Become a CDF

joan-clare-kristaEarn your Career Development Facilitator (CDF) certificate through the National Career Development Association (NCDA).

The NCDA CDF Curriculum addresses 12 career development competencies:

Helping Skills – Be proficient in the basic career facilitating process while including productive interpersonal relationships.

Labor Market Information and Resources – Understand labor market and occupational information and trends. Be able to use current resources.

Assessment – Comprehend and use (under supervision) both formal and informal career development assessments with emphasis on relating appropriate ones to the population served.

Diverse Populations – Recognize special needs of various groups and adapt services to meet their needs.

Ethical and Legal Issues – Follow the NCDA Code of Ethics and the GCDF Code of Ethics and know current legislative regulations.

Career Development Models – 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.

Technology – Comprehend and use career development computer applications.

Consultation – Accept suggestions for performance improvement from consultants or supervisors.

The CDF program is offered in numerous cites throughout the nation. You can also earn your CDF online.

There are wonderful CDF programs here in Wisconsin.

[Are you a CDF instructor in Wisconsin? If so, please send us a note and we would be happy to add information about your NCDA CDF program to this section of the WCDA BLOG.]

WCDA is currently accepting applications for the CDF Scholarship! This $500 CDF Scholarship is offered by WCDA in memory of Roger Gantzarow.

Become a CDF!

About Marie Smith

Marie Smith specializes in helping people gain clarity, explore options, leverage strengths, and set and implement goals with accountability. She is creative, intuitive, and incredibly resourceful. She serves on the board of directors, the professional development committee, and the technology committee for the Wisconsin Career Development Association. Marie Smith teaches the Facilitating Career Development program for the National Career Development Association http://facilitatingcareerdevelopment.com/