What People are Saying About the LDW Group LLC
"Finding Your Next Opportunity"
Thank you! Dr. Woodard for the encouragement/opportunity you provided during my professional journey, by taking this course. However, I was very "optimistic" regarding returning to training-and it turns out I am still “passionate and still like what I do!”
This course helped me to identify how to connect on “Building A Personal Brand and Building a Professional Presence” to the customers I serve by "Improving the well-being of Ohio’s workforce and families by promoting economic self-sufficiency” and by enhancing customers’ abilities/skillsets to return back to work “with confidence/support.”
Thank you, once again for providing me the of opportunities to work with you and the NCDA community.
Workforce Development-OhioMeansJobs Hamilton-Cincinnati County
Truly Exceptional Training
My experience with Dr. Woodard and the Facilitating Career Development course was exceptional. Despite having to complete it online due to COVID-19 restrictions, the course was interesting and informative. Dr. Woodard was extremely knowledgeable and her enthusiasm and positive attitude were contagious. I also appreciated her accessibility and willingness to provide whatever assistance she could offer. I highly recommend this course.
ODJFS Office of Workforce Development
I found this course to be much more useful than I thought it would be with my 18+ years in the field. I learned of some great resources to help assist my customers. It was self-paced and pretty stress free. Thank you, Dr. Woodard, for your enthusiasm and energy! You are truly meant to teach this course.
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Very satisfying training
I very much want to thank Dr. Linda Woodard for such a fantastic course. I entered this as a seasoned academic adviser not expecting to learn very much more than I had already learned about career advising in my 20+ years in education. I was pleased to find out that I was incorrect in my original assessment. I added a great deal of new "tools" to my already well stocked toolbox. I look forward to more fulfilling years in my career serving the students of my college thanks to Dr. Woodard's course. She is easy to understand and even easier to approach when seeking assistance. Please consider putting together a class with colleagues and taking this training for your Global CDF.
Santa Fe College
Engaging, work done at your own pace
Dr. Linda Woodard's Facilitating Career Development Training course was wonderful. It was done with a small group of professional peers and completely virtual (due to COVID-19). Even without the face-2-face, she made me feel welcome in the Zoom sessions and really helped guide me through the material. It was completely at our own pace and very low stress! As I worked through the course I was able to immediately put some of the concepts referenced to work with my students. Thank you Dr. Woodard for helping me become a better facilitator and career guide!
Santa Fe College
The knowledge that Dr. Linda provided me during my FCD course in 2013 had a significant impact on my career development in the domain of Career Advising. Very happy that I gained this knowledge from the LDW Group LLC. Highly appreciated!
Higher Colleges of Technology (United Arab Emirates)
First Class Training
I had the pleasure and opportunity to be a part of an amazing group of Peers in this training program recently completed and I greatly appreciated the knowledge, connection, and collaboration gained from participation. Dr. Woodard was always focused on making sure we understood the requirements and made herself available for everyone in order to succeed. Thanks for allowing me this opportunity to expand my circle of influence.
Perfectly Suited Career Consulting, LLC
I truly enjoyed myself in the class! Dr. Woodard was very thorough and knowledgeable of the information she presented! Her sound principals and teachings made the class materials understandable and relatable to the industry!
Innovative Staffing Solutions
Awsome experience and practical
Dr. Linda Woodard taught an amazing class and is very committed to her students. There was not a time where I could not reach out to her for assistance and guidance throughout the course.She presents the information in a well organized manner that allows for full understanding, not only of the information, but how to utilize this information within your every day work performance.
Thank you Dr. Linda Woodard in helping me ascertain skills to assist me to get to the next level of my career!
Florida State College at Jacksonville
The Facilitating Career Development Training (FCD) provided by Dr. Linda Woodard was outstanding. She is an amazing instructor with a wealth of knowledge and her style of teaching really resonated with me. From the course I was able to obtain my GCDF and CCSP certifications! I highly recommend Dr. Woodard if you are considering the FCD course!
