Missouri Career Development Association

About MoCDA

Our Mission

Missouri Career Development Association (MoCDA) provides opportunities for professional development, connections and collaboration among Missouri area career development professionals.  MoCDA advocates for issues related to career development and promotes integrity and professionalism within the field. MoCDA is inclusive of students and professionals engaged in the career development field; constituencies include Higher Education, K-12 Schools, Agencies, Private Practice, Corporate and Government.

MoCDA is a Division of the American Counseling Association of Missouri (ACAM) and a chartered State Chapter of the National Career Development Association (NCDA).

The History of MoCDA

MoCDA was founded in 2011 and membership averages 60-80 members statewide each year. We are a division of the American Counseling Association of Missouri and a Chartered State Chapter of the National Career Development Association.

Our organization exists to connect career development practitioners across the state of Missouri and provide professional development opportunities to our members. Our professional development includes typically includes 2-3 webinars per year, 2 roundtable discussions, and 1 in–person professional development event. We strive to be able to provide CEU’s as often as possible for the benefit of our members.

Previous large scale in-person professional development events include:

  • Finding Employment that Works for Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, Columbia, MO July 2015
  • ACAM Annual Conference and MoCDA Exposition Day, Jefferson City, MO, April 2015
  • Strengths Educator Training, Gallup & Missouri Career Development Association, Columbia, MO, March 2014
  • ACAM Annual Conference and MoCDA Exposition Day, Jefferson City, MO,  April 2013 
  • Career Development to Type: Customizing the Career Counseling Experience for Students and Clients, CPP & Missouri Career Development Association, St. Louis, MO, March 2012

Recognition 

  • NCDA Outstanding State Division Award (2015)
  • NCDA Established State Division Award (2014)
  • NCDA State Career Development Association Activity Award (2013)
  • NCDA Outstanding State Division Award-Midwest Region (2012)
  • NCDA Outstanding State Division Award-Midwest Region (2011)

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Missouri Career Development Association is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization

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