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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.

 - Extra! Extra! -

Registration now open for the

Fall 2016 CCDA Regional Conference!

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

Register Here!


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

8:00 am - Registration, Networking & Exhibits

9:00 am - Welcome - CCDA President's Message

9:05 am - Welcome from SJSU Leadership

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)

 Register Here!



Read our Spring 2016 CCDA Journal!

Read our Spring 2016 Newsletter!

Webinars, Workshops and Mixers!

Mark Your Calendar:  

 Sacramento CCDA Chapter event:

Wednesday, October 26 2016 at William Jessup University 2121 University Ave, Rocklin

6pm-8pm in the Edrington Room

The presentation will focus on the New World of Work 21st Century Skills initiatives rolled out by the Foundation for Community Colleges.

  •  Shannon Wells- Foundation for California Community Colleges
  • Charmaign Lomastro- Folsom Lake College


$10 CCDA Members

$15 Non- Members

$5 Students

To Register Click Here

 Contact: Chapter Chair:  Mary Konow:

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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  • Leadership Academy

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  • Career Mentor Program

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