NCCDA Annual Conference Call for Proposals


The North Carolina Career Development Association Annual Conference

Theme:  “The Language of Helping:  Serving the State”

October 16, 2015, Alamance Community College

The North Carolina Career Development Association is pleased to announce the call for breakout session proposals for the annual conference.

The 2016 Conference Committee are seeking proposals that reflect the best thinking in the field of career counseling, informed by theory and practice and cognizant of issues related to special populations.

The committee invites proposals that:

  • Stimulate and provoke discussion and audience engagement
  • Deliver model practices using approaches for different types of learners
  • Present content for professionals in the K-12, Higher Education, and/or Private Practice setting
  • Explore career issues related to special populations
  • Provide practical content that audience members can implement
  • Include strategies and/or resources for special populations

Examples of highlighted topics may include:

  • Work with clients
    • On the Autism Spectrum
    • Transgender
    • International (Visas and/or going back to home country)
    • Undocumented (legal issues and/or transition out of K-12)
    • Graduate students
  • Theory to practice
  • Successful program or initiative for special populations
  • Addressing challenges while working with special populations

Evaluation criteria:

  • Demonstrates best practice(s) in career development/counseling
  • Applies to career practitioners
  • Relevant and timely to conference theme
  • Overall appeal of program content

The overall program will result in a diverse array of presenters and perspectives, including those with different levels of experience and different institutional and organizational types.  Proposals with presenters from a single institution or multiple institutions will be considered equally.

Presenters will need to bring any electronic or printed materials needed for their breakout sessions.  Breakout sessions are 45 minutes in length.

Timeline for submissions:

  • June 15 – call for proposals
  • July 27 – deadline for submissions
  • August 17 – notify presenters

Link to submit proposal:

You do not have to be a member of NCCDA to submit a proposal.  However, all accepted proposal presenters will have to register and pay for the conference prior to October 16, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact Christy Dunston at or 919-962-6622.

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