2022 Virtual Conference 

Theory to Practice in 

Career Development Resilience and Equity Work

Friday, May 6th

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This event will provide 3.5 CEUs for those who attend the whole conference. We check participation from ZOOM reports, therefore please have your full name listed when you log into each session. 

Post Conference Evaluation

Survey Opportunity Drawing!

Complete post session surveys to earn entries into our drawing for several Amazon Gift Cards, up to $100. Each survey will earn 1 entry for up to 4 entries into the end of conference drawing (1 for Keynote Session, 1 per Breakout Session [for up to 2 entries total], and 1 for the Closing Keynote). Surveys must be completed by the deadline of Sunday May 8th at 11:59pm PST.

The drawing will take place on Monday, May 9th, with notifications going out to winners shortly thereafter.

Conference Engagement Drawing!

Show your CCDA pride and enter for a chance to win 1 of 4 $25 Target Gift Cards. Multiple ways to earn up to 3 entries! See options below. 

  • Use the conference hashtag and post on LinkedIn to earn 1 entry #ccda2022

  • Earn an entry by visiting the Sponsor’s room(s) [EUREKA & GS Consultants] during conference breaks or during the engagement session. 

  • Attend the CCDA Membership session during the lunch engagement hour to earn an entry

  • Entries must be completed by 2pm PST on Friday May 6th, and winners will be announced in the closing announcements


Welcome -

President's Message 

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM 

Shelby McIntyre, CCDA President

Opening Keynote

8:45 - 9:30 AM 

Dr. David Ford


Allyship vs. Accompliceship: Advocacy in the Workplace

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David Julius Ford, Jr. holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, both from Wake Forest University. In May 2014, he earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Old Dominion University. Dr. Ford is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia and New Jersey. He is a Board Certified Counselor (NCC) and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). Dr. Ford taught for four years at James Madison University and is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Professional Counseling at Monmouth University and serves and the President of the New Jersey Counseling Association.

Dr. Ford’s professional interests are Black Greek life; multicultural issues; college students; Black men in higher education; career counseling; addictions counseling; supervision; group work; qualitative research; queer and trans BIPOC; Intersectionality; and persons living with HIV/AIDS. He has experience as an instructor for undergraduate human services courses and has taught graduate courses in counseling skills, multicultural counseling, career counseling, testing and assessment, clinical mental health counseling, lifespan development, addictions counseling, practicum supervision, and group counseling. He has also taught a doctoral-level dissertation course and a doctoral-level course in grant-writing and program evaluation and advanced theories. He is one of 24 inaugural fellows of the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program. He is the 2020 recipient of the AMCD Samuel H. Johnson Distinguished Service Award and the 2020 ACES Outstanding Counselor Education and Supervision Article Award. Dr. Ford is a classically trained pianist and is a proud, active, and financial member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. As an undergraduate, he had the privilege of taking a class taught by the late Dr. Maya Angelou. Dr. Ford currently lives in Ocean, New Jersey.


Sponsor/Exhibit (EUREKA & GS Consultants)

9:45 - 10: 45 AM - SESSION I 

Please choose ONE Option for Session I

Session I - Option A

Leaning into Students' Expertise:

Applying Community Wealth to Career Development

PowerPoint Presentation

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Kristen Roberts and Guadalupe Saldivar

Kristen Roberts (she/her/hers) recently transitioned to a role as a Practice Coach at the SDSU Academy for Professional Excellence after working in career development  for over seven years. Kristen earned her MEd in Higher Education Administration from Georgia Southern University and her BA in Chemistry from Illinois Wesleyan University. She has facilitated career development programs for underserved student populations  including first-generation students and student veterans. Her focus is on incorporating the expertise of individuals, their community, and her own to support them in their career and professional development.

Guadalupe Saldivar (she/her/hers) is the Business Career Specialist at the UCR Career Center with six years of specializing in career services. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from New Mexico State University and earned a Master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University. She serves as a facilitator for a career development program that supports first generation college students and transfer students. She is committed to creating a positive impact on student’s college experience and supporting them in their professional and personal development.

