To increase public awareness of the importance of career development.
To promote professionalism in the field of career development.
To increase awareness of the importance of counseling in HR fields.
To provide networking opportunities.
To exchange information, best practices, and trends in the industry.
To maintain quality in our knowledge and skills as changes occur in the workforce.
To assist with credentialing.
To have fun!
GCDA began in January 1998 when seven individuals met with Jennifer Kahnweiler, the NCDA Southern Regional Trustee and Jane Goodman, a Past President of NCDA, with the goal of forming a state division devoted to promoting career development in Georgia.
On that day, officers were elected and objectives were developed for the Georgia Career Development Association. Planning began for a Professional Development Institute to be held at Motorola Corporation, speakers were obtained, and registration material sent to members of NCDA residing in Georgia. The response exceeded expectations, and GCDA became a reality.
Jewell Craig Meringer was elected President. Other officers included: Janis Ashkin, Mary Lee Tripoli, Jackie Twiggs, and Lanie Damon.
As a result of the energy, enthusiasm and commitment of the first members, GCDA won NCDA's Outstanding State Division Award that first year and again in 2017.
Bethany Mills 2017-2018
Kali DeWald 2018-2019
Danielle Rubinstein, 2019-2020
Maggie O'Brien, 2020-2021