Taking on Greater Responsibility: Step-up Skills for Nonmanagers

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Gaining new skills is the first step to meeting new job demands!Do you have what it takes to step up to the plate to lead, work in teams and juggle new assignments with your current responsibilities? What about having a "can-do" attitude that prepares you for additional growth?

Now you can acquire new skills and prepare to make a positive difference at work. In this seminar, you will lay the foundation to achieve good performance now and integrate additional skills to exceed present role expectations. You will develop a customized approach to think strategically, to solve problems and to make sound decisions so you can adapt to change and grab new opportunities.

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Gaining new skills is the first step to meeting new job demands!Do you have what it takes to step up to the plate to lead, work in teams and juggle new assignments with your current responsibilities? What about having a "can-do" attitude that prepares you for additional growth?

Now you can acquire new skills and prepare to make a positive difference at work. In this seminar, you will lay the foundation to achieve good performance now and integrate additional skills to exceed present role expectations. You will develop a customized approach to think strategically, to solve problems and to make sound decisions so you can adapt to change and grab new opportunities.

Also Available as:
  • Onsite

How You Will Benefit

  • Feel confident when asked to "step up to the plate" with new projects outside your regular work activities
  • Take your skills and potential to new heights with proven-in-action, "get-ahead" career development strategies
  • Understand your role in today's new workplace...and gain the new skills and competencies required for success
  • Meet the rising pressure of tight budgets and lean organizations
  • Map out a plan of action to enhance your efficiency and career development potential

What You Will Cover

Identifying and Assessing Your Strengths/Liabilities in the Five Key Skill Areas
  • Discovering the must-have skills to help you get and stay competitive
  • Completing the skill rating inventory to assess and identify your transferable skills and growth opportunities

First Key to Success: Being Business Smarts and Savvy

  • Identifying ways to support your organization’s mission, vision and strategy
  • Monitoring internal/external factors and trends that impact your business operations
  • Positioning yourself as an indispensable asset with valuable insights and skills

Second Key to Success: Communicating Strategically

  • Flexing your communication style to achieve more productive business outcomes
  • Developing, communicating and projecting a winning personal “brand”
  • Positively propelling yourself forward by applying strategic communication skills

Third Key to Success: Managing Change

  • Developing resiliency and creating a sustainable transformation
  • Adjusting and practicing coping strategies to adapt and thrive in a vigorous and changing work environment
  • Crafting your unique “brand” to project a proactive, can-do attitude

Fourth Key to Success: Working in Teams

  • Identifying your various roles when working in teams
  • Acquiring the skills to deal with group tensions, participation, and productivity
  • Using analytic thinking, communication and decision-making skills to increase team productivity

Fifth Key to Success: Managing Time

  • Taking personal responsibility for time management
  • Using technology solutions to get more work done in less time
  • Practicing communication skills to tactfully say “no” to help you manage your work flow

Planning for Greater Responsibility

  • Synthesizing strategic development and performance goals into a coherent presentation
  • Creating a plan to work more collaboratively with your manager to take on new responsibilities

Extended Seminar Outline

Print this page Extended Seminar Outline Seminar #2132 Learning Objectives
  • Identify the Master Competencies for Ongoing Professional Development (Analytic Thinking, Problem Solving, and Coaching/Feedback Seeking) as the Foundation on Which to Achieve Performance Excellence
  • Integrate and Apply the Master Competencies to Exceed Present Role Expectations by Developing Abilities in the Five Key Skill Areas for Taking on Greater Responsibility (e.g., Understanding Your Business, Managing Change, Communicating Strategically, Juggling New Assignments and Current Responsibilities, and Leading and Working in Teams)
  • Assess Current Levels of Performance in the Five Key Skill Areas for Taking on Greater Responsibility to Set Plans for Skill Development
  • Identify Opportunities for Moving up to Bigger Responsibilities in the Five Key Skill Areas by Developing Action Plans to Maximize Potential and Professional Contribution
  • Analyze Workplace Demands and Expectations to Integrate a Productive Attitude for Facilitating Necessary Change with and through Others
  • Examine and Apply Communication Skills That Build Confidence and Gain Support to Develop New Skills and Move up to More Challenging Responsibilities
  • Develop Strategies for Creating and Maintaining a Unique Coaching and Mentoring Partnership with Your Manager That Reflects Professional Priorities and Shared Results-Based Benefits
  • Synthesize Fresh Ways of Thinking, Planning and Acting to Upgrade Present Levels of Decision Making and Problem Solving and Achieve New Levels of Responsibility, Organizational Contribution and Professional Recognition

