Coaching for Coaches Course

Facilitating Career Development (FCD)

Become a Certified Career Development Facilitator

The Coaching for Coaches:  Facilitating Career Development (FCD) course is intended for professionals and paraprofessionals who provide career-related services in a variety of settings such as higher education, K-12 schools, government agencies, business and industry, private practice, and community-based organizations. Completing the course enables individuals to work more effectively in any career development setting, incorporating career development information or skills in their work with students, adults, clients, employees, or the public. Your FCD training includes 120+ hours of in-depth instructional hours, provided by a nationally trained and qualified instructor. Designed to serve as a opportunity for professional enrichment, Coaching for Coaches students achieve international credentialing as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) or a Certified Career Services Provider™ (CCSP) through the National Career Development Association. Either credential includes demonstrated competence in the essential skills needed to provide career services in any setting. 

What You’ll Learn

Competencies

The training covers the following competencies:

  • Labor Market Information (LMI) and Resources
  • Assessment
  • Helping Skills
  • Working with Diverse Populations
  • Ethical and Legal Issues
  • Career Development Theories and Models
  • Employability Skills
  • Training Clients and Peers
  • Program Management and Implementation
  • Promotion and Public Relations
  • Technology and Career Development
  • Consultation/Supervision

Credentials

Coaching for Coaches: Facilitating Career Development leads to two highly sought after and recognizable credentials in the field of career services: The Global Career Development Facilitator credential – an internationally recognized credential for professionals serving in a variety of occupations related to career development support and facilitation or the Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) credential – a nationally recognized credential provided by NCDA: the first and most established career development professional organization in the field. 

To earn either credential, a candidate must complete a minimum of 120 hour Facilitating Career Development curriculum taught under the direct supervision of a Facilitating Career Development Instructor (FCDI).

Visit the NCDA website for information on course history and competency details.

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How You’ll Learn

Coaching for Coaches delivers the CDF training in two format options:

Hybrid Course: Online + In Person

With our hybrid course format, you’ll have 24 face-to-face classroom hours, 56 hours of online coursework, and 40 hours of independent study.

With the exception of the face-to-face sessions, each student has control over the pace of their training. The training locations vary by state. Once registered, a confirmation email will be sent with training logistics and additional information. Lodging and lunch are on your own each day.

Online Course

With our online course format, you control the pace of your training within a 3-month completion timeline.

Registration for the online training is on a rolling basis. No travel or lodging costs are incurred with this course format.

Course Costs

$1075 per person, which includes learning platform (as well as face-to-face instruction costs when applicable, and refreshments during the face-to-face sessions).

The NCDA Student Manual ($100) is charged separately. Participants will be asked to purchase book directly through the NCDA website.A discount rate may be negotiated for large groups.

Training cost for international participants is $1,175.

Contact Heather regarding Coaching for Coaches: Career Development Facilitator Course or other trainings.

View additional information on the CDF Training: download the brochure.

Despite my years of experience and education, I learned new techniques and methods to engage with students, and facilitate critical thinking on career development that I had never used before. It was awesome to add new tools to the library of resources and activities I use to help support my students on their journey.

Shane

Assistant Director, First Year Experience

Heather was a dynamic presenter, empowering in how she encouraged participation and teamwork, and skilled at keeping the activities in the class flowing. She told great personal and professional stories that captured the importance of assessing where the student/client is at, and modeled and helped us examine the role of coach/advisor in moving along the process. Ultimately, it was an inspiring process, and Heather’s creativity and support with the curriculum was crucial to my success.

Michelle

Career Coach, Private Practice

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Upcoming Training Dates

Hybrid Model

March 1 – May 10, 2018. Face-to-face classes held March 1 & 2 at the Sonesta Suites in Andover, MA.




Virtual Class Option

Self-Paced over a 10-week period. Upcoming Virtual class start dates:

  • July 1, 2017
  • September 1, 2017
  • November 1, 2017
  • January 15, 2018
  • April 1, 2018

 


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Join Us on Weekly Coaching Calls

Join me and other career coaching professionals on a weekly coaching call every Wednesday morning at 10am (EST). Ask questions and learn from others in this weekly open office session.