To achieve Step 6, individuals will be able to think about goals based on broader needs, not just their personal development.
In the previous step, the focus was on individuals setting goals for themselves. By nature, these were primarily focused on individuals’ own personal development. The shift here is to think about the needs of their organisations or their teams too.
The building blocks of this step are learning:
To teach this step:
This is a step that can be reinforced in a classroom setting, through group work exercises or a shared project. Learners could also reflect on the learning goals of the class and how they can align their individual goals with those bigger learning goals.
Learners might even have the opportunity to build this skill step outside of the classroom, and they should be encouraged to reflect on how they are doing this.
This step can be assessed through a worked exercise, where they can be given different scenarios of groups they belong to and asked to consider how they can contribute to the goals of those groups.
This step is relevant to individuals who can help themselves succeed by making plans to achieve challenges.
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 by collecting feedback on the individual and reflective conversations:
During the recruitment process, this step could be assessed 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.