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  • 26 Apr 2020 6:14 PM | Anonymous


    Challenge accepted - we're taking the OCDA Annual Conference online! We're also making it FREE for OCDA members to attend! 

    Join us on Friday, May 29th to participate in interactive sessions about topics including: 

    Applying design theory to career development

    Rethinking the career planning model

    Artificial intelligence + the workforce

    Reaching new audiences through podcasting

    Check out the full agenda here. This year's conference is approved for 4.5 CEUs from the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board. 

    Visit www.ocda2020.com for more details and to register! Registration is required by Monday, May 25th. 

    *If you have already registered and paid for the conference when it was planned to be in-person, we will be in touch about providing refunds/adjustments for registration fees.


  • 31 Mar 2020 7:54 PM | Anonymous

    OCDA Annual Spring Conference!

    Registration is Now Open


    This year's event will be held on Friday, May 29th, 2020 at Columbus State Community College in Columbus, Ohio. This year, YOU get to play an active role in shaping your experience at the conference. 

    Check out OCDA2020.com to learn more and to register.

    We can't wait to see you there! 

    OCDA is aware of and closely monitoring governmental health recommendations in response to COVID-19. In the event that the conference will not be able to take place in-person on May 29th, we will be in communication with our members and registered participants. We are also considering options for virtual delivery.  In the worst case scenario, if the conference will have to be canceled, a full refund would be issued to any registered attendees.

    We appreciate your continued support of OCDA and your understanding and flexibility during these unusual circumstances. Thank you!

    REGISTER TODAY!

    Creative Strategies to Engage College Students Remotely


    OCDA is holding their 3rd Coffee Chat 

    April 2nd Coffee Chat Registration

    April 7th Coffee Chat Registration 

    The Coffee Chat will be held virtually via Zoom and each session will have a registration limit of 20.These are an informal virtual discussions, where you can share your own experiences and hear from others. The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to all registrants a few days beforehand. 

    *Invite a friend! Pass this invite along to other career services professionals, membership in OCDA is NOT required.

    Fantastic March Coffee Chat with Career Professionals!


    While the March Coffee Chat was moved to a virtual platform last-minute, it worked out for the best! Over 20 professionals had a fantastic discussion on “Marketing & Branding Strategies for Career Professionals." Check out the notes from our meeting here, and stay tuned for the next chat!

    Graduate Students Professional Development Funding

    OCDA invites graduate students to apply for the 2020-2021 Professional Development Funding Opportunity, sponsored by Evan Faidley. OCDA is offering two (2) $100 professional development grants to support graduate students and their professional development. The grants are intended for professional development activities related to: conference registration or travel, workshop registration or travel, professional training, and professional certifications. Proposals will be judged based on planned use of funds and support of the mission of OCDA.

    Please send your completed application form and essay to burkhartbm@hiram.edu by Sunday, April 12, 2020 by 11:59 PM EST. Essays will undergo a blind review by two non-applying OCDA professional members with reference to the essay rubric. Grant award notifications will be sent by no later than April 26th, 2020 to the email as noted in the application.

    Click here for the application form.

    Click here for the application essay.

    If you have any questions, please contact Bethani Burkhart at burkhartbm@hiram.edu.

    Join the OCDA Board for 2020-2021!

    We are looking to fill our board for the next year (starting in June/July)! If you or a colleague are interested in being a part of our growing organization and want to contribute, gain leadership experience, and help promote career development for professionals, individuals, and students in Ohio, please consider joining our board. We are a team made up of volunteers throughout Ohio in different fields and settings. These positions are open to anyone, whether you’re involved in Higher Ed, K-12, Libraries, Job Centers, Gov’t Agencies, Private Practice, etc.

    Below are open positions to consider nominating yourself, friend, or colleague for:

    President-Elect

    This position is a 3-year term in which you will serve as President-elect, President, and then Past-President. The President-elect position focuses on planning, organizing, and executing the annual OCDA Conference.

    Membership & Newsletter Chair

    Manages all OCDA memberships within the online system and sends out monthly newsletter emails to keep our members informed of upcoming events, workshops, and more.

    Membership Engagement Chair

    As a newer role for OCDA, this role aims to increase membership, promote and organize events (such as our Coffee Chats).

