Facilitating Career Development

Course Number: EDU 5515 C18 (graduate) EDU 4710 CFS1 (undergraduate)
Instructor: James (Jim) P. Peacock
Location: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Dates and Times: Class 1: Friday January 19 Snow day January 26 Class 2: Friday Feb 23 snow day March 2 Class 3: Friday March 30 snow day April 6 Class 4: Friday April 27 All classes will be from 8:30 am to 5 pm
Credits: 3 credits
Tuition: $1,575 if total payment is received by September 15, 2017. $1,675 for payments received September 16 or later. Course payment is due and payable to Peak Careers

Note: Please register directly with Jim Peacock at Peak Careers. Please tell Jim if you wish to take the course for Castleton credit. He will give you the link to Castleton's online registration form.

Course Description

This course covers twelve competencies outlined by the National Career Development Association. A minimum of 120 hours of instruction time is required. In recognition of busy, working schedules, we have created a class that reduces the in-class time to 5 class sessions, covering about 40 hours of “live” instruction time. The remaining instructional time includes a minimum of 50 hours of on-line discussions, web postings and email from your home or office, and 30 fieldwork hours visiting sites of interest and practicing skills in your own workplace.

Successful completion of this course is required for application to the following internationally recognized career certifications. (1) Certified Career Service Provider -CCSP through the National Career Development Association www.ncda.org (2) Global Career Development Facilitator certification through Center for Credentialing & Education for www.cce-global.org

Audience: All educators who provide any form of career services

Course Goals

Successful completion of this course is required for application to the following internationally recognized career certifications. (1) Certified Career Service Provider -CCSP through the National Career Development Association www.ncda.org (2) Global Career Development Facilitator certification through Center for Credentialing & Education for www.cce-global.org

Course Objectives

There are twelve competencies covered in the course.
1. Helping Skills - Be proficient in the basic career facilitating process while including productive interpersonal relationships.
2. Labor Market Information and Resources - Understand labor market and occupational information and trends. Be able to use current resources.
3. Assessment - Comprehend and use (under supervision) both formal and informal career development assessments with emphasis on relating appropriate ones to the population served
4. Diverse Populations - Recognize special needs of various groups and adapt services to meet their needs
5. Ethical and Legal Issues - Follow the CDF 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 and Peers - Prepare and develop materials for training programs and presentations
9. Program Management and Implementation - Understand career development programs and their implementation, and work as a liaison in collaborative relationships.
10. Promotion and Public Relations - Market and promote career development programs with staff and supervisors
11. Technology - Comprehend and use career development computer applications 
12. Consultation - Accept suggestions for performance improvement from consultants or supervisors

Course Expectations

Assignments: 
We will use a variety of activities throughout the course which will include the following:

LIVE CLASSES:
Class discussion will be a large component of the “live” classes. (5 days)
Jim presents mini-lecture information
Participants will present information at various times throughout the class.
We will have guest speakers

ON LINE / HOME
Peak-Careers Haiku Class website has a discussion area that is used for online discussions and posting assignments.
E-mail will be used for some assignments.
Reading of text book and completing text activities.
Small group work

FIELD WORK
Transferring what you have learned in the class to your place of employment.
Visiting community resources and career centers and interviewing other professionals in the
field. 

Projects:
All assignments must be completed on time whether they are on line or live.
All competencies must be passed to complete the course. Competencies are demonstrated by both observable practices in class and written assignments.
An Employability Skills workshop will be developed and a portion of it will presented in class.
A Career Development Program will be outlined and a marketing plan developed.
A Career Portfolio is due by the last class.


Evaluation: Based upon participating in all live classes (or made up to satisfaction of instructor), participation in all activities (live and online), two class presentations, career portfolio.

Grading: Pass / Fail

Required Texts

Required text is included in cost of course, "Facilitating Career Development".

For additional course and registration information

James (Jim) P. Peacock
(207) 649-9761

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