CCE Impact Book

OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO As the Director of the Office of Career Services at the University of New Mexico, Dr. Jenna Crabb requires her staff to obtain CCE’s flagship credential, the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). Not only is she a GCDF, she has been teaching those pursuing the credential since 2004. Crabb received her PhD in counselor education from UNM and has more than 20 years of higher education experience. She is also an adjunct faculty member for the university’s counselor education and organizational learning and instructional technologies (OLIT) programs. Several years ago, one of Crabb’s former directors asked her to obtain the GCDF and become an approved instructor so that the university could begin offering GCDF training. Crabb and her colleagues were so impressed by the GCDF program that they later began requiring their staff to obtain the credential within six months of employment. Crabb is still enthusiastic about that decision. “This program is something I believe in, and I believe it should be part of the minimum requirements for my career staff. The GCDF certification is extremely valuable to our profession, and I consider it the gold standard of career development training.” Earning the credential has been beneficial to students and staff members who have different levels of education as well, she says.