Introducing a Personal Development Programme for all staff

ciras-logo-without-white-backgroundRecently, CIRAS has established an ambitious programme of growth and change for the organisation. To meet the needs of this growth, they have invested in a bespoke approach to personal development in order to promote improved and sustainable performance.

They recruited Forum Interactive, a learning and development consultancy, which is committed to engaging and high impact experiential work. In consultation with CEO Paul Russell, Forum Interactive has devised a unique and targeted interactive blend of learning opportunities which includes team days and individual coaching over a four-month period.

Interactive ‘live-action’ scenarios and exercises encourages engagement and active problem solving with the focus on individualised learning objectives. The coaching component provides a sustained focus on individual development and accountability towards fulfilling agreed outcomes.

This programme provides a vocabulary and understanding of the tactical ‘dynamic’ skills that can be deployed as various situations require. It allows participants to build on their strengths by enhancing:

  • awareness and management of self
  • awareness and management of impact on others
  • engagement and influencing skills

Forum Interactive uses the EQ-i 2.0® as a starting point of the whole programme to establish key language and concepts.

This is what the Multi-Health Systems (MHS) website says about Emotional Intelligence

‘As the EQ-i 2.0® measures emotional intelligence (EI), it’s important to consider what EI is, what it measures, and how is can impact people and the workplace. Emotional intelligence is defined as

“a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way.”

Emotional intelligence (EI) as defined here and applied in the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0) reflects one’s overall wellbeing and ability to succeed in life.

Employee Development

The EQ-i 2.0 measures the interaction between a person and the environment he/she operates in. Assessing and evaluating an individual’s emotional intelligence can help establish the need for targeted development programs and measures. This, in turn, can lead to dramatic increases in the person’s performance, interaction with others, and leadership potential. The development potentials the EQ-i 2.0 identifies, along with the targeted strategies it provides, make it a highly effective employee development tool.

Graham Sharrock

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