Upcoming events


December 5 - 7, 2018

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.

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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.

Conference Keynotes

Janet Lenz, PhD is a senior research associate in Florida State University Career Center’s Center for the Study of  Technology in Counseling and Career Development.  Previously she was an Associate-In Professor in Florida State’s Educational Psychology and Learning Systems (EPLS) department, and the Career Center’s Program Director for Instruction, Research, and Evaluation.  She received her PhD in Counseling from Florida State University.  

Dr. Lenz is a past-president of the National Career Development Association (NCDA), an NCDA Eminent Career Award winner and an NCDA fellow.  She is an NCC and Master Career Counselor (MCC). Her interests include the application of theory in career interventions and the intersection of career and mental health issues.  


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. Larry thrives on friendship, and the faith to imagine, aspire, and succeed. Larry has presented TED Talks on Ideas that Make A Difference, is the founder of the largest playground in New Jersey and has carried the US Olympic Torch; topics he will talk about at MACCA. 


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.  



Pre-Conference Workshop

Ilana LevittCareer 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.

Registration Rates

Register HERE beginning August 1
Please note you must be a member at the time of registration to receive the member rate  

Full Conference & Pre-conference  **Early Bird Rate
Aug. 1 - Sept. 30
 Regular Rate
Oct. 1- Nov. 30
 Late Registration
Begins Dec. 1
Member   $480  $530  $580
Non-Member  $645  $695  $745
*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
Late Registration 
Begins Dec. 1
Member  $395  $445  $495
Non-Member  $520  $570  $620
*Graduate Student  (without full-time job)  $150  $150  $150
*Lifetime Member (awarded by MACCA)  $277  $312  $347


 One Day Conference                                  


 & Wed. only
One Day
Member    $85  $355  $200
Non-Member  $125  $445  $300
*Graduate Student  (without full-time job)    $50  $160    $75
*Lifetime Member  (awarded by MACCA)    $60 $249 $140

* Graduate Students & Lifetime Members email Registration Chair for the access code to register.
  • **Early Bird Rate is to be paid in full by September 30  or is subject to change to the regular rate.
  • You must be an "active member" at the time of registration to receive the discount rate.
  • No refunds or exchanges will be given from the non-member rate to the member rate after the purchase. 

MACCA Conference Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing to MACCA’s Registration Chair via email at register@macca.net or mail to 2600 Willow Street Pike N., PMB 253, Willow Street, PA 17584. Receipt of cancellation requests will be determined by the postmark or the date/time on the email. Cancellations received by 11:59 p.m. on November 15 will be refunded at 100% less a $50 administration fee. Refunds of 50% less the $50 administration fee will be given between November 16 - 30. No refunds will be made after November 30. Substitutions are welcome to replace a registrant with no additional costs. Please note that the hotel room reservation must be cancelled directly with the hotel according to their cancellation policy. 

Registration will not be confirmed until payment is received and may be subject to cancellation. If payment is in process but will not be received prior to the conference, please notify the MACCA treasurer at 
If there are sudden extenuating circumstances that are beyond a MACCA member’s control, that make it impossible for the member to attend the conference or to send someone in their place, a member can petition the MACCA President for a refund minus an administration fee (please see the MACCA website for current President’s contact information). A letter or email explaining the circumstances should be sent to the president no later than 2 weeks after the conference. The president will then make a recommendation to the board for a vote.

This policy does not apply to on-site conference registrants.

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