Preparing for Greater Responsibility

  • Define the Master Competencies for Performance Excellence
  • Identify and Practice Coaching and Feedback-Seeking Strategies Needed to Move up to Greater Responsibility at Work
  • Review and Apply Relevant Analytic Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills

Identifying and Assessing the Five Skill Areas

  • Identify Five Key Skill Areas for Taking on Greater Responsibility
  • Assess Your Strengths and Liabilities Relative to the Five Skill Areas
  • Establish a Professional Planning Process to Guide Your Future Development Using the Five Skill Areas

First Key to Success: Being Business Smart and Savvy

  • Define Your Organization’s Mission, Vision and Strategy
  • Articulate Your Role as a High-Level Contributor in the Process of Achieving Strategic Results for Your Organization
  • Recognize Internal and External Factors That Shape and Impact Your Business Environment and Climate
  • Identify and Monitor Resources Covering Present and Future Business Trends That Will Allow You to Create Value-added Contributions at Work

Second Key to Success: Managing Change

  • Identify the Link between Dynamic Business Trends, Accepting Uncertainty and Productively Managing Change
  • Recognize Common Reasons for Resisting Change and Identify Strategies for Remaining Resilient
  • Assess Reasonable Risk Using a Five-Step Process
  • Develop an Awareness of the Value of Maintaining a Positive Attitude toward Change
  • Synthesize Analytic Thinking and Problem-solving Skills with Strategies for Managing Change
  • Apply Creative Idea Generation Skills to Change Management Situations
  • Identify Strategies for Leading Others through Change Processes

Third Key to Success: Communicating Strategically

  • Identify Your Communication Style and Understand How to Flex to Others’ Communication Preferences
  • Identify Persuasion and Influencing Strategies That Will Allow You to Impact the Way Others Think, Feel and Behave
  • Synthesize and Apply Communication Skills in a Context Specific Situation

Fourth Key to Success: Juggling New Assignments and Current Responsibilities

  • Identify and Take Responsibility for Time Management
  • Set Goals and Prioritize Each Day’s Tasks
  • Apply Proactive Planning and Organizing Skills to Avoid Unnecessary Chaos
  • Create a Working Environment That Utilizes Low- and High-Tech Solutions to Get More Done in Less Time
  • Utilize Negotiation Skills to Build Shared Commitment and Creatively Use Resources and Time

Fifth Key to Success: Leading and Working in Teams

  • Identify the Roles You Can and Should Bring into Each Team Encounter
  • Create a Productive Team Environment That Encourages Everyone to Participate and Share Ideas
  • Motivate Teammates to Achieve Team Results Using Communication, Cooperation and Recognition
  • Analyze When and How to Step-up to Leadership within the Team Environment
  • Synthesize Analytic Thinking, Communication and Decision-Making Skills in the Team Problem-solving Setting

Preparing the Plan for Greater Responsibility

  • Synthesize Strategic Development and Performance Goals into a Coherent Presentation
  • Present Your Strategic Development and Performance Plan to Your Coaching Triad
  • Identify Solutions for the Potential Barriers Your Manager May Present to Your Plan

Who Should Attend

Those interested in greater career development and getting the skills to improve their performance and growth within their organization should attend this course.
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