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Personal Development

Developing yourself as an instrument for change

Live Facilitator Lead Course – NQF Level 5

In any Organisation Development role, your most powerful tool is yourself. It follows, then, that in order to become powerful practitioners, we need to understand and develop ourselves. A career in Organisation Development is a life-long apprenticeship; so where do we begin, and what strengths should we build on?

The need for this module

Many practitioners feel that their clients do not ‘get’ the value they offer. Or they find themselves grappling with power dynamics in what should be collaborative partnerships. Developing confidence as a practitioner is vital if you are to create successful collaborative partnerships.

 

As developers of organisations, living with change and ambiguity daily, we are aware of the vast possibilities in the organisation’s development. Through this module, you will learn how to work with these ambiguities and possibilities.

 

Through Personal Development, you will develop an understanding of Organisation Development values and their evolution, and reflect on your own alignment to these values; enabling you to work ethically and effectively with the dynamics and power relationships in your role as a practitioner. You will be challenged to deepen your self-awareness as a practitioner, helping you to get out of your own way and bring your best self to work.

What will be covered?
  • Grow your confidence in consulting and contracting with clients (internal and external).
  • Increase your self-awareness as an Organisation Development practitioner.
  • Develop yourself as an instrument for change.
What are the expected understanding/knowledge outcomes?
  • Demonstrate an understanding of personal development as it applies in an organisational context.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of personal ethical considerations in an organisational context.
  • Employ the principles of journeying and inner work to enhance self-awareness.
  • Understand and apply the principles of a balanced lifestyle.
  • Formulate a personal vision and values.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of learning and lifelong learning as well as how to engage in lifelong learning.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of change cycles and continuous change.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify where the individual finds him-/herself in the cycle of change.
What are the expected behavioural outcomes?
  • Reflect on Organisation Development values and their evolution, and on your own alignment to those values.
  • Learn to work with the dynamics and power relationships in your role as a consultant, ethically and effectively.
  • Deepen self-awareness.
  • Determine your personal purpose, values, beliefs, strengths and development opportunities in the context of your job.
  • Develop personal resilience and resourcefulness by examining your responses to change.
Class Duration

2-days or 15-hours

Assessment

Assessment is an integral component contributing to the success of this module. Participants will be required to participate in a variety of assessment activities that include but are not limited to assignments, action learning projects, case studies and examinations.

The WorldsView™ Academy Learning Process

The WorldsView™ Academy Learning Process underlies all WorldsView™ programmes and is informed by progressive research about learning in contemporary environments. Our learning process consists of four learning channels:

  • E-Learning platform that provides both a base for becoming familiar with  the field of each programme, as well as a space for ongoing exploration;
  • A Classroom engagement where our faculty facilitate rich conversations  and learning experiences to deepen understanding of the field;
  • A Workplace Application, often in the form of a workplace project, to   root learning in the actual work experience of learners and to ensure practical relevance and embodied understanding;
  • and an Assignment/Evaluation, usually a portfolio of evidence combined with an examination, to confirm learning and conform to external examination board requirements, e.g. the Council on Higher Education, to formalise qualification.
Academic Faculty

Only highly qualified and experienced organisation development practitioners are appointed as Faculty in WorldsView Academy. Faculty members are selected in accordance with the specific module criteria as approved by the Academic Board. The requirements for the appointment of Faculty include relevant academic qualifications, experience in developing organisations and facilitation or lecturing experience.

Quality Standards in Programme Development

A quality education programme begins with the development of quality modules and courses. World-class design and development standards are deeply entrenched in every programme module, setting WorldsView Academy apart from other educational programmes. Our design and development policies, frameworks and principles guarantee robust processes in the development of learning programmes and material.

 

These include:

  • Highly qualified and experienced development Faculty.
  • A robust development process.
  • Numerous Academic Board and peer reviews.
  • Integrated Learning.
  • Core themes and philosophies that underpin all modules, ensuring learning coherence.
Who should attend?

Internal and external consultants, management consultants, change management practitioners, managers, HR practitioners, organisation development practitioners, change practitioners and organisational and community leaders. Anyone who leads and/or influences individuals, teams, groups or organisations.

Entry Requirements
  • National Senior Certificate/Grade 12/NQF level 4 (or equivalent)
  • Age exemption (23 years or older)
  • English at grade 12/NQF level 4 or equivalent
In-company and Customisation Options

At WorldsView™ Academy, we understand that companies have unique organisational needs, which is why we offer customised training and development solutions to best suit your particular requirements. Please contact us for further information in this regard.