The State Chapter of the National Career Development Association



December 2015

"To empower career development professionals by providing them with resources and opportunities for professional development, networking, and advocacy."

In this issue:
-Letter from the Board
-We Want to Hear From You: Programming Survey
-New Website Feature: Find-a-Professional
-Upcoming Events

Winding Down 2015, Looking Forward to 2016


As we finish out 2015 we want to take a moment and reflect on this year and look forward to a eventful, productive 2016. We would also like to say a big thank you to our members, participants of workshops and webinars, as well as those who help make these happen! Your participation and dedication does not go unnoticed and is greatly appreciated.

Your GCDA Board is hard at work planning our Mini Conference and other events for 2016. We are excited to serve you and provide meaningful opportunities for continual professional development!

Website Updates

We are always trying to think of ways to promote our members and provide services that best meet your needs. We want to let you know about a new feature of our site that will allow potential clients and other practitioners to find you. Below you'll find out more about this Find-a-Counselor feature and how it can help you promote your practice.

The GCDA website will also continue to be updated regularly, full of other useful resources such as archived webinars, worksheets, and knowledge share function. Stay tuned!

Stay Connected

In order to stay connected with you throughout the year, please connect with us on social media: LinkedIn and Facebook

Going foward, we want you to be a contributor to the information shared with GCDA members, whether you are an author of articles, have special events you would like to share with our readership, or simply possess a desire to have a voice in our community of practitioners. Should you wish to be featured in future newsletters and/or have ideas you would like to send to us, please feel free to email your Board anytime at

We would like to with all a happy and safe holiday season. We are honored to serve you and look forward to a great 2016!

-GCDA Board

Programming Survey

We strive to plan, promote, and execute programming that meets the changing needs of our members and nonmembers alike. We understand that you are pressed for time, money, and attention so we want to make sure that the programming we provide is in line with your goals.

In an effort to understand your needs and most effectively meet them, we'd like you to fill out the short five minute survey by clicking here. Your responses will remain anonymous and will assist in the planning of relevant professional development opportunities.

    New Website Feature

    Attention Private Practice and Departmental Career Developers


    GCDA now offers members a dynamically updated web listing for the GCDA site. This is a new feature especially helpful for PRIVATE PRACTICE coaches, counselors, and career development professionals: Find-a-Professional.

    How it works: Different members are featured randomly at the top of the page. The listing is non-alphabetic and random so that individuals are everyone receives equal exposure. The page also has a SEARCH bar to help clients and members quickly locate one another.

    To participate in the feature, please follow these instructions:

    1) Log on to our website:

    2) Select VIEW PROFILE (top right, next to login)

    3) Select EDIT PROFILE

    4) Complete the new sections labelled PUBLIC ADDRESS.

    Your BIO, Public Address, and phone number will be accessible through this feature. If you prefer to remain anonymous, simply leave these fields blank. We still need your billing info as always, but that NOT appear in the public directory.

    Comments, suggestions, and feedback are welcome. Please let us know what we can do to help you help others!

    Upcoming Events
    GCDA Spring Mini Conference
    Friday, February 26, 2016

    The Spring 2016 GCDA Mini Conference day has been set! More information coming soon at


    If you would like to contribute to content to this newsletter or the GCDA website, please contact Matt Henderson,

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