Succession planning is a priority for many organizations, and not just for senior leadership positions. The pending retirement of millions of Baby Boomers combined with changing work conditions related to organizational restructuring has created talent and knowledge gaps for many organizations. While investing in employee development is one way to overcome this challenge, research suggests that nearly half of people leaders lack sufficient skills to participate in this process. People leaders participating in this workshop will learn how activities including ‘stretch assignments’, mentoring, or cross training can be used to develop the skills of their employees and lead to improved organizational performance. Role play activities and discussion will be used to help participants practice and implement an employee development plan.
At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to do the following:
- Identify the benefits of employee development activities
- Differentiate employee development from a performance management process
- Practice incorporating 7 types of activities into an employee development plan
- Develop a personal action plan to implementation employee development skills