Chairperson: Mary Ellen Earnhardt
The Awards Committee is responsible for publicizing and soliciting nominations for and selecting recipients of the Merit Award, the Outstanding Career Practitioner Award and the Legislative Award. Any NCDA member may nominate a candidate for an award. The Awards Committee will also solicit and coordinate the nomination of NCDA members for ACA and other appropriate external awards.
For a detailed listing of NCDA Awards, click here.
Awards Committee Report
Chairperson: John Wilgeroth
The Bylaws Committee shall have responsibilities for drafting proposals for amendments to these Bylaws. The committee shall carry out such other functions as may be assigned to it in these Bylaws or by the Board. Membership to this committee occurs through NCDA Board appointment only.
CAREER CONVERGENCE WEB MAGAZINE
Chairperson: Melanie Reinersman
NCDA maintains a web magazine entitled Career Convergence. The Website Magazine Editor, in coordination with Associate and Field editors, manages this magazine. The magazine is posted monthly on the NCDA website and is available to the general public. All members are encouraged to apply for Associate and Field editor positions, as well as contribute articles. Submission Guidelines can be found in the online magazine.
Career Convergence Web Magazine Annual Report
CAREER DEVELOPMENT QUARTERLY
Editor: Jerry Trusty
The Career Development Quarterly (CDQ) is the official journal of NCDA. The editor is responsible for editing and preparing four issues of the CDQ per year, preparing an annual report and budget statement for the NCDA Board, and for coordinating business functions of the CDQ with ACA officials including plans for expansion of subscriptions. The members on the Editorial Board of the CDQ are recommended by the editor and approved by the board. They serve three year terms, with one third of the members appointed each year. The Editorial Board is responsible for editorial policy and content of the CDQ.
Chairperson: Windie Wilson
The CDF Advisory Council is responsible for oversight of the Career Development Facilitator (CDF) training program. The council makes recommendations to the NCDA Board of Directors about all aspects of CDF including curriculum edits and updates, instructor registry and structure of training hierarchy (e.g., qualifications and requirements for master trainers, instructors, associated fees etc.), international concerns, training management, and ensuring the future growth of the program. The council represents members from the master trainers, instructors, GCDFs, and OWDS as well as a geographic representation. Council members rotate every three years with new members selected through an application process.
CDF Advisory Annual Report
COMMITTEE ON DIVERSITY INITIATIVES AND CULTURAL INCLUSION
Chairperson: Lee Rush
The Committee on Diversity Initiatives and Cultural Inclusion was established to provide cross/multicultural competency-based standards, publications/ materials/tools and professional development or training for career development professionals servicing diverse client populations and organizations. The committee also sponsors multicultural/diversity programs and addresses cultural diversity issues within NCDA as well as the career development profession. The Committee created a Multicultural Career Resource LIst (which is accessible to Members only).
Diversity & Cultural Inclusion Committee Report
Co-Chairpersons: Diane Farrell & Keley Smith-Keller
The Ethics Committee is responsible for: (a) educating the membership as to the Association's Ethical Standards, Code of Ethics; (b) making suggestions to the NCDA Board for the modification or development of ethics related documents and procedures; (c) responding to questions abut ethical standards and the ethical behavior of NCDA members; and (d) investigating (if called upon by the ACA Ethics Committee or the NCDA Board) complaints of alleged violations of the ethical standards of ACA and NCDA and referring complaints to ACA for adjudication, if necessary.
Ethics Committee Report
Chairperson: Niel Carey
This Committee is responsible for: (a) sensitizing NCDA members to current and pending school and educational issues that warrant legislative action; (b) promoting, developing, and monitoring federal legislation relevant to career development services; (c) providing state division presidents with information necessary to act locally upon national legislation, appropriations, and related matters; and (d) extending the professional contacts of NCDA/ACA members to persons outside the profession who are equally concerned with legislation affecting career development services. Click here for Committee and Legislative Updates.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER ISSUES
Chairperson: Jane Goodman
This Committee was formed to unite counselors worldwide who have expressed interest and concern about international policies and practices in career development. A primary force behind this committee has been impetus provided by such groups as the International Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG) and the International Roundtable for the Advancement of Counseling (IRTAC). NCDA representatives to these Associations will be members of this committee. This committee is a means to link the work and the professional members of these and other similar groups through the medium of regular correspondence. The International Committee is also in charge of the International Award each year.
