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How to Stand Out and Advance Your Career

For emerging leaders and high-achievers, working hard and doing great work that drives results is critical to being an effective and high-performing employee.

But in order to stand out, achieve your desired goals, and accelerate your career growth you must intentionally and proactively advocate for yourself, build strong relationships and take ownership of your career. While others can help, you are ultimately responsible for managing your career to achieve your desired growth goals.

This course provides a strategic framework and tactical habits for intentional career development that helps students advance their career. It is designed to teach students the mindset, skillset, and actions that successful employees use to strategically manage their career, set and achieve desired career goals, and build their credibility as a key influencer and leader within their organization.

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Al Dea
Founder at Betterwork Labs
Real-world projects that teach you industry skills.
Learn alongside a small group of your professional peers
Part-time program with 2 live events per week:
Next Cohort
August 14, 2023
3 weeks
US$ 300
or included with membership

Course taught by expert instructors

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Al Dea

Founder at Betterwork Labs

Al Dea is a Leadership Development Facilitator & Coach. He specializes in helping employees build the leadership skills needed to thrive in today’s hybrid workplace, and has coached, advised, and mentored thousands of leaders on how to build their personal brand and set, achieve and advocate for their own career goals. He currently teaches and trains leaders at leading business schools in the United States, and high-growth startups to Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Al is the founder of Betterwork Labs, a leadership development consulting firm.

Al previously worked at Salesforce as a Product Marketer, helping launch products that touched thousands of customers. Al previously worked as a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting LLP, where he advised Fortune 500 companies on developing and executing digital transformation, employee engagement and leadership development.

The course

Learn and apply skills with real-world projects.

Who is it for?
  • Motivated and curious learners who are looking for the habits and practices to help them strategically grow their career

  • Domain experts who want to improve their influence and effectively communicate the impact of their work to gain exposure and opportunities

  • Early career employees who want to build stronger relationships with leaders, mentors, and sponsors in order to be visible, gain exposure and demonstrate leadership

Prerequisites / Commitment
  • A demonstrated interest/curiosity to grow your career

Not ready?

Try these prep courses first

  • Why you need to proactively manage your career, and what that looks like in practice
  • Using self-reflection & self-awareness to know yourself, strengths & interests and to develop career goals
  • Defining your personal brand and what you want to be known for
  • Defining your aspirations for your career right now
  • Project: Personal Brand Audit
  • Post Class Feedback: Review Personal Brand Audit with your manager + one close co-worker
  • [Alternative feedback mechanisms will be arranged for those unable to schedule time with a manager or co-worker]
  • Understanding the role that other people play in your development and growth
  • Understanding social capital, why it matters, and how to increase it
  • Understanding how organizational dynamics, power, and influence impact you and your career
  • Identifying the people and relationships that are critical to advancing your career
  • Project: Relationship Tracker and Relationship Building Plan
  • Post Class Feedback: Ask a mentor for feedback on your Relationship Building Plan and for perspectives on how to strengthen key relationships
  • [Alternative feedback mechanisms will be arranged for those unable to schedule time with a mentor]
  • Understanding habits and practices for intentional career growth & development
  • Learning common career strategies and identifying your own
  • Assessing your career habits and building your career roadmap
  • Project: Career Roadmap & Plan
  • Post Class Feedback: Schedule 1:1 time with your manager to review your career roadmap and get feedback
  • [Alternative feedback mechanisms will be arranged for those unable to schedule time with a manager or co-worker]

Real-world projects

Work on projects that bring your learning to life.
Made to be directly applicable in your work.

Live access to experts

Sessions and Q&As with our expert instructors, along with real-world projects.

Network & community

Core reviews a study groups. Share experiences and learn alongside a global network of professionals.

Support & accountability

We have a system in place to make sure you complete the course, and to help nudge you along the way.

Get reimbursed by your company

More than half of learners get their Courses and Memberships reimbursed by their company.

Hundreds of companies have dedicated L&D and education budgets that have covered the costs.


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