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The Mission of CCDA

The Colorado Career Development Association (CCDA) is a state affiliate of the National Career Development Association (NCDA). Our organization exists to serve those who have an interest in career and workforce development issues in Colorado. 

We have experienced the impact of COVID-19 in every aspect of our daily lives: social interaction, family life, community and state. Thank you for collaborating with one another and giving grace and support throughout this journey. Your CCDA Board stands firm in our commitment to serve those who have an interest in career and workforce development issues in Colorado. In our discussions we have focused on sharing tools and resources available in the state and providing as many professional development opportunities to ALL in our industry.

More information is available on our Events page. 

If you have any questions, suggestions or needs, please contact your CCDA President, Joanna Peters

New for 2020 - CCDA Webinars

Virtual Workshop

Introduction to De-escalation Techniques

A CCDA/Skillful Collaboration

Register Today

May 20, 2020 01:00 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

De-escalation provides career development professionals the skills needed to calmly communicate with an agitated client in order to better understand, manage and resolve concerns. Key de-escalation strategies help reduce client agitation and build connection between coach and client. This presentation will focus on reducing and containing conflict when interacting with clients. Presenters will address the stages of escalation, brain development caused by trauma and the techniques used to calm an escalated individual. Workshop attendees will leave with a better understanding of the various methods they can incorporate during client meetings in order to preserve a successful working relationship during times of conflict.


Anna Tekippe,
Manager of Clinical Services, Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE)

Bristole McFee
De-escalation Consultant and Educator

Kira Maples
Senior Career Development Specialist, Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE)

Registration Link:


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Colorado Career Development Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 11343 Denver, CO 80211-0343

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