Below is information on some of our upcoming events. Many of these events are FREE to MCDA members!

December Webinar

Work Values Assessment: Measuring and Understanding Client Motivations

Live Webinar with Dean DeGroot | Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | 6:30-7:45 pm CST

Register here!

The information gathered by career counselors when working with their clients can lead to great insights and the fodder for developing direction and planning. With so many assessment instruments available, it can be challenging to pick and choose. Values instruments can often be overlooked, but they can sometimes be the catalyst for clients to make their career directions. Values not only tap into client motivations but can also serve as elements for establishing career criteria.

This presentation will:

  • Identify values instruments that can be useful in career development
  • Clarify the value of values information to the career counseling engagement
  • Share information about the creation and background of the CCS*
  • Clarify the connection between values and job satisfaction
  • Demonstrate how values information is used in relation to other assessment data
  • Provide examples of how the CCS was used to assist clients in their career exploration

Following the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to request a free CCS assessment to take.

*The Career Compatibility Scale (CCS©) helps you understand what motivates you and what you value at work—and whether your current job is meeting your needs. The instrument also allows for a gap analysis—ideal versus reality of each item as well as a measure of what work elements are most important to you.

This event has been approved for 1.0 NCDA Continuing Education credits. 

Registration Fee:

This event is FREE to current MCDA members, and costs $20 for non-members.

If you’re not currently a member of MCDA, now is a great time to join! For annual dues of only $70 per year (or $35 per year for students or retirees), you will receive access to social networking events, our 2022-23 slate of four professional development events, a reduced rate for the annual conference, members-only access to our Online Membership Directory, and the MCDA Newsletter.

About Our Speaker:

For over 33 years, Dean DeGroot and Innerview Consulting has helped clients develop the insights, skills, and resources they need to thrive in today’s workplace.

Dean DeGroot, Innerview’s founder and principal, is a licensed psychologist and business consultant. His skills in counseling, coaching, psychological assessment, and training have helped hundreds of individuals and organizational clients make the most of their talent and resources.

He also offers seminars and presentations to businesses, professional associations, community groups, and educational institutions.

Dean holds a master’s degree in behavioral analysis and therapy from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and has also completed post-graduate studies in business and educational psychology at the University of Minnesota.