CUHK - School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Facilitating Career Development (FCD) Programme

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Course Information

  • 28 Nov 2020 (Sat) - 9 Jan 2021 (Sat) 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Registration period
15 Sep 2020 (Tue) - 13 Nov 2020 (Fri)
HKD 18,500
(There is an additional cost of US$150 for the Student Manual to be ordered online on the NCDA website)
Study Mode
6 Day(s)
School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Course Overview

Facilitating Career Development (FCD) Programme

A specialist training on professional career planning and development services under the National Career Development Association (NCDA), USA

Through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUSCS), over 700 professionals credentialed as Global Career Development Facilitators (GCDFs) have been serving the community since 2014. This mission is continuing through the Facilitating Career Development (FCD) Programme, which further expands the focus of training beyond facilitation to equip practitioners with the resources to become effective career services providers or career development specialists.

Trainees are eligible to apply for two globally recognised credentials on completion of the FCD Programme: Certified Career Services Provider 職涯服務規劃師 (CCSP), and Global Career Development Facilitator 全球職涯發展師 (GCDF).

Free Preparatory Workshops are available for those who are interested in getting more information of the FCD Programme.

Please refer to the FCD website ( for more updated schedules of Preparatory Workshops and FCD classes.


What you'll learn

The FCD Programme prepares participants for understanding and mastery of the following competencies:
1) Helping Skills - Be proficient in the basic career facilitating process while including productive interpersonal relationships.
2) Labour Market Information and Resources - Understand labour 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 NCDA 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/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 and Supervision - Accept suggestions for performance improvement from consultants or supervisors.

In addition to these 12 competencies, the FCD Curriculum has provisions for additional coverage in the following areas:
- Business Services and Employer Relations
- Clients with Disabilities
- Clients who are Justice-Involved
- K-12 Students
- Workforce and Career Development History

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