MCDA Annual Conference


"Meaningful Career, Meaningful Life"

Another great conference just concluded on April 29th, 2016 with our largest attendance ever!

Couldn't make it this year? Click here to see what you missed.

Stay tuned for information about
next year's conference



MCDA’s vision is that all career professionals provide the most effective and efficient services in an ethical manner.

Our Mission:

The Maryland Career Development Association’s (MCDA) mission is to promote a forum where career professionals network and share resources to ensure the quality of career services to the standards of the National Career Development Association.

MCDA is:

  • A state organization devoted to maintaining and promoting ethical standards and professionalism.
  • A forum for innovative and creative ideas and professional development.
  • A roundtable to increase awareness of the new global workplace and its effect on careers of the future.
  • An opportunity to deal with rapid change that demands flexibility and awareness. 


Why be a Member?

MCDA Officers for 2015-2016

We are pleased to announce our leadership for the coming year!

President:  Sue Gordon

President-Elect: Ronda Ansted

Past-President: Carolyn Owens

Treasurer: Alyssa Best

Secretary: Rebecca Benner

The term for holding offices is July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. To learn more about the the positions please visit the volunteer opportunities on the MCDA website or click this link to be taken directly to the page -

Upcoming events

June 03, 2016 11:00 AM (EDT) • American University, Room MGC 200

MCDA Newsletter

Learn what's going on with MCDA! 

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NCDA Honors

Congratulations to Marylanders honored this year (2014-2015) by the the National Career Development Association:  

Janet Wall, NCDA Fellow 

Diana Bailey, NCDA Merit Award Recipient 

Upcoming events

June 03, 2016 11:00 AM (EDT) • American University, Room MGC 200


MCDA is a division of the Maryland Counseling Association (MCA), formerly known as the Maryland Association for Counseling and Development (MACD) which in turn is a branch of the American Counseling Association (ACA). MCDA is a state division of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) which is in turn a division of ACA. When you join MCDA, you will be offered the option to become a member of MCA. While recommended, membership in NCDA and ACA is not required.

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