National Career
Development Month

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  ncdacontest@ncda.org


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

ARIZONA -

ARKANSAS-

CALIFORNIA CARRIE MCKNIGHT

COLORADO-MARIE ZIMENOFF

CONNECTICUT- SUZANNE WALL

DELAWARE-

FLORIDA-

GEORGIA- ANDREA HOLYFIELD

HAWAII-

IDAHO- DAVID WALLACE EASTWOOD

ILLINOIS -

INDIANA-

IOWA-

KANSAS-

KENTUCKY-

LOUISIANA-KERRI SPEARS

MAINE- 

MARYLAND-

MASSACHUSETTS -

MICHIGAN - MARY ENGELHARDT

MINNESOTA- DARREN KALTVED

MISSISSIPPI -

MISSOURI- REYHAN JAMERSON

MONTANA- 

NEBRASKA-

NEVADA-

NEW HAMPSHIRE-

NEW JERSEY-

NEW MEXICO-

NEW YORK- JENNIFER BREIER

NORTH CAROLINA- CHRISTY DUNSTON and CHRISTOPHER HEGG

NORTH DAKOTA-

OHIO- CARLY TRIMBOLI

OKLAHOMA-

OREGON- CHRISTINE LUNDEEN

PENNSYLVANIA-

RHODE ISLAND- HEIDI CARLA

SOUTH CAROLINA- STACEY WESTBERRY

SOUTH DAKOTA-

TENNESSEE -

TEXAS- TERRI HOWE

UTAH-

VERMONT-

VIRGINIA-MICHELLE SEIBERT

WASHINGTON-

WASHINGTON-PUGET SOUND- JILL WALSER

WEST VIRGINIA-

WISCONSIN - JOHN PRITCHETT

WYOMING -

Poster Contest Winning Entries

NCD Month Resources

  • Contact Alicia Kirkpatrick (akirkpatrick@ncda.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 (akirkpatrick@ncda.org) 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.