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Career Development Facilitator Instructors Share Teaching Approaches in College, Workforce Development, and Independent Programs
Carrie DeLeon, Kate Duttro, Roberta Floyd, Sally Gelardin, Ahmed Mostafa, and Linda Sollars
The 120-hour Career Development Facilitator (CDF) curriculum is so comprehensive that it can be overwhelming for prospective or new CDF instructors to launch. To meet this need, Roberta Floyd, master trainer, and Sally Gelardin, CDF Instructor, have gathered together four of their former CDF Instructor students who share their experiences in starting a CDF training program and new approaches to teaching, promoting, and organizing the curriculum and competencies in a variety of settings — workforce development office, community college, and independent program. At the end of the article, Floyd and Gelardin contribute their experiences working with CDF Instructors and co-teaching the CDF curriculum.