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  • 26 Dec 2022 9:12 PM | Anonymous

    OCDA is proud to announce new partnerships with the Strategic Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) and the Kenton County Library. These partnerships offer several benefits for OCDA members that will become available in January of 2023! Stay tuned for information about how to access these benefits.

    You can find links to SOCHE's and Kenton County Library's websites on our Partners webpage or by clicking on the logos below!


  • 4 Dec 2022 7:05 PM | Anonymous

     You spoke! We listened! We wanted to share some of the results of our Membership Engagement Survey with you! We are so excited for 2023 and all that OCDA has to offer for our members!

     

     


  • 20 Nov 2022 7:43 PM | Anonymous

    As we near the end of National Career Development Month, OCDA invites members to take some time to reflect and show appreciation to those who helped you along your career path.

    This week, we encourage our members to make a card or send an email to someone who has had a positive impact on them or their career.

    We also have a short form that can be completed to send your note of appreciation, if desired!

  • 8 Oct 2022 10:24 PM | Anonymous

    DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call For Proposals for NCDA Global Conference

    Are you interested in presenting at the 2023 NCDA Global Career Development Conference? You're in luck! There is still time to submit your proposal! NCDA has extended their deadline for submitting proposals to October 17th 2022! For more information about the conference and how to submit proposals, follow this link!


  • 2 Jun 2022 10:56 AM | Anonymous

    Interested in getting more involved with OCDA?

    We have several volunteer positions open on our Board and committees. Joining the board is a great way to build your resume and leadership skills, as well as your professional network. Opportunities for getting involved include: President-Elect, Professional Development Co-Chair, Membership Chair, Membership Engagement Chair, National Career Development Month Chair, Bylaws Chair, Archives Chairs, and Social Media Chair, as well as several options to become a committee member.

    To learn more about the open positions, and to fill out an interest form, click the button below.

    Learn More About Getting Involved!

    Check out THIS VIDEO to learn more about why volunteering with OCDA is a great choice! We look forward to working with you.


  • 15 Apr 2022 11:04 AM | Anonymous

    Free Professional Development Event:

    Leveraging Resources to Build a Pre-Apprenticeship Program

    Join us for our OCDA Professional Development Signature Workshop Series and Networking Event as John Hambrick and Christine Galvin of ESC of Central Ohio present on Leveraging Resources to Build a Pre-Apprenticeship Program. Join in-person or via Zoom.

    Friday, April 29th

    2:30 to 4pm

    Columbus Main Library Meeting Room 3A

    96 S. Grant Ave. Columbus, OH

    Or Virtually or Via Zoom 

    Contact Hours will be Provided!

    Click Here to Register

    OCDA Conference:

    Early Bird Registration Ends April 17th

    The 2022 OCDA Conference is a two-day conference, spanning from Thursday, May 19th to Friday, May 20th and will be held virtually through Zoom. 

    Early Bird Registration

    Register by April 17th by 11:59pm

    OCDA Members - $25
    Non-OCDA Members - $40
    Students* - $15

    Regular Registration

    After April 17th, before May 16th by 11:59pm

    OCDA Members - $40
    Non-OCDA Members - $55
    Students* - $20
    Registration includes one year of membership. *The student rate applies to students currently enrolled in a graduate/doctoral degree program. 

    Click Here to Register

    This year's theme is - The Future of Career Development: Build Your Toolkit for Now and the Future. As we move forward in supporting the journey that we and our clients/students go through today for the sake of tomorrow, we aim to build our toolkit of life-career resources. Join us for our virtual conference, where you will connect and share innovative experiences and ideas with career-driven colleagues. Take a moment to read through some of our amazing speaker's presentations, and watch the short videos that cover their content: click here for the breakout sessions.


  • 4 Apr 2022 8:47 PM | Anonymous

    OCDA Conference - Registration is Open!

    Registration is now open for the 2022 OCDA Conference.

    Click Here to Register

    The 2022 OCDA Conference is a two-day conference, spanning from Thursday, May 19th to Friday, May 20th and will be held virtually through Zoom. Early bird registration will end on April 17th.

    This year's theme is - The Future of Career Development: Build Your Toolkit for Now and the Future. As we move forward in supporting the journey that we and our clients/students go through today for the sake of tomorrow, we aim to build our toolkit of life-career resources. Join us for our virtual conference, where you will connect and share innovative experiences and ideas with career-driven colleagues. Take a moment to read through some of our amazing speaker's presentations, and watch the short videos that cover their content: click here for the breakout sessions

    OCDA Awards: Final Call for Nominations

    It's the final call for award nominations! We are accepting nominations through Friday, April 8th. Winners will receive a $100 honorarium, commemorative gift, free registration to the 2022 Conference, and will be recognized at the conference! 

    Please take a moment to nominate your amazing colleagues! Read the award criteria below; links to the nomination forms included as well!

    Outstanding Graduate Student Nomination - https://lnkd.in/en2rnCT7

    • This award recognizes of the wonderful contributions that graduate students are already making to their respective field.
    • Nominees must be a full-time student in Ohio, a masters or doctoral candidate, and in the field of career counseling, student affairs, college/student personnel or a related field.

    Outstanding New Professional Nomination https://lnkd.in/e4N4PkMx

    • This award recognizes of an individual with less than five (5) years of full-time experience.
    • This individual serves as a role model to students and professionals, demonstrates creativity/innovation in the field, and has great potential for continued success.


    Bob Windle Leadership Nomination https://lnkd.in/ePedzEzx

    • The award is named in honor of Bob Windle, who won the award in 2011, for his exceptional contributions to OCDA and to career counseling, exploration, transition, and resilience.
    • The Bob Windle Leadership Award recognizes practicing career counselors, consultants, or teachers for outstanding performance.
    • Nominees must have at least eight (8) years of service in career development or a related field; demonstrated quality of service (such as innovative programs, recognition by local organizations, publications, awards, etc.); and service to professional association(s) at the local, state and/or national levels.

    The Career Center for Career Centers

    Career Placement Specialist

    Cuyahoga Community College - Manufacturing Technology Center


    Career Services Specialist

    Cuyahoga Community College - Eastern Campus


    Coordinator, Career Services and Student Employment

    University of Akron - Akron Campus - Job ID: #13488

  • 26 Mar 2022 3:07 PM | Anonymous

    Nominate Leaders in the Career field!

    Do you know any leaders in the field of career? Be sure to NOMINATE them for one of three OCDA Awards! These awards include:

    Outstanding Graduate Student Award

    Outstanding New Professional Award

    The Bob Windle Leadership Award

    Criteria for each award and links to nominate can be found on our 2022 Conference website or the OCDA website!

        

  • 5 Feb 2022 10:58 AM | Anonymous

    Call For Proposals: OCDA 2022 Conference

    Submit your proposal to present at the OCDA 2022 Conference. OCDA's  Conference theme is The Future of Career Development: Build your Toolkit for Now and the Future. The Conference will take place on May 19th and 20th.

    Proposals submissions are due by March 4th.

    Submit Proposals HERE.


  • 28 Jan 2022 9:59 AM | Anonymous

    Register today for the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio (HRACO) Diversity and Leadership 2022 Virtual Leadership Conference! This conference will take place on February 8th and 9th. You can learn more about this conference as well as register by clicking here!

    **PLEASE NOTE: Online registration is available until Monday, February 7th 2022**

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