Career Development Practitioner Council

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In today’s competitive work environment, your highest performing employees are quite marketable to the outside; they could be top prospects for headhunters as the economy continues to recover.  Competition for labor is high and there are many organizations that may be seeking to make attractive offers to your employees.

The traditional annual performance review to discuss employee career goals is no longer adequate, and significant challenges could be faced if separate career development discussions are not conducted regularly.  Employees today seek more than a rating about work performance; they are interested in improving their careers. An organization focused only on improving employee performance, without recognizing the need for improving employee career growth, will find their ability to retain and compete for top talent sub optimized.

All of this results in a renewed focus on career development and the importance that function has to the organization.  In order to protect and retain top talent, organizations must work hard to provide resources, processes and tools that employees can use to manage their careers, and to align individual career success with strategic business goals and objectives. Discussion topics for the council will include: 

  • Career growth: what it means in different organizations and how to make it happen in existing positions (internal mobility programs, informal learning, volunteerism)
  • Changing the organizational culture and mindset; Issues associated with growth and development in a global organizations
  • Innovation in managing careers, talent reviews, career mapping
  • Establishing responsibility/accountability of the leader and empowering them to help with staff development; Engaging employees in career conversations
  • Methods to measure the business case for investing in career development
  • Tools and technologies to help people manage their careers;  Knowledge sharing;  Building the right frameworks, systems

The power of peer learning

Enduring relationships with trusted executive level peers are the core of the council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of council membership. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices. 

Council membership benefits

  • Collective topic selection and problem solving that put your issues on the agenda
  • Informal, Real-time Benchmarking of current approaches by member
  • Multi-industry insights and best practices from non-competitive peers via in-depth discussions
  • Performance accelerating ideas for a key growth engine of your company
  • Networking, reputation building and access within your peer community  

Who should join?

Specialists in Career Development, HR Business Partners

Program Director

John Messman

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