Module 7: Discussion Forum
For this week, consider the following scenario:
Serina is a high performing employee, who continues to show great promise for the future. Her supervisor is excited about her knowledge, skills, and abilities, though her supervisor recognizes that Serina will need additional training and development, as well as experience, to meet the demands to be an effective departmental director.
Serina has noted that she would like to be employed by the organization for the long-term and hopes to one day become a leader. Currently, Serina holds an associate’s degree in business management and has two years of management experience. To become a director or executive within the organization, qualified individuals must possess a master’s degree in business or a similar discipline, must have five years of management experience, and must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills. Furthermore, employees who hope to become directors/executives must be mentored, for a minimum of two years, by a company executive.
Based upon the information provided above, create a one-year, three-year, and five-year plan for Serina by highlighting milestones that she will need to accomplish to move from the role of manager to director. Explain why you included the information provided and challenges Serina might encounter, as well as how she can overcome these challenges.
Your initial posting is due by midnight Mountain Standard Time (MST) on Thursday and two peer responses to your classmates are required before midnight on Sunday. Within your initial post, support your responses with information from at least one peer-reviewed/scholarly source (not older than 3-5 years) from the CSU Global Library. or the Internet, and provide the full citation at the end of your post. Please use APA style in-text citations and references to support your posts, as found in the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA. Your total word count must be at least 300 words excluding the original questions. Late discussion responses will not receive credit.
The two reply posts to your fellow students must be similarly substantive in a manner and address two of the following bullets:
- Answer a question (in detail) posted by another student or the instructor.
- Provide extensive additional information on the topic.
- Explain, define, or analyze the topic in detail.
- Share an applicable personal experience.
- Provide an outside source (for example, a website) that applies to the topic, along with additional information about the topic or the source (please cite properly in APA format).
- Make an argument concerning the topic.