To achieve Step 12, individuals will show that they actively seek external views in developing their plans, including constructive criticism.
In the previous steps, the focus has been on building plans based on an understanding of the goals, resources and skills available. This step develops this further by also looking at how to engage with external views and seek constructive criticism to improve these plans.
The building blocks of this step are learning:
To teach this step:
This step can be encouraged across learning, as it is a good habit for learners to seek out constructive criticism across many aspects of their work and personal development. This could be extended to reviewing one another’s work as peers and being able to give helpful, constructive feedback to one another.
This step is best assessed by observing whether learners can give and receive constructive criticism and actively seek external views when developing their ideas and plans.
This step is relevant to individuals who can help the team to succeed by making plans to achieve goals.
To build this step in the work environment, managers could:
There are plenty of opportunities for building this skill in the workplace:
For those already employed, this step is best assessed through discussion and subsequent observation. For instance:
During the recruitment process, this step could be assessed for by:
We work with a wide range of organisations, who use the Skills Builder approach in lots of different settings – from youth clubs, to STEM organisations, to careers and employability providers.
We have a lot of materials available to support you to use the Skills Builder Universal Framework with the individuals you work with, including:
We also do a lot of work with organisations who join the Skills Builder Partnership to build the Universal Framework into their work and impact measurement systems. You can find out a lot more using the links below.
As an individual, you might be thinking about how best to support your own essential skills. The good news is that there is lots that you can do that will have a big impact, including:
We’ve developed a whole series of tools and resources to help you to build these skills, including:
As a parent or carer, you might be thinking about how best to support your children to build their essential skills. The good news is that there is lots that you can do that will have a big impact, including:
We’ve developed a whole series of tools and resources to help parents to build these skills, including:
There is also content for older children and young people, including short activities and reflections that they can complete alone, or with you.