Your performance and contribution to your organisation as a professional is highly dependent on your professional development conversations with your managers. Preparing for a professional development conversation will provide you with a structure to define your objectives, devise a work plan and present it to your manager. From an overview of strategic direction applied to your skills and interests to the clear communication and presentation skills to persuade and engage your manager, Preparing for a professional development conversation will set you up to have constructive feedback sessions that are conducive to better outcomes, both for yourself and for your organisation.
Incorporating over 30 years’ experience in senior management roles in the public service, Mary Harwood provides an insightful session that will help you define goals and outcomes and shape your conversation to achieve better results for yourself as a professional and for your organisation. Her perspective as a manager will equip you with a keen insight into what managers expect from your conversation, and of the sensitivities they have to handle in the process.