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Personal Effectiveness

2 Day Course

Course Objectives:

To enable individuals to: £1300 per day for up to 8 delegates

  • Define their role and that of managers
  • Recognise strengths and areas for development
  • Work to goals and objectives by getting focused
  • Take responsibility for their own development
  • Communicate effectively
  • Improve their self confidence
  • Seek, receive and implement feedback
  • Network and learn from others
  • Handle change
  • Influence others
  • Raise their profile and make effective contributions
Course details:
  • Defining your role and understanding the role of your manager
    identifying with corporate values and objectives
    appreciating the needs of colleagues and other departments
    understanding the role of your manager
    - what your manager wants from you
    - what you want from your manager
    understanding your role
    deciding on a job or career
    recognising your 'Career Anchors'

  • Recognising and acknowledging your strengths and areas for development.
    identifying personal strengths and development areas
    - where am I now?
    - where should I be?
    - how do I get there?
    understanding how others see you
    building on your strengths and exploring personal potential

  • Getting focused - working to goals and objectives
    setting a personal action plan with achievable goals.
    working to your own goals and objectives
    supporting your manager's and team's objectives

  • Taking responsibility for your own development
    enhancing self directed learning
    making the most of training courses and development programmes
    using your preferred learning style appropriately
    learning from mistakes
    benefiting from positive re-enforcement

  • Communicating more effectively
    developing an assertive and confident communication style
    improving communication
    overcoming conflict
    recognising and overcoming barriers to communication
    speaking objectively, not subjectively and emotionally
    knowing when to concede
    dealing with difficult people and situations at work
    taking responsibility and avoiding blame

  • Improving self confidence
    understanding self image and self esteem to develop self confidence
    promoting a positive self image
    getting your point across
    not giving up
    encouraging open communication
    developing your judgment

  • Seeking, receiving and acting on feedback
    knowing where to get help
    seeking positive feedback to drive goals
    getting constructive criticism
    learning from critical incidents and champions

  • Developing relationships and learning from others
    the values and benefits of networking
    building cross-functional relationships
    understanding where networking opportunities exist
    widening your support network
    forging an effective working relationship

  • Persuading and influencing others
    influencing others to achieve prompt responses and deadlines
    voicing your views, ideas and requests in a persuasive manner
    gaining cooperation from others, whilst minimising conflict

  • Handling change
    understanding the need for change
    the key principles of change management
    forces for and against change
    changing attitudes and behaviours

  • Raising your profile and increasing your contribution
    enhancing your credibility and personal profile
    overcoming barriers to personal advancement
    accepting new responsibilities and challenges with confidence
    gaining  greater support, recognition and respect for your ideas and contribution.
    persuading and influencing your colleagues and manager
    developing a position of increased influence
    communicating with management and colleagues on an equal footing
    presenting your ideas at meetings and briefings

  • Putting this course to work
    formulating a personal action plan
    these action plans will be monitored to ensure implementation.
Course Timings

Day 1 – 9.30am - 5.00pm • Coffee breaks –11.15am and 3.15pm – 45 minutes lunch
Day 2 – 9.30am - 5.00pm • Coffee breaks –11.15am and 3.15pm – 45minutes lunch

Pre-course Preparation

Before attending, each delegate should have a meeting with their immediate line manager to discuss the objectives of this programme and how these can be used after attending it.

Post-course Recommendation

During the course, each delegate completes an action plan detailing what they learned on the course. It is strongly recommended that their immediate line manager conduct a one to one meeting with them to discuss how they will apply these new skills.

Course Reference Material

Each delegate will receive:
- a comprehensive course manual
- a course completion certificate





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