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your International Career Development Facilitator Certification in
the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) Credential today!
GCDF Credential is an internationally recognized certification for
professionals serving in a variety of occupations related to career
development support and facilitation in both public and private
sector organisations. To achieve the certification, a candidate must
complete the 120 hour NCDA CDF curriculum taught by an NCDA
registered Career Development Facilitator Instructor.
120-hour Career Development Facilitator (CDF) course is offered in a
convenient format to suit the varying needs and schedules of
participants. This includes hands-on
enhance domain knowledge,
to deepen mastery and
4 days of face-to-face sessions spread over 3 months, as follows:
1 : Career Facilitation Skills (2 days)
2 : Delivering Career Services Effectively (2 days)
for GCDF (subject to education and experience requirements)
Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) certification is provided
through the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (CCE), a
subsidiary of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).
Through Personal Mastery Resources, you are well placed to earn both
the credentials of CDF and GCDF. The certification is recognized in a
growing number of countries across the globe and the number of
certified GCDFs is increasing rapidly in many areas.
of the GCDF Credential
who wants to leverage career development as a driver for talent
management and retention, and/or be an in-house Career Coach to
Advisers/Coaches in tertiary institutions, career centres &
who want to help their clients develop a competitive advantage in
Managers & Executives (PMEs) in transition and
exploring a career change into the people empowerment industry
CDF course applicants must have a recognised Degree with minimum 8
years professional work experience and a keen interest to make a
difference. Places are available on a competitive basis.
Skills in Career Counselling
proficient in the basic career facilitating process while cultivating
productive interpersonal relationships.
with Diverse Populations
special needs of various groups and adapt services to meet their
and Legal Issues
the CDF code of ethics and know current legislative regulations.
Consultation, Training and Presentation Development
how to be mentored to be a more effective CDF.
Development Models and Theories
career development theories, models, and techniques as they apply to
lifelong development, gender, age, and ethnic background.
and Informal Career Assessment
and use both formal and informal career development assessments with
emphasis on relating appropriate ones to the population served.
and Labour Market Information and Resources
labour market and occupational information and trends. Be able to use
and use career development computer applications.
job search strategies/techniques, especially in working with specific
Clients and Peers
and develop materials for training programs and presentations.
career development programs and their implementation, and work as a
liaison in collaborative relationships.
and Public Relations
and promote career development programs with staff and supervisors.
apply for the GCDF Credential after your CDF Certification, you need
to meet the combined work experience and educational levels as
Level of Applicant
Development Experience Required
to your Organisation
a certified CDF within an organisation, you could:
coaching to employees/clients/students to align their aspirations
with organisational goals, so as to ensure best-fit and high morale
line managers to provide coaching to employees/clients to do the
your talent to the best-fit roles through appropriate assessments,
so as to achieve peak performance
and inform employees/clients/students about taking ownership of
their career and aspirations through relevant career theories
updated and relevant with the latest information sources and
your employees/clients/students with employability skills so that
they can move on confidently in any economic contingency
yourself professionally as a Career Coach/Trainer in career
and implement career development programs that are aligned with
organisational goals, so that both employees/clients/students and
the organisation benefits
your talents’ potential through a systematic approach to stretch
and prepare them for future roles
your course investment many times over, due to your expanded mindset
and new competencies
MBA (Distinction), is a GCDF Instructor and the 1st International
CDF Master Trainer (NCDA, USA) in Asia. He is also a National award
winning professional, Successful author of 5 career books and
Founder & Director of Personal Mastery Resources, a niche
more than 25 years’ successful experience as a senior corporate
manager and career development entrepreneur, Han has empowered more
than 50,000 individuals of 21 nationalities through his books,
seminars and workshops. To know more about Han, visit
Han’s course participants say
the way the trainer interacts with participants. He comes across as
knowledgeable, down to earth, resourceful, extremely helpful eg.
encouraging us to contact him for clarification even after the
is very knowledgeable and also very patient and encouraging. The
instruction and his style of instruction is the aspect of the course
that facilitated learning."
competency-based curriculum of the CDF course provided me with many
practical ideas and tools in my professional practice in the field of
Career Guidance and Development. Han is a resourceful, informed and
inspiring trainer and generous in sharing his insights into the world
of work. For a lack of a unified approach to the training of career
development practitioners, the CDF course can bridge the gap in
levelling up the professionalism in this field. Backed by strong
fundamentals and thought leadership from the National Career
Development Association (NCDA), the CDF certification is indeed a
professional development opportunity not to be missed."
you for the rich learning esp. sharing from your industry experience,
and providing such a reasonable pace of learning for learners. The
relaxed and comfortable pace of learning is helpful to provide a
conducive learner-centred environment.”
understanding of real job market, to provide assessment tools for
students and theories relevant to the understanding of this course.
Trainer was practical, realistic, clear and precise, fun and
content is thorough and relevant to career facilitation. The
self-assessment was helpful to the counsellor personally.”
lot of relevant materials/notes/activities that I could use.
Experiential & engaging. Not dull and quite a lot of realistic
learning points for corporate sector.”
is very knowledgeable and the course contents are very relevant.
Good delivery as well. The materials and resources supplied are also
facilitator was very engaging and knowledgeable in the area. The
course materials were ‘very’ relevant. I enjoyed the course.”
useful materials, role plays, and personal assessments. Trainer was
very experienced, well prepared. Comprehensive notes given.”
teaching techniques, not just lectures but include games, activities
and discussions. Interesting and engaging. Good practical resources
Han is an excellent and motivating coach. Enjoyed his facilitation.”
makes a conscious effort to help us learn how to fish, rather than
fish for us. I guess that is the art of coaching. He demonstrated as
role model for us. Thanks!”
more information, please contact:
Linda Sen, Client Services Manager
Personal Mastery Resources
Orchard Road Level 6
Global Career Development Facilitator