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Membership Period September 1st - August 31st

Share ideas and best practices with career development professionals in workforce development, business, mental health, K-12 and higher education, through meetings, networking events, and online professional networks.

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 PARTNER DISCOUNTS
  • RICDA members are able to attend events throughout New England state CDAs with our new discounted rate!

  • Selected Career Counselor Consortium (CCC) events are offered to RICDA members for free

More Exciting Ways to Get Involved

RICDA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY - INAUGURAL CLASS

This six-month intensive program connects career practitioners to each other and leadership. Some themes include self-care, leadership styles, trauma- and behavioral health-awareness, assessments, best resume practices, community resources, and more. This is a free opportunity, open to seasoned career practitioners as well as students. Application and retreat dates can be found here. Contact Audra with any questions audraryan@uri.edu. Applications for the 2021-2022 class closes on October 15, 2021. 

 

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID - BECOME A TRAINER

Mental health always impacts our profession, and we know that the prevalence of mental health needs has grown significantly. This year, the RICDA is offering a $2,200 grant to one individual to become a Mental Health First Aid Trainer. This is a competitive grant process. The strongest applicants will be able to communicate how they will bring back this training to benefit the RICDA community. See the Fall training dates here. Applications due October 1st, apply here. Reach out to Audra audraryan@uri.edu with any questions.

 

COMMITTEES COMMUNICATIONS & LEADERSHIP 

The RICDA currently consists of a Board of Directors, a Leadership Committee, and a Communications Committee. If you would like to know more about these committees or RICDA, reach out to RICDA President, Veronica Stewart vstewart@bryant.edu. Note** Are you interested in social media, LinkedIn or newsletter development? We are especially in need of members for the Communications Committee.