Facilitating Career Development, Danaher, Fall 2019

Course Number:  EDU 5515 C15 (graduate) EDU 4710 CFS2 (undergraduate)
Instructor: Mark Danaher
Location: Online Meetings using Zoom Conferencing
Dates and Times:

September 9, 2019 to December 2, 2019 – Zoom video meetings are Tuesday Nights  from 6:45-9:00 pm EST on the following dates:  September 10, 17, October 1, 8, 22, November 5, 19, December 3, 2019.

Credits: 3 graduate or undergraduate credits
Tuition: $1,225

Note: Please register with Mark Danaher at the link provided below. Mark will then 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, I have created a class that reduces the in-class time to 5 class sessions, covering about 24 hours of “live” instruction time. The remaining instructional time includes a minimum of 65 hours of online discussions, journal entries, online group projects, 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 professionals who provide any form of career services or want to enter the career services profession.

Course Goals & Objectives

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.

  • Helping Skills - Be proficient in the basic career facilitating process while including productive interpersonal relationships.
  • Labor Market Information and Resources - Understand labor market and occupational information and trends. Be able to use current resources.
  • Assessment - Comprehend and use (under supervision) both formal and informal career development assessments with emphasis on relating appropriate ones to the population served
  • Diverse Populations - Recognize special needs of various groups and adapt services to meet their needs
  • Ethical and Legal Issues - Follow the CDF code of ethics and know current legislative regulations
  • Career Development Models – Understand career development theories, models, and techniques as they apply to lifelong development, gender, age, and ethnic background
  • Employability Skills - Know job search strategies and placement techniques, especially in working with specific groups
  • Training Clients and Peers - Prepare and develop materials for training programs and presentations
  • Program Management and Implementation - Understand career development programs and their implementation, and work as a liaison in collaborative relationships.
  • Promotion and Public Relations - Market and promote career development programs with staff and supervisors
  • Technology - Comprehend and use career development computer applications
  • 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:

ONLINE FACE-TO-FACE ZOOM CLASSES:

  • Class discussion and participation will be a large component of the “live” classes.
  • Mark will present mini-lecture information followed by class discussions.
  • Participants will present information at various times throughout the class.
  • All “live” classes are recorded and participates are allowed to miss one “live”class, but they must review the missed class and provided a summary of key to the instructor.

ONLINE COURSE

HSB Training Canvas Class website has a discussion area that is used for online discussions and posting assignments.

  • Weekly Facilitation sheets will be given out for each week’s reading, journal entries, forum discussions and assignments
  • Email will be used to introduce each week and set the stage for that class. An ending week email will be sent out to wrap up the week and give a reminder to participants for the assignments and key points of the chapter
  • Reading of text book and completing text activities.
  • Small group work and individual 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 online 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.
  • Each participate will write an article for Career Convergence, the online magazine for the National Career Development Association.
  • A Career Development Personal and Organizational Action will be developed and laid out for the last week of class by each individual.
  • A Career Portfolio will be presented during 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 including the career portfolio.

Grading: Pass / Fail

For additional course & registration information

Mark Danaher

(203) 598-1891

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