Management Essentials: Developing Your Direct Reports (X029)


Type: Online
Duration: 01:00 hours
Status: Archived

A main goal of managing is developing your direct reports. This involves not only coordinating their work in a way to meet your organization's business objectives, but also empowering and providing them with opportunities to meet their own professional development objectives. This course provides an overview of the importance and benefits to you as a manager of developing your direct reports and tactical strategies for doing so. Specifically, this involves an examination of the steps required to assess the development needs of your employees by differentiating individual requirements. Also covered is the importance of and methods for creating a development plan with your employees based on their individual requirements, and ways to support the development plan by creating opportunities for practice and growth in skills and abilities. Finally, this course introduces ways to continue supporting employees through follow up and monitoring, and timely ongoing feedback.

Topics include:

  • using a method to differentiate among your direct reports in terms of potential and performance and choosing an appropriate development strategy for each person
  • recognizing how to conduct an effective development meeting with your direct reports
  • recognizing the characteristics of an effective development plan
  • identifying actions you can take to provide ongoing support to developing your direct reports


Please note that this online course provided by Skillsoft Corporation is no longer offered as of April 30, 2020 and is replaced with the following, currently available on the School's online learning platform (GCcampus): Managing Employee Development (X177). If you have already completed the course, you can no longer restart it.

More about this course
  • Topics: Human resources; Personal development; Personal and team development
  • Community: Supervisors; Managers
  • Business line: GC and Public Sector Skills
  • Provider: Skillsoft

Upcoming offerings

There are no available offerings for this course at the moment.

All on-site classroom courses have been suspended until further notice. However, virtual classroom and online self-paced courses, including required training and language maintenance tools, remain available for registration through your GCcampus account.

Note: GCcampus is accessible through public networks. You do not need to connect to the GC network to log in.



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