There is a a lot that we can help you with to enhance your career journey

Professional Supervision

Professional supervision is a formal collaborative and confidential process with the primary purpose of enabling people working in career development to meet the needs of their clients as effectively as possible. It is a structured, contractual arrangement for critical reflection to support professional development, competence, and promote adherence to the CDANZ Code of Ethics. Professional supervision may be one-to-one, peer or group.

At The CDC, we see Professional Supervision as essential support to those who work with people, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all concerned.

Why consider professional supervision?

  • It will raise your professional standards and adherence to codes of ethics
  • Your clients receive improved services and ultimately outcomes
  • You get support for and insight into your practice
  • You grow your professional knowledge and competence
  • You become more dynamic in your practice delivery

Topics that could be covered in supervision:

  • Exploring professional issues that are impacting on effective practice
  • The use of assessment tools, resources and tests
  • Discussing strategies, systems and processes when working with clients
  • Skill development, for example, micro-counselling or facilitating groups
  • Conceptualising challenging cases
  • Exploring ethical and cultural issues within a practitioner’s practice
  • Discussing how the practitioner’s world view impacts on work with their clients


Enquire today to talk about your particular professional supervision needs

Investment from $120+GST a session, or from $660+GST for a package of 6 sessions


Mentoring is a learning and developmental partnership between an experienced

practitioner and a less experienced practitioner. Mentoring is usually less formal than supervision and may be undertaken in conjunction with supervision. It is often focused on career progression. Positive mentoring relationships can promote confidence, expand knowledge and stimulate new practice.


What can Mentors offer?

  • Mentors are often experienced and can be trusted advisors providing important information and knowledge
  • Mentors are sounding boards for potential ideas and can give insight to situations that may not be obvious
  • Mentors find ways to stimulate personal and professional growth, and offer encouragement and guidance
  • Mentors can provide access to potential connections


Enquire today to talk about your particular mentoring needs


Investment from $120+GST a session, or from $660+GST for a package of 6 sessions

Education and Training


Are you a school or tertiary education/industry training organisation? Are you seeking a solution for any combination of the following:

  • developing or strengthening your current career development programmes and services to enhance the outcomes for your students and trainees?
  • training staff to engage in effective career conversations with staff, students or trainees?

The CDC offers specialist expertise to support education providers to design, develop, and deliver career development programmes and services. Students and trainees need support to navigate transitions between education, training and employment. The CDC professionals are qualified and experienced in helping learners connect their learning with the world of work and who they are becoming: their future selves. We’ll work with you to support student and trainee engagement, and understanding and desire for lifelong learning.

In addition, we offer a range of affordable options for training staff to use our unique RECI™ model for effective career conversations. Following are ways our team can help you:

  • we provide ‘Effective Career Conversations’ [hyperlink] training for staff
  • we present topical career development seminars and workshops for staff, students, trainees, and parents
  • we provide individual and group coaching and career counselling sessions for staff, students and trainees
  • we provide professional development for teaching staff in the integration of the ‘world of work’ into the classroom
  • we support career staff to design, develop and deliver evidence-based career development programmes
  • we advise on and/or lead the review, design and development of New Zealand career-specific qualifications, programmes and assessment


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