10 Steps Results
The programme has a 14-year track record as a learning and development initiative that has been delivered in a major manufacturing business and is currently being delivered in a Utility business.
The initial Ten Steps piloted programmes formed the basis of the Ten Steps personal development framework, coupled with the delivery style and workbook element, and continue to work effectively with regular upgrades to refresh the product.
Steps has established a track record over a 14 year timeframe, as a learning and development initiative that achieves high levels of engagement; sustainable outcomes linked to life skills development and change. The diversity of participants in terms of age, occupational and social backgrounds has remained a consistent feature with personal development appealing to a wide audience to satisfy a wide range of learning and development demands.
The Ten Steps programme is geared to enable participants to make changes and develop new skills and attitudes in respect of all aspects of their lives; personal, family, social, community and the learning environment will accommodate this diversity of interest and aspiration. For example learning new skills and approaches to deal with “conflict” and difficult relationships.
This aspect of personal development featured significantly in all programmes and learning techniques and skills to manage relationships more positively indirectly produced other benefits associated with managing stress and building self confidence.
This integrative approach enabled participants to realise their potential in a more holistic way and to set some learning goals in areas not previously considered. For example working as a volunteer for the CAB; becoming a Trustee of a charity; joining a creative writing group; volunteering to help out at a community drama production; taking part in a charity walk.
The wider and perhaps sustainable influence that Steps has had on many participants is that continuous learning and development is an important activity in today’s world of constant change. That “standing still” is not an option and that self – managing personal development can return a wide range of benefits linked to Health, Well-being and Pursuing Aspirations in Life.
This delegate quote captures the spirit of many Steps programmes on day 6, when groups are celebrating achievements and thinking about staying power and keeping their development going.
One of the enduring features of the Steps programme is its design of reflective space to enable participants to spend some time taking stock of themselves, their situations and challenges ahead.
This space created in a group environment enabled all participants to engage at different levels in the journey of self discovery they had embarked on.
This quote captures the feedback that consistently appeared from evaluation of courses and from anecdotal evidence.
From reviewing evaluation questionnaires, a popular piece of feedback reports that Steps has enabled participants to move from “feeling in a rut” towards an opportunity to recharge their batteries and engagement with fresh goals and challenges.
Soft skills development featured as an outcome for the majority of participants in 6 key areas:
Dealing with conflict
Managing emotions to improve listening and empathy skills
Negotiation and Influencing skills
Building in time for “self” by saying “no”