CPD: Professional Career Development

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Have you heard of Continuing Personal Development (CPD) programs? Although supportive management and knowledgeable mentors are both great places to go for solid advice and careers guidance, there are formal bodies out there providing more structured skills development routes.

HOW TO: Sell Your Manager on Attending a Conference

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Specifically, about how to sell senior leadership on attending a conference. I have been in this position many times. Even now, as a consultant, I still use the lessons I learned from pitching conferences to my manager when I have to make decisions regarding attending conferences.

Measure Training Effectiveness by Results, Not Hours

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Years ago, I attended a training session where the instructor said that he knew participants we’re “getting it” because they started asking questions. Whether the questions happen during the actual training or after the session, questions can be an informal gauge of training interest.

Never Neglect Career Development for Recruiters

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It’s ironic yet true: Recruiters will often pitch their organizations to candidates as places where career development is a priority—meanwhile, their own career needs are often going unaddressed. They simply don’t have the time.

The Difference Between Training, Facilitation and Presentations

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I’ve been going to a lot of conferences lately and noticed that people are using the terms training, facilitating, and presenting interchangeably. For example: Training is the action of teaching a person a specific skill or type of behavior.

8 Ways to Deliver Training that Employees Retain

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The biggest concern organizations have when they invest in training is retention. It’s important for training programs to be designed and delivered in a way that increases retention of the content. Sessions that are required to end at a certain time can backfire.

How to Find Mentors Who Will Support Your Goals

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Over the past couple of weeks, our Friday posts have been focused on career development. First, we talked about finding time and having a busy professional life. Even when we can get the time and money to pursue learning and education, we can’t do it alone.

3 Strategies for Achieving Your Career Goals

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But individuals still need to have focused career strategies. Strategy #1: Work / Life Balance Includes Career Goals. I don’t know that it means an equal 50/50 split of time. It also has to do with career development. Strategy #2: Invest in Your Own Career.

Create a Personal User Manual So Others Know How to Work With You

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Employees could then use the information about the best times and methods to communicate with their manager to help them get the necessary resources to do their job. I could see it being a part of career journaling. How can you turn your career journal into a personal user manual?

Bookmark This! #SHRM18 Conference Edition

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Over 22,000 human resources professionals were in attendance. Finally, one of the biggest reasons that I love attending the SHRM annual conference is networking. And I can spend time getting to know new bloggers. As HR pros, our professional development is important.

Give Your New Managers the Tools to Succeed

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Managers have one job – to find and train their replacement. When managers are focused on that one job, they hire the best talent, train for success, coach for high performance, and retain employees. Managers who focus on finding and training their replacement aren’t dispensable.

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Bookmark This! Resources to Develop HR Competencies

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Developing your skills as a human resources professional is important. The hard part is recognizing what skills to develop. At this year’s Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference (SHRM), I ran across some wonderful tools to help with developing HR competencies.

Work Life Balance: Every Age Group Wants It

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I don’t know that it means an equal 50/50 split of time. I’ll never forget the time that one of my former bosses told me I needed to come into work instead of taking care of my sick husband. It also has to do with career development.

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SHRM Certification: You Can Get More Than 60

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If you’re not aware, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential holders must earn sixty (60) professional development credits (aka PDCs) within a three-year period. For example, under advance your education, I might include: Attend one webinar program a month. Or use in developing a competency.

Embrace Back of the Room Learning

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When I attend conferences, workshops, seminars, or training sessions, I like to sit in the back of the room. I’ve been quiet on this topic for quite some time, but decided to share my thoughts. This is especially true during training, when there are activities and discussion.

Development Is About Creating Opportunities – Friday Distraction

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I continue to hear from business executives that employees need to “own their careers.” Employees understand their career goals better than anyone, so they should be in the driver’s seat when it comes to accomplishing them. IMHO, employees are very willing to own their careers.

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8 Steps to Becoming a Lifelong Learner

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And that it might be different at times. This is especially true when it comes to our careers. Schedule time for learning. Block off time on your calendar for learning. Image captured by Sharlyn Lauby after attending the Great Place to Work Conference in Austin, TX.

Career Development: Challenges and Opportunities for Talent.

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Ingham is still early in his career. developing social capital). Career Development: Challenges and Opportunities for Talent Managers / 3. Likewise, formal career development programs were only used by a little more than one-fourth of respondents.

How to Decide Which HR Certification Exam to Take – Ask #HR Bartender

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Today’s reader note touches on the two most difficult decisions that human resources professionals consider in their development. It’s best to do your homework before investing time (and money) into the process. I’ve held multiple certifications throughout my career.

