SELF STUDY ONLINE LEARNING
Set your own pace
Learn at a time that suits
Participants can access a fully self-directed online learning programme. In their own time and at their own pace, they complete the learning through our comprehensive learning portal. Interaction comes in the form of activities that participants complete at their own pace and through comments on the portal.
You can enrol today for the following self-study programmes on the AO Online Learning Portal:
Self-Study Confident Career Conversations Online
Employees don’t care about your organisation. They care about their careers.
The key to engaging and keeping your best people is to help them develop their careers in line with the needs of the business. That relies on open, honest and effective Career Conversations.
We all know it’s good to talk. But let’s face it. Opening up a sensitive issue like career progression can weigh heavily on even the most experienced shoulders. Where should you start? What questions should you ask? How do you help employees develop their careers? How do you deal with some of the dilemmas that might come up?
The Self-Study Confident Career Conversations Online Programme will give you the practical tools and skills you need.
To date, Confident Career Conversations Online has achieved an overall Satisfaction Score of 9.5 (out of 10).
Senior Learning and Development Advisor, Home Group
Jean-Luc Marcelin, Programme Specialist, United Nations Development Programme
Some of the challenges the Programme will help you address:
“What effective tools can I use in career conversations?”
You’ll receive your own Career Conversation Toolkit and Application Guide to help you plan, prepare and hold effective career conversations.
“How do I provide insight without direction?”
You’ll learn how you can share your experience and wisdom without telling someone what to do.
“How do I structure a career conversation?”
You’ll learn the Career Conversation Model and the different stages of an effective career conversation.
“How do I support people who have been long-term in a role, who are happy in their role or who don’t know what they want?”
You will learn the variety of options available to support people with different ambitions and goals.
“Do I need to be an expert in coaching or career advice?”
No. The toolkit will do the heavy lifting for you. You will learn what each tool is for, how to use it, when to pick it up and when to put it down.
“What are effective questions to get an employee to think about their future?”
Good career conversations depend on powerful questions. You will receive a set of thoughtfully conceived questions to provoke reflection and encourage employees to take ownership.
Self-Study Mentoring for Success Online
Become a Confident and Competent Mentor
Richard Branson, Founder of The Virgin Group
If you are new to mentoring, you are likely to face three key challenges:
- Framework – you are not sure how to begin a mentoring conversation or how to structure the discussion;
- Tools and Techniques – you don’t know what questions to ask or how to motivate and empower others to take ownership for their own development;
- Skills – mentoring requires a new approach to conversation of which you may have limited experience.
Our self-study Mentoring for Success Programme addresses all three challenges. It provides you with a framework, tools and techniques to structure a powerful mentoring conversation. You will gain experience and build your confidence. A supportive environment allows you to explore how you will apply your new skills back in the workplace.
The Mentoring for Success Programme provides you with the confidence and skills to perform an effective mentoring role.
Overall Satisfaction Score
To date, Mentoring for Success Online Programme has achieved an overall Satisfaction Score of 9.4 (out of 10).
Andrea Huckett, Head of Career Management, Saint-Gobain
You will gain a practical framework and tools to structure your mentoring conversations.
Gain a common understanding on what mentoring is/involves in the context of your organisation and the value that mentoring can play in developing employees.
Identify the benefits of being involved in a mentoring relationship.
Gain some practical tools to have effective mentoring conversations with employees.
Develop the competence to engage in conversations around professional and career development.
Institute of Leadership and Management Approved Programmes
If you’re interested in exploring how we might be able to help you, please complete the form below and we will be in touch as soon as we can – usually within 48 hours.