Past Conferences

2019

2019 Conference: Innovative Approaches to Breaking Career Barriers and Empowering Lives” 

Keynote Address: “Mindsets: The Most Important and Most Overlooked Secret to Student and Career Success,” Ryan Gottfredson

Ryan pictureRyan Gottfredson, Ph.D. is a mental success coach and cutting-edge leadership consultant, trainer, and researcher. He helps improve organizations, leaders, teams, and individuals by improving their mindsets and mindfulness. Ryan is currently a leadership and management professor at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University-Fullerton (CSUF).

Mindset Assessment: https://www.ryangottfredson.com

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2018

  • Keynote Speakers: Val Hale and Richard “Dick” Knowdell
CZ6bUxsm_400x400 Val HaleVal Hale is the executive director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), which promotes state growth in business, tourism and film. Hale was appointed to the position in 2014 by Governor Gary R. Herbert.   Before accepting the position as executive director, Hale served for two years as president and CEO of the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce. Prior to the chamber, Hale was vice president for university relations (2010-2012), vice president for advancement (2006-2010) and assistant vice president for external affairs (2005-2006) all at UVU, and he played a key role in transitioning Utah Valley State College into Utah Valley University.  Most recently, Hale has drawn from his many years of service to author “Living a Life That Matters: 7 Keys for Purposeful Living.” Hale and his wife have three children and 13 grandchildren, and they currently reside in Orem, UT.
Richard Knowdell
RICHARD “DICK” KNOWDELL, MS, NCC, NCCC, CDFI, CMF, NCDA Fellow, is the developer of the Knowdell 4-Step Career Transition Model and the Career Development and Job Search Profile. He is the author of six books, including Building a Career Development Program: Nine Steps for Successful Implementation, From Downsizing to Recovery: Strategic Options for Individuals and Organizations and Personal Counseling. He has developed four career assessment instruments that have been translated into ten languages and are used by career development professionals throughout the world. Dick has taught Career Assessment Techniques at the University of California-San Diego and Employee Career Development at San Jose State University. He has trained and certified over 7,500 Job and Career Transition Coaches in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and North America.  
2018 UCDA Conference: 2018 UCDA – Conference Agenda_Final

2017

Keynote Speakers:  Chris Redgrave & Clint Pulver

chris-redgrave

Chris Redgrave retired after a 20 year career as VP/GM for Bonneville Broadcast radio Group. She is currently a senior vice president of community relations at Zions Bank, where she oversees the business radio program “Speaking on Business.” The almost 20-year-old program can be heard on KSL News Radio and over 20 other radio stations throughout Utah and Idaho. As additional outreach, it’s in Community magazine with the video version on Roku and the Zions Direct YouTube channel, with a digital presence serving Utah and Idaho. In 2008, Redgrave became the second woman to chair the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors. In 2009, she was named the Athena, a prestigious national award. In 2011, Redgrave was listed by American Banker as one of the Most Powerful Women in Banking. In 2014 and 2015, she received the Best of State Award for Journalism


clint-pulver

Clint Pulver is from Heber City, Utah. As a senior in high school he attended Utah’s premier flight program receiving his pilot’s license from OK3air and then went onto Utah Valley University (UVU) graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication and high distinction from UVU’s nationally ranked leadership program.  Clint was very active in college as a Presidential Leader, UVU Ambassador, and former UVU Student Body Vice-President. In 2012 Clint was voted in as one of Utah’s most fabulous people and was also recently awarded UVU’s distinguished Young Alumni Award. He has also appeared in Several Motion Picture Films, Americas Got Talent and Stadium of Fire. Clint continues to stay very busy with multiple jobs in various industries. He currently owns and operates his own company traveling the country as a Professional Motivational Speaker. Every year Clint travels the world speaking to thousands on the importance of self-discovery and striving for true significance in life. He is known for his high energy, creativity, humor, and unforgettable stories.

2017 UCDA Conference:  2017 UCDA Conference Agenda

2016

Career Connections for All Generations

Friday, March 4, 2016
Adobe Inc., Lehi, Utah
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