The Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)

Normandale has a long history of offering GCDF certification training across the state and nationally. We are pleased to announce that GCDF will be offered in an online/hybrid format. Learners will complete approximately 70 percent of the training online.

The training is designed to be highly interactive and paced for working adults. Learners will also spend four days face-to-face with their cohort developing their skills and refining their competencies. The face-to-face days have been planned to offer enhanced learning opportunities as well as to meet scheduling needs for learners who will be traveling to campus. Please let us know if you have any questions or need hotel information at 952-358-8343.

Class Date/Time:
Online/Hybrid Class
November 28, 2017 through March 9, 2018 (ID: 55944)

Face to Face Sessions:
Face to face sessions will be held at Normandale Community College for the following dates:

  • November 28, 2017 in room P1840 from 9am - 4pm
  • January 28, 2018 in room P1840 from 9:30am - 4pm
  • March 8 & 9, 2018 in room P1840 from 9:30am - 4pm

Instructor: Judith Ettinger, Ph.D

The Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) credential is for individuals working in a variety of career development settings who have met the requirements set forth by the NCDA and Center for Credentialing & Education, Inc. GCDF work roles include:

  • WorkForce development personnel
  • Job counselors
  • Career development case managers                  
  • Job search trainers
  • Career resource center coordinators                   
  • Career coaches
  • Career development group facilitators                  
  • Intake interviewers
  • Human resource career development coordinators
  • Employment/placement specialists
  • Occupational and labor market information resource persons

The GCDF program offer you:

  •   Training required for national certification eligibility
  •   Enhanced skills and knowledge you can apply immediately
  •   Instruction by a nationally certified and highly experienced instructor

GCDF Core Competencies:

  • Helping skills
  • Labor market information and resources
  • Assessment and assessment instruments    
  • Working effectively with diverse populations
  • Ethical and legal issues                          
  • Career development models
  • Employability skills                                
  • Training clients, peers and groups
  • Program management and implementation 
  • Promotion and public relations
  • Technology, computers, web sites                       
  • Consultation skills

The GCDF Program is offered through a partnership of the National Career Development Association & the Center for Credentialing & Education, Inc
Contact us for more information about this program or view schedule here