The Facilitating Career Development (FCD) course is a 120-hour professional development course. Of the 120 hours, a minimum of 24 hours must be direct contact hours (synchronous, either in-person or live online) between the instructor and students with the remaining hours being completed by the student through asynchronous guided assignments. The course can run various lengths of time, with 8-weeks, 10-weeks, 12-weeks, and 16-weeks being among the most common time frames for publicly offered courses. Lengths for private courses for groups and organizations can be negotiated within reasonable frameworks. The course content focuses on career development skills and is useful to a variety of different professions. Elevate P3 is an authorized training provider for the Facilitating Career Development course.
Topics covered include areas such as Developing Helping Skills (People Skills), Training and Leading Groups, Career Development Theories, Career Assessments, Ethics, Working With Multicultural Populations, Developing Job Skills and Employability Skills, Career Planning Techniques, Business Services & Employer Relations, and more.
Career services professionals, academic faculty, K-12 Teachers, military transition professionals, academic advisors, career counselors/coaches, job coaches, and others career-minded professionals will find the covered content useful and applicable in their work.
The Facilitating Career Development (FCD) course can also potentially lead to certification as a Certified Career Services Professional (CCSP) with the National Career Development Association (NCDA) (initial CCSP certification application fees are covered as part of course costs with Elevate P3) and/or a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) with the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE). Both certifications require the FCD course as part of their core requirements. See more about these two certifications HERE.