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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. 

Nominate outstanding career development professionals!

The annual Rich Feller Award recognizes those who have made valuable contributions to the career development field and have served others as a mentor and colleague. Click on this link to nominate a deserving candidate!

New this year, the CCDA Diversity Initiative Award is set to honor an individual or team that has demonstrated a high degree of cultural responsiveness and inclusive practices within the domain of career-related activities.  If you know of anyone deserving either of those awards, please nominate them by clicking on this link.

Award winners will be announced during our spring conference on April 6 and April 8. More details to come.

Webinars & Digital Content

View past CCDA conference recordings and webinars from NCDA via the Members Only page. CEUs are also available. Please note, you will need to be logged in to access this content.

Updates from NCDA's Government Relations

Each month, the NCDA's government relations committee releases an advocacy report. To learn more about how to get involved or get updates, contact Rae at

Discount Membership Prices

Save 50% on CCDA memberships and renewalsYour membership grants you access to special digital content, discounts at events and the option to be listed in our Find a Counselor database.

Upcoming events

    • 05/07/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (MDT)
    • Virtual Zoom

    Using the Who You Are Matters! VIRTUAL Program to Design Futures presented by Rich Feller

    Virtual presentation Friday 5/7/2021 from 1pm-2:30pm

    Please register, it is free to attend.

    Clients want to design futures, not fall into them. “Future-ready” learners is the new accountability. CCDA 2019 introduced the Who You Are Matters board game to 30 tables of 5 as gamification and narrative assessment went to scale, Covid stopped that!

    The virtual edition goes further. Using small breakout rooms to create deeper listening, Who You Are Matters-virtual is called “magical” by Danielle Kershaw, Simon Fraser University.

    “The need is undeniable, the market needs this, and we need this,” says Drew McDowell, a Vermont coach.

    “We’re still talking about how fun it was and how much we learned about each other. We’re working on plans to expand the program throughout our campus of 27,000 students” says VP Marianna Savoca, Stony Brook University.

    Personally, clarify what you want more of, identify “what’s next” possibilities, experience giving and receiving feedback, and support others to be their best...that’s our PROMISE!

    As Career Development Leaders, with career development needs up and resources flat at best,

            Help faculty integrate virtual career outcomes in classes 

            Embed the program into curriculum 

            Increase student engagement behaviors 

            Create Clarification Statements, use the dashboard to organize session data, use Full Platform for self-directed storytelling, Intentional Exploration Workshop and more

    Facilitator: Rich Feller, Ph.D is Emeritus Professor of Counseling and Career Development and one of twelve University Distinguished Teaching Scholars at Colorado State University. Former National Career Development Association President, Rich has consulted on 6 continents, all 50 U.S. states, and three provinces. His clients include NASA, AARP, Semester at Sea, NSF, NFL, UN, Chief Scientist for YouScience, and co-author of the CDMInternet.  He sees OneLifeTools scaling career wellbeing to broader audiences so that career workers can do their best work. Learn more at .

Google Calendar of Career Events from around Colorado

Events are continually being added to our Career Connections calendar.

If you have any additions, please email or

Colorado Career Development Association 

P.O. Box 62311

Colorado Springs, CO 80962

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