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Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)

Career Development Facilitators may serve as: Career group facilitators, Job search trainers, Career resource center coordinators, Career coaches, Career development case managers and more
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The Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) was developed offering country specific standardization and recognition to career development professionals. The GCDF is currently offered in Bulgaria, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Romania, Turkey, and the United States.

The Career Development Facilitator (CDF) project was initially developed in 1997 through a collaborative arrangement between the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc.(CCE), the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (NOICC).

Career Development Facilitators may serve as:

  • Career group facilitators
  • Job search trainers
  • Career resource center coordinators
  • Career coaches
  • Career development case managers
  • Intake interviewers
  • Occupational and labor market information resource persons
  • Human resource career development coordinators
  • Employment/placement specialists
  • Workforce development personnel
The Global Career Development Faciliatator will be competent to work in the following areas:
  • Helping Skills
  • Labor Market Information and Resources
  • Assessment
  • Diverse Populations
  • Ethical and Legal Issues
  • Career Development Models
  • Employability Skills
  • Training Clients and Peers
  • Program Management/Implementation
  • Promotion and Public Relations
  • Technology
  • Supervision

Benefits of the CDF certification include:

  • A national/portable credential
  • A marketable credential
  • Professional recognition
  • Clarification of a Scope of Practice
  • National Skills Standards

GCDF certification in the United States was developed jointly by CCE, the National Career Development Association, and the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee. The U.S. certification program was developed in 1997 and is the first of the GCDF programs.

The 12 certified GCDF-US training providers offer many opportunities for those who wish to complete training requirements to become GCDF certified.
 

California State University at Chico
GCDF, Live Program
Chico, CA 
Gwen Sheldon
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
CSU, Chico
Chico, California 95929-0450
T: (530) 898-6171

Thomas Edison State College, School of Professional and Continuing Studies

GCDF, online
Thomas Edison State College, School of Professional and Continuing Studies
Workforce Career Coach Facilitator Course
101 State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
888-442-8372
SPCS@tesc.edu
http://www.tesc.edu/5011.php

National Career Development Association (NCDA)

GCDF & GCDF Instructor, hybrid
Mary Ann Powell
mpowell@ncda.org
305 North Beech Circle
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
T: (866) 367-6232

Rokicki and Associates, Inc.
GCDF, Distance
Nancy Rokicki
rokickiassociate@bellsouth.net  OR
rokicki-associates@att.net
Rokicki and Associates, Inc.
PO Box 427
Harrison, TN 37341

Sally Gelardin, Ed.D.
GCDF & GCDF Instructor, Hybrid
Sally Gelardin
sal@jobjuggler.net
170 Upper Via Casita, Ste 6
Greenbrae, CA 94904
T: (415) 461-4097

Workforce Development Professionals Network (WDPN)
Enhanced GCDF- Adult Development
GCDF, Hybrid
Bill Freed
bill@freedlance.com
Workforce Development Professional Network & CareerWired.com
207 Windy Hill Drive

Moon Township, PA 15108
T: (877) 937-6638 (877-wdpn.net) or (412) 269-9376 ext. 2

F: (412) 269-9375

Center for Credentialing & Education
http://www.cce-global.org/credentials-offered/gcdfmain


Edited by Carolyn Allen, Managing Editor of Solutions For Green

Publication Date: 9/22/2009
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