2019 Professional Development Institute
The WCDA invites you to join us at our 4th annual Professional Development Institute on Friday, May 17th, 2019. Returning to the PNW is Dr. Brian Hutchinson, who will share his exciting insights on the intersection of social justice and career development work. We'll also feature breakout sessions on topics including pay discrimination and working with employers to promote equitable hiring practices.
SCHEDULE will be published shortly. The deadline to register is May 10 so be sure to confirm your registration by then.
Hotel Information: Redmond Inn, 17601 Redmond Way Redmond, WA 98052. $89/night plus tax. To book, click here or call 425.883.4900 and ask for the Washington Career Development Association group rate. Reservations must be made by April 16, 2019 or until group block is full (whichever occurs first) to receive the group rate.
For the first time, the WCDA is offering five scholarships to the 2019 annual WCDA Professional Development Institute on 5/17/19 in Sammamish, WA. These scholarships cover the cost of the PDI registration and are available to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students with a demonstrated interest in career development work. Scholarship recipients will be responsible for the $15 annual student membership fee (if they are not already members of the WCDA) and must agree to limited volunteer duties including: checking in PDI attendees, providing technical assistance to speakers, or setting up the rooms. Students are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. To apply for the scholarship, students should fill out the application by April 1, 2019. We will also offer discounted registration for current students who are not selected for funding.
About Brian Hutchison, Ph.D., LPC, MCC
Brian Hutchison, is an Associate Professor at New Jersey City University, and was formerly at the University of Missouri – Saint Louis. Dr. Hutchison is the President of the Asia Pacific Career Development Association (APCDA), Treasurer of the National Career Development Association (NCDA), Past President of the Missouri Career Development Association (MoCDA), Editor of the Asia Pacific Career Development Association journal, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Humanistic Counseling. His scholarship can be broadly described as focused within two primary counseling domains, school counseling and career coaching/counseling. These broad themes are infused into three primary scholarship areas: international issues in career/ school counseling, career theory and practice integration, and counselor training/ education broadly defined.
Brian is the founder of the St. Louis Cultural Competence Institute and an active advocate for intergroup contact and empathy after Michael Brown Jr.’s death in Ferguson, MO in August 2014. For this work, Dr. Hutchison received the 2014-15 Social Justice Advocacy Award from the Association of Humanistic Counseling and has been featured in several regional and national media outlets including the Counseling Today article “Storytelling and hope in Ferguson” (November 17, 2014).