Course Instructor: Dr Kishor Adhikari
This course is designed to provide students with skills to successfully manage career development. The employment landscape is undergoing a major shift in how career development is viewed throughout organizations. Domestic and international competition as well as the public and private sector, now require employers and employees to rethink their short-term and long term career goals. Balancing these with strategies that will ensure corporate success involves a collaborative process of talent management and deployment. The course thus addresses the major strategic issue that managers face as they attempt to manage human resources across international boundaries.
Course Objectives and learning outcomes
After the completion of this course, a student will be able to:
Describe and apply leading theories of career development
Sppreciate the dynamics of employee career growth and apply to improve organization's performance
apply career development skills to recruit and retain talents
mapping employees values, interest and, motivations and their career prospect
apply coaching and mentoring approach support employees' career growth
Module I: Introduction and theories of career development (12 Hrs)
Defining Employee Career Development (CD) Process; Link between HRD and Employee Career Development; Need of CD in an organization; Traditional vs. CD approch in HR; Theories of career development: Holland's theory, Social cognitive theory of Bandura, Super's career stages, MBTI;
Module II: Career Conversation (8 Hrs)
Concept of Career Conversation; Challange faced by today's Management and overcoming through CD approch; Myths about Employee Career Development & overcoming myths; Importnace of career conversation; Conduction of career conversation; Startegies of career conversation
Unit III: Talent management
Building talent pipeline; Career path plan and employee retention; Career development and employee engagement; Talent management as a drive for culture of excellence; talent management in Nepal; Competency based talent management; Evaluations: Performance and potential;
Unit IV: Application and process of career development (10 Hrs)
Career conversations (Hindsight; foresight, and insight); Grow with the flow; Same seat new view; Cultural shift; Advancing Action; Beyond climbing the ladder; Practice of coaching and mentoring; Employee counselling and assistance program; Appreciative inquiry; Competency mapping; People Capability maturity Model (PCMM)
% of Marks
Attendance and Class participation
Case study presentation or Competency mapping project (you can choose any one)
This course is taught with Socratic active learning approach by exploiting multiple resources such as lecture, group discussion, case studies and personal awareness groups.
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Haldar, U. K. (2009). Human Resource Development. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
Mankin. (2009). Human Resource Development. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
Rao, T. V. (2003). Future of HRD (First edition). Delhi: Laxmi Publications.
Werner, J. M., & DeSimone, R. L. (2016). Human Resource Development (Sixth edition). Cengage Learning India Private Limited.