ICDA 2020 Virtual Conference - Live Streamed Webinar
ICDA Five Steps of Proactive Career Development
Friday, September 18, 2020 - November 20, 2020
Earn Up To 7.5 CEs
(will count towards NCDA credential renewals)
The world of work is changing at an ever-increasing pace. Our clients will need to prepare for multiple career decision-making “forks in the road” over their lifetimes. These decision-making moments will sometimes happen at the most inopportune times. Initially, ICDA created the Five Steps of Proactive Career Development to help address our purpose to promote career development to all people over the lifespan in the state of Illinois. We now offer these steps as a framework for our clients to follow in their efforts to be prepared to face those forks, whenever they may present themselves.
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Step 1. Assess your interests, personality type, transferable skills and value.
Presenters - Kellee Watkins, LCSW, CCSP, GCDF, psychotherapist and owner of Wisdom for the Journey, LLC9
Brian Pillsbury, PhD, is the Assistant Director of Career Services at Northern Illinois University
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Step 2. Gather and Maintain current, accurate and comprehensive information about your chosen field.
Presenters - Katherine Males, Economist for the Economic Analysis and Information Department in the Chicago Regional Office
of the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Lesley Cyrier, MLIS, Business Services Specialist at the Addison Public Library
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Step 3. Develop and sustain a clear focus or mission for your life’s work and re-evaluate regularly.
Presenters - Donna Sandberg, MS, NCC, LCPC, Career Counselor and owner Career Path
Tim Olsen, MA, LPC, NBCC, is a Psychotherapist at Clinical Care Consultants and the current Past President of ISERVIC
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Step 4. Network in person and via social media throughout your career.
Panel Moderator: Vera Rodriguez Mancera, MA, LPC is the current Illinois Career Development Association Past President
Panelists - Jim Fergle, Manager, Job Search and Veterans Services at workNet DuPage Career Center Panelist
Lauren Milligan, Job Search Coach and owner, ResuMayDay
Luis Fuentes, Real Estate Broker
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Panel 5 | Step 5. Be a life-long learner by engaging in professional development opportunities.
Presenter - David Barreto, MA, NCC, LCPC, co-owner of Lighthouse Professional Counseling Center and an Assistant Professor/Counselor
at Waubonsee Community College
Tom Piekarczyk, MS, LCPC, Counselor, Waubonsee Community College
Anyone may attend this conference!
| || Price per Presentation|| |
Bundle Price (For all 5 Presentations)
Purchase by 9/15/20!
| ICDA Division Member || $15 || || $60|
| ICA Member || $15|| || $60|
| ICDA Division Student Member|| $5|| || *no package, purchase per webinar*|
| ICA Student Member|| $5|| || *no package, purchase per webinar*|
| Non-Member Student|| $5|| || *no package, purchase per webinar*|
| Non-Member||$20 || || $80|
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are waiving the Graduate student non-member fee*
Up to 7.5 CEs will be awarded for this conference.
If you wish to know more about this wonderful conference please contact Danette Schulz