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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. 

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."

Outstanding Career Development Professionals!

Rich Feller Award  CCDA Diversity Initiative Award

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. The Rich Feller Award for 2020 was awarded to Andrea Karapas from CSU.

Andrea Karapas


New in 2020, the CCDA 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 Diversity Initiative Award for 2020 was awarded to Career Services Cultural Humility Team at CU Boulder (April Abernathy, Jasimine Evans, and Rae Stout).

April AbernathyJasimine EvansRae Stout

Congratulations to everyone for the wonderful work you all do!

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

Every other month, the NCDA's government relations committee releases an advocacy report.  To learn more or get involved contact:

Diana Bailey

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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.

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Colorado Career Development Association 

P.O. Box 62311

Colorado Springs, CO 80962

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