The State Chapter of the National Career Development Association

GCDA Mini-Conference 2020

  • Friday, March 06, 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Mercer University


  • Earlybird registration is available online payments
  • Three day special at original early bird price
  • Checks must be received prior to admission to event.
  • Currently enrolled graduate/undergraduate students and retirees

Registration is closed

GCDA Mini-Conference

Keep Calm & Keep Up: Strategies for Thriving as a Career Development Professional

Join GCDA for an all day professional development opportunity for

career development professionals.


Friday, March 6, 2020


Check-In: 8 a.m.


Mercer University

Atlanta Administration and Conference Center

2930 Flowers Rd. South

Atlanta, GA 30341

Free parking on site is available for all attendees.


4.5 Expected


Through February 14:

Members: $125

Non-members: $145

Students/Retirees: $50

After February 14:

Members: $145

Non-members: $170

Students/Retirees: $50

All prices include breakfast, lunch, and CEUs.

About the Keynote

Inclusive and Equitable Practices & Resources for Today's Career Development Professional by Dr. Marian Higgins, Be Inspired Counseling & Consulting and University of Georgia  

The world of career development is constantly changing and evolving leaving career development professionals with the question: How can we keep up?  With the flow of information around technology, policy, employment trends, and coaching/counseling techniques, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. This year’s conference will provide opportunities for attendees to learn and share proven strategies for performing effectively while embracing the ever-changing field of career development. Breakout sessions will focus on a variety of topics including but not limited to, staying abreast of technological innovations, maintaining awareness of overall trends in the world-of-work and career coaching, and working with specialized populations (non-US citizens, individuals looking to return to the workforce after an absence, mental health concerns, etc.). Attendees will come away with new ideas and effective strategies for thriving as a career development professional.

Conference Schedule at a Glance

 Check-in and Breakfast
  • Inclusive and Equitable Practices & Resources for Today's Career Development Professional - Dr. Marian Higgins
 Break/Networking 10:15AM-10:30AM
 Breakout Session #1 (choose one):
 Lunch with updates from NCDA and GCDA
 Breakout Session #2 (choose one):
 Break/Networking 1:30PM-1:45PM
 Panel: "Navigating Career Transitions: Challenges, Successes, and How We Can Help"
 Closing Remarks and Conference Adjourns 3:00PM
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