National Career Development Day
Virtual Event
November 13, 2024


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AI Virtual Summit:
Implications for Career Development Professionals

VIRTUAL EVENT ONLY! Recordings Available until June 30, 2024.


All registered participants have access to recordings until June 30, 2024. Simply follow the instructions in the access email.

This special NCDA event focused on the considerations of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in career development work. In an era where technological advancements are reshaping industries and jobs at an unprecedented pace, understanding the role of AI in career development is crucial. This engaging event explored the many considerations surrounding the adoption of AI in career development-related work. Viewers will gain insights into leveraging AI tools and strategies to navigate the ever-evolving world of work.

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The three hour event took place on March 26, 2024 via the NCDA Event Platform. Registered participants received an email about access. You may access the recorded event in the same way.

If you are newly registered, allow 3 days to process your registration; then you will receive an email with directions on how to access the recording.

All recordings will be available for access by registered participants until June 30, 2024.

Registration Fees
Member $125
Student / New Professional / Retired $125
Non-Member $125
Groups of 10 or more (paying on one invoice) receive a discounted rate. Contact NCDA Headquarters at or phone (918) 663-7060


Click here for the NCDA W-9 Form.



Presentation Descriptions and Speaker Biographies

*times listed are Eastern

12:00 pm


 Welcome and Opening Remarks

 Carolyn Jones 2021aCarolyn Jones, NCDA President

Carolyn Jones is the President/CEO of CDJ Consulting, LLC. She assists her clients in her private practice with career development strategies and life management. She is also a consultant for non-profit agencies, organizations and corporations on team building, talent acquisition, leadership and resource development. She has an extensive professional background as a Career Center Executive Director responsible for career development services and experiential education programs.

12:10-1:00 pm

Presentation 1


ChatGPT for Career Services: Leveraging AI for Success

In today's digital landscape, harnessing the power of artificial intelligence is paramount, and understanding its nuances is essential. Just like with any tool, artificial intelligence has some pros and cons worth considering. This session will explore ChatGPT, an advanced artificially intelligent chatbot developed by OpenAI. Since its launch in November 2022, ChatGPT has revolutionized natural language processing, enabling human-like conversational interactions and generating diverse written content.

As career service providers, it's imperative that we embrace emerging technologies like ChatGPT to better serve our clients and students. Throughout the session, participants will gain a general understanding of ChatGPT and its functionalities. Moreover, we'll explore practical strategies for leveraging AI in career services, empowering attendees to enhance their offerings and streamline their workflow.

From navigating the advantages of ChatGPT to understanding potential pitfalls, this workshop will offer knowledge and tools to help integrate artificial intelligence into your practice. Don't miss out on this opportunity to stay ahead in the ever-evolving landscape of career services. Join us and unlock the potential of ChatGPT!


Maggie KuhnMaggie Kuhn, Assistant Director, Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Office of Personal & Career Development, Wake Forest University. Maggie provides training, support, guidance, and resources for formal and informal mentoring relationships for students, faculty and staff, and alumni, as well as supporting career development programs for alumni. Prior to this role, Maggie served as a Talent & People Analytics Coordinator at Inmar Intelligence in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, focusing on program development and continuous improvement, including an optimized onboarding process for company new hires. Maggie has a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University.

1:10-2:00 pm

Presentation 2


ChatGPT and AI: Unlocking Potential, Amplifying Impact

Unlock the untapped potential of Chat GPT and AI tools to double your impact on clients and become the greatest version of yourself. Discover a framework to personalize AI to your needs and integrate new tools into your practice. Explore real-world applications, practical tips, and mistakes to avoid. After the session, you will be inspired to experiment further!

Presenters: Sarah Delicate, Angela Hoyt, and JP Michel

Sarah DelicateAngela HoytTogether, Sarah Delicate and Angela Hoyt bring a corporate memory that spans three decades of government-funded employment service programming and delivery, primarily in Canada. As coaches, consultants, keynotes, and practitioners, they have worked with many government departments and thousands of managers and front-line staff working in hundreds of organizations. They are the co-authors of the best-selling book, Smoke & Mirrors, The Illusion of the Employment Services Sector, available anywhere books are sold.

Jp MichelJP Michel is the creator of Challenge Cards. He holds a master's degree in industrial-organizational psychology and is the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Career Professional award from the Career Professionals of Canada.

2:10-2:50 pm

Practical Application Session


Unlocking Future Potential: AI-Enhanced Career Services

This presentation offers insight into the utilization of AI/ChatGPT by the Florida Atlantic Career Center to enhance student experiences. Career Service Providers will gain valuable ideas for leveraging AI during the job search process and learn the ethical and legal implications when using AI with students.

Facilitators: Melissa Conrad and Rachel Katz

Melissa ConradMelissa Conrad serves as a Career Coach at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. In her role, she meets with students across all majors and assists them during their career journeys. Prior to this role, Melissa served as a Support Facilitator for Broward County Public Schools as an Exceptional Student Education teacher for students in grades 3-5. She also worked as an Adult Education Teacher for adults to help them learn English with the Palm Beach Schools Adult Education Department. Melissa has a bachelor’s degree from Broward College and a master’s degree from The University of South Florida.

Rachel KatzRachel Katz, M.Ed., currently serves as the Coordinator of Experiential Learning & Internships at Florida Atlantic University. In this role, she provides comprehensive career guidance to students and alumni, including building and enhancing resumes, assisting with interview preparation efforts, supporting the internship search process, and leading workshops. She also coordinates employer outreach initiatives, working with employers to help build their internship programs. Originally from Dresher, Pennsylvania, Rachel attended Pennsylvania State University, where she earned both her Bachelor of Science in Business and her Master of Education in Higher Education. Before transitioning to higher education, Rachel worked in Human Resources as a college recruiter.

2:50-3:00 pm


Closing Remarks

Carolyn Jones, NCDA President



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Continuing Education 

Three (3) Continuing Education hours are available. After the event, NCDA will send participants an electronic link to the evaluation form. After completion of the evaluation, the system will direct you to your online membership record where your continuing education transcript can be printed.

NCDA Cred Comm LogoNCDA's Credentialing Commission has approved the CPI according to the Continuing Education Manual





What is a Career Practitioner Institute?

What is a Career Practitioner Institute?

NCDA offers these smaller, regional conferences for the purpose of

  1. gathering practitioners together for a day-long event or virtual afternoon at a low cost
  2. allowing state CDA leaders, NCDA Board members and representatives opportunities to present to and interact with smaller groups of practitioners
  3. showcasing NCDA expert members, helpful products and benefits to anyone working in the field of career development
  4. offering CEs (continuing education credits) to practitioners who seek these
  5. convening Board meetings and state CDAs


What are participants saying about
NCDA Career Practitioner Institutes?

 "Two of the best things about the presentations were the thought- provoking ideas and concepts and the competencies of the facilitators."

 "I enjoyed gaining new information and practices to re-energize my work."

 "As a new member, this was very beneficial... I learned about the many resources and training opportunities available to me personally, but also those that will be helpful in my work with my students."

What have participants learned?


"How to facilitate people to unlock their own potential."

"The importance of focus."

"How to be the 'guide on the side, not the sage on the stage'."