5 Reasons Why You Should Send Someone to Stepping Up
The potential to learn and progress has been identified as critical to employee engagement and satisfaction ― the core employee value proposition. At a time when attraction and retaining the right talent is paramount, you need to engage your staff, inspire them and keep them.
Here are five good reasons why you should support anyone wanting to attend Stepping Up:
1. Career Development
They will learn to use tools and skills that will help plan their career in your organisation and have the confidence to pursue their ambitions. They can also help others in the team progress too.
They will connect meaningfully to people outside of their normal circle and join a community of like-minded women. In a highly interactive environment they will get the chance to learn and share knowledge and insights that not only help them personally but will also enrich the work environment. (Three mentoring relationships emerged from the first program we ran.)
It is accepted that diversity is good, that it creates a better workplace culture, and creates more successful companies. However, few people can articulate why this is so. This program will help them understand and build their commitment. They will have the words and evidence to promote strategies that work, to advocate for greater diversity and to help others overcome the barriers that exist.
4. Job performance
Stepping Up provides a host of tools and skills for thinking differently, problem solving, decision making and team performance. They will learn how to apply an innovation mindset at work every day and become a better leader and employee.
The employer who invests in its employees demonstrates they value them. That in itself will increase their commitment to the organisation and inspire them to perform.