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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. 

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Outstanding Colorado Career Development Professionals

2023 Award Recipients

Rich Feller Leadership Award  Diversity 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 2023 Rich Feller Leadership Award was awarded to Larry Dutmer (Colorado Mountain College).

Larry Dutmer sits in front of a fireplace.


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 2023 Diversity Initiative Award was awarded to Lauren K Jones (Colorado Community College System - CTE).

Lauren K Jones holds her Diversity Initiative award.

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. CEUs are also available. 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.

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time to reflect on and celebrate the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States.

Storytelling: Connecting Culture, Creativity, and Career Development in the Classroom

By Karoline Jarr and Janae Hunderman

Students have stories that matter and want work that matters as well. This article will introduce practitioners to three free and useful tools, grounded in Narrative Career Counseling Theory, for connecting student stories to career development. Practitioners can use these easy strategies to equitably integrate culture, creativity, and career learning in any classroom setting.

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"This article originally appeared in NCDA's web magazine, Career Convergence, at  Copyright National Career Development Association, (Oct. 2021). Reprinted with permission."

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