Learning & Leadership Development

The cornerstone of our adult learning and development operation is instructor led, interactive programs for developing employees at every level of your organization.

  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  • Diversity & Cultural Competency
  • Leadership & Management
  • Specialized Training
  • “Ready to go” and custom programs

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Organizational Challenges & Trends

Our team of experts can help with today’s most challenging business needs by providing consultation, proven strategies, and custom solutions that will support your HR and OD efforts.

  • Talent Retention
  • Inclusion & Engagement
  • Onboarding
  • Cultural Competency

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Global Leadership & Talent Development Across Cultures

This dynamic new initiative is for organizations competing in a global environment that requires leaders and associates to work across cultures, languages, locations, and time zones.

Global Leadership Skills Development programs for:

  • Emerging Leaders and High Potentials
  • Leaders/Managers Without Global Experience
  • Leaders/Managers with Global Experience

Talent Development Across Cultures series for:

  • Associates at all levels
  • Improving intercultural interactions with co-workers, customers, suppliers

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Career Connections

Career Connections is a human capital asset management strategy designed to enhance your investment in your professional talent.

  • Successfully addresses organizational goals related to engagement, performance improvement, talent retention, knowledge transfer, and succession planning
  • Customized to integrate and align with your OD strategies and existing HR development programs.
  • Develops motivated and focused employees who assume responsibility for their career planning, management, development, and performance.

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About Us

Career Growth, founded in 1984, is led by Dixie Grow, a lifelong educator and organizational development specialist who brings over forty years of  experience to Career Growth, an organization committed to partnering with you to transform your organization by providing solutions that maximize the capabilities of your leaders and workforce. We consult with you to design human resource development programs and organizational development interventions that address your needs to improve performance, productivity and profitability. Our associates bring a variety of experiences, disciplines and backgrounds to your business challenges.

Career Growth is considered a boutique – a small company that focuses on partnering with a few organizations who want focused, custom solutions that build upon best practices and  “ready to go” programs as well as new, innovative approaches.  We are an agile, customer driven team that is still comfortable doing business with a hand shake and a promise to exceed your expectations.

Boot Camps

Career Growth Boot Camps are designed to deliver training in a concentrated format of 2-4 days, using highly interactive learning exercises that develop competencies quickly for immediate transfer to the workplace. They are recommended for those situations that require an escalated learning curve, when a more traditional approach of incremental learning and development is not appropriate. Boot Camps are well suited for organizations that tend to promote highly technically competent individuals into management positions even though they have no prior experience or training in leadership and management. Boot Camps include a pre-class assessments, post-class support webinars, and on-line coaching – in addition to the skill development activities provided in the interactive classroom training sessions.


New Supervisor/Manager Boot Camp
This three day program delivers all of the basics that will help a supervisor/manager successfully transition from being an individual contributor to their new role. It is recommended for high potentials prior to assuming a supervisory/management position, newly promoted supervisors/managers, and underperformers. Click here to view the three day curriculum, New Supervisor/Manager Boot Camp.
Reciprocal Thinking
Reciprocal Thinking develops three specific types of thinking skills – strategic, creative, critical. Teaching participants how and when to use them singularly and simultaneously – reciprocal thinking . Today’s managers and high potentials need to expand their capabilities from being mainly tactical thinkers to being Reciprocal Thinkers. Click here to view the three day curriculum, Reciprocal Thinking Boot Camp.
Professional 12 Speedreading Plus™
The ability to absorb essential information rapidly and to organize and master technical information is critical to job success. This two day Boot Camp will increase reading efficiency 200-400%, expand comprehension. Develop note taking and information organization techniques and help you fight the boredom and fatigue often associated with the “information load” of reading! Click here for an overview of the two day curriculum, Professional 12 Speedreading Plus™ Boot Camp.



Maximize Millennials

Maximize Millennials special



  • Advent
  • American Axle Manufacturing
  • Arizona Public Service
  • Auto Warehousing, Inc.
  • BALL Corporation
  • Brembo
  • BBDO Worldwide
  • Bioport
  • Bosch
  • Campbell-Ewald
  • Citizen’s Insurance
  • Cognizant
  • Comerica
  • Continental Tevis
  • Dial
  • Daimler Chrysler Financial
  • Decision One Mortgage
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Ecosynthetix
  • Electronic Data Systems
  • First Solar
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Global LT
  • Henkel
  • Hyundai Capital
  • Intel
  • LakeShore Learning
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Mercedes Benz Credit
  • Mettler Toledo
  • Motor Wheel Corporation
  • Nissan
  • Pfizer
  • Saint Marys’ Health Services
  • Saturn
  • Scotts Miracle Gro
  • Semco Energy
  • Sparrow Hospital
  • Stepan
  • Team Detroit
  • Textron
  • Warren Truck Assembly Plant

Government & Public Agencies

  • City of Columbus, Ohio
  • City of Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • City of Mesa, Arizona
  • Denison University
  • Detroit Police Academy
  • Genesee County
  • Lansing Board of Water & Light
  • Lansing Community College
  • Miami University
  • Michigan State University
  • Oakland County Sheriff’s Department
  • Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
  • Ohio School Employees Retirement System
  • OCLS – Online Computer Library Center
  • Sheridan College
  • Sturgis Public Schools
  • State of Arizona
  • State of Michigan
  • US Department of Defense
  • Washtenaw County
  • Wayne County Community College
  • Wyoming Community College

Non-Profit Organizations

  • American Society for Training and Development
  • Michigan Education Association
  • Michigan Works
  • Michigan State Medical Society
  • Online Computer Library Center
  • UAW-Chrysler National Training Center
  • UAW-Ford National Education, Development & Training Center
  • UAW-GM Human Resource Center
  • United Way

Micro Learning

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