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Strength in Diversity: Call for Proposals  (deadline: June 30, 2018)

Our annual conference is an opportunity for networking, professional development, and contact hours! MACCA invites you to share and showcase your professional expertise, research, and successful practices. Submit a program proposal for consideration incorporating the theme, Strength in Diversity.  The conference will be held at the Doubletree Resort in Lancaster, PA from December 5 - 7, 2018.

Conference Audience

Our audience includes: career counselors and coaches (from all settings including: K-12, colleges and, universities, government, military, business, agency, one-stop centers, corrections, and private practice), school counselors, counselor educators, workforce development professionals, academic advisors, college and university personnel, organizational development and human resources professionals, business professionals, and government employees.

Conference Registration

With appreciation of your service MACCA offers ONE 20% discounted Full Conference Registration per concurrent session. Please identify the presenter who will receive this code.   Conference information and online registration will be available in the coming months. Failure to register by the deadline may result in cancellation of your program.  Registration rates for the conference will range from $375-$475. Early bird rates will be available for those registering online by September 1, 2018.


Program Selection Process

The MACCA Conference Committee will review all proposals. Final decisions will be based on quality, intended audience, and relation to the conference theme. The lead presenter will be notified via email of acceptance or rejection of the proposal in July 2018.


Continuing Education Credit/Clock Hours

Presentations and sessions for which NBCC-approved clock hours will be determined by NBCC and identified in the conference program. In order to receive clock hours, presenters should be qualified by education, experience, and/or training to present/author the particular subject matter, or author the publication concerning the subject matter.  

Consideration will be given for the following areas:

  • Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship

  • Human Growth and Development

  • Social and Cultural Foundations

  • Group Dynamics and Counseling

  • Career Development and Counseling

  • Assessment

  • Research and Program Evaluation

  • Counselor Professional Identity and Practice Issues

  • Wellness and Prevention


Proposals that do not have chairs or lead presenters with the above NBCC qualifications  will still be considered for approval and selection.


Presentation Proposal Requirements

Please review the Call for Proposals thoroughly before submitting your proposal to ensure you and your co-presenters are in compliance will all requirements.

Submitting your Proposal

The below Request for Proposal form will have 3 sections to complete upon submission.  (Co-presenters are also required to complete this form.)

1. Presenter(s) Information

2. Professional & Academic Credentials

3. Presentation Information

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