The State Chapter of the National Career Development Association

Professional Development and Networking Events

Upcoming events

    • Friday, March 15, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Google Meet

    Don't miss out on our exciting monthly event, 

    Book at Noon, happening every third Friday of the month

    with the Reading & Resource Hub.

    Join us on March 15th at Noon 

    for an afternoon filled with knowledge and fun.

    See you there!

    Just a quick reminder that we are reading "The Search: Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World" by Bruce Feiler.

    For our next meeting on March 15th,

    we will be discussing chapters 6 and 7 from

    the third section titled

    "The Six Questions to Ask in a Workquake."

    During our last meeting, we had a great discussion about the book's second section titled "The One Truth About Work." Our participants drew from their experience as career professionals to engage in the conversation.

    If you are interested in joining us for the discussion but haven't had the chance to get the book, don't worry! You are still welcome to join us. We will be meeting at noon, so feel free to bring your lunch and network with other career professionals.

    The Search is available on Amazon for less than $20 

    The Search was featured on NPR in June 2023 on the show Here and Now.

    • Friday, May 03, 2024
    • Oglethorpe University

    Six Resilience Challenges of Career Development

    This session will explore the nature of challenges—opportunities, and problems—arising in the workplace and beyond. We will review evidence for resilience as an active process and explore a framework of tools and capabilities (“resilience muscles”) that support challenge-readiness. Applying the model first to ourselves and then to the people we serve, we will discuss strategies for increasing effectiveness and well-being in the context of core career challenges. We will leave with practical action steps.


    • Explore an evidence-based framework for understanding resilience as an active process

    • Build self-awareness of resilience tools and building blocks and set personal development intentions

    • Apply the resilience framework to six common career development challenges

    Dr. Linda Hoopes | PhD I/O Psychology |

    President, Resilience Alliance

    Linda L. Hoopes, Ph.D. is the founder and president of Resilience Alliance, an organization focused on helping individuals and organizations learn to thrive in turbulence. She is the author of Prosilience: Building Your Resilience for a Turbulent World and Managing Change with Personal Resilience, and has recently launched the Six Challenges project, a series of co-authored works including Embracing Another Normal: Resilience Stories and Strategies for Raising Children with Disabilities (with subject-matter expert Kris Burbank) and a forthcoming book on Six Challenges in Career Development (with career counselors Jan Cummings and Michele DeRosa).

    A licensed psychologist and former college professor, Linda has served on the faculties of Georgia Tech, Colby College, and Rutgers University. She also served as the research director for ODR, a change-management consulting firm, where she developed the Personal Resilience Profile, an assessment designed for personal development that has been translated into 13 languages. She leads a global community of practice in the area of personal and team resilience.

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