**PAID**ICDA: Illinois Career Development Association 2019 Spring Conference
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**PAID**ICDA: Illinois Career Development Association 2019 Spring Conference

When: Friday, April 26, 2019
8:30 AM
Where: Northern Illinois University, Naperville Campus
1120 E Diehl Road
Naperville, Illinois  60563
United States
Contact: Donna Sandberg

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Annual Spring Conference

Career Development Across the Lifespan

Friday, April 26, 2019  |  8:00am to 4:00pm

6 CEs

The theme of this year’s conference was chosen to help us better understand and assist with the variety of lifework related issues facing our clients and/or students at the various stages of their lives.

Presentation 1 Meaning and Purpose: Living Your Core Values Throughout the Lifespan.

Presenter - Jonni Lukenbill-Bowles, LPC, NCC, BCC, CLRC is a counselor, coach and owner of Sage Prairie Studio Jonni’s presentation will address the questions: How can we harness the power of our learning to help our clients in their career lifespan? How do we help our clients achieve their AUTHENTIC CAREER? As a result of her lifelong study of eastern philosophies, she will share a secular list of those philosophies that can help us observe our clients and understand their career wholeness beyond their resume and career history and, in turn, assist them in getting in touch with their authentic self.

Presentation 2 |  Beyond Age and Stage: Career Considerations from an Intersectional Framework

Presenter - Melissa Fickling, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Counseling at Northern Illinois University Career practitioners may feel that historical models of career development are not comprehensive enough for meaningful career counseling today. Intersectionality is a decades-old concept that is gaining more recognition in mainstream counseling discourse. In this presentation, we will consider how our clients' experiences with privilege and oppression can shape and be shaped by career development phenomena, and the role of the career practitioner in broaching these topics.


Presentation 3 Transitioning from College to Careers – A Look at Strategies, Resources and Best Practices Viewed Through a Higher Ed Lens for Lifelong Career Success.

Presenter - Danette Schulz, MA, LPC, NCC is the Assistant Director for Academic Advising and Career Development at the Schaumburg campus of Roosevelt University. This presentation will discuss new steps institutions are taking to integrate career readiness into the college experience with student focused initiatives aimed at helping students reflect, articulate, and translate their career readiness skills, knowledge and thinking. This will include looking at the Wise Wonderings system by Dr. Katherine Brooks and understanding Chaos Theory as a new tool when working through the transition process.


Presentation 4 |  Blossoming at Midlife - Exploring the Opportunities That Come with Wisdom and Experience

Presenter - Nick Williams is the author of the international best-selling book, The Work We Were Born To Do Nick will remote into our conference from London, UK and present the culmination of his research on leadership. Having found inspirational leadership to be a collaborative activity, full of opportunities to work alongside others and that our most powerful leadership is derived from a commitment to serve something greater than ourselves, Nick will take us into the middle years and discuss how our clients have the potential to lead and inspire.

Panel 5 | Lifework Issues Unique to the Older Worker Including the Non-Financial Aspects of Retirement Planning.

Panel Moderator -Donna Sandberg M.S., NCC, LCPC is a career counselor and owner of Career Path

Panelist – Susan Ackley, MA, LCPC, CADC, BC-TMH, CRC is the owner of Compass Point, LLC Counseling and Coaching

Panelist – Lauren Milligan, Job Search Coach and Owner, ResuMayDay

Panelist – Crystal Neal, PhD, LCPC is a Professor and President of the Illinois Association of Adult Development and Aging


Best Practices Presentation and Facilitated Discussion 6 |  The Existential Issues of Lifework Planning Across the Lifespan

Session Moderator - David Barreto, MA, NCC, LPC is the co-owner of Lighthouse Professional Counseling Center and an Assistant Professor/Counselor at Waubonsee Community College. Three best practices for addressing existential issues common to all will be shared. The presentations will be followed by a facilitated discussion among conference attendees with the objective of gathering best practices for a document to be prepared following the conference. This document will be placed on our ICDA website for the benefit of both our members and the public.


Conference at a glance

8:00am - Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30am - Conference Begins

12:15pm - Lunch

1:15pm - Conference Resumes

4:00pm - Adjournment


Anyone may attend this conference!



ICA member - $90

ICA Student Member - $60

Division Member- $80

Division Student Member - $60

Non-Members - $100

Non-Member Student-$60


6 CEs will be awarded for this conference.

If you wish to know more about this wonderful conference please contact Donna Sandberg at careerpathccds@gmail.com.