Career Development for Working Parents:
Strategies for Balancing Family and Professional Goals
Navigating career development as a working parent can be a challenging but rewarding experience. In this training, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities of career development for working parents and provide strategies for advancing careers while balancing family commitments. The goal is to help working parents understand the options available for career development and provide tools and resources to help them achieve their professional goals.
- Definition of career development and its importance for working parents
- Challenges of career development for working parents
- Options for career development, including job advancement, education and training, and career transitions
- Strategies for balancing career development and family commitments, including time management, delegation, and seeking support
- Workplace policies and support for career development
- Resources for career development
- Lecture and discussion
- Group exercises and role-plays
- Case studies and real-life examples
included in 90-min, Half Day & Full Day sessions
- Group exercise: Participants will work in small groups to identify challenges with career development as a working parent and brainstorm strategies for improvement.
- Role-play: Participants will role-play a scenario in which a working parent is struggling with balancing career development and family commitments and will practice using the strategies learned in the session to address the issue.
(included in Half-Day and Full Day sessions)
- The Work-Family Interface Model: This model explains how work and family intersect and how this can lead to conflict or enrichment. It can be leveraged within work settings by understanding the different ways in which work and family intersect and implementing policies and practices that support a healthy work-life balance.
- The Lifespan Development Theory: This theory suggests that individuals go through stages of development and face different challenges and opportunities at each stage. It can be leveraged within work settings by helping working parents understand the stages of career development and the challenges and opportunities they may face at different stages.
- The Social Cognitive Career Theory: This theory suggests that individuals develop their career goals and make career decisions based on their personal and social experiences. It can be leveraged within work settings by helping working parents understand the role of personal and social factors in career development and providing support and resources to help them achieve their goals.
At the end of this session, participants will have a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities of career development for working parents and will be equipped with strategies and resources to support their professional goals.
Participants will be able to identify and address challenges with balancing career development and family commitments in their own lives and will be prepared to implement strategies to support their professional goals.
Participants will be able to effectively manage their career development and feel more confident in their ability to achieve their goals while also meeting the needs of their family.