Each November at the Illinois Counseling Association annual conference, ICDA recognizes the hard work and dedication of those career counselors and organizations in Illinois who have made outstanding contributions to the field and who strongly advocate on behalf of workers in this state. If you would like to nominate someone, please offer a brief description of your potential honoree and why you think this person or organization deserves to be commended. Send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jean Baer Award:
The Jean Baer Award was established in 1975 to recognize Jean Baer, co-founder and first president of ICDA, as an outstanding contributor to career development in Illinois. The award is given to an ICDA member who has made a commitment and contribution to career development education, been professionally active and who has fostered an understanding of the meaning of work and promoted life career planning.
The Advocacy Award, established in 1990, is presented to an individual, organization or business who has made a commitment to career development education, fostered an understanding of the meaning of work and promoted life career planning. Recipients need not be members of ICDA.