Young Professionals Development Program

The HRIA Young Professionals Development Program was created to encourage and support the career development of the future leaders of the hire industry. This program focuses on developing both personal and professional skills to help pursue a successful career within our industry.

Mentees are partnered with mentors and lead through 5 facilitated sessions focusing on the Young Professionals Development Program Modules.

Goals and Habits: Learning to set goals and being eager to establish new habits

Business Acumen: The commitment to understand growth, profitability and key performance metrics

Learning Agility: Self-evaluation and has assess work values, resilience, assertiveness and self confidence

Personal Brand: Develop your own brand by exploring opportunities such as networking, and joining HRIA/EWPA events and/or committees

Digital Literacy: Embrace and utilise digital platforms for personal growth, business development and industry engagement

Program Launch

The online program launch will outline the program, the expectations, and provide an opportunity to meet the HRIA National Office Staff, Program facilitators from Strategic Alignment Training as well as the other mentors and mentees on the program. It is compulsory for all mentees and all mentors are invited.

Module 1: Goals Routines & Habits

In this workshop, participants will explore the GROW model and SMART goal method, in a practical way to set, monitor and achieve goals within the Development program and beyond.

Module 2: Business Acumen

The Business Acumen workshop is geared to help participants have a better understanding of the drivers of growth, profitability and cash flow; and to interpret a business’s financial statements and key performance metrics.

Module 3: Learning Agility Self Awareness

Learning agility is our ability to learn, adapt, unlearn, and relearn to keep up with constantly changing conditions. In this module we will cover self-awareness, work values, resilience, stress management, assertiveness, and self-confidence.

Module 4: Learning Agility Personal Brand

Your personal brand is built on your values, goals, skills and passions; in this session we look at your greatest strengths, what differentiates you from others and how your uniqueness translates to value

Module 5: Digital Literacy

In this module, we will explore the various digital platforms, in the context of our industry. We will take a practical look at workplace social media platforms (Linkedin; Instagram and Facebook) and hear from industry experts on industry specific technology platforms.

Additional Content


Everything you can do with

Start with Why – Simon Sinek (Full Version)

Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator – Tim Urban

Start with Why and Find your Why Book Summaries

Atomic Habits by James Clear – Core Message

Suggested Books

Articles and Links

Thank you to our Program Supporters and Host Companies

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