LCDA 2023 Career Connections Conference

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LCDA 2023 Career Connections Conference

Professional development and networking for career development professionals and enthusiasts!

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East Baton Rouge Parish Library 7711 Goodwood Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70806

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Refunds up to 7 days before event
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  • 8 hours
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Join the Louisiana Career Development Association (LCDA) for our first Career Connections Conference since the pandemic shutdown!

Our conference speakers will be National Career Development Association (NCDA) Past President, Dr. Sharon Givens, LCDA President Shallene Joseph, and LCDA President-Elect Michelle Adams.

Dr. Sharon Givens is a researcher, a licensed psychotherapist, career counselor, professional trainer and academician. She is the CEO and Director of Visions Counseling and Career Center LLC., (VCCC). VCCC is a premier private practice offering career counseling and coaching, mental health counseling and psychological testing with locations in Columbia SC, and Fort Mill, SC. Sharon is also the sole proprietor of Training Visions, an international training firm, dedicated to providing customized training in the areas of career development, diversity and mentoring.

Sharon has been involved with NCDA since 2008. She has earned a certification as a Career Development Facilitator, Career Development Facilitator Instructor and a master trainer. Sharon has served on the Career Development Facilitator Instructor Task Force, and currently serves on the Master Trainer Committee. Sharon is currently a member of the NCDA Advisory Council where she serves as the co-chairperson. Since her tenure on the council, she has lead, participated in and developed various ingenuities to promote the success of the Career Development Facilitator program as well as the National Career Development Association. More specifically, she has played a major role in the revision process of the career development facilitator curriculum and is leading the Career Development Facilitator program assessment task force.

Sharon has an undergraduate degree in social work with a minor in psychology. She has a graduate certificate in Psychiatric Rehabilitation. She has a Master of Science in Counseling and a Master of Education in Adult Education. Sharon also has a doctorate in curriculum and instruction with a cognate in counseling. Sharon was the recipient of the Lorin Anderson Award for Doctoral Research. She has over fifteen years of experience in the career development field with roles including a career counselor, college and career readiness project director, mentor, career coach and director of career development training. As a career and college readiness project director in her home state of South Carolina, she developed two major career development infrastructures that has enabled over 20,000 students across the state to attend college and or obtain successful employment.

Shallene Joseph is a provisional licensed professional counselor (PLPC) in Louisiana and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She is a graduate of the University of New Orleans (B.S. in Sport Management), Florida Atlantic University (M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership), and Southeastern Louisiana University (M.S. in Counseling—Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling concentration). Since 2006, Shallene has been dedicated to growing as a person, professional in academic and career counseling, and a lifelong learner, while promoting the strengths of diverse populations of students in diverse institutions. Shallene utilizes the tools that she has learned and honed while assisting a wide array of students of various classifications, identities, SES statuses, ethnicities, nationalities, and skillsets towards their goals, ranging from undergraduate finance majors dedicated to non sibi, sed suis at Tulane University, to science majors and pre-health hopefuls at the Louisiana flagship institution LSU, to first year students and transfers the regional gem Southeastern Louisiana University, to student-athletes the student-centered public research university Florida Atlantic University. Shallene is committed to assisting students in working toward the best holistic version of themselves, while championing balance, self-compassion, and self-care. She currently works as an Academic and Student Success Advisor with graduate students in the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Michelle Adams’s journey to have an impact on the community began with her becoming an AmeriCorp VISTA and serving as a volunteer recruit for CASA after receiving a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southeastern Louisiana University. Still answering her calling, Michelle switched to taking the role of Literacy Coordinator for Save The Children in order to bridge the learning gap for rural areas. That work continued as she took on the responsibility to educate at-risk youth in the inner city of New Orleans for 10 years. During this time, Michelle mentored teachers to help them discover ways to reach their students and address cultural differences. Even though she was able to merge her knowledge about human development and personal growth with teaching inside the classroom, Michelle arrived at a point in her journey where she had to put all of her attention into one in order to come back and impact the other.

The transition to being a full time counselor-in-training was one that had reminders of the work that needed to be addressed in the community, family units, and school systems, which connected to the experiences Michelle has obtained over the years. While practicing during internship, Michelle identified strategies to help those severely diagnosed in their ability to connect and engage in settings that presented challenges, which reinforced the belief that she is on the right path. Michelle is hopeful and inspired to reach across all aspects in the fight to foster the growth of mentally healthy individuals and communities.

This session has been approved by the Louisiana Counseling Association for a combined 6.0 CEU hours, including 3.0 Diagnosis and 1.0 in Ethics by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

The Louisiana Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #2019. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. LCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

AGENDA

9:00 - 9:20 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:20 - 9:30 Welcome and Introduction of LCDA Board and Conference Speakers

9:30 - 11:00 Career Development and Mental Health: Effective Strategies for Practitioners (Dr. Sharon Givens, NCDA Past President)

11:00 - 11:15 Break

11:15 - 12:45 Career Development and Mental Health: Effective Strategies for Practitioners Continued (Dr. Sharon Givens)

12:45-12:55 Break

12:55 – 1:25 LCDA Business Meeting & Lunch

1:25- 1:55 Self-Care Tune Up Session (Shallene Joseph, LCDA President)

1:55-2:00 Break

2:00 - 3:30 Career Counseling and Coaching: Approaches for All (Dr. Sharon Givens)

3:30 - 3:45 Break

3:45 - 4:45 An Ethical Exploration of Burnout (Shallene Joseph, LCDA President & Michelle Adams, LCDA President-Elect)

4:45 - 5:00 Questions/Wrap up

Please complete your evaluations that will be sent via email. CEUs will be emailed after the conference; make sure to complete the request form at the conference.

FAQs

Do I have to be a member of LCDA to attend this event?

Membership in LCDA is not a requirement to attend this event. This event is appropriate for any individual who works in workforce, school, private practice, or college settings and who provides career counseling, career coaching and job readiness support to clients.

If you are not a member of LCDA and you'd like to become one, note that any person with an interest in career development is eligible for membership. For those individuals holding a degree outside of counseling who wish to be members of LCDA, they will join the Louisiana Counseling Assocation (LCA) as a Regular or Affiliate Member and select LCDA as their division membership. LCA membership shall be a condition of membership in LCDA. Visit https://www.lacounseling.org/lca/Join_LCA.asp to join LCA.

If you are already a member of LCA, but not a member of LCDA, you can join LCDA if you have an interest by logging into your member portal at https://www.lacounseling.org/Login.asp?MODE=LOGIN&Login_Redirect=True&Login_RedirectURL=%2Flca%2FMembers%5FOnly%2Easp . You'll go to the Division Enrollment section at the bottom of the page.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

The email address for LCDA is info@louisianacareerdevelopment.org and the website is https://www.louisianacareerdevelopment.org/

What's the refund policy?

Refunds will be available up to 7 days prior to the event. If you want to transfer your ticket, contact info@louisianacareerdevelopment.org

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not have to bring your printed ticket to the event, but all invoices must be paid prior to or at the day of the event.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

If you have to request a transfer of your ticket to another individual, please send your request to info@louisianacareerdevelopment.org

What is included in my registration?

Your conference registration will include a continental breakfast and lunch.

This session has been approved by the Louisiana Counseling Association for a combined 6.0 CEU hours, including 3.0 Diagnosis and 1.0 in Ethics by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

The Louisiana Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #2019. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. LCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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