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Spring Regional Conference in June
Call for Proposals: Share Your Expertise
Board nominations and CCDA Leadership Invitation
February Career Practitioner Institute in San Diego
Bob Chope Wins NCDA's Eminent Career Award
Sally Gelardin wins H.B. McDaniel Foundation Award
CEUs from the Comfort and Convenience of Home
CCDA Dues Reduced
Activate Your CCDA Professional Profile
CCDA Members Network on Social Media
Legislative/Public Policy LPCC licensure applications now available!
Past Postings & Archives
. . . and some older news you may have missed . . .
CCDA Awarded Outstanding State Division, Western Region
How to Log in to CCDA's Website
CCDA Leadership: President’s Message
President's Message: spring 2013
Robin Wortley Hammond, CCDA President, 2012-2013
Dear CCDA Members,
We are pleased to announce that we’ve been pulling hard to rev up our conference engines, and we have two main events coming up: our CCDA Spring Regional Conference on June 1 in Northern California, and our fall National Career Development Month Conference (date tbd) in Southern California.
CCDA Spring Regional Conference: It’s on! Mark your calendars for Saturday June 1, 2013, and join us in Newark, Northern California for our Spring Regional Conference. You have probably already seen the "Call for Proposals" messages, and we are grateful to all who submitted program proposals to share their expertise with us for this terrific event themed “Coping with Long-term Unemployment: Helping Clients Overcome 21st Century Career Barriers.” Professional career practitioners across California will meet and share relevant information that directly impacts how counselors guide people who face incredible challenges to find work. Topic sessions will focus on job seekers who face extraordinary obstacles from issues such as veteran status, mental health conditions, complete career transition, age discrimination, addiction recovery, and long-term unemployment. This one-day conference will inform and educate career practitioners on how to assist the most affected and at-risk job seekers with appropriate counseling and available resources. We are so pleased to have Ron Elsdon, author of the new book, Business Behaving Well, and Elisabeth Harney Sanders-Park, author of 6 Reasons You'll Get the Job and No One Is Unemployable as our keynote speakers! Ron will address how social responsibility is relevant to our work, to our clients, and to the organizations we interface with. Elisabeth will share how we can educate, empower and inspire our clients to overcome employment barriers and achieve their career goals. If any of you have heard either Ron or Elisabeth speak before, you know their positive thinking and enthusiasm are nothing short of contagious!
CFPs closed for this conference. But we encourage you to consider ideas for our November conference, planning for which is already underway. Stay tuned for upcoming "Call for Proposals" for that event as its theme takes shape. Meanwhile, if you would like to volunteer in some capacity, please contact myself or Carrie McKnight (contact info for us and all CCDA Board members can always be found on the Executive Board page).
Join us in June! Register now for this terrific conference! If you are coming from afar, you can also take advantage of discounted hotel rates on rooms we’ve blocked for your convenience. (Hurry! Room blocks are limited!) See our CCDA Conference page for more details as continued conference planning unfolds.
CCDA Awards: CCDA has traditionally supported several annual awards, and we’d like to continue to do so. To do that we need nominations from members like you! Check out CCDA’s Awards page (find it via the Careers link in the main menu), and if you can suggest someone for one of these fine recognitions, please contact me directly! Again, contact info for myself and all CCDA Board members can always be found on the Executive Board page.
Board Elections: It’s that time of year again . . . time to nominate CCDA’s next league of leaders for the new 2013-2014 Board which convenes in July this summer. Tom Hoffman, President-Elect, will step into the CCDA President role at that time, and he’ll need some good hands on deck! Please participate by thinking about whether you or someone you know would be a good fit for service to this fine Board! See the announcement below detailing the new positions and the nomination and appointment process.
Chapter Activities: I’d like to shout out a big THANK YOU to our Chapter Chairs and their Chapter Leadership Teams and otherwise Very Involved People. Thank you Marco Contreras (Sacramento Chapter Chair), and thanks also to your fine team: Richard Lucier, Riah Skrinnik, Nancy Miller, and Julie McGilvray! Thank you David Petrovay (former Silicon Valley Chapter Chair – this leadership role is now open), and thanks also to your fine team: Carrie McKnight, Judi Garcia, James Van, and Katherine Shariq! Thank you Sherilyn Shamoiel (CSUN Student Chapter Chair), and thanks also to your fine team: Bilquis Kabir and Sarah Kihara! Thank you Bernice Kao (Fresno Chapter Chair)! Thank you Julie Salzman (SF Bay Area Chapter Chair), and thanks also to your fine team: Laurie Haskell, Neepa Parikh, Felicia Tripp, Jennifer Sykora, Rebecca Toporek, Hilary Romanoff, Joulia Rezvoukhina, Terrie Moore, Sarah Backes-Diaz, and James Van! Thank you Danielle Gruen and Briana LoChiatto (LA Area Chapter Chair), and thanks also to your fine team: Andrea Cervantez and Miko Mechure. And, thank you to Carrie McKnight, Regional Coordinator charged with supporting our chapter leaders and keeping us updated on chapter activity!
