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WCDA Events

The Washington Career Development Association (WCDA) puts on regional and statewide events for our members and prospective members. These events, whether social mixers, webinars, or development events, are excellent opportunities for Career Development professionals to network and expand their knowledge of the field. 

Past events have included NCDA recaps, guest speakers, and annual Professional Development Institutes. If you have suggestions for upcoming events, please email info@mywcda.org with your feedback. In the meantime, please check out our calendar and quarterly newsletter for information on upcoming events.

Quarterly Professional Development Opportunities
As WCDA continues to grow and expand we will strive to offer our members quarterly professional development events. Watch our events listing for upcoming events near you or email us to host your own training or event. 

Annual PDI Conference

The WCDA hosts an annual Professional Development Institute (PDI) featuring internationally known and respected career counselors and trainers. This event provides skills development to career professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Upcoming Events

    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • Dakota Cafe

    You’re invited to the Ellensburg Fall Career Development meetup with the WCDA Central Washington Chapter! 

    When: Thursday, 10/24/19, 12:00pm--1:30pm

    Where: Dakota Cafe

    417 N. Pearl St.

    Ellensburg, WA 98926

    Questions: Shianne Lowe, (509) 925-5311

    Menu options: menu 

                    Come collaborate with other professionals in the career development field as we discuss local challenges, share resources for best practices, and plan our next professional development opportunities. You are welcome to order lunch (personal expense); our tables are reserved on the back North side of the cafe. And don’t forget to bring your business cards for a prize drawing (that’s right, get excited). 

                   Can’t make it? Consider joining our Yakima event! See events: events  

    Thanks for registering, we look forward to seeing you!

    • 19 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
    • Bridgeview Resource Center - Vancouver, WA

    The SW chapter of WCDA invites local career and workforce professionals to our fall meetup, on the theme "Guiding Career Pathways."

    The purpose of the meetup is to connect with local professionals while sharing and learning how we are guiding clients and students toward career pathways. 

    Here are some other things you can expect at the meetup:

    • Share upcoming career/workforce events in your organization
    • Hear about statewide professional development and presentation opportunities through WCDA
    • Discuss collaborative opportunities in our career pathways work
    • Brainstorm ideas for future Southwest Chapter events and programming
    • Learn about our new Southwest Chapter LinkedIn group!

    No registration fee. Please register via link provided.  Invite colleagues and other interested professionals or prospective professionals to register, as well!

