Career Development

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Course Code                                        :        BHRM 41192

Course Title                                     :        Career Development

Status                                                :        Compulsory

Credit Rating                                   :        2

Semester                                           :        First

Aim                                                   : To provide the students with relevant knowledge on career development and develop needed skills in career development.

 

Learning outcomes                            : on completion of this course unit, students will be able to;

  • identify and describe the concepts theories and practices of career development
  • explain  the need and the relevance of career development in Human Resource Development
  • apply the gained knowledge and skills in resolving career development issues in organizations.

Course Content : Introduction; defining and describing career development, importance of career development, responsibilities of career development, levels of career development. Career planning; self awareness, career exploration, career preparation–strategic decision making, career action plan, career anchors, career barriers, skill training in career planning. Career management; theories and concepts in career management, career management process, career path and succession planning, coaching, mentoring, career counselling, skill practice in career management. Planning and implementation of career development program, Issus in career development. Skills needed in career development.

 

Method of Teaching

and Learning                                        : Lectures, Workshops, Presentations, Case studies, Discussions

Assessment                                             : Examinations, Assignments, Presentations

 

Recommended Readings                      :

 

Figler, H., Bolles, R.N. (2012). The Career Counsellor’s Handbook,  2nd Edition, Crown Publishing Group. New York.

 

Niles, S.G. (2008). Career Development Interventions in the 21st Century, 3rd Edition, Merrill/Pearson, New York.

 

Reardon, R.C., Lenz, J.G., Sampson, J.P., G.W. Peterson (2012).Career Development and planning: A Comprehensive Approach, 3rd Edition, Amozen.Com, Seattle.

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