Unparalleled Passion & Commitment to achieving performance growth
Career Growth Associates, inc. has been a global OD and learning service provider with office locations in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Detroit, and partner sites in Mexico and throughout EMEA. We have been providing OD and Human Capital Solutions to both domestic and international organizations, in a variety of industries, for over 30 years. We create innovative and engaging learning solutions as well as provide content, consulting, training, learning tools, and thought-leadership based on proven learning methodologies and practices. Career Growth Associates, along with our team of learning consultants, offers complete and integrated learning solutions that help organizations achieve both their business and human capital goals.
We are passionate about what we do and are committed to achieving unparalleled performance results. We do this by applying proven learning principles in an engaging, high-energy, and collaborative learning environment. Our team of experienced consultants and learning experts are drawn from nearly every industry and bring real-world expertise, experiences, and backgrounds to address an organization’s unique business challenges. We are collaborative by nature and will partner closely with you to customize solutions that are unique to your business and measurably impactful. Through this partnership, we create and deliver results-driven performance solutions that transcend the capabilities of your workforce and transform your business.
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What Our partners Are Saying...
“It’s great to work with Career Growth because, unlike the Big Box companies, they worked with us to provide exactly what we wanted and needed rather than a one size fits all program.”
“We’ve worked with Career Growth for over twenty years. They are just so easy to work with! All of their instructors are great. They adapt their courses for us; they are a great partner for us.”
“After trying some on-line learning, we’ve come back to Career Growth and their interactive classroom courses that people can immediately apply to their jobs.”
“Their instructors are by far the best we have ever experienced. They bring their real-life experiences and stories and can really relate to our people. Everyone loved them – and learned from them! THANKS!”
Leadership is about laying the groundwork for others' success and then letting them shine.
Our leadership development solutions offer proven leadership methodologies for developing leaders at all levels. Our leadership development programs and courses focus on a variety of today’s most common leadership challenges that require a mindset and skillset for:
- Improving communication and collaboration
- Motivating and inspiring employees
- Engaging and retaining talent
- Creating a culture of inclusion
- Leading change
- Leading remotely
We can provide “off the shelf” courses that address basic knowledge, skill, and behavior development. Typically, we customize a solution to meet the needs and backgrounds of your leaders, utilizing our extensive leadership curriculum and building upon what is available from your L & D team.
featured leadership programs
These programs have been in high demand the past few years as organizations recognize the need to devote more energies to identifying and developing emerging leaders. With the virtual “halt” in training during the pandemic, there are many individuals in leadership roles with little or no preparation.
First Time Leader (FTL)
This program is designed for high potentials, those emerging talents, and future leaders. Itis designed to support a successful transition from individual contributor to leader. The program focuses on developing a leadership mindset and skillset that avoids the common mistakes made by first-time leaders and prepares them for success. It can be customized to complement and align with existing internal development activities.
Front Line Leader (FLL)
This program is designed for leaders who have had little or no leadership training prior to assuming a leadership role. It builds upon their experiences and offers best-practice solutions by focusing on developing leadership attitudes, skills, and behaviors for: 1) effectively interacting with their direct reports, other leaders, and their manager and 2) managing operations and delivering results.
What gets measured, gets managed.
CGA partners with organizations to diagnose and assess leadership and talent capabilities and potential. Partnering with our affiliates at Scitrain, we are able to offer insightful tools for leaders, individual contributors, and teams that uncover leadership styles, individual strengths, and development opportunities. We also offer organizational needs assessments to determine human capital asset management needs related to leadership/ talent performance and development and retention.
To learn more about our performance assessment capabilities, download our 2019 Programs, Services, and Course Catalogue.
Featured Leadership & Talent Assessment
Based on Daniel Goleman’s 6 leadership styles (Setting the Pace, Unifying, Coaching, Commanding-Executive, Envisioning, and Democratic), the SUCCEED tool provides unique insight into an individual’s natural leadership style and his or her ability to successfully adapt in different situations.
Leadership Assessment Centers
A series of assessments, simulations, role plays, etc. observed and evaluated to identify development needs, future roles, and assignments. Skilled coaches provide on-going assistance in creating development plans, feedback, and support for behavioral change.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
An introspective self-report questionnaire with the purpose of indicating differing psychological preferences in how people perceive the world around them and make decisions.
