The State Chapter of the National Career Development Association

The Power of Partnering in Career Development: Learning from Stories of Collaboration

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


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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.

1.75 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.  

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.

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