Pathways Career Development Programme

The new waitlist is now open – please add your nomination via staff connect

Pathways provides colleagues within professional services departments the opportunity to increase their self-awareness, learn and develop new skills and create knowledge so that they can define their career pathways.  This programme has previously been delivered in a workshop face to face environment, we are pleased to announce that we can now offer Pathways through a blended on Moodle eLearning and MS Teams sessions.

Below are the details of the programme, if you would like to attend please add your name to the waitlist on Staff Connect, should you be selected your line manager would need to confirm and agree with the nomination

Programme aims & benefits

The programme aims to prepare individuals who wish to define their career aspirations by helping them to:

  • Identify strengths and development opportunities
  • Understand what they want from their career
  • Identify opportunities to assist in achieving the identified career pathway
  • Provide practical skills in CV writing, applying for roles and attending interviews

The programme will also bring benefit to the wider university by providing attendees greater connections from other areas, while also developing skill levels in a variety of roles across the institution.

 Content

  • Introduction
    • Motivational factors
    • Strengths and Development Needs
    • Enhancers and inhibitors
    • Learning styles
    • Signposting opportunities
    • Development Goals – Personal pathway
  • CV Writing
    • Purpose of a CV
    • What to include, what not to include
    • Personal statements
    • Promoting yourself – Online
  • Making the Application
    • Identifying transferrable skills
    • Providing examples of essential criteria/skills
  • Interview Skills
    • What to expect and how to prepare
    • Giving a good interview
    • Personal presence
    • Structuring answers and questions
  • Putting it into practice
    • Mock interview and feedback

Key underpinning principles

The key underpinning principles of the programme

Self-Awareness: Those who know their strengths and development opportunities, leading to high self-awareness leads to humility rather than overconfidence. Self-awareness is a predictor of overall success. To know where you want to go and to understand strengths and weaknesses self-awareness is required

Personal responsibility: Taking conscious control of your responses to the events and circumstances in your life. You are responsible for yourself, whether you like it or not. What you do with your life and what you have done already is up to you. You are nevertheless responsible for how you think, act, and feel in response to those things. Your career pathway is an area where you need to take responsibility

Programme Commitments

The programme consists of workshops where the participants’ full commitment will be critical to the programme’s overall success and to ensure the full benefits from participation. Once a person is confirmed on the programme, detailed joining instructions to explain how the programme is delivered via Moodle and MS Teams.

 

Once we have sufficient numbers to run the programme you will be contacted.

To add your name to the waitlist via Staff Connect – search for Pathways

If you have any questions contact L&OD ldev@kent.ac.uk