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  • 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**

  • 24 Jan 2022 11:26 AM | Anonymous

    Save the Date: 2022 OCDA Conference


    NCDA Art and Poetry Contest

    The Ohio Career Development Association is collecting submissions for the annual NCDA career-themed art and poetry contest. The theme this year is: "The Future of Work: The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Automation."

    First place can win $150; second can win $125; and third can win $100!

    Submissions are due by February 11th.

    Click here to find out more information and the forms to submit!

    Please feel free to submit your own pieces of art or share with any students or staff in your network who might want to participate!

    HRACO Conference

    Registration is now open for the HRACO Diversity and Leadership 2022 Virtual Conference, which will be held on February 8th and 9th. Click here to learn more and to register!


  • 10 Nov 2021 4:36 PM | Anonymous

    National Career Development Month

    November is National Career Development Month! Be sure to join us for free engagement events, throughout the entire month, where you can virtually network with other career professionals and discuss career-related topics!

    November 16th, 1pm-2pm | Gameful Mentorship - Create Engaging Student-Employer Connections

    OCDA is kicking off NCD month with a training as a way for members AND non-members to gain valuable knowledge to benefits clients and students. On Tuesday, November 16th from 1PM - 2PM, we will be completing this 1 CLOCK HOUR CEU ELIGIBLE training virtually via Zoom! 

    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.

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    November 17th, 3:30pm-4:30pm | Coffee Chat Topic: Innovative Ideas for Engaging Clients and Students

    OCDA is continuing NCD month with a "Coffee Chat" as a way for members to get to know one another and gain valuable insights. On Wednesday, November 17th from 3:30PM - 4:30PM, we will be meeting virtually via Zoom! 

    The topic for our Coffee Chat is "Innovative Ideas For Engaging Clients and Students" The plan for this chat is to meet with other members to share and learn about innovative ideas and implemented programming! Come prepared to talk about any programs your office or organization has completed or any ideas you wish you could try with your populations! This is an informal virtual discussion, where you can share your own experiences and hear from others! 

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    November 19th, 12pm-1pm | "The Great Resignation": Employees Voice

    OCDA is continuing NCD month with a training as a way for members AND non-members to gain valuable knowledge to benefit clients and students. On Friday, November 19th from 12PM - 1PM, we will be completing this 1 CLOCK HOUR CEU ELIGIBLE  training virtually via Zoom!

    With "The Great Resignation" that occurred back in April 2021, employees across industries have spoken up about how they feel about the traditional ways of working. This mass exodus across sectors have shared insights with employers about how organizations need to take proactive steps in having robust conversations about employees career growth and development within their respective workplaces. Come and join an interactive session where we will discuss how to positively disrupt career development conversations in your own respective workplaces.

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    November 22nd, 4pm-4:30pm | Demo: Connect Clients to Virtual Work Experiences with Forage

    OCDA is continuing NCD month with a demonstration as a way for members to gain valuable knowledge to benefit clients and students. On Monday, November 22nd from 4PM - 4:30PM, we will be viewing this demonstration of Forage virtually via Facebook Live!

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    November 29th, 3:30pm-4:30pm | Membership Meet-Up: Virtual Escape Room Experience!

    OCDA is concluding NCD month with a Virtual Escape Room experience! Team up with other OCDA members to complete the escape room and gain ideas for how to develop your own escape room with individuals that you serve! This is a fun way to learn a new skill and network with other members. Join us via Zoom on Monday, November 29th from 3:30PM - 4:30PM.

     

    Register for one (or all!) of these opportunities at https://www.ocdaonline.org/events. Happy National Career Development Month and we look forward to seeing you there!

    Want to Get More Involved with OCDA?


    One of the best ways to do this is to join a committee! We are building committees to work on functions such as marketing, outreach, event planning, administrative tasks, etc. to promote the purpose and objectives of the Association.

    Benefits of joining a committee include:

    • Building your resume
    • Networking with other career development professionals
    • Learn new skills + gain experiences outside your current job role
    • Giving back to the career development community!

    If you're interested in volunteering to join a committee, please complete the form below and a board member will connect with you to provide more information.

    Join an OCDA Committee

    Get Social with OCDA!

    Facebook - Ohio Career Development Association
    LinkedIn Group - Ohio Career Development Association

    We want to connect with you, which is why we're on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn! We'll be sharing information about events, resources, and featuring the amazing work of our members! 

    Instagram - @The_OCDA

    Twitter - @The_OCDA

    Working on something exciting that you want to share with other OCDA members on our social media channels? 

    We're happy to help! Email Chelsea Francis at cfranci1@cscc.edu with your good news, accomplishments, innovative programs, updates, etc.! 

    Career Services Roles

    Check out these wonderful opportunities now open in career services. Click on the hyperlinks to learn more about each individual position. 

    Director of Career Development

    Ohio Dominican University


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