Why might you be interested?
- Difficulties in recruiting and retaining high-level experts.
- A certain demographic deficiency resulting from a fall in interest in scientific and engineering professions.
- A more international scope to expert recruitment.
- In-company career development programs that more often than not involve the performance of a management function.
A dual challenge for today’s Human Resource specialists:
To succeed in recruiting people who are high-level experts in their field,
To propose development programs that take into account:
- The organization’s needs and employees’ aspirations.
- The key stakes associated with being an expert.
- How to maintain expertise at the highest possible level.
- How to share and transmit this expertise.
- How to communicate with “non-experts”.
- Mobilizing expertise for efficient decision-making
- Knowing how to combine technical expertise with leadership in order to mobilize talents and energies.
Leadership competencies that need to be deployed in response to these challenges:
- Detecting and nurturing the experts of tomorrow.
- Coming out of one’s “expert comfort zone” and entering into the “non-expert’s frame of reference”.
- Identifying and promoting information that may be of use to decision-makers.
- Developing a genuine capacity of influence.
- Shifting the central focus of one’s legitimacy from technical competence towards leadership.
- Knowing how to analyze the organization and develop one’s network.
The most common concerns expressed by this population
- How can I make myself understood by people who are unfamiliar with my field of expertise?
- How can I get non-expert managers and executives to make technically valid decisions?
- How can we get different fields of expertise to co-exist on complex projects?
- How can I enjoy a successful career in the organization without a mandatory passage through the “management” phase?
- How can I remain technically competent in my field once I have taken on management responsibilities?
- A specific development program.
- Coaching for a team of experts.
- Group coaching.
- Practice supervision: the CARRIED® process.