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Career Development Goal
Setting 101: A Brief Guide to Professional Growth

Course Overview

In this course, you will learn the concept of career development and its importance in your career. You will learn the concept of career goals and how you can set your goals based on your unique preferences. You will also learn strategies that will help you identify your strengths. You will also learn the concept of career development planning by using principles that are proven to deliver concrete results. Finally, you will learn to devise a strategy to implement and execute your career plan to achieve maximum results.


Average Completion Time

1 Weeks


3 hours



Start Time

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Certificate will be issued which will demonstrate what you have learnt.



Lesson 1


Part 1 – What is career development?

Part 2 – Why is career development important?

Lesson 2

Career Goals: Developing a Vision for Career Growth

Part 1 – Why career goals matter

Part 2 – Setting your career goals

Part 3 – Identifying career goals

Part 4 – Building a career plan

 Lesson 3

Career development planning

Lesson 4

Career development strategies

Learning Outcome

At the end of this course, you will be able to understand the concept of career development and the reasons for why career development is important in your professional life. You will acquire skills to define and identify your career goals by identifying your key strengths and possible weaknesses. Moreover, you will have all the necessary knowledge required to plan career-oriented goals and strategies that will help you practically implement and execute your career development plan.

Emmanuel Addo

Emmanuel Addo is the founder of the Young Global Leaders Network, an international non-governmental organization registered in six (6) countries namely, Ghana, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan and has a membership strength of over 15,000 young black professionals, students, graduates, and aspiring leaders.

The organization also operates in 25 other African countries. Emmanuel also doubles as the chief convener and founder of the Young African Leaders Summit, one of the largest continental youth summits in Africa.  

Currently works at Kingston University as a Business Engagement Team Member in their Partnerships and Engagement Department. 

He characterizes energy, integrity, result-oriented, and ground-breaking service in each detail of strategic management, change management, stakeholder management, and leadership acquaintances.
Emmanuel owns a core background in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Ghana.

Leveraging his experience as a youth activist and a dynamic young man, Emmanuel founded the Young Global Leaders Network, a youth organization that comprises young diplomats, young politicians, and aspiring politicians, business/entrepreneurial business leaders with the aim of championing a mutual agenda for the African youth and promoting youth participation in governance as well as promoting entrepreneurial culture.
Emmanuel nurtures an environment of teamwork and has expertise in data collection and analysis as well as both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Emmanuel worked as an Associate Lecturer at the London College of Advanced Management where he delivered a wide range of business management courses that involved principles of marketing, leadership, operation management, and research methods. Emmanuel has always maintained high teaching and learning standards to ensure that his students’ stand out in academic achievements and successful progression. As a stout believer and passionate key player in volunteering; Emmanuel creates quality time to giving back gladly to his community what he has learned and to educate individuals with free consultancy on career development. He is a leader anyone would love to look up to and with great integrity, commitment, and passion to make the world a better place.
Emmanuel worked as Qualifications Manager at the Open University in the UK.

Emmanuel is also the founder of Kickstart Innovation Hub Ltd, the entrepreneurial hub of Young Global Leaders Network.