Training - Career Development Facilitation

What is a Career Development Facilitator?

The NCDA CDF training program provides a unique, very adult friendly, practical training and credentials for those currently working in or seek to work in any of these settings:

  • K-12 education  / Career and Tech Educators/ Scholl Counselors/ Special Education
  • Higher education :
    • Academic Advisement,
    • Career Counseling,
    • Educationally Disadvantaged groups of students,
    • International College Students,
    • Students with Disabilities,
    • Advising Student Athletes
  • Workforce development and government
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling / Individuals with Disabilities
  • Business and Industry/Human Resources
  • Non-Profit organizations
  • Veterans/Miltary

GCDF Training provides individuals with relevant skills and knowledge to assist others in planning careers and obtaining meaningful work. The GCDF credential was developed to provide standards, training specifications and credentialing for these career providers.

Benefits of the GCDF credential include:

  • A national/portable credential
  • A marketable certification
  • Professional recognition
  • Clarification of scope and practice.

Additional benefits for training through CCP, Inc. include:

  • Specialized curriculums for workforce professionals, educators, mental health counselors and psychologists
  • Uniquely experienced trainers, including Malka Edelman, NCC, MCC, CRC, LMHC, one of a few CDF Master Trainers in the United States,
  • CDF training can be provided to individuals or to groups.  [Tuition is adjusted for groups in a cohort together.]
  • Course is taught as hybrid or online. Face to face can be totally on Skype/Zoom [schedule to be arranged with student and instructor] OR groups at distance location to meet f2f requirement
  • You never have to travel to classes.  We meet on line.

Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) certification is provided through the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (CCE, a subsidiary of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC It was developed jointly by CCE, the National Career Development Association (NCDA, and the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee. The U.S. certification program was developed in 1997 and is the first of the GCDF programs.

NCDA was one of the founding associations of the American Counseling Association (ACA in 1952. The mission of NCDA is to promote career development for all people across the lifespan through public information, member services, conferences, and publications.

The American Counseling Association services professional counselors in the U.S. and in 50 other countries including Europe, Latin America, the Philippines and the Virgin Islands. In addition, the American Counseling Association is associated with a comprehensive network of 19 divisions and 56 branches.

The GCDF Training Program is an intense training program that includes 120 hours of instruction. The curriculum addresses major career development areas and provides up-to-date resources, references, career-related website and much more.

Through CCP, Inc. you will earn A Global Career Development Facilitator Certification, a National Credential from the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) (

This training program satisfies requirements for Continuing Education Credits and/or Graduate School Credits. Opportunties exists to apply these credits toward permanent certification and incremental salary benefits.

Through this training program you will learn

  • Helping Skills in Career Counseling
    Be proficient in the basic career facilitating process while including productive interpersonal relationships.
  • Career and Labor Market Information and Resources
    Understand labor market and occupational information and trends. Be able to use current resources.
  • Formal and Informal Career Assessment
    Comprehend and use both formal and informal career development assessments with emphasis on relating appropriate ones to the population served.
  • Working with Diverse Populations
    Recognize special needs of various groups and adapt services to meet their needs.
  • Career Development Models and Theories
    Understand career development theories, models, and techniques as they apply to lifelong development, gender, age, and ethnic background.
  • Employability Skills
    Know job search strategies and placement techniques, especially in working with specific groups.
  • Training Clients and Peers
    Prepare and develop materials for training programs and presentations.
  • Program Management/Implementation
    Understand career development programs and their implementation, and work as a liaison in collaborative relationships.
  • Promotion and Public Relations
    Market and promote career development programs with staff and supervisors.
  • Career Development Technology
    Comprehend and use career development computer applications.
  • Career Consultation, Training and Presentation Development
  • Ethical and Legal Issues
    Follow the CDF code of ethics and know current legislative regulations.

CDF Application - Click link to download 

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