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

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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.

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Save $100 on the Empowered Entrepreneur Program (EEP)

MCDA is proud to partner with Past President Ronda Ansted, founder of Be the Change Career Consulting, to provide an Empowered Entrepreneur Program for aspiring private practitioners. This eight-week program will help you to build a solid foundation for a private career counseling or coaching practice so that you can turn your expertise into a thriving business or side gig.

The program runs from January 11- March 9, 2022 and is self-paced with four 2-hour live zoom sessions every two weeks starting on Wednesday, January 26 (recordings will be available to all participants).

All MCDA members are eligible for $100 off of the program and 8 clock hours of continuing education.

To register, please email proof of MCDA membership (i.e. confirmation email of membership enrollment or renewal) to sherimahaney1@gmail.com for a registration link and coupon code for $100 off.

Click here to learn more or schedule a 15 minute consultation to see if the Empowered Entrepreneur Program is right for you.

Don't miss out on the money saving benefits members receive by joining MCDA.

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Our newsletter is sent by email to over 1000 career professionals.

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  • 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.


MCDA is a division of the Maryland Counseling Association (MCA), 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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5430 Campbell Boulevard #113
White Marsh, Maryland 21162

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