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Reflect on journey so far

Example timetable for self directed day

Activity type:
Act
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Peer Group
15 minutes
Stuck for what to do on your self directed day? This agenda is offered as a guide for how to plan and structure your time.

How is your balance since Module 2?

Activity type:
Reflect
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Mentor
30 minutes
Return to your Wheel of Life in M2. What changes have you made to improve your balance and energy? Where are you in relation to your ideal life pattern? Use the tools again to inform your choices.

M3 Catch-up video

Activity type:
Learn
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Peer Group
80 minutes
Did you miss Module 3? Our M3 catch-up video will take you through the module step by step. Password to access: CrossingThresholdsM3

Saying No

Activity type:
Reflect
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Mentor
  • Peer Group
15 minutes
Have you put anything in to practice from Module 2 to help you say 'no' to things you do not want to do? What are your reflections on that? Role play with your peer group and mentor if helpful.

Where are you with your career plan and 1 year plan?

Activity type:
Reflect
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Mentor
  • Peer Group
60 minutes
How are you doing with your career and 1 year plans? Are you on track? Do you want to change the goal? Do you need to add any milestones? Take the next step and share with your mentor or peer group.

Applications and Interviews

12 ways to calm your nerves

Activity type:
Learn
Number of participants:
  • Individual
10 minutes
You've prepared but you're still nervous - read this blog for 12 tips on how to calm your nerves ahead of an interview.

Civil Service Job Interview Made Easy

Activity type:
Learn
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Mentor
  • Peer Group
25 minutes
All You Need to Know About Civil Service Interviews, Behaviours, Success Profile and Applications in 2022

Practice Practice Practice

Activity type:
Act
Number of participants:
  • Mentor
  • Peer Group
30 minutes
Set up practice interviews with your peer group, mentor or colleagues. Be clear with them what you'd like feedback on e.g. using the HER structure, practicing the tips or speaking with confidence.

Practice the HER structure

Activity type:
Act
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Mentor
  • Peer Group
60 minutes
What interview questions do you dread or haven't done well at in the past. Apply the HER structure to these questions - how would you give your best answer using the structure and your personal brand?

Preparing for interviews

Activity type:
Learn
Number of participants:
  • Individual
10 minutes
Read this blog from our very own facilitator, Jacqueline Baker on how to prepare for your interview.

Sit on an interview panel

Activity type:
Act
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Mentor
  • Peer Group
120 minutes
There is no better way of getting insight in to the interview process and how people come across than sitting on an interview panel. Ask your mentor, peer group and line manager for opportunities.

Tips for Strength based interview questions

Activity type:
Learn
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Mentor
10 minutes
Read these tips to prepare for your Strength-based questions

Update your CV and personal statement

Activity type:
Act
Number of participants:
  • Individual
40 minutes
Use your personal brand statements to say who you are. Get feedback from mentor and peer group. Click below for tips and example CVs.

Personal Brand

Cultivating Unconditional Self-Worth

Activity type:
Reflect
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Mentor
  • Peer Group
16 minutes
When a person demands perfection of herself or himself, anything less can feel like failure. Adia Gooden asks can we forgive ourselves; accept ourselves and ultimately offer ourselves comfort?

Finish your personal brand statements and practice

Activity type:
Act
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Mentor
  • Peer Group
60 minutes
Finesse your brand statements and elaborations so they're memorable, unique to you and to the point. Write them on post-its, get feedback from your mentor and peer group, translate them to headlines.

How authentic is your personal brand?

Activity type:
Learn
Number of participants:
  • Individual
15 minutes
When you trust your instincts, your true self bubbles up in the most authentic way. Read this blog to explore more.