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Career Map


Greetings from Levy

Thinking outside the box is more than just a business cliché. It means approaching things in new, innovative ways. Take Levy founder Larry Levy, for instance, and the spark that brought Spiaggia to life. Larry was in Italy for business, sourcing marble from one of the most famous marble distribution areas in the world for a Chicago high-rise he was building. While driving back to his hotel after a long and exhausting day, he drove past a sign for the beach that read, "La Spiaggia.” This sign inspired him to create a fine dining restaurant in his new high-rise that overlooked the beautiful Lake Michigan beach front. Thanks to this spark of inspiration, and Larry’s ability to think outside of the box, Spiaggia was born.

This doesn’t just apply to thinking up new business or ways to improve business practices; it can apply to the way you think about your career development. Just like Larry thought outside of the box and created something amazing, you can think outside the box and create the career of your dreams! The resources in this guide were created to help you think outside of the box. You will discover info on how to find a great mentor, create your own development plan, the development programs available at Levy, how to have career conversations that sometimes feel awkward, and a career map to help you plan. Reach out to TrainingTalent@levyrestaurants.com with any questions you might have. We are here to help you.

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Career Map

Here it is – THE coveted Levy Career Map. One of the best things about working at Levy is that you can relocate all over the country, even the world! Keep in mind that these are only small examples and tips of how to move up in your career. How you advance yourself in your career is ultimately up to YOU!

Concessions

Premium

Culinary

Runner Cashier In-Seat Server

Supervisor Team Lead Captain

Concessions Manager

Concessions Director

Assistant Director of Operations

Director of Operations

Club Attendant Suite Server Host Suite Runner

Supervisor Team Lead Captain

Club Manager Suite Manager Premium Manager

Premium Director

Assistant Director of Operations

Director of Operations

Runner Server Bartender Coordinator

Chef

Sous Chef

Executive Sous Chef

Executive Chef

Regional

Suggested programs for development between roles are shown in iconography. For more info on the suggested programs see pages 4-5.

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Career Map Cont

Here it is – THE coveted Levy Career Map. One of the best things about working at Levy is that you can relocate all over the country, even the world! Keep in mind that these are only small examples and tips of how to move up in your career. How you advance yourself in your career is ultimately up to YOU!

Catering/ Sales

Support

Restaurants

Runner Server Bartender Coordinator

Supervisor Team Lead Captain

Manager

Director

Regional Sales

Admin Coordinator Guest Relations Rep

Supervisor

Manager Chef

Director

Regional

Runner Server Bartender Host

Supervisor Team Lead Captain

Manager

General Manager

National Sales

Suggested programs for development between roles are shown in iconography. For more info on the suggested programs see pages 4-5.

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Programs Offered at Levy The following contains programs that Levy currently offers: MIT Program

Levy’s Manager in Training Program (MIT) is our approach to investing in and building the bench of future managers. Participants will shadow senior managers, learn job-related responsibilities and assist in completing job-related functions. This program will include on-the-job training as well as online learning, business projects, and a week-long live event. Those who successfully complete the program will be placed in a permanent management position.

Keys to the Future

Keys to the Future is Levy’s Hourly Talent Development Program, an informative and exclusive investment to build our bench. Participants will shadow a trainer/manager in different departments throughout their respective location to gain an understanding of the business. Those who successfully complete the program and demonstrate positive development will be considered for the next appropriate promotion.

Management Academy

Levy Management Academy is a one week, leadership focused training that introduces new leaders to the company's culture, competitive difference, business groups, operations, and upcoming business focuses. Throughout this program, leaders are exposed to Levy's culinary foundation and several restaurant and property locations while learning how to be a stronger communicator, operator, mentor, and partner within our business.

Top Gun

Top Gun is Levy’s flagship Talent Development Program, an intense and exclusive investment in our very best location leaders. Those who are successful will complete a nine month journey of discovery focused on strategic thinking, partner engagement, and leadership. The program targets high potential managers who represent our future VP’s of Hospitality or Regional Leaders. However, the first squadron will be made up of existing VPH’s in an effort to level set both expectations and competencies amongst this key population.

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Programs Offered at Levy The following contains programs that Levy currently offers: Project Readiness

Project Readiness is a dynamic leadership development program designed to grow a diverse bench of managers during a 10-month period of intense learning. It sets the industry benchmark with best-in-class instructional techniques, on-the-job training, and self-directed learning.

Envoy

Envoy is a development program for middle managers and unit leaders who have demonstrated the potential to lead a Levy location. Outstanding operators will learn to move from a tactical to a strategic mindset, from short- to medium- and long-term thinking, and from executing singlehandedly to executing through others in ways that also develop others.

Alternate ways to grow and develop outside of a formal program

• Work with your leader to establish a special project. Assess your work environment and any possible project that you can lead to improve business or work culture. • Reflect on everyday work experiences and how you handled/ could have handled them differently. • Reach out to your Regional Training &Talent Development Director for development recommendations.

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Find a Great Mentor

When it comes to your career path, finding a great mentor can open many doors. But where do you start when searching for a reliable mentor? Here’s a few tips to keep in mind:

1 2 3 4 5 Identify someone that is successful in YOUR eyes and who is relatable to YOU.

Introduce yourself and be ready to explain to that person why you find them to be a reliable mentor.

Your mentor doesn’t have to work at your location, department, or even in the same region!

Mentor/mentee relationships are not one-way. You need to provide insight and feedback as well.

If you are nervous about reaching out to a potential mentor, don’t be! A great leader is always willing to develop others.

Make sure to read this before taking on the role of a mentee or mentor: One Minute Mentoring: How to Find and Work With a Mentor – And Why You’ll Benefit From Being One by Ken Blanchard and Claire Diaz-Ortiz ISBN-10: 0062429302

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Create a Development Plan Learn how to take control of your career path by consistently reviewing and revising your development plan. Here are three crucial steps to building a successful career plan:

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Have a clear idea of where you want to go – know your destination

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Identify what you need to successfully reach that point

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Work hard to achieve your goals

• Use the career map in this guide, or sit down with your mentor/leader to discuss roles you are interested in at Levy. • Ask yourself where YOU want to be in the next two, five, or ten years. • Understand why you want that role – why is that destination important to you?

• Take note of differences in qualifications, skills, and experience between where you are now and your future destination. • Identify who has the experience or skills that you require. How can they mentor you in addition to prolonging your development? • Identify where you can achieve the skills and experience. Is it additional schooling? Perhaps a workshop or a job-specific class? Consider the Levy Talent Development Program for further assistance

• In any career path, it is inevitable that there will be obstacles and rough patches. Reassess your path every so often to make sure your destination is still clear. • Celebrate success, both big and small. • DO NOT be defeated by failure. Failure is an important part of learning. You will be learning for the rest of your life!

Read this for tips on how to make it to your dream career: Career Courage; Discover Your Passion, Step Out of Your Comfort Zone, and Create the Success You Want by Katie C. Kelley ISBN-10 0814436749

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