Leadership Needed: This next bit is a re-post from my Fall President’s Message, but I’d like to say it again. We continue to encourage all CCDA members to seek out career building leadership opportunities and volunteering venues. Join a committee, lead a team, or step up to support a CCDA Chapter Chair in your area. (See list of Local Chapters.) Just as I’m sure you tell your own students and clients, taking initiative to build your expertise and stretch your skills is part of a healthy commitment to lifelong continuous learning and continuous employability – the very stuff of career resilience! And, of course, the networking opportunities afforded by volunteering are unmatched. I was tickled to read a recent value-of-volunteering interview of Michelle Beese by Nancy Miller (two colleagues and friends I have come to know through volunteering and CCDA Board service). When asked what motivated her to engage in volunteering, Michelle said: “I never really thought of myself as a leader. I was just someone who valued getting involved, so I ended up volunteering a lot. As I think about it now, I realize that I was motivated to contribute and give back to my profession. . . . I have gotten back so much more than I have given, and that is in both my personal and professional life.” I invite you to read more of this great article ("Developing Diverse Leadership Experiences: An Interview with Michelle Beese"), and be inspired!
Here’s to seeing you all in Newark on June 1!
Robin Worltey Hammond, CCDA President, 2012-2013
We invite you to view CCDA’s all-volunteer Executive Board members and contacts.
Spring Regional Conference in June
“Coping with Long-term Unemployment: Helping Clients Overcome 21st Century Career Barriers”
Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 1, 2013! The California Career Development Association will hold an exciting one-day conference on Ohlone College's new LEED campus in Newark. This Spring Regional Conference, “Coping with Long-term Unemployment: Helping Clients Overcome 21st Century Career Barriers,” will be hosted by the Tri-Cities One Stop Career Center. Professional career practitioners across California will meet and share relevant information that directly impacts how counselors guide people who face incredible challenges to find work. Topic sessions will focus on job seekers who face extraordinary obstacles from issues such as veteran status, mental health conditions, complete career transition, age discrimination, addiction recovery, and long-term unemployment.
This one-day conference will inform and educate career practitioners on how to assist the most affected and at-risk job seekers with appropriate counseling and available resources. Whether you are an experienced professional or new to the counseling field, the information is too good to pass up. Given the success of other CCDA one-day conferences, there's sure to be ideal opportunities to learn something new and network with other professionals. CCDA will hold its annual Membership Meeting at the conference. Attend this event to learn the latest skills and resources available in the career counseling profession!
See CCDA's Conference page for more information and to register!
CCDA Board nominations for 2013-14
With key organizational changes completed and more regional conferences planned, the next Board year promises to be exciting and fun! In addition to the next President-Elect role for the 2013-14 Board as well as the Treasurer role for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 Boards, following are a number of volunteer, President-appointed positions that we invite you to consider – all excellent leadership opportunities and a great way to help CCDA grow and develop as a professional organization. Let us know right away if you are interested in serving or if you can suggest someone you think would be a great fit for one of these positions (please include names and contact info). Position descriptions and duties can be viewed on the Board Leadership Roles page of the CCDA website.
Nominate now! Make your recommendations on the Board Elections page:
Nominations for President-Elect and Treasurer are now open on the Elections page, and once we have responses we will hold an election to complete the voting process.
If you are considering a leadership role in CCDA, you can find Board position descriptions and duties on the Board Leadership Roles page of the CCDA website. In addition to elected positions determined each July (upcoming nominations for President-Elect 2013-14 and Treasurer 2013-15), there are also some appointed positions still open, listed below. Recommendations for appointed positions should be sent to Robin Wortley Hammond, MS, at email@example.com, or call 916-453-0395. If you yourself are stepping up to serve, please also include a brief professional bio and a summary message of why you would like to serve on the Board.
ELECTED POSITIONS (see full descriptions on the Board Leadership Roles page):
- President-Elect (3-year commitment, serving as President-Elect, then President, then Past-President)
- Treasurer (2-year commitment, July 2013 to July 1015)
APPOINTED POSITIONS (see full descriptions on the Board Leadership Roles page):
- Communications Chair/Member Services (2-year commitment)
- Regional Coordinator (1-year term)
- Marketing/Public Awareness Chair (1-year term)
- Legislative/Public Policy Chair (2-year commitment)
- Graduate Student Representative (1-year term)
- Board Consultants (up to three consultants for 1-year term each)
Another way to spread your leadership wings is to get involved in local chapter activities. Consider helping out with local chapter leadership teams, or even heading up a local chapter as Chair. See the Local Chapters page on the CCDA website, and contact the Regional Coordinator to learn more about current opportunities.
Career Practitioner Institute: valuable learning opportunity
If you missed NCDA’s February Career Practitioner Institute in San Diego (Feb. 8-9, 2013), you missed a valuable learning opportunity. This two day event titled “Practical Techniques and Strategies for Career Development Practitioners” was packed with timely topic sessions as well as two pre-conference professional development institutes (on group career counseling, facilitated by Dick Pyle of the Peace Corps, and on training techniques, facilitated by Judy Kaplan Baron).
David Blustein, Ph.D of Boston College presented the opening keynote address on “Unemployment and Mental Health: Helping Clients Cope with Loss and Uncertainty.” This topic proved timely and engaging, acknowledging the many challenges faced by clients dealing with long-term unemployment, and offering techniques and resources we can use to best support them in the career counseling process. There were many excellent questions and comments from the audience, and it seemed this address scratched the surface of a much deeper set of issues and need for creative problem solving. CCDA plans to continue the discussion at our upcoming spring Regional Conference.