    Professional Development Chair

    Helps in the process of CEU paperwork for all events that may need it, administers CEU certificates, and promotes OCDA member involvement.

    Awards & National Career Development Month Chair

    This position combines fall and spring roles. Fall: Plan, organize, and execute events or activities surrounding the National Career Development Month of November and NCDA’s Art and Poetry annual contest. Spring: Promote and process all nominations for the 3 OCDA Awards that are given during the annual conference.

    Website Co-Chair

    Work with our continuing Website Co-Chair, Kaleigh Mahon, in managing the website for OCDA including updating and creating website content. Help manage registrations for events.

    Social Media Chair

    Creates and/or sends out social media content, engages with members and answers questions, serve on website and membership engagement committees.

    By-Laws Chair

    Drafts proposals for amendments to By-Laws to be voted on by the Board, keeps Board members up to date on changes with OCA and NCDA By-Laws.

    If you are interested in joining the board, please email Past-President, Dalila Byrd at dalila.bennett@wright.edu.

    Career Convergence Web Magazine

    One of the benefits of being an OCDA member is access to the Career Convergence magazine. Access the magazine online for free at: https://ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/CC_home_page. You can access recent articles on topics relevant to a wide variety of career practitioners including K-12, independent practice, counselor educators and researchers, post-secondary, and more. You also have access to the Career Convergence archives.

    Reminder to Members

    Don't forget to update your contact information in your membership profile to continue to receive information from OCDA.

    If you need assistance, please contact teri.stebbins@wright.edu.

    Don’t forget to keep updated and follow us at:

    Facebook: Ohio Career Development Association
    LinkedIn: Ohio Career Development Association
    Twitter: @The_OCDA
    Instagram: @The_OCDA

  • 24 Mar 2020 12:35 PM | Anonymous

    REGISTER TODAY: Coffee Chat

    Due to the success of our previous virtual "Coffee Chat," OCDA will be hosting another virtual Coffee Chat on Thursday, April 2nd from 3:30pm-5pm! The topic for this chat will be "Creative Strategies to Engage College Students Remotely." The virtual discussion will be held via Zoom! All meeting information will be send out and posted on the website on Wednesday, April 1st.

    This is an informal virtual discussion, where you can share your own experiences and hear from others! Please register by following this link: https://ocda21.wildapricot.org/event-3797806.

    Be sure to bring a friend and pass this invitation along to other career services professionals! Membership in OCDA is NOT required to participate in the virtual Coffee Chat!

  • 29 Feb 2020 8:07 PM | Anonymous

    OCDA Annual Spring Conference!

    Registration is Now Open


    This year's event will be held on Friday, May 29th, 2020 at Columbus State Community College in Columbus, Ohio. This year, YOU get to play an active role in shaping your experience at the conference. 

    Check out OCDA2020.com to learn more and to register.

    We can't wait to see you there!

    REGISTER TODAY!

    Marketing & Branding Strategies for Career Professionals


    MARCH 12TH FROM 3:00PM-5:00PM  

    Ashland Registration

    Cleveland Registration

     Columbus Registration

     Springboro Registration

    We are holding our second free "Coffee Chat" as a way for members and interested career professionals to get to know one another and gain valuable insights. On March 12th from 3:00PM - 5:00PM, we are meeting simultaneously in Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton, & Ashland. 

    Come join other professionals in your region to discuss marketing & branding best practices. 

    Snacks provided!

    *Bring a friend! Pass this invite along to other career services professionals, membership in OCDA is NOT required.

     A few topics that we will discuss...

    -What is a time when you effectively marketed to a population? What were the strengths & weaknesses of your approach?

    -How can you empower students/clients to use word of mouth to promote your services?

    -What is the major brand and "message" of your office?

    -What's your image currently, and where do you want it to be in the future?

    Join the OCDA Board for 2020-2021!

    We are looking to fill our board for the next year (starting in June/July)! If you or a colleague are interested in being a part of our growing organization and want to contribute, gain leadership experience, and help promote career development for professionals, individuals, and students in Ohio, please consider joining our board. We are a team made up of volunteers throughout Ohio in different fields and settings. These positions are open to anyone, whether you’re involved in Higher Ed, K-12, Libraries, Job Centers, Gov’t Agencies, Private Practice, etc.

