Employee Development at U of T
An inclusive culture anchored in employee development. That’s the goal.
Employee development is a joint effort between employees and their people leader. Employees are responsible for their own careers, but they cannot achieve their goals without the support of their leaders.
Any time is the right time to discuss your employees’ development plans. People leaders can begin after the goal setting process, align it to after the annual performance assessment process, or whenever it is appropriate for your circumstances.
When people leaders take an institutional view of development, not only do they experience the genuine satisfaction of supporting someone’s career, they are supporting the future of the University.
The LLC provides the tools and resources to help employees and people leaders put IDPs together for each employee. Because everyone is different and brings a myriad of talents, skills and strengths, these tools and resources should help.
We see a future with more frequent, and informal conversations, so that managers are in touch with their employees’ career aspirations and together refine and adjust development goals and plans as necessary. Through these regular interactions we create a development culture.
Research shows that learning occurs through Education, Experience and Exposure. Orchestrating them together leads to more effective employee development.
Education is learning by instruction from an expert, in the physical classroom, a virtual classroom, and through self-paced online courseware.
Every idea on this list is set up as a learning activity in the Learning Management System (LMS). To add an exposure activity to your learning record, you can register for it in the LMS. Your manager will need to approve it once it’s been completed.
Experience is learning by doing, through new roles or on-the-job “stretch” situations with real performance consequences. Experience, with reflection and feedback, provides the greatest opportunity for acquiring and refining knowledge, skills, and behavior. These are just a few ideas for on-the-job experience you can use.
Every idea on this list is set-up as a learning activity in the Learning Management System (LMS). To add an experience activity to your learning record, you can register for it in the LMS. Your manager will need to approve it once it is completed.