The presentation series was terrific and consistent with NCDA’s fine planning of these events, with four tracks offering a total of 14 sessions to choose from. Topics included vocational forensics; strategies for teaching career counseling classes; US labor market and job growth projections; vocational rehabilitation for veterans with service-related injuries; practical career websites; ethics in career development; CDF (Career Development Facilitator) credentialing; NCDA resources for career development practitioners; working with clients with disabilities; brief counseling of new veterans; effective use of collage in career counseling; job search coaching; career assessments; and a fantastic visual tour and demo of O*NET – which has been updated again if you haven’t checked it out lately.
The closing keynote was presented by Judy Kaplan Baron, Ph.D on “Practical Strategies for Working One-on-One with Clients.” Judy shared useful techniques for quickly building rapport with clients, expediently assessing career case dynamics, encouraging attitude adjustments, and teaching strategic job search skills and interviewing performance. Judy shared a great deal of valuable expertise amassed over her 25 years of successful career development practice.
A handful of CCDA members were featured as speakers and facilitators, including Judy Kaplan Baron, the first private practitioner in San Diego; Phillip Sidlow of Vocational Economics; Lisa Raufman of El Camino College. CCDA is in planning mode for our spring Regional Conference, which will be a one-day event in Northern California. We are also lining up planning notes and ideas for our fall Regional Conference, which will be held in Southern California. If you would like to suggest a topic and/or offer your expertise as a speaker for either of these events, please take a moment to log your ideas, contact information, and suggested leads on our Program Ideas page. Or, contact Marco Contreras, our Program Team Lead: 916-225-5049; firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course you are also welcome anytime to just call any one of our Executive Board Executive Board members!
Finally, CCDA was pleased to unveil its new conference booth, with a professional pop-up banner, logo table linen, freebies of cool inspirational bookmarks, and an e-frame with rotating photos from many years of CCDA achievements. All materials were designed and created by Robin Wortley Hammond, CCDA Communications Chair and current CCDA President.
Bob Chope wins NCDA's Eminent Career Award
Congratulations to Bob Chope, who was awarded NCDA’s prestigious Eminent Career Award at the NCDA Conference in Atlanta. This award is considered to be NCDA's highest honor and is based on contributions to the field of career development over the lifespan. It includes contributions to theory, practice, leadership and scholarship. John Krumboltz was presented with the award in 1994.
Some specific accomplishments cited in recognition of Bob’s contributions include: major substantive contributions in leadership, practice, scholarship & theory; voluminous significant publications, chaired 1st CACREP accredited career counseling program; and contributed to over 150 radio and TV shows on career issues. And those are just a few highlights! Michelle Beese, Phil Jarvis and Sarah Diaz were at the luncheon presentation. Bob reports that this was a nice award for him but also for California and the CCDA!
Sally Gelardin wins H.B. McDaniel Foundation Award
Congratulations to Sally Gelardin, recipient of the H.B. McDaniel Foundation Individual Award 2012 for Dedicated Leadership in School Counseling. In presenting the award, Marilyn Harryman had these fine words to say (excerpt only, click here for full speech): Sally is a counselor whose infectious energy will get you into trouble if you talk to her for more than five minutes! . . . Among her many accomplishments, continuing is her tele-interviews, the Careerwell podcast, where she Interviews counseling professionals. She has created an important archive for future generations of students and practitioners. (Many CCDA members have been featured. For more info and to acquire past podcasts, go to www.careerwell.org.) Sally’s current passion to improve the quality of life for elders stimulates lifelong learning for herself and others. . . . Sally is a career and life transitions counselor, author, editor, presenter, volunteer coordinator, outreach director, and media specialist with a focus on eldercare and aging issues. She is an instructor and curriculum designer of career and counseling programs. Always there to feed or nourish you in some way, Sally Gelardin exemplifies the values of Dr. McDaniel. This prestigious award is most fitting!
CEUs from the comfort and convenience of home
We hope you have been enjoying the wonderful Careerwell tele-interviews, facilitated by our very own Dr. Sally Gelardin (THANK YOU, Sally!). For those who may not yet know, Sally leads these interactive discussions several times per month, interviewing a host of fascinating career development professionals including folks like Robert Chope, Maureen Nelson, Norman Amundson, Bob Tyra, Elizabeth Harney, Dick Bolles, and more! We are please to provide these wonderful experiences as a free service to CCDA members. Best of all, you can earn CEUs from the comfort and convenience of your own home. Just register at http://careerwell.org and attend via teleconference. Learn more by viewing the Careerwell introductory video and the Careerwell instructional video.
If you are not receiving monthly announcements about upcoming Careerwell tele-interviews, contact us at email@example.com, or call CCDA's webmaster Robin Wortley Hammond directly at 916-453-0395.
CCDA dues reduced!
CCDA dues have been dramatically reduced! As many of you know, this has been a long-held goal and one tough journey to make it happen. After much perseverance, CCDA now is able to offer membership plans independent of CCA (California Counseling Association). This means that CCDA members now have a choice of joining CCDA independently and/or joining CCA independently (prior traditional membership plans mandated membership in CCA to be a member of CCDA). CCA has also lowered its dues (see the CCA website at www.cacounseling.org for more details). We thank the many CCDA leaders and members over the years who have worked so hard and persevered to reach this important goal, AND we are ever grateful to our members and their continued faith and patience, and we look forward to serving the CCDA membership with more flexibility in the future!
