Today, career planning is a two way partnership whereby the organization can provide the infrastructure (e.g. tools, resources, training) for employees to succeed in their roles and, for their part, employees need to take the ownership to initiate and follow-through on important career-related actions .
Employees often lack confidence on how to undertake the process of ensuring the best fit between their own skills, interests, and needs in line with evolving organizational goals. The Navigating Your Career program provides participants with a proven 3 stage model to maximize career satisfaction and success.
The first part of the course engages participants in a variety of exercises to identify and clarify key strengths, values, transferable skills, interests, motivators and de-motivators. The second part of the course examines “fit” considerations, trends and opportunities.
Typically, most employees simply need to “fine-tune” their roles to enhance job satisfaction and success. Most employees are already in job functions that fit with their overall needs, however, as these needs evolve, it is helpful to reexamine how overall satisfaction, and job effectiveness, can be achieved.
The course is highly informative and facilitated by a career planning expert. The course tends to be very interactive such that, by the end of the course, participants have new insights and ideas which can form the basis for useful actions and discussions.
Each participant is given a Navigating Your Career Workbook which is an integrated, comprehensive set of strategic career models, personal diagnostic and application tools.
At the end of the one-day workshop, participants have enhanced self-knowledge and have developed several components of their personal career plan, as well as the ability to implement practical tools to help their staff navigate their careers in today’s workplace.
- Introduction to Career Planning in Today’s Economy – why this is so critical
- The 5 key components of a personal career strategy
- 7 major career misconceptions and how to overcome them
- A strategic 3-Stage career planning process
- The 11 fundamentals of effective career planning today – tips and techniques
- Your unique “value proposition” – your transferable skills, competencies, strengths, personal values, career and life balance, work environment connects and disconnects
- Greater understanding of how to achieve “work-life balance”
- Your Personal Action Plan – linking your self-knowledge with your organization’s needs