Career Planning & Adult Development*
NETWORK
 

THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT NETWORK

Established in 1979 by career development expert, Richard Knowdell, the Network is an international non-profit association of career practitioners who work with youth and adults in job or career transition. Network members work in higher education, business organizations, government agencies, social service agencies, outplacement consulting firms and private career counseling and coaching firms. Network members live in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

CAREER PLANNING & ADULT DEVELOPMENT NETWORK NEWSLETTER

The Network publishes a bi-monthly newsletter that is sent to all members electronically. The Newsletter contains information for career practitioners about professional development conferences, skill building workshops, and columns by career development experts on state-of-the-art career development techniques and ideas.

CAREER PLANNING & ADULT DEVELOPMENT JOURNAL

The Network publishes a quarterly journal. Each issue focuses on a specific area of career development and is edited by a subject matter expert with invited articles from knowledgeable practitioners. The journal is e-mailed to each member as a pdf.

TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

Since 1979, the Network has provided training seminars and workshops for career development professionals throughout the world. Much of the training was offered through university continuing education programs. Some seminars were conducted in business organizations. Others were organized by government agencies. Since 1994, the Network has trained and certified over 6,000 Job & Career Transition Coaches and Job & Career Development Coaches. In 2001, the Network established a Marketing & Business Development seminar for career practitioners in private practice. Since 2007, the Network has been offering Career Development Facilitator training that qualifies graduates to become Global Career Development Facilitators (GCDF) and Global Career Development Facilitator Instructors (GCDFI).

CAREER ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS

Network founder, Richard Knowdell, created four widely used career assessment instruments that have been translated into ten languages. These are the Career Values Card Sort, Motivated Skills Card Sort, Occupational Interest Card Sort and the Leisure/Retirement Activities Card Sort. Originally created in 1977, these instruments were revised and updated in 2004. On-line versions of the Career Values and Motivated Skills instruments became available in December of 2012. Links to the distributors of these instruments are available for any Network member who may be interested in using them.

Career Coaching Tools

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Ordering Information

For the online / virtual card sorts, visit: www.CareerPlanner.com

To purchase the physical card sorts, contact the distributor nearest you:

 

Distributors
United States, Europe, Asia: 

Training Systems Inc.
www.CareerTrainer.com

Canada 

Career/Life Skills Resources
www.clsr.ca

Austrailia 

Austrailian Council for Educational Research
www.acer.edu.au

Egypt & MENA

Ahmed Mostafa
ahmed.mostafa@acdamena.org

Singapore

Abundanz Enterprize
www.abundanzenterprise.com

South Korea

www.emconsulting.co.kr

Brazil

coming Q2 2014

South Africa

Ashraf Jamie
176 Thornton Road
CRAWFORD
7780
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
ashrafjamie@gmail.com

 

 

 
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Dick Knowdell's Schedule

March 7,8, 2014
British Columbia Career Development Association
Richmond, BC, Canada

 

March 12-13-14, 2014
JCTC/JCDC Certification Workshop
Singapore

 

May 12-13-14, 2014
JCTC/JCDC Certification Workshop
Honolulu, HI

 

May 15, 2014
Entrepreneurship Certification Workshop
Honolulu, HI

 

May 19-20-21, 2014
Asia-Pacific Career Development Association
Honolulu, Hawaii

 

June 18-19-20, 2014
NCDA Conference
Long Beach, CA

 

June 23-24-25, 2014
JCTC/JCDC Certification Workshop
Los Angeles, CA

 

June 26, 2014
Entrepreneurship Certification Workshop
Los Angeles, CA

 

September, 2014
JCTC/JCDC Certification Workshop
Alexandria, Virginia

 

September, 2014
Entrepreneurship Certification Workshop
Alexandria, Virginia

 

November 3-4-5, 2014
JCTC/JCDC Certification Workshop
Denver, CO

 

November 6, 2014
Marketing & Business Development
Denver, CO

 

December, 2014
JCTC/JCDC Certification Workshop
Orlando, Florida

 

December, 2014
Entrepreneurship Certification Workshop
Orlando, Florida