Engagement and Retention Developing for Success

Developing for Success

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  • Course Delivery: On Demand
  • Duration: 10 
  • Language: English
  • Audience:

    Individual Contributors

Vado is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) This course has been approved for (Number of hours listed in duration field, currently) credit hours for project managers looking to maintain their certification.


Individuals focus on building their knowledge and skills to be successful in their current role, as well as future positions.


Course Objectives

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Exploring Company Job Opportunities
  • Brand and Promote What You Do
  • Identify Potential Career Opportunities
  • Know Your Skills and Gaps
  • Building Skills and Capabilities
  • Skill Development Opportunities
  • Personal Skill Development Plan
  • Increase Your Personal Performance
  • Best Professional Organizations for You
  • Personal Expectations and Your Workload

Topics Covered

Exploring Company Job Opportunities

It i€™s definitely true that building a career within a company can be a very rewarding experience, both personally and financially. Yet before you can make any move, you need to determine what’s available to you. Knowing what opportunities the company can offer will help your development planning, and can be motivating for your current job (certainly performing well now can only help you in the future).

For this course you will do some investigation work. You will uncover the different types of jobs at the company, discovering the most common positions, as well as jobs that are unique. You’ll also find jobs that are a good fit with your skills and interests.

By completing this course, you will:

  • Know the company jobs and career opportunities available to you

Brand and Promote What You Do

Just like a company must brand its products and services to ensure success, we too must brand ourselves to ensure our own success. Branding yourself helps others in the company get to know your expertise and value. As result, you may uncover new and exciting work opportunities and strengthen your career.

For this course you’ll create a compelling branding statement. One that describes the type of work you love to do. Although you’ll be able to come up with your answers quickly, the purpose of this action is to take the extra time to really edit and improve your responses to create the best branding statements possible.

By completing this course, you will:

  • Know how to brand and promote what you love to do

Identify Potential Career Opportunities

The challenge for everyone is to define the career path they want to take, and then create a plan to get there. However, before a plan can be made, we have to determine where we want to go, and what we want to do. This isn’t always easy. Sometimes we may know exactly what we want to do, but often times we’re not sure, and more importantly, don’t know what opportunities exist.

For this course will help you with the first step in building a career to be clear on where you want to go. Although this often changes and develops over time, it’s a great idea to think about some general topics to get you started. This course will help you answer the career direction questions. They will help you think through some of the foundation elements required for career planning.

By completing this course, you will:

  • Know what potential career opportunities are available to you

Know Your Skills and Gaps

One of the key aspects of building a career is developing our skills and capabilities. This is because our knowledge, skills, and abilities are what enable us to take on more challenging work and help us perform more complex roles.

Therefore, an essential component to anyone’s career should be skill development. And a great way to start building your skills is to clearly understand your current abilities and to uncover what must be built for success now and in the future.

For this course you will perform a skill inventory will help you proactively prepare for a career move and increase your chance for future success.

By completing this course, you will:

  • Know your current skills and capabilities and determine what gaps exist

Building Skills and Capabilities

Each of us is always looking for different ways to develop and build our capabilities. When we develop, we are able to perform our job better, contribute more to the team, and feel confident about what we can do and deliver. Yet our workdays are busy, and development can be hard. Sometimes we don’t know what to do, and sometimes we struggle to find the time to build our capabilities.

For this course you will identify two development actions you can do over the next 60 days. You will use the Development Action Guidelines to help identify what you can do.

By completing this course, you will:

  • Be able to identify the top actions you can do to strengthen your skills, capabilities, and overall performance

Skill Development Opportunities

Building skills and capabilities is an essential task for anyone. No matter what kind of job you may have or career path you’re on, it’s important to grow and develop. When we build capabilities and gain expertise, our work becomes more fulfilling and rewarding. We are also better equipped to take on more challenging roles and higher levels of responsibility.

For this course you will work on your own to identify skill development opportunities for yourself, however, if you have direct reports, you can also work with your employees to help them identify opportunities too.

By completing this course, you will:

  • Know how to identify skill development opportunities for yourself and/or your employees

Personal Skill Development Plan

To build your career you need opportunities. The more opportunities you have, the better chance you have of moving into a role that is exciting, challenging, and fulfilling. One of the best ways to create more opportunities is to build your skills and capabilities. The more skills you have, the more marketable you’ll be, and there’s one thing you can be sure of all managers want to hire talented employees.

For this course you will follow a process to identify the skills and capabilities you need to develop to excel in your job and career.

By completing this course, you will:

  • Be able to create a personal skill development plan

Increase Your Personal Performance

Building the right skills and capabilities is a necessary component of success for everyone. If we don’t have the right skills we cannot perform our job well, and we won’t be successful long-term. Therefore, it is essential each of us take the time to identify the skills required for our job, and to spend the time strengthening existing skills and developing new ones. Individuals who are consistently focused on developing themselves have an advantage in the workplace and will have greater success long-term.

For this course you will identify the skill you’d like to strengthen or develop. This skill may be a fairly simple and straightforward capability or it may be a more complex skill that will take time to create proficiency. Then you will select from a list of selected development actions you will implement to build your skills

By completing this course, you will:

  • Know how to build the skills required to increase personal performance

Best Professional Organizations for You

Individuals who continually seek out professional development opportunities are extremely valuable to any company. These individuals contribute at a higher level, are seen as action oriented players, and tend to have greater success than individuals who are only focused on doing their job.

For this course this help you select the right professional organizations for your personal development. Not only will professional organizations provide opportunities to develop knowledge and build new skills, you’ll also be networking with individuals in your industry. This professional network can provide problem-solving resources for your current job, as well as lead to great opportunities in the future.

By completing this course, you will:

  • Be able to identify the best professional organizations you should join for your job or career

Personal Expectations and Your Workload

Our work can be very rewarding and fulfilling. There is a certain level of satisfaction gained when we solve a difficult problem, help a customer, or finish a particular task or project. Of course our work helps us pay our bills and maintain our livelihood too all of which is a good thing. With that said, most of us also want to maintain a life outside of work; one in which we spend time with family and friends, have the opportunity to pursue our hobbies and interests, and have the chance to relax and not think about work. We desire a balance between work and our personal life.

This course will help you compare your expectations against what is truly realistic for your job. Once we do this, we can identify how to create the right balance, thus ensuring both our work and personal commitments can be met.

By completing this course, you will:

  • Be able to check your personal expectations regarding your workload and job requirements

Subject Matter Expert

Vado offers 350+ employee soft skill and management development e-learning courses that is “changing the face of learning” with course design that includes the following elements:

Development Happens on the Job. Research shows that 70% of development happens on the job, and Vado is the only off the shelf e-learning courseware provider that helps the learner apply on the job through step by step instructions.

Chucked Learning. Some call it granular, others call it chunked, microlearning or learning bursts . They mean the same thing – learners want short learning courses. Study after study shows that taking in information in small bite sized chunks leads to increased learner retention. The market has been recognizing this trend toward shorter and shorter learning courses and have shortened e-learning courses from 4 hours to 1 hour to 30 minutes. Our learning content takes this trend to the next step to meet the demands of learners.

Video. In their personal life, employees learn new information by watching videos and they have come to expect that on the job. All of Vado’s courses start with a short instructional video. And the videos are in high definition for a better learner experience.

Optimized for the mobile learner. Mobile means two things: technology and the learner experience. Vado’s learning content is optimized for both meanings. From a technology standpoint, all 300+ courses are viewable from all hand held devices. From a learner experience perspective, small bite sized videos fit the mobile learners’ requirement of not having to complete long courses on their hand held device.


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