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Taking Initiative

Taking Initiative

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About this Course

With our Taking Initiative workshop, participants will learn what initiative is, how to take it on, the advantages of it, and when to know one's place. By enrolling in this class, participants will be taking the first step in making something positive happen for them! Now that is initiative!

Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started

  • Housekeeping Items
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Workshop Objectives
  • The Parking Lot
  • Action Plan

Module Two: What is Initiative?

  • Definition
  • Benefits, Personal and Professional
  • Why People Do Not Take Initiative
  • Make Initiative a Priority
  • Case Study
  • Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Know Clients

  • Be Open Minded
  • Be Adaptable
  • Making Decisions
  • Take Responsibility
  • Case Study
  • Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Recognize When You Can Step In

  • Know Your Strengths and Skills
  • Go the Extra Mile
  • Listen Carefully
  • Fill in the Gaps
  • Case Study
  • Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Recognize When You Can Go Outside the Normal

  • Consider Culture and Values Before Acting
  • Is It in the Scope of Your Authority?
  • Communicate Ideas
  • Act on Solutions
  • Case Study
  • Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Weighing the Consequences

  • Ask Questions
  • Risk, Impact, or Cost Analysis
  • Is Authorization Necessary?
  • When Risks Are Too High
  • Case Study
  • Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Good or Bad

  • The Good
  • The Bad
  • Develop Judgment
  • Avoid Acting on Emotion
  • Case Study
  • Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Confidence

  • Are You Confident?
  • Build Confidence
  • Positive Thinking
  • Visualization
  • Case Study
  • Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Find Opportunities

  • Internal Opportunities
  • External Opportunities
  • Apply Core Competencies
  • What Problems Exist, and Will They Grow?
  • Case Study
  • Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Be Persistent

  • Handle Setbacks
  • Manage Change
  • Modify Ideas When Necessary
  • Move Forward
  • Case Study
  • Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Balance Initiative and Restraint

  • Consider the Work Involved in an Idea
  • Develop Emotional Intelligence
  • Know the Buy-in of Stakeholders
  • Do Not Push All Ideas Forward
  • Case Study
  • Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Recommended Reading
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations