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Career Development for Your Team

Though fundamental for successful leadership, problem solving and decision making skills are often haphazardly acquired and erratically practiced.  This workshop will offer participants a disciplined approach, involving a 5-step technique for solving a challenging problem and/or making a rational decision.   This workshop involves a ratio of lecture to hands-on practice of about 1:8.  The concepts and tools are easy to grasp and the real value is in the opportunity to try them – alone and with a group.   Participants have the opportunity to apply the methodology and techniques to real problems and often arrive at real solutions that can be applied on the job.

Intended Audience 

Leaders at all levels.  Can be a half day or 1-day workshop, with the one day version including much more opportunity to practice and receive feedback.  Half day workshops can be held for all employees.

Depending on program length, OBJECTIVES may include:

  • What is career development and what can it include
  • Learn the components of a good career development plan
  • Learn the five steps of career development
  • Clarify the role the manager, employee and Human Resources play in reaching success
  • The four roles a manager may play in development
  • Generate development plan ideas and strategies for action back at work
  • Learn how to conduct a successful meeting
  • Identify ways to remove barriers to action
  • Gain approaches to keep momentum on development action plans
  • Holding employees accountable for development through the performance appraisal process

Depending on program length, TOPICS may include:

  • Career aspirations tool and how to use it
  • Definitions and ownership of career development
  • Components of a good development plan
  • Introduction of the job curve and how development conversations change with each stage
  • Clarifying an organizations development opportunities
  • Thinking beyond money and promotion
  • Types of development activities, pros and cons of each
  • Role plays and practice with various types of employees
  • Preparing and agenda for strong development plan discussions
  • Writing good development objectives
  • Manager as coach
  • Action planning and application back at work
  • Creating a LinkedIn profile and tips for updating and getting noticed