NCDA Mission Statement

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

In April 2015, the NCDA Board announced an updated Long Term Plan. Click here to read the seven areas the Board has decided to focus on and the steps being taken.

In 2016, the NCDA Board updated the Vision 2020 / Goals 2016.