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Welcome to the Puget Sound Career
Development Association (PSCDA)

The Washington Career Development Association will be voting at their business meeting following the Professional Development Association on Friday, May 18, 2018 to combine with the Puget Sound Career Development Association and create regional chapters within Washington State, modeled after PSCDA. 

If you have questions about the proposal to combine our organizations, please feel free to contact Angie Engel at 509-963-3841 or at angela.engel@cwu.edu. 

Here is the link to the WCDA website:  www.mywcda.org

Mission of PSCDA

Founded in 1986, our mission is to provide our members unique and ongoing opportunities for learning, connecting with colleagues, and promoting themselves as career development professionals.

  • Professional development though our guest speakers, webinars, and annual training conference.
  • Opportunities to promote your private practice such as advertising in our "Find a Counselor" directory.
  • Networking opportunities with area career development professionals through our website directories and meetings.
  • Access to our members-only job board, members forum and archive.


Our membership includes counselors, HR managers, career transition specialists, professional resume writers, academic advisors, corporate trainers, career consultants and career, life and executive coaches, in addition to those who are fascinated by the “world of work.”

Upcoming Events

    Washington Career Development Association
Professional Development Institute
Friday, May 18, 2018
8:30am - 4pm
Central Washington University
Des Moines Campus, co-located at Highline College
in south Seattle, near SeaTac Airport

  • Two Keynote Presentations on the topics of Chaos Theory and Resilience in Career Development
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Informative and Engaging Roundtable Discussions

Tickets are: 
$125, includes 2018-2019 annual membership in the Washington Career Development Association
$75 for Students/Retired, includes 2018-2019 annual membership in the Washington Career Development Association
$100 for Career and Employment Services Council Members

Register online at:

Tony Botelho is the Director of SFU Career & Volunteer Services, an office that was recently recognized as the Career Development Organization of the Year by the BC Career Development Association (2018). In 2014 he was awarded the Rob Shea Research Award by the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) for his research on the role of career education in the contemporary university environment. Of particular pride, his second grade teacher once said he was “a pleasure to have in the class”.


Why A Almost Never Leads to B: The Realities of Modern Career Launch

In this fun and engaging session, linear ways at looking at career planning and the perceived relationship between specific majors and career options will be questioned. The case will also be made that flexible mindsets, dynamic forms of planning, and the need to just do stuff are necessary given the nature of change that will occur in a student’s university life. Time permitting, some humour and joviality might also be included.

"Applying the Science of Resilience to Career Development"
 James B. Avey holds a Ph.D. in Leadership, Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is currently the Distinguished Professor of Management at Central Washington University and previously in engineering human resource management at The Boeing Company. His research on positive psychological capital, ethical leadership and psychological ownership has appeared in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Personnel PsychologyJournal of ManagementJournal of Organizational BehaviorHuman Resource Management and The Leadership Quarterly. His has consulted with a range of organizations including The Boeing Company, Kelloggs, Lincoln Plating, and the United States Department of Justice.

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