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Maryland Career Development Association

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MCDA President: Dr. Sujata Ives (

MCDA President Elect: Lana Farley (

MCDA Past President: OPEN (

MCDA Secretary: OPEN (

MCDA Treasurer: Lana Farley (

Mission Statement

The Maryland Career Development Association’s (MCDA) mission is to promote a forum where career professionals network and share resources to ensure the quality of career services to the standards of the National Career Development Association. MCDA is:
  • A state organization devoted to maintaining and promoting ethical standards and professionalism.
  • A forum for innovative and creative ideas and professional development.
  • A roundtable to increase awareness of the new global workplace and its effect on careers of the future.
  • An opportunity to deal with rapid change that demands flexibility and awareness. 

MCDA Membership Benefits

  • Professional Development Opportunities: Our annual conference and other programs offered throughout the year help you stay on the cutting edge of your profession while earning NBCC clock hours (formerly known as CEUs).
  • Discounts: Save money as a member when you register for the conference, professional development offerings, and networking events. 
  • Stay Current: Get updated and relevant information for career professionals through our newsletter and social media postings. Learn about  upcoming conferences, funding opportunities, and RFP deadlines.
  • Connect with Colleagues: Our "Third Thursday" networking mixers are a great way to meet and connect in person with your fellow professionals in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Social Networking Tools: Stay connected online with your colleagues through LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Leadership Development Opportunities: A variety of volunteer opportunities exist with MCDA that will broaden your experience and develop your leadership skills.
  • Advance Your Career: Learn about employment opportunities through our LinkedIn group page.
  • Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities: Receive member-only special opportunities and discounts that help increase visibility for you and/or your organization.
  • Value: All these great benefits are yours for a small investment.

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