Save the Date and Call for Proposals

Are you interested in becoming more involved with WCDA? We have the perfect opportunity for you! WCDA is looking for volunteer presenters for our upcoming professional development event.  What: “WCDA Professional Development Event: Employability Skills”    When: Friday, November 10, 2017 Where: Madison, Wisconsin Theme: Employability Skills. The theme for our upcoming professional development event is Employability Skills. Topic ideas …

From Career Advisor to Career Connector: Best Practices in College Career Service Delivery Models at Madison Area Technical College and Letters and Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison

In May 2013, Andy Chan, Vice President for Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University, delivered a trailblazing TED Talk titled, “‘Career Services Must Die.” Chan’s TED talk addressed many of the challenges faced by traditional college career services advisors-especially those serving students majoring in the liberal arts. Liberal arts students tended to wait …

WCDA Graduate Student Spotlight: Jenni McKay

Jenni McKay What is your favorite part about being a graduate student in the career development field? Besides all of the great learning I’m doing in the areas of counseling skill building, career development theory, assessment tools, and resources, I also greatly value the opportunities I have to build relationships with not only my classmates …

Photos from the STRENGTHS professional development event held on May 5, 2017

The Wisconsin Career Development Association held a STRENGTHS professional development event on May 5, 2017. This event quickly reached capacity (we had a waiting list). Professionals from numerous colleges/universities/organizations participated in the event, including: — Blackhawk Technical College — Bryant and Stratton College — Cooperative Education Service Agency (CESA #1) — Gateway Technical College — …

FORWARD Thinking and Find Us

In an effort to keep you involved and informed, WCDA launched a social media initiative. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and WordPress. Also, to expand our FORWARD thinking, we have updated the WCDA website. Here is information on how to find us. When you find us, follow us. WCDA Website = www.wcda.org Facebook …

Previous Event: Strengths Workshop

Strengths Workshop for Career Development Professionals Your StrengthsQuest adventure begins with a 30-minute online assessment. Assessment instructions will be emailed to all registered participants. Please complete your strengths assessment by Monday, April 24, 2017 by midnight. After you complete the StrengthQuest assessment, you will receive a customized report that lists your top five signature themes. Please …

NCDA Recorded Webinar: Maximize Your Strengths

Maximize Your Strengths to Thrive in Your Professional Life. Presented by Cori Shaff, M.Ed. Learn how to use your strengths to thrive in your professional role. You are encouraged to complete the StrengthsFinder assessment before viewing the webinar. Click here to view the webinar There is no cost to view this webinar, courtesy of National Career Development …

WCDA Member Spotlight: April McHugh

April McHugh is the President of Wisconsin Career Development Association What is your favorite part about being a career development professional? Truly being able to assist others in making positive changes in their lives.  It is a honor to be a part of such a wonderful process and join people on their career and life journeys! …