The Competencies.

Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) competencies lay the foundation for the pathway to effective practice and ultimately certification. The following are the twelve competencies that underpin a GCDF's practice in service of his/her client populations.

Global Career Development Facilitator Competencies


1. Helping Skills: Proficient with basic career facilitating processes including productive interpersonal relationships

2. Labour Market Information Resources: Understand labour market and occupational information and trends. Be able to use current resources to access relevant information

3. Assessment: Comprehend and use (under supervision as necessary) both formal and informal career development assessments with an emphasis on relating appropriate tools to the population served

4. Diverse Populations: Recognise special needs of various groups and adapt services to meet their needs

5. Ethical and Legal Issues: Follow the NCDA Code of Ethics and the GCDF Code of Ethics and know current legislative regulations.

6. Career Development Models: Understand career development theories, models, and techniques as they apply to lifelong development, gender, age, and ethnic background

7. Employability Skills: Know job search strategies and placement techniques, especially in working with specific groups

8. Training Clients & Peers: Prepare and develop materials for training programmes and presentations

9. Programme Management/Implementation: Understand career development programmes and their implementation, and work as a liaison in collaborative relationships

10. Promotion and Public Relations: Market and promote career development programmes with staff and supervisors

11. Technology: Comprehend and use career development computer applications

12. Consultation: Accept suggestions for performance improvement from consultants or supervisors


Core Competencies: Global Career Development Facilitator. (2016). Retrieved from http://www.cce-global.org/credentialing/GCDF/CoreComp

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