Welcome to the Colorado Career Development Association!


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. 

CCDA Event & Member Photos

Outstanding Colorado Career Development Professionals

2024 Award Recipients


Rich Feller Leadership AwardDiversity Initiative Award
The annual Rich Feller Leadership Award recognizes those who have made valuable contributions to the career development field and have served others as a mentor and colleague. The 2024 Rich Feller Leadership Award was awarded to Marie Zimenoff (Career Thought Leaders Consortium).The Diversity Initiative Award recognizes an individual or team that has demonstrated a high degree of cultural responsiveness and inclusive practices within the domain of career-related activities. The 2024 Diversity Initiative Award was awarded to Emily Frank (Denver Career Catalyst).
Marie ZimenoffEmily Frank

Congratulations and thank you for the wonderful work you do!

Webinars & Digital Content

View past CCDA conference recordings and webinars via the Members Only page. You will need to be logged in to access this content.

Updates from NCDA's Government Relations

NCDA's government relations committee releases a monthly advocacy report. Contact Rae Stout to learn more.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

CCDA believes in a world that is inclusive and where equal opportunities exist for all. DEI is a guiding value of CCDA and we strive to promote learning amongst our members to create positive, sustainable change.


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Asperger’s/Autism Employment Coach Certification Summer 2024

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About the Program:

The Summer 2024 program begins on June 13, 2024. It is a “deep dive” that features live, internet-based instruction and personalized mentoring. Participants learn to assist individuals to choose a manageable career, find a job, and stay hired. The program qualifies for 19.5 Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) credits and includes:

      • 8 interactive, weekly sessions with tips, techniques and case studies covering various autism spectrum profiles
      • Assignments consisting of readings, short answer questions, and case study reviews with personal feedback from the facilitator
      • A 6-week supervised practicum that provides hands-on experience
      • Extensive written materials

About the Instructor:

Since 2006, Barbara Bissonnette has specialized in career development coaching for individuals on the spectrum. Barbara shares tools, tips and techniques that she has honed during her work with more than 1,000 clients—the majority of whom have college degrees and are seeking competitive employment.

More Information & Registration:

Find details about the Summer ’24 group, including the agenda, on Forward Motion's website.


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