Develop a High-Potential Program

Potential exists at all levels of your organization – use a transparent process to develop it.

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Without a high-potential development program, organizations risk:

  • Skills shortages and leadership gaps
  • Top talent leaving the organization for more development-focused opportunities

Implementing a high-potential development program will lead to:

  • Retention of top talent and competitive advantage
  • Employees building skill sets to aid in future leadership roles

Module 1: Define the Framework of Your High-Potential (HiPo) Program

The Purpose

  • Understand what high potential means to your organization and set goals for the program.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • The objectives of the program are set and communicated to all who are participating in implementation.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Determine your high-potential program goals
  • Set goals of the HiPo program and understand the challenges and opportunities of implementation
1.2 Define what high potential means in your organization
  • Determine what a high-potential employee is in the context of your organization

Module 2: Identify HiPos, Communicate to Your Organization, and Establish Development Competencies

The Purpose

  • Set competencies for the program.
  • Use 9-Box assessment to understand where potential lies as opposed to performance.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Organizational competencies are defined.
  • 9-Box assessment is completed and discussed among management.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Prepare to use the 9-Box method and practice manager calibration
  • Completed 9-Box grid and understanding of management placement in terms of potential and performance
2.2 Determine your organization’s high-potential competencies
  • Competencies are selected and categorized

Module 3: Determine Effective Development Activities, Plan for Implementation, and Manage the Program

The Purpose

  • Prepare methods to aid in HiPo employee development.
  • Brainstorm reward initiatives for employees in the program.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Development roadblock and hurdles are realized; solutions are presented.
  • Reward and recognition tools are created.
  • Methods to aid development are determined.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Determine effective development initiatives
  • Constructed initiatives for HiPo employees
3.2 Review coaching methods and how to effectively use the High-Potential Individual Development Plan Worksheet
  • Simulation of coaching situations to better develop employees
3.3 Address and mitigate high-potential employee fear
  • Roadblocks to development identified and solutions presented
3.4 Recognize and reward high-potential employees
  • Set list of feasible and beneficial reward and recognition efforts for HiPo employees

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