Session I - Option B

Leisure in Work Life Pursuits:

Who has it, Who Doesn't and Implications for Social Justice

PowerPoint Presentation

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Dr. Heather Zeng, Shelby McIntyre, and Dr. Cheryl Love

Dr. Heather Zeng, LPC, is a counselor educator for over twenty years at the intersection of counseling and career development. Dr. Zeng completed her Ph.D. from Colorado State University is from one of only a few programs in the United States that bridges a focus on counseling and human resource studies. With over twenty-five years of career counseling experience working with military members and their families, At-Risk Youth in rural and urban settings, immigrant populations, and multi-national contexts, she has supported a range of career issues, challenges, and transitions. Dr. Zeng's work in policy centered on Career Guidance systems, Vocational Technical programs, and School Work TransitionDr. Zeng has an interdisciplinary lens, having written on ethics and coaching, critical incidents in career development, including workplace violence, international human resource development, and technology in counselor education. She has also published widely in syndication around career development topics, having been a Career Expert for USA Today's Online Career Center, where she forged some of their first live chats and interactive article features. Her research interests are in transition and change in the VUCA environment, intuition in counseling, creative approaches in supervision, and non-western approaches to personal growth.

Shelby McIntyre is a Career & Academic Counselor at Glendale Community College and Cypress College, and NCDA Certified Career Counselor. She earned her M.S. Counseling, College Counseling & Student Services from California State University, Northridge, and a B.A. in Cinema Studies, minors in Creative Writing & Music, from the University of Oregon. After experiencing her own career change from the film industry to the counseling profession, she is passionate about helping others navigate their career development process to find meaningful work. Her professional passions and interests include social justice, civic engagement, bystander intervention, and student leadership.

Cheryl Love, Ph.D. serves as a Career Counselor and Liaison to the College of Education and Integrative Studies and the Bronco Dreamers Resource Center at Cal Poly Pomona.  She is the Coordinator of the Clothes Closet Service for the Career Center and is Adjunct Faculty for the Educational Leadership Department at Cal Poly Pomona.  Cheryl has 35+ years of experience as a Counselor and Teacher in all four Higher Education systems in California (UC, CSU, Private and Community) as well as the Public School and Non-Profit sector. This breadth of experience has provided her with the knowledge and skills to work with diverse student populations to assist them with identifying their career goals. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Service Credential from California State University, Fullerton and a Doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling.  She serves as the Co-Chair of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) Committee on Diversity Initiatives and Cultural Inclusion, and is a member of the Higher Education Constituency Advisory Board for NCDA.  She is also President-Elect for the California Career Development Association (CCDA). 

Session I - Option C

Operationalizing the Theory of Work Adjustment

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Yas Hardaway and Dr. Victoria Brown

Ms. Hardaway is a National Certified Counselor and a Certified Career Counselor. She has worked in the career development

field since 1999 both in the US and transnationally. She serves as the Executive Director of Career Service at Pepperdine

University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology as well as adjunct faculty in the Division of Psychology. She holds

an Ed.S. From Florida State University. 

Victoria Brown (she/her) or Dr. Queen (as she prefers to be called) is a leader in digital innovation and systems transformation. Dr. Queen’s research explores the usage of Machine Learning for Automated Decision Systems across Human Resource functions, and the impact this has on Generation Z candidate experiences when seeking and applying for employment opportunities. She earned a B.A. in Psychology with dual minors in Africana Studies and Entrepreneurship from California State University, Long Beach, a M.A. in Clinical Psychology with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Ph.D. in Global Leadership and Change from Pepperdine University.

Session I - Option D 

The Work-Life Balance Card Sort Assessment: A new tool for helping prioritize career & personal values

PowerPoint Presentation 


Anush Hansen

Anush Hansen is a Certified Career Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Maine, the owner of Kennebunk Career & Wellness Counseling (kennebunkcounseling.com) and Balanced Card Sorts (balancedcardsorts.com), and the developer of the Work-Life Balance Card Sort Assessment. 

In addition to her counseling degree, Anush received her master’s in Public Health in 2001, and worked for 17 years in health promotion research and public health program evaluation. It is her background in health promotion and public health that fuels her commitment to using a holistic, wellness-centered approach when working with career counseling clients, and that helped to shape the Work-Life Balance Assessment.


Sponsor/Exhibit (EUREKA & GS Consultants)

12:00 - 1:00 PM - SESSION II 

Please choose ONE Option for Session II

Session II - Option A

Inclusive Opportunities for Undocu Students,

Professional Talent in Various Fields

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Sharet Garcia

Sharet Garcia is a DACA recipient, Counselor, Career Coach/consultant, entrepreneur, immigrant advocate and founder of UndocuProfessionals Network. She shares her story as an undocumented student transitioning to a professional to support other undocumented students but also to bring light to these highly diverse and talented communities that are not represented in all fields of study. She has presented to over 30 institutions nationwide and is unapologetic about bringing career conversation that include the undocumented students. She was born in Oaxaca, Mexico and currently lives in California. She holds a Masters degree in Guidance Counseling from Loyola Marymount university and graduated debt free as a NON DACA student. She is a mother of two children and is in her dissertation phase in a doctoral program. She is trying to finish her doctoral program which she reminds others that systems in place are not intended for undocumented students and underrepresented students like her. Because of this she had to put a hold on her doctoral program because as many undocumented students like herself money is the biggest obstacles when pursuing higher education because undocumented students are excluded from financial aid, scholarships, fellowships and job opportunities.

