There are many routes for personal development and growth at the ASC with our Development Pathway. And in the next few posts, we’ll be explaining a bit more about the opportunities we offer, the skills we can help with, and the fundamental principles that underpin what we do.
So what do we mean when we say, “You are at the centre”?
The above diagram represents the three areas of our Development Pathway. When we developed this we believed (and still do) that it is fundamentally important that our Development Pathway should really fit around you and your particular requirements. So, as everyone is different and will want to concentrate on different skills, our pathway is completely flexible and adaptable so that you can design it to meet your needs. You dictate the pace, you decide what is important and you concentrate on the skills you need – rather than having to fit into a pre-designed process.
Straightforward and uncomplicated
There are just three arms to our Development pathway: Become a Better Speaker, Become a Better Presenter, and Become a Better Leader. Within those three areas, there are a wealth of skills and learning for you to take advantage of and in the next three posts, we’ll describe each area in a little more detail. However, what you may notice is that each area is well structured, relevant, practical but above all else uncomplicated. Life is busy and stressful enough, and so we’ve deliberately tried to ensure our Development Pathway is easy to understand, easy to access and easy to progress through.
One thing you’ll notice when you come to one of our meetings is how inclusive, supportive, and friendly we are. And we’re very proud of that. Our mission is to help our members to become betters speakers, presenters, and leaders in a supportive environment among friends and we are working hard on making sure our meetings are accessible to all. We keep things quite informal because we believe you’ll learn more if you feel relaxed and comfortable and we also believe what we do should be fun. Yes, we all get nervous about public speaking but our meetings are filled with friendly laughter and a place where you can practice, make mistakes, or just learn from others without any fear of being judged or criticised. That doesn’t mean we don’t provide meaningful feedback because we do, but we work hard on making sure it’s delivered in a positive and supportive way.
So over to you. What do you need to learn, practice, and improve when it comes to your public speaking and leadership skills? Once you’ve identified that, you can just tap into our learning resources and Development Pathway and access the support that you need. It really is that straightforward. Get in touch if you’d like to know more.