By Margery Weinstein
New York Life Insurance Company (NYL) provides a path for its budding leaders—a “Management Pathway,” that is. This series of courses was designed specifically to help new managers and supervisors, as well as experienced managers, develop the skills needed as a manager and leader at NYL. These Pathway programs:
Two management pathway programs have been created—Management Fundamentals and Experienced Manager.
NYL Management Fundamentals Pathway:
NYL Experienced Manager Pathway:
When looking at the employee development landscape of NYL, there is a host of professional development offerings available for early career employees and numerous tailored programs for key talent and executive officers. The creation of both Management Pathways enabled the company to target the mid-career, “people manager” population at NYL. Since enrollment into each pathway is open rather than nomination based, people managers who are motivated and committed to making a difference at NYL have the opportunity to enroll in the program that best suits their developmental needs.
There were approximately 182 people managers enrolled in the Management Fundamentals Program and 152 people managers enrolled in the Experienced Manager Program in 2011—this includes home office employees (including Westchester, Parsippany, Clinton), as well as the AARP Tampa location. Since the initial launch of this program in the New York home office in May 2011, Learning and Development constituents in the Tampa AARP operation have replicated the program for all people managers in that location.
In a survey conducted with all Home Office participants:
Other key goals of the Management Pathways include: program managers engaging in a high level of communication, creating a more personalized experience, and building community among all pathway participants. Both formal and informal feedback has indicated that this is well received and appreciated.
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