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Become a CDF

Earn 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. …

$500 CDF Scholarship

Written by Kathy Eidsmoe. Kathy Eidsmoe is on the board of directors for Wisconsin Career Development Association (WCDA). She is also the chair of the scholarship committee. Announcing the WCDA Roger Gantzarow Memorial CDF Scholarship Now accepting scholarship applications! The Wisconsin Career Development Association’s Roger Gantzarow Memorial Career Development Facilitator (CDF) Training Scholarship provides assistance for individuals who …

WCDA Member Spotlight: Susan Guarneri

Known as the Career Assessment Goddess, Susan Guarneri’s passion is about guiding her clients into best-fit careers and jobs – what many call their Dream Jobs. With 28 years of experience in career counseling and coaching, she combines compassion, humor and accountability to inspire and energize her clients so they can reach their goals! Susan …

WCDA Member Spotlight: Dr. Julie Hau

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Name:  Julie M. Hau What is your favorite part about being a career development professional? Work helps people find meaning in their lives, whether it be though actualizing a passion or helping their family survive and thrive or both. Supporting people in their meaning making process is a true joy. What is your specialty within the …

WCDA Member Spotlight: Jason Brown

Name: Jason Brown Favorite Quote: “Those who have a ‘why’ to live can bear with almost any ‘how’.” –Victor Frankl Favorites: Movie: Remember the Titans Book: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Color: Blue Song: What’s Goin On, Marvin Gaye Food: Cheesecake TV Show: Sense8 Games: Football (sports) and Risk (board game) Hobbies: I enjoy trying new recipes and cooking them for myself and others. …

WCDA Member Spotlight: John Pritchett

Name: John Pritchett What is your favorite part about being a career development professional? I really enjoy the variety of things I get to do as the Career Development Services Coordinator for WCTC, but helping people through the process of exploring  their career options will always be my favorite. What is your specialty within the career development …

WCDA Member Spotlight: Abby Brendemuehl

Name: Abby Brendemuehl What is your favorite part about being a career development professional? I enjoy working with adolescents on their career development as they are just beginning to discover their identities and true selves. It is fun to watch as they discover new interests and sort through limitless possibilities for their futures. What is your specialty …

Meaning Shines in Spotlight on NCDA

The National Career Development Association held its yearly conference in Chicago, Illinois from June 30-July 2, 2016.  The focus of the conference was Fostering Well-Being Through Meaningful Work.  Keynote speakers addressed the meaning of work as HEROIC endeavors, balancing work and life, and Meaning at Work, Working at Meaning by Rich Feller, Pepper Schwartz, and …