Mission & Vision

NCDA Mission

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) provides professional development, publications, standards, and advocacy to practitioners and educators who inspire and empower individuals to achieve their career and life goals.  

NCDA Vision Statement

NCDA’s vision is for all people to attain fulfilling career and life goals.


Non-discrimination Statement

NCDA opposes discrimination against any individual based on age, culture, disability, ethnicity, race, religion/spirituality, creed, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital/partnership status, language preference, socioeconomic status, or any other personal characteristic not specifically relevant to job performance.  (Approved by the NCDA Board – October 2016) 

Diversity Statement

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) acknowledges the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of everyone by honoring diversity and promoting social justice. NCDA views diversity from an intersectional perspective, acknowledging the ways in which identities operate within systems of power, privilege, and oppression. NCDA strives to be a diverse organization in its membership and leadership. (Approved by the NCDA Board - March 21, 2017)

NCDA Long Term Plan

The current Strategic Plan 2024-2027 is outlined here and shared in detail at NCDA's 2024 Global Conference:

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 NCDA 2020-24 Strategic Plan

FY 2021-22 Accomplishments

 FY 2022-23 Accomplishments