Dr. Beverly Kaye - ASTD-SCC Sept 26 Meeting

A Career Development Shift: From Maps to Apps
Dr. Beverly Kaye
American Society for Training & Development - Southern CT chapter meeting (ASTD-SCC)
Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, 5:45-8:00 PM

Today employees across the board need to be fast, flexible and fluid in managing their development. You can GPS just about anything these days – except your career. Why? Because work, workplaces and careers are in a constant state of flux. Maps are great for known destinations. Employees need apps to create their own destinations.

Headlines and surveys tell organizations worldwide that employees are disengaged, see very limited career opportunities where they are, and feel they have to leave to grow.

During difficult economic times, companies that fail to engage an anxious workforce see productivity, quality, customer service and employee commitment fall away fast. More than ever, as organizations move toward recovery, they must maximize the contribution of all employees. One of the best ways to do this is by providing them with skills, pathways for growth and learning, and the resources to increase their opportunities within the organization. Never before has career development been so critical.

Dr. Kaye will share research and trends that support development and introduce a practical model that demystifies the development process. Participants will:

  • Recognize the critical link of development to creating and sustaining an engaged workforce.
  • Learn to apply a five stage model to “self power careers” and create meaningful and action-based career dialogue.
  • Consider the application of the model to one's career.

About Dr. Beverly Kaye
Dr. Beverly Kaye, Founder and CEO of Career Systems International, was named the 2010 recipient of the Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award by ASTD. In her book Up Is Not the Only Way, Bev foresaw the effects of leaner and flatter organizations on individual careers. With this publication, Bev truly became a game changer in the field and her company, an authority in the industry. With Sharon Jordan-Evans, she wrote Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay and Love It Don’t Leave It: 26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work, both WSJ best sellers, on the hot topics of retention and engagement. Her firm, Career Systems International, has worked with most of the Fortune 500™ and continues to invent, create and design systems and strategies in development, engagement & retention.
Date: Monday, Sept 26, 2011
Networking: 5:45 PM
Dinner Served: 6:30 PM
Program: 6:45-8 PM

Hosted by the Southern CT chapter of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD-SCC) at the Norwalk Inn and Conference Center, 99 East Avenue, Norwalk CT 203-838-2000

Members: $35
Non-Members: $50
Students: $20

To register or for more information, visit http://www.astdscc.org/

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