During challenging times, when you are just focusing on getting the job done, it is easy to miss signs that staff are disengaged and looking to leave the organisation. However, with limited resources, it is vital that you retain your best staff.

With your staff facing new pressures, challenges, and maybe even fatigue; it is important that you demonstrate that you value their contribution. Supporting professional development of your staff can help them feel valued and mean better performance. Having staff who have goals and career aspirations, results in motivated, high-performing staff, which benefits your organisation.

Attend this Effective Staff Retention and Professional Development virtual training course to gain tools to help you hold engaging and motivating performance reviews; learn how to redefine and set career goals; use career goals to refocus and motivate key staff; learn how to retain high-performing staff and take back an action plan to align your staff’s success with your organisation’s.

Great staff make a great organisation, and it is imperative to make them feel that they have a vital stake in your organisation’s future.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note that this course will be delivered via Zoom.

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Marie Thake
People Development Consultant - Truly Inspired

Marie is a dedicated, passionate professional people development specialist, who partners with Understanding ModernGov and runs her own Coaching and training business. She partners with organisations to make a difference to employees as individual’s and enable them to feel engaged with the organisations they work for, leading them to achieve their own and their organisations vision.

Marie is passionate about having the ability to enthuse others to learn, through engagement, building trust and understanding what motivates people to perform. She has held her role of Director and People Development Consultant for over 10 years following her roles ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to redefine and set career goals
  • Use career goals to refocus and motivate staff
  • Utilise professional development goals as a retention tool
  • Take back an action plan to align your staff’s success with your organisation’s
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414


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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Assessing How Effective Professional Development is within Your Organisation

  • Review how we can engage employees by aligning individual goals with organisation strategy
  • Are performance reviews valuable and how can they be used to motivate employees?
  • Benchmark how you do performance development reviews against other delegates
  • Reviewing professional development opportunities within your organisation
10:45 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:00

Redefining and Setting Staff Career Goals

  • Learn how to set more effective career goals
  • Use career goals to refocus and motivate staff
  • Learn how to set goals for recently new and onboarded staff
  • Understand the key differences between setting career goals for performing, high-performing and under-performing staff
  • Address staff concerns when it comes to setting their goals
12:00 - 13:00

Professional Development: Re-Engaging and Motivating Staff

  • Understand how we can generate engagement through and motivate staff
  • Understand how to communicate the importance of staff owning their plans for the future
  • Gain tools to help staff see that they have a future with your organisation
  • Align staff’s career goals and plans to the continued success of your organisation
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:00 - 14:45

Career Development: Greater Retention and Performance

  • Understand the link between career development and greater retention and performance
  • Learn how to create a career plan that will focus on development
  • Review how to interpret job roles into interesting and challenging objectives and goals
  • Understand the importance of reward and recognition as a motivator and retaining staff
14:45 - 15:00


15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Develop a Career Development Action Plan

Establish an action plan that looks at what you have available to you to assist in developing and retaining your staff:

  • Career pathways
  • Succession planning
  • Engagement through values
16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways


Central Government & Agencies - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Local Government, Housing, Education & Health - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Charity - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Private Sector - Virtual

Delegate Price
£445 + VAT