Dear NCDA Community
A Message from NCDA Headquarters
Dear NCDA Community,
With you, we have been watching the coronavirus situation unfold with growing concern. People from all walks of life will be looking to helping professionals for support, reassurance and guidance. We are here to help you help others.
As a first step, we are answering the call from the Federal government, members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force - particularly Dr. Anthony Fauci (Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization to inform each other to flatten the curve and practice social distancing. This is our main messaging to you, as it is vital for the health of our clients, communities and countries.
Our team has taken precautions to stay safe and work remotely. NCDA Headquarters remains open for phone calls and emails. Staff members working remotely can be reached via email or by leaving a phone message at headquarters.
At this time, planning for the summer conference in Minneapolis is ongoing and alternatives are being considered. NCDA is carefully observing the state and local health restrictions in the Minneapolis area to determine the viability of the 2020 NCDA Global Career Development Conference. Within the next 30 days, the NCDA Board will determine the outcome of this important event. It is our first priority to safeguard the health of all NCDA attendees and we strive to provide a quality professional development experience. If the COVID-19 crisis makes this event impossible, we will communicate quickly to all involved. Thank you for your patience as we coordinate plans with all of our conference stakeholders.
We are sharing resources to support your services during this time, specifically posting a new resource page online. This includes articles in this issue of Career Convergence – one, covering the anxiety related to working during the pandemic, and two, how our sub-roles help us rise to the challenges of today - and numerous articles from our archives that could be helpful now. Our webinars can be viewed at your convenience, by visiting our website and clicking on Professional Development: Webinars. There are over two dozen pre-recorded webinars to chose from, and CEUs are optional for a small fee. Additional tools, such as ethical challenges in video sessions, instructions for teaching online, and mental health resources, will be announced on our website or ebulletins in the near future.
Our Thoughts are with You While Keeping Our Distance
More information will follow in the coming days and weeks. For now, right now, please do your part to flatten the curve and practice social distancing.
Reach out to us anytime. Contact information can be found above the NCDA name on the homepage. We are posting messages on social media, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
updating our website, www.ncda.org and as usual, we are here for you.
Deneen Pennington, NCDA Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ali Breen, NCDA Marketing Coordinator, email@example.com
Melanie Reinersman, NCDA Website and Web Magazine Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org