What is Career Counseling and Coaching?

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Face to Face 1 Hour Sessions

Face to face one hour sessions in Newport, RI now offering the Strong Interest Inventory

Virtual/Electronic Sessions, Days, EST

Career Development Facilitator Certification for Practitioners

What is a Career Development Facilitator?

A Career Development Facilitator is a person who has completed the Career Development Facilitator Training program and works in any career development setting, or who incorporates career development information or skills in their work with students, adults, clients, employees, or the public. A Career Development Facilitator has received in-depth training in the areas of career development in the form of up to 120+ class/instructional hours, provided by a nationally trained and qualified instructor.

This title designates individuals working in a variety of career development settings. A Career Development Facilitator may serve as a career group facilitator, job search trainer, career resource center coordinator, career coach, career development case manager, intake interviewer, occupational and labor market information resource person, human resource career development coordinator, employment/placement specialist, or workforce development staff person.

The counseling profession has made great progress in defining professional counseling and career counseling. However, several professional groups recognized that many individuals who are currently providing career assistance are not professional counselors. The Career Development Facilitator training program was developed to provide standards, training specifications, and GCDF credentialing for these career providers. The goal was to define and differentiate two levels of career practice.

Why Should I Consider Career Development Facilitator Training?

Career Development Facilitator training can enhance the skills and knowledge of individuals who work in any type of career development setting.

As a Career Development Facilitator participant, you will receive training in each of the 12 career development competencies. Whether you take the class at home or in the classroom, the training includes hands-on and interactive teaching methods and opportunities to interact with colleagues from a variety of work settings. Since the course content covers 12 important competencies, there is plenty of opportunity to build skills and knowledge in areas that are new to you, as well as enhance and develop those that you use every day in your work.

What Will I Learn?

  • Career resources and labor market information
  • Career planning processes
  • Basic helping and facilitation skills
  • Career development models and theories
  • Informal and formal assessment approaches
  • Diversity and specific population needs
  • Development and maintenance of an effective career resource center
  • Training others and program promotion
  • Case management and referral skills
  • Ethical and scope-of-practice issues
  • Professional and resource portfolios
  • Cutting-edge job searching
  • and more . . .!

Career Development Instructor Training

Training Schedule 2019

Remote, flexible delivery for individuals and groups
Contact Ellen Weaver Paquette, Former Board member and NCDA Fellow at CareersbyEllen@gmail.com for an application form and pertinent details

January 15-17
January 29-31
February 15-17
February 26-28
March 15-17
March 29-31
April 15-17
April 28-30
May 15-17
May 29-31
June 15-17
June 28-30
July 15-17
July 29-31
August 15-17
August 29-31
September 15-17
September 28-30
October 15-17
October 29-31
November 15-17
November 28-30
December 15-17
December 29-31

Career Development Facilitator Training

Training Schedule 2018

March 30, 2018 – June 30, 2018
April 30, 2018 – July 30, 2018
May 30, 2018 – August 30, 2018
June 30, 2018 – September 30, 2018
July 30, 2018 – October 30, 2018
August 30, 2018 – November 30, 2018
September 30, 2018 – December 30, 2018

CDF Certification Application (PDF)

Custom Career Development Facilitator Training (Three Month)

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Integrating Your ATS Resume & LinkedIn Profile

Private Career Coaching

Now offering private career coaching for individuals in transition


3 Face to Face Session package
3 Virtual Session Package