The State Chapter of the National Career Development Association

GCDA News | December 2016

In This Issue

  • Mini Conference Call for Proposals
  • Keynote Speaker Feature: Deb Osborn, PhD and Melissa Venable, PhD
  • Last Call for Webinar
  • Membership Renewals

Mini Conference Call for Proposals

Submit your proposal for the 2017 GCDA Mini-Conference! We are looking for presentations and workshops that fit in line with our theme: "Linking Technology to Career Development." 

To submit a proposal, click here to download the form and submit proposals to Bethany Mills- GCDA President Elect, and Tavonda Hudson- GCDA Director at Large, For more information on the conference and proposal submission guidelines visit the GCDA Mini Conference page here.

The 2017 GCDA Mini Conference will take place on Friday, March 10 at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta.

Keynote Speaker Feature: Deb Osborn, PhD and Melissa Venable, PhD

Our keynote speakers will be the "Technology Twins" -- Deb Osborn, PhD and Melissa Venable, PhD. They will be delivering an inspiring -- and entertaining -- message on how to capitalize on technology to help you in your practice and ultimately serve your clients best! Read more about the Tech Twins:

Deb S. Osborn, PhD

Deb works full time as an associate professor in the Educational and Psychology Learning Systems department at Florida State University. There, she coordinates the master’s Career Counseling program. She has over 20 years as a counselor educator. Her research and teaching interests include exploring how technology can enhance and extend counseling service delivery, innovative approaches to teaching counseling, career assessments, and the application of Cognitive Information Processing theory to career service delivery. Connect with Deb on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Melissa A. Venable, PhD

Melissa works as a full-time writer and advisor for the Center for Online Education, Her professional background in career advising, instructional design, and social media management informs her work on topics related to higher education and career development. She serves on eLearn Magazine’s Editorial Board, leading the Higher Education column, and is an adjunct instructor at the University of South Florida and Saint Leo University. Melissa is also a certified Career Coach. Connect with Melissa on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

"Designing & Delivering Effective Career Services" Webinar Deadline Extended to December 16!

Have you viewed the Career Development Month Webinar featured on the GCDA site? If not, we are giving you an extra week to take advantage of this professional development opportunity!

Click here to register and view the webinar. You must view the webinar and complete the quiz by 11:59pm EST to receive CEU credit.

Don't forget! The December Networking Breakfast is Friday December 9. View the Event Page to register -- free for members!

Membership Renewals

Make sure you renew your active GCDA membership to receive:

  • Discounts on all professional development events
  • Discounted rates on programs and the annual Mini-Conference
  • Opportunities to network with fellow career professionals
  • Free listing of your professional counseling/coaching services on GCDA website
  • Leadership opportunities in a well-respected professional organization
  • Community service events to give back to local communities
Visit our membership page to join and secure the best pricing for our Fall professional development activities.

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