We offer various applications of the MBTI including Leadership Style, Team Profiles, Sales/Selling, Skills/Behaviors: Communication, Decision Making, Conflict Stress
Employees are your most valueable assets. They are the heart and guts of a company.
Employees are the most valuable assets and truly the backbone of an organization. Without employees in an organization, even the most powerful machinery with the latest technology would not function. Employers must invest their time and resources in training and developing their workforce in order for them to become indispensable resources.
CGA’s Talent Development programs and courses help in developing and nurturing employees for them to become reliable resources that contribute effectively to the organization.
Our activities are designed to help an organization define and identify gaps in learning, address learning needs through engaging and impactful learning experiences, and achieve post-classroom results.
To learn more about our talent development solutions, download our 2022 Programs, Services, and Course Catalogue.
featured Talent programs
Talent Development Across Cultures
Our Talent Development Across Cultures series is designed to help participants develop skills, adaptive behaviors, and competencies that will improve the ability to understand, communicate, and interact across cultures. Participants will develop new approaches that result in increased performance and efficiency, as well as improved relationships when interacting across cultures.
IT: The “People” Challenge
Our IT: The People Challenge Solution focuses on developing communication, interpersonal skills, and adaptive behaviors for working collaboratively with non-IT employees and departments as well as instilling and reinforcing a mindset of engagement and inclusion.
Engagement & Retention
Engaged, enthusiastic, and loyal employees are pivotal drivers of growth and health in any organization.
The major cause of employee turnover, cited by employees, is related to a lack of development opportunities and inadequate assistance and support with achieving career goals.
CGA’s Engagement and Retention Solution, Career Connections has helped organizations significantly reduce turnover and re-engage employees by helping them identify additional opportunities within the organization that align with their career goals and aspirations.
To learn more about our engagement and retention solutions, download our 2019 Programs, Services, and Course Catalogue.
Career Connections is a customized solution designed to improve employee engagement, retention, and performance by integrating and aligning human resources development programs and processes with organizational performance goals and strategies.
The program focuses on 7 critical topics:
- Employee engagement
- Organizational commitment
- Job satisfaction
- Performance improvement
- Talent retention
- Knowledge transfer
- Succession planning
The outcome of Career Connections is increased retention and a high level of productivity that comes from motivated and focused employees.
Career Connections has shown proven ROI and cost savings related to employee performance and engagement, leadership and talent development, retention, and succession planning.
To learn more about the proven ROI and cost savings of Career Connections, click here to read the Career Connections Case Study.
Diversity - Inclusion - Belonging
Leadership Mindset - "A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." - John C. Maxwell
Transforming an established organizational culture to one of inclusion and belonging requires an organizational commitment that is demonstrated and implemented by leadership. This requires leaders with the mindset and skillset to go beyond Inclusion and achieve BELONGING by enhancing their “leading ALL people competencies.” The stakes are high. Attracting and retaining top talent will depend upon creating leaders who can be effective across the diversity spectrum.
Employees are aware of your company’s compliance-based policies and training related to diversity. It’s time to make everyone “feel” respected, valued, and part of the team/family which is driven by their daily interactions with leaders & peers.
Featured Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging (DIB) Programs
Building Bridges Program
This program includes four courses, each with three modules focusing on skills and behaviors. There are two versions, one for leaders and one for individual contributors. The program can be delivered in an instructor-led classroom or Zoom format.
- Communications that Build Bridges
- Relationship Building with EQ
- The Bridge to Inclusion and Belonging
- The DIBs Knowledge Bridge
Unconscious bias is a challenging concept to grasp and even harder to acknowledge that we have it. By exploring how we all acquired our biases, conscious and unconscious, begins each person’s individual journey to their analyzes their beliefs, and experiences that have created the biases and make their personal commitment to “do better” by consciously modifying their behaviors.
Gender and Sexual Identity
This diverse area is the most challenging and uncomfortable for people to understand and discuss. It has expanded beyond being gay. The first step in addressing this is through education that leads to awareness about “what” the different categories of gender and sexual identity are which can lead to a willingness to be more accepting and empathetic of LGBTQ individuals.
Are you up to speed on Diversity? Have you moved beyond ”compliance?” Do you know what DIBs is? Have you addressed unconscious bias in your organization? Are you addressing the war for talent by creating a DIB culture? If you answered NO to any of these, contact us for a free consultation to clarify your challenges and identify how Career Growth can assist you in this critical area
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