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Welcome to the California Career Development Association,
a professional organization for career development practitioners to connect and collaborate on issues, policies and practices relating to career development. CCDA's membership is inclusive of all career development service providers, including counselors, educators, technicians, paraprofessionals, business professionals, and graduate students. The CCDA community represents a wide array of settings, including education, private practice, business and industry, public agencies, and private institutions.

Save the date:  Friday, April 28 Southern California Regional Conference

More information coming soon!!!!

Last Northern California Regional Conference:

November 18, 2016 at San Jose State University in San Jose, CA

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Morning Keynote:

Speaker & Moderator: Arthur Woods, Co-Founder of Imperative

Employer Panel: Preparing the next generation for purpose oriented work.

Kim McEachron, Chief People Officer: Genomic Health

Patti Robinson, Director of HR: Tides Foundation

CCDA Fall Conference Schedule

Morning Workshop Sessions

Session I-A: Service Learning, Community Engagement & Internships as Catalysts for Purpose Driven Work (Michael Fallon/Tabitha Hart)

Session I-B: Purpose through Volunteering: Career Services for the Incarcerated (Ron Elsdon)

Session I-C: The Robots Are Coming: Grab Your Purpose and Run! (Catherine Voss Plaxton)

Afternoon Workshop Sessions

Session II-A: Talking Purpose with 1st Generation College Students (Mathew Stowe)

Session II-B: Vocation at Work (Elspeth Rossetti)

Session II-C: Keys to Living a Flourishing Life Based on Positive Psychology Principles (Susan Chritton)

Closing Keynote:  The Pursuit of Meaningful Work

Mark Guterman, MA, is principal of and CEO of America's Next Career Center.


Read the latest President's Message Here!


Read our Fall 2016 Journal!

Read our Spring 2016 Newsletter!

Webinars, Workshops and Mixers!

See Recorded Career Webinars from National and International Experts:

 Click here to access archived webinars

Webinars sponsored in collaboration with APCDA (Asia Pacific Career Development Association) whereby CCDA members get “member” registration 


View Our Eventspiration Page to see our past events.

                      Past Events!

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