Are you interested in teaching the Career Development Facilitator (CDF) program? Become a Certified Instructor for the Career Development Facilitator (CDF) program through National Career Development Association (NCDA).
We offer CDF Instructor Certification in Wisconsin. We also offer CDF Instructor Certification using interactive web tools (no travel required).
Earn Dual Certification: Career Development Facilitator Instructor (CDFi) and Career Development Facilitator Instructor with an eLearning Specialty (eCDFi). $1500 per person (cost established by NCDA). Determine your own start date in consultation with a Master Trainer. Contact Marie Smith directly at 262-939-8596 or MarieSmith@MarieSmith.ORG to request an application and discuss arrangements.
Attn: CDF Instructors: If you are already an NCDA CDF Instructor and would like to add the eLearning Certification, then we have two options for you (per NCDA):
Attend a one-day face-to-face session.
Satisfy the eLearning competency: a) develop an outline delivering the CDF course in a blended face-to-face/online format, b) complete a lesson plan for the dlivery of one chapter in the curriculum to include any face-to-face component and the following eLearning assignments: journal, forum, and eLearning assignment for a particular audience, c) conduct a Skype lesson (1 hour) based on one chapter (per NCDA). Determine your own start date in consultation with a Master Trainer. Contact Marie Smith directly at 262-939-8596 or MarieSmith@MarieSmith.ORG to discuss arrangements. $350 per person (cost established by NCDA).
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 CDF 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.
Endorsements: The Career Development Facilitator (CDF) program is endorsed by the following organizations: National Career Development Association (NCDA), National Employment Counseling Association (NECA), National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP)
Technology Requirements: Internet, email, document processing program (Microsoft Word)
Master Trainer: Marie Smith is an NCDA CDF Instructor and an NCDA CDF Master Trainer (the highest designation awarded by NCDA).
Customized Option: Customized one-on-one, small group, and/or large group CDF Instructor Certification and/or eLearning Certification also available. Contact Marie Smith directly at 262-939-8596 or MarieSmith@MarieSmith.ORG to request an application and discuss arrangements.