Serina is a high performing employee, who continues to show great promise for the future. Her supervisor is excited about her knowledge, skills, and abilities, though her supervisor recognizes that Serina will need additional training and development, as well as experience, to meet the demands to be an effective departmental director.
Serina has noted that she would like to be employed by the organization for the long-term and hopes to one day become a leader. Currently, Serina holds an associate’s degree in business management and has two years of management experience. To become a director or executive within the organization, qualified individuals must possess a master’s degree in business or a similar discipline, must have five years of management experience, and must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills. Furthermore, employees who hope to become directors/executives must be mentored, for a minimum of two years, by a company executive.
Based upon the information provided above, create a one-year, three-year, and five-year plan for Serina by highlighting milestones that she will need to accomplish to move from the role of manager to director. Explain why you included the information provided and challenges Serina might encounter, as well as how she can overcome these challenges.