The North Carolina Career Development Association (NCCDA) is comprised of professionals engaged in the field of career counseling and development. NCCDA is a state division of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and is organized and governed in accordance with the by-laws of NCDA.
NCCDA formed an independent non-profit association in July 2020, after operating for many years under the North Carolina Counseling Association (NCCA). NCCDA remains committed to a collaborative partnership with NCCA and follows the guidelines of the National Career Development Association (NCDA).
In particular, The North Carolina Career Development Association (NCCDA) would like to highlight the following statements by the National Career Development Association (NCDA) in regards to diversity and anti-discrimination and for which we strictly adhere to as a state division:
"The National Career Development Association (NCDA) acknowledges the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of everyone by honoring diversity and promoting social justice. NCDA views diversity from an intersectional perspective, acknowledging the ways in which identities operate within systems of power, privilege, and oppression. NCDA strives to be a diverse organization in its membership and leadership. (Approved by the NCDA Board - March 21, 2017)"
"NCDA opposes discrimination against any individual based on age, culture, disability, ethnicity, race, religion/spirituality, creed, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital/partnership status, language preference, socioeconomic status, or any other personal characteristic not specifically relevant to job performance. (Approved by the NCDA Board – October 2016)"
NCCDA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement
The North Carolina Career Development Association is guided by a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) across the constituencies we represent, including K-12, higher education, private practice, and industry. We recognize that intersectionality is at the heart of understanding the complex identities and experiences of individuals. We actively engage in conversations about power and privilege, aiming to dismantle structural inequalities within the career development field. By promoting equitable access to resources, advocating for inclusive policies, and fostering a sense of belonging among our members, we strive to create an environment that celebrates diversity, nurtures growth, and ensures that everyone has equal opportunities to thrive in their professional pursuits.
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Read our NCCDA Bylaws.