Three Types Of Development

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The answer when people ask me, "Are Professional Development, Management Development and Leadership Development the same thing?"

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Three Types Of Development

  1. 1. Development Opportunities Small Planet Works
  2. 2. Types of Development <ul><li>There are 3 kinds of Development: </li></ul><ul><li>Management Development </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Development </li></ul><ul><li>At some point in every career path the employee should experience each of these types of development. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Management Development <ul><li>Management development provides skills that managers in all areas – accounting, marketing, manufacturing, information technology and HR – need. Those skills include the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting planning and facilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship building </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listening and Persuading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business writing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Building and managing teams </li></ul><ul><li>Managing change </li></ul><ul><li>Decision-making and delegation </li></ul>
  4. 4. Professional Development <ul><li>Professional development builds skills that individuals need to be a better whatever-their-role is (engineer, programmer, trainer, accountant etc.) Some technical skills are taught in classes, however much of professional development is done outside classrooms in: </li></ul><ul><li>Professional organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences (industry or specialty area) </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Developmental assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring programs </li></ul><ul><li>Rotations in other functional areas </li></ul><ul><li>Technical, hands-on on-the-job training </li></ul>
  5. 5. Leadership Development <ul><li>Leadership development builds skills that individuals need to articulate their vision to groups of people, to inspire them to follow the vision, to gain the &quot;above and beyond&quot; effort from people that can only come voluntarily. The skills needed that can be taught include: </li></ul><ul><li>Credibility </li></ul><ul><li>Crucial conversations – how to keep a situation under control when emotions run strong, opinions vary and stakes are high </li></ul><ul><li>Servant leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship management </li></ul><ul><li>Results without authority </li></ul>

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