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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    We will be discussing:

    1. ELECTION: What impact is the election having on people, both personally and professionally?

    2. COLLEGE: How has COVID impacted your work with college students? How it has impacted:

    • Student engagement?

    • Job fairs? 

    • Internships and job opportunities?

    3. WELLNESS: How are you managing your well-being right now? Could you use support with finding balance right now? Topics might include: 

    • How are you managing Zoom fatigue

    • What types of social media are you engaging with?

    • What activities and strategies are helping you find balance?

    4. TECHNOLOGY: What types of tools, assessments, other technology are you using, hearing about, or interested in right now? 

    5. JOB SEARCH: How are you guiding students and clients through their job search right now? What trends are you seeing in the job market? How are you helping clients navigate those trends?

    There will be breakout rooms for each topic.  Be thinking about which topic is of most interest to you.

    These cafés provide an opportunity for members to network more often throughout the year in a more informal setting than the annual conference and fall workshop and to provide opportunities to share ideas and knowledge.

    A Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

    This is a FREE event and open to all!

    • Friday, November 13, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

    MCDA Fall Workshop 2020
    Friday, November 13th, 2020

    Dr. Farouk Dey

    Vice Provost for Integrative Learning and Life Design
    Johns Hopkins University

    Life Design for Navigating Change: 
    Re-Imagining the Career Experience in a Post COVID-19 World

    COVID-19 has been the impetus behind the rapid paradigm shifts we are  witnessing in education, career development, and the world of work. These shifts are changing how people design their lives and careers, how universities structure curricula and academic experience, and how organizations hire and retain talent.

    Based on his research and extensive experience at Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Florida, Dr. Farouk Dey shares future trends in higher education and the world of work, how people and organizations can leverage the current context to design new pathways, and inequities in life and career outcomes for under-represented minorities that are largely due to the transactional systems in higher education and talent acquisition.

    In the new and evolving digital age, equity must be our ultimate vision and outcome, scale should become our main value proposition, data drives our decisions and resources, and the path to one’s life purpose must transcend conventional transactional approaches in order to be accessible to all regardless of background or social capital.

    Current Member: $25*
    Non-Member: $35
    Regional State CDA Member: $25
    Graduate Student: $15

    Not a member? Join or renew your membership here!**

    *To qualify for the member rate, you must log into your MCDA account. You may either log in prior to registrering, or you'll be prompted to log into your account on the registration form (you can reset your password from that page as well if you've never logged into your account).

    **You must join or renew your membership prior to registering for this event in order to take advantage of the member rate.

    ***If you would like to register a group of people all at once, please contact Hope Lanza, MCDA Co-Treasurer.

    An e-mail containing the Zoom links will be sent to registrants closer to the event date.

    Questions or registration issues? Contact Haley Brown, MCDA Membership Chair

    TED Talk - Dr. Farouk Dey (Life Purpose Reconsidered)

Click here to view previous events prior to 2020.


Holly Smevog, Current MCDA President

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