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BUS 262 Engaging Employees With Meaningful Career Conversations

Course Description

Most likely, your organization's performance management program is founded on annual performance discussions with employees. And in those meetings, you likely focus on assessing last year's goal achievement and setting new goals for the coming year. But, is that enough? Is this process as satisfying for the employee as it is for the employer? Have you addressed your employee's career goals? Current research suggests that the most valuable component in an effective performance discussion is often missing: a conversation about the employee's career objectives and ways they can achieve them. Especially critical for the younger generations of employees, meaningful career conversations during annual performance discussions may make the difference between engaged and disengaged employees. In this seminar, discuss why and how to incorporate meaningful career conversations throughout the year, in your annual performance review discussions and when providing ongoing coaching and feedback.


  • Defining performance management and career planning, and the purpose of each
  • Impact of engagement
  • Identify the roles of employees and leaders in career planning
  • Key elements needed for meaningful career conversations
  • Methods of delivering performance feedback
  • Setting meaningful and measureable goals
  • Individual action planning


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