The focus of the InDependence Skills Builder is on the development of 7 key skills for success in a flexible working environment - where all involved are separated by time and/or place.
It provides a systematic and practical process through 7 steps from self-assessment and identification of development needs to development and action planning and beyond. The Participant Workbook supports the user through each of the Steps with full explanations.
- Get an idea of what it means to work in a flexible working environment.
- Get an understanding of the 7 skills and why they are important.
- Assess current skill level using the 35 item assessment tool, and identify strengths and areas for development.
- Start development planning and get ideas on how to develop.
- Get ideas on how to stay on top of the game and hopefully feel equipped, confident and motivated.
The self-assessment takes about 10 minutes to complete. Additional time is then needed to work through the rest of the material. Very good progress can be made in an hour and a half. However, the idea is to use the Workbook on an ongoing basis to manage development, and not just as a one-off exercise.
The InDependence Skills Builder package also includes:
A Guide for Managers and Trainers to introduce the Skills Builder to participants – individually or in groups, and support their development. There are also practical tools to plan and implement flexible working – with the focus on the ‘people aspects’.
It is the ‘people aspects’ that play a vital role in the success of any flexible working initiative. This material provides support that encourages the attitudes and behaviours that are key.
What to order: You will need 1 Workbook per user (this includes 3 complimentary feedback assessments). For maximum benefit, purchase 1 Guide per manager/trainer. Additional Feedback Assessments can be purchased in packs of 3.
The Author – Richard A. Breger is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with extensive experience in the design, development and delivery of Learning and Development solutions to help personal and group effectiveness. He has worked on many innovative projects to introduce and manage flexible and remote working practices and has been an flexible worker for 25 years himself!