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Thank You for making our first Virtual Conference a Success!

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 | 12pm - 4pm & Wednesday, January 13, 2021 | 12pm - 4pm

A two day conference, designed to help us guide students and clients through the reality of work today. Guest presenters will cover a variety of topics that are impacting us right now, including: Holistic Advising, Application Dishonesty during a Pandemic, Tips and Techniques for Online Coaching and Training, Advocacy, Quality Improvement in your business and in your life, and Refugees, Resilience & Covid 19 Response. 

Advocacy, Impact in our Work

Kelly Nevins, Women's Fund RI

We are patient, resourceful, client and student centered.  What else can we do to move our populations towards meaningful employment? Women's Fund RI is a leader in advocacy within RI, join their executive director for this session and learn how to create even more impact in your work.  

Changing the Way We Do Business: Ensuring a Change from Transactional To Holistic Advising in This New World     

Donna Remington & Andrea Frost, Johnson & Wales University            

The Pandemic forced all career professionals to rethink their work in a virtual world; Learn how the EE&CS at JWU developed an outreach model to engage students from day one and use holistic conversations to create a one-stop-shop advising model. 

Refugees, Resilience, & the Response to COVID-19  

Elena Taborda, Ph.D. & Hannah Mackie, Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island

An already vulnerable population, refugees and immigrants have been deeply affected by COVID-19. Find out how Dorcas International connects refugees, asylees, immigrants, and other job-seekers to comprehensive career planning skills training and job opportunities. Learn about tangible barriers in education and the workforce, programs that address the populations' unique needs, and examples of cases specific to COVID-19. 

Quality Improvement in your business and in your life

Magali Angeloni, New England Institute of Technology           

Become more efficient in business and life by applying Quality Improvement processes. This hands-on workshop walks you through the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) method of QI. A short presentation with the concepts will be followed by a hands-on exercise. Use this concept for yourself or with students and clients.   

Desperate Times? Desperate Measures? Examining Resume Dishonesty During A Pandemic

Hank Johnson, New England Institute Of Technology         

Studies have indicated that many have engaged in some type of resume "dishonesty" at least once during their working lives. Learn the personal and rational antecedents of resume dishonesty and the role career counseling can play in working through this sensitive topic with students and clients.


The Future is Now – Tips and Techniques for Online Coaching and Training

Jim Peacock, Peak-Careers Consulting        

We are never going back to what we had before COVID; We’ve learned that technology has, and will continue to have, a larger role in education and training. This session will look at ways to deliver services and training in a hybrid model that will benefit everyone and allow numerous learning styles to shine. Learn tips and techniques to deliver training/education, both synchronously and asynchronously.

We hope that you join us for our FIRST Virtual, 2-day conference!

This conference has a flat fee, join us for one session, one day, or the whole two days and six sessions, all for one low fee.  Early bird rates, student rates, and partnership rates all available.

RICDA Members:

Attendance to the annual conference is included in your membership fee. However, you still need to register. Your registration is important so we can be sure you are included in our food and headcount. 

NON-RICDA Members:

To attend this year's conference, please be sure to register, once we receive your registration we will send you an invoice and you will have the option to pay via check or credit card.

Early Bird Registration Rate

  •  Register Before December 24th: bill me $25


Regular Registration Rates

  • Non-member: $50

  • CCC Member: $35

  • Northeast Regional CDA Member: $35

  • Student: $25

  • Presenter - Free

Next Annual Conference

December 3, 2021