Session II - Option B 

Integrating Career Counseling and Advocacy Competencies to Tackle Systemic Barriers to Employment

Presentation Handout

PowerPoint Presentation

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Dr. Elif Balin and SFSU Career Counseling Graduate Students

Dr. Elif Balin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling at San Francisco State University, where she teaches career counseling and counseling process courses. Elif is also the coordinator of the Career Counseling specialization program. In her research, service, and counseling practices, she strives to integrate transnational feminist, strengths-based, and social-justice-oriented approaches to support the critical connection between mental health and career development, especially for international college students, recent immigrants, and refugees.

Session II - Option C 

Developing the Road Map for a Successful Career Transition

Power Point Presentation

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Dr. Andrew Stenhouse

Dr. Andrew Stenhouse is a Professor of Organizational Psychology at Vanguard University where he teaches Behavior and Psychology in Organizations, Psychology of Leadership Motivation, Organizational Systems, Development and Change.  The graduate courses he teaches in Vanguard University's Organizational Psychology program include Behavior and Psychology in Organizations, Psychology of Leadership and Motivation, Organizational Systems, Development and Change. Occasionally Dr. Stenhouse teaches Team Leadership and Conflict Management for the Leadership Studies program. Prior to returning to Vanguard University, he founded and directed the Organizational Psychology program for Concordia University Irvine, California’s first Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Psychology designed specifically for working professionals.  Additionally Dr. Stenhouse occasionally teaches Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and Career Development Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine University.

Session II - Option D

Marginalization, Career Crafting, and Decent Work

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Jewel Joo Young Lee

Jewel is a Ph.D. student in the Positive Organizational Psychology program at Claremont Graduate University. She has

years of experience in corporations such as Samsung, IBM and Microsoft. She is an adjunct faculty at APU and CSUF.

Lunchtime Break and Engagement Activities 

1:00 - 2:00 PM 

Option 1: CCDA Membership Meeting 

Option 2: Sponsor/Exhibit

Meet The Sponsors/Exhibitors


Membership Meeting

CCDA's President, Past-President, and President-Elect will provide current information and updates, the historical legacy, future priorities, and opportunities to contribute to CCDA. Individuals curious to learn more about the organization, or interested in increasing their involvement with CCDA are encouraged to attend.

Closing Keynote 

2:00 - 2:45 PM

Lakeisha Mathews,

NCDA President-Elect

"GROWing Forward" Using Coaching Techniques to Help Clients Thrive during Times of Change

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Lakeisha Mathews is Director of the Career and Professional Development Center at the University of Baltimore and is also the owner of a career coaching business called Right Resumes & Career Coaching, LLC which she launched in 2012. 

Mrs. Mathews holds several industry certifications as a Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP), Certified Professional Career Coach, Certified Professional Resume Writer, Global Career Development Facilitator, Certified Business and Employer Services Professional, and is certified to teach Etiquette to Adults and Professionals.  She received her M.S. in Human Resource Development from Towson University and a B.A. in Communication from the University of Maryland College Park. Lakeisha is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership and Innovation from Wilmington University.

Lakeisha is committed to the field of career development and has served on several association committees.  In 2011, she was elected as president of the Maryland Career Development Association.  Under her direction MCDA was honored with the 2012 NCDA Southern Region Award.  In 2016, Lakeisha co-authored a chapter in the book Find Your Fit, published by the Association of Talent Development.

Lakeisha is a native of Baltimore, MD and seeks to give back to the greater Baltimore community by serving on non-profit boards and supporting workforce programs.  Lakeisha has provided pro bono employability skills training to disadvantaged youth and currently partners with the Baltimore City Youth Works program and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School to provide work opportunities for at-risk youth.

Of most importance is Lakeisha’s student-centered approach to career services.  Hearing student success stories continues to be the favorite part of her job as a Higher Education Administrator, Educator and Career Coach

Closing Comments 2:45 - 3:00 PM 

Shelby McIntyre, CCDA President

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Opportunity Drawing

**Complete conference evaluations to be entered into our opportunity drawing - we're giving away up to $100 in virtual gift cards! You'll be entered into the drawing for each post-session evaluation survey you complete, so the more sessions you attend and evaluations you submit, the higher chances you have of winning! We'll be completing the raffle post-conference and will announce winners via email.**

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