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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

Interested in Joining GCDA?

If you are a...

Career Counselor in Higher Education

Private Practice Counselor

Career Coach 

Workforce and Technical Education Specialist

HR Professional...

GCDA is just for you!

Benefits of GCDA Membership

  • Quality professional development programs delivered by local and national speakers 
  • Discounted rates on the annual GCDA Conference 
  • 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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