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2022 Ohio Career Development Association Conference

The Future of Career Development: Build Your Toolkit for Now and the Future

(Innovation - Intervention - Resilience)

Zoom (Virtual Conference)

May 19th and 20th, 2022

Thursday, May 19th 2022

Welcome, 1:00pm - 1:10pm

Keynote #1 (Dr. Linda Woodard), 1:10pm - 2:00pm

Session #1, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Session #2, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Session #3, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Session #4: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Friday, May 20th 2022

Welcome, 9:00am - 9:10am

Keynote #2 (Dr. Kimberly Yousey-Elsener), 9:10am - 10:00am

Break, 10:00am - 10:15am

Session #5, 10:15am - 11:15am

Break 11:15am - 11:30am

Session #6, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Lunch, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Awards Session, 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Session #7, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Break, 2:30pm - 2:45pm

Session #8, 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Nominations/Getting Involved with OCDA, 3:45pm - 4:00pm

Session #9, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

(NOTE: All times are in Eastern Time)

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Thursday Keynote:

Thursday, May 19th, 1:10pm - 2:00pm

"Striving to Serve at Higher Heights"

Dr. Linda D. Woodard, Ed.D., CWDP, GCDFI, CCSP, CPRW

Description: Our jobs as career development practitioners or career services providers have been pushed to extreme limits over these past almost two years due to the world pandemic. Our clients come to us with greater needs and are more desperate for our services. What we do to support and serve our clients hasn’t changed – just how we serve must change!

The theme of this year’s conference is The Future of Career Development: Build Your Toolkit for Now and the Future. Building our toolkit is the key to being able to serve at higher heights. During my conversation with you, we will look how we can accomplish this by ensuring that we are laser focused on:

1. Knowing how to be innovative in providing services,

2. Ensuring that we recognize that empathy must remain a key ingredient in our interventions that we provide and,

3. Ways for us to remain resilient while doing this hard but important work!

Follow this link for a brief video synopsis of the presentation.

Friday Keynote:

Friday, May 20th, 9:10am - 10am

"Defining Career Mobility and High Impact Career Practices  for Higher Education Today"

Dr. Kimberly Yousey- Elsener, Ph.D.

Description: We’ll spend the morning keynote talking about the results from the National Alumni Career Mobility survey (NACM) and how you can use the information to add to your data toolkit. 

The National Alumni Career Mobility (NACM) Survey was developed to help institutions strategically adapt career practices and equitably guide students toward fulfilling careers. We’ll spend some time reviewing the NACM Survey findings of 12,000+ alumni from 220+ institutions; and will discuss the six High Impact Career Practices of the most prepared, satisfied, and economically mobile alumni. In addition, we’ll help you build your data toolkit by exploring how you can use data like the NACM results to find inspiration for innovation, building resilience through seeing success and identify areas for intervention.

I find the NACM data to be incredibly exciting because it provides you not only with data about the current context of alum but also connects alumni success with tangible actions to enhance your current student experience.

Follow this link for a brief video synopsis of the presentation.

Thursday Breakout Sessions

Session #1 (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Ankit Shah

Supervisor, Talent Development

Columbus State Community College

Future of Career Development: Continuous Disruptions & Evolving Workforce

In this time of continuous disruptions in our workforce, it has become critical that students and employees understand importance of upskilling and reskilling in order to remain relevant in the current evolving workforce. Employers needs their entire workforce to accept and welcome change in a positive manner when it comes to learning. Due to hybrid and remote workforce, the way employees want to work is changing. Hence, it has become essential for our career development professionals to stay ahead in learning trends from employer perspective to help prepare the workforce effectively. Join me in a meaningful conversation, where we will discuss how to effectively prepare incoming and existing employees from various spaces about new ways to learn, adapt, and evolve in these times of change to stay ahead in learning and positive ways to contribute within their respective industries and organizations.

