ANNUAL NAVY COUNSELORS ASSOCIATION (NCA) SYMPOSIUM

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RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE NAVY COUNSELORS ASSOCIATION
(NCA) 21ST ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM AT THE RENAISSANCE SCHAUMBURG HOTEL AND 
CONVENTION CENTER, SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS, FROM
15-19 JUNE 2009.  THIS YEAR'S THEME IS "STRATEGY FOR OUR PEOPLE - 
BUILDING A TOP 50 ORGANIZATION."  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.

3.  THIS SYMPOSIUM OFFERS AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT 
CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PRACTICES THAT MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN 
THE LIVES OF OUR SAILORS.  THE NCA SYMPOSIUM PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR 
DISCUSSION AND TRAINING ON A BROAD RANGE OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT 
PROCESSES AND POLICIES WHICH FOCUS ON INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO RETENTION, 
ATTRITION AND CAREER MANAGEMENT CONCERNS.  WHERE FEASIBLE, 
PARTICIPATION BY CAREER DEVELOPMENT TEAM MEMBERS, ESPECIALLY COMMAND 
CAREER COUNSELORS AND OR COMMAND MASTER CHIEFS, IS ENCOURAGED.  
RECRUITERS, DETAILERS AND OTHER MILITARY AND CIVILIAN PERSONNEL 
INVOLVED IN THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF OUR SAILORS MAY ALSO WISH 
TO ATTEND.

4.  EACH YEAR DURING THE SYMPOSIUM, THE NCA SELECTS TWO CAREER 
COUNSELORS OF THE YEAR, ONE FROM SEA DUTY (TYPE 2, 3 OR 4) AND ONE FROM 
SHORE DUTY (TYPE 1 OR 6).  COMMANDS MAY NOMINATE ASSIGNED CAREER 
COUNSELORS (E6 AND BELOW) USING THE FORMAT IN THE NCA BY-LAWS, WHICH IS 
AVAILABLE AT WWW.USNCA.ORG.  NOMINATIONS SHOULD ADDRESS SPECIFIC 
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CAREER COUNSELOR COMMUNITY 
DURING THE PAST YEAR.  PACKAGES MUST BE RECEIVED NOT LATER THAN 5 JUNE 
2009.
MAIL NOMINATION PACKAGES TO:
    PRESIDENT, NAVY COUNSELOR ASSOCIATION, INC.
    NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
    P O BOX 15233
    NORFOLK, VA 23511-0023
PRESENCE AT THE CONFERENCE IS NOT A PREREQUISITE FOR SELECTION FOR THIS 
PRESTIGIOUS RECOGNITION.

5.  TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL DUTY ORDERS ARE REQUIRED TO COVER EXPENSES, 
INCLUDING THE REGISTRATION FEE OF 150 DOLLARS.  HOTEL RESERVATION 
INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.USNCA.ORG.  PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR 
THE SYMPOSIUM, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR AGENCY PROGRAM COORDINATOR TO ENSURE 
YOUR GOVERNMENT CHARGE CARD IS ACTIVATED.  GOVERNMENT CHARGE CARDS WILL 
NOT BE BILLED BEFORE
12 JUNE 2009.

6.  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.

7.  POINT OF CONTACT IS NCCS(SW/AW) GILLIAN A. GUY,
(202) 433-3072/DSN 288,OR EMAIL AT GILLIAN.GUY.JM(AT)NAVY.MIL.

8.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//

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