Career Development Training for Employees

Navigating Your Career

“Harmonic has worked with LSA for over 8 years. We have found their partnership extremely beneficial. We recently implemented a Career Development Training for Employees combined with a Management Development Program that was designed and customized to support our company’s strategic initiative of hiring, building, and retaining key intellectual property and human talent. We worked closely with LSA to target and implement the right career development solutions with the greatest impact. I would recommend LSA to any company that’s looking for a trusted training and development partner.”
Janice Passarello | Director of Human Resources | Harmonic Inc.

Overview:

In order to build internal bench strength and have skilled employees who can be moved into the right roles at the right time, employees must take ownership for their own career development.

Career Development Training for Employees is built to facilitate workforce readiness, develop employees who are engaged in the business, and improve employee tenure. The career development programs are designed to provide employees, their managers, and internal career coaches with a clear roadmap of how to develop a career.  They also provide proven tools, assessments, and the skills required to make it happen.

The payoff for developing careers within the organization is immense: longer tenure, lower cost of recruiting, higher levels of contribution as employee potential is realized, and improved employment branding as an employer of choice. The payoff to employees is priceless: less job stress, higher motivation, and the pride and satisfaction one experiences when making full use of one’s strengths and natural talents.

Description:

Career Development Training for Employees focuses on the skills and best practice tools for employees to “own” their own career development. The career development workshop covers a four step process for the employee to follow, builds the critical skills for career discussions with both their managers and others within the organization, and provides a career development toolkit  to support employee career discovery and internal career path planning.

Program Objectives:

In this proven Career Development Training for Employees, participants learn how to:

  • Understand the definition of career development (its’ not just “up” anymore)
  • Clarify the various roles in Career Development: (managers, employees, and the organization)
  • Document and organize the personal assets they already have to work with for their career development
  • Assess their natural talents, strengths and interests
  • Conduct research to determine what roles will be available at their company in the future
  • Conduct internal informational interviews
  • Plan for a career development step
  • Identify career development gaps
  • Conduct an effective career development conversation with their manager
  • Assess the right job fit based on their skills, natural talents, passions, and the work that the organization needs accomplished
  • Create a career development plan
  • Keep career development alive through effective self management strategies

Target Audience:

Any employee who is interested in developing their career.

The LSA Career Development Suite has an additional complementary component:

The career development offerings share a core set of career development concepts and tools making it possible to deploy all three components together for maximum impact, combine two, or implement just one component as a stand-alone intervention.

The career development workshops include the following career development tools:

  • Career Development Preparation Tools: Manager’s Preparation Worksheet, Career Development Meeting Planner, and ‘Nine Box’ Readiness Evaluation Tools

  • Career Development Self-Assessment Tools: Employee Values Self- Assessment, Career Assets Summary Tool,  ‘Box Five’ Activity Worksheet and Cards, Informational Interview Planner, and Scanning Planner

  • Career Development Planning Tools: Career Development Goal Setting – Gap Analysis Worksheet – Map to Future Tool – Individual Development Planner

To speak with an LSA Expert to learn about Career Development Training for Employees Program customization and delivery options for your company, please contact us.

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