Developing Career Pathways for Employee Development

Career Pathways Guidance for Managers

Why Use This Worksheet

Ensuring staff have a clear understanding of the competencies required to successfully do their job and feel supported to make progress is key to creating equitable career pathways. Employee training and development ensure your staff can pursue the career path that most interests them while also working towards your organization’s goals. Being clear on the career competencies needed to move forward in your organization drives engagement and equity. 

Who Is This Worksheet For? 

Edgility is an executive search firm specializing in nonprofit, education, and healthcare executive search. This career pathways tool can be used by any organization having career development conversations, but is targeted towards mission-driven and social-impact organizations, particularly those working with equity in mind. 

How to Use This Worksheet 

This career pathways worksheet is designed as a framework for having one on one career development conversations between managers and team members, but could also involve a member of HR. The goal is to ensure employees walk away clear on their current competency level and understand what competencies they should improve upon to advance within your organization.



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We believe equity isn’t a box to check. It’s a daily action. Someone’s unique identity isn’t something to overcome–when paired with the right opportunity, it becomes one of their greatest professional assets. We exist to empower social impact organizations to recognize and overcome unconscious bias, racism and sexism so they can build a workforce that reflects and strengthens the communities they serve.