The research gathered during this project provides evidence to answer the question; How can an effective Career Development Program (CDP) influence an organization’s outcomes and impact its employees? This is important to answer because if employees are not satisfied with their organization then it becomes difficult to retain employees. This effects the employee’s morale and in turn their productivity. The literature gathered focuses on how CDPs allow employees to have a more robust career, how they improve employee morale resulting in higher productivity, and lastly, how research shows that employees are more invested in their organization when that organization shows investment in them. Career development programs are a tool for leaders to build the members of their team. Research shows that successful Career Development Programs result in employees working more productively and remaining with organizations for longer periods of time because they develop a sense of self-worth with that organization.