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Spring 2023 Newsletter

13 Mar 2023 12:00 PM | Anonymous

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Spring Newsletter

Upcoming OCDA Conference

We hope you will join us on May 18 & 19 at Ohio Dominican University for our annual Ohio Career Development Conference. Join us to learn from experts across the state on important subjects like connection, DEIJB, changing careers, and innovation in career readiness.

OCDA members get a discounted rate of $100! Current graduate student? Register for just $50.

Register for the Annual Conference

Conference Themes

Building CONNECTIONS & CARE in an expanding world


Navigating CAREER CHANGE in today's world

Exploring INNOVATION in career readiness

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Know someone going above and beyond in the Career Development field?

It’s that time of year again! OCDA is calling for award nominations! 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.


Training & PD Opportunities

The Human Skills Gap: Empowering Our Youth with the Missing Piece

Register for this NCDA Webinar

March 15th, 12:30-1:30 EST

MORE Workshop: A Commitment to Diversity

Register for this Miami University Workshop

March 16th, 8-11:30am EST

West Chester, OH

Lunch & Learn: The Impact of Restorative Justice on Higher Ed

Register for this SOCHE Webinar

March 22, 12-1 EST

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Program Innovation: Career Services Gets a Boost From Student Advisers

The CROWN Act: Natural Hair in the Workplace with Dr. Whitney Swann, Podcast

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Should You Give Up Your Salary and Go to Grad School?

A Different Perspective on Professional Development: Look to the Past to Improve the Future

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