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

The Conference Board of Canada, April 18, 2017
Recorded Webinar
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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 Stephanie Burgetz, Senior Research Associate, 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 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 Stephanie

Photo of Stephanie BurgetzStephanie Burgetz is the Senior Network Manager for the Council for Learning and Leadership Development and supports the Learning, Leadership and Organization Research team in our ongoing research, advisory services and workshop offerings on the Leadership and Human Resources Research team at the Conference Board of Canada. Stephanie was previously with The Ottawa Hospital where she spent the last nine years in the Learning and Development and Change and Performance areas with a particular focus on management and leadership development, including the implementation of a Mentorship program.

About Myra

Photo of Myra LewisMyra 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

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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