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

Facilitating Career Development Certification for Practitioners

What is a Facilitating Career Development?

A Facilitating Career Development person has completed the Facilitating Career Development 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 Facilitating Career Development professional 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 Facilitating Career Development professional 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 Facilitating Career Development training program was developed to provide standards, training specifications, and GFCD credentialing for these career providers. The goal was to define and differentiate two levels of career practice.

Why Should I Consider Facilitating Career Development Training?

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

As a Facilitating Career Development 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 . . .!

Facilitating Career Development Instructor Training

Training Schedule 2019-2020

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

September 30

October 15
October 23 – f2f training in Cleveland
October 30

November 15
November 30

December 15
December 30

January 15, 2020
January 31, 2020

February 7, 2020 – Charlottle, NC f2f in conjunction with NCDA CPI
February 15, 2020
February 28, 2020

March 15, 2020
March 31, 2020


Facilitating Career Development Training

Training Schedule 2019

September 30, 2019

October 15, 2019
October 30, 2019

November 15, 2019
November 30, 2019

December 1, 2019
December 15, 2019
December 30, 2019

January 6 to March 27, 2020

January 27 to April 17, 2020

February 3 to April 24, 2020

February 24 to May 15, 2020

March 1, 2020
March 15, 2020

CDF Certification Application (PDF)

Custom Facilitating Career Development 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