The State Chapter of the National Career Development Association


GCDA News | May 2016

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

In this issue:
-Spring Mini Conference Recap
-Board Nominations
-NCDA Meetup for GCDA Community


The entire GCDA board would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all of our members and community partners for making 2015-2016 a very successful year. Whether you participated in professional development events, joined us for a networking breakfast, volunteered in the community or just read the newsletter, we are happy to have you along with us and hope you will join us for more events in the upcoming year!

In this issue we'll discuss April's Mini Conference, board nominations, and a meetup for folks attending the National Career Development Association conference from June 30 - July 2 in Chicago.

It has been a great year for the Georgia Career Development Association, and we are excited to lean in to another year of great networking events, useful professional development opportunities, and lots more!

-GCDA Board

GCDA Mini-Conference Recap
Thanks to all who were able to attend our first ever GCDA Spring Mini Conference on Friday April 22 at Mercer University in Atlanta. We received great feedback which included the following:
"I enjoyed all the workshops I attended. The facilitators were all very engaging and knowledgeable"
"Great presentations- programs very beneficial"

"I like the intimate group but I am also excited by what the growth of the next conference would be"

To see images from the event please visit our Facebook page. We look forward to continue to develop programming that meets your professional development needs! 

    GCDA Board Nominations

    Would you or someone you know like to serve on the Georgia Career Development Association Board for the upcoming 2016-2017 year? We are now accepting nominations for the following positions:

    President Elect
    Director, Marketing/Communications
    Director, Membership
    Director at Large (3 positions)

    To nominate, please send the below information to

    Position desired
    Brief bio (<50 words)
    LinkedIn profile link (optional)

    Nominations are due June 1. Ballots will be sent on June 3 and elections will run from June 3-15 with the naming of the board to be released immediately following.

    GCDA Meetup at NCDA Conference

    The National Career Development Association Conference is coming up at the end of June! GCDA is organizing a meetup for our Georgia career development professionals. Our meetup will be on the evening of Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m. just after the main NCDA welcome reception. The meetup will be in the conference hotel (Hyatt Regency). We will announce a specific place to meet closer to the event day. 

    This will be a great opportunity to meet up for dinner, discuss sessions you plan on attending, and enjoy the great city of Chicago together.

    If you are interested in this meetup, visit our event page and register for this free event so that we can get in touch with more details.


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

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