2016-2017 Professional Development Academy

 Theme 2016-2017: Celebrating Diversity and Unity

What is the Professional Development Academy workshop series?
The PDA workshops are a way for UNCP graduate students to enhance their resumes, and a way for professionals to earn Continuing Education credits (CEUs). The Phi Sigma chapter invites professional counselors and educators from various institutions to the UNCP campus to present on their topic of expertise. If a UNCP graduate student attends all four of the PDA workshops, the student will receive a certificate of completion. By attending these workshops, graduate students show their commitment to their training to be a professional counselor.

PDA 1: Equalizing the Odds for First-Generation College Students (October 19, 2016)

Presented by: Dr.Johnathan Ricks

In case you missed it, please view the power-point below:


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PDA 2: Cultural Proficiency and Equality  (November 8, 2016)

Presented by: Kristy Curran


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PDA 3: UNCP Counseling Drive-In

March 31st, 2017 (9am-3pm)


PDA 4: Military Counseling

April 3rd,2017  (5-6pm)

Presented by: Yolanda Alford, MA, LPC

PDA 5: Mental Health First Aid Training

April 8, 2017 (8am-5pm)