Competency Category: Outreach and Leadership

The Outreach and Leadership category includes 18 competencies across 5 series related to advancing the career development field for improved social and economic outcomes for clients and communities.

Career Development Professionals (CDPs) establish strategic partnerships with community-based organizations, third party providers and agencies who share common values and goals. The partnerships provide opportunities to share specialized capabilities and resources to address challenges the organization may not have the capacity to address on its own.

Career Development Professionals (CDPs) develop performance monitoring systems to measure organizational performance relevant to career development services. Performance monitoring systems facilitate the collection of data that may help identify how to improve program outcomes.Caseload refers to the number of clients a CDP manages. Caseloads are assigned taking into consideration the complexity of each individual case and the evidence-based approach required for a successful outcome. Information systems are useful tools to inform decisions on how best to allocate resources including staff, local resources, agencies and voluntary organizations.

Career Development Practitioners (CDPs) prepare reports to track organizational progress against performance metrics. The performance reports are used to inform decision making.

Career Development Professionals (CDPs) manage risk on an ongoing basis to ensure effective and efficient delivery of services. CDPs reduce potential loss and liability by identifying risk factors and implementing appropriate risk management strategies. Considerations may include staff and client safety, protection of client data and information, adherence to professional codes of conduct and industry standards, and financial integrity.

Career Development Professionals (CDPs) share career successes, challenges and lessons learned with mentees. CDPs support the professional growth of career development practitioners to strengthen the talent in the field.

Career development professionals (CDPs) recognize the need for change to achieve business outcomes. CDPs build a change management strategy that engage people within the organization to ensure a successful implementation.

Career Development Professional Centre

Help us cultivate a community we all enjoy by reviewing and following the Code of Conduct.  

Our Purpose  

Thank you for being a part of the online CDPC social learning community. To ensure that all members have the best possible experience, we have a few ground rules that we ask everyone to adhere to. This code of conduct applies equally to every person in the community and is intended to foster an online space that is inclusive, safe, and welcoming to all. 

Community Rules 

Be welcoming 

We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities. We aim to create and facilitate a community that promotes excellence and innovation in career and workforce development. Please extend respect to all members; we all come from different backgrounds and levels of knowledge and there is no such thing as a stupid question. 

Be respectful 

We won’t all agree all the time, but when we disagree don’t let those disagreements turn into personal attacks. A community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened will not be a productive one. Instead, when having discussions in the online community, create productive conversations around the content being presented, not the person behind the content. Any post that is determined to be “hate speech” towards any individual or group will be deleted, and the user account may be locked until an investigation regarding the post has been concluded. The user may be given a written warning or removed from the CPDC community platform depending on the findings of the investigation.  

Hate Speech could include and is not limited to:  

  • Violent threats or language directed against another person 
  • Discriminatory jokes, language, or materials 
  • Defamatory or abusive language or materials 
  • Profane or illegal materials 
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior 

A good rule of thumb is to never post anything that you wouldn’t be comfortable with the world seeing or that you wouldn’t want anyone knowing came from you. We ask that you keep in mind the focus of this community, which is building excellence and innovation in career and workforce development for all individuals.  

Be considerate of the purpose of the community 

This community will be focused on building excellence and discussing innovation in the career and workforce development field. The goal of this community is to communicate goals, challenges, constructive feedback, and questions in relation to career and workforce development. The community should be a place for continued learning and development as well as a place to discuss the future of our field (solicitation without written consent by the Project or Advisory team, is strictly prohibited). Any post that is determined to be soliciting any individual or group will be deleted, and the user account may be locked until an investigation regarding the post has been concluded. The user may be given a written warning or removed from the CPDC community platform depending on the findings of the investigation. 

Post your discussions or documents in the most appropriate group or topic 

Make reasonable efforts to ensure that posts and materials are allocated to the appropriate group or topic. This will prevent cluttering the community and make it easier for everyone to find the information that they are seeking. Individuals who do this repeatedly will be contacted by one of the group admins and asked to follow these guidelines.  

Privacy and Release of Information  

CDPC-CEDC will not release your information to any third-party agencies.  

Group Admins 

There are four group admins who are available to you. Below are their names and their spoken language. 

Heather Powell | Anglophone 

Gabrielle St-Cyr | Francophone/Anglophone 

Florence Desrochers | Francophone/Anglophone

Muriel Andoblé-Yao | Francophone

Thank you and welcome to the CDPC Community!