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Session #2 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

CEO & Director
Visions Counseling and Career Center, LLC

National Career Development Association

Career Development Services for African Americans: A Narrative From The Private Practice Perspective

Using a narrative approach, this session will share key insights and central themes regarding providing career development services for African Americans in a private and a university setting. The session will meaningfully include the voice of the client, successful interventions, as well as specific case studies.


Session #3 (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Gina Studer, CCMC
Career Coach
First Penguin Coaching

Skills for the Future: Helping Career Clients Identify and Plan

Given the speed at which technology is increasing in our world, skills required by employers are changing.  Job candidates need to possess both hard and soft skills that will prepare them for the future.  We will discuss some top skills that are important to hiring managers in 2022 as well as industry trends that can help predict important skills in the future. I will also share a career assessment tool that helps clients identify their top skills and allows them to explore possible paths linked to these skills.  We'll conclude the discussion with tips on resilience, and how people can manage their careers in the midst of uncertainty.

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Session #4 (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

Charles Lehman
New Mexico Employment & Economic Information Center, LLC

National Career Development Association
New Mexico Career Development Association

Ohio Current and Future Job Opportunities and Career Trends

What do you know about the job market in Ohio? With my rich background in researching workforce data at state and national levels, this session will prepare you with information on the current and future trends of the Ohio job market, employability skills required, job search tips, and career counseling needs.

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Friday Breakout Sessions

Session #5 (10:15am - 11:15am)

Chelsea Donovan
Program Manager, Boler Professional Development
John Carroll University

BPD & Beyond: How to Create and Enhance A Curriculum Based Around Professional Development

The Boler College of Business at John Carroll University, rated #1 by Employers in the US by Bloomberg News for Workplace Readiness, possesses a unique program revolving around professional development for business students. Unlike other majors that will host one professional development course during the senior year, the Boler Professional Development (BPD) Program is a four-year comprehensive non-credit program with a curriculum that develops skills to prepare students for the workplace. This presentation will discuss the layout of the BPD program, its competencies, and its outcomes.

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Session #6 (11:30am - 12:30pm)

Taylor Slocum, LPC, CPRW
Career Counselor
Career Mentorship Program Coordinator

Columbus State Community College

Gameful Mentorship: Create Engaging Student-Employer Relations

Gamification is generally defined as the use of game-design elements in non-game concepts. The gameful mentorship program allows mentors to help students learn and apply career competencies and skills while networking with industry professionals. We will look at tools and resources used to create gameful activities with mentors. You’ll leave with ideas for immediate implementation into existing mentoring programs.

Follow this link for a brief video synopsis of the presentation.

Session #7 (1:30pm - 2:30pm)

Sylvia Marrero, NCC
Assistant Director, Student Advancement
Case Western Reserve University

Dorien Langezaal
Associate Director, Student Advancement
Case Western Reserve University

Mapping Yourself...Mapping Your Future: A Major & Career Exploration Workshop

Join us to learn how we engage with first year students and faculty beyond a traditional one-on-one advising model at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). The purpose of this presentation is to share the development and success of a major and career exploration workshop to inspire participants to bring back elements to their own institutions and clients.

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Session #8 (2:45pm - 3:45pm)

Katie Flanigan, GCDF
Assistant Director & Career Consultant,
Career & Professional Development Center

Carnegie Mellon University

Danielle Rueger-Miroewski, CPRW
Partner Engagement Specialist
Parker Dewey

Daniella Flores
Program Coordinator, Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion
John Carroll University

The Future of Work: Overcoming Obstacles to Support Meaningful Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is beneficial not only in creating pathways to further opportunity, but also in the process of career exploration. This presentation will explore common barriers to experiential learning as well as solutions, including Micro-Internships and institution-funded experiences.

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Session #9 (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Ray Moon, CDCA
Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Student Success Center
Central State University

Network to Net Worth: Connecting College Students With Professional Organizations and Associations As It Relates to Career Counseling

This presentation will explore organizational benefits and provide participants with skills to articulate, integrate, and implement professional organizations into conversations with their students to increase motivation and self-efficacy.

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