Developing Your Direct Reports

Give your employees the tools to assess their strengths and development needs.

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Developing Your Direct Reports

Give your employees the tools to assess their strengths and development needs.

What you’ll be able to do — competencies

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

Course description

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After completing this course, you’ll be able to recognize the difference between performance management and development coaching and how to implement a strengths-based approach to development. This course will assist you in providing your employees with the tools to assess their strengths and development needs. You’ll also learn how to be more skilled at conducting a positive development discussion and identifying a variety of paths to development. Last, but not least, youll know how to create an effective individual development plan. 

Syllabus

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Module 1

  • Understanding Development 
  • Understanding Development: Introduction 
  • Development coaching vs. performance coaching 
  • Strengths-based focus 
  • Manage weaknesses 
  • Employee-directed development 
  • Your role in employee development 

Module 1 KNOWLEDGE REVIEW: Understanding Development

Module 2

  • Awareness and Assessment 
  • Using assessment to advance goals 
  • Employee reflection process – Part 1 
  • Employee reflection process – Part 2 
  • Strengths assessment – Part 1 
  • Strengths assessment – Part 2 
  • Strengths assessment – Part 3 
  • Strengths assessment – Part 4 
  • Strengths assessment – Part 5 
  • Strengths assessment – Part 6 
  • Strengths assessment – Part 7 

Module 2 KNOWLEDGE REVIEW: Awareness and Assessment 

Module 3

  • Conducting a Development Discussion 
  • Pre-conversation preparation 
  • Setting the stage 
  • Three discussion areas 
  • Where are you now? – Part 1 
  • Where are you now? – Part 2 
  • Where are you now? – Part 3 
  • Where do you want to be? 
  • How will you get there? 

Module 3a KNOWLEDGE REVIEW: Pre-conversation Preparation 

  • Positive coaching behaviors – Part 1 
  • Positive coaching behaviors – Part 2 

Module 3b KNOWLEDGE REVIEW: Positive Coaching 

Module 4

  • Paths to Development  
  • Training 
  • On-the-job training or shadowing 
  • Job rotation and cross-training 
  • Job enrichment 
  • Self-directed learning 
  • Mentoring 
  • Delegation 

Module 4 KNOWLEDGE REVIEW: Paths to Development 

Module 5

  • Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP) 
  • Creating an IDP 
  • Sample IDP 
  • Reviewing the IDP 

Module 5 KNOWLEDGE REVIEW: Creating an Individual Development Plan 

Review  

  • CASE STUDY – Apply what you’ve learned – Part 1 
  • CASE STUDY – Apply what you’ve learned – Part 2 
  • CASE STUDY – Questions to consider 
  • CASE STUDY – Question 1 
  • CASE STUDY – Question 2 
  • CASE STUDY – Question 3 

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