Make the participant list areas in which they can personally develop themselves to show that they understand the subject-matter. Then, introduce the areas that would be covered by this presentation. This slides has been inserted to make the presentation a bit more interactive
IYC12 - Personal Development
ObjectivesThis session is an introduction to personaldevelopment.At the end of this session, participants shouldhave a clear understanding of the followingaspects of personal development:•Leadership•Time Management•Talent Development•Presentation / Public Speaking Skills 2
What is Personal Development? Personal development includes activities that improveawareness and identity, develop talents and potential, buildhuman capital and facilitates employability, enhance quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations. – Wikipedia Other source maybe? 3
Reasons for Personal Development?• Improving self awareness and knowledge• Rebuilding or renewing identity• Improving your strengths or talents• Improving wealth• Spiritual development• Identifying or improving your potential• Increasing your chances of getting a job (career advancement)• Fulfilling your dreams or aspirations• Pursuing freedom; Financial, emotional, etc• Improving social abilities 4
Whose Responsibility is it?Type of Development Responsibility Physical Development God / Parents Intellectual Development Teachers / Parents Emotional / Psychological / YOU!!! Spiritual Development 5
Areas that can be developed personally• Leadership• Time Management• Talent Development• Presentation / Public Speaking Skills• <Participants to Insert more areas>• <Participants to Insert more areas>• <Participants to Insert more areas>• <Participants to Insert more areas>• <Participants to Insert more areas>• <Participants to Insert more areas>• <Participants to Insert more areas>• <Participants to Insert more areas>• <Participants to Insert more areas> 6
LeadershipWhat is leadership?Characteristics of a leaderLeadership stylesSkills
What is Leadership?It can be defined as the act applying one’s knowledge and skills to influence someone or a group of people to accomplish a goal for a desired outcome.
“The process and behaviour in which one individual or group of persons influences another or group members toward the attainment of defined group or organisational goals.” [Greenberg & Baron: 2003:471]
Everyone Can Be a Leader• Home• Church• Family• Work• Sports team• School• Y’sdom
Traits of a Good Leader• An honorable character• Initiative• Compassionate• Flexible• Consistent• Self disciplined• Determination• Honesty• Accountability
Leadership Styles: Autocratic• Person in charge make all the decisions• Expects other team members to do as they are told• Used when there is little or no time for discussion, and a result must be reached quickly• When there is little margin for error• Dealing with argumentative or highly dependant persons• It is difficult to balance this approach and maintain the morale of the team• If used, leader must; educate before they enforce, be consistent, explain the rules, listen and respect subordinates• “I want you two to…” attitude
Leadership Styles: Democratic / Participative• Consultation with team members• Leader maintains the final decision making authority• Initiative encouraged• Improves understanding of the issues by team• More commitment to the action to be taken if they are involved in decision making process• Generally most effective• Used when leader has part of the information and group members have parts• Useful since leaders do not know everything• “Let’s work together to solve this …” attitude
Leadership styles: Laissez-faire/ Free Reign• The leader shows little or no guidance to group• Group establishes its own goals• Can lead to lack of motivation• Leaders are still responsible for decisions which are made• Should only be used when you have full confidence in the capabilities of the team members• Effective when group members are highly skilled, motivated and capable of working on their own• “You guys take care of this problem while I go…” attitude
Skills• TECHNICAL: having or gaining knowledge of relevant processes or techniques• HUMAN: the ability to interact effectively with people to build teamwork. Also referred to as networking skills• CONCEPTUAL: the competence in making long term plans and putting measures in place for their success
A Good Leader Should• Make the team feel valued by creating a environment of cooperation• Recognize achievement through praising and communicating individual success• Provide a challenge by providing scope for individuals to take greater responsibility• Motivate and encourage self development
A Good Leader should …• It involves an influential person seeking opportunities, initiating projects, manipulating resources and setting out goals for all members of the group to accomplish.• An important aspect of a leader is the ability to achieve results by working with other people and by looking at situations through the eyes of the led
• Motivation is the most important characteristic that successful leaders always want to achieve.• Motivation is in every one of them from the most quiet to the most outspoken leader and will manifest if the situation demands it.