FCD 2017 Participate
Dr. Woodard is inspiring as well as educational. She kept the class fully engaged and was always supportive. This is a self-taught course and she checks in throughout and provides fun facts and updates. The course is challenging in areas but that is what learning is supposed to be and she provided the tools, resources and necessary encouragement. The Independent Study Project (ISP) was fun and personally rewarding. Dr. Woodard in addition to the course work is available outside the course for additional support for any follow-up questions or assistance. She is an incredible person to meet and very informative. I recommend her with complete enthusiasm and support.
Academic Advisement Center-Santa Fe College
Such an amazing experience!
Dr. Linda Woodard taught a cohort of us at SF College for our Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) training and she was phenomenal! She gave us all the tools and training that we needed to complete the course. The course was fun because with our Independent Study Project (ISP), she did not limit us to a specific topic. We had the ability to choose something that we could use in our professional or personal lives. For example, I work in higher education, but I decided to focus my ISP on my love of photography. Dr. Woodard made herself available to her students by phone or email and gave additional advice beyond what she trained us for because she believed that we had the skillset pursue outside interests beyond our current career. I would recommend Dr. Woodard for any training as she is very personable and such an inspiration to all!
Academic Advisement Center-Santa Fe College
Linda was amazing! I learned many things under her tutelage. She is very clear and concise in her delivery. I have been able to use different tactics and best practices with our students. It has truly made a difference!
Florida State College at Jacksonville, Career Services
LDW Group to GCDF to CCSP
Dr. Linda Woodard from the LDW Group LLC was patient, instrumental and informative in her training and preparation for achieving my goals of certifications and credentials in GCDF and CCSP. Thanks Linda Woodard- You Rock!
Cape Coral Technical College
Thanks so much for the GCDF training. I learned so much and will be using much of what I learned on a regular basis. Creating a career portfolio is an excellent idea and sets you apart from other professional within your field. Thanks again for the training and the wisdom!
Florida State College at Jacksonville, Career Services
LDW Group LLC has supplied me with a plethora of tools that I am able to use daily in my current position. Also the tools that I can supply staff with that will increase their current customer service skill tremendously. Dr. Woodard facilitation of the Facilitation Career Development course was phenomenal. The energy Dr. Woodard displayed encouraged all class members to listen intently and follow instructions to the letter. Anyone interested in Facilitation Career Development Training should seek Dr. Woodard instructions. This is by far the best development course I have ever taken. This course would be the perfect course for my organization, and I believe our career services in the One Stop Center would increase twofold. This course surpassed all of my expectations. Thank you Dr. Woodard!!!
American Job Center at Gateway, CareerSource NEFL
Dr. Woodard course was phenomenal! Her instructional style and professionalism was outstanding. She guided us every step of the way. She was very confident in her delivery and her product and made sure we fully understood the curriculum. After taking this course, I am convinced that more of CareerSource staff could benefit from Dr. Woodard instruction and curriculum.
Career Tech School
I'm newer to career develop so taking Dr. Woodard's FCD course really helped me grasp the basic concepts and gave me great resources to refer back to throughout my career.
Medina County Career Center
Completion of the Facilitating Career Development Training course through the LDW Group with Linda Woodard was helped in a major way. Because of my 13 years of combined experience working within DCF and it's subsidiaries I went into this training thinking "What can I learn that I don't already know." I was totally wrong! Dr. Woodard taught best practices that were unknown to me but also some forgotten. Her training has also enhanced my knowledge base. I will continue referring back to the resources she has provided during this training and those that were gathered. Thank you so much for giving your strong skills, experience, and training. I have already recommended others to take this training from Dr. Woodard.
Florida State College at jacksonville
I worked with Linda Woodard while I was the Program Coordinator for Youth Re-Entry Program. Linda served as a consultant to assist the program with developing a transitional jobs program for the youth. I was thoroughly impressed by Linda’s ability to provided sound direction in creating the program. Linda’s recommendations were utilized with much success. I feel as though my life, both personal and professional, has been enriched by her professionalism and intellect. I recommend Linda without reservation.
~ Jerry A. Rugley, MPA , Program Coordinator, Youth Re-Entry Program
I first worked with Linda when she managed the Entry Programs Department at Tri-C that provided both career services and skill-based training. Under her leadership, her team was responsible for hundreds of individuals mapping their career path and securing critical skills. I also witnessed Linda’s ability to turn around departments and build teams. She has a can do attitude that inspires others.
