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

GCDA Conference

"Reimagining Career Development: New Trends and Best Practices"

Friday, March 16, 2018

Call for proposals now OPEN!

Deadline for submissions: Monday, January 7th 2018

Acceptance Notifications: Monday, January 15th 2018

Conference Audience:

The audience for the Georgia Career Development Association’s conference includes career development

counselors and coaches, clinical mental health counselors and therapists, human resources personnel, social

workers, corporate relations facilitators and trainers, and graduate students. Our community works in a variety of

settings from institutes of higher education to private practice, state and federal agencies, as well as non- and

for-profit organizations.

Download the conference proposal form and full instructions here.

About the Mini Conference

Join us for the third annual GCDA Mini Conference in Atlanta, GA. Our theme this year is "Reimagining Career Development: New Trends and Best Practices." We are excited to follow up last year's well received program with more informative sessions that will enable you to best serve your clients.


Visit the event page for registration information.


Emory University

Atlanta, GA


Free parking will be available for all attendees. 


4.5 expected


Before February 3:

Members: $130

Non-members: $145

Students: $50

After February 3:

Members: $145

Non-members: $170

Students: $50

Student Volunteer: $25 (Register at a discount rate to attend the conference and volunteer two hours of time helping introduce guests and setting up conference. Limit to five student volunteers.)

All prices include breakfast, lunch, parking, and CEUs

Travel Information


We welcome constituents from all across the region to the GCDA Mini Conference! The following hotels are a only short (5-10 minute) drive from the site of the conference:

Holiday Inn Express Atlanta Ne - I-85 Clairmont

Address: 2920 Clairmont Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329

The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

Address: 7 Concourse Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30328

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Perimeter Center

Address: 1501 Lake Hearn Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30319

Hampton Inn Atlanta-Perimeter Center

Address: 769 Hammond Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30328

Things to Do

Atlanta CityPASS

  • Georgia Aquarium
  • World of Coca-Cola
  • Zoo Atlanta
  • Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • Inside CNN Studio Tour
  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History 
  • College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-Fil-A Fan Experience

Center for Puppetry Arts | http://www.puppet.org

High Museum of Art | http://www.high.org

Shopping & Dining 

The Perimeter Mall

Atlantic Station

The Shops of Buckhead

Speakers and Topics

About the Keynote Speaker

Dr. Rich Feller

Rich Feller Ph.D (richfeller.com) has served as NCDA President, consultant to NASA, UN, NFL, AARP, and international and small companies. Lead trainer for the JCTC/JCDC Coach Certificate held by 8K coaches (http://www.careernetwork.org/Training-Certification-2.cfm), and Professor of Counseling and Career Development and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Colorado State University. He’s co-authored 3 books, 6 film series, and the Who You Are Matters! (onelifetools.com) game. Chief Scientist to www.youscience.com and thought leader for www.lifereimagined.org he’s presented in all 50 States and on six continents.

Keynote: "Reimagining Career Development: Helping our clients move forward in their career transition"

This interactive and video enhanced presentation will engage participants to examine their own career transitions as they evaluate tips, tools and techniques useful in helping clients navigate a lifetime of transitions.

Conference Schedule at a Glance

 Check-in, Breakfast, Introductions:   8:00AM-9:00AM
 Keynote:  9:00AM-10:30AM
 Break/Networking:   10:30AM-10:45AM
 Breakout Session #1  10:45AM-11:45AM
 Lunch  11:45PM-12:45PM
 Breakout Session #2  12:45PM-1:45PM
 Break/Networking  1:45PM-2:00PM
 Breakout Session #3

 Closing and Conference Adjourns  3:00PM

Not sure what to expect? Download last year's program booklet here!

Program Details

Full program available soon. 

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