Chairperson: Tom Dodson
The Membership Committee is responsible for the development of a national membership campaign reflecting and supporting the significance of NCDA within the professional counseling field. The committee is responsible for developing a comprehensive membership development plan reflecting strategies for a membership recruitment program, development of membership materials, and dissemination of the information highlighting the purpose, activities, publications and benefits of membership with NCDA. The chairperson provides state branch coordinators with membership materials and obtains input to determine needs, other distribution options, and ideas to revise the continued membership campaign efforts.
Membership Committee Report
NATIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT MONTH
Chairperson: Marie Zimenoff
This Committee coordinates a national brochure reflecting the importance of career development as a practical resource for professionals in promoting the concept of career development. Each year the committee recommends a theme for NCD Month as part of the nationwide observance of career development. The committee designs the contest, brochure, and assists with the publicity activities at professional association conferences.
NCDA-ACES COMMISSION FOR PREPARING COUNSELORS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Chairperson: Tracy Lara
The Commission has two major goals: improve counselor educator commitment to career development in counselor preparation and enhance the quality of career course content. The Commission continues to work with relevant divisions and sections of ACA to keep counselor preparation for career development/career counseling in their strategic plans and agendas.
NCDA-ACES Commission Annual Report
Chair – W. Chris Briddick
The Professional Development Committee develops and/or reviews learning packages from NCDA media productions and assists in the planning and coordination of NCDA professional development activities such as conferences and workshops.
Professional Development Committee Report
Chair: Belinda McCharen
This committee supports NCDA's efforts to protect the various publics served by the career counseling profession through: (a) monitoring professional standards and areas in need of standards development; (b) communicating to the board and membership changes in standards and ethics of other organizations with interests common to NCDA such as the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP); (c) developing professional standards statements; and (d) communicating to CACREP, NBCC, and other bodies designated by the NCDA Board, suggestions for amending their ethics and/or standards statements as agreed upon by the NCDA Board.
Professional Standards Committee Report
Chairperson: Don Schutt
The Council coordinates the development of a high quality publications program that meets member needs, advances the field of career development, and increases the number of publications generating income for NCDA activities.
Chairperson: Julia Porter
The Research Committee provides oversight to any research NCDA conducts, is asked to participate in, or awards grants to. Such oversight may include coordination of samples, surveys, etc.; screening research proposals for NCDA grants; suggesting research topics for NCDA members; and identifying career research needs.
Chairperson: Melissa Venable
The NCDA Technology Committee provides recommendations to the Board on technology development, concerns and issues relevant to NCDA as an organization and its members. The objectives of the committee are:
- To report to the NCDA organization and Board and provide feedback about technology with distinctions between efficient and effective use
- To assist NCDA in identifying online platforms for members to participate in networking and professional development
- To maintain a database of knowledge experts who conduct training and development on technology in career development
- To develop systems to distribute guidelines and techniques on the use of technology in career development
- To cross-collaborate with other NCDA committees on the integration of technology, as appropriate.
VETERANS TASK FORCE
Chair: Robert Miles
The Veterans Task Force was formed in mid-2011 to provide a forum for discussion of veterans’ career and employment issues within NCDA. Initial goals of the task force are: 1) To establish a means for NCDA members interested in veterans’ issues to communicate with each other; 2) To advise the association on projects related to veterans; 3) To encourage presentations on veterans’ issues at the annual conference and other professional development opportunities; 4) To encourage research and publication of articles on career development issues related to veterans; and 5) To provide resources on veterans’ issues for NCDA members. The task force has instituted a LinkedIn discussion group.
Veterans Task Force Report
Chairperson: Melanie Reinersman
NCDA maintains an extensive website. This site contains information of interest to career counselors, policy makers, and the general public. The Website Editor solicits, reviews, edits, and posts information on the website and maintains the content and quality of the site. The guidelines that apply to print publications also apply to information on NCDA's home page, including ethics, non-discrimination, and copyright clearances.
Website Annual Report
Task Force on Career Services for
International College Students
Chair - Shawn Utecht
Task Force on School Counselors
Chair – Mark Danaher
Task Force on the Leadership Academy Alumni
Chair - Paulette Schenck
Task Force on Serving Career Specialists within Private Industry
Chair: Louise Welch and Bill Huffaker
Task Force on Career Coaches and Consultants
Chair: Elizabeth Craig
Task Force on Social Media
Chair: Billie Streufert