It is the goal of the group to promote professional and personal growth and learning opportunities that support life long learning and assist individuals in working effectively together within their departments. Training and development will assist the employee in adapting to change, increasing productivity, and improving the quality of the work environment and the employees’ relations with each other.

Opportunities for growth and development help employees expand their knowledge, skills and abilities, and apply the competencies they have gained to new situations. The opportunity to gain new skills and experiences can increase employee motivation and job satisfaction and help workers more effectively manage job stress. This can translate into positive gains for the organization by enhancing organizational effectiveness and improving work quality, as well as by helping the organization attract and retain top-quality employees. By providing opportunities for growth and development, organizations can improve the quality of their employees’ work experience and realize the benefits of developing workers to their full potential.

Opportunities for employee growth and development include:

  • Skills training provided in-house or through outside training centers.
  • Opportunities for promotion and internal career advancement.
  • Coaching, mentoring, and leadership development programs.