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Your career goal

Complete your 12 month action plan

Activity type:
Act
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Mentor
  • Peer Group
30 minutes
Once you have your career plan with milestones (Handout 14), you can break down what steps you would like to take over 12 months (Handout 15). Once complete, share with peer group and mentor.

Finalise and share your career plan

Activity type:
Reflect
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Mentor
45 minutes
Finish your career plan with milestones. Have you taken on board the comments from your peers? Who do you want to share it with next... mentor, line manager? Where can you put it to motivate you?

How have others achieved their goals?

Activity type:
Reflect
Number of participants:
  • Individual
30 minutes
Read some of our testimonials from past participants who talk about the lasting impact of being on the programme

How to stop screwing yourself over

Activity type:
Reflect
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Peer Group
22 minutes
Widely respected for her grab-'em-by-the-collar advice and tough love, Mel Robbins drills through the mental clutter that stands between people and what they want.

Set time aside for your personal development

Activity type:
Act
Number of participants:
  • Individual
30 minutes
Once you know what steps you'd like to take, book slots in your calendar so you have dedicated time over the coming months to make progress.

Visualisation

Activity type:
Reflect
Number of participants:
  • Individual
10 minutes
Doing the visualisation again is valuable if you weren't able to focus on the day, you felt you were limiting yourself or you simply want to use it again. It's a lovely tool to revisit.

Building your network

Example timetable for your self-directed days

Activity type:
Act
Number of participants:
  • Peer Group
15 minutes
What is a self-directed day and how do I get the most out of it? Check out our suggested timetable and agenda to help you plan your self-directed days with your Peer Group

Join LinkedIn

Activity type:
Act
Number of participants:
  • Individual
30 minutes
Join Crossing Thresholds alumni and current participants on LinkedIn to grow your network and keep up to date with events. You can search for shadowing or job opportunities to achieve your goal.

Mentoring blog

Activity type:
Learn
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Mentor
10 minutes
Check out this mentoring blog - a personal experience of virtual mentoring and tips for how to get the most out of the relationship

Spot mentoring

Activity type:
Act
Number of participants:
  • Individual
60 minutes
Set yourself the challenge of reaching out to 5 people who inspire you for a coffee (a spot of spot mentoring). They may have an exciting job, be an excellent communicator, work in a different field.

Start the journey with your mentor

Activity type:
Act
Number of participants:
  • Individual
60 minutes
What are your three 'must haves' to help you choose your mentor? Read Handout 10 in your workbook for tips. When you approach a mentor give them a clear idea of what you're looking for. Book meet-ups.

Who will you shadow this year?

Activity type:
Act
Number of participants:
  • Individual
60 minutes
How can shadowing help you achieve your goal? Read handout 11 and our blog linked below. Once you're clear about what you're looking for, who can you reach out to and approach? Make contact!

Exploring ideas

3 questions to ask yourself about everything you do

Activity type:
Learn
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Peer Group
13 minutes
In an electrifying talk, Stacey Abrams she shares the lessons she learned from her campaign for governor of Georgia. “Be aggressive about your ambition,” she encourages.

Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness

Activity type:
Learn
Number of participants:
  • Individual
16 minutes
Listen to Melissa Dahl talk about her theory that uncomfortable moments are actually valuable on the job and in the rest of your life. This is a 1-3-20 podcast.

How to build your confidence - and spark it in others

Activity type:
Act
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Peer Group
14 minutes
"Confidence is the necessary spark before everything that follows," says educator and activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham. In an inspiring talk, she shares three ways to crack the code of confidence

How to live before you die?

Activity type:
Reflect
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Peer Group
15 minutes
Watch this video of Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, talk about pursuing your dreams and seeing the opportunities in life's setbacks.

The Power of Vulnerability

Activity type:
Learn
Number of participants:
  • Individual
  • Peer Group
21 minutes
Brené Brown studies human connection-our ability to empathise, belong, love. In this poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest