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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.


2021 is an election year and we're searching for you!

We're looking for four dedicated individuals to join our Executive Board! Positions include:

Professional Development Chair

For more information and how to apply, click here to go to our elections page. We're accepting nominations and self-nominations. 


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

Florida Career Development Association's 4th Annual Summit

It's that time of the year again where we put on our annual summit where you can learn, discuss and network with other professionals within our field. This year's summit will be virtual yet that doesn't mean we aren't pulling out all the stops. Stay tuned for a detailed agenda that will be released via our social media channels.

Sign up for the Summit and find more information here

Thank you to our sponsors for your support! 

If you'd like to be one of our amazing sponsors for this event, you can view the sponsorship packages that we have created for you. We will be dividing them into two different levels with various perks assigned to each. 

Sponsors can view the packages and register below.

In addition to purchasing your package, please click here to provide us with important information about your company and/or organization.

Thank you!


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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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