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MCDA Annual Conference

"Tradition vs. Innovation: Developing Career Pathways in a Rapidly Changing World"

April 23-24, 2015
DoubleTree Hotel, Columbia, MD


Our Vision:

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?

Upcoming events

April 23, 2015 6:00 PM • DoubleTree Hotel, Columbia
April 24, 2015 8:00 AM • DoubleTree Hotel, Columbia, Maryland
June 11, 2015 9:00 AM • Chesapeake College in Wye Mills Routes 50 and 21 Wye Mills, MD 21679

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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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