Understanding & Setting Graduate Expectations

“A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect.” — Jonathan Huie 

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    Key learning outcomes

    The course is packed with case studies and hypotheticals. At the conclusion of this workshop your Graduates will be able to:

    • Understand how expectations are set
    • Differentiate between realistic and unrealistic expectations
    • Reset their own professional expectations
    • Develop strategies to improve the speed to competence
    • Identify key components of organisational culture
    • Develop strategies for navigating organisational politics
    • Reflect on a culture of graduate entitlement
    • Compose a career plan
    • Manage the transition to full time professional work
    • Maximise the opportunities available with mentors

    Course Description

    Most organisations now run excellent graduate induction programs. This course is designed as an add on. Graduates seek assurance that they have made the right career move. That is the backbone of this course. It reassures Graduates that they have made the right move. The course gathers, categorises and addresses the expectations of the Graduates. Simultaneously it reminds graduates that the transition to their ideal role needs lots of new learning, thinking, reflection and realistic timeframes! Designed by an organisational psychologist, this course helps Graduates understand the bigger picture and provides tools to cope realistically with their career expectations. Rome wasn’t built in a day.

    I recall a graduate complaining that he’d been with a multinational for 3 months and still hadn’t had his career discussion with the CEO. Another Graduate assured the partner on her first day “well, this is exactly as I expected … my parents always assured me I’d get to the top … now show me your biggest cases and I can get stuck in.” Some expectations need to be countered, however it’s really important to pick up on these expectations.

    Setting clear expectations may be the difference between keeping your star Graduates and losing them. At the conclusion of this workshop you will receive a weighted prioritised wish-list report on your Graduate’s expectations. However rest assured, your Graduates won’t receive any messages that the wish list will be granted. But knowing what the wish-list is will allow you to address and reset expectations.


    Group Size: An ideal group size is 6?–?10 participants.

    Venue: For your convenience, you can choose to conduct this program at your offices. Alternatively, we can provide a venue at a small additional cost.

    Duration: This course can be adapted to fit with your timeframe.

    Cost: Upon request.

    Target Audience: 1st and 2nd Year Graduates

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    Australia-wide training courses and workshops

    At Preferred Training Networks, we provide both in-person and online training programs for a wide range of organisations across Australia. Our Understanding & Setting Graduate Expectations is run by experienced, qualified experts and tailored to the needs of your business and your employees. Our leadership and management education courses are designed to help your team thrive and develop valuable skills that can transform your workplace.

    With programs available in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and other areas of Australia, we’re able to help businesses across the country create lasting behavioural change and provide them with the tools they need to reach new heights. If you think your business would benefit from Understanding & Setting Graduate Expectations and the help of our professional coaching network, take the first step and contact our team today. Wherever you are in Australia, our coaching program can either come to your organisation or we organise a venue for your convenience. Find out what our training, workshops and skills courses can do for your business and reap the benefits for years to come.

    Get your free online quote right now or give us a call on 1300 323 752 to find out more about Preferred Training Networks and discuss your requirements with us.

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