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Musings on Skills and Careers, Part 1: Find The Good Place

September 25th, 2018 No comments

By Paul Sears, WorkForce Center Staff   Once I worked for a manager who had what I thought an extremely enlightened approach to assigning tasks. My boss’s philosophy was: to the greatest degree possible, assign work to people that allows them to use their best and favorite skills. No wonder my boss was overwhelmingly popular. […]

You Are Invited to Write for MCDA’s Blog and Newsletter

September 24th, 2018 No comments

“Everyone has at least one blog post in them.” ~ Christopher Hitchens (paraphrase)   Do you have tips, resources or commentary about a career development topic you’d like to share with other career practitioners? Have you read a book or research paper you think your colleagues might enjoy? Would you like to share your experiences […]

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President’s Corner — Spring Forward

May 25th, 2018 No comments

This has been a crazy spring following an unpredictable winter. We were just shoveling ourselves out of a record-breaking snowstorm, and now, a few weeks later, we in the Twin Cities are enjoying 90-degree weather. I don’t know what this spring and summer will bring, but I know the warm weather has revitalized many of […]

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MCDA Honors New & Experienced Career Professionals

May 8th, 2018 1 comment

by Gordon Helle, MCDA President Elect Each year, MCDA honors select members whose contributions to some aspect of career development are worthy of recognition. Congratulations to the four honorees listed below. The MCDA Awards ceremony was part of the 2018 Careers Conference on April 27. The Jules Kerlan Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes an individual’s lifetime […]

Navigating Transitions by Turning to One Another

May 7th, 2018 No comments

A Summary of April’s RoundTable By Elizabeth Stangeland The MCDA Roundtable on April 11, 2018 examined concepts from Margaret Wheatley’s book, “Turning to One Another.” The evening, facilitated by Elizabeth Stangeland and Vic Massaglia, included an overview of the book, breakout sessions to practice initiating meaningful conversations, and discussing what that process was like. “Turning […]

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MCDA Bylaw changes approved!

March 21st, 2018 No comments

Thank you to all of those who voted in this previous ballot to amend some of MCDA’s bylaws! After reflecting on our current processes and guidelines, the MCDA Board felt we could better serve and honor the great work we do as an organization and in our careers by amending a few sections of our […]

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March Roundtable: The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be: The Age of Acceleration

March 1st, 2018 No comments

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Time: 6:30-8:00 pm Location: Right Management, 3600 Minnesota Drive Suite 850 Edina, MN 55435 The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be: The Age of Acceleration

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Winter Roundtable Recap!

February 11th, 2018 No comments

The most recent MCDA round table was facilitated by Vic Massaglia on Jan. 24 on the topic of Self as an Instrument: Discovering and Articulating Our “Why, How, and What”. MCDA board member Shelley Jensen-Decker had this to say about the event: As always, Vic provided thought provoking content and questions which initiated a great […]

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President’s Corner – Employment is a Social Justice Issue

January 16th, 2018 1 comment

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 […]

Fall Roundtable Recap!

January 13th, 2018 No comments

On December 6th, 2017 MCDA hosted a Round Table event led by Sue Wollen Fan titled “Stop Networking. Start Connecting!”. Her presentation was especially relevant for Career Development professionals and the topic resonated well with everyone in the group! Here is a recap and links to resources shared. MCDA’s Kim Marrone attended the event and […]

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