Professional Development for School Staff

Professional development for high school staff – Up to 37 Contact Hours


Develop your skills in career coaching and other essential professional skills


This online, self-paced training will build your skills in career exploration and coaching (12 contact hours). An additional 25 contact hours are available by completing up to 5 modules of interactive training on Essential Professional Skills.

Using the Future Plans assessment tool, you will first personally experience the career assessment and the power behind your personalized results. The online modules build your career coaching skills. It will guide you through the research and data behind the assessment components and how it applies to a vast array of data curated by the Department of Labor. You will learn how to use the Future Plans tool to work interactively with a person to navigate career exploration, identification of educational programs to support their career development, and real time job search techniques for identifying in-person and virtual work best aligned for the individual.

The Career Coaching Training requires 12 hours to complete and includes:

Career Assessment (2 hours, online and self-paced)

  • Career Coaching Modules (8 hours, online and self-paced)

  • Coach Certification (2 hours, scheduled zoom meeting with live career trainer)

Additional Contact Hours available by completing 1 – 5 modules of Essential Professional Skills. (5 contact hours per module for a total of 25 additional contact hours!)

Essential Professional Skills include:

  • Self-Management

  • Communicate Clearly

  • Teamwork

  • Thinking On Your Feet (Critical Thinking)

  • Problem Solving

Professional Development is available for any school staff member working with students grades 9th – 12th and located in the Ohio counties of Adams, Brown, Highland, Pike or Scioto.

Enrollment must be completed by June 30, 2021. Complete the form to get started!