Mission: Professional Development. Initiatives. Recognition.
Professional Development: We provide professional development opportunities and certifications for individuals and groups.
Initiatives: We develop and implement curriculum and multimedia resources for professional development programs.
Recognition: We recognize individuals and groups for professional achievements.
Goals: Our goal is help professionals review, demonstrate and validate strengths and proficiencies in multiple areas of career development and professional development.
Objectives: Our objective is to help individuals and groups…
Engage in professional development; and/or
Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Continuing Education Hours (CEHs); and/or
Review, demonstrate, and validate professional development competencies to earn national credentials and/or customized professional development certificates.
Partners and Endorsements: NCDA | CCE | IAC | ICF
NCDA: The Career Development Facilitator (CDF) program is endorsed by the National Career Development Association (NCDA), National Employment Counseling Association (NECA), and National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP). The National Career Development Association (NCDA) is a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA).
CCE: NCDA is a CCE-approved provider for CDF/GCDF. Professionals that successfully complete our Career Development Facilitator program are eligible to apply for national certification as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) through the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), a subsidiary of the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).
IAC: We are proud to be a licensee of the IAC Coaching Masteries. We provide mentoring to academic coaches, career coaches, and life coaches. Our programs our offered face-to-face and online.
ICF: Our programs have been approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF) for Continuing Coaching Education Units (CCEUs) in the category of Resource Development.
The Starfish Story –adapted from the writings of Loren Eiseley (1907-1977)
As a young boy walked along the beach at dawn, he noticed an elderly man picking up starfish and tossing them into the sea. Catching up with the man, the little boy asked, “Why are you tossing the starfish back into the sea?” The kind, gray-haired man explained that the stranded starfish would die if left in the morning sun. The little boy replied, “But the beach goes on for miles and there are thousands of starfish. How can you alone make a difference?” The man looked at the starfish in his gentle hand, then tossed it safely into the waves. He smiled at the young boy and said, “I made a difference to that one.”
Make a difference. Be the difference. Inspire those around you. Help people help themselves. Be authentic. Help others be authentic. Enrich your own life and enrich the lives of others. ~Marie Smith
You are welcome to contact our lead instructor, Marie Smith. Marie Smith is a Certified CDF Instructor and Certified Master Trainer for the National Career Development Association (NCDA). She is also a Certified GCDF Instructor for the National Employment Counseling Association (NECA).
National Professional Development Initiatives Group (NPDI GROUP) npdigroup.com