By Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
MILLINGTON, Tenn.—Registration is underway as the Navy Counselor Association (NCA) prepares to hold its 21st Annual NCA Symposium June 15 - 19 near Chicago.
“This symposium is a key forum by which communication occurs with Navy's career counselor community regarding retention policies, news and best practices. Retaining our best sailors is a priority for every Navy leader, and begins with having the best information at your fingertips,” said Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Mark Ferguson.
The NCA symposium has grown over the years into an extension of the career counselor training pipeline, according to Senior Chief Navy Counselor (SW/AW) Gillian Guy, NCA president.
“Career counselors can come for training on career development programs and policies that are centered on retaining our best Sailors in both the active and reserve components of the Navy,” said Guy.
Participation by career development team members, especially command career counselors and command master chiefs, is encouraged. Recruiters, detailers and other military and civilian personnel involved in the professional development of Sailors may also wish to attend.
This year’s theme is Strategy for our People - Building a Top 50 Organization and includes training on a broad range of career development processes and policies. The focus is on innovative solutions to retention, attrition and career management concerns.
“This symposium offers an outstanding opportunity to learn about career development program practices that make a positive difference in the lives of our Sailors,” said Ferguson.
This year’s symposium will be held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, in Schaumburg, Illinois. Links for hotel and symposium registration information are available in NAVADMIN 100/09 under the message tab at the NPC Web site.
The annual NCA symposium is an important event for front-line Sailor advocates and leaders. Commanding officers and officers-in-charge are encouraged to support the participation of those involved with the personal and professional development of our Sailors to attend.