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  • 4 Jan 2021 9:04 AM | Anonymous

    2021 OCDA Conference: Call for Proposals

    The OCDA Conference will take place on Friday, June 4th, 2021!

    The theme for this year's conference is Confidently Committed to Change. While so many of our services had to change to better support our client and/or student populations in today's world, we have found better ways of doing certain things. What have you learned throughout this year? What kinds of things worked so well, that you will continue those practices? Please note that your conference presentation proposal does not have to fit the theme to be submitted! We welcome any and all proposals. 

    If you have a conference presentation proposal, please take a few moments to complete this registration form. The deadline for proposal submissions is Monday, February 1st. Presenters will be selected by our Conference Planning Committee and notified by February 22nd.

    If you have any questions, please email ohiocda@gmail.com.

    Get Involved: OCDA Committees

    The Ohio Career Development Association is looking for OCDA members to join their various committees. This is a great opportunity to grow your network, add to your resume, brush up on some skills, and stay up-to-date on current trends in the industry. OCDA has several committees to join, and they are all a very manageable time commitment. All of our committees meet via Zoom or phone. Take a look at some of the committee options below, and see what you may be interested in joining:

    Conference Planning Committee: Assist with planning and implementing the annual conference.

    Professional Development Committee: Organize activities that focus on career development and professional advancement, and also help with the CEU-approval process for events.

    Membership Committee: Promote membership to colleagues and plan informal member-engaging events.


    Awards Committee: Review nominations and select recipients for the 3 OCDA annual awards given at the conference.

    National Career Development Month Committee: Assist with planning events during the month of November, and help with marketing the NCDA poster and poetry contest.

    Interested? Click here to complete the Committee Form.

    Art & Poetry Contest: People's Choice

    This month a committee reviewed some AMAZING submissions for the NCDA Art and Poetry competition with the theme, “"My Future Career. Imagine The Possibilities!" Join OCDA in helping to select our People’s Choice award winner! The winner of this award will receive a certificate and free entry to the annual OCDA conference this June. Voting will be open from 1/4/21 until 1/10/21. 

    Steps to vote:

    1.  View the gallery of submissions here: https://tinyurl.com/yacxeovt
    2. Cast your vote of your favorite here: https://tinyurl.com/y9labopk
    3. Share with friends and family!

         

    Career Wisdom in the COVID Age

    By: Martin Jaffe

    "Each one of us is doomed and privileged to be an inner artist who carries and shapes a unique world.” Father John O’ Donohue, ANAM CARA

    “A Dream Not Understood is like a letter unopened “  The TALMUD

    In this challenging time of anxiety and discontent I have been reflecting on what I’d suggest to career counseling clients from my almost forty year counseling experience that goes beyond the same repetition of resume writing, telling stories of your accomplishments, using LinkedIn--- all the superficial techniques that ignore the reality of living a soulful life of purpose. So, in this time of lockdown let me propose some looking inward, as Socrates stated, “KNOW THYSELF.”

    Several years ago a client of mine Aaron D. expressed his desire to “study bio-chemistry, find the  biological origins of disease, make a difference”—when I last saw a brief note about Aaron in an alumni bulletin he was a second year medical student on the way to turning his vision into reality.

    Beyond paying the rent and being a member of the working population what motivates YOU. Is it an altruistic vision of social justice or sharing your love of pastry in your chic bakery? Perhaps you have visions of yourself on stage sharing a musical or artistic vision? Look inward, read about people in fields of interest --- the world is diverse and at some point hopefully not too far down we need YOU.

    What about your skills? The United States department of Labor uses an excellent shorthand of all jobs as primarily skills based on DATA, PEOPLE, THINGS or IDEAS. Do you prefer to organize an intimate gathering for 400 of your closest friends or would you be more comfortable sitting in attic writing the great American novel. What do you do when you have choice, write song lyrics and chords, bake chicken oregano with lemon, rebuild a 1966 Corvair?

    At some time soon you will need to look outward and develop an ACTION plan for your career vision involving education and training . You will decide how much or whether you are more drawn to hands on vocational training or long term college/graduate school. At that point looking into occupational literature and educational guides will turn your vision into reality.

    As Shakespeare noted several years back, “ALL THE WORLD”S A STAGE”

    We await the curtain rising as you enter the stage.

