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  • 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!
  • 27 Nov 2019 8:41 PM | Anonymous

    CONFERENCE PROPOSALS WANTED!

    • Equity – Content that focuses on promoting equal access to services and opportunities among diverse populations. 
    • Innovation – Emerging trends, concepts, theories, and technologies in career development.
    • Practical Strategies – Sessions that leave participants with tangible tools, strategies, and resources to utilize in their day to day work.
    • Engagement – New and creative ways of engaging students, clients, employers, community, and other stakeholders.

    The Ohio Career Development Association is seeking proposals for our 2020 conference, happening on Friday, May 29th, 2020 in Columbus Ohio!

    We are looking for presenters focused on innovative ideas, research, theories, programs, and strategies to help our attendees prepare clients for the workforce. Please feel free to share this message with your network.

    You are welcome to submit a proposal for any career-related topic, but we are especially interested in subjects related to: 

    Interested in Presenting?

    Proposals will be accepted through December 2nd, 2019. 

    Questions? Contact Chelsea Francis, OCDA President-Elect, at cfranci1@cscc.edu

    National Career Development Month

    Thank You for Celebrating with OCDA!!

    Our November workshops were both wonderful! Thank you to everyone who participated and joined us for these two events. We are still accepting Art & Poetry Contest submissions for anyone interested in submitting through OCDA. The deadline to submit it to us is by Friday, December 13, 2019 to allow us to get them turned in on time. View requirements for the contest here:

    https://bit.ly/2pP8OzE
    Entry Forms must be completed and sent with each entry.

    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

  • 17 Nov 2019 6:30 PM | Anonymous

    NCDA Poster and Poetry Contest

    OCDA will be accepting submissions for the NCDA Poster and Poetry Contest for anyone who would like to submit through our organization. The deadline to submit through OCDA is Friday, December 13th 2019 in order for us to be able to turn them in on time.

    Please see the requirements for both poetry and posters here.

    *ENTRY FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED WITH EACH ENTRY.*

    Entries can either be scanned and emailed to Felicia Johnson at fjohnson@kent.edu or mailed to her at the following address:

    Felicia Johnson

    P.O. Box 5190

    Kent, OH 44242-0001



  • 15 Nov 2019 4:56 PM | Anonymous

    This year, OCDA had the pleasure of giving away two $250 grants to be used for professional development!

    One of our winners was Dr. Ana C. Berrios Allison, LPC. She is currently an Assessment Specialist and Career Counselor at The Ohio State University as well as Adjunct Faculty  member within the Counselor Education Program at The Ohio State University.

    Allison used the full $250 grant to attend AOCC 2019 where she and a co-presenter presented, “Lets ACT: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Career Counseling and Decision Making." Her presentation promoted a greater understanding of the meaning of work and vocation because of ACT's main goal of increasing "psychological flexibility" in decision-making. The presentation highlighted the value-added that ACT has on fostering career development over the life span, and they taught the application of ACT to decision-making, including acceptance of decision constraints, defusion from conceptualized career identities, and commitment to valued actions and meaningful work. Moreover, the AOCC presentation also improved the standards of professional service due to their demonstration, through a specific case scenario, of the integration of an evidence-based approach to career counseling. Both school counselors and clinicians in the state of Ohio learned how to use ACT with their clients to increase the psychological flexibility much needed to make meaningful vocational decisions with clear consequences to their personal and occupational identities.


  • 29 Oct 2019 5:49 PM | Anonymous

    Members of our executive board had an excellent time at last week's NCDA CPI! If you were there too, we would love to see pictures of your experience! Email ohiocda@gmail.com for a chance to be featured on our website!

    Pictured (left to right): Bethani Burkhart, Chelsea Francis, Leigh Eskin Mascolino, and Felicia Johnson.

  • 25 Oct 2019 8:48 PM | Anonymous

    UPCOMING NOVEMBER EVENTS

    November will be National Career Development Month! Join OCDA during two professional development sessions to celebrate on Nov 1st and Nov 8th. Lunch will be catered, and supplies for the annual NCDA Poetry and Art contest will be provided at NO cost to you! Find out more about the contest by clicking here. Network with others in the field and invite those that may not currently be members; this event is open to anyone who may be interested. These events are made possible by an NCDA grant.

    RSVP by the end of today!

       

    CONFERENCE PROPOSALS WANTED!


    Equity – Content that focuses on promoting equal access to services and opportunities among diverse populations. 
    Innovation – Emerging trends, concepts, theories, and technologies in career development.
    Practical Strategies – Sessions that leave participants with tangible tools, strategies, and resources to utilize in their day to day work.
    Engagement – New and creative ways of engaging students, clients, employers, community, and other stakeholders.
    Click here to submit a proposal!

    The Ohio Career Development Association is seeking proposals for our 2020 conference, happening on Friday, May 29th, 2020 in Columbus Ohio!

    We are looking for presenters focused on innovative ideas, research, theories, programs, and strategies to help our attendees prepare clients for the workforce.

    You are welcome to submit a proposal for any career-related topic, but we are especially interested in subjects related to: 

    Interested in Presenting?

    Questions about submitting a proposal? Email Chelsea Francis, OCDA President-Elect at cfranci1@cscc.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

  • 30 Sep 2019 8:57 PM | Anonymous

    OCDA Professional Development Grant

    Deadline Today!!!

