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Career Anchors: Tapping into the Power of Talents, Motives, and Values

HRDQ-U Webinar | Career Anchors

60 minutes

Are your employees or clients feeling stuck in their choice of careers or unhappy with their current job, unsure of how to make a change? Perhaps “career anchors” have something to do with it. Developed by Dr. Edgar Schein at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, a career anchor is a combination of one’s competencies, motives, and values. And it’s the dominant element of a person’s real self that he or she will not forfeit, even if it leads to dissatisfaction, frustration, and a loss of productivity.

Join us for Career Anchors: Tapping into the Power of Talents, Motives, and Values. Led by Dr. Edgar Schein, this one-hour webinar is ideal for Human Resources Managers and Organizational Development Professionals as well as anyone who wants to gain valuable insight about career anchors and how they can impact professional success. Dr. Schein will discuss the different types of career anchors, illustrate how you can identify them, and offer solutions for making better career choices.

Attendees will learn

  • The different types of career anchors
  • How career, self-development, and family priorities interact
  • How to determine if career anchors match job responsibilities
  • Identify potential areas for career growth

Who should attend

  • Organization development professionals
  • Human resources managers
  • Employees
  • Career advisors
  • Outplacement managers


Ed Shein

Edgar Schein, PhD is a leader in the field of career and professional studies and an expert in organizational culture, organization development, process consultation, and career dynamics. He received his master’s degree in psychology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University. Dr. Schein is a former professor of organizational psychology and management and he is currently Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus. An award-winning writer, Dr. Schein has authored numerous books and training materials, including Organizational Culture and LeadershipThe Corporate Culture Survival Guide, and Career Anchors. His clients include Apple, Citibank, General Foods, Procter & Gamble, and Con Edison, just to name a few.

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