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UPDATE: THE MCDA 2020 Conference 

has BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2020.

WATCH THIS SPACE

FOR THE  new 2020 FALL DATE. 



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

Attend Thursday and Friday and receive up to 8.25 NBCC Clock Hours. 

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 mcda.info@mdcareers.org. A $25 cancellation fee will be applied. No refunds will be available after March 31, 2020.





Stay at the Sheraton. 

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Contact us to become a sponsor or exhibitor. 

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, T. Benee' Edwards, D.B.A


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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