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March 6, 2017

Professional Development Needs Assessment available March 6-31

Submitted by Human Capital Services - Learning and Development

Human Capital Services invites K-State employees to participate in the 2017 Professional Development Needs Assessment. Participation in the survey is key for the planning and advancement of professional development opportunities, which will assist the university in reaching K-State 2025 benchmarks. An assessment designed to understand K-State employees' specific professional development needs has not been administered since 2010.

Employee participation is crucial because no two employees' professional development needs are alike. K-State employs a large number of employees, all who are working toward a variety of career goals. Participants are asked to think about existing professional development needs that, if addressed, could lead to employee growth, for example: obtaining skills to progress to the next career level, honing an essential skill, mastering a new skill, or completing a certificate program that could provide more opportunities for advancement.

Human Capital Services is committed to continuous improvement and recognizes this needs assessment as a springboard for professional development programming that aligns with the needs of the university. This assessment is designed with specific categories in mind and asks employees to both identify and prioritize professional development needs. Human Capital Services will communicate assessment results to K-State employees and will continually engage employees in the design and programming of future training initiatives.

The needs assessment is available March 6-31 and will likely take up to 20 minutes to complete. K-State employees should have an email from Human Capital Services with a unique assessment link.

Accommodation requests and questions regarding the needs assessment should be directed to Shanna Legleiter or Samantha Roberts in learning and development at learning-develop-hr@k-state.edu or 785-532-1920.

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