    Below are open positions to consider nominating yourself, friend, or colleague for:

    President-Elect

    This position is a 3-year term in which you will serve as President-elect, President, and then Past-President. The President-elect position focuses on planning, organizing, and executing the annual OCDA Conference.

    Membership & Newsletter Chair

    Manages all OCDA memberships within the online system and sends out monthly newsletter emails to keep our members informed of upcoming events, workshops, and more.

    Membership Engagement Chair

    As a newer role for OCDA, this role aims to increase membership, promote and organize events (such as our Coffee Chats).

    Professional Development Chair

    Helps in the process of CEU paperwork for all events that may need it, administers CEU certificates, and promotes OCDA member involvement.

    Awards & National Career Development Month Chair

    This position combines fall and spring roles. Fall: Plan, organize, and execute events or activities surrounding the National Career Development Month of November and NCDA’s Art and Poetry annual contest. Spring: Promote and process all nominations for the 3 OCDA Awards that are given during the annual conference.

    Website Co-Chair

    Work with our continuing Website Co-Chair, Kaleigh Mahon, in managing the website for OCDA including updating and creating website content. Help manage registrations for events.

    Social Media Chair

    Creates and/or sends out social media content, engages with members and answers questions, serve on website and membership engagement committees.

    By-Laws Chair

    Drafts proposals for amendments to By-Laws to be voted on by the Board, keeps Board members up to date on changes with OCA and NCDA By-Laws.

    If you are interested in joining the board, please email Past-President, Dalila Byrd at dalila.bennett@wright.edu.

    Total Internship Management Workshop

    OCDA will be co-sponsoring the Total Internship Management Workshop in Dublin, Ohio on March 20, 2020. This full-day workshop will provide you with a framework to create a meaningful and impactful internship program. For more information, please visit: https://internbridge.com/dublin/.

    Career Convergence Web Magazine

    One of the benefits of being an OCDA member is access to the Career Convergence magazine. Access the magazine online for free at: https://ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/CC_home_page. You can access recent articles on topics relevant to a wide variety of career practitioners including K-12, independent practice, counselor educators and researchers, post-secondary, and more. You also have access to the Career Convergence archives.

    Reminder to Members

    Don't forget to update your contact information in your membership profile to continue to receive information from OCDA.

    If you need assistance, please contact teri.stebbins@wright.edu.

    Don’t forget to keep updated and follow us at:

    Facebook: Ohio Career Development Association
    LinkedIn: Ohio Career Development Association
    Twitter: @The_OCDA
    Instagram: @The_OCDA

  • 23 Feb 2020 10:50 AM | Anonymous

    If you are a member of OCDA, be sure to check out the newly updated Career Planning Academy tab on our website! CEUonestop.com has transitioned to a new learning management platform, and members-only discounts are being offered for those looking to obtain CEUs.

    **You will only be able to view this tab if you are logged in to your OCDA member account.**


  • 1 Feb 2020 2:02 AM | Anonymous

    Our mid-year meeting is coming up on February 25th at Ashland University! Join fellow OCDA members for a networking event followed by a presentation by Evan Faidley! This event is open to all OCDA members, and we hope to see you there!!

    REGISTER TODAY by clicking on the "Networking and Presentation" event on our homepage!


  • 31 Jan 2020 8:19 PM | Anonymous

    OCDA Annual Spring Conference!

    Registration will be open tomorrow, February 1st, 2020!


    This year's event will be held on Friday, May 29th, 2020 at Columbus State Community College in Columbus, Ohio. This year, YOU get to play an active role in shaping your experience at the conference. 

    Check out OCDA2020.com to learn more and to register starting February 1st! 

    We can't wait to see you there!

    NCDA Award Nominations Due Today!!!

    National Career Development Association’s Award Nominations are due for submission today, January 31. If you have someone in your state that you feel meets any of the Award criteria, please review the link below:

     https://www.ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/membership_awards

    OCDA Registration.pdf

    REGISTER TODAY!

    OCDA Coffee Chat:

    Marketing & Branding Strategies for Career Professionals

    MARCH 12TH FROM 3:00PM-5:00PM

    We are holding our second free "Coffee Chat" as a way for members and interested career professionals to get to know one another and gain valuable insights. On March 12th from 3:00PM - 5:00PM, we are meeting simultaneously in Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton, & Ashland. 

