Your employees want to be challenged. Surveys consistently say that the opportunity for career development is a strong predictor of job satisfaction. If your employees aren’t challenged, they will become less productive or perhaps even leave.
CareerStrategies, LLC offers training, or skill building, on many topics, including communication, conflict management, negotiation, supervision, time management, project management, consulting, selecting and managing a consultant, and other topics identified as priority needs with the client. Each training is customized after a careful assessment of current knowledge and skills as well as desired outcomes of the client.
The personal and professional development of employees is critical to the vitality and success of the individual and the organization. Professional development has two elements, knowledge and skills. While it is difficult to separate the two, “training” is the term most often applied to skill development while recognizing that this training also builds knowledge. Knowledge-building, alone, is more often associated with seminars, lectures, or coursework in which there is a less active role in practice, feedback, and coaching. An example of training is skill development in practicing effective consulting skills, negotiation, or conflict management. An example of knowledge-building is listening to, and perhaps discussing, information about a topic such as change management, organizational culture, or a subject related to the products or services of the organization.
CareerStrategies, LLC recognizes that the majority of a person’s development is the result of day-to-day work experiences. Participation in a formal training session can lay the foundation for skill building and intensify the importance of gaining new skills as a required job responsibility. Feedback and coaching following the training experience dramatically increase skill development. It is important to acknowledge that individuals have different learning styles and needs so there is no single approach that is best as an approach to training and development.