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Diversity Committees at Work: A Unified Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

By Marian Higgins

Cultural competency is vital to the professional growth of career development professionals. Establishing an office-wide diversity committee may be an ideal strategy for establishing or maintaining related expertise, honing an understanding of clients from different backgrounds.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Experiential Activities for Teaching Career Counseling Classes and for Facilitating Career Groups

Book Review by Erin Harvey Bennett

Readers will gain from the ideas presented in the third volume of this resource from NCDA. When used in a group or classroom setting, practitioners can learn and implement new activities, increasing their own creative and experiential interventions within their practice. [Eds. Note - this book review originally appeared in the web magazine in Oct 2012. Because of its significance to today's readers, we are re-running the book review.]

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Independent Practice

The Four Desires: The Pursuit of Happiness in the Workplace

By Jay Block

Landing the right job, promotion, or career opportunity needs to be fueled by the intensity of desire. Not all desires are created equal. By understanding the four desires, the career practitioner will become masterful at empowering their client to achieve success.

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K-12

Working with the Common Core Standards: The Career Counseling Approach

By Edgar Hobbs Jr

Common Core State Standards and Social Emotional Learning Standards are essential tools for students to become college and career ready. Career counselors combine standards with an action plan to prepare students for the postsecondary world. This article will provide an overview of how students can be college and career ready.

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Post-Secondary

The Rewards and Challenges of Writing a Career Services Blog

By Chris Magnuson

Creating and writing a career services blog for a student audience can be a challenge. There is a lot to learn about blogging, both technically and artistically, yet the rewards outshine the challenges, both for your students and your career services department.

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Workplaces

Great Expectations: Providing Excellence in Reentry Programming

By Staci Parker

As professionals in the field of career development, how prepared are we to positively encourage high performance from a group that has historically not performed well? Compared to the standards to which we hold mainstream clients, what are our expectations for diverse groups?

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NCDA News

State Career Development Associations Shine with Help from NCDA!

By Wendy LaBenne

What NCDA resources are available to state CDA leaders? This article will provide an overview of the resources and support NCDA provides as well as whom to contact for state CDA related questions. Learn about the state CDA handbook, toolkit, webinars and much more!

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Tech Tips

 Layout Help for Career Webpages or Newsletters


Need to create a career center newsletter or web page layout, but find yourself waiting on content? Go ahead and design the page, then fill with placeholder text, “Lorem ipsum.” This nonsensical Latin can be created in a Microsoft Word document by typing =lorem() in a line by itself and pressing return. You can set the placeholder lines by adding numbers inside the parentheses. For example, =lorem(1,2) produced the following text: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Maecenas porttitor congue massa. Fusce posuere, magna sed pulvinar ultricies, purus lectus malesuada libero, sit amet commodo magna eros quis urna. Nunc viverra imperdiet enim. Explore this link for more instructions:https://www.labnol.org/software/lorem-ipsum-in-microsoft-word/8532/
 
Tip provided by Gina D. Leisten, gleisten@dwfs.us

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