Activate Your CCDA Professional Profile
If you have not already done so, log into the CCDA website to create or update your bio and professional profile, so that colleagues and consumers can find you. It’s simple! Just log in at www.ccdaweb.org, click on “My Info” in the green menu bar, click on “My Profile” in the “View” dropdown box directly under the page heading, and click on “Edit Profile.” You will see three key elements: 1) “Display My Profile” with a “yes/no” box (you must click “yes” to make your profile visible in the website); 2) “Data Available for Display,” where you can customize how much information shows in your profile; and 3) “Additional Profile Information” where you can enter a text block for your bio. Remember to SAVE your additions or edits (there are “Save” buttons at the top right and the bottom right of the profile edit page). When you’re finished, be sure you have clicked “yes” in the “Display My Profile” box AND click “Save” after you have done so. See the way your profile appears by mousing over “Member Links” in the main menu bar and clicking on “Profiles,” and then entering a search for yours. If you have any questions with this or any other website process, call Robin, our Communications Chair, directly at 916-453-0395.
Be sure to check out the rest of the new website for local chapter activities, regional conference updates, membership information, and news.
CCDA members network on social media
Be a part of the California Career Development Association Linked-In group. Invite your Linked-In colleagues to join. Share articles, books, news, and events. The group is open to Career development professionals. For more information contact Nancy Miller: firstname.lastname@example.org. Link: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1216147&trk=hb_side_g
You can also join the California Career Development Association Facebook group. Let your friends know about the latest CCDA events and activities that you are involved in. For more information, contact Nancy Miller: email@example.com. Link: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/California-Career-Development-Association-CCDA/241992572423?ref=ts
Legislative/Public Policy: News from the Capitol
Licensure legislative update, January 2013
from the CALPCC website:
California became the 50th state to license professional counselors when the Governor signed SB 788 on October 11, 2009. The bill became law on January 1, 2010, applications became available in July 2011 and the first counselors were licensed in January 2012. The Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) regulates the LPCC license. CALPCC is representing professional clinical counselors in the legislature and with the BBS and will keep counselors updated.
The Grandparenting requirements are still available on CALPCC's website menu as a reference for those who submitted an application by the December 31, 2011 deadline and are still completing that application. Grandparenting application forms are no longer available and initial grandparenting applications can no longer be submitted to the BBS. There are no exceptions.
Due to staffing shortages at the BBS, it may take several months for applicants to receive a response. The BBS is unable to reply to email or phone messages. The BBS will evaluate the application and send the applicant a letter of deficiencies, if any, and approval to take exams. Grandparenting applicants will have 12 months from the date of that letter to complete any deficiencies for grandparenting, including years of experience, supervised hours, coursework and examinations. At the end of that 12-month period, all requirements must be met or the grandparenting application is closed. There are no exceptions.
Applications for the Traditional Path, including intern registration, are now available from The Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) Please see the menu to the left for requirements for those who began their graduate work before August 1, 2012 and for those who will begin their graduate work on or after August 1, 2012.
Members of CALPCC can arrange a consultation, via email or phone, to talk about the licensure requirements with a knowledgeable CALPCC representative. For more information visit the CALPCC website.
Requirements for grandparenting and reciprocity are posted now on the BBS website as well as at the CALPCC website under Licensure Requirements. (The California Coalition for Counselor Licensure (CCCL), the original organizing force behind this effort, has served its purpose in achieving licensure for California's professional counselors, and has reorganized as a professional membership association, the CALPCC, or California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors.) See the CALPCC website for details on the requirements and the paths to licensure for counselors. The CALPCC website also has an excellent webinar explaining more about licensure. We encourage counselors who plan to attain the LPCC licensure to consider becoming a member of the new CALPCC professional organization.
Can we call ourselves "counselor"?
Sally Gelardin forwards a good question that came up recently: Can one call oneself a career counselor in private practice if one has a masters in counseling (and may be an NCC), but does not have California licensing in California?
Dean Porter responds: "We wrote the legislation so that career counselors do not need to be licensed, so they can continue to practice as they have been, as long as they do not practice psychotherapy and do not call themselves Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors. Career counselors who want to get deeper into mental health issues behind career development would need to be licensed." Thanks so much, Dean, for that clarity and for all your hard work helping counselor professionals throughout the state better understand this new law.
And, remember that members of CALPCC can arrange a consultation, via email or phone, to talk about the licensure requirements with a knowledgeable CALPCC representative.
Legislative/Public Policy Chair position open
The position for Legislative/Public Policy Chair is open, and CCDA is in need of someone who would like to track legislative developments that are relevant to career counselors and career development professionals in California. We thank Sue Aiken, Susan Zgliczynski, Martin Rosenberg and others for their wonderful work in bringing this vital information to our membership. We would welcome a new volunteer to help produce legislative summaries for CCDA members . . . If you would like to volunteer for this important role, please contact the current CCDA President.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever does.”
– Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
We, as CCDA members, act as advocates by educating ourselves about the policy-making process and contacting our own legislators and other policy-makers. To learn more about the legislative processes, go to www.leginfo.ca.gov. For “one-stop shopping” about California government and links to the websites of the various state agencies, go to www.ca.gov.
Local Activity: Chapter Check-in
See Upcoming Events for details on all activities and events mentioned in this chapter news.
