About the program

Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) certification is provided through EBCC and CCE, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

The GCDF certificate is a license which proves that the holder has undergone specific training and possesses the 12 competences, approved by the Center of Credentialing and Education (CCE):

12 GCDF Core Competencies

  1. Career Development Models. Understand career development theories, models and techniques as they apply to life-long development, gender, age, and ethnic background. 
  2. Helping Skills. The GCDFs are proficient in the basic career facilitating process while including productive interpersonal relationships 
  3. Diverse Populations. The GCDFs recognize special needs of various groups and adapt services to meet their needs. 
  4. Assessment. The GCDFs comprehend and use (under supervision) informal career development assessments in order to support the client to learn about their skills, to make informed decisions and for career planning. 
  5. Technology. The GCDFs comprehend and use career development computer applications. 
  6. Labor Market Information and Resources. The GCDFs understand labor market and occupational information and trends. They are able to use current resources. 
  7. Employability Skills. Know job search strategies and placement techniques, especially in work with specific groups. 
  8. Training Clients and Peers. The career consultants GCDF develop and deliver materials for training programs and presentations. 
  9. Program Management/ Implementation. The GCDFs understand programs and their implementation, and work as a liaison in collaborative relationships. 
  10. Promotion and Public Relations. Career consultants market and promote career development programs with staff and supervisors. 
  11. Supervision. The GCDFs accept suggestions for performance improvement from consultants or supervisors. 
  12. Ethical and Legal Issues. The GCDFs follow GCDF Code of Ethics and know current legislative regulations.
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