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GCDF Training

The Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) is a 120+ hours training and certification program aiming to  educate and recognize specialists in the field of career development, committed to the philosophy of lifelong learning.

GCDF Curriculum

The GCDF curriculum is anchored in 12 core competency areas, addresses career development at an individual and a systemic level, and is endorsed by career development experts in the countries where the GCDF program has been implemented:

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    Helping skills
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    Labor market information and resources
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    Diverse populations
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    Ethical and legal issues
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    Career development models
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    Employability skills
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    Training clients and peers
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    Program management/implementation
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    Promotion and public relations
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    Career technology
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And guides the trainees on a deep dive through the following stages:

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    Introduction to Career Development
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    Career Development Theories
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    Setting the Stage for the Career Development Process
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    Building the Professional Relationship
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    Exploration and Insight in the Career Development Process
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    Designing and Implementing Career Plans and Programs

Training Methodology, Practice and Evaluation

The GCDF training is normally available in a distance/face to face training hybrid format and culminates in a supervised case study.

Candidates are submitted to formative evaluation, being continually evaluated on their knowledge, competencies and skills acquisition:

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    Familiarity with the GCDF curriculum
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    Realization of reflective exercises
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    Comments, questions and proactivity towards the group and the instructor
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    Participation and involvement during face-to-face sessions
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    Competencies and skills demonstrated during role-plays and other practical exercises
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    GCDF knowledge and skills acquisition displayed during the case study and supervision
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    Level of awareness and self-critique demonstrated across the entire training process

Prerequisites for attending a GCDF training:

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    Minimum educational degree level
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    English proficiency
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    Access to videoconference platforms (ZOOM/Microsoft TEAMS/SKYPE)
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    Submission of registration form and curriculum vitae
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    Payment of registration fee

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