|Assignment Part One - Presentation: Based on your learning this week, develop a 5- to 7-slide PowerPoint presentation to your boss or to the head of human resources at your organization. Make a definitive case for a company-wide employee development plan. Be sure to make at least FIVE strong points about why employee development will be beneficial to the organization. Also include at least THREE types of employee development initiatives you are suggesting that the organization adopt. Lastly, be sure to reference one of the cases/examples from this week’s article, “Unleashing Positivity in the Workplace,” to help strengthen your case.|
|Employee Development Plan Presentation|
American Society for Training & Development. (2008). Learning’s role in employee engagement. An ASTD Research Study. Retrieved from http://www.astd.org.
Employee Development. (2010). University of Minnesota, Office of Human Resources. Retrieved from http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/toolkit/development/index.html.
Noe, R. A. (2010). Employee training and development (5th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
Pace, A. (2010). Unleashing positivity in the workplace. Training and Development, 64(1), 40-44).
|Assignment Part Two - Personal Development Plan: Write your own personal development plan designed for you specifically and post it on your blog. Include the following components in your plan: (1.) Four types of development (from this week’s Learning Resources) that you will advocate for your employer to provide you and/or that you will pursue on your own (for example, continuing your professional learning outside of the workplace) (2.) A rationale for each of your development ideas|
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What forms of development will I pursue based on readings from this week’s resources
Formal Education: Given my current position at my company and the lack of employee development offered by my company, pursuit of formal education will continue to be something I pursue on my own time. I anticipate that taking a few business courses especially geared around entrepreneurship and starting a business would benefit me in developing the knowledge needed to effectively start my own business.
Transfer/Promotion: Imperative to my future as a CEO, I need to expand my skills in management and running a business as well as marketing. My current company is projected to experience exponential growth in the next six months. A transfer to the marketing division of my company or a promotion to Director of Sales would provide me new experiences and new levels of accountability.
Enlist a Mentor: Finding a mentor who has been successful in management or has been successful in creating his/her own consulting company would be beneficial to my ongoing development. Noe (2010), states “mentors provide career and psychosocial support to their protégés (pg. 373). Initially, if I were to stay with my company and accept a promotion, I would be interested in finding a mentor who has been successful as a director. As I expand my capacities and pursue my ultimate goal of having my own company, a mentor or coach who has created a successful consulting company would be advantageous.
Assessment Tools: There are a number of assessment tools that can be utilized to assess an individual’s strengths and weaknesses. In addition there are assessment tools which measure skills, personality types, motivation, work styles, oral communication skills, written communication skills, organizational ability, and leadership ability. I believe the use of some assessment tools would benefit me by offering me insight into what some of my strengths are, what some of my weaknesses are and which skills need further development and to what extent.
Noe, R. A. (2010). Employee training and development (5th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Stolovitch, H. D., & Keeps, E. J. (2004). Training ain’t performance. Alexandria, VA: ASTD Press
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