Colorado Career Conversations Training Project

Free, high-quality, professional development for individuals in Colorado who are positioned to have career conversations with students or others who are navigating career decisions.

The purpose of the Colorado Career Conversations Training Project is to provide free, high-quality, professional development to individuals throughout the state who are positioned to have career conversations with students, job seekers, clients, or others who may need support navigating career decisions.

The ideal participants for this training include school counselors, workforce center advisors, higher education advisors, college and career navigators, mentors, teachers, administrators, custodians, parents, after-school providers, librarians, and anyone who might have a career conversation. The ultimate objective of this initiative is to train 5,000 individuals by June 2020, expanding of the number of trained career advisors that are able to deliver a more consistent career advising experience.

The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) is responsible for developing and facilitating the training throughout the state on behalf of the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and in partnership with additional state agencies and partners.

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CEI trainers will come to you and host a training at your convenience for your specific audience. Contact us today to schedule a training!

We are also scheduling periodic regional training sessions. Check back regularly for opportunities in your area. Click below to register for an upcoming training:

Training Formats




  • Ideal for anyone!
  • Walk away with an introduction to the Career Conversation
    Framework and resources to dig into topics further
  • Designed for individuals who might have a Career
    Conversation and for groups with different levels of
  • Dig into the Career Conversation Framework with time for
    practice and learning from your peers
  • Most appropriate for individuals who regularly coach or
    advise others as a refresher on current resources and best
    practices for career conversations
  • Dive deep into of each part of the Career Conversation
    Framework with lots of time for practice and practical
    application along with networking and sharing your own
    best practices and resources

CDE will offer reimbursement for sub coverage (for training hours only) at $20 per hour. This sub coverage is for instructional individuals in any setting, including P-12 teachers, adult education instructors, college professors, etc. Additionally, travel reimbursements are also available including: parking (if applicable), mileage, and hotel if overnight is necessary. Once you register for a training, you will receive an email with the required forms and instructions. For more information about travel reimbursement, please contact Michelle Crawford at CDE.

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