Employee Development Programs

Employees, at every level of the business, should have the opportunity to learn fundamental proficiencies and develop as professionals. Employee training isn’t just a nice idea, it’s a necessity to ensure long-term business success. Employees who know the organization cares enough about their success to offer ongoing employee learning and growth opportunities are more likely to improve their own performance, increase organizational productivity, and work to drive the organization forward.

Many high-potential employees will leave an organization that lacks a strong commitment to employee training and professional-development opportunities. They will move on to a company that fosters their growth. This attrition, and the cost of replacing lost workers, eats at the bottom line of organizations that are unwilling or unable to support the development of their employees. There are many options available to help your employees reach their full potential and contribute to team and organization performance objectives. Review the Employee Development options below and discover how you can enhance your employee development program.

Communication Skills for Leaders

Whether people recognize it or not, having strong communication skills is crucial to personal and professional success—and in this age of electronic communication, communicating and interacting with others effectively has never been more important. Through the exchange of information, people are able to build trust and respect, align their actions, execute plans and strategies, and ultimately drive bottom-line performance. Yet,...

Conflict and Collaboration

Conflict arises in even the best-run companies and most employee-friendly environments. However, conflict needn't be an unpleasant and destructive influence; instead, it can be used as a force for innovation and positive change. If differences are managed properly, they can draw out diverse ideas, create synergy, and foster the development of better relationships. What every leader needs, therefore, is a...

Innovation Skills

Innovation is the ability to incrementally or boldly change and improve products, processes, services, or solutions in a way that creates distinctive value for the organization. Innovation is necessary for an organization to reach its full potential, yet many organizations lack this critical skill. Everyone in the organization can develop the capacity to be an innovative force; the Innovation Skills...

Managing Change

Since change is inevitable, especially in organizations, it is essential for everyone to have the ability to embrace change and harness its advantages. Unfortunately, some people have a tendency to view change from a negative perspective because of their natural temperament or past experiences with change. People who are averse to change fear having the status quo altered or their...

Personal Impact

Having interpersonal influence and excellence as a team member or leader is grounded in the ability to Establish personal credibility through trust and respect. Successfully manage adversity and change. Act and lead with principles and values. Develop self- and social awareness. Build productive relationships with others. The question is how best to access and utilize the internal reservoir of personal...

Problem Solving and Decision Making

Problems come in all sizes—major problems to daily nuisances—and the ability to resolve them is the heart and soul of every job. In fact, for many organizations, success depends on the ability of people in positions of leadership to solve problems effectively. If problems can be solved with greater accuracy, creativity, and confidence, factors that might negatively impact the organization...

Supervisor Development Programs

Research indicates that front-line managers do not receive enough training to prepare them for taking on leadership roles successfully. Front-line supervisors are often promoted from the line because they are high achievers and show leadership qualities, but at the same time, many new supervisors have mixed emotions about advancing from an individual-contributor position to taking on the responsibilities of a...

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