Building a World Class Career Development Program: MyCareer@VA

SHRM 2013 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: This session will discuss the powerful impacts of streamlining career development training and creating alignment with organizational strategic goals.
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recognized that employees who understand their career options and take advantage of career development programs are more engaged, productive, and better equipped to support the agency’s mission. As a result VA created MyCareer@VA, a career exploration and development program for both VA employees and VA job seekers. By streamlining career development and aligning efforts with organizational goals, employees and job seekers are empowered by the opportunities at their fingertips. In this session you’ll learn how one agency revolutionized career development to better support the needs of the organization and our nation’s Veterans.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 11:30am to 12:45pm

Carolyn Kurowski


Carolyn Kurowski, Senior Vice President of Federal Management Partners, Inc., has over 15 years of experience leading a diverse range of projects and providing analytical and consulting services in the area of human resource management. She currently works with VA’s Learning University (VALU) to design MyCareer@VA, a world-class online resource that offers current and potential employees a “one stop shop” for career planning and development. Ms. Kurowski provides technical guidance, leading the overall integration efforts that help drive this innovative project. With a focus on building cross-functional and cross-organizational teams, she works closely with her team and her clients to navigate information analysis, process engineering, IT integration and solution development challenges. Ms. Kurowski received her M.A. in Developmental Psychology from Clark University and B.A. from Notre Dame University.

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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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