The Manager's Guide to Employee Development

  • 24m
  • David Hosmer
  • Association for Talent Development
  • 2015

As managers, we are expected to hold career and professional development discussions with our employees, although many of us feel ill-equipped for these conversations. Are you unsure how or where to begin with your employees’ development? Perhaps you want to brush up on how to create more meaningful development plans?

This TD at Work is a primer intended for managers, human resources professionals, and others. It is a practical, go-to guide that will explain:

  • why career development is important to the organization, employee, and manager
  • who is responsible for specific aspects of the employee development process
  • how to facilitate the employee development process
  • the characteristics of a strong individual development process
  • how to lead successful development discussions.

About the Author

David Hosmer, EdM, CPLP, has 26 years’ experience in organizational development, learning and development, and coaching. He is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, MIT Internal Leader to Leader, and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Art and Practice of Leadership Development program. David is a lifetime associate member of the Career Thought Leaders Consortium.

In this Book

  • The Manager’s Guide to Employee Development
  • Preface
  • Why Employee Development?
  • Who Is Responsible For What?
  • Facilitating the Employee Development Process
  • Characteristics of a Strong IDP
  • Leading Successful Development Discussions
  • Conclusion
  • References & Resources
  • Career and Development Discussion Preparation Worksheet
  • My Career and Individual Development Plan