~Kathy Telban, Director, Chief Executive Manager, The Learning Organization LLC
If you ever need someone who can make things happen and a lead a team to a productive result, Linda would be the person that I would put at the helm. Her management style is not only result-orientated, it draws you in to be a part of whatever she is after and you feel good doing it. Hands down she is the best for any company that is serious about winning.
~Diego Hodge, Go2Guy
Linda Woodard is a highly skilled professional. Working with her at INROADS was a great experience. As Regional Director, she provided the vision and excellent leadership to move the Southeast Region in a positive direction. She always communicated clearly and concisely with her staff and was supportive of their professional development and equipping them with the tools they needed to do their jobs effectively. I highly recommend her as a skilled professional.
~Kimberly Blue, Education Consultant
This recommendation is for Linda Woodard. Linda and I worked together when she was executive director of workforce programs at Cuyahoga Community College. Linda is a consummate professional and excellent leader as she led programs that helped people transition from unemployment into careers. Linda authored several programs collaborating with government agencies, community organizations and employers to deliver relevant job training, life skill training, and employment opportunities for participants in her program. Her success is a testament to Linda’s holistic approach to creating programs where all stakeholders experience a win-win.
~Albert Lewis, Vice President, Economic and Workforce Development, Bellevue College
The CDF training through Linda Woodard / LDW Group was life-changing. I have been involved in the career / job search industry for over 25 years, and believe that as career coaches and advisors, we must receive continual training and updates to our own skill set so that we can deliver the optimal competitive edge in the job market to those we serve. Through Linda’s guidance, expertise, and patience in this comprehensive training program, I feel that I have gained a wealth of take-always that I can use in my job, every day.
~Susan Hoopes, Retired, Job Placement Services, Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
I found the Career Development Facilitator Course extremely valuable and practical. The materials are a great reference for me in my current position as a Career Development Coordinator. Because of this course, I am better able to assist the students and teachers with whom I work. Linda Woodard, course facilitator/instructor, is a strong, supportive, positive leader who challenges us to learn and improve while providing constant communication and assistance.
~Cynthia Harris, Career Development Coordinator, Trumbull Career & Technical Center
This course provided me with my first e-learning experience. It was invaluable! I gained first-hand knowledge and up-to-date information on career development ethics, how to work with diverse populations, the role of technology in career assessments and planning, and employability skills. These sections are just a sampling of the excellent content. I highly recommend Linda and her programs.
~Jan Belz, Coordinator of Community Partnerships, Polaris Career Center
The LDW group is a fantastic organization that provides not only the direction to complete the GFCD course but is also fully invested in your success through a strong support system that goes beyond the classwork.
~ Sophia T. Bogues, MBA
Linda Woodard is an outstanding facilitator. She is extremely responsive and committed to the success of her students.
~Cyndi McCabe, Job Placement Coordinator, Lorain County Community
The CDF training certainly widened my view of information and available resources to those of us in the career field. I’ve been doing career work over 15 years; it’s easy to rely on the “tried and true”, but now I’m more tuned in to a host of other resources.
~ Bob Windle, Former Career Coach, John Carroll University
My experience with the CDF course through the LDW Group was fantastic. I was able to choose when and where to work on the coursework and I did it at my own pace. Linda was always available to answer any questions in the most prompt manner. She made our time together informative and fun and I hope to keep in touch with her in the future!
~ Barb Koeth, Career Center, John Carroll University
Thank you for your very knowledgeable and professional leadership as our trainer throughout the Career Development Facilitator training. Your weekly correspondence inspired us, your feedback on the skill-building homework exercises was insightful and educational, and your immediate response to training questions was awesome. You are not only an outstanding master GCDF training leader but also a true motivator and guide who made learning exciting! Thank you so much!!
