Creating Career Interventions To Break Barriers

April 5, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Boise Airport
Best Western Inn

2645 Airport Way
Boise, Idaho


Member- Student /Retired

Non-Member- Professional

Non-Member Student/Retired


In order to register at the member price you must first log in to the site as a member. The ICDA annual membership cost is $10.

6.5 CEU/Professional Development credits will be awarded for attending the whole conference 

You are invited to ICDA's 2019 spring conference!

April 5th, 2018
Boise Airport, Best Western Inn
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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The Idaho Career Development Association invites you to participate in the annual conference and awards ceremony. This is the event of choice for regional career development professionals to enhance their skills, network with colleagues, recognize outstanding career development professionals, share best practices, and gain continuing education credits.

Morning Keynote: Richard Knowdell

Richard Knowdell is the President of Career Research & Testing, Inc., and the author of six books, including Building a Career Development ProgramNine Steps For Effective Implementation. He has developed four popular career assessments that have been translated into nine languages. Knowdell will be presenting on the Transferable Skill Assessment Tool That Even Works With Resistant Clients

Some job search and career changing clients are often suspicious and resistant to traditional paper-and-pencil or on-line assessment tools. Among the host of “informal” assessment tools available involve using card sorts. These tools are especially effective with dislocated workers, welfare-to-work clients and military members transitioning to the private sector. In this fast paced session, the presenter will administer and interpret a card sort assessment tool with the workshop attendees.

Attendees will:

  • receive a free assessment tool they can use over and over again with clients
  • learn which skills to highlight in job interviews
  • learn which skills to include on their resume
  • learn which skills to leave off the resume
  • learn which skills lead to client burnout
  • learn a technique that clients can use to quickly identify their motivated skills

Afternoon Keynote: Carol Barkes, CPM

Carol Barkes will discuss the idea of how neuroscience is cutting edge science that helps to understand the brains ability to change, adapt and resolve issues that face an individual. How does an individual face the conflicts in the process of looking for employment, maneuvering the rigors of obtaining employment and then work to develop a career pathway? In her recent book with Jack Canfield (author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul”) Carol lists out 5 easy concepts to help an individual develop the skills to work with the neurosciences in their brain to make successful decisions. Carol’s motto is “Rethink Conflict," join her for this amazing journey of discovery to embrace conflict as a portal to positive change and progress when it can’t be avoided through the knowledge of neuroscience and how the brain reacts in situations.

Carol Barkes, CPM is a certified professional mediator, neuro peak performance specialist and best-selling author.  She serves as the mediation services coordinator for the Idaho Fourth District Court, is a lecturer at BSU teaching the first neuroscience courses taught at the university and runs a busy private practice both mediating and consulting. She has spoken at the United Nations and has been seen on Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today and makes frequent contributions to new publications worldwide.



Corporate Sponsors Include:

Conference sponsored jointly by the Idaho Career Development Association
and the Idaho Counseling Association.



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