Why MCDA Exists
Effective career development enhances the overall quality of life, and MCDA believes it is paramount that members continue to actively grow and develop so that Minnesotans can receive from our members high quality and relevant advice, support and/or resources that better their lives. The association influences and advocates for the field of career development in various environments.

Our Mission
The mission of the Minnesota Career Development Association (MCDA) is to provide professional growth and community, and to promote the field of career development.

Our Vision
MCDA envisions a Minnesota where new and seasoned career development professionals come together and learn from each other to empower our students and clients to reach their full potential.

Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Community
  • Learning/Education
  • Diversity
  • Collaboration


For more about MCDA’s mission, read the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan.

Read MCDA’s bylaws here.