How are you driving your company’s conversation about people development?
As your organization’s in-house people development expert, the organization is looking to you to provide innovative and high impact development solutions that enable success and scale in a shifting marketplace. You know that increasing the organization's capacity for teamwork, emotional intelligence, communication, resilience, etc. is the key. You also know from past experience that doing this well and getting everyone engaged/bought in is hard. You want help.
Provide insights and solutions to bridge the knowledge gap.
While many believe people development is important, there also is a gap/disconnect between your vision and the organization’s willingness to invest sufficient time and money into programs. Some leaders are skeptical and even cynical about ‘workshops’ and ‘trainings’ - some past development efforts have flopped because they felt out of touch or didn’t lead to real change. You need the company to feel confident that you’re coming up with solutions that will have a real impact on actual/imminent business problems. You want to accomplish so much more than you have time for, and you only have so many internal resources you can draw on to help. You want to innovate without needing to reinvent the wheel, and your team lacks expertise in certain critical areas. You want to make sure all your development activities line up behind a powerful people development strategy that achieves real results.
You don’t need to do this on your own.
Find a partner (not a vendor) that takes the time to truly understand you and your needs and the company’s needs, and has a strong reputation and a demonstrated ability to provide a comprehensive solution rather than a hodge-podge of ineffectual/boring trainings. You need your boss and ELT to be blown away by what you bring to the table. You can’t and don’t want to do this alone.