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

As a participant, individuals will receive training in each of the 12 career development competencies 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.  Not only does the training provide the opportunity for individuals to build skills in the 12 competencies , (Career resources and labor market information, Career planning processes, Basic helping and facilitation skill, 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), it may also allow individuals to become eligible to apply for the following premiere certifications which are recognized worldwide:

1.  GCDF - Global Career Development Facilitator

2.  CCSP - Certified Career Services Provider

3.  CWDP - Certified Workforce Development Professional

What will you learn?

Comprehensive & Specialized Assessment Skills  

Career Planning - Learn to collaborate with colleagues to create academic and career planning processes for individuals and families. 

Career Theory - Understand foundational models for lifelong development, age-appropriate goals and career-related activities.

Career Assessment - Become aware of effective and ethical practices for career-related assessments.

 Helping Skills - Practice effective listening and questioning skills. Encourage problem solving and motivational discussions with clients and families. 

Job Search Skills

Career and Labor Market Information - Understand how to apply labor market and occupational information and workplace trends to connect with business and industry.

Employability Skills - Learn how to prepare veterans in developing a successful job search strategy through the use of typical tools such as resumes, cover letters and interviewing as well as networking and social media.

Training Benefits

E-learning - On-line facilitated modules and high quality curriculum materials provide depth and breadth of training.

Flexible Scheduling - Instructors offer courses in hybrid (face to face and on-line) or fully on-line formats beginning at a variety of times throughout the year.

New Connections - Make new connections through face to face interaction or video conferencing with your instructor and other course participants. 

Course Schedule

On Site-Face to Face Classes: Successful completion of the FCD course requires 3 day of on site face to face training. The course will begin with 2 days of face to face training followed by 11 weeks of distance learning, home study  with assignments due each week, and ends with 1 day of face to face training where final projects are due. 

Dates for On Site Face to Face Classes: November 8-9, 2018 (Thursday & Friday) January 25, 2019 (Friday)  

Times for On Site Face to Face Classes: All 3 face to face sessions are from 9am-4pm.