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.
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.
Career Work is Justice Work
Career Work is Justice Work places professional career services practice (career counseling, coaching, social work, human resources, and vocational psychology) at the nexus of career intervention and social justice. Broken into 3 sections, PDI attendees will participate in the following sections:
Section 1: This interactive workshop/ discussion will explore the ideas of social justice as they are embedded in the work we do. Participants will learn about the neuroscience behind justice ideas, how these apply to the world of work, and develop a conceptual framework for applying justice principles to your practice;
Section 2: Justice Work in Action will provide participants 3 individual interventions that foster justice and critical conciseness in practice - each intervention will be demonstrated/ practiced and then reflected upon by the group; and
Section 3 will foster participants’ own development within the paradigm of justice work including one individual and one experiential group work activity.
About Brian Hutchison, Ph.D., LPC, MCC
Dr. Brian Hutchison is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Counselor Education at New Jersey City University. Brian is Immediate Past President of the Asia Pacific Career Development Association (APCDA), Treasurer of the National Career Development Association (NCDA), and Founding Editor of the Asia Pacific Career Development Journal. His scholarship can be broadly described as focused on three areas: social justice and equity in career/ school counseling, international issues in career development, and theory and practice integration. He has published one book (International Practices of Career Services, Credentialing and Training), is currently lead author on the 12th Edition of School to Career a high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) textbook, and has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, columns, and popular press articles.
Brian is the founder of the St. Louis Cultural Competence Institute and an active advocate for community engagement, intergroup contact, and cross-cultural empathy. After Michael Brown Jr.’s death in Ferguson, MO in August 2014, Dr. Hutchison received the 2014-15 Social Justice Advocacy Award from the Association of Humanistic Counseling for his work supporting the North St. Louis and Ferguson communities as well as protest organizing groups. This work has been featured in regional and national media including two articles in Counseling Today, the American Counseling Association’s flagship professional magazine.