A State Chapter of the
National Career Development Association (NCDA)

Professional Development and Networking Events

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, September 28, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Mercer University - 2930 Flowers Rd. South Atlanta, GA 30341

    Leaving Our Library Silos - Coalition Work in 2017 ...

    The Power of Partnering in Career Development:

    Learning from Stories of Collaboration

    At the end of the day, we all want to provide the best service we can to our clients and students. And sometimes that means referring to another expert or seeking insight from colleagues about how to handle a unique situation. Through GCDA, we want to provide an opportunity to learn both from experts in related disciplines – but also from each other. And this event allows you to do both.

    Join fellow colleagues on Saturday, 9/28 from 10am-2pm where we’ll start with a panel discussion of experts in mental health and recruiting. We will then have a chance to connect with each other around topics of interest, including best practices around LinkedIn, webinar creation/execution, job trends, and self-care.

    CEU's will be awarded!


    10-11:15 - Panel

    11:15-11:30 - Break/Networking

    11:30-11:55 - Rotation #1

    12:00-12:30 - Rotation #2

    12:30-1:10 - Lunch

    1:10-1:35 - Rotation #3

    1:35-2:00 - Rotation #4


    Howard Arden

    Talent Acquisition Specialist, Novo Health Services

    Howard's career spans over 30 years in the Human Resources field with companies such as Travelers Insurance, Panasonic, Home Depot, Jewish Family & Career Services and now Talent Acquisition Specialist with Novo Health Services.  His experience is in Recruiting, Training and Legal Compliance. While with Panasonic, he worked as a Recruiter and EEO Supervisor which also included attending HR training in Japan.

    Howard is currently responsible for the hiring of both exempt and non-exempt positions for Novo Health Services. Howard is a native of Norwalk, Connecticut. He holds a BA degree from Fordham University in Bronx, NY.

    Kalpana Murthy

    Licensed Professional Counselor, Career Coach, EMDR Psychotherapist

    Genuine Connection, Owner, Private Practice

    Kalpana Murthy is a certified EMDR trauma therapist, brain health coach, and career coach who has been a psychotherapist for 12 years.  She specializes in brain science-based approaches to identifying and rapidly treating the root cause of issues holding clients back in their personal or professional life. Kalpana is a former senior career coach with Right Management and former career coach with Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, and has a background in corporate marketing and consulting. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt, MBA from Duke, and MS in professional counseling from Georgia State. https://www.genuine-connection.com/  

    Nadine Walley

    Search Consultant at Handler and Associates


    As an executive recruiter with Handler & Associates, she recruits for leadership positions for some of the top companies in Atlanta. Previously, Nadine was an executive career coach with the Frontier Group and also a business consultant focused on Emotional Intelligence and helping her clients get ready for the job market. Her background also includes management and senior management roles in marketing, business development, economic development, corporate responsibility and community relations with organizations such as the Georgia Department of Labor, APS Healthcare and Saint Joseph Health System. Nadine has served as a board member with the Greater North Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and volunteers with other chambers and non-profit boards.


    Nadine has a BA from the State University of New York at Binghamton and an MSA from Central Michigan University in Administration. She holds a Global Career Development Facilitator Certification from the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), Silver Certified in Resume Writing, and is a Certified EQ Coach through the Adele Leadership Institute.

