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National Career Development Month

November is National Career Development Month. MCDA is preparing now. To learn more, contact Career Development Month Chair, Safiya Stewart-Sagoua at MCDA.cdmonth@mdcareers.org

Upcoming events

MCDA Annual Conference

We are in the process of planning for our April 2018 conference. Please check back for more information including the call for proposals in November.

MCDA 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.


  • 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.

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NCDA Honors

Congratulations to Marylanders honored this year (2016) by the the National Career Development Association:  


Marilyn Maze, Presidential Recognition Award

Karol Taylor, Outstanding Career Practitioner

MCDA Officers for 2017-2018

President:  Sabira Vohra
President-Elect: Ebony Scurry Contreras
Past-President: Ronda Ansted
Treasurer: Alyssa Best
Secretary: Joan Freedman

The term for holding offices is July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. To learn more about the positions please visit the volunteer opportunities on the MCDA website or click here to be taken directly to the page.


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.

MCDA, c/o Lisa Oliver
P.O. Box 553
Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Make check or money order payable to MCDA
Email:  MCDA.Info@MDCareers.org

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