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Minnesota Career Development Association


The MCDA bimonthly newsletter for members is filled with information about MCDA happenings and:

  • Best practices in career development
  • Innovative tools and techniques
  • Member profiles
  • Board Highlights

Below are recent articles from the MCDA newsletter, events, and other news items of interest.

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 […]

April Roundtable: Navigating Transitions by Turning to One Another

March 1st, 2018 No comments

Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Time: 6:30-8:00 pm Location: Davanni’s Golden Valley, 663 Winnetka Avenue North Golden Valley, MN 55427 Navigating Transitions by Turning to One Another

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

President’s Message – National Career Development Month

November 6th, 2017 3 comments

Hello MCDA Members and other Career Professionals, As this year’s president of the Minnesota Career Development Association, I’d like to welcome you National Career Development Month; and encourage you to engage, renew or re-energize in career development — be it your students/clients or your own. Let me explain … Those who know me know that […]

MCDA Newsletter April/May 2017

June 14th, 2017 1 comment

  President’s Corner Wow – what a conference we just had!  I hope those of you who attended are still reaping the benefits.  I know I am. My ‘ah-ha’ moments started at about 9:10 am when our keynote speaker said, “Know what you are” and “Know what you are not” and ‘Both are okay”. I was reminded […]

MCDA Newsletter for February/March

April 4th, 2017 No comments

  Download the February/March (Vol. 7) Newsletter   President’s Corner Hello Career Development Colleagues, I believe MCDA offers many benefits to our members and community.  One of the most valuable – as we heard from the strategic plan feedback – is our annual conference.  This year’s PDI and conference is coming up soon on April […]