Career Development Practitioner Certification

  • Posted by Heather Powell on February 6, 2023 at 2:39 pm

    Hello, my fellow Career Development Practitioners!

    I recently completed my re-certification for my Career Development Practitioners Certification for the Province of Ontario. It got me thinking, are they other individuals in this community who have their certification in Ontario or another province? Why did you get your certification? I will share my story briefly below:

    I started in the Career Development Field when I was 19 and to be honest, for the first six years, I felt like I was learning by fire and by apprenticeship from other Career Development Professionals. Looking and being young, I would constantly get asked about my qualifications which would make me uncomfortable, to say the least! I decided to pursue my Career and Work Counsellor Program Diploma at George Brown College, part-time, while I continued to develop my professional experience.

    When the call came out for Career Development Practitioners to pursue voluntary certification, I was happy to put my name forward!

    Completing the application gave me a sense of pride and made me feel like I could show the experiences and knowledge that I had developed from working in the Career Development field.

    The application process made me think of areas that I needed to develop within the Career Development field, such as developing a further understanding of how socioeconomic and sociocultural factors affect a client’s job search.

    I have started to examine my own power and privilege, and how that affects me in my practice as Career Development Practitioner.

    What about you? Why did you get certified or why are you considering getting certified? What are your thoughts about national certification? Let’s get the conversation started!

    Elayne Greeley replied 1 year, 5 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
  • 1 Reply
  • Elayne Greeley

    February 8, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    @Chatal has great insights to share as a rural NL practitioner.

Log in to reply.

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!