Mapping the Employee Development Journey: A Case Study for Career Pathing

The Conference Board of Canada, April 18, 2017 at 02:00 PM EDT
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In today’s competitive labour market, attraction, engagement, and retention of talent at all levels of the organization are key to organizational performance and sustainability. A well-designed career pathing program or process can support organizational success through increased loyalty and commitment for employees and the development of an experienced and skilled talent pool to fill future roles.

Join Donna Burnett Vachon, The Conference Board of Canada, Stephanie Hollingshead, Sierra Systems and Myra Lewis, Export Development Canada (EDC) as they explore how organizations are approaching Career Pathing in different ways, reflecting on their unique industries and the needs of both their employees and the organization.

Webinar Highlights

This 60-minute webinar will highlight recent findings from The Conference Board of Canada’s recent briefing, Career Pathing: Mapping Out the Employee Development Journey. Explore the real-life experiences, lessons learned, and successes with career pathing in two Canadian organizations. The discussion will focus on:

  • The business case for career pathing
  • Why employers need to pay attention to the career development of their employees
  • Highlights of the different ways in which organizations approach career pathing
  • Learning about the decision EDC took to revise their career pathing program
  • Insights into Sierra Systems’ approach to creating career maps that now provide the foundation for performance and career management conversations
  • Discussing accountability and ownership for career development

Stephanie HollingsheadStephanie Hollingshead and Myra Lewis will also share the changes they are seeing in their respective organizations and what they see on the horizon for career pathing and employee development.

About Donna

Photo of Donna BurnettDonna Burnett Vachon is a Director with the Leadership and Human Resources Research division of the Conference Board of Canada. Since joining the Board in 2011, Donna has been actively involved in research and advisory assignments in the areas of leadership, workplace learning and talent development, performance management, organization design and change management. As the Director overseeing the Leadership, Learning and Organization team, Donna leads all of the group’s ongoing core and custom research initiatives and custom advisory engagements. Prior to joining the Board, Donna held senior positions in Organization Development and Change, and Human Resources Management in industries including healthcare, high tech and manufacturing.

About Myra

Myra Lewis is a Senior Organizational Development Advisor with Export Development Canada. Bringing a pragmatic approach and deep corporate knowledge, Myra is focused on delivering value and sustainable solutions to EDC’s employees and leaders. Myra’s portfolio includes talent management, executive succession planning, performance and competency management and employee engagement. Most recently, Myra was Project Lead for HR 2.0 – a cross-functional initiative which involved the development and corporate-wide launch of a career framework, profile management, functional competencies and online performance management.

About Stephanie

Stephanie Hollingshead is a business executive and board director with over 20 years of international human resources experience in the technology and professional services industries and 15 years of service with various not-for-profit boards. As Vice President, Human Resources for Sierra Systems, Ms. Hollingshead is responsible for the development and execution of Sierra’s human resources strategy, including employee engagement, talent and succession management, total rewards, leadership capacity and employee development. Stephanie currently serves as the Chair of the Board for Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver and as a Board Director for the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Association, BC and Yukon. Ms. Hollingshead holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and a Chartered Professional of Human Resources (CPHR) designation and is an avid speaker, blogger and sustainable living advocate.

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