  • 16 Dec 2020 1:19 PM | Anonymous

    The OCDA Conference will be held on Friday, June 4th, 2021. The theme for this year's conference is Confidently Committed to Change. Change is inherent in career development, whether it's career trajectory, trends, resources, services, etc. As we support others and each other during this time of life-career transition, we would love to hear about your proposal that focuses on change. Any and all proposals are welcome!

    If you have a conference presentation proposal, please take a few moments to complete this form: https://hiram.wufoo.com/forms/mhbybke1rr2zy2/. The deadline for proposals is end of the day on February 1. Presenters will be selected by the Conference Planning Committee and notified on February 22nd. You do not have to be a current OCDA member to submit a proposal.

  • 15 Dec 2020 9:22 AM | Anonymous

    2021 OCDA Conference: Call for Proposals

    The OCDA Conference will take place on Friday, June 4th, 2021! 

    The theme for this year's conference is Confidently Committed to Change. Change is inherent in career development, whether it's career trajectory, trends, resources, services, etc.  As we support others and each other during this time of life-career transition, we would love to hear about your proposal that focuses on change. Any and all proposals are welcome!  

    If you have a conference presentation proposal, please take a few moments to complete this registration formThe deadline for proposal submissions is Monday, February 1st by 11:59:59PM EST. Presenters will be selected by our Conference Planning Committee and notified by February 22nd.

    If you have any questions, please email ohiocda@gmail.com

  • 11 Dec 2020 5:25 PM | Anonymous

    NCDA Poster and Poetry Contest 2020- Entries due Monday, December 14th 2020 at 11:59pm

    Join OCDA in standing out as the most creative and expressive career association by sharing your artistic or poetic talents by clicking HERE for competition information.


    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Who can enter the NCDA Poetry & Art Contest?

    Every adult and student enrolled in school is eligible, as well as adult practitioners who are not enrolled in school. Content divisions include:

    • Primary – grades K-2
    • Intermediate – grades 3-5
    • Middle – grades 6-8
    • Senior – grades 9-12
    • Adult Student – ages 18 and older, enrolled in school
    • Open adult – ages 18 and older, not enrolled in school


    What is this year’s theme?

    You are designing a piece of one-page art (created digitally or scanned) or a poem—both virtually submitted as a 8.5” x 11”.pdf, .jpeg or .png file—to the following theme: “My Future Career – Imagine the Possibilities.”


    When is my entry due, and where do I submit my entry?

    The deadline to submit your entry to OCDA is Monday, December 14 by 11:59:59PM EST. Click on the Submission Form to submit your poster or poem.


    What happens if I win?

    THERE ARE PRIZES!!! OCDA is providing the following prizes this year:

    • First place - $125
    • Second place - $100
    • Third place - $75


    First- through third-place winners’ entries will be sent to the national level for the possibility to win a national award and to be put on display to professionals excited about creativity and careers! We will also be doing a People’s Choice Award through OCDA social media for you to view the work and vote for your favorite to earn a certificate. Winners will also have the opportunity to attend the OCDA Annual Conference in May 2021 for free. For more information, contact Evan Faidley at efaidley@kent.edu.


  • 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 burkhartbm@hiram.edu 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. 

  • 23 Nov 2020 9:35 AM | Anonymous

    Winter Book Club

    Join OCDA this Winter for our first ever 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. 

    This Book Club is for members and non-members of OCDA, so please feel free to share this with other career professionals!


  • 22 Nov 2020 7:14 PM | Anonymous

    Sign up today for OCDA's first ever 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, 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-12:30pm on the following dates:

    Tuesday, December 1st

    Tuesday, December 29th

    Tuesday, January 19th

    Tuesday, February 9th

    Tuesday, March 2nd

    Tuesday, March 23rd

     Click here to sign up for the Book Club. The deadline to register is December 1st 2020.

    ** This Book Club is for BOTH members and non-members of OCDA, so please feel free to share this Book Club information with other career professionals! **


  • 11 Nov 2020 4:27 PM | Anonymous

    SIGN UP TODAY for the Maine CDA's Fall Workshop "Life Design for Navigating Change: Re-Imagining the Career Experience in a Post COVID-19 World." OCDA members will receive a promotional rate of $25 when signing up for this workshop. See below for more details!

