Course Overview

This online course addresses the challenges organizations face when developing and retaining employees. The program addresses the five traditional stages of a career, the value of a career development program, the importance of communicating that value, tools for developing employees (formal career planning, mentoring, training, job rotation, and networking), and issues HR departments typically confront with career management.

Program Objectives

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Explain why career management has become important to employers and employees.
  • Describe the five stages in the career lifecycle (beginning, developing, mid-career, mastery and maintenance, retirement), and the needs an employee has at each stage of the cycle.
  • Articulate the value of a career development program.
  • Outline the tools for career development (training, education, job rotation, transfers, overseas assignments, mentoring, networking, volunteer work, formal career planning).
  • Understand the issues human resources departments face with career management.

Target Audience

This course is designed for human resources professionals and others interested in learning more about career development programs and their importance in retaining employees.



Estimated Hours to Complete


Pricing and Enrollment Information

$79.00 (US) per seat

Access Time

90 Days