    Come join other professionals in your region to discuss marketing & branding best practices. 

    Snacks provided! 
     
    *Bring a friend! Pass this invite along to other career services professionals, membership in OCDA is NOT required.

     A few topics that we will discuss...

    -What is a time when you effectively marketed to a population? What were the strengths & weaknesses of your approach?

    -How can you empower students/clients to use word of mouth to promote your services?

    -What is the major brand and "message" of your office?

    -What's your image currently, and where do you want it to be in the future?


    Total Internship Management Workshop

    OCDA will be co-sponsoring the Total Internship Management Workshop in Dublin, Ohio on March 20, 2020. This full-day workshop will provide you with a framework to create a meaningful and impactful internship program. For more information, please visit: https://internbridge.com/dublin/.

    Career Convergence Web Magazine

    One of the benefits of being an OCDA member is access to the Career Convergence magazine. Access the magazine online for free at: https://ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/CC_home_page. You can access recent articles on topics relevant to a wide variety of career practitioners including K-12, independent practice, counselor educators and researchers, post-secondary, and more. You also have access to the Career Convergence archives.

    Reminder to Members

    Don't forget to update your contact information in your membership profile to continue to receive information from OCDA.

    If you need assistance, please contact teri.stebbins@wright.edu.

    Don’t forget to keep updated and follow us at:

    Facebook: Ohio Career Development Association
    LinkedIn: Ohio Career Development Association
    Twitter: @The_OCDA
    Instagram: @The_OCDA

  • 22 Dec 2019 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Save the date! We are holding our second "Coffee Chat" within OCDA as a way for members and interested career professionals to get to know one another and gain valuable insights. On March 12th from 3:00PM - 5:00PM, we are meeting simultaneously in Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton & Ashland. 
    The topic for our coffee chat is: "Marketing & Branding Strategies for Career Professionals." Come join other professionals in your region to discuss marketing & branding best practices. 
    Snacks provided! 
    We look forward to seeing everyone! 
     
    *Bring a friend! Pass this invite along to other career services professionals, membership in OCDA is NOT required. 

  • 20 Dec 2019 8:33 PM | Anonymous


    Happy Holidays from OCDA!

    We hope you have a wonderful December and a Happy New Year

    OCDA Annual Spring Conference!

    Registration will be open in February 2020

    SAVE THE DATE!

    OCDA Coffee Chat:

    Marketing & Branding Strategies for Career Professionals

    MARCH 12TH FROM 3:00PM-5:00PM

    We are holding our second "Coffee Chat" as a way for members and interested career professionals to get to know one another and gain valuable insights. On March 12th from 3:00PM - 5:00PM, we are meeting simultaneously in Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton, & Ashland. 

    The topic for our coffee chat is: "Marketing & Branding Strategies for Career Professionals." Come join other professionals in your region to discuss marketing & branding best practices. 
    Snacks provided! 
    We look forward to seeing everyone! 
     
    *Bring a friend! Pass this invite along to other career services professionals, membership in OCDA is NOT required.

    Total Internship Management Workshop

    OCDA will be co-sponsoring the Total Internship Management Workshop in Dublin, Ohio on March 20, 2020. This full-day workshop will provide you with a framework to create a meaningful and impactful internship program. For more information, please visit: https://internbridge.com/dublin/.

    Career Convergence Web Magazine

    One of the benefits of being an OCDA member is access to the Career Convergence magazine. Access the magazine online for free at: https://ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/CC_home_page. You can access recent articles on topics relevant to a wide variety of career practitioners including K-12, independent practice, counselor educators and researchers, post-secondary, and more. You also have access to the Career Convergence archives. 

    Reminder to Members

    Don't forget to update your contact information in your membership profile to continue to receive information from OCDA.

    If you need assistance, please contact teri.stebbins@wright.edu.

    Don’t forget to keep updated and follow us at:

    Facebook: Ohio Career Development Association
    LinkedIn: Ohio Career Development Association
    Twitter: @The_OCDA
    Instagram: @The_OCDA

  • 11 Dec 2019 8:53 AM | Anonymous
    Did you know that NCDA offers a number of awards? Consider nominating yourself or someone else for an award of career excellence! Check out the different awards and the criteria for nominating yourself or others at https://www.ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/membership_awards. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 31st 2020!
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