career. Marilyn, Director of the Ohio State University Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management, will be presenting on how to engage with Alumni and facilitate meaningful student/alumni relationships.

Lunch & Awards will follow the breakout session and attendees will also have the opportunity to get a professional photo taken!

The second round of breakout sessions will include Tracy Austin and Jeff King, Ph.D. Tracy Austin, a training and organizational leadership development professional, will be teaching participants how to ask powerful, clarifying questions to help clients set goals for career success. Dr. King, Director of the OSU Leadership Center and an Associate Professor at Ohio State University, will be discussing emotional intelligence and how to strengthen your leadership capacity to work well with others.

The conference will conclude with Dr. Osborn, our keynote presenter, who will present on linking online resources to innovative career counseling techniques. We hope that you can join us for this exciting annual event in Buckeye country!