Employee Development: The Key to Organizational Success

Content Contributor: Cathie Cowie, Rhonda Kline, Owners/Principals, Alston-Kline, Inc.

Facilitator: Joelle Peelgren, Founder/Principal, DeGenaro Peelgren Associates

Category: People Management & Care

Last Day to Register: January 8, 2018

Module Start Date: January 15, 2018

Learning Objectives

  • To explore effective training, strategy & design for employee development
  • To explore how to create healthy workplace culture, team design and employee development programs
  • To explore how to become an intentional learning organization
  • To explore how to succeed at succession planning

Module Overview

Most nonprofit organizations don't pay enough attention to developing employees so that teams can reach the desired goals of the organization. Employee development is crucial not only for organizational effectiveness, but also for employee retention. It is vital for nonprofit organizations to create workplace cultures that increase staff engagement, adhere to strong team designs, and enact real world performance measures. Such cultures result in increased capacity and great work outcomes, while building an internal pipeline for succession. This module will acquaint you with successful practices for planning, designing and providing employee development. It also provides insight into the posistive impact that comes to a nonprofit workplace culture when its people are developed with direct mission outcomes and impact in mind.

Requirements for Receiving Credit

  1. Successful completion and submission of five Reflection assignments demonstrating that the participant has read required resources and reviewed the presentation content.
  2. Engage in all the topic forum discussions for all five sessions.

Required Textbooks

"The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered Company", by Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter & James Noel

"The Performance Pipeline: Getting the Right Performance at Every Level of Leadership", by Stephen Drotter

Facilitator Bio

Joelle Peelgren, Founder/Principal, DeGenaro Peelgren Associates

Joelle Peelgren, Founder/Principal, DeGenaro Peelgren Associates

Joelle Peelgren’s entire professional career has been dedicated to faith-based, not-for-profit organizations, serving 16 years with World Vision US and 16 years with English Language Institute/China. While her original intent was to pursue a teaching background, having earned her bachelor’s degree in English and secondary teaching credential from Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA), a “summer job” at World Vision grew into what has proven to be an exciting, passion-filled career for her. At World Vision, her responsibilities grew to encompass a large group of corporate services to serve the changing needs of this organization. When the decision was made to relocate the US offices, she was focused on the outplacement of the non-relocating employees and in development of transition plans for her services. Following her years with WVUS, she began at English Language Institute/China with responsibilities for a variety of service departments including human resources, teacher communications, and various office support services, serving 1000 teachers and staff annually. Her Masters work in Human Resource Leadership and Organizational Development from Azusa Pacific University has provided Joelle with a strong understanding – both operationally and theoretically – in areas of organizational development, adult learning, and human resources. DeGenaro Peelgren Associates: Seven years ago, Jim and Joelle co-founded DeGenaro Peelgren Associates to provide consulting services to organizations – small and large – in the areas of organizational development, technology assessment and management, change management, interim executive positions, and human resources. In addition, DeGenaro Peelgren Associates provides an avenue for their motivational presentations and writings, including their originally-scripted presentation, “Stories from the Kitchen Table."