2020 Virtual Conference Agenda

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Use the Conference App to access live and recorded presentations!

The Conference App is available to all registered participants. Please note that you have received an App Invitation in your email (or go to Visit the Apple Store or Google Play Store to download the App. Just search NCDA. Or get the desktop version at https://event.crowdcompass.com/ncda2020 and request access). The conference app will only be accessible to registered attendees. Read the APP FAQs for more information.


Helpful Hints for using the NCDA Conference App

All times listed on the conference app are EASTERN. Please convert LIVE session times to your time zone.

Tuesday, July 14, LIVE opening: 2:00 pm Eastern
Wednesday, July 15, LIVE sessions: 2:00 pm Eastern
Thursday, July 16, LIVE sessions: 3:00 pm Eastern

  • Once you gain access to the conference app, please update your Attendee Profile with all your contact information, bio and photo. You can find your attendee profile at the top right of your screen.
  • All pre-recorded sessions are listed under Monday, July 13, 2020
  • To view the pre-recorded sessions click on “Watch Now”. Please note that some sessions require passwords. If a password is needed it will be listed immediately underneath the “Watch Now” button. Copy and paste the passcode as requested to access the recording.
  • All LIVE sessions include links to the Webex platform. Please note that you will be required to use the Password and Event ID to access. These are included on the session listing.
  • There are several filter options for the pre-recorded sessions. Click on the Filter button on the top right of the page and select “Tracks”. This will allow you to narrow down your selection based on the 8 different constituency group tracks.
  • You can also narrow down the pre-recorded sessions by using a “keyword” above the session listings.
  • To keep track of pre-recorded sessions that you’ve watched, click on “Check-In” prior to watching the recording and then “Rate” the session after you’ve watched the recording.
  • To create a list of sessions that you want to watch, as you are reviewing all pre-recorded sessions, click on the + sign at the right side of the sessions. By clicking the + sign, you will add these sessions to your “My Schedule”. This will allow you to easily filter out those sessions that you don’t want to miss. They will remain listed in “My Schedule”.
  • You can also “bookmark” sessions, attendees, and speakers. By “bookmarking” an event, you add this to “Bookmarks” listed in “My Items”.
  • You can send messages to other attendees by first clicking on “Add Contact” in their attendee listing. Once they accept your invitation, you can then send them private messages.
  • You can also take “Notes” on sessions, attendees, and speakers. To view all of your notes, click on “Notes” in “My Items”.
  • Don't forget to share your take-aways and insights on Social Media #ncda2020


All session times are listed in the Eastern Time Zone.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 
2:00 - 3:15 pm Welcome, Event Overview, and Keynote Speaker Lisa Taylor
3:30 – 4:15 pm Presidential Choice Live Event: Current Trends in Diversity Recruiting Practices
4:30 - 5:30 pm Annual NCDA Membership Meeting Live Event. Anyone may attend! Members in good-standing may vote in the run-off election: Read the candidate bios in the Membership Meeting Report then VOTE! Voting in the Run-off Election is open until Thursday July 16th at 5:00 pm eastern time.
At Your Leisure Use the Conference App to access numerous pre-recorded presentations by conference presenters!
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
2:00 - 3:00 pm Welcome and Keynote Speaker Patricia Arredondo
3:15 - 4:15 pm Presidential Choice Live Event: Reframe Your Career Game: 5 Shifts Required of 21st Century Career Practice
4:30 - 5:30 pm Presidential Choice Live Event: Some Assembly Required
At Your Leisure Use the Conference App to access numerous pre-recorded presentations by conference presenters!
Thursday, July 16, 2020
1:00 - 2:30 pm Constituency Groups/Small Group Discussions Live Event
3:00 - 4:00 pm Welcome and Keynote Speaker Rosie Davis
4:15 - 5:15 pm Presidential Choice Live Event: Supporting Unemployed Mid-to-Late Career Adults through the Lens of Schlossberg's 4-S Transition Model
5:15 pm Wrap-up


Did you know...?
NCDA's Guide to Frequently Asked Questions:

NCDA Conference App
The Conference App is the cornerstone to our first-ever virtual event. Please download the NCDA app at the App store. Search NCDA for the free app. Only registered attendees will be given access to the Conference App. The Conference App will house:

  • Conference agenda
  • Links to Live events
  • Links to all pre-recorded events
  • All live and pre-recorded session presenters and descriptions
  • Presenter bios and contact information
  • Attendee contact information
  • Networking with Virtual Event attendees
  • Virtual Exhibit Hall and Sponsors
  • and much more...

Visit the Apple Store or Google Play Store to download the App. Just search NCDA. Or get the desktop version at https://event.crowdcompass.com/ncda2020


Presentations and Roundtables will not be separately distinguished in this year's virtual event. All presenters were given the opportunity to pre-record their presentations or roundtables for the pre-recorded events section listed in the Conference App. Sessions range from approximately 30 minutes in length to 70 minutes in length. Where appropriate, handouts and presentations have been attached to their session listing in the app. Questions and comments can be sent directly to the presenters using the information provided in the Conference App. 

Constituency Group / Small Group Discussions
NCDA utilizes a constituency model to better represent and serve the diverse needs of our members. You will have the opportunity to meet virtually with the Trustee for the constituency group that most closely represents your work setting or interest affiliation. 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. You may choose one of the following to participate in the live meeting:

    • School Career Counselors and Specialists
    • Higher Education Career Counselors and Specialists
    • Private Practice, Business & Industry, and Agencies
    • Counselor Educators and Researchers
    • State Division Leaders

Separate Zoom invitations will be emailed to those who have selected a constituency.

Continuing Education Hours Available

Attendees can receive up to 15 continuing education hours for attending live and pre-recorded educational sessions.

More details about obtaining CEUs will be sent to participants after the conference.

The NCDA Career Development Conference CEUs are approved for all NCDA credentials.


NBCC ACEPNational Career Development Association (NCDA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 1003. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NCDA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.









Mark your calendar for future Conferences:


2022 NCDA Conference
June 27-29, 2022

Anaheim Marriott Hotel
Anaheim, California


2023 NCDA Conference
June 29-July 2, 2023

Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel
Chicago, Illinois