About Us

Expert Instructors. Trusted Certifications. Dynamic Learning

National Professional Development Initiatives Group

Core Values: Teaching, Research, Service

Mission: Professional Development, Initiatives, Recognition

  • Professional Development: We provide information about national professional development opportunities.
  • Initiatives: We develop and implement curriculum and multimedia resources for professional development programs.
  • Recognition: We recognize individuals and groups for professional achievements.

Goals: Our goal is help professionals review, demonstrate and validate strengths and proficiencies in multiple areas of career development and professional development.

Objectives: Our objective is to help individuals and groups…

  • Engage in professional development; and/or
  • Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Continuing Education Hours (CEHs); and/or
  • Review, demonstrate, and validate professional development competencies to earn national credentials and/or earn customized professional development certificates.
Partners and Endorsements

The Career Development Facilitator (CDF) program is endorsed by the National Career Development Association (NCDA), National Employment Counseling Association (NECA), and National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP).

Professionals that successfully complete this 12 competency program are eligible to apply for national certification as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) through the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), a subsidiary of the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) is a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA).

Marie Smith teaches the NCDA CDF program. Marie Smith has been certified to teach the NCDA CDF program since 2007.


We are proud to be an authorized licensee of the IAC Coaching Masteries (as of 11/07/12).  We incorporate the IAC Coaching Masteries into our training programs and mentoring programs for Life Coaches and Career Coaches. The International Association of Coaching (IAC) website is linked at  http://www.certifiedcoach.org/.  We have been authorized by the International Association of Coaching to teach the IAC Coaching Masteries.  Our licensee information is linked at http://www.certifiedcoach.org/index.php/members/school_detail/25748.

IAC: IAC Coaching Masteries Authorized Licensee.


ICF: Our programs have been approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF) for Continuing Coaching Education Units (CCEUs) in the category of Resource Development.

Special thanks to Heather Goettl, HG Photography, for giving us permission to use her stunning starfish photos. These photos were taken on a beautiful beach in Oregon. View the Starfish Photo Gallery.


Marie Smith, Director of Professional Development and Continuing Education marie.smith@npdigroup.com 262-939-8596

National Professional Development Initiatives Group LLC

Write  1540 N. Stuart Road  Racine, WI 53406
Call  262-939-8596
Email  admin@npdigroup.com



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