    Ohio Career Development Association is offering two (2) $250 grants to support OCDA members and their professional development. The grants are intended for professional development activities related to:

    • Conference registration or travel

    • Workshop registration or travel

    • Professional training

    • Professional certification(s)

    • Other professional development opportunities

     Click here to submit your grant proposal using the online form


    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 standards of professional service in the field of career guidance and counseling in Ohio.

    We’re Going Live Tomorrow!

    Check out our Facebook page (@OhioCareerDevelopmentAssociationat 10am on October 1st to see who will win the full registrations to NCDA’s Career Practitioners Institute on October 25th. If you are still interested in attending, registration & further presentation details can be found here: https://ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/cpinstitute

    OCDA Coffee Chat Recap

    Thank you to those of you who joined our Coffee Chat! This was a fantastic way to network with fellow Career Professionals and learn Employer Relationship-Building Strategies. Our next Coffee Chat will be occurring in March. Stay tuned for further updates, and we hope you can join us!

    Total Internship Management Workshop

    OCDA will be co-sponsoring the Total Internship Management Workshop in Dublin, Ohio on October 18th. 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/.

    All Ohio Counselors Conference

    The AOCC Conference is November 6th - 8th.

    CLICK HERE FOR THE AOCC 2019 FLYER

    Early Bird rates for registration end October 8th.


    Hyatt Regency Hotel Reservations are Open!
    Rooms start at $172, shared rooms slightly higher.
    Hyatt Group Block closes October 14th.

    National Career Development Month


    In November, for National Career Development Month, OCDA will be hosting two networking and workshop/speaker events. One event will be in Columbus and the other in Northeast Ohio. Stay tuned for more details!


    If interested in being involved with planning, please contact our National Career Development Month Chair, Felicia Johnson at fjohnson@kent.edu.

    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.


    The date is set, all we need is you!

    Mark your calendar for OCDA's 2020 Conference on May 29th!

    More details to come...

    #OCDA2020Conference

    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

  • 27 Sep 2019 5:26 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you to everyone who came out to our Coffee Chats yesterday! We had a great time and hope you all did as well! Coffee chats took place in Cleveland, Columbus, and Dayton this time! Keep an eye out for our upcoming Coffee Chats in the Spring!


    Here is a picture from our Cleveland coffee chat:


  • 3 Sep 2019 9:13 PM | Anonymous

    OCDA Professional Development Grant

    Ohio Career Development Association is offering two (2) $250 grants to support OCDA members and their professional development. The grants are intended for professional development activities related to:

    • Conference registration or travel

    • Workshop registration or travel

    • Professional training

    • Professional certification(s)

    • Other professional development opportunities

     Click here to submit your grant proposal using the online form


    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 standards of professional service in the field of career guidance and counseling in Ohio. Proposals are due by September 30th, 2019. Grant award notifications will be sent no later than November 18th, 2019. This opportunity is open to any OCDA member; members can apply for one of the professional development grants available but not two.

    Any questions regarding the Professional Development Grant can be sent to OCDA President, Bethani Burkhart, at burkhartbm@hiram.edu.

    **TAKE OUR QUICK 3 MINUTE SURVEY**

    Tell us what you want to see and help us find our 2020 OCDA Conference date by taking our survey here: https://baldwinwallace.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3gArJk5xLNlbp1r

     
    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

    Register Today! https://ocdaonline.org/ 

    We are launching "Coffee Chats" within OCDA as a way for members and interested career professionals to get to know one another and gain valuable insights. On Thursday, September 26th at 3:30PM, we will be holding 3 meetups simultaneously in Columbus, Cleveland & Dayton. 

    • COLUMBUS: Downtown Stauf's (350 Mt. Vernon Ave., Columbus, OH 43215).  
    • CLEVELAND: Starbucks in the Barnes and Nobel bookstore in the Tri-C Metro Campus Center.  
    • DAYTON: Proto BuildBar coffee shop (534 E 1st St, Dayton, OH 45402).
    The topic for our coffee chat is: "Strategies for Engaging Employers & Alumni". Come join your fellow career services professionals in your area to discuss best practices and techniques.  
    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 October 18th. 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/.

    NCDA Career Practitioner Institute - Win a Free Registration!

    In Ohio, we are excited for this unique opportunity to host the NCDA Career Practitioner Institute on October 25, 2019, along with the PDIs on the 24th. 

    Registration & further presentation details can be found here: https://ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/cpinstitute

    We are offering an exclusive opportunity to our OCDA members to win a FREE Registration to the CPI on October 25th. Please complete this short survey to enter our raffle for 2 free registrations! 

    FREE REGISTRATION RAFFLE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X7H7XJT. Note: The survey deadline is September 26th, the day of our Coffee Chat. Raffle winners will be announced on October 1st.  

    All Ohio Counselors Conference

    The AOCC Conference is November 6th - 8th.

    CLICK HERE FOR THE AOCC 2019 FLYER
    Early Bird rates for registration end October 8th.

    Hyatt Regency Hotel Reservations are Open!
    Rooms start at $172, shared rooms slightly higher.
    Hyatt Group Block closes October 14th.

    National Career Development Month

    In November, for National Career Development Month, OCDA will be hosting two networking and workshop/speaker events. One event will be in Columbus and the other in Northeast Ohio. Stay tuned for more details!
     
    If interested in being involved with planning, please contact our National Career Development Month Chair, Felicia Johnson at fjohnson@kent.edu.

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