Past events

Friday, May 17, 2019 GCDA May Networking Breakfast
Friday, March 15, 2019 GCDA Mini-Conference 2019
Friday, February 15, 2019 GCDA February Networking Breakfast
Friday, November 30, 2018 Mindfulness Techniques – Good for your Clients and Great for You!
Friday, November 09, 2018 GCDA's November Networking Breakfast
Friday, September 07, 2018 GCDA Fall 2018 PDI Kickoff Event
Friday, December 08, 2017 Canceled: GCDA December Networking Breakfast
Friday, October 27, 2017 GCDA October Networking Breakfast
Friday, September 22, 2017 Fall 2017 Kickoff: An Introduction to the Career Construction Interview
Thursday, June 29, 2017 GCDA Meetup at 2017 NCDA Conference
Friday, March 10, 2017 GCDA Mini-Conference 2017
Friday, December 16, 2016 Webinar: Designing & Delivering Effective Career Services
Friday, December 09, 2016 GCDA December Networking Breakfast
Friday, October 14, 2016 GCDA October Networking Breakfast
Friday, September 23, 2016 Fall 2016 Kickoff: Dr. Michelle Tullier: "Cultivating Purpose and Pivot in Clients: the Outward-Inward Career Model"
Thursday, June 30, 2016 GCDA Meetup at 2016 NCDA Conference
Friday, April 22, 2016 GCDA Mini-Conference 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016 Cross Keys High School Career Day
Friday, February 26, 2016 Spring PDI: An Ethical Dilemma: Bias and the Implications for Career Development Professionals w/ Dr. Marian Higgins
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Webinar: PayScale.com's Lydia Frank
Friday, November 13, 2015 Marietta Performance Learning Center Resume Reviews
Friday, November 06, 2015 Fall PDI: Chaos Theory of Careers: Implementing Theory Into Practice
Friday, September 25, 2015 GCDA Fabulous Fall Networking Breakfast
Friday, June 05, 2015 Spring PDI: Helping Clients Find Their Ideal Careers
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 Webinar: A Guided Tour of Glassdoor.com
Friday, January 30, 2015 GCDA Networking Breakfast
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Webinar: Telecommuting and FlexJobs Trends
Friday, November 07, 2014 Top Ten Strategies for Managing Your Career
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 GCDA Fall 2014 Kick-Off Networking Event and Author's Panel
Friday, April 25, 2014 Spring 2014 GCDA Professional Development Institute: Developing Personal Resilience
Friday, March 28, 2014 Special GCDA Webinar Event: Labor Market Outlook
Friday, January 17, 2014 GCDA Networking Breakfast
Friday, November 15, 2013 GCDA Panel Discussion on Using Social Media for Job Search, Networking and Branding
Friday, September 06, 2013 GCDA Fall 2013 Kick-Off Networking Event and Author's Panel
Monday, July 08, 2013 Summer 2013: National Career Development Association Annual Conference
Friday, June 14, 2013 GCDA Networking Breakfast
Friday, April 26, 2013 Spring 2013 Professional Development Institute Integrative Career Counseling: Working with the Whole Client
Thursday, March 07, 2013 March GCDA Networking Lunch! Lunch. Learn. Network.
Friday, February 22, 2013 GCDA February 2013 Workshop: "Launching, Leveraging, and Landing: Helping your clients take the next meaningful plunge!"
Thursday, November 15, 2012 "Inspiring Careers" Breakfast
Friday, November 02, 2012 November 2012 Workshop: Multicultural Dynamics in Career Counseling
Friday, August 24, 2012 GCDA Fall 2012 Kick-Off Networking Event and Author's Panel "Use What You Have to Get What You Want"
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 GCDA Networking Breakfast
Friday, January 20, 2012 GCDA Networking Breakfast
Friday, November 18, 2011 GCDA Networking Breakfast
Friday, September 16, 2011 GCDA Networking Breakfast
Friday, May 20, 2011 GCDA Networking Breakfast
Friday, February 18, 2011 GCDA Networking Breakfast
Friday, January 07, 2011 Dr. Jennifer B. Kahnweiler's "The Introvert’s Path to Career Success"
Friday, November 19, 2010 GCDA Networking Breakfast
Friday, October 08, 2010 Richard Knowdell: The Changing Dynamics of Career Counseling
Friday, August 20, 2010 GCDA Fall 2010 Kick-Off Networking Event
Saturday, June 19, 2010 GCDA Networking Breakfast
Friday, May 14, 2010 Becoming a LifeStyle Editor, Dr. Pam Brott
Saturday, February 13, 2010 Career Paths: The Entrepreneurial Option
Friday, December 18, 2009 GCDA Networking Breakfast
Friday, November 20, 2009 GCDA Networking Breakfast
Friday, October 23, 2009 GCDA Networking Breakfast
Friday, October 16, 2009 Leigh Moore, Government Job Processes & Opportunities
Friday, September 18, 2009 GCDA Networking Breakfast
Friday, August 28, 2009 Online Networking/Personal Branding
Friday, August 21, 2009 GCDA Networking Breakfast
Friday, July 17, 2009 GCDA Networking Breakfast
Friday, June 19, 2009 GCDA Networking Breakfast
Friday, May 15, 2009 Dr. John Krumboltz author of Social Learning Theory of Career Decision-Making (SLTCDM) Happenstance Learning Theory
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 “Career Coaching Intensive” Workshop
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