Today’s workforce is comprised of a wide swath of generations, from the newly-employed Generation Z up to the seasoned Baby Boomers. Career development practitioners are tasked with developing their competencies and skillsets when working with individuals from these various generations. In the workplace, there is also the potential for a robust exchange of ideas when diverse teams are communicating effectively. This conference will focus on the unique characteristics of, specific challenges experienced by, and effective strategies for working with each of the various generations now populating the workplace and our classrooms. Specific generations within diverse and underserved populations will also be emphasized.

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Early Bird Special until March 15th, 2019!

  • CCDA Member: $75
  • CCDA Student Member: 45 
  • Exhibitor: $200
  • Non-member: $85
  • student (non-member): $55


Session Presenters


                                                   Joanne Webb
 Session Title: New Career Perspectives for Mid--GenX & Boomers

 Session Description: Today, those who are 50 years old and older, (mid-Gen-X and Boomer  generations)are expected to need and sometimes want to work longer than they anticipated.  Therefore, we need to understand how their mindsets impact potential career options that are age-  friendly, meaningful, while at the same time creating financial sustainability.

 Joanne Webb has a broad background in the entertainment arena, having been an actor, and working  behind the scenes in television production and promotion with Paramount, CBS and ABC Television,  and as Editorial Supervisor, Artist/Creative Development Manager for The Walt Disney Company,  Consumer Products Division both in New York and Los Angeles. She then transitioned into  training/development and career counseling, focusing her expertise on encouraging artists to explore  and successfully discover new career paths utilizing their creative talents and skills. Joanne further displayed her own talents as the Director of The Actors Fund Work Program, Western Region. She prides herself in her proven ability to motivate and collaborate with creative people and organizations, enabling them to succeed in their strategic goals, enhanced through community alliance


William Scroggins, Ph.D. 
Dr. William (Bill) T. Scroggins took office as the ninth President & CEO of Mt. San Antonio College on July 1, 2011. Dr. Scroggins came to Mt. SAC with nearly 40 years of experience in higher education including 11 years as an administrator. He served as Superintendent/President of College of the Sequoias in Visalia, served as Vice President of Instruction at Modesto Junior College for five years and as Interim President for two years, was Dean of Science and Math at San Bernandino Valley College after being a Chemistry professor at El Camino and Chabot Colleges.
Paolo Varquez, M.S.
Session Title: Dreaming Beyond a Bachelor's Degree: Career Counseling DACA Students

Session Description: This presentation will we will share important career counseling considerations to effectively work with the DACA student cohort (Millennial and Gen Z) such as graduate school exploration resources, employment restrictions, etc.  As career practitioners, we are their social capital that help them navigate the world, beyond a bachelor’s degree.

Paolo currently serves as the Technology Chair for California Career Development Association (CCDA). He is a Career Services Specialist and Counseling Instructor teaching Career and Life Planning courses online and on-site at Coastline in Orange County. In his college, he is a co-lead for the Career Exploration work group for the Guided Pathways committee and is the Chair of Communication and Accreditation for Classified Senate. He has been a conference speaker and a keynote speaker for CCDA speaking on topics of live streaming career development workshops and best practices for career exploration. He currently a candidate at CSUF's Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program with a specialization in Community College Leadership where his dissertation focuses on the career and major decision making process for Latinx transfer students. His passion is in career exploration, development, counseling, and education and has mission in improving this area in the community college system through technology, innovation, and social justice.

Kathleen E. High

Session Title: Helping Students/Clients Whose Skills are No Longer in Demand



Session Description: Baby Boomers and Generation Xers may discover at midcareer or pre-retirement age their careers and/or the skills they have developed over time are no longer in demand. Through job search, they will discover limited prospects with their current skill-set. Receive options and resources to help them navigate this transition.

She is known for offering a wealth of knowledge and resources on whatever topics she teaches.

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