RICDA Conference: Knowing & Supporting Our Diverse Clients

Thursday | December 12, 2019 | URI| Kingston, RI

RICDA is very excited to bring the annual conference to you.  Our goal is to engage career professionals from all backgrounds, who work in all sectors, in meaningful professional development – and we continue to work with an amazing network to make this happen!  We have changed locations to support the growth of this conference.  This year, our annual conference takes a look at our students and clients.  Please see below for an overview of our keynote and workshops being offered for this event. 

The conference is open to RICDA members and non-members. Please feel free to forward the invitation to colleagues serving clients and students in career developments. 


Cost is $60 for a non-member and free for members.  To become a member, click here

Please contact us with any questions.  We look forward to hosting you and your colleagues!





9:30 AM - 11:30AM |  KEYNOTE SPEAKER  |  RI Black Storytellers

Valerie Tutson from, RI Black Storytellers, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the awareness, appreciation, and application of Black Storytelling in Rhode Island, will lead us in an energizing and interactive morning session.  Valerie has designed a session that allows us to understand our own personal story, and ways that we can engage our students and clients in their own story.

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM



12:00 PM – 12:30 PM


Introduction to Mental Health First Aid


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM


Anxiety and Depression: Identifying the Signs and Career Coaching Appropriately


1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Round Table Discussions

Featuring table hosts to lead discussions on mental health, and building trust with clients


2:30 PM


We hope that you will join us at this year's conference. Last year our conference sold out! Don't wait to register!

RICDA Members:

Attendance to the annual conference is included in your membership fee. However, you still need to register. Your registration is important so we can be sure you are included in our food and headcount. 

NON-RICDA Members:

To attend this year's conference, please be sure to register, once we receive your registration we will send you an invoice and you will have the option to pay via check or credit card.

RICDA | Rhode Island Career Developement Association  |  www.ricda.org