Workshops and Webinars is now providing another avenue for your professional development.  Our webinars will serve small groups of about 20, giving you a superior learning experience and chance to interact with the presenter. These will be intimate opportunities to engage with the presenter. Typically they are 1-1.25 hours, but a few are longer.  

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The list of recorded webinars, also available for NBCC clock hours is available here.

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Recorded Webinars


4 December 2019, noon (Eastern); Dr. Richard Pyle, PhD: Effective Group Work for Your Career Development Practice

Dr. Richard Pyle conducted  his doctoral research on the efficacy of group career counseling (GCC), and has implemented  this practice in a variety of settings and with several populations. He has worked as a Director of Guidance, Director of Counseling, Dean of Students in academia and as a trainer, counselor and executive and psychologist with the Peace Corps. He is co-author of Group Career Counseling: Practices and Principles published by NCDA.  His research has resulted in numerous publications and the training of hundreds of professionals in the use of groups in career development. Dick has a PhD in Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services from the University of Florida.

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: Given limited time and resources, counselors and coaches are often not able to assist all students and clients in need. Using groups for career development permits the counselor to reach a number of students at once. Group work is often effective because the students or clients are among their peers, and it may be less threatening because it operates in a social setting.  But just convening  a group of people together does not make for counseling or coaching success.

In this webinar we will review research findings on the value of groups, discuss practical techniques and facilitation skills relevant to success, approaches for implementing a group program, and how to select group members.


At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the advantages of career groups in facilitating career development.
  • Specify and implement group process techniques and skills particularly relevant to facilitating career development.
  • Identify the criteria most effective for implementing a group career development program including the selection of group participants.



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CANCELLED, WILL RESCHEDULE Career and Workforce Development: A Conversation with Dr. Mark Pope

Dr. Mark Pope, NCC, MCC, NCCC, RPCC, MAC, ACS is Thomas Jefferson Professor and Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri – St Louis, where he began in 1997 and retired September 2018. He served as Department Chair for a decade from 2006-2016. His specialties include career counseling, addictions counseling, psychological testing, and multicultural counseling, and he led the department to be nationally recognized as the #2 Counselor Education program in the US and a consistent ranking of #1 of all the doctoral programs on the University of Missouri – St Louis campus.

Dr. Pope is widely considered to be the founder of and one of the leading authors in the field of cultural diversity issues in career counseling and career development, especially gay and lesbian career development. He is the author and editor of 12 books, 45+ book chapters, 45+ journal articles, and scores of other publications dealing with career development and cultural diversity.

Through his scholarly work and leadership, he has been instrumental in bringing to the forefront of the counseling profession broadly and the career counseling field in particular the special issues that lesbian and gay individuals face in American society. 

Yang Ai, MA, MEd, NCC is a doctoral student at the University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL) under the direction of Dr. Mark Pope. Yang holds an M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and an M.A. in Education. Yang served as an Adjunct Professor at UMSL, the Chair of Communications at the Missouri Career Development Association, and the Editorial Assistant for Asia Pacific Career Development Journal. He collaboratively presented in the professional conferences such as NCDA, ACA, ACES, and APCDA. His research interests include multicultural counseling, career counseling, and international student career development issues.

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: Dr. Pope will be interviewed by Yang Ai based on questions submitted by career development professionals from across the country. Emphasis on the changes and challenges of diversity in the US and internationally will be discussed as will the future of career development. 


  • Realize the special societal challenges of a diverse society and workforce.
  • Reflect on the changes over time in the acceptance of diverse populations in the practice of career development.
  • Learn about how career counseling and coaching must be especially attentive to diverse clients.



(DATE and TIME TBD) Amanda Sargent: Understanding Scope of Practice: An Ethical Concern for Career Advisors, Counselors and Coaches?








August 22 2017, 1 pm Eastern: Alberto Puertas: Desarrollo de Carreras en el Siglo XXI—Introducción a la Teoría del Construccionismo en un Mundo Global… Implicaciones para una Realidad Hispanoamericana

Alberto Puertas, MS, GCDF,  es asesor académico y de carreras para el Centro de Asesoría Universitaria de la Universidad de Brigham Young. Sus responsabilidades incluyen: servir como Asesor Especialista Internacional en el campus; enseñar cursos en estrategias de carreras, exploración de carreras y aprendizaje efectivo; supervisar estudiantes en riesgo y colaborar con la Universidad en la promoción de temas y objetivos de desarrollo de carreras.

El profesor Puertas ha supervisado a muchos estudiantes universitarios con sus trabajos humanitarios y de pasantías en el extranjero. Alberto Puertas ha presentado talleres, seminarios y conferencias en los Estados Unidos, Canadá, México, Costa Rica, Chile, Bolivia, Haití, Las Filipinas, Paraguay, Argentina y Perú. En sus presentaciones y su trabajo diario, enfatiza la correlación primordial entre el significado, la espiritualidad y el desarrollo de carreras. Él también da hincapié a los desafíos y beneficios que la globalización presenta a la guía vocacional en el ámbito internacional en este nuevo milenio.

Alberto Puertas sirve como Presidente de la organización Teens Act,  Vice-Presidente de Liahona Children’s Foundation y miembro de la Mesa de Governadores de  Operation Underground Railroad, organizaciones cuyos esfuerzos benefician las vidas de los más necesitados en la localidad y en países en desarrollo.

DESCRIPCION DEL WEBINAR: En un mundo tecnológico, globalizado, digital, no se puede planificar la formación laboral, vocacional, educativa, y profesional con modelos de generaciones anteriores. El mundo era predecible y estable en décadas pasadas . Hoy en día la única constante es el “cambio”.