SF Bay Area Chapter
The Bay Area CCDA Chapter had a successful networking event in May (5/10/12) at California Pizza Kitchen. The restaurant did not charge for the space, only for food which was pre-ordered and delicious! We had about 20 in attendance including many new faces: students from SF State and from San Jose State, also private practitioners reaching out for community. We're looking forward to another event later in the summer.
Meanwhile the chapter has been working hard and is proud of last year's community service events, but is looking for more members to join the leadership team. If you can help contact Julie Salzman, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Chair. (See the Local Chapters page for contact info.)
SF Bay Area Chapter Leadership Team (as of Jan. 2013):
Julie Salzman, Chair
Laurie Haskell, Communications/Webmaster
Neepa Parikh, Secretary/Historian & Community Service Programs
Felicia Tripp, Community Service Programs
Jennifer Sykora, Treasurer
Rebecca Toporek, Special Projects
Hilary Romanoff, Professional Development Programs
Joulia Rezvoukhina, Professional Development Programs
Terrie Moore, Professional Development Programs
After many years of dedicated service in the Fresno library system, Bernice has recently retired in March, 2012. Her immediate plans were to chill, visit friends, and go on a cruise before continuing her dedicated service to job seekers and the community as a career coach, in addition to completing her book on developing career centers in community libraries. Bernice is currently establishing a new non-profit as an outgrowth of the now defunct Fresno Area Career Counseling Team (FACCT) networking group, which last met in December 2011. (In the past this has been a very successful effort featuring presentations of speakers from a variety of professions sharing their career success stories, like live informational interviews for the community. As leader of this group Bernice brought such professionals as teacher, musician, mayor, doctor . . . and facilitated learning about how they planned their careers and how they succeeded. While this was not a library program, library facilities were often used for gatherings.) The new organization will continue providing valuable events for the community.
Bernice also continues to participate in the Fresno Adult Education Task Force, where an education theme has been a key element to prepare job seekers to be job ready. And she will continue as CCDA’s Fresno Chapter Chair. The Fresno Chapter does need a Secretary and a Treasurer (Chapter Chair-appointed positions, not elected) to complete its Chapter Leadership Team and help Bernice with planning local CCDA events and activities for area CCDA members, students and those interested in our organization. If you are a CCDA member in the Fresno area, please reach out to help Bernice with chapter activities planning and coordination. Contact Bernice Kao at: 559-292-6235; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sacramento Chapter had a chapter meeting on February 21st at the St. John's Shelter, in which a new mentor program was announced. Those of you who are working in the field and utilizing your counseling/coaching skills can make a tremendous impact in someone's life. Your skills and knowledge in dispensing career advice is invaluable. If you have the time and want to make a positive difference, contact Marco by email or phone. We are in the process of assembling a list of mentors for current or recent graduates and generally anyone with limited career counseling experience. Please join us in embarking on this great experience for both mentors and mentees alike.
As last year came to a close, the chapter was active in planning other career events and activities too. So far there was a networking social at the Hoppy Brewing Company in November and the Elevations Career Assessment Workshop for students in January. See the Eventspiration page for a summary of that event.
Upcoming events include a Career Success Workshop presented by career counselor and coach, Nancy Miller, M.S., who will present portions of her first book - Fire Up Your Profile For LifeWork Success: Your Life, Your Work, Your Style. See the "Upcoming Events" section near the end of this newsletter for details, or just click on the CCDA Calendar of Events.
Outreach: Sacramento Chapter Chair Marco Contreras will attend an event entitled: Getting Back To Work: A Symposium for Workforce Development Professionals at the Bayside Church Campus in Roseville, California on April 17th. 9:00 - 3:00 pm. Marco will network and provide information on the benefits of CCDA with individuals who work in private practice, education, government and more. This will be a unique opportunity to meet other career professionals that help job seekers work towards achieving personal career success. For information on registering, visit http://tinyurl.com/bogho7o.
LinkedIn Training: Plans are underway to provide a workshop on using the popular social media platform, Linkedin to CCDA members. How to market yourself and guide clients in improving their job search will be covered. More information is upcoming for the training in development.
CCDA's Sacramento Chapter has regular planning committee meetings to plan professional development events. If you are interested in volunteering for the planning committee or learning more about it, please contact the chapter chair. A special thanks to Nancy Miller for helping to keep the momentum and connectivity going for the Sacramento Chapter!
Sacramento Chapter Leadership Team (as of Jan. 2013):
Marco Contreras, Chapter Chair: 916-225-5049; email@example.com
Chapter Secretary: Richard Lucier
Chapter Treasurer: Riah Skrinnik
Professional Development Coordinator: Nancy Miller
Sac State Student Representative: Julie McGilvray
Silicon Valley Chapter
The Silicon Valley Chapter active, energized and determined to overcome last year's challenges to generate local planning support and attendance for chapter events and activities. The Chapter's Leadership Team had planned to hold an event on November 7 at the NOVA Connect Job Seeker Center in Sunnyvale (KC Anderson, Career Counselor: “Stand Out” With Your Personal Brand), but unfortunately due to low response this event was cancelled.
