December 6 - 8, 2017
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton, Lancaster PA
15 Clock Hours Avaliable*
*MACCA 2017 Annual Conference - Hope: Happiness/Opportunities/Positivity/Encouragement has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Sessions approved for NBCC Credit are clearly identified. MACCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP 2954.
Conference Featured Speaker
Margie Cherry’s “day job” is Associate Director of Alumni Career Services at Lafayette College. Her “night” job is as a career coach and speaker in private practice. She is a firm believer in serial reinvention, having reinvented herself many times as an illustrator, copywriter, corporate outplacement counselor, cartoonist, comedian, career coach, and coloring book artist. She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and a B.A. in Dynamics of Human Performance Management.
Her compassionate curiosity and passion for helping people discover and manifest their best selves makes her job feel more like play. Her dream? To empower others to find as much purpose, meaning, and passion in their careers as she has found in hers. Her book “Mom’s Comedy Coloring Book” was recently published by Humor Outcasts Press.
Larry Jacobs has 20 years of experience in Academic & Career Counseling, as Professor in Psychology and Education. He has an ED.S. - Educational Specialist in Counseling Psychology, 30 credits beyond Master's and an M.S. - Master's of Science in Counseling & Personnel Services from SUNY at Albany, NY. His creations include: the ‘Dare2Dream’ and ‘The Power of Your Attitude’ seminars, Disability Awareness Conference in 2010 and the Veterans Transition Conference in 2012. He is the Founder of Kidstreet, the largest playground in NJ in 1995 and as a result, he was honored with carrying USA Olympic Torch for the Atlanta Games 1996. He also received the Rutgers University Human Dignity Award in 2010.
On a personal note, Larry has piloted hot air balloons and is a Pre-Cana Counselor with his wife Laura. Larry was born deaf, never heard a thing and never misses a beat. Blessed with 4 adult children, 3 puppies (one of the first in the U.S. with a hearing guide dog, your friendship, and the faith to imagine, aspire, and succeed.
Dr. Hyung Joon Yoon Ph.D., SPHR, is an Assistant Professor of Workforce Education and Development at Pennsylvania State University has extensive experience in leadership development, career development, strategic organization development, needs assessment, and evaluation of human resource development (HRD) interventions. He worked for organizations, such as LG Display, Korea Leadership Center, the Korean Army, Penn State Management Development Programs and Services, and Penn State Career Services.
His scholarly work focuses on empowering individuals and organizations with human agency and hope. He has co-developed the Hope-Centered Model of Career Development (HCMCD) and the Hope-Centered Career Inventory (HCCI). They are being used in different countries as a framework and tool to help individuals live fulfilling lives. He is planning to speak further about this, along with afternoon workshop during our conference on Thursday, December, 7, 2017.
Dr. Darrick Tovar-Murray received his doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University in 2004. He currently works at DePaul University as an associate professor in the Counseling program. Two of his greatest accomplishments as an educator are being the recipient of Depaul University’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011 and Western Michigan University’s Outstanding Alumni Award Western Michigan University in 2016.
Dr. Tovar-Murray has a solid record of scholarship, publishing articles and a book chapter in to-tier, national journals such as the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development and the Career Development Quarterly. His scholarship developed out of his interests in using multiculturalism as a tool for addressing power, privilege, and oppression.
Ilana Levitt, Career Consultant and Licensed Professional Counselor has worked in private practice for over 17 years, both in New York City and Middlesex County, New Jersey. She’s also done corporate career counseling, training and development, and currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York.
llana’s career development inspired her choice of work. She understands the emotions that come with a career transition and has a proven track record in assisting clients choose fulfilling careers. Recently, she published the book, “What’s Mom Still Got to Do with It?” where she explores the connection between women’s careers and their relationships with their moms.
For the conference, she has agreed to facilitate our pre-conference seminar. More details to come, but in the meantime, visit Ilana’s website to learn more about her work.
|Full Conference & Pre-conference|| **Early Bird Rate
Aug. 1 - Sept. 30
| Regular Rate
Oct. 1- Nov. 30
| Late Registration
Begins Dec. 1
|*Graduate Student (without full-time job)||$200||$200||$200|
|*Lifetime Member (awarded by MACCA)||$336||$371||$406|
|Full Conference|| **Early Bird Rate
Aug. 1 - Sept. 30
| Regular Rate
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
Begins Dec. 1
|*Graduate Student (without full-time job)||$150||$150||$150|
|*Lifetime Member (awarded by MACCA)||$277||$312||$347|
|One Day Conference||
& Wed. only
|*Graduate Student (without full-time job)||$50||$160||$75|
|*Lifetime Member (awarded by MACCA)||$60||$249||$140|