The State Chapter of the National Career Development Association

GCDA News | January 2017

In This Issue

  • In Memoriam: Ellen Sautter
  • GCDA Mini Conference Registration Open
  • 2016 Year in Review
  • Membership Renewals

In Memoriam: Ellen Sautter

Career Professionals in Atlanta lost one our most impactful contributors with the death of Ellen Sautter on December 9, 2016. She had battled cancer for 10 years and worked steadily as a Career Coach and Consultant for Right Management up until the last two months of her life. She loved her work and the people she served.

Ellen served on the Board of GCDA and helped bring new speakers and presenters to our programming.

Ellen was co-author with Diane Crompton of two books on social media and careers--"Find A Job Through Social Networking: Use LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, and More to Advance Your Career" (JIST Publishing) and "Seven Days to Online Networking: Make Connections to Advance Your Career and Business Quickly" (JIST Publishing).

Ellen worked for Right Management for over 12 years as a career coach and consultant. During her time there she influenced over 12,000 people who were looking for jobs. An excellent workshop facilitator and coach, Ellen was genuine in all her dealings. Behind her amazing competence was a wonderful spirit of caring for each person she encountered. She was called by one of her colleagues as the “Mother Teresa” of Right Management.

Prior to Right Management, Ellen worked as a career consultant for Manchester and EnterChange and in marketing and PR for The Odyssey Group. Ellen and her husband Al owned a recruiting business before 1995. She was predeceased by her husband, Al, and son, Carl, and is survived by her daughter Carol.

GCDA Mini Conference Registration Open!

Registration is now OPEN for the GCDA Mini Conference on Friday, March 10. You will have the ability to earn 4.5 CEUs and hear from career professionals discuss linking technology to career development.

Register before February 3 to lock in the early bird rate. You may register online and pay on site at the event.

NEW THIS YEAR: students may register for $25 when agreeing to volunteer two hours of their time in helping with the day of conference operations. This is a great networking opportunity for students that are about to graduate! Forward this email to your contacts in graduate counseling programs!

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:

For a full schedule and registration details, visit our conference webpage here.

2016 GCDA Year in Review

Thanks so much to all of our program participants in 2016 -- we look forward to continuing our programming, networking, and membership efforts into 2017! 

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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