Colorado Career 
   Development Association

    • 04/20/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM
    • University of Colorado Boulder

    CCDA Spring Training

    Passion, Purpose, and Laughter

    Friday April 20th, 2018

    CU-Boulder, Williams Village Complex

    Full Day 8:30am-3:45pm

    Morning Session 8:30am-1:15pm

    Afternoon Session 11:45pm-3:45 pm 


    Zach Mercurio, Morning Session

    Discovering and Living Your Purpose 

    Zach is one of the leading experts on the role of purpose and meaning in organizations and life. Through speaking, consulting, and research, Zach has helped diverse organizations and individuals from around the world understand how purpose and meaning unleashes human potential to create thriving organizations and lives. 

    He is the founder and author of, the popular blog on purposeful leadership, work, and ife. He is also a regular contributor on purpose for the Huffington Post and other international media outlets and the author of the acclaimed new book, "The Invisible Leader: Transform Your Life, Work, and Organization with the Power of Authentic Purpose."

    Zach also serves as a researcher and Adjunct Faculty at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado where he teaches courses on purposeful leadership and organizational development as he completes his Ph.D in Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change. His research has been featured in the Human Resource Development Review and at the Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference.

    Paul Osincup, Afternoon Session

    Humor for the Helping Professions

    Paul Osincup is a Speaker and Positive Workplace Strategist who helps companies create dynamic and engaging work climates. With a background in Higher Education Leadership & Administration, Paul’s previous roles had him addressing high-risk behaviors and potential threats to college campuses. In 2013 he was a consultant at the U.S. Department of Education's Center for Alcohol, Drug, and Violence Prevention and he still delivers school violence prevention consultation on behalf of several non-profit agencies. A conflict resolution specialist, Paul has also earned national recognition for his work with alternative dispute resolution and restorative justice.

    Full-Day Pricing

    Early Bird (through March 16th)

    $80 CCDA Member

    $50 Student, New Prof, Retiree

    $135 Non-Member

    Regular Pricing (After March 16th)

    $100 CCDA Member

    $55 Student, New Prof, Retiree

    $155 Non-Member

    Half-Day Pricing

    Early Bird

    $50 CCDA Member

    $75 Non-Member


    $60 CCDA Member

    $85 Non-Member

    How to register:
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    You will receive an email confirmation of registration.

    If you have problems with your membership, please contact Elizabeth Snelling @ 

    If you encounter any problems during the registration process, please contact Ben Wurzel @

    • 05/04/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Board Game Republic, 900 W. 1st Ave., Denver, CO


    Join colleagues from around the state as we combine networking with game playing. You read that correctly. Take a break and play a game! Rich Feller will facilitate a two-and-a-half-hour introduction of Who You Are Matters! This game is fun, interactive, and introduces players to the One Life Tools narrative framework while providing them with substantive takeaways and insights about themselves and what they want for their future. The event will be from 2-5 p.m. on Friday, May 4, at Board Game Republic, 900 W. 1st Avenue, Denver, CO.

    Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members and includes a drink and appetizers. 


CCDA conducts a fall conference yearly, which typically is aligned around a specific theme. 

Sample Conference Agenda

We choose the theme during our summer board meetings and decide on a date and location.

 We then put out calls to our large pool of 'local' experts to present at the conference and typically have a well-known key note kick off the day. 

CCDA also conducts a spring training where we bring in national and international experts to conduct a daylong training on models that are pertinent to the work we do.  These trainings have been so well received and we feel privileged to be able to bring in the talent we have.

See our past conference page for examples.

We also offer networking events throughout the year.

Stay tuned for more details!










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