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Career planning in hard times: What individuals can do to maximize their success
15 October 2020 |1:00 pm - 2:30 pm BST
Current events pose many challenges for workers. The virus leads to a business environment in which going to work can risk health and life; dealing with employers who must shut down or start up on short notice can also pose challenges. This webinar speaks to the challenges workers face in current conditions and how workers can address them.
Few people have devoted sufficient time and attention to career planning. And yet now is the time, since business conditions have never been more uncertain due to the effects of the Covid-19 virus, economic upheaval, and social unrest.
Individuals must find ways to plan for their careers in ways that do not rely on employers. And yet employers must also foster career planning so as to uncover worker expectations about the future. This webinar addresses these issues.
Why Should You Attend:
Individuals without career plans are not as “career agile” as they need to be at a time when they can cast adrift from their jobs due to sudden shutdowns, ordered by the government due to the virus. At the same time, employers face the challenge of needing to talk to workers about the future so as to retain talented people during hard economic times. This webinar addresses the career-related issues facing individuals at present as well as facing employers who wish to retain talented people in uncertain times.
Areas Covered in the Session:
• What is a career, and why is it important for individuals and employers?
• What makes career planning tough during hard times?
• How can career planning issues be addressed by individuals during hard times?
• How can employers foster career planning as a retention strategy for top talent during uncertain times?
Speaker: William J. Rothwell, Ph.D.
William J. Rothwell, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPLP Fellow, is President of Rothwell and Associates, Inc., a full-service consulting company that specializes in succession planning. He is also a Professor of Learning and Performance in the Workforce Education and Development program, Department of Learning and Performance Systems, at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus. In that capacity, he heads up a top-ranked graduate program in learning and performance. He has authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited 300 books, book chapters, and articles—including 64 books. Before arriving at Penn State in 1993, he had 20 years of work experience as a Training Director in government and in business. As a consultant, he has worked with over 50 multinational corporations–including Motorola, General Motors, Ford, and many others. In 2004, he earned the Graduate Faculty Teaching Award at Pennsylvania State University, a single award given to the best graduate faculty member on the 23 campuses of the Penn State system. His train-the-trainers programs have won global awards.
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