FAQs about Professional Development Seminars

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So many people have asked questions about our Professional Development Seminars that we've created this handy outline of the most frequently asked questions and their answers. Please take a minute to read this information and, if you still have any questions, please contact us.

Do I need additional materials?

Some of the seminars require additional materials for which there is a minimal fee which will be clearly indicated with the seminar information. Additional copies of the material are available upon request for a minimal fee.

Do I need specific knowledge beforehand?

For all workshops, no specific knowledge of the topic is required. However, some seminars require a basic understanding of career development theories in order to maximize the learning experience. As such, these seminars may be best suited for participants with at least some experience in career counseling.

How much does it cost to attend a Professional Development Seminar?

The price for 2 hour webinar style CCC Professional Development Seminars is $50 for members and $75 for non-members. For 4 hour seminars, the cost is $100 for members and $150 for non-members. Facilitators may also charge a materials fee of approximately $10, which would be in addition to the seminar rate.

How will attending a Professional Development Seminar benefit me?

The tools participants acquire are useful in the everyday business of their practices, the theories and application of them are cutting edge and designed to offer you something to use immediately upon completion of the seminar. Depending on the individual seminar, participants may acquire tools to assess clients more effectively, identify barriers to growth, deliver more effective workshops, etc.

Who should attend the Professional Development Seminar?

Career management professionals such as Career Counselors, Employment Specialists, Case Managers, Job Developers, Human Resources Professionals, Adult Education Counselors and Outplacement Consultants from academia, private practice, community service organizations, for-profit and non-profit organizations and government service. Seminar participants come from a variety of backgrounds and work settings, and have experience levels from recent entries to the field to seasoned veterans.

How long will the seminar be?

While we continue to provide PDS' in a virtual format, all sessions are either 2 hours or 4 hours.  Time will be allocated for questions and answers at the end of each seminar.

All in person PDS' are either half day or full day. 

Is parking available?

While parking is available, we do recommend that you use public transportation as a convenient option. Directions and parking information can be found at the Northeastern University website:


What do I need to bring with me to the seminar?

All materials will be provided for each registered participant. Should any additional materials be required, you will be informed prior to the seminar.

What is the dress code during the seminar?

Business casual.

Where are the seminars held?

Currently, all seminars are held virtually through Zoom. A link will be sent to seminar registrants a few days prior to the live session.

All of the seminars are held at Northeastern University on Huntington Avenue in Boston (unless stated otherwise). The applicable hall/room number is indicated with each seminar. Excellent maps and directions can be found at http://www.northeastern.edu/campusmap

How do I register?

It's Easy! Click Here to Register Online Now!

Or, if you prefer, you can download a registration form and mail it along with your registration fee to:

CHECKS can be mailed to the following address (updated as of July 13, 2017):
PO BOX #170969
BOSTON, MA 02116

Don't forget that seminar size is limited so be sure to register early for the specific seminar you want in order to assure yourself a seat.

What if I need to cancel my registration?

Cancellations or substitutions to a different PDS can be made at no charge up to two weeks prior to the seminar. Cancellations made after that are non-refundable, except under extreme circumstances such as illness or family emergency.  If an emergency arises, a credit will be placed on the account of the participant, to be used within one year of the cancellation. 

Will I receive confirmation of my registration?

If you register online, you'll receive a confirmation email as soon as your payment is received. If you register by mail, you'll receive a confirmation within a week of the seminar.

How are the speakers chosen?

Our speakers are nationally recognized and are chosen based on their level of expertise and because they are experts in an area of interest to the Northeast career development community. Presenters offer cutting edge theories and practice that career development professionals can put to use immediately upon completion of the seminar.

How many people may attend each seminar?

Group size varies, and may be limited depending upon the subject matter. Typical seminars are held with 12-30 participants. The restricted size ensures individual attention.

What if I have additional questions that are not answered here?

Please email info@careercounselorsne.org

What if I’m not completely satisfied after attending the seminar?

We are very proud of our professional speakers and their valuable presentations. However, as always, we welcome your feedback if you are not completely satisfied with a seminar. Please contact  


Are any scholarships available?

Yes.  Please read about the Anna Shenk Scholarship

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