Course Overview

Become a Global Career Development Facilitator!


The Facilitating Career Development Training Program provides individuals with relevant skills and knowledge to assist others in planning careers and obtaining meaningful work.

This 120-hour certification course will develop or enhance your career in career development. A GCDF may serve as a career group facilitator, job search trainer, career resource center coordinator, career coach, career development case manager, intake interviewer, occupational and labor market information resource person, academic advisor, human resource career development coordinator, employment/placement specialist, or workforce development staff person. This exciting course is designed to help individuals learn to assist individuals in their career development.


What You'll Learn

  1. Helping Skills - Be proficient in the basic career facilitating process while including productive interpersonal relationships.
  2. Labor Market Information and Resources - Understand labor market and occupational information and trends. Be able to use current resources.
  3. Assessment - Comprehend and use (under supervision) both formal and
    informal career development assessments with emphasis on relating
    appropriate ones to the population served.
  4. Diverse Populations - Recognize special needs of various groups and adapt services to meet their needs.
  5. Ethical and Legal Issues - Follow the NCDA Code of Ethics and know current legislative regulations.
  6. Career Development Models - Understand career development theories, models, and techniques as they apply to lifelong development, gender, age, and ethnic background.
  7. Employability Skills - Know job search strategies and placement techniques, especially in working with specific groups.
  8. Training Clients and Peers - Prepare and develop materials for training programs and presentations.
  9. Program Management/Implementation - Understand career development programs and their implementation, and work as a liaison in collaborative relationships.
  10. Promotion and Public Relations - Market and promote career development programs with staff and supervisors. 
  11. Technology  - Comprehend and use career development computer applications.
  12. Consultation - Accept suggestions for performance improvement from consultants or supervisors.

Additional Information

Successful completion of this approved Facilitating Career Development (FCD) course qualifies you to apply for national certification as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). Recognized worldwide, this credentials is one of the few certifications available for people who provide career advising and counseling. You can also use this class towards the Certified Career Counselor (CCC) credential.


Participants must have a bachelor's degree and currently be working in or pursuing a career advisement position. Participants also must have career development experience (academic advising and counseling experience fulfills this requirement). Contact Jenna Crabb at jennas@unm.edu  for program questions. 
Thank you for your interest in this course. This course is not currently open for enrollment. Please complete a Course Inquiry so that we may promptly notify you when enrollment opens.
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