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: 

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 and Asia

Abundanz Enterprize
www.abundanzenterprise.com

South Korea

www.emconsulting.co.kr

Brazil

Pending

South Africa

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

 

 

 
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Dick Knowdell's Schedule

 

February 9-10-11, 2015
JCTC Special Workshop
Chico, CA

 

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March 16-17-18, 2015
JCTC/JCDC Certification Workshop
Singapore

 

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April 8-9-10, 2015
CDAA Conference
Perth, Australia

 

April 13-14-15, 2015
JCTC/JCDC Certification Workshop
Sydney, Australia

 

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April 29-30 & May 1, 2015
JCTC Special Workshop
Council Bluffs, Iowa

 

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June 24-25-26, 2015
JCTC/JCDC Certification Workshop
Denver, Colorado

 

June 27, 2015
Entrepreneurship Certification Workshop
Denver, Colorado

 

June 29 to July 2, 2015
NCDA Conference
Denver, Colorado

 

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August 23 & September 1-2, 2015
JCTC Certification
Okinawa, Japan

 

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September 5-6-7, 2015
JCTC/JCDC Certification
Hong Kong, China

 

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September 17, 2015
Entrepreneurship Certification Workshop
Washington DC Area

 

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October 22, 2015
Entrepreneurship Certification Workshop
Los Angeles, CA

 

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November 6, 2015
CCDA Conference
San Bruno, California

 

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November 16-17-18, 2015
JCTC/JCDC Certification
Singapore

 

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December 10, 2015
Entrepreneurship Certification Workshop
Orlando Florida

 

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