What Do You Think? A Consultation of Career Development Professionals

The Project

The Canadian Council for Career Development (CCCD) is looking for the input of Career Development Professionals (CDPs) all across Canada on the new CDP Competency Framework. Consultation sessions will be held in all over the country by different consultation facilitators trained by the CCCD. Our very own Elayne Greeley will be Newfoundland and Labrador’s consultation facilitator!


Elayne will be facilitating 8 different sessions. On Monday, October 21st Elayne will be hosting two sessions in Grand Falls-Windsor, followed by two sessions in Corner Brook on Wednesday, October 23rd, finishing with 4 sessions in St. John’s on Wednesday, November 6th and Thursday November 7th. These sessions will take place at the Employment Options offices in each town. The address of the Grand Falls-Windsor office is 62 Hardy Avenue and the address of the Corner Brook office is 2 Herald Avenue, Millbrook Mall, Suite 201. Each session will last 3 hours during which time Elayne will facilitate a discussion and receive feedback about the new CDP Competency Framework. The session will be informal and conversational. Coffee and snacks will be provided.     


Why Consult?

This national project aims to create a CDP Competency Framework to adapt to the evolving demands of the career development sector, and eventually implement a national certification. In doing so, it is vital to communicate with those most impacted by this work: CDPs. To ensure that the voices of CDPs everywhere are heard, there are focus groups and consultation sessions across the country. The feedback garnered from these focus groups and consultation sessions goes directly back to CCCD so they are able to evaluate changes recommended by CDPs, or are able to validate the model they have created. The opinions of people working in the sector are extremely important to the success of the project and the progression of the career development sector on a national level. 


Who are Career Development Professionals?

Career Development Professionals (CDPs) are people that aid others their career transitions at any stage of their journey. 


Do you help people make decisions about what career path to follow? You’re a CDP!

Do you help people to develop and hone skills that make them more employable? You’re a CDP!

Do you help people search for jobs by doing things like connecting them with supports and resources? You’re a CDP!


Examples of CDPs include:

  • Guidance Counsellors
  • Career Counsellors/Advisors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) Providers
  • Human Resources Workers

If you are a CDP and want to have a say in the new CDP Competency Framework, please join us! Email elayne@employmentcollaboration.ca for more information!

  • September 27, 2019