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2024 MCDA Hybrid Conference

Career Development through Change, Adaptability, and Growth

In-Person at University of Baltimore or Virtual on Zoom
9 am - 4:30 pm, Friday, May 17, 2024

This one day Conference will be Hybrid.  The In-person Conference will take place at the University of Baltimore.  Those who choose to attend virtually will use Zoom to access the same content as the in-person attendees and use the Chat feature to ask questions.  Coffee breaks and lunch are included in the In-person registration fee.  We hope you will attend in-person, if possible, to take advantage of the networking opportunities and learn from each other.

Conference Schedule

9 – 9:15 am

Opening Remarks by Dr. Sujata Ives

9:15-10:15 am

Keynote: Interconnection of Career Development and Mental Health Dr. Carolyn Jones, NCDA President

10:15 – 10:30 am

Musical Interlude 1

10:30 – 11:20 am

1a: Activate Success for Change, Adaptability, and Growth by Dr. Sujata Ives

1b: Boost Your Revenue by Identifying Your Ideal Client by Anne Herbster

11:20 – 11:30 pm

Musical Interlude 2

11:30 – 12:20 pm

2a:  Building Adaptability: Culturally Informed Interventions That Boost Career Counseling Effectiveness by Dr. Courtney Gasser and Rebecca Raub

2b: Making Maryland the State that Serves: Service as a Pathway to Education and Employment by Lisa K. Bishop

12:20 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch and Discussion

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

3a:  Empowering Students through the Challenge Mindset: A New Approach to Career Development by Colleen Leary

3b:  Be Well: Integrating Preventive Measures to Boost Work Quality by Dr. Stephanie Pair

1:50 – 2:00 pm

Musical Interlude 2

2:00 – 2: 50 pm

4a:  Cultural Responsiveness and Inclusion in the Workforce through Registered Apprenticeship Programs by Dr. Masica Jordan Alston

4b:  Navigating Workplace Conflict: How to Have More Influence, Less Drama, and Better Collaboration by Karin Hurt

2:50 – 3:00 pm

Closing and Raffle

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm


  1. We will apply for NBCC Clock Hours.
  2. Virtual attendees: All Sessions are BYOF – Bring Your Own Food and beverage – please plan ahead.
  3. Sessions are 50 minutes with a 1-minute break between sessions, except between Session 4 and the Closing session.
  4. We cannot record sessions so everyone must attend at the time the session is offered.
  5. Raffle gifts will be given during Closing Remarks. Gifts will either be digital gifts or will be mailed to the recipient by the donor
For questions, email Marilyn Maze and Rose Howard at

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