Career Development: It’s Not a “Nice-To” But a Must for Today’s Millennial and Restless Workforce

Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW21E0508

The webinar includes these seven topics to help your valued employees manage their careers in a very changing workplace.

  • Recognize five career killers that can derail your career
  • Build three kinds of professional networks to be seen and get known
  • Identify your career anchors – what motivates you to do your best work
  • Scan you work environment for trends, career opportunities, and value-added work
  • Build your career satisfaction: what you can do right now to enrich your present job or assignment
  • Learn 7 strategies of career entrepreneurism as well as the top 10 tips for effective career management
  • Create an individual development plan that will tie into the company’s strategic needs and improve your effectiveness

Overview of the webinar

Change is the most pervasive influence within today’s workplace.  Profound changes are shaking up the way organizations do business and therefore shaking up how you, as a talented professional, manager, or independent contributor, will keep pace with these changes; be seen as a value-added employee, and contribute to the company’s success. Three critical skills are needed, during these turbulent times, for your own career success. You need to know how to:

  • Monitor Your Changing Work Environment: Don’t be caught with your guard down! All organizations today are being bombarded by a range of driving forces, both internal and external, that are impacting their strategic goals and the way work gets done. It is important to understand these driving forces and their effect on your career.
  • Manage Your Competitive Edge: Stay ahead of the crowd! As organizations continue to change to grow, restructure, merge, outsource - an increasingly vital career strategy is to make sure your skills continue to be well-honed, razor-sharp, and very productive. 
  • Mobilize Your Powerful Resources: Make things happen! What is critical to your success is to identify your career goals and then align them with the company’s goals. Career entrepreneurs – those who fully take control of their careers – tap into their personal motivation as well their connections to realize their career ambitions and aspirations.

The focus of this webinar will be on helping ambitious, talented employees manage their careers in a very constantly changing workplace. Therefore, if you are concerned about your career success and satisfaction, as you should be, then take ownership of it. The benefit of effective career development is that you take charge of your career growth and, at the same time, you will make a significant impact within your company. That’s a win-win. 

Who should attend?

  • CEO’s,
  • COO’s,
  • VP of Human Resources
  • Chief Learning Officer
  • Directors
  • Project Managers
  • Operation Managers 
  • Supervisors
  • Team Leaders
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Independent contributors
  • Professional staff
  • Administrative staff

Why should you attend?

Years of change, restructuring, outsourcing, down-sizing, and now the aftermath of the  pandemic, have caused employees, especially your top talent, to assess their career satisfaction and success. They are asking: Where are the professional growth opportunities here? Where else can I move to find more challenges or advancement? Should I try to get my great ideas to market here or somewhere else? In other words, should I stay, or should I leave? In the context of this reality and the rapidly changing marketplace, career development becomes a vital talent retention strategy. It facilitates the organization to align the aspirations of individual employees with current and future business needs as well as create a workforce ready to move into vital roles that the changing workplace is demanding. There are three groups that need to take responsibility for development. First are the managers who link the organization's needs to employee career goals and assist them in finding resources and opportunities. Second is human resources who provide the tools and programs for employees to manage their careers and to ensure they are integrated with business needs. Third, and the focus of this webinar, will on the employees who must take individual responsibility for their careers in the organization.

Therefore,  if employers want their valued talent to be committed to the organization, engaged with their work, and driven to innovation they need to provide them with the tools and resources to:

  • Identify their career goals and align them with the company’s goals.
  • Develop the skills to be value-added talent now and in the future. 
  • Take responsibility for their career satisfaction and success.

Faculty - Ms.Marcia Zidle

Marcia Zidle is a board certified executive coach, business management consultant and keynote speaker, who helps entrepreneurial ventures; small to medium size enterprises and professional firms to leverage their leadership and human capital assets. 
She has 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience in a variety of industries including health care, financial services, oil and gas, manufacturing, insurance, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, government and nonprofits. She brings an expertise in social and emotional intelligence; executive and team leadership; employee engagement and innovation;  personal and organizational change management.
Marcia is also the host of The Business Edge, a weekly internet radio show on the business channel of Voice America Media giving practical advice to CEO’s, company owners and executive teams that are planning or are in the midst of, ambitious growth and change.

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