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Membership Benefits

Becoming an MCDA member opens the door to member’s only perks and professional development opportunities such as:

  • Free access to a series of professional development events held via webinar and in person, and significantly reduced rates to attend our Spring Minnesota Careers Conference.Learn more.
  • Members-only access to MCDA’s Online Membership Directory, which allows you to easily connect with MCDA members who share your professional interests.
  • The MCDA Newsletter, MCDA’s quarterly publication filled with information not only on MCDA happenings, but also:
    • Best practices in career development – helping you learn from others’ successes.
    • Innovative tools and techniques – giving you new approaches to tough problems.
    • Profiles of MCDA members – introducing you to interesting colleagues.

Annual Membership Dues

  • $70 for Regular Members
  • $35 for Student Members
  • $35 for Retired Members

Professional Development Opportunities

Get the most out of your MCDA membership, and increase your professional development and networking opportunities by participating in the following activities:

  • Attend professional development events, including our annual conference, where we  focus on important topics to help us become better practitioners and have the opportunity to network with colleagues working in a variety of sectors.Learn more.
  • Join the MCDA Mentoring Program The mentoring program pairs career development professionals together for a one year partnership focused on achieving the professional goals of the mentee. Learn more.
  • Run for an MCDA Board position The MCDA Board of Trustees is a group of elected volunteers who provide leadership for the association. Serving on the Board offers opportunities to build relationships with a diverse group of career development professionals, develop new skills, and contribute to the field of career development and the community. Learn more.
  • Participate on a MCDA Committee to perform important work to keep our valuable professional community thriving. Learn more. Learn more.
  • Attend Special Interest Groups (SIGs) such as the Northland Career Development Professionals Association. Contact Us to suggest a SIG.