Developing Your Direct Reports | Recorded Seminar

Computer - Business

Running Time | 3h 01m

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As loyal employees stay with an organization for years, their effectiveness starts to stagnate. Without giving existing employees new roles, providing feedback, developing more responsibilities, or training for new skills, organizations are leaving a potential resource untapped. By simply creating a development plan and having a conversation with the employee about her or his direction in the organization, employers can greatly improve morale, productivity, and job-satisfaction.

Employee development is also an important part of grooming future leaders in an organization. In fact, 86 percent of business and HR leaders believe they do not have an adequate leadership pipeline. One way to create a pipeline is to prime an existing employee for engagement and development through formal reviews and development. High-quality formal reviews increase employee performance by 25 percent. It is also important to consistently give employees feedback as 43 percent of highly engaged employees receive feedback at least once a week.

In this class, you will learn keys to effectively developing the skills of current employees, including how to let employees define their own outcomes, using assessments to advance goals, how to have a conversation about development, various forms of job enrichment training, and the components of an individual development plan. As a result, you will be better able to guide employees through the development process, crafting their path in a way that benefits you, and increases their engagement and success in the organization. This 3-hour instructor-led recorded seminar offers workplace tips, self-assessment exercises, real-life scenarios, practice activities, and more.

Key topics

  • Recognize the difference between performance management and development coaching.
  • Implement a strengths-based approach to development.
  • Provide employees with the tools to assess their strengths and development needs.
  • Conduct a positive development discussion.
  • Identify a variety of paths to development.
  • Create an effective individual development plan.
     

Participants will learn

  • Characteristics of effective development goals.
  • Using assessments to advance goals.
  • Understanding the employee reflection process.
  • Pre-conversation preparation, coaching cues and strength-based focus.
  • Identifying and applying strengths and managing weaknesses.
  • Utilizing positive coaching behaviors.
  • On-the-job training or shadowing.
  • Job rotation and cross-training.
  • How to implement mentoring and delegation.

Instructor

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Steve Dew is an experienced, professional and engaging leadership consultant with over 25 years of real-world management and executive level experience. Having worked for both fortune 500 level companies as well as small, privately held companies, Steve has led, coached and mentored people at all levels of an organization to help improve personal, team and organizational effectiveness. He is an experienced trainer and facilitator having delivered hundreds of training programs and coaching sessions throughout the United States as well as internationally in Canada, South America and the United Kingdom. Steve has worked with individuals, teams and corporations, and has delivered live public training to as many as 200 participants.

Having led corporate human resources and training departments, Steve knows what it takes to build and maintain a team culture that values employees, drives performance, fosters accountability, and builds commitment. Steve will add life and depth to your training experience by bringing his hands-on experience with the day-to-day challenges you face.

Steve’s consulting and training experience include topics such: employee relations, performance management, interviewing, team building, building trust, conflict resolution, disciplinary action, coaching and feedback, relationship management, succession planning, rewards and recognition, delegation, communication and presentation skills, personal branding, and more.

Whether it’s building your team and creating a culture of commitment and accountability, or trying to head off a mutiny, Steve has worked with leaders and teams to achieve more than they thought possible, as well as overcome obstacles preventing success.

Steve believes that helping others to achieve their goals, at the office or in a training session, starts with engagement. His training and coaching style focuses on practical, time tested, sensible concepts that can be applied by anyone.

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