    For more information about WCDA membership, click here

    Location: Bridgeview Resource Center, Classroom B

    505 Omaha Way 

    Vancouver, WA 98661

    Date/Time: November 19, 9-11am

    Parking: free parking on site, no permit required

Past Events

21 Oct 2019 Yakima Fall Career Development Meetup
17 May 2019 4th Annual Professional Development Institute
30 Apr 2019 Webinar--Beat the Bots with Amanda Ostrove of JobScan
26 Feb 2019 Webinar- Aptitude Testing and Research with Anne Steiner, Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation
30 Jan 2019 SW WCDA Winter Kickoff
13 Dec 2018 Puget Sound Chapter Holiday Gathering
05 Dec 2018 WCDA Webinar: LinkedIn for Job Seekers and Career Professionals
05 Dec 2018 Central Washington Fall Career Development Meetup
06 Nov 2018 Washington Workforce Conference 2018: Powerful Partnerships: Building the Talent Pipeline
30 Oct 2018 SW WA Career-Workforce Development Meeting
26 Oct 2018 NCDA Career Practitioner Institute
19 Oct 2018 Puget Sound Chapter Networking Social
15 Sep 2018 Planning Party! Puget Sound Chapter on Saturday, Sept 15th
08 Feb 2018 What's New with Dependable Strengths Webinar on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6:30pm
02 Feb 2017 How to Negotiate a Job Offer
04 Feb 2016 Bestselling Author, Daniel Seddiqui
08 Jan 2016 Sport Sales Summit
07 Dec 2015 "Fixing the American Workforce" with Steven Hill at Seattle Town Hall, followed by a Social
05 Nov 2015 Keynote with Regional Labor Economist, Dr. Anneliese Vance-Sherman
01 Oct 2015 Kick-off Meeting for 2015/2016 Season
25 Aug 2015 Best of NCDA Webinar on Tues, Aug 25 3 pm to 5 pm
07 May 2015 Networking Meet-Up with the Washington Career Development Association
05 Mar 2015 Overcoming the Career Obstacles of the Bottom 25%
07 Feb 2015 Gates Foundation Visitor Center Tour
08 Jan 2015 Recruiter Panel
06 Nov 2014 A Coaching Workshop: Creating results with those who matter to you
02 Oct 2014 Dana Manciagli, Global Career Expert, Speaker, Private Coach, and Author of Cut the Crap, Get a Job
21 Sep 2014 Join us for a social!
05 Jun 2014 Inside Puget Sound Business Journal
01 May 2014 Live Your Truth Workshop: Discover Your Essence by Stacy Duhon
05 Apr 2014 Best Practices--Saturday, April 5th
06 Mar 2014 Second Chances: Providing Career Assistance to People with Criminal Records
06 Feb 2014 Serving People in the Disability Community
09 Jan 2014 Webinar--Facilitating Use of ONET Occupational Information by Career Changers
04 Dec 2013 Centerpoint hosts "Listening to Losses" with Trudy James
07 Nov 2013 Recruiter Panel
03 Oct 2013 PSCDA Kickoff Meeting - The Time between Dreams - Oct. 3
27 Jul 2013 Join us for a summer social!
06 Jun 2013 Using Social Media in The Job Search
02 May 2013 Mature Workers Panel
06 Apr 2013 Spring Best Practices Meeting
02 Mar 2013 Personal Branding Workshop - a special mini-conference with Maren Finzer
07 Feb 2013 Networking - Just do it!
03 Jan 2013 The 6 Important Things Every Career Professional Should Know about LinkedIn.
06 Dec 2012 Economic and Occupational Trends in King County
01 Nov 2012 Helping Veterans Find Their Place: Identity, Transition, Employment
04 Oct 2012 Recruiter Panel
07 Jun 2012 Personal Branding
03 May 2012 In Pursuit of the Perfect Career
07 Apr 2012 Best Practices: Learn from your colleagues!
01 Mar 2012 Online Career & Job (Hunt) Resources: Treasure Trove for Career Professionals and Their Clients, Students, Job Seekers, and the Career-Perplexed
02 Feb 2012 February Interviewing Panel
05 Jan 2012 New Year's Professional Networking Event
01 Dec 2011 Dying to Go On with Tracey Conway
03 Nov 2011 Career Victory Today with Tom Jackson
06 Oct 2011 Recruiter Panel
02 Jun 2011 PSCDA Benefit Dinner: Influencing Your Success and Others
02 May 2011 Changing Careers During Changing Times: Helping Clients Through Transition
02 Apr 2011 Best Practices Practices Saturday
03 Mar 2011 What Coaching and Counseling Contribute
03 Feb 2011 Grow Your Career and Business with Podcasting
02 Dec 2010 Recruiter Panel
04 Nov 2010 Clients Benefit From the Amazing Power of Career Contentment
07 Oct 2010 Puget Sound Industry Cluster Insights and Opportunities
03 Jun 2010 Annual Networking Dinner: Marilyn Richards
25 May 2010 Help Wanted on Main Street: Green Jobs and Growing Industries
01 Apr 2010 Resiliency in Times of Challenge with Cal Crow
13 Mar 2010 PSCDA Presents "Best Practices"
04 Feb 2010 Prepping Your Client to Get the Job: Telemeeting with Lou Adler
03 Dec 2009 Dan Keusal at CCMV
05 Nov 2009 Linda Panter Telemeeting
07 Oct 2009 Sarah Van Gelder at CCMV
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