Career advancement and progression May 2014

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Half day open training event held in Toronto in Canada for individuals interesting in progressing their career with their existing employer, securing a promotion or advancing rapidly to a position with additional responsibility.

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Career advancement and progression May 2014

  1. 1. Career advancement, career development and career progression by Toronto Training and HR May 2014
  2. 2. CONTENTS 3-4 Introduction 5-6 Definitions 7-8 More definitions 9-10 Keeping a positive attitude 11-12 Mind set changes to aid career progression 13-15 Personality attributes 16-18 Mindfulness 19-20 Personal learning networks 21-22 Cornerstones of career insurance 23-24 The SIGN structure for a career conversation 25-28 Questions to help compose a career offer 29-32 Career decision making 33-34 Questions around career awareness 35-36 Builders and climbers 37-39 Acquiring a global outlook 40-42 Phrases to avoid 43-44 Building deep smarts 45-47 Changing your career 48-49 Effectively adapting to career change 50-51 Conclusion, summary and questions Page 2
  3. 3. Page 3 Introduction
  4. 4. Page 4 Introduction to Toronto Training and HR Toronto Training and HR is a specialist training and human resources consultancy headed by Timothy Holden 10 years in banking 15 years in training and human resources Freelance practitioner since 2006 The core services provided by Toronto Training and HR are: Training event design Training event delivery HR support with an emphasis on reducing costs, saving time plus improving employee engagement and morale Services for job seekers
  5. 5. Page 5 Definitions
  6. 6. Definitions • Career advancement • Career development • Career progression Page 6
  7. 7. Page 7 More definitions
  8. 8. More definitions • Job • Profession • Career Page 8
  9. 9. Page 9 Keeping a positive attitude
  10. 10. Keeping a positive attitude • Nothing in life is permanent, not even you • Failure is a prerequisite • Find the silver lining • Trust the bigger plan Page 10
  11. 11. Page 11 Mind set changes to aid career progression
  12. 12. Mind set changes to aid career progression • Abundant thinking • Creativity • Emotional non-attachment Page 12
  13. 13. Page 13 Personality attributes
  14. 14. Personality attributes 1 of 2 • Promotion focus • Prevention focus Page 14
  15. 15. Personality attributes 2 of 2 WHEN PERSONALITIES DON’T MATCH • Underperformance • Tension • Power struggle • Power play Page 15
  16. 16. Page 16 Mindfulness
  17. 17. Mindfulness 1 of 2 CHARACTERISTICS OF MINDFULNESS • Intention • Attention • Attitude Page 17
  18. 18. Mindfulness 2 of 2 INCREASING YOUR MINDFULNESS • Be aware • Take five • Do one thing • Time-outs • Eat somewhere else • Listen • Note accomplishments Page 18
  19. 19. Page 19 Personal learning networks
  20. 20. Personal learning networks • Ask and listen • Leverage technology • Try out Twitter • Look outside of learning & development Page 20
  21. 21. Page 21 Cornerstones of career insurance
  22. 22. Cornerstones of career insurance • Embracing adaptation • Positioning for the next advance or change • Investing in cutting edge skills • Tapping into abundant thinking, creativity and emotional non-attachment Page 22
  23. 23. Page 23 The SIGN structure for a career conversation
  24. 24. The SIGN structure for a career conversation • Self • Impact • Goals • Next step Page 24
  25. 25. Page 25 Questions to help compose a career offer
  26. 26. Questions to help compose a career offer 1 of 3 • What skills and know-how do I want to acquire in the future? • Which teams or individuals would I like to work with? • Which projects or clients would be perfect for me? • Which of my career drivers are not being fully addressed? Page 26
  27. 27. Questions to help compose a career offer 2 of 3 • What will motivate me to improve my work performance? • How might I be able to reduce or delegate tasks I find demotivating? • What specific projects or areas of responsibility can I suggest to improve my job? Page 27
  28. 28. Questions to help compose a career offer 3 of 3 • What project ideas, initiatives or pilot studies can I suggest? • How can I communicate the benefits to my employer? • Who else do I need to convince? • What quick wins can I offer my employer that will benefit our customers and bottom line? Page 28
  29. 29. Page 29 Career decision making
  30. 30. Career decision making 1 of 3 STAGES • Pre-screening • In-depth exploration • Choice Page 30
  31. 31. Career decision making 2 of 3 EFFECTIVENESS • Table for choice • Circles for choice Page 31
  32. 32. Career decision making 3 of 3 STYLES • Rational • Intuitive Page 32
  33. 33. Page 33 Questions around career awareness
  34. 34. Questions around career awareness • What kind of work do I find stimulating, even inspiring? • What organizational problems and aspirations are visible to me? • How can I exploit the overlap or create one? Page 34
  35. 35. Page 35 Builders and climbers
  36. 36. Builders and climbers • What is a builder? • What is a climber? • Questions to ask Page 36
  37. 37. Page 37 Acquiring a global outlook
  38. 38. Acquiring a global outlook 1 of 2 • Learn by thinking • Observe • Study • Open your mind • Open your heart • Learn by doing • Forge relationships • Start locally • Work with others • Be the centre Page 38
  39. 39. Acquiring a global outlook 2 of 2 • Go • Speak • Don’t stop Page 39
  40. 40. Page 40 Phrases to avoid
  41. 41. Phrases to avoid 1 of 2 • “I can’t do that” • “You should have…” • “That’s not my job” • “I may be wrong, but…” • “I don’t have time to talk to you right now” • “But we’ve always done it that way” • “It’s not fair” • “I think….” • “I’ll try” Page 41
  42. 42. Phrases to avoid 2 of 2 • “He’s a jerk” or “I hate my job” Page 42
  43. 43. Page 43 Building deep smarts
  44. 44. Building deep smarts • What are deep smarts? • Observation • Practice • Partner and problem solve • Take responsibility Page 44
  45. 45. Page 45 Changing your career
  46. 46. Changing your career 1 of 2 • Check websites • Look for reports, news articles and blogs on the sector • Speak to people who work in the industry and their clients • Ask people who work in the industry what they love, what they tolerate, what they hate and what they would want to change Page 46
  47. 47. Changing your career 2 of 2 • Find out how the economy has affected the sector • Ask people employed within the sector if they had to do it all over again, would they take the same path • Pose similar questions to professional interest groups on LinkedIn Page 47
  48. 48. Page 48 Effectively adapting to career change
  49. 49. Effectively adapting to career change • Reflect on your past • Choose to associate with like-minded people • Do scenario planning Page 49
  50. 50. Page 50 Conclusion, summary and questions
  51. 51. Page 51 Conclusion, summary and questions Conclusion Summary Videos Questions

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