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November Newsletter

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.


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! 


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.


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!


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 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 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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