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    • Friday, March 06, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Mercer University

    GCDA Mini-Conference

    Keep Calm & Keep Up: Strategies for Thriving as a Career Development Professional

    Join GCDA for an all day professional development opportunity for

    career development professionals.


    Friday, March 6, 2020


    Check-In: 8 a.m.


    Mercer University

    Atlanta Administration and Conference Center

    2930 Flowers Rd. South

    Atlanta, GA 30341

    Free parking on site is available for all attendees.


    4.5 Expected


    Through February 14:

    Members: $125

    Non-members: $145

    Students/Retirees: $50

    After February 14:

    Members: $145

    Non-members: $170

    Students/Retirees: $50

    All prices include breakfast, lunch, and CEUs.

    About the Keynote

    Inclusive and Equitable Practices & Resources for Today's Career Development Professional by Dr. Marian Higgins, Be Inspired Counseling & Consulting and University of Georgia  

    The world of career development is constantly changing and evolving leaving career development professionals with the question: How can we keep up?  With the flow of information around technology, policy, employment trends, and coaching/counseling techniques, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. This year’s conference will provide opportunities for attendees to learn and share proven strategies for performing effectively while embracing the ever-changing field of career development. Breakout sessions will focus on a variety of topics including but not limited to, staying abreast of technological innovations, maintaining awareness of overall trends in the world-of-work and career coaching, and working with specialized populations (non-US citizens, individuals looking to return to the workforce after an absence, mental health concerns, etc.). Attendees will come away with new ideas and effective strategies for thriving as a career development professional.

    Conference Schedule at a Glance

     Check-in and Breakfast
    • Inclusive and Equitable Practices & Resources for Today's Career Development Professional - Dr. Marian Higgins
     Break/Networking 10:15AM-10:30AM
     Breakout Session #1 (choose one):
     Lunch with updates from NCDA and GCDA
     Breakout Session #2 (choose one):
     Break/Networking 1:30PM-1:45PM
     Panel: "Navigating Career Transitions: Challenges, Successes, and How We Can Help"
     Closing Remarks and Conference Adjourns 3:00PM

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Benefits of GCDA Membership

  • Quality professional development programs delivered by local and national speakers - CEU's awarded
  • Discounted rates on the annual GCDA Conference
  • Complimentary access to NCDA's webinar library (receive 1 CEU for every webinar you watch)
  • Quarterly networking breakfasts at La Madeleine
  • Discounted rates on programs and the annual Professional Development Institute
  • Opportunities to network with fellow career professionals and meet leaders in the field
  • Free listing of your professional counseling/coaching services on GCDA website 
  • Access to job and internship positions being posted on website in "members-only" section
  • Leadership opportunities in a well-respected professional organization
  • Access to the GCDA LinkedIn group
  • Community service events to give back to local communities
  • Opportunities to impact the state of Georgia's focus on career development

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