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    Life Design for Navigating Change: Re-Imagining the Career Experience in a Post COVID-19 World 

     Maine Career Development Association's Fall Workshop, with the theme of  “Life Design for Navigating Change: Re-Imagining the Career Experience in a Post COVID-19 World” will be delivered virtually on Friday, November 13th.  Our keynote speaker and facilitator, Dr. Farouk Dey, is the Vice Provost for Integrative Learning and Life Design at Johns Hopkins University.

    Description: Join us to learn about future trends in higher education and the world of work, how people and organizations can leverage the current context to design new pathways, and inequities in life and career outcomes for underrepresented minorities largely due to the transactional systems in higher education and talent acquisition.

    MCDA Fall Workshop, 4 CEUs
    Friday, November 13th, 2020
    Virtual via Zoom
    8:30am-12:30pm
    Member: $25, Non-Member: $35, State CDA Member (all states): $25, Graduate Student: $15

    Registration Link: https://www.maine-cda.org/event-3909501


    MCDA Fall Workshop November.pdf


  • 4 Nov 2020 7:59 PM | Anonymous

    Did you know that November is National Career Development Month? Join OCDA for several exciting events throughout the month! We are hosting two CEU eligible trainings and three Coffee Chats. See the schedule of events here:


    To learn more about these events and the NCDA Poster and Poetry Contest, check out our National Career Development Month page found at this link!

    If you are interested in registering to attend any of these events, you can click on the event links on the homepage of the website or find the full list of events and their descriptions at this link!

  • 4 Nov 2020 9:39 AM | Anonymous

    National Career Development Month Events: Registration Now Open!

    Learn more about our National Career Development Month events and register online at https://ocdaonline.org/events. 

    Attend Free Trainings (CEU Eligible) for the Month of November

    OCDA is offering two, free professional development trainings for the month of November; both of these trainings are CEU eligible (1 each) for members approved by the Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapy Board.

    • Monday, November 16th from 6pm-7pm (Virtual): Engaging Graduate Students on Career Management with Evan Faidley, M.Ed., M.A.
    • Thursday, November 19th from 12pm-1pm (Virtual):  Designing Mentorship Programs that Incorporate Career Readiness and Self-Efficacy with Taylor Slocum, MSEd., LPC, CPRW.

    Network with Other Members - November Coffee Chats

    Network virtually with other members during NCDA Month. OCDA will be hosting three Coffee Chats. These meetings are FREE to members and are a wonderful opportunity to meet other members and discuss career related topics!

    Dates and Topics:

    • Thursday, November 12th from 4pm-5pm:  Advising and Community Engagement/Involvement (e.g., employers)
    • Wednesday, November 18th from 5pm-6pm: Advising and Career Programming
    • Monday, November 30 from 12pm-1pm: Programming and Special populations


    NCDA Poster & Poetry Contest

    National Career Development Month is here! Join OCDA in standing out as the most creative and expressive career association by sharing your artistic or poetic talents by clicking HERE for competition information.

    Who can enter the NCDA Poetry & Art Contest?

    Every adult and student enrolled in eligible, as well as adult practitioners who are not enrolled in school. Content divisions include:

    Primary – grades K-2
    Intermediate – grades 3-5
    Middle – grades 6-8
    Senior – grades 9-12
    Adult Student – ages 18 and older, enrolled in school
    Open adult – ages 18 and older, not enrolled in school


    What is this year’s theme?

    You are designing a piece of one-page art (created digitally or scanned) or a poem—both virtually submitted as a 8.5” x 11”.pdf, .jpeg or .png file—to the following theme: “My Future Career – Imagine the Possibilities.”


    When is my entry due and where do I submit my entry?

    The deadline to submit your entry to OCDA is Monday, December 14 by 11:59:59PM EST. Click on the Submission Form to submit your poster or poem.


    What happens if I win?

    THERE ARE PRIZES!!! OCDA is providing the following prizes this year:

    First place - $125
    Second place - $100
    Third place - $75

    First- through third-place winners’ entries will be sent to the national level for the possibility to win a national award and to be put on display to professionals excited about creativity and careers!

    We will also be doing a People’s Choice Award through OCDA social media for you to view the work and vote for your favorite to earn a certificate. Winners will also have the opportunity to attend the OCDA Annual Conference in May 2021 for free. For more information, contact Evan Faidley at efaidley@kent.edu.

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