As career development professionals, we need to make sure to take care of ourselves by seeking opportunities for growth and rejuvenation. For me, there is no more important date on the annual rejuvenation calendar than the NCDA conference. So, as incoming president, it is my honor to invite you to 2018 NCDA Global Career Development Conference, from June 21-23, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Sure, the temperature outside will likely be a little warm. But I could not be more enthusiastic about encouraging you to join us! Our conference home, the Phoenix Convention Center, is one of the top convention centers in the country, and is located in the center of a vibrant, walkable downtown. And America’s Southwest is one of the most beautiful regions in the country, with amazing desert landscape, vast blue skies, and spectacular sunsets.
For more than a century, NCDA has been at the heart of the career development profession. Our members have developed the theories that guide our work, conducted research to inform effective practice, and inspired and empowered individuals to achieve their career and life goals. We’ll be honoring this history and looking ahead to our future with our conference theme: "Leading the Way by Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice.”
It’s a great privilege to do the work we all do. I look forward to our mutual
rejuvenation in Phoenix next summer.
NCDA President, 2017-2018