Career Development Network

Career Development Network was establish many years ago by Richard Knowdell.  As an internationally recognized leader in the field, he has created and implemented several certifications, has authored many books and has created several assessment instruments. is thrilled to partner with the Career Development Network to bring to you additional avenues to improve your skills and abilities in the career development field. Membership in the Network is free. Find out how to become a member here


The Career Development Network provides training seminars and workshops for career development professionals throughout the globe.  These are held/sponsored by university continuing education programs, business organizations or government agencies.

Since its inception,  the Network has trained and certified over 6,000 Job & Career Transition Coaches and Job & Career Development Coaches.

Currently, the Network offer three major certifications: 

Job and Career Development Coach (JCDC)

The JCDC is a three-day,  face-to-face certification workshop designed for Human Resource Specialists, Career Coaches and  Career Counselors who help Employees develop within their Organizations and Careers

Job and Career Transition Coach (JCTC)

The JCTC is a three-day,  face-to-face certification workshop designed for Career Advisors and Career Coaches who help individuals make the Transition from College to Work or to change Jobs or Careers.

Click here to see the schedule of upcoming trainings.

These workshops are approved for 22.5 Continuing Education Hours by The International Coach Federation.

Business Development & Marketing for Career Coaches

This certification has two foci — one for the career counselor/coach working with clients who wish to be self-employed, and a second for the counselor/coach to build their own counseling/coaching business.


Check out Dick’s books.  They are practical guides from topics ranging from counseling, downsizing and building a career development program.

Newsletters and Journals

Dick has published the Career Network journal for several decades and it is sent to all members.  Issues come out four times per year and are themed. Check out the journal here

Every two months Dick sends out a newsletter with information on various career development events taking place and with columns written by specialists in the field of career development, counseling, and coaching.  It too is free to members; a recent issue can be obtained here.