Developing Your Skills Committing to Being ‘Better’
Becoming an expert in any field relies on a person’s openness and willingness to learn new skills or behaviours. This is as true of leadership and management as it is of the professions, such as law or accountancy. However, it’s not just about volunteering to attend as many training courses as you can; it’s about taking a strategic and longer term view of your personal development, in terms of your contribution In your role and your longer term career.
In this course, you will review what you offer the organisation as a manager in terms of the skills you have, how you employ them, your personal motivators and ambitions for the future. You will be introduced to a method of assessing your strengths and opportunities compared with the specific skills and competencies required by the organisation. This ‘gap analysis’ will generate specific areas for development and then lead to a discussion on how those needs can best be met.
An understanding of your learning preferences will form the basis for understanding what vehicles might be most successful for you, for example coaching, books, eLearning or workplace learning. At the end of the course, you will be in possession of a personal development plan that can be shared with your own manager.
By the end of this course you will:
- Use a range of skills analysis tools to create a map of your strengths and opportunities
- Identify your key development needs, in relation to both your role and personal ambitions
- Recognise your Learning Style and its influence on your development plans
- Create a Personal Development Plan (PDP)
- Understand how to stay focussed on your development plan under pressure