People of all career-stages have an interest in growing further in their careers. Not only those below 40 or in fast-track leadership programs care about this. It often happens though that careers develop in a passive way meaning that a person lands in a role that he or she never aspired to. Apparently many people never take the time to consider, analyze or dream about the options and pathways available to them as career options. And they do not use those insights along with their career goals to make clear choices about next steps.
The materials I am sharing today can help you, put together a starter workshop designed to give participants the opportunity to reflect on conscious options to consider or analyze in terms of career planning. I am sharing multiple exercises and it would be up to you to decide what to include given the time you have available for the workshop.
From an attendee perspective this workshop could help participants from any age (over 14) to get some clarity. Those who are already in steady careers may find it helpful to perhaps fine-tune their own roles in areas where they are not yet fully contributing and adding value according to their own interests and preferences.
The downloadable resource above contains a series of slides that could help you take workshop participants to some basic questions and answers about career development.
The next downloadable resource contains a workshop outline (segments, timing) and also exercises to help in initial career planning or refocusing workshop.
This workshop works well in non-profit settings, school or open university settings and can also be used in companies where career planning is initiated as a focus area to help employees develop further skills and set development goals.