Dentro de este torbellino vertiginoso en el mundo ocupacional y educativo, el Construccionismo ofrece una refrescante perspectiva académica, profesional y teórica para lidiar con los desafíos del presente y del futuro cercano de una manera integral y  global.


  • Comprender el alcance global de la teoría de la Construcción de Carreras en relación a la temática de los países latinoamericanos
  • Analizar el beneficio inmediato de la teoría en un mundo globalizado dentro de un contexto hispano
  • Aplicar la información recibida a la práctica integrando el mundo personal, laboral, empresarial y educativo

Recorded Webinars



September ??  — 12:00-1:15 (Eastern)

Bridget BrownBridget Brown: The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act  (WIOA): An Opportunity for Counselors, Coaches, and Career Advisers 

Bridget Brown joined the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals as their Executive Director in January 2008.  In this position, Bridget leads efforts to strengthen our nation’s workforce development system and improve the skills and effectiveness of workforce development professionals across the country. Prior to her role at NAWDP, she was the Executive Director of America’s Career Resource Network Association for five years where she focused her efforts on improving the quality and availability of labor and career information that is provided to schools and workforce centers.  She served as the Director of Program Development for the National Skill Standards Board at the U.S. Department of Labor, was the project co-director of the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, and was Associate Director of Government Relations for the American Vocational Association. She has over 20 years of policy experience in personnel certification, workforce development, career and technical education, and advocacy.



Postponed — 12:00 — 1:15 (Eastern)

paulnichols headshot (1)Paul Nichols: Careers in Sys-STEM-ic Change?

Paul Nichols is a NCDA Master Career Specialist in Virginia with 35 years of experience working with educational reform initiatives that best prepare students and clients for a fulfilling career.  He has worked as teacher, counselor, and administrator in several school divisions. During the past 8 years he has served as President/CEO of Virginia Advanced Study Strategies, a non profit agency that has raised over $20,000,000.00 to develop and promote academic and career training beyond minimum competency tests in Virginia.

DESCRIPTION: Rapidly evolving technologies have caused dramatic changes in the world of jobs and careers creating huge demand for workers training in science, technology, engineering, and math, (STEM.) Career specialists must understand the causes of this paradigm shift in workplace demand and its seismic impact on students, clients, and workers.


Attendees will be able to:

  • define STEM (or STEAM, or STEM-H)
  • review the global realities that are creating demand for jobs in STEM
  • review the impact of STEM on other traditional career clusters
  • discuss the impact of STEM on traditional educational preparation
  • brainstorm ways to support students and clients preparing for STEM in their future
  • review the importance of related career development realities including, the increased significance of lifelong academic and skill development, the new digital learning environment and career portfolios, the growing importance of credentials and certification, and the importance of self-branding

ED ColozziEd Colozzi:

Edward Anthony Colozzi, Ed.D., ( and is the owner of Career Development and Counseling Services in Massachusetts and provides corporate trainings, individual counseling, and motivational speeches for adults and youth. Ed pioneered and coined the “career-life” paradigm 1977 in Hawaii/throughout Pacific Basin Rim, to reframe career as multiple roles people play throughout life, including their work role, and focuses on spirituality/wellness in the context of career-life choices. He expanded his paradigm in 2011 to focus on career as CARE which can be expressed through “caring experiences”, given or received, by adults and youth across the nine major career-life roles throughout one’s life span. His work with “discovering client callings” involves Depth Oriented Values Extraction (DOVE), and he has published book chapters and articles on these and related topics. His self-paced workbook, “Creating Careers with Confidence”, was published by Pearson/Prentice Hall and was the first career-life book selected for publication in Braille internationally. Ed has served in teaching, counseling, and career development center coordinator positions and worked at both graduate and undergraduate levels including several community colleges for over forty years, and has provided numerous agency and staff development workshops for counselors and classroom faculty in a variety of national and international settings. He is the founder/co-host of the #schools2life Tweet Chat and the LinkedIn schools2life Discussion Group. Ed is a MA State licensed mental health counselor, a nationally certified counselor, a master career counselor, a MA State Certified Trainer, and an NCDA Fellow.

Postponed – Will Reschedule 8 April 2015 — 12:00 – 1:15pm (Eastern)

deirdre2 (2) (2)Deirdre Pickerell: Using Career Development Practices to Help Ensure Employees’ Career Success

Deirdre Pickerell, PhD, CHRP, GCDF-i has over 20 years’ experience in the fields of career development, adult education, and human resource management. She has made significant differences within the career development sector – locally, nationally, and internationally – through innovative program design and selfless leadership, consulting, and mentoring throughout the sector. Deirdre is the 2014 recipient of the Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Development and Career Counselling.

DESCRIPTION: Global workforce engagement numbers indicate that approximately 20% of the workforce is actively disengaged at work. Further, career development has recently been listed as a key driver of engagement. Broadly, this means that focusing on career development, within the workplace, can improve overall engagement numbers. The Career Engagement model and assessment tool help individuals and organizational leaders identify specific factors contributing to feelings of being overwhelmed, under-utilized, or completely disengaged. Maximum career engagement is achieved by aligning individual and organizational capacity with an appropriate level of challenge at work; pinpointing the source of career distress facilitates identification of relevant solutions and interventions. This workshop will focuses on how Career Development Professionals (CDP) can help organizations embed career development practices to maximize career engagement, thereby expanding the markets in which CDPs can work.


Participants will learn:

  • Benefits of considering career engagement
  • Tips for making a business case for implementing a career development process
  • Strategies for integrating a career planning process with other HR areas