While events in recent months have been a challenge, last year's events for the Silicon Valley Chapter were welcomed and well attended. In the fall, on November 16 the Silicon Valley Chapter held the second of its two-part series "The Insiders." The Part II presentation was called "The New Silicon Valley Workforce - WANTED: Flexibility & Innovation." Luther Jackson, the Economic Stimulus Manager at NOVA, presented the findings of a 5-year, 8-region, labor market study that was aimed at helping job seekers better understand and navigate the new economy. Some of the study’s highlights:
On a national and global level -
• US share of global GDP has dropped from roughly 39% in 1960 to about 24% today.
• Good paying manufacturing jobs once accessible with a high school diploma are gone forever.
Regarding local trends -
• Health care: predicted strong growth and requirement of clinicians to learn tech skills.
• Social media: LinkedIn used by 74% of employers.
• Health IT: not yet a significant SV cluster but has potential.
• Emerging green: forecasting 10% growth and focus on high and middle skill jobs.
• Rapid response approach: workers need to have a Plan B and know how to transfer their skills to new jobs and new fields.
Regarding high-tech resumes -
• Recruiters look for different things depending on size of their company (large corps look for little experience, high energy, malleable employees; small or startups value experience and depth of knowledge).
• Employment gaps must always be explained/validated.
• While companies expect tech skills, they select candidates who are entrepreneurial, self-starters, lifelong learners, flexible, comfortable with ambiguity, and problem-solvers.
• In the new ‘Human Age’ (versus the ‘Information Age’) agility is more important than size; access to talent versus access to capital is important; and 38-year old workers will have held 10-14 jobs on average.
The Silicon Valley Chapter is grateful to its long supportive Leadership Team (David Petrovay, Carrie McKnight, Judi Garcia, James Van, and Katherine Shariq) and is seeking potential chapter leadership and volunteers for 2012-13 projects, and would like to hear from you! If you are interested in participating in CCDA leadership at the local level, and you're in the Silicon Valley area, give David Petrovay a call! See all chapter contacts on the Local Chapters page.
CSUN (CSU Northridge) Student Chapter
On Saturday, February 16th, the CCDA-CSUN Student Chapter held their Spring 2013 Open Forum Meeting & Greeting at the Souplantation in Porter Ranch: “Catch Up With CCDA.” During the meeting, we discussed upcoming events and career development topics, such as coursework, internships, and conferences, while enjoying a buffet lunch. In addition, we had a special guest at our meeting: Thomas Hoffman M.S., Ph.D., who introduced his Career Explorers Game Series to students. It was a great honor for our CCDA-CSUN students to meet Dr. Hoffman, as he was the first CCDA-CSUN Student Chapter Chair. This event was a great start to our Spring 2013 semester!
The chapter is also planning a workshop for Saturday, March 16th: Career Counseling People With Disabilities. We have a guest speaker from the Department of Rehabilitation coming in to lead this workshop. See "Upcoming Events" section of this newsletter for more details.
In the fall, CSUN-CCDA held a workshop on Saturday, November 3rd from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Sarina Loeb from the CSUN Pride Center presented on Career Counseling LGBTQ Clients. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students had the opportunity to attend and participate in this workshop. During the workshop, students learned about terminology used in the LGBTQ community, confidentiality and privacy, and gained awareness of the sensitivities which may arise when working with these clients, etc. They had the opportunity to participate in a "Star Activity," and hear personal accounts from a panel of students who work as peer advisers at the CSUN Pride Center. Those who attended this workshop walked away with a wealth of new knowledge and ideas on how to provide the best career counseling services to this population. The workshop was a great success! A special thanks to Sarina Loeb and her students for presenting for us.
For more information on CSUN Chapter activities and how you can get involved to help support this great group, contact Sherilyn Shamoiel at firstname.lastname@example.org; 818-481-0657. We are grateful to Sherilyn for her leadership of this chapter for the 2012-2013 term, and to her Leadership Team.
CSUN-CCDA Leadership Team 2012-2013:
Sherilyn Shamoiel, Chapter Chair
Claire Weiss, Vice President
Bilquis Kabir, Chapter Treasurer
Sarah Kihara, Chapter Secretary
Rocio Menendez, Fifth Member
LA Area Chapter
Thank you to everyone who came to our first social in March - the CCDA Mixer on March 16, held at Briana's home in Los Angeles. This event was very successful. We had a total of 33 RSVPs. We had approximately 30 people actually attend the event. During the event, many career professionals mixed and mingled and had great drinks and eats. We also had a station for individuals who weren’t members to become members. We also encouraged existing members to check their status. During our mixer, we raffled off a copy of Dr. Chaz’s book. We personally thanked everyone for coming and Dr. Chaz gave a brief overview of his career development book, which prompted planning for our next event in April.
On April 12, 2013, we will be having our first event featuring a presenter and a round table discussion (see Upcoming Events below in this news page for more info). Charles Austin, Ed.D. (aka Dr. Chaz) will be giving an innovative and interactive presentation tailored to the ever changing career development and counseling field. For those of you who are not familiar with Dr. Chaz, he is well known as a multifaceted career and educational professional. He is an educator, career mentor and author of "How To Find Work . . . And Keep Finding Work for the Rest of Your Life."
We are also fortunate to have the presence of the directors of Mount St. Mary’s Counseling program coming to the event. They are integrating career counseling courses into their program this year and next year, and we hope they will see the value of CCDA membership for their students.
