Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)

The GCDF is a credential program developed to offer recognition to career development professionals worldwide and promote a philosophy of lifelong learning.

Founded on the Career Development Facilitator project, a collaborative effort initiated in 1997 by the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE), the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (NOICC), the GCDF program has grown to offer customization for country-specific needs.

Currently, the GCDF is offered in 17 countries: Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Macedonia, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Taiwan, Singapore and the United States.

GCDFs are trained to help people, both individually and in a group setting, make informed decisions when considering their own career development. Through the use of best practices, various assessment tools, and career development models, GCDFs facilitate their clients’ personal and professional development by equipping each individual with the necessary knowledge and skills.

Training program structure

The training program is offered nationwide and is available in several training formats to accommodate participants’ needs:

–   120 hours in the classroom;

–   120 hours of classroom/distance hybrid; or

–   120 hours of distance learning.

GCDF training and practice is anchored in 12 core competency areas:

  1.  Helping skills
  2.  Labor market information and resources
  3.  Assessment
  4.  Diverse populations
  5.  Ethical and legal issues
  6.  Career development models
  7.  Employability skills
  8.  Training clients and peers
  9.  Program management/implementation
  10.  Promotion and public relations
  11.  Career technology
  12.  Consultation

Be more. Do more. Empower more. Become a GCDF!

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