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President’s Corner – Employment is a Social Justice Issue

January 16th, 2018 No comments

As long as the people have had a voice, we have advocated for family-sustaining wages, safe working conditions, and many “benefits” that most of us now take for granted, like 40-hour workweeks. Modern social justice advocates also call for equal access to interesting or fulfilling work for all employees, and equitable pay based on work […]

Look Back to Move Forward – President’s Message

December 8th, 2017 No comments

Happy Old Year, everyone! You probably don’t hear that too often – someone giving well wishes for months gone by not the year to come. As we ready ourselves for 2018 – and help our student and job seekers to set New Year goals – December is the perfect time to reflect on all we’ve […]

May RoundTable: StrengthsQuest / StrengthsFinder

May 10th, 2012 No comments

Date: May 16, 2012 Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Where:  Davanni’s Meeting Room 2500 Riverside Ave Minneapolis, MN 55454 Presenters: Laura Lankton and Jennifer Kaysen Rogers Description: StrengthsQuest/StrengthsFinder (SQ/SF) books and concepts have been taking corporations by storm since they came out. Based on the Positive Psychology movement, the Gallup organization developed an assessment of sorts to help […]

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MCDA Happy Hour – March RoundTable

March 19th, 2012 No comments

The March MCDA RoundTable is a networking Happy Hour on Thursday March 29 at Axel’s in St. Paul from 5-7pm. Happy Hour specials at Axel’s go until 6pm and features 1/2 priced pizza and appetizers and $2.00 off drinks. For more information about the restaurant visit: http://axelsbonfire.com/our-locations/st-paul-mn/. When: Thursday, March 29. 5-7pm Where: Axel’s in […]

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February RoundTable – Helping Job Seekers with Low Computer Skills

February 21st, 2012 No comments

** This month’s RoundTable is POSTPONED due to weather. The new date is Tuesday, March 6, 2012 **   The Minnesota Career Development Association (MCDA) offers monthly RoundTable meetings that focus on selected career development topics to help us become better practitioners.  Round Tables also serve as a time to network with colleagues working in […]

December RoundTable: Best Practice Approaches to Training for Career Development Professionals

November 22nd, 2011 No comments

Facilitators: Allison Hembd and Vic Massaglia Date: December 14, 2011 Time:  6:00- 7:30pm Place:  University of Minnesota Law School, Room 465 (www.law.umn.edu/contact/directons.html) RSVP: Bernice Hillukka, Behilluk@msn.com  Best Practice Approaches to Training for Career Development Professionals According to Richard Hawk, “’Best’ can be defined as most productive; and ‘practice’ can be defined as an actual performance […]

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November RoundTable – Career Development Month Party

October 28th, 2011 No comments

Instead of our monthly RoundTable discussion, this November we are celebrating National Career Development Month. All career counselors, coaches, employment specialists and other career professionals are invited to this fun, free event. MCDA members are encouraged to invite their coworkers and colleagues. For more information, check out the EventBrite invitation. Questions: Contact Carol.Ellingsberg@va.gov. RSVP here

October RoundTable – Personal Branding

October 3rd, 2011 No comments

The Minnesota Career Development Association (MCDA) offers monthly RoundTable meetings that focus on selected career development topics to help us become better practitioners.  RoundTables also serve as a time to network with colleagues working in a variety of sectors.  Note that you do not need to be a MCDA member. We encourage you to spread […]

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Sept. Roundtable – Apprenticeship Programs

September 19th, 2011 No comments

The Minnesota Career Development Association (MCDA) offers monthly RoundTable meetings that focus on selected career development topics to help us become better practitioners.  RoundTables also serve as a time to network with colleagues working in a variety of sectors.  Note that you do not need to be a MCDA member. We encourage you to spread […]

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CANCELED August RoundTable

July 30th, 2011 No comments

The Minnesota Career Development Association (MCDA) offers monthly RoundTable meetings that focus on selected career development topics to help us become better practitioners.  RoundTables also serve as a time to network with colleagues working in a variety of sectors.  Note that you do not need to be a MCDA member. We encourage you to spread […]