The LA Area Chapter now has new leadership. Thanks to Briana LoChiatto who has stepped up to serve as Chapter Chair, and her Chapter Leadership Team Andrea Cervantez, secretary, and Miko Mechure, treasurer. Our thanks also to Danielle Gruen, who served at the prior chapter chair and continues to be involved. To get involved or to find out more about the LA Area Chapter's event planning, contact Briana LoChiatto, Chapter Chair, at (662) 549-7314 (cell); or email email@example.com.
A few chapters still remain inactive and in need of new leadership to reignite them: the Ventura/Santa Barbara Chapter; San Fernando Valley Chapter; San Diego Chapter; and San Gabriel Valley Chapter. If you are interested in helping to get these chapters up and running again, please contact the Regional Coordinator.
See the Local Chapters page for all CCDA Chapters and Chapter Leadership contacts. View more details on chapter activities in Upcoming Events. And to view past CCDA events and chapter activities, see the Eventspiration page!
CCDA Community: Member News
Welcome New Members!
The Officers, Board Members and general members welcome these individuals to CCDA. We all appreciate their dedication and commitment to their own professional development and to the future of career development in California. We also look forward to their contribution to CCDA’s efforts to bring distinction and visibility to the career development profession.
Ralph Alexander, Woodbury
Gavan Ambrosini, Elk Grove
Sara Ayazi, San Francisco
Catherine Cecil-Hunter, Newark
Andrea Cervantez, Los Angeles
Dale Cobb, Visalia
Jessica Conant, Rocklin
Garineh Demirjian, Glendale
Kathleen Engelstad, Galt
Michael Ford, South Pasadena
Linda Greenfield, Calabasas
Alicia Gutierrez, Sacramento
Wendy Hays, Sacramento
Mandeep Kaur, Pittsburg
Lauren Kramp, Rancho Cordova
Maria Mechure, Culver City
Barbara Newman, Los Angeles
Amy Nygren, Orange
Emily Oberheim, MARINA
Simone Reyes, Gilroy
Latrice Riley, Compton
Barbara Samuels, Twin Peaks
Rose Sanchez, Vista
William Sapigao, San Jose
Jill Schontag, Santa Cruz
Riah Skrinnik, Carmichael
Sarah Yoo, Los Angeles
Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Events
Check the Calendar of Events for additional information and registration for upcoming events. Past events are archived on the Eventspiration page – check it out to get ideas if you are helping a local CCDA chapter in planning activities and events!
April 12, 2013
LA Area Chapter
Presentation and round table discussion by Charles Austin, Ed.D. (aka Dr. Chaz), author of "How To Find Work . . . And Keep Finding Work for the Rest of Your Life." Charles will be giving an innovative and interactive presentation tailored to the ever changing career development and counseling field. For those of you who are not familiar with Dr. Chaz, he is well known as a multifaceted career and educational professional.
When: Friday, April 12 at 7pm
Where: California Career Services, 6024 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90036
Who: Contact Briana LoChiatto (contact info on Local Chapters page) for more information.
April 13, 2013
The Sacramento CCDA is very excited about the upcoming workshop at the Valley Hi-Laguna Library on the 13th of April. This is a great opportunity to work with the Cosumnes River College Career Center demonstrating to the community who we are as career professionals. From the CCDA website one of the goals of CCDA is:
"CCDA conducts workshops and presentations for the community to stimulate the recognition of its dedication to career development for all individuals."
This event is open to the public at no charge. We encourage career professionals in the area to come to the workshop and support this outreach. We need your assistance with activities. Participants will learn how to develop a powerful profile for business, social media, or resumes and practice communication skills that will set you apart from the crowd.
When: Saturday, April 13th from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: Valley Hi-North Laguna Library, 7400 Imagination Pkwy, Sacramento, CA 95823 (across from Cosumnes River College)
Who: Workshop facilitator, Nancy Miller, will share activities from her new book, “Fire Up Your Profile For LifeWork Success."
Cost: No charge
Contact: Nancy Miller: firstname.lastname@example.org; 916-206-4779.
April 20, 2013
CSUN Student Chapter
WORKSHOP: Private Practice in Career Counseling
Please join the CCDA-CSUN Student Chapter for our last event of the Spring 2013 semester! A panel of career counselors will lead this workshop. We are honored to have Greg Jackson, Ed.D., Thomas Hoffman, M.S., Ph.D., Mae Greenwald, M.S., and John G. Taborn, Ph.D. share their experiences and tips on how to successfully run a private practice in the career counseling industry. Guests of this workshop will learn about the options available in private practice and get an insider’s look at starting one. Please RSVP by Friday, April 12th. We hope to see you there!
Cost: $15 for students and $20 for non-students, and includes breakfast. Payments will be accepted the day of the event, either by cash or check.
When: Saturday, April 20th, 10AM to 12:30PM
Where: CSUN; 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge CA 91330 - Activity Room 4 at the University Student Union
Who: For more information or to RSVP, please contact the CCDA-CSUN Leadership Team.
May 9, 2013
San Diego Chapter
Mixer Roundtable for San Diego Career Counseling/Development Professionals.
When: Thursday, May 9th, 4:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Ashford University, Sunroad Leadership Room (8620 Spectrum Center Blvd., San Diego, 92123)
Who: For more information, contact Ron Gaschler, M.Ed. Director, Career Services & Alumni Relations, Ashford University - 858-513-9240 x3803; Cell: 858.774.8524.
