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Supporting Employee Growth and Professional Development

Learn how to integrate vertical development into employee development efforts and gain clarity on what to focus on.

If 2020 taught us anything, it is that we need leaders and employees that are more capable of effectively navigating change, uncertainty and complexity. Unfortunately, typical leader and employee development techniques are not very effective at meeting these dynamic needs. The primary purpose of this topic is to introduce a relatively unknown form of employee development that is designed to help enhance leaders' and employees' agility and dynamism: vertical development. Vertical development differs from traditional horizontal development efforts in that it primarily focuses on elevating the level of one's mental development, instead of just focusing on knowledge transfer or skill development. To help integrate vertical development into leader and employee development efforts, this material will help you gain clarity on what to focus on (the mind) and the best way to help leaders and employees attain higher levels of mental development. This material is critical for employers who want to ensure that their organizations and workforce are agile and ready to take on an uncertain and complex future.

Runtime: 58 minutes
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Agenda

Introduction

  • The Need for Leaders and Employees That Are More Capable of Navigating Change, Uncertainty and Complexity
  • Current Development Practices Are Not Very Effective at Meeting Dynamic Needs

Introduction to Vertical Development

  • Two Types of Development: Horizontal Development and Vertical Development
  • Employee Development Largely Focuses on Horizontal Development
  • What Is Needed Is Vertical Development
  • Why Vertical Development Is so Important

Vertical Development Requires a Focus on the Mind

  • Three Levels of Mental Development: Mind 1.0, Mind 2.0 and Mind 3.0
  • The Level of One's Vertical Development Is Based Upon Which Level of Mental Development They Primarily Operate in
  • Effective Vertical Development Should Be Designed to Help Employees Operate at a Higher Level of Mental Development

How to Help Employees to Vertically Develop

  • To Vertically Develop, Employees Need to Awaken to Their Nonconscious Automatic Processes
  • The Best Way to Do That Is Through a Focus on Mindsets
  • Four Sets of Mindsets Will Be Introduced as a Useful Framework for Vertical Development Efforts

Recap

  • Difference Between Horizontal and Vertical Development
  • Why Vertical Development Is so Important
  • How to Help Employees to Vertically Develop
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Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D.

Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D.

Ryan Gottfredson

  • A cutting-edge leadership development author, researcher and consultant
  • Helps organizations vertically develop their leaders primarily through a focus on mindsets
  • Currently a leadership and management professor at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University-Fullerton (CSUF)
  • Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author of Success Mindsets: The Keys to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work, and Leadership; this will be published by Morgan James Publishing
  • Respected authority and researcher on topics related to leadership, management and organizational behavior
  • Published over 19 articles across a variety of journals including: Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Business Horizons and Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies; his research has been cited over 2,500 times since 2015
  • Featured in popular press outlets including Harvard Business Review, Society for Human Resource Management, Association for Talent Development and Training Industry
  • Consulted for dozens of corporations across a variety of industries including banking, health care, education, agriculture, and energy; some clients include CVS Health, Mondelez, and Deutsche Telekom
  • Has extensive training experience, having conducted keynotes and trainings for companies including Experian, Volcom, American Airlines and CertaPro Painters
  • Recognized as one of the best professors at Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
  • Ph.D. degree in organizational behavior and human resources, Indiana University; B.A. degree, Brigham Young University
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Published 2021
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