• 2020 Annual Conference

DON'T MISS THE 

MCDA ANNUAL Conference  

April 2 & 3, 2020! 



Re-connect with colleagues from the DMV area. Learn and grow professionally. Take advantage of five workshops with three concurrent sessions.

Click here to register.

Please note our cancellation policy: Requests to cancel your registration must be made no later than March 23, 2020 by emailing your request to Lisa Oliver at info.mcda@mdcareers.org. A $25 cancellation fee will be applied. No refunds will be available after March 31, 2020.


Registration by mail?

Click here to download the registration form.


15 Workshops 

(5 Workshops each with 3 Concurrent Sessions)




Stay at the Sheraton. Click here to register at a special discounted rate.

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities

Take advantage of one of our sponsorship packages and reach eager professionals with your product  or services information.

Register here to become a sponsor or exhibitor. Please send your business logo to Lisa Oliver (mcda.info@mdcareers.org) by Monday, March 9, 2020.

Click here to download the 2020 Conference Sponsorship/Exhibitor/Advertiser Form.

Click here to download the 2020 Conference Sponsorship/Exhibitor/Advertiser Prospectus.

Keynote – Thursday, April 2, 2020

In Praise of Being Lost in Career

Barry L. Davis, MS, CTC, CMCS




Keynote – Friday, April 3, 2020

The Long Road: A Leadership Journey

(It Takes Courage to Change & Lead)

Sue E. Pressman, Ph.D.

Meet the Speakers


3 Most Significant Global Career and Compensation Trend

Heather Yang


Building Career Adaptability with Culturally-Diverse Clients: Promoting Career Development through Theory, Research, and Practice

Courtney Gasser, Ph.D.

Co-Presenter, Morgan Vice, LGPC



Résumés 2.0

Suja Joseph, GCDF


Career Design for Social Impact: Guiding Those Who Want to Make A Difference to Meaningful Careers

Ronda Ansted, DMgt, MSW

Reflecting on Unhappy Childhood Memories for Greater Career Clarity

Danielle Menditch

LCSW, GCDFI, CCSP

Post-Recession Job Clubs: A Community-Based Intensive Incubator for Older Long-Term Unemployed Workers

Janet Glover-Kerkvliet

NCC, LCPC, GCDF

Helping Clients Cope with Bias During the Job Search Process

Lakeisha Mathews

GCDF, CPRW, CPCC, CFCC, CFJST


Career Counseling Issues 2030: Marginalized Communities

Janelle Bettis, Ed.D

Co-Presenter, Melissa Wheeler

Leveraging the Power of Networking Authentically for You and Your Clients

Rachel Loock, MS, ACC

Promoting Pathway to Post-secondary Education for Vulnerable Students

Michelle E. Daley, Ed.D.

Co-Presenter, Isaiah E. Ellis


Developing Salary Negotiation Tactics to Encourage Pay Equity for Women

Paula Brand

MS, GCDF, CPRW, JCTC

Career Development: Experiences Developing, Leading, and Participating in a Career & Learning Circle Program for College Alumni

Marja Humphrey, Ph.D.

Co-Presenters, Rachel Fager and Tammy J. Halstead


Beyond the Resume: Working with Clients Who Want to Start a Business

Karen James Chopra, LPC, MCC, NCC

Careers and College: Supporting First-Generation College Students Across the Lifespan

Melissa Wheeler, Ph.D.

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