NCDA use a constituency model to better represent and serve the diverse needs of our members. These groupings are designed to help you in your networking, to facilitate greater connection with colleagues who may share similar interests and work settings, and to enhance communication between the membership and the NCDA Board.
In this section of the website, you will have the opportunity to hear from the trustee for the constituency group that most closely represents your work setting or interest affiliation. Similarly, when attending the NCDA Global Conference, you can meet with fellow participants in your constituency groups. This section may post results of these conference gatherings.
Contact Point is a Canadian built multi-sector on-line community for career development professionals worldwide. They offer extensive resources, networking capabilities, and an array of learning links for career development professionals.
NCDA has undertaken a time-consuming effort to collect, organize, curate, and publish online, a listing of free, current, and credible resources that are available on the Internet and are useful to career counselors, coaches, and specialists as they work with clients. This list is maintained by the Technology Committee.
While aiming to address the needs of vocational educators, practitioners, and researchers, this career collaboratory also seeks to bring together like-minded professionals in an effort to share and advance their knowledge. The Vocopher Resource Library is free and does not require registration. Access to the Vocopher Career Inventories is free, but requires registration.
This website offers many resources including a document titled "Retention Report" that reveals the real reasons employees leave their jobs, or intend to leave, how these reasons have changed and how market conditions impact the reasons employees leave.
The Alliance of Career Resource Professionals (ACRP— formerly ACSCI) developed this tool to help career development professionals compare career products and services before purchasing. This new tool's writable electronic format enables the user to compare products by applying ACRP standards constructs to key components of career information products and services. ACRP’s intent is to assist counselors, administrators and others tasked with comparing systems that are often complex and organized in different ways.
The Career Occupational Preference System Interest Inventory (COPS) measures an examinee’s level of interest in each of the 14 COPSystem VIA Career Clusters. This survey is used to explore career interests based on likes and dislikes. The COPS Interest Inventory emphasizes a proactive approach to career exploration, featuring career and educational planning, along with a listing of suggested activities to gain relevant experience.
The 6th edition of this text, edited by Danica Hays & Chris Wood, maintains the key features of previous editions with reviews of instruments and chapters by leading experts in the field. The updated edition has over 70 reviews and now includes qualitative/alternative approaches to standardized assessments. Chapters cover topics such as multicultural considerations in career assessment, selecting a career assessment, and career assessment standards and competencies for practitioners. A useful matrix provides a useful cross-reference to search for instruments based on the purpose of the instruments and the population best to use it.
The Enneagram is an archetypal framework that offers in-depth insight to individuals, groups and collectives. Consisting of three centres of intelligence, nine main Enneagram types, 18 wings, three subtypes and Triadic styles, the Enneagram offers a rich map to personal development from an open systems perspective.
The Hogan Personality Inventory assessment measures your day-to-day personality. It assesses how you relate to others. Employers will use this assessment to determine how well you work with others, whether you lead or follow, and if you are successful as a leader and as a follower.
SkillScan tools provide a fast, interactive and intuitive-based process for identifying transferable skills – critical knowledge for identifying appropriate career options, college majors and training programs and planning skill development actions. SkillScan also features a system for integrating skill results with other traditional interests, values and personality inventories to provide a holistic picture of client career patterns.
A quarterly publication of NCDA for members, this print magazine is a themed publication offering articles that balance a broad vision with practical applications. Each issue offers a focused article on a select theme, a feature article on a prominent NCDA event, specific content for four departments (including School Counselors, Professional Counselors, Graduate Students, and Career Development Facilitators), and four regular columns.
The American Correctional Association provides international professional development and certification for correctional professionals as well as accreditation standards for agencies. Also, it publishes Corrections Today and Corrections Compendium.
Use this database, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, to find materials on the topic of career development. Just type your topic of interest in the Search Term: field.