Institute to host seminar on employee development

SUNY Oswego’s Institute for Professional and Organizational Development will host a seminar on “Identifying Employee Development Needs” from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 16 at the Oswego State Education Center in the Oswego County Industrial Park in Phoenix.

This seminar is part of the institute’s succession planning certificate program, which aims to enable business leaders and organizations to respond positively to the projected human resource shortages over the next several years.

“Many times developmental planning ends when an employee’s goals have been clarified for the year,” said Donna Besaw, assistant director of continuing education. “In order to keep energy around those plans, it is important to focus the employee’s attention, identify daily actions and help integrate new learning, while sustaining growth and accommodating for change.” 

Participants will learn to create employee developmental plans based on individual needs assessment and evaluation, Besaw said.

The SUNY Oswego Institute for Professional and Organizational Development is dedicated to partnering with business, government and nonprofit organizations to develop and deliver customized employee training based on current and future business needs. Its mission, “Your Success Is Our Business,” focuses on bottom-line results.

For more information, call 312-6430, e-mail or visit

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(Posted: Jan 31, 2007)