GCDF Program Presentation
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
- Experienced trainers
- Specialized continuous education for professionals.
The Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) certification is provided through EBCC and CCE, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). GCDF is 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 Training Program is an intense training program that includes at least 120 hours of instruction. The curriculum addresses major career development areas and provides up-to-date resources, references, career-related website and much more.
The trainees will earn a Global Career Development Facilitator Certification.
The GCDF program has:
- Career Development Models. Understand career development theories, models and techniques as they apply to life-long development, gender, age, and ethnic background.
- Helping Skills. The GCDFs are proficient in the basic career facilitating process while including productive interpersonal relationships.
- Diverse Populations. The GCDFs recognize special needs of various groups and adapt services to meet their needs.
- Assessment. The GCDFs comprehend and use (under supervision) informal career development assessments in order to support the client to learn about their skills, to make informed decisions and for career planning.
- Technology. The GCDFs comprehend and use career development computer applications.
- Labor Market Information and Resources. The GCDFs understand labor market and occupational information and trends. They are able to use current resources.
- Employability Skills. Know job search strategies and placement techniques, especially in work with specific groups.
- Training Clients and Peers. The career consultants GCDF develop and deliver materials for training programs and presentations.
- Program Management/Implementation. The GCDFs understand programs and their implementation, and work as a liaison in collaborative relationships.
- Promotion and Public Relations. Career consultants market and promote career development programs with staff and supervisors.
- Consultancy. The GCDFs accept suggestions for performance improvement from consultants or supervisors.
Ethical and Legal Issues. The GCDFs follow GCDF Code of Ethics and know current legislative regulations.