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PCDC is open during the fall and spring semesters during normal business hours. To inquire about an appointment or consultation, please email Amanda Flora at

Personal and Career Development Center
P.O. Box 400270
417 Emmet Street South
Charlottesville, VA 22905

Phone: (434) 924-7034
FAX : (434) 924-1433

Personal & Career Development Center

Earn your Career Development Facilitator Certificate to use toward obtaining the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) Credential.

The Career Development Facilitator Workshop provides professional counseling and career development training.  Participants receive training on how to assist their own clients in the fundamentals of not only career counseling, but personal counseling as well such as helping skills with a focus on wellness, social justice, and advocacy. Our philosophy is that career and personal development are interdependent and multifaceted. Those assisting clients with career development needs should also be equipped to assist with overall life planning based on the principles, skills and theories of counseling.

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a Career Development Certificate which may be used toward obtaining their GCDF Credential. The GCDF Credential is internationally and nationally recognized in school systems, government and private agencies. Participants can expect to learn the competencies expected for GCDF (see them here ) in this workshop with a focus on listening skills, diversity, assessments, and theories.

Specifically, participants in this workshop will:

  • Practice active listening skills with peers in counseling lab
  • Connect theory to practice with case studies and self-evaluation
  • Learn current trends and practices in workforce development and K-12 career development
  • Explore and evaluate their own professional goals as part of learning theories, assessments and best practices

This training is led by Amanda Flora, Ph.D, credentialed GCDF and certified CDF instructor. Professor Flora is currently the president of the Virginia Career Development Association and a participant in the National Career Development Association’s Leadership Academy. She has taught career counseling online and traditionally for over 5 years and has 8 years experience providing career development services to adults and college students.

Participant Quote:
“I was looking for a program to help me gain more confidence and knowledge in career development and I’m so glad I chose this one. I really enjoyed taking the class through the PCDC for its location and it’s access to the practice room--practicing and observing facilitation was such a useful tool. I also am glad I took this course from Amanda Flora. I learned a lot from her in this course and she has truly become a mentor to me as I grow in the field of career development.”
Lindsey Saxby


Workshop & Registration:

Title: Career Development Facilitator

Dates: June 6 – July 31, 2016
Combination online coursework and in-person workshops.  In person workshops are June 20 - 24, online coursework begins June 6 and ends July 31.


Monday, June 6, 8:30 - Noon

ONLINE Coursework: 
June 6 – July 31 - available on UVA Collab

IN-PERSON on Grounds (at UVA) Workshops - one week:
Monday, June 20                8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday, June 21                8:30  am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday, June 22         8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, June 23              8:30 – 5:00 pm
Friday, June 24                    8:30 – Noon

Workshops Location: The Curry School of Education, 417 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA in the Sheila C. Johnson Center on the ground floor of Bavaro Hall.

Tuition: $1100

Tuition Discount - Groups of 4 or more, UVA employees, UVA students - $1000.


The Personal and Career Development Center and the University of Virginia do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. Services are provided to UVA students, as well as individuals from the surrounding community.

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