June 1, 2013
CCDA Northern California Regional Conference
“Coping with Long-term Unemployment: Helping Clients Overcome 21st Century Career Barriers”
Ohlone College, Newark Campus, Hosted by the Tri-City One Stop Career Center
The California Career Development Association will hold an exciting one-day conference on Ohlone College's new LEED campus in Newark. Professional career practitioners across California will meet and share relevant information that directly impacts how counselors guide people who face incredible challenges to find work. Topic sessions will focus on job seekers who face extraordinary obstacles from issues such as veteran status, mental health conditions, complete career transition, age discrimination, addiction recovery, and long-term unemployment.
This one-day conference will inform and educate career practitioners on how to assist the most affected and at-risk job seekers with appropriate counseling and available resources. Whether you are an experienced professional or new to the counseling field, the information is too good to pass up. Given the success of other CCDA one-day conferences, there's sure to be ideal opportunities to learn something new and network with other professionals. Attend this event to learn the latest skills and resources available in the career counseling profession!
WHEN: June 1, 2013 – 8 am to 4 pm (CCDA & EUREKA MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS - 3:00 pm)
WHERE: Ohlone College, Newark campus (39399 Cherry St, Room 1211, Newark, CA 94560)
COST: After May 15: $40 (students), $50 (CCDA members), $70 (non-members)
Early Bird Registration by May 15: $30 (students), $40 (CCDA members), $60 (non-members)
REGISTER! Register now! See the CCDA Conference page for more details and Call for Proposals.
Ongoing: Careerwell Tele-interviews
Join Sally Gelardin and her esteemed guests for regular Careerwell tele-interviews with career development professionals across all spectrums of our discipline, discussing a variety of timely topics in convenient, easy-to-attend tele-interviews. Once registered in advance for a Careerwell tele-interview, you will receive a link to its recording even if you are unable to attend the live call! Free to CCDA members!
See the Calendar of Events to view details and register for these and other upcoming events. You may also use the Calendar to list a career development activity or event on the CCDA website – just contact the Communications Chair. If your event is a Local Chapter activity, be sure to also inform your Reginal Coordinator.
Is your event missing?
CCDA sponsored events will be posted for FREE. Submit your upcoming chapter or regional CCDA event for free posting by contacting the Communications Chair. If you're not a CCDA member but would like to post an event, please contact the Communications Chair.
. . . and, in important news you may have missed . . .
CCDA awarded Outstanding State Division, Western Region
CCDA was recently honored at the NCDA Conference with the Outstanding State Division, Western Region award. Past-President Carrie McKnight accepted the award on behalf of our organization from fellow CCDA Past President (and current NCDA Western Region Trustee) Michelle Beese. In bestowing this award, Michelle conducted considerable research before deciding on CCDA, citing our successes in reducing our dues structure, making it possible to join CCDA as a stand-alone organization, strengthening CCDA's financial position, continuing to provide regional conferences and local chapter events, and serving as an example to other state career development associations. CCDA is grateful for our affiliation with NCDA and the award bestowed on our organization.
How to log in to CCDA's website
CCDA's new website has been up and running for more than a year now, so if you have not already done so it's definitely time to log in and update your member data. Visit www.ccdaweb.org and go to the Member Area (you'll find the link at the bottom of the website's main menu on the left), and use the "forgot my username/password" function to retrieve your login info, renew your membership if yours has lapsed, and update your contact information and membership details. If you have questions, contact your Chapter Chair or the Regional Coordinator. Here's what you need to do:
- Visit new CCDA website at www.ccdaweb.org.
- Notice all the menu items on this public side of the website.
- Log in to Member Area (last link on the main menu bar).
- Use the “forgot username/password” function to retrieve your login info. If your membership has lapsed, you’ll be prompted to renew. If you need additional help with this step please use the Website Login Instructions document with detailed steps and screen shots to walk you through the login/renewal process.
- Update your member record, checking carefully for accuracy and correcting any errors or old information. Be sure to complete:
1. My Info page: General Information, Contact Information, Employer Information, Demographic Information, and Other Information. It is important that information in ALL these sections is complete and accurate.
2. My Subscriptions (in the View dropdown box on your My Info page) – subscribe to one or more chapter-level announcements you’d like to receive (click "show all" to display full list).
3. My Membership (in the View dropdown box on My Info page) – verify your chapter listing is correct or update it if you have moved. You can also change your unique username and password.
4. My Profile (in the View dropdown box on My Info page) – Post a professional bio for yourself, select profile criteria, and indicate whether or not to display your profile.
Look for upcoming conferences and consider participating by sharing your expertise!
News you may have missed
Past Postings (past newsletters are archived in the Newsletter tab of your Members Area) – The list there represents eblast announcements and quarterly newsletters distributed to CCDA members. For all the latest news, be sure to see the current issue of CCDA NEWS. To ensure inclusion on local chapter level eblasts, be sure you have subscribed to them using the radio buttons viewable by clicking "Show All" in the "Manage my subscriptions" page (available from either your Newsletter tab or from your My Info tab in your Member Area).
Article Archives (CCDA News Archive)
News and information about career development and our CCDA member community are always welcome. The CCDA NEWS page is updated as news becomes available, and quarterly e-blasts are sent to members in January, April, July, and October. If you'd like to contribute please contact the Communications Chair.