A State Chapter of the
National Career Development Association (NCDA)



January 2016

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

In this issue:
-A New Year of Professional Development
-We Want to Hear From You: Programming Survey
-Continuing the Conversation on Social Media
-Upcoming Events
-Spring PDI

Planning a New Year of Professional Development


Can you believe it is the new year already? We are excited about the opportunities 2016 will bring and we hope that you resolve to make GCDA part of your plans. There are several ways to participate with GCDA:

  • Join or renew your membership
  • Attend a professional development event
    • GCDA Spring Half-Day PDI: "Ethics & Legality in Serving Diverse Populations"; Friday February 26
    • GCDA Mini Conference: Friday, April 22, 2016
  • Participate in community service
  • Contribute to the discussion on social media (LinkedIn and Facebook)
Spring Programming

Two professional development opportunities coming your way this semester: our Spring PDI (February 26) and Mini Conference (April 22). More information below!

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 thegcda@gmail.com.

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.

    Interact with us on Social Media

    Did you know that the Occupational Outlook Handbook was updated since the last time you read this newsletter? You would already know if you subscribed to the GCDA social media pages!

    We want to encourage the exchange of new ideas, best practices, and trends in our field in between events, so we want you to become active on our social media channels! If you haven't already, visit our LinkedIn and Facebook pages.

    On these pages you'll be able to keep track of events, post articles, and discuss what's going on in the career development field. It's a great (and quick) way to stay up to date on lots of career development related information.

    Upcoming Events
    GCDA Spring PDI
    Friday, February 26, 2016

    Join us for our Spring 2016 PDI featuring Dr. Marian Higgins speaking on "Ethics & Legality in Serving Diverse Populations." Click on the link below for more information and to register!

    GCDA Spring Mini-Conference
    Friday,  April 22, 2016

    Our Spring Mini-Conference is an all day professional development opportunity for career development professionals. More details will be announced in the coming weeks.


    If you would like to contribute to content to this newsletter or the GCDA website, please contact Matt Henderson, mhenderson30@gsu.edu.

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