Management development activities can:
- Encourage growth and career development of employees
- Improve skills and knowledge that can be immediately applied at work
- Increase motivation and job satisfaction
- Create a network of colleagues for problem-solving and support
- Promote communication and planning throughout campus and department networks
How to Support Management Development
- Model the behavior you are encouraging; don't neglect your own development.
- Discuss and create a development plan during the performance planning cycle.
- Endorse employees attending classes and activities that support development plans and goals.
- Discuss what the employee learned in classes and support integrating new ideas/methods.
- Provide timely behavioral feedback on performance and discuss ways to improve and develop further.
- Provide opportunities for your employees to develop through mentoring, cross-training, internships, campus staff organizations, professional associations, committee and task force assignments, skill assessment programs, and university degree and extension programs.