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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 2022-2023

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 13, 2023
September 26, 2023

October 19, 2023
October 26, 2023

November 8, 2023
November 27, 2023

December 6, 2023
December 20, 2023

January 15, 2024
January 29, 2024

February 12, 2024
February 19, 2024

$1,500.00Add to cart

Facilitating Career Development Training

Training Schedule 2022-2023

Fee: $1250.00.  Includes customized review of the LinkedIn profile, access to 8 assessments, review of personal career management plans, and weekly Zoom meetings. Discounts for groups of 5 or more. Excludes Student Manual, excludes college credit.

September 12 – November 17, 2023
September 25 – November 27, 2023
October 2 – December 8, 2023
October 23 – January 4, 2024
November 6 – January 12, 2024
November 20 – January 26, 2024
December 04 – February 05, 2024
December 18 – February 23, 2024
January 8 – March 15, 2024
January 22 – March 29, 2024
February 6 – April 12, 2024
February 26 – May 03, 2024
Customized summer 2024 course (May-August) available with flexible starting dates.

$1,250.00Add to cart

Career Counseling Sessions

Face to Face 1 Hour Sessions
Face to face one hour sessions offering the Strong Interest Inventory

$125.00Add to cart

Virtual/Electronic Sessions, Days, EST

$100.00Add to cart

Custom Facilitating Career Development Training (Three Month)

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Integrating Your ATS Resume & LinkedIn Profile

$100.00Add to cart

Private Career Coaching

Now offering private career coaching for individuals in transition

Career Coaching Sessions

3 Face to Face Session package

$450.00Add to cart

3 Virtual Session Package

$400.00Add to cart


Now offering continuing education unit training

CEU Sessions

One Hour Webinar

$50.00Add to cart

Two Hour Webinar

$100.00Add to cart