Facilitating Career Development , Spring 2019

Course Number: EDU 5515 C06 (graduate) EDU 4710 CFS6 (undergraduate)
Instructor: James (Jim) P. Peacock
Location: This is a blended model course with in-person and online components. The in-person portion will take place in a location TBD on the Vermont/New Hampshire border. Please contact instructor Jim Peacock directly if you have questions about the location.
Dates and Times: April 5 - August 14, 2019. In-person sessions will be held on April 5, May 3, June 5, July 10 & August 14 from 8:30-5:00.
Credits: 3 graduate or undergraduate credits
Tuition: $1,675

Note: Please register directly with Jim Peacock of Peak Careers. If you wish to take the course for Castleton credit, Jim will share 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 & 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.

  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

Required Texts

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

For additional course information

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

For additional registration information

Bethany Sprague
(802) 468-1325

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