~ Judith Grigas Aungst, MA, LPC, NCC, Assistant Director and Alumni Career Services, John Carroll University
We were thrilled to find Linda to facilitate our CDF training course during the 2010 spring semester. She conducted a small group training just for our staff, and it was extremely beneficial. Our Career Center staff members have very different styles for learning and organization, but Linda worked fabulously well with everyone. I highly recommend Linda if you are considering a similar training, and specifically for the CDF course.
~ Hilary Flanagan, Executive Director, SU Career Engagement Office, Seattle University
With my certificate in hand, I feel a sense of accomplishment, after completing the course “Facilitating Career Development” as offered through NCDA. I want to thank Linda Woodard, of LDW Group for her guidance through the course as our on-line facilitator, and for keeping me on track to successfully complete the course and all of its requirements on time. Linda is an excellent facilitator and motivator, and with her at the helm I was able to complete the course material as per our deadline.
As a Canadian, of course I was a little hesitant about taking a course through an American provider, however, after our first email correspondence, Linda was so genuine that I knew it was going to be the right thing to do and so I signed up immediately. Throughout the course Linda kept in contact with me (and the others) and provided encouragement and answers when I was unsure of what to do next. She is a wealth of information, and the course is a great addition to my personal achievements. The course material, although American based, led me to research valid Canadian content that would assist me in completing the course the way I wanted to. It challenged me to explore personality assessments that had a Canadian focus, and I realized that we are doing the same work in Canada but without this designated certification that this course ultimately encourages you to pursue with NCDA. Since the course content is very much about guiding the user to finding resources they will find helpful in their unique situation, I can say with confidence that this is exactly what I achieved. I now have a portfolio of excellent material that I have accumulated throughout the course, and the foundation in which to continue building my business and my personal portfolio.
I am grateful for the opportunity to have met Linda and all my new friends in the course and it will bring a lifetime of networking with like-minded professional people as I pursue my career as a “certified” Career Coach. Thanks for your knowledge Linda, and for being a part of this great learning opportunity. Liz Cascagnette, Envision Career Coaching, Midland, Ontario, Canada
Linda Woodard is an energetic, responsive and positive instructor. She displays all of the career development competencies and wants only the best for her clients.
~ Kim Lane, CDF 2010 Participant
Completing the CDF certification course through the LDW Group with Linda Woodard has been the one of the best things to happen to my career in a long-time. I now feel more competent and better equipped to provide comprehensive career development and career management services to employees at my company and to individuals and groups that seek out my services on a private consulting basis. I found Linda Woodard’s facilitation of the course and her follow-up afterward both positive and motivating – her passion for career and workforce development is infectious and I have caught the bug! I highly recommend the course and the LDW Group to anyone working in this field!
~ Kimberly A. Moss, Workforce Development Specialist, Summa Health System
Thank you for offering the CDF course in a web format. I would not have been able to take the course without that option.
The CDF is invaluable training for someone new to the profession because it introduces the basics of career theory, ethics as guidelines for practice, and a toolkit of strategies for use with clients. As an instructor, Linda communicates regularly to keep you on track and encourage you along the way! I’ve been able to transition into a new role at work in part because of the excellent content contained in this course. I recommend the CDF training with Linda to anyone seeking to develop or enhance their knowledge and skills in career development.
~ Marshel Houston, Career Development Advocate, Owens Community College
My experience with the LDW Group was extraordinary. The online format of the class with the 3 face to face sessions fit perfectly with my busy schedule as a full time employee and a full time graduate student. With all the valuable knowledge and tools I gained from this experience I am prepared to begin my new direction in life. Thanks Linda for your valuable insight and constant support throughout my CDF training and into my future! My CDF training with the LDW Group was in a word “Awesome”!
~ Shauna Davis, B.A., C.Ht., Graduate Student, Community Counseling
The Global Career Development Facilitator certification course equipped me with a myriad of invaluable resources that I will constantly refer to throughout my career. I feel as if I have a winning advantage over the average school counselor, career coach, intake interviewer, employment specialist who have not taken this course, because I have learned critical thinking, communication, and research skills. I am better equipped to provide the high-quality, beneficial service I have always felt my students and clients deserve.
~ Cynthia Gilchrist, President, S.E.A.N., Inc., Self Esteem Awareness Now