Weekly outline

  • Welcome to NCDA's Facilitating Career Development Training!

    Welcome to our journey together!

    We will be learning about career development and what that means for our clients. 

    We will also learn about ourselves and learn from each other throughout this course. I am excited and cannot wait to get started! 

    Here are a few pictures of me, my hubby, and our doggy Remy -- hope you like them!

    I cannot wait to see pictures of all of you and learn more as you create your profiles!

    About Your Instructor: Charise Wilson, MS, CPRW, GCDF-I

    Charise Waving

     









    Me and Hubby






    My dog Remy

    "You cannot go far alone. You enjoy your journey better if you have people by your side." 

    -Karan Patel

     


  • Week 1: Getting Started

    FACILITATING CAREER DEVELOPMENT TRAINING

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    Welcome to week 1 of your course!

    Please remember to bring your manual, a small journal or notebook and, if you wish, your laptop to all face-to-face meetings.  A laptop is not required.  

    Prior to our first meeting please access the system, review and e-sign your student agreement, and review links and schedules. We will review all the PowerPoint lessons during our face-to-face sessions.


    Completion of this course qualifies an individual to apply for two credentials:

    At the end of our course, we will talk about both of these credentials and others that might interest you. You may also qualify for additional NCDA credentials. Go to NCDA credentials to learn more.

    This training is designed for individuals working in many different kinds of diverse career development settings such as higher education, workforce development, K-12, and other business sectors.  We will learn about tools, resources, theories, and career information to help you to continue to serve your clients in the best way possible. 

    ***Please note, if you are having trouble with your course, technology, or you simply have questions about the course, please email me at charise@wfrsllc.com or call (401) 526-9090 and I will generally respond within 24 hours. My goal is to help you to be successful in the course. Don't panic! Sometimes technology has a mind of its own! We can figure things out together. 

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  • Week 2: Developing a Helping Relationship & Training and Leading Groups

    These two chapters are the foundation of building relationships with clients.  This week we will cover information from Chapters 1 and 2 in the manual.

    Your assignments for this week:

    • Read chapters 1 and 2 in the manual
    • Complete the forum assignment below
    • Test your knowledge with the questions in your book

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  • Week 3: Career Development Theory

    This week we will cover information from Chapters 3 in the manual. You will learn more about the history of our profession and how it relates to the work that you do today.

    Your assignments for this week:

    • Read chapters 3 in the manual
    • Complete the assignments below
    • Test your knowledge with the questions in your book


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  • Week 4: The Role of Assessment in Career Planning

    This chapter is an important foundational one for your practice.  In this chapter, you will learn about choosing assessments to meet your clients' needs.  Be sure to try some of the assessments that are linked to this topic.  

    Your assignments for this week:

    • Read chapter 4 in the manual.
    • Complete the journal assignment below.
    • Test your knowledge with the questions in your book.

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  • Week 5: Ethics and Multicultural Populations

    This week, we will discuss:

    Chapter 5, which focuses on our ethical obligations and the requirements we all share as career development professionals. We will also consider, Chapter 6, which discusses the importance of understanding diversity and multiculturalism and how we can contribute to an inclusive, trusting, empathetic and open view of the clients that we serve. 

    Your assignments for this week:

    • Read chapters 5 & 6 in the manual.
    • Complete the journal assignment below.
    • Interview a person with a different background than your own in order to increase your cultural competence. Be prepared to briefly highlight/discuss what you discovered. 
    • Be prepared to test your knowledge with the questions in your book during our next Face-to-Face session.

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  • Week 6: Career Information & Technological Resources

    This week you will explore the role of technological resources in the career planning process. 

    Your assignments for this week:

    • Read chapter 7 in your manual.
    • Review at least one career website that is unfamiliar to you.
    • Be prepared to discuss what you discovered in our face-to-face session.


  • Week 7: Job Seeking and Employability Skills

    This chapter is at the heart of what we do in career development. Preparing our clients for successful job interviews and providing them with job-seeking tools is instrumental.

    This week you will:

    • Read chapter 8 in the manual.
    • Visit or call a local Job Service office and follow the questions listed in your book under Appendix S-3 (Networking with Job Placement Services.
    • Be prepared to discuss resume, interviewing and networking strategies in our session.
    • Test your knowledge with the information outlined in your manual.

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  • Week 8: Designing and Implementing Career Planning Services

    This chapter will help you to have a clear program design for planning and delivering career services.

    This week you will:

    • Read chapter 9 in the manual.
    • Prepare a one-page outline of a new program or content you plan to implement (or redesign) for your organization. This will serve as your outline for your final presentation.
    • Be prepared to test your knowledge in our face-to-face session this week. You will complete an open book Transfer of Learning Chapter Quiz.


  • Week 9: Business Services and Employer Relations

    This week we will see how workforce development and economic development are aligned and how they play a part in business (employer) services.

    This week you will:

    • Read chapter 10 in the manual.
    • Briefly review and consider how you would prepare a Candidate for an employer match. Be prepared to discuss this in our face-to-face meeting. No written assignment due this week.
    • Discuss highlights and best practices from your manual.



  • Week 10: Clients with Disabilities and Justice-Involved

    You will learn important strategies for working with clients with disabilities and clients that are justice-involved. 

    This week you will:

    • Read chapters 11& 12 in the manual.
    • Request and review your employer's reasonable accommodations policy. 
    • Review a re-entry model and consider how you might work with someone justice-involved.
    • Be prepared to share what you discovered about your organization's reasonable accommodations policy and a re-entry model you reviewed.
    • Test your knowledge with the information outlined in your manual.



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  • Week 11: K-12 and Workforce | Career Development History

    This chapter will cover the unique differences between working with adults compared to working with K-12 students.

    This week you will:

    Read chapter 13 in the manual.

    Prepare a list of similarities and differences between career advising for K-12 students versus adult populations.

    Test your knowledge with the information outlined in your manual.



  • Week 12: Your Final Presentation and Review

    Final Week!

    This final chapter explains the history and structure of the workforce development system.

    This week you will:

    • Read chapter 14 in the manual.
    • Review how to apply for NCDA CCSP and GCDF credentials (review videos and study guides below). 
    • Be prepared to present your final 8-10 minute PowerPoint during our face-to-face session.


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    Review the CCSP study guide