8601-311 Developing Yourself and Others
- December 12, 2022
- Posted by: admin
- Category: CIPD Level 3
For an organisation to effectively achieve its goals, retain its employees and remain competitive in the labour market, it needs to ensure constant learning and development practices. This unit analysis whether managers and employees are satisfied with their skills and knowledge or they are showing commitment in looking new ways of improving themselves through learning, their team members and the organisation they are working with. This unit is very keen on assessing what the managers and the employees are doing or have done to make themselves and their team better.
For an organisation to be successful there should be a process of a continuous improvement. Both the managers and the employees should be always looking forward to new opportunities to enhance their skills not just for themselves but also for the organisation large. Employees should always be vibrant to learn new skills and implement them in an organisation such as hosting interdepartmental workshops. Interdepartmental workshops are beneficial to both an organisation and the employees as they share new ideas and knowledge enhancing their performances and organisational growth.
You will learn:
In this unit, learners focus more on identifying such issues as lack of diversity in ideas and actions, behaviours, skills and knowledge gap in organisation. Learners will be able to understand how they life situations as a learning opportunity to develop them and others. Learners will also learn how they can use appraisals to engage positively and create development time for one another. They will learn new ways of implementing a team learning culture in organisation where every team member learns from each other. In this unit, learners will learn that developing yourself and others is a core behaviour that employers assess during recruitment. Learners will learn various areas where and how this core behaviour is most likely to assessed such as;-
- Curriculum vitae (CV)
- Interview and
This unit will also help learners understand how they can use their skills to interact and share knowledge and experiences with others both verbally and nonverbally. To be able to effectively impact others, it is important for a person to ensure they have developed themselves first. This unit will help learners understand different stages that a person should go through during the process of developing yourself and others, which involve;-
- Team development
- Comparing current self to old self
- Self-assessment of self-abilities and weaknesses
- Appreciating ad rewarding achievements
- Exercising persistence to build self confidence
- Implement a lifetime learning and development culture
What is the purpose of studying this unit?
The purpose of studying this unit is to help learners understand how they can maintain a positive relationship among each other learn various ways of developing themselves and others, which include;
- Coaching and mentorship to enhance self-awareness
- Management of ego and boasting self-esteem
- Active listening to ensure aspirations
- Personal development essential in enhancing abilities, knowledge and skillsets.
- Team building to ensure team support and leveraging on each other’s strengths and weaknesses
- Time management essential in setting a good role model and ability to effectively plan and control deadlines
- Valuing each other to ensure recognition the potential of a team, importance of diversity and engagement.
This unit aims at helping learners understand that developing self and others is a process follows various steps. These steps include;-
- Self-understanding by doing a personal development assessment on self and others
- Relationship building and learning various models essential in leadership development and learning how to work effectively from the top down
- Producing results which is achieved through team work
- Giving room for career growth to motivate others, which is vital in individual and organisational growth.
The possible outcomes are as follows:
This unit results in learners understanding how developing self and others can positively affect their knowledge, skills and organisational growth. Learners can now be able to understand the importance of helping others reach their potential and abilities. At the end of this unit, learners will be able to;-
- Identify various learning styles, learning barriers and how to overcome the barriers for themselves and their team
- Assess individual and team development needs and ways of self and team development in an organisation
- Analyse various team and individual learning and development options and support mechanisms essential in meeting their needs
- Effectively demonstrate on ways of supporting self and others to achieve full potential at work
- Possess a strong aspiration for learning and helping others acquire new skills to help them grow together as a team.
What are the requirements for entry?
The mandatory requirements entry is taking a unit that focuses on use of information to ensure effective decision-making. Learners are required to be of 18 years and above looking forward to becoming junior managers. Learners taking this course should be ready to pick up the core skills essential in dealing with management responsibilities. Learners should be confident enough that they would take up the responsibilities of organising, managing and motivating teams. Learners taking this unit must possess strong communication skills and be willing to learn and implement technical tools and techniques essential in leadership.
What can we do to help?
To be able to be successful in this unit, more focus should put on increasing the quality and quantity of diversity of aspiring managers. Aspiring managers should be coached on how to strategically prioritise on actions that are future focused to ensure continuous growth. Organisations should ensure support to all employees to achieve high standard performances and remain competitive in the market. Organisations should also consider practising continuous reflection on management and employee development and their impact.
Leadership should be collaborative and distributed across teams in an organisation to ensure personal, team and organisational growth. It is very important to observe each distribution of learning opportunities available to employees and managers. Managers should always be cohesive and eager to build upon other employees’ skills. Managers should ensure they create a conducive environment for employees to understand their impact on each other and the need to improve on their knowledge and skills. Effective development of self and others is achieved when growth and learning opportunities are equally distributed without biases.