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Reflect on journey so far

Check in with your mentor

Activity type:
Act
Number of participants:
  • Mentor
60 minutes
Make the most of your mentor before your 12 months is up. Have you got a meeting booked in the diary? If not, make contact, even if it's been a while. What would you like support with?

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 your time.

Module 4 Catch up video

Activity type:
Learn
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Peer Group
60 minutes
Did you miss your module 4? Our catch-up video will take you through the activities you missed.

Reflect and celebrate recent interviews

Activity type:
Reflect
Number of participants:
  • Peer Group
30 minutes
Have you had an interview since M3? Spend time as a peer group reflecting on how it went, any feedback received, what could be improved and celebrating success, whatever the outcome.

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.

Authenticity

I'm no expert but...

Activity type:
Reflect
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Peer Group
30 minutes
Read Tara Mohr's blog on undermining language. How do you use undermining language day to day? Why do you? What, if anything, would you like to change?

The power of authenticity

Activity type:
Learn
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Peer Group
20 minutes
Mike Robbins is the author of two books, Focus on the Good Stuff, and Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken. He sets out that our ability to be authentic and vulnerable enables true connection.

The power of quiet leadership

Activity type:
Learn
Number of participants:
  • Individual
5 minutes
Mary Carpenter, a Crossing Thresholds Alumni, shares her thoughts on quiet leadership and how her mentor helped her to appreciate her introverted qualities.

Communication

Deliver your presentation

Activity type:
Act
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Mentor
  • Peer Group
15 minutes
Using the 1-2-3 of communication, finish preparing your presentation you started at Module 4. Practice this with your peer group or mentor - be clear about what feedback you'd like.

Give difficult feedback

Activity type:
Act
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Mentor
  • Peer Group
45 minutes
In your peer group, practice giving difficult feedback with a real scenario for you, taking turns to play the three roles. Use the pre-requisites and structure. Are you ready to have the conversation?

How to build exceptional relationships with excellent communication

Activity type:
Learn
Number of participants:
  • Individual
90 minutes
David Bradford & Carole Robin who taught interpersonal skills to MBA students in their legendary Stanford course, Interpersonal Dynamics change the way you have difficult conversations forever!

Listen

Activity type:
Learn
Number of participants:
  • Individual
15 minutes
In this article, learn why listening skills are important and how you can improve them with a 10-step guide to effective listening.

Own Your Behaviours, Master Your Communication, Determine Your Succes

Activity type:
Reflect
Number of participants:
  • Individual
18 minutes
This speech is a call to action. It is of paramount importance that we create healthy environments in the spaces that most affect our lives by giving of our best and receiving the like in return.

Power pose

Activity type:
Learn
Number of participants:
  • Individual
20 minutes
Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" - standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident - can boost feelings of confidence, and may have other impacts too.

Speak up!

Activity type:
Act
Number of participants:
  • Individual
60 minutes
Practice the 1-2-3 of communication and thinking on your feet. Put yourself forward for opportunities (small or big) that you find a challenge; prepare, practice and then go for it! Get feedback.

Think on your feet

Activity type:
Learn
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Mentor
  • Peer Group
30 minutes
Ask each other questions and practice thinking on your feet - speak for 3 minutes using a headline, strap line, three key points and a call to action. Have fun with it!

Undermining language habits - example email

Activity type:
Learn
Number of participants:
  • Individual
10 minutes
Have you identified some of your own undermining language habits? How will you go about making changes? Sometimes it's easier in the written form - read Tara Mohr's example email