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March 2023 Newsletter

31 Mar 2023 12:00 PM | Anonymous

Ohio Career Development Association

2023 Awards Reminder


Ohio Career Development Association
State Division of NCDA and Division of OCA

2023 Award Nominations

Open 1 more week!

There's still time to nominate a colleague for an OCDA award! We are accepting nominations through Friday, 4/7. Winners will receive a $100 honorarium, commemorative gift, free registration to the 2023 Conference, and will be recognized at the conference!

Please take a moment to nominate your amazing colleagues! Read the award criteria below; and nominate some outstanding professionals HERE.


  • Nominees must have at least 2 years of experience in the career development or related field
  • Demonstrates innovation through specialized projects, initiatives, and/or contributions and has made an impact on the populations that they serve.

Outstanding Graduate Student Nomination

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tainne Dallas at and/or Taylor Slocum (Member Engagement & Awards Chair) at We look forward to celebrating our career development colleagues.

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