To achieve Step 9, individuals will have to identify where they need to involve other people in their plans and how to engage them with the effort.
In earlier steps, individuals explored how to set goals and start to develop plans by thinking about the required tasks and resources. Although the previous step touched on the importance of human resources, involving others in plans is worth additional focus.
The building blocks of this step are learning:
To teach this step:
This is another element that can be reinforced in classrooms where learners take responsibility for their goals and creating plans to achieve them. It might also be possible for them to think about how they persuade people of something they want support or help with, and to try out this persuasive talk in the classroom.
This step is best assessed through an extended project, where learners have to put their ideas into practice and persuade people to help them to achieve their goals. Where this is not possible, a shorter simulation could be used, including the use of scripting or role play to act out persuasive conversations.
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 a discussion and collecting feedback from stakeholders. 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.