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Career Practitioner Conversations is a podcast series from the National Career Development Association (NCDA). We provide research, resources, and support to career development professionals all over the world in their work to empower others to achieve their career and life goals. These conversations with industry experts cover a wide variety of relevant topics for today's career practitioners. Legal Disclaimer: NCDA provides these episodes solely for educational and informational purposes. Opinions expressed in these episodes do not necessarily reflect the views of NCDA. NCDA disclaims any liability relating to any podcast content. read less

The CROWN Act: Natural Hair in the Workplace with Dr. Whitney Swann
2d ago
The CROWN Act: Natural Hair in the Workplace with Dr. Whitney Swann
This episode is part of Dr. Lakeisha Mathews's Presidential Series focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This conversation with Dr. Whitney Swann focuses on natural hair in the workplace.  Lakeisha and Whitney share their own experiences, explore strategies for career development professionals and job seekers, and issue a call to action to support the The CROWN Act - which stands for “Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair" - a legislative movement to ensure protection against discrimination based on race-based hairstyles.Whitney Swann, PhD, LCMHC, NCC, is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Board-Certified Counselor in North Carolina. She has over eight years of clinical experience counseling children and adults, as well as couples and families, in various settings including higher education, residential treatment, and private practice. As a scholar-practitioner, she is an advocate of centering marginalized communities and the deleterious effects of sociopolitical oppression on mental health, emotional well-being, and career development. Currently, Dr. Swann is a Behavioral Health Case Manager providing consultation and support for workers seeking short-term disability and serves as an  Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy at Capella University.Connect with Whitney Swann:Website: http://whitneyswann.weebly.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drwhitneyswannRead: Natural Hair is Good Hair: The CROWN Act and  Ending Hair Discrimination in the Workplace , NCDA's Career Convergence Web Magazine - by Whitney SwannAdditional Resources:The CROWN Act website: https://www.thecrownact.com/The CROWN Act on Instagram: @thecrownactNational CROWN Day - July 3rd - https://www.pbs.org/video/crown-day-1656695409/History of race-based hair discrimination: https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=19d5a9c7-fd45-4bdb-bdde-ce2d10dceedeLegal Defense Fund – Natural Hair Discrimination: https://www.naacpldf.org/natural-hair-discrimination/
Mentoring Myths with an NCDA Panel Led by Karol Taylor
Jan 24 2023
Mentoring Myths with an NCDA Panel Led by Karol Taylor
This episode is part of a series celebrating #NationalMentoringMonth. Lots of research on mentoring has helped dispute some myths, but there are still many common misconceptions that hold organizations back from implementing mentoring programs and as a result hold people back from participating in them. Karol Taylor leads a myth-busting conversation with two mentor and mentee pairs from NCDA’s pilot mentoring program: Christian Chan and Yangyang Liu, and Missy Wheeler and Ashley Osborne. The discussion explores expectations of participating in a mentoring relationship, and strategies for building these relationships in your own career with curiosity, commitment, and caring. For more information about this episode’s participants:Karol TaylorLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tayloryourcareer/Author: Find Your Federal Job Fit Author: Careers in GovernmentChristian ChanLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christian-d-chan-3a248b45/UNCG Faculty WebpageYangyang LiuLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/yangyangliuFresno State Faculty WebpageAshley OsborneLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashley-osborne/Portfolio: https://aosborne47.wixsite.com/cesportfolio  Missy WheelerLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-wheeler-phd-counseloreducator/Sacred Heart Faculty WebpageVisit the NCDA website for more information about the Mentoring Program: https://ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/mentoring_program Additional Resource:Recorded NCDA Webinar – Developing Dynamic and Successful Mentor/Mentee Relationships
Parenting in the Workplace with Sharon Glazer
Dec 13 2022
Parenting in the Workplace with Sharon Glazer
This episode is the first in a new Presidential Series - hosted by NCDA president, Dr. Lakeisha Mathews. It features a conversation about parenting in the workplace with Dr. Sharon Glazer, Professor of Cross-Cultural Industrial and Organizational Psychology at the University of Baltimore. The conversation addresses challenges faced by working parents today and tips for connecting them with resources and strategies to help them thrive, not just survive. Also included in this episode: ideas to inform employer decisions about policies and benefits that impact working parents and a call for more integration of systems, laws, and policies that support parents and families. Dr. Sharon Glazer is a Full Professor at The University of Baltimore and President of Healthy Organization consulting. She has over 25 years of teaching, consulting, and research experience around the world, with expertise in cross-cultural issues in occupational stress & health and organizational development. Listeners/colleagues are welcome to contact her at: sglazer@ubalt.edu or sglazer@healthyorganization.comResearch shared in this episode:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/03/i-feel-like-a-1950s-housewife-how-lockdown-has-exposed-the-gender-dividehttps://www.apa.org/monitor/2022/04/employers-support-parental-leavehttps://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Parent-Time-Use.pdf Additional resource:  The Burnout Study in Women  Fact Sheet
A Discussion About the Landscape of Career Development in 2022 with Cornelius Thomas, Irma Bode, and Kymmie Cartledge
Nov 22 2022
A Discussion About the Landscape of Career Development in 2022 with Cornelius Thomas, Irma Bode, and Kymmie Cartledge
This episode features a conversation about preparing K-12 students for career development and the future of work. The conversation is led by Cornelius Thomas, Co-Chair of NCDA’s Poetry and Art Contest, with Career Development Coordinators (CDCs) Irma Bodie and Kymmie Cartledge. This episode captures trends the panelists are seeing with employers, the resources they are using right now with students, and how they are helping students understand employer expectations and explore career options. The following questions guide the conversation:What are we seeing from candidates and employers as experts in the field?What are the comprehensive resources you are seeing that are adding value to benefit students?  How can we build students' understanding of the professional environment in the future? Are you finding that students need to learn more about the process of engaging in research?   How do you suggest we prepare students for the most sought-after industries of interest domestically and globally?The panel participants invite you to connect with them and their work:Cornelius Thomas, MBAhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/cornelius-thomas-20512b79/corneliusthomas@johnston.k12.nc.usIrma Bode, M.Ed., NBPTSirmabode@johnston.k12.nc.usKymmie Cartledge, M.Ed., CCSP, GCDFhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/kymmie-cartledge/ kcartledge@lexington1.netJohnston County (NC) Public SchoolsCareer Development Resource Site