CDP Competence

The New CDP Competency Framework

The Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners (S&Gs) are being updated and we’re creating a new CDP Competency Framework!

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What is a Career Development Professional? During the first stage of this project, the profession was defined as follows:

“Career Development Professionals help individuals navigate learning and employment transitions across the lifespan.

Career Development Professionals help individuals to manage learning and employment, acquire and enhance skills, seek and create employment, and access community services that support personal and professional growth in an increasingly complex, interdependent and changing world.

Career Development Professionals collaborate with employers, education and training providers, community-based services, and other private and public institutions to promote positive health, social and economic outcomes of individuals, institutions and communities.”

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