In the wake of confusion and uncertainty of the COVID-19, it's easy to feel a challenge to our sense of security and hope. However, we have the responsibility to act wisely and not recklessly. Tasked to practice social distancing to avoid exposure, as counselors, we choose not to practice social isolation. It is in the interaction with others that we grow.
"We don't grow in isolation; we grow in community." AR Bernard
MACCA's mission has always enveloped the spirit of community, providing a specialized, supportive, and diverse organization where career professionals in the Middle Atlantic States can enhance the quality of their skills while networking and collaborating with others in the field.
As we commemorate MACCA's 50th year, we celebrate that MACCA has remained steadfast in its character, warmth, and vision to bring development professionals together with a mission to keep up with changes. It is with this career synergy that we invite our members - past and present - to look to their communities and be of service.
Our charge, at the start of the year, was "Forward Motion." Our resolve, is to celebrate our past and embrace the future. We persist and seize opportunities to make a difference in our communities. It is a time for us to reset, with self-care and consideration for others. We invite you to join us in online discussions through our social media sites. We also support the efforts of our affiliate organizations, as we embrace the possibility of growth in our approaches and our practices. We invite ALL our Career Development Professionals to share, their best practices, their challenges as well as their solutions.
We know that it is not the wishing away of challenges that make us strong, but the resolve to overcome the obstacles that make us stronger.
Join us in MACCA's Forward Motion,
MACCA President 2020