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WCDA Events

The Washington Career Development Association (WCDA) hosts 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.

Josefina Magana, WCDA President at the May 2023 PDI in Ellensburg, WA.

Upcoming Events

No events available.

Past Events

May 17, 2024 2024 Professional Development Institute (PDI)
April 23, 2024 Central Washington Chapter Spring Industry Tour
February 08, 2024 Asperger’s/Autism Employment Coach Certification
January 09, 2024 Integrating AI in Career Development
May 19, 2023 2023 Professional Development Institute (PDI)
April 13, 2023 Life Design with Kathleen Lindenmayer
March 14, 2023 Central Washington Chapter Winter Gathering
January 25, 2023 FCD Training for WCDA Members
December 14, 2022 FCD Training Course Information Session
November 04, 2022 WCDA Central Chapter Fall 2022 Meet & Greet
September 28, 2022 N. Puget Sound Chapter Career Café
May 20, 2022 WCDA Professional Development Institute
April 29, 2022 Tour Pacific Northwest University in Yakima!
March 22, 2022 Position Your Authority by Building a Dynamic Brand
February 15, 2022 Create Conversations that Excite, Motivate and Inspire!
December 07, 2021 Why and How to Make a Presentation Proposal
August 17, 2021 Fall Central Chapter Meet-up, featuring Career Connect!
May 21, 2021 2021 Professional Development Institute
May 04, 2021 SW Chapter Spring Meetup
March 30, 2021 Trauma Informed Career Development: Building Self-Efficacy in Trauma Survivors
January 21, 2021 Economic Influences for Career Development Innovation
November 05, 2020 Motivational Interviewing for Career Practitioners
October 13, 2020 Stages of Change: Helping People Take Action
August 04, 2020 SW Chapter Summer Virtual Meeting: Meaningful Work in the Midst of Change
May 15, 2020 WCDA Virtual Career Development Conference
April 22, 2020 SW Chapter Virtual Meeting: COVID-19 Regional Workforce Impact and Response
April 14, 2020 WCDA-Central Washington Networking Event
January 29, 2020 Lunch and Learn Webinar: Empowering Students to Determine their Ideal Internship
November 19, 2019 Guiding Career Pathways: Southwest WA Career Development Meetup
October 24, 2019 Ellensburg Fall Career Development Meetup
October 21, 2019 Yakima Fall Career Development Meetup
May 17, 2019 4th Annual Professional Development Institute
April 30, 2019 Webinar--Beat the Bots with Amanda Ostrove of JobScan
February 26, 2019 Webinar- Aptitude Testing and Research with Anne Steiner, Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation
January 30, 2019 SW WCDA Winter Kickoff
December 13, 2018 Puget Sound Chapter Holiday Gathering
December 05, 2018 WCDA Webinar: LinkedIn for Job Seekers and Career Professionals
December 05, 2018 Central Washington Fall Career Development Meetup
November 06, 2018 Washington Workforce Conference 2018: Powerful Partnerships: Building the Talent Pipeline
October 30, 2018 SW WA Career-Workforce Development Meeting
October 26, 2018 NCDA Career Practitioner Institute
October 19, 2018 Puget Sound Chapter Networking Social
September 15, 2018 Planning Party! Puget Sound Chapter on Saturday, Sept 15th
February 08, 2018 What's New with Dependable Strengths Webinar on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6:30pm
February 02, 2017 How to Negotiate a Job Offer
February 04, 2016 Bestselling Author, Daniel Seddiqui
January 08, 2016 Sport Sales Summit
December 07, 2015 "Fixing the American Workforce" with Steven Hill at Seattle Town Hall, followed by a Social
November 05, 2015 Keynote with Regional Labor Economist, Dr. Anneliese Vance-Sherman
October 01, 2015 Kick-off Meeting for 2015/2016 Season
August 25, 2015 Best of NCDA Webinar on Tues, Aug 25 3 pm to 5 pm
May 07, 2015 Networking Meet-Up with the Washington Career Development Association
March 05, 2015 Overcoming the Career Obstacles of the Bottom 25%
February 07, 2015 Gates Foundation Visitor Center Tour
January 08, 2015 Recruiter Panel
November 06, 2014 A Coaching Workshop: Creating results with those who matter to you
October 02, 2014 Dana Manciagli, Global Career Expert, Speaker, Private Coach, and Author of Cut the Crap, Get a Job
September 21, 2014 Join us for a social!
June 05, 2014 Inside Puget Sound Business Journal
May 01, 2014 Live Your Truth Workshop: Discover Your Essence by Stacy Duhon
April 05, 2014 Best Practices--Saturday, April 5th
March 06, 2014 Second Chances: Providing Career Assistance to People with Criminal Records
February 06, 2014 Serving People in the Disability Community
January 09, 2014 Webinar--Facilitating Use of ONET Occupational Information by Career Changers
December 04, 2013 Centerpoint hosts "Listening to Losses" with Trudy James
November 07, 2013 Recruiter Panel
October 03, 2013 PSCDA Kickoff Meeting - The Time between Dreams - Oct. 3
July 27, 2013 Join us for a summer social!
June 06, 2013 Using Social Media in The Job Search
May 02, 2013 Mature Workers Panel
April 06, 2013 Spring Best Practices Meeting
March 02, 2013 Personal Branding Workshop - a special mini-conference with Maren Finzer
February 07, 2013 Networking - Just do it!
January 03, 2013 The 6 Important Things Every Career Professional Should Know about LinkedIn.
December 06, 2012 Economic and Occupational Trends in King County
November 01, 2012 Helping Veterans Find Their Place: Identity, Transition, Employment
October 04, 2012 Recruiter Panel
June 07, 2012 Personal Branding
May 03, 2012 In Pursuit of the Perfect Career
April 07, 2012 Best Practices: Learn from your colleagues!
March 01, 2012 Online Career & Job (Hunt) Resources: Treasure Trove for Career Professionals and Their Clients, Students, Job Seekers, and the Career-Perplexed
February 02, 2012 February Interviewing Panel
January 05, 2012 New Year's Professional Networking Event
December 01, 2011 Dying to Go On with Tracey Conway
November 03, 2011 Career Victory Today with Tom Jackson
October 06, 2011 Recruiter Panel
June 02, 2011 PSCDA Benefit Dinner: Influencing Your Success and Others
May 02, 2011 Changing Careers During Changing Times: Helping Clients Through Transition
April 02, 2011 Best Practices Practices Saturday
March 03, 2011 What Coaching and Counseling Contribute
February 03, 2011 Grow Your Career and Business with Podcasting
December 02, 2010 Recruiter Panel
November 04, 2010 Clients Benefit From the Amazing Power of Career Contentment
October 07, 2010 Puget Sound Industry Cluster Insights and Opportunities
June 03, 2010 Annual Networking Dinner: Marilyn Richards
May 25, 2010 Help Wanted on Main Street: Green Jobs and Growing Industries
April 01, 2010 Resiliency in Times of Challenge with Cal Crow
March 13, 2010 PSCDA Presents "Best Practices"
February 04, 2010 Prepping Your Client to Get the Job: Telemeeting with Lou Adler
December 03, 2009 Dan Keusal at CCMV
November 05, 2009 Linda Panter Telemeeting
October 07, 2009 Sarah Van Gelder at CCMV
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