Employees Need to Learn Freelancing Skills

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And probably one of the biggest things to know is that a growing number of individuals are choosing freelancing as a career (63 percent). If they will need to attend an internal training session, let them know that in advance. They must budget their time.

12 Tips for SHRM Annual Conference Attendees: #SHRM18

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So, here’s my list of tips for people who are planning to attend: BEFORE YOU GO. You might get some ideas about a session to attend, a book to purchase, or someplace fun to meet and eat. Plan your schedule but save some time for impromptu meetings. Works every time.

9 Public Speaking Tips for Your Next Business Presentation

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While I didn’t realize it at the time, the experience was priceless. After attending a few events lately, I wanted to share a few observations about public speaking. The next time you’re invited to do any kind of public speaking, here are 9 tips to help you: PRACTICE!

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – March 2015

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Next week, I will be attending SHRM’s Business Acumen: Integrating HR Across Operations seminar here in Fort Lauderdale. I’m also attending Human Capital Media’s Chief Learning Officer Symposium in Miami on April 13-15. Where has the year gone?!

Self-Management Success: Learn How to Learn (Part 5)

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Self-management also involves thinking about your future and generating your own professional development plan. In a traditional office environment, your boss might tell you what skills to develop. Also, be prepared to discuss what skills you’d like to develop.

Developing An Intentional Learning Culture

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In his role at Southwest, he is focused on the professional development of the University’s 300+ staff. Robbins] Southwest Airlines University is the single-source for training and development for our 54,000 Southwest Airlines (SWA) employees! It should be a fabulous time.

Want More Employee Productivity? Figure Out Their “Flow”

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Catherine] Flow is a mental state of being so fully engaged in a task that you lose track of time and place. Cultivating flow requires those common conditions and attending to those individualized factors as well. Lastly, cultures that encourage people to block time are smart.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – November 2014

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Earlier this month, I attended the KronosWorks Conference. One experience I wanted to share from my time in Las Vegas was some photos from the Zappos Tour. This is the time of year when I’m focused on time. or “I don’t have enough time to enjoy the holidays.”

I’m a New Manager. Now What?

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The reality is, managers have one job – to find and train their replacement. When managers are focused on their job, they hire the best talent, train for success, coach for high performance, and retain employees. They can take a vacation or attend a conference with confidence, knowing that the department isn’t going to fall apart. Managers who focus on finding and training their replacement aren’t dispensable. Every new manager has that moment.

Corporate Culture and Company Profits Are Not Mutually Exclusive

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A few weeks ago, I had the chance to attend the Great Place to Work conference in Dallas. The point being: The Cheesecake Factory has invested heavily in developing their culture. It can be known for high-turnover and not always viewed as a long-term career.

Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Twitter

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But the reality is, we get home and often that extra time doesn’t materialize and we never really learn how to make the most of that new program. It’s time to join the conversation. But now, after spending time checking out hashtags and conversations, you know who to connect with.

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China Gorman on Professional Development in Human Resources

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But today, China is here to share with us an exciting new professional development event for human resources professionals. China, before we start talking about UNLEASH, let’s talk about professional development in general. I’m super excited to share today’s interview with you.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – #SHRM16 Edition

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Finally, a huge thank you to everyone who attended my breakout session on manager onboarding. Cuddy’s TED talk on “ Your body language shapes who you are ” is the second most viewed talk of all time. Oh, and put plans in your budget to attend #SHRM17 in New Orleans, June 18-21, 2017.

Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Google+

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We attend a conference and someone says, “download this app!” so we do…then it becomes hard to find the time to really learn how to use it. Some people might tell you that Google + is dead or dying and don’t waste your time. Attend a hangout.

Skills Are the Future Your Workforce Needs: Why You Should Hire and Train Based on Skills

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We are already seeing expiration dates of current worker’s skill sets, so workers are expected to keep building their skills through training and learning programs to stay relevant. I hear a popular phrase “Hire for character, you can train skill,” with which I only somewhat agree.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – Employee Feedback Edition

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It might be worth adding a little bit of training into orientation or onboarding about how employees can deliver good feedback. A skill an employee will need for their entire career. Another valuable tip, this time for organizations, is to constantly monitor employee feedback.

What Happens At the Meeting After the Meeting

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From an office politics perspective, the individuals who attend a MATM are influencers where this particular matter is concerned. 3 The Timing. Sometimes the MATM is spontaneous and other times, it’s planned.

Ways to Use Technology in Employee Training

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Training is one area that stands to benefit greatly from technological advances. The technology has been around for years that allows employees to attend meetings virtually, through conference calls and even video conferencing. This can allow employees to take the training at any time.