Signature Events

Monthly Events


Save the dates for our signature events and monthly opportunities to reflect and grow as a professional.

All events are  virtual in hopes that a shift to in-person is possible by Spring 

Thank you to our panelists for making the November 4th Employer Panel a success!

       Kyla Hanaway-Quinlan – Feast + Fettle

       Holly Ashton - Marine Trades Association

       Ariane Famiglietti - Lifespan           

       Amy Branson - Fidelity Investments 


Upcoming Events

December 3rd, full day | Annual Conference | Register 

       Theme: Rebuild, Refresh 

       After a year of change and uncertainty, we'll reset our focus on client/student

       well-being and rebuild our professional career development toolboxes. 

February, 16th, 2022 | Winter Professional Development Event

       Topic: Entrepreneurship

        Inspiration and resources for our clients who have an interest in starting and building their own businesses

        along with a discussion about career development private practice.

        Special Guest: Audrey McClelland

        Audrey McClelland, a social media consultant and brand advocate is the founder of, an

        online destination for mothers. Mom Generations is in its 11th year and is a destination for mothers featuring

        over 3000 videos and 10,000 postings on the latest trends in fashion and beauty for moms, kid fashion, baby

        gear, product reviews, toys and many other pieces of advice for busy moms.

May/June, tbd | Spring Professional Development Event

       Topic: Leadership for You & Leadership for Me

       Exploring our own leadership styles and skills while finding ways to support the

       development and expression of leadership in students and clients.

       Also, Introducing the RICDA Leadership Academy - Project Showcase

Image by Ben White
Business Meeting
Peer2Peer Monthly Group Case Support 
Members only events
NEW DATE - November 18th | 9AM - 10AM | Zoom link here

Receive unbiased third-party feedback from your professional peers in the RICDA network, on challenging clients or programs. These sessions are for you to bring a challenging client, situation, topic or issue you are encountering to the group for discussion, offer your own expertise on the given issue, or just sign in to listen and learn something new. Each session will follow established ground rules to protect any potential disclosures of clients, staff and others involved in your situation. Sessions will be hosted by RICDA board members William Massey and Veronica Stewart.

Fourth Fridays
Open discussions; free for members and non-members
January 28th | 9am | Zoom link here
Topic: Skills Assessments
In light of our wonderful events in November and December, Fourth Fridays will return in 2022 with a discussion on Work and Skills Assessments. Join us to best practices about the skills assessments used with our various populations of clients, students and employees.