NCDA promotes career development through its annual celebration of National Career Development Month. Every November, career development professionals are encouraged to celebrate with career related activities. In particular, NCDA sponsors an annual Poetry and Poster Contest. This year, National Career Development week is November 11-15, 2013 and National Career Development Day is November 13, 2013.
Announcing the 48th Annual Poetry & Poster contest, "Charting the Course for the Second Century" Click here for the 2013 Entry Form and Details.
NOTE: Contest deadlines are correct in the online brochure linked above: Nov 14, 2013 for Building/School to be postmarked and sent to County; Dec 5, 2013 for County/District to be postmarked and sent to State; Jan 16, 2014 postmarked and sent to National Chair. Contest deadlines are incorrect in printed brochures.
Click here to view the 2012 Winning Entries!
National Chair for NCD Month -Marie Zimenoff email@example.com
Listed below are the NCD Month State Contacts:
Each NCD Month entry must go through a state contest! If your state contact is not listed or your state is not participating in NCD Month, please contact NCDA Headquarters or e-mail the national chair for further instructions.
ALABAMA - LYNN BOYD
ALASKA- DEETA LONERGAN
CALIFORNIA - CARRIE MCKNIGHT
CONNECTICUT- SUZANNE WALL
GEORGIA- ANDREA HOLYFIELD
IDAHO- DAVID WALLACE EASTWOOD
MICHIGAN - MARY ENGELHARDT
MINNESOTA- DARREN KALTVED
NEW YORK- JENNIFER BREIER
OHIO- CARLY TRIMBOLI
OREGON- CHRISTINE LUNDEEN
RHODE ISLAND- HEIDI CARLA
SOUTH CAROLINA- STACEY WESTBERRY
TEXAS- TERRI HOWE
WASHINGTON-PUGET SOUND- JILL WALSER
WISCONSIN - JOHN PRITCHETT
Poster Contest Winning Entries
NCD Month Resources
- Contact Alicia Kirkpatrick (firstname.lastname@example.org) at NCDA Headquarters to request contest brochures.
- Looking for a Poster to advertise NCD month? Save this 2012 NCD Month Ad (pdf, black/white) & send on to your local copy shop to print the size you need. For a colored poster, contact Alicia Kirkpatrick (email@example.com) at NCDA Headquarters (the pdf file is 42MB).
- Creative Ways to Celebrate- a list of ideas submitted by those who have celebrated in previous years
- NCD Month K-12 Activities - Provided by Liz Jones - Kent Intermediate School District
- Click Here to read from NCD Month Celebration of Work. In the presidential year of Jane Goodman, 2006 Eminent Career Award Winner, many NCDA members, such as LeeAnn Bernier-Clarke (Editor), Pat Wickwire, Judith Ettinger, Victoria Wildermuth and priceless others, collaborated to create one of the most remarkable NCD Month Activity Books available. This is a work in progress, and NCDA is striving to provide you with the best resources available.