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December Beginning-of-Month Newsletter

1 Dec 2020 9:27 AM | Anonymous

OCDA Professional Development Grant

Ohio Career Development Association is offering one (1) $100 professional development grant to support a graduate student in their professional development. The grant is intended for professional development activities related to:

  • Conference registration or travel
  • Workshop registration or travel
  • Professional training
  • Professional certification

Proposals will be judged based on planned use of funds and support of the mission of OCDA to promote a greater understanding of the meaning of work and vocation, to foster career development over the life span, and to improve professional service in the field of career guidance and counseling in Ohio.

Completed forms and essays should be submitted via email to Bethani Burkhart at by Monday, January 11, 2021 by 11:59:59PM EST. Essays will undergo a blind review by two non-applying OCDA professional members with reference to the essay rubric. Please see below for a link to the application form and the essay prompt. This professional development opportunity is sponsored by Evan Faidley.

OCDA Winter Book Club

We will be reading "Friend of a Friend...: Understanding the Hidden Networks that Can Transform your Life and Career" by David Burkus. You can find this book at your local library, on Kindle, Audible, and more! The Book Club has set virtual meeting dates every three weeks, wherein which specific chapters of the book will be discussed. The meetings will take place via Zoom, and those who sign up will receive the meeting link as each event date approaches. The Book Club meetings will take place from 11:30am to 12:30pm on the following Tuesdays:

December 1st

December 29th

January 19th

February 9th

March 2nd

March 23rd 

The deadline to register for the Book Club is our first meeting, December 1st 2020. Click here to register. 

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