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Welcome to Florida Career Development Association (FCDA)

Florida Career Development Association (FCDA)
We are a leading professional organization for career development practitioners and other various professionals in the career development/services sector. Our goal is to connect and collaborate on issues, policies and practices relating to career development. 

We strive to offer a welcoming, inclusive, professional home for advisors, consultants, coaches, counselors, educators, workforce development, talent development specialists, and resume writers across the state of Florida. 

We are a state division of the National Career Development Association (NCDA), which is a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA). We are a division of the Florida Counseling Association (FCA), which in turn is a state branch of ACA. We are subject to those provisions of NCDA and FCA that apply to their divisions.

Our Mission

To promote an understanding of the career development process and the resulting linkage that provides the individual with a productive and satisfying life.

Our Vision

To sustain a supportive and inclusive environment for all members to feel valued, appreciated, and connected within a larger group of career professionals making a difference in the lives of many.


Calling All Florida Counseling Graduate Students

FCDA is looking for Florida graduate students in counseling programs to serve on our Graduate Student Committee for 2020-2021. 

Some benefits include:

Reduced Membership Cost

Free Webinars

Participating in Producing Webinars

Serving on Targeted Committees

And more!

Interested? Contact our Membership Chair, Jackie Gill at FCDAMembership@gmail.com.

Have a workshop or webinar suggestion?

Have you come across a topic that you've been doing a deep dive into lately? Or maybe something you've learned that you'd like to share with the rest of the association? Perhaps there's something that you want to know more about yet you're unsure of where to find it. 

Here's your chance! We're looking for webinar and workshop ideas! 

Submit your ideas here

Meet Your 2020-2021 FCDA Leadership Team

John E. Long, Ed.S., BCC, CMCS, 



Renee Green, Ed.S. 

Past President

Chad Brown, MBA, CCC, LMHC 

Dawn Kesselman, MS, NCC 

Courtney Hand, MA, CCC

Professional Development Committee Chair

Lashay Vazquez, MA

Communications & Social Media Chair

Jackie Gill, MA, CCSP

Membership Committee Chair

Melissa Gomez

Graduate Student Committee Chair

Upcoming Events

FCDA on Facebook

Register here

*Please note that this is eligible for 1.5 CEs for NCDA, the Florida Board and NBCC.

Connect With Us Online

Current and Past 2020 Webinars

 September 22nd 

 Florida's Future: Insights Into Florida's Economy
 May 7th Informational Interviews 2.0 (free for everyone)
 March 25th  Private Practice Tips & Techniques to Improve Your Business & Better Serve  Your Clients
 February 19th  College and Career Strategies School Counselors Can Promote For All Students in All Grade  Levels
 January 22nd Make 2020 Your Year to Earn a NCDA Credential


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Contact fcaoffice@flacounseling.org with any questions, problems or suggestions for this website.

Mailing Address:

Florida Counseling Association

2750 Taylor Avenue

Suite A-36

Orlando, Florida 32806

Florida Counseling Association is a non-profit organization, branch of the American Counseling Association.

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