MCDA believes that people from various backgrounds bring innovative viewpoints and perspectives that enrich our community. A diverse and inclusive community is important and valuable to our membership and stakeholders because varied perspectives drive progress.

About the Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The role of the Diversity Committee is to make recommendations regarding diversity within the Association. The committee reviews the status of diversity within the organization, recommends methods for enhancing diversity, and advises on how the association can better meet the needs of its diverse membership and its stakeholders.


The mission of the MCDA Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to mirror the richly diverse clients we serve, foster, and leverage diversity and inclusion to advance excellence in the field of career development.


The vision of the MCDA Diversity and Inclusion Committee is for every person to use their unique backgrounds, talents, and experiences, to come together to ensure the committee understands and celebrates our differences and similarities.


Inclusion/Access | Community | Learning/ Education


MCDA is committed to ensuring inclusion and social justice for all persons in the membership, leadership, and activities of MCDA regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, country of origin, field of research, socio-economic status, religion, age, marital or partner status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We reject absolutely all forms of hatred and discrimination.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Annie Montemayor at

Holidays and Religious Observances Calendar

Please make use of this tool when scheduling events to take into consideration holidays and observances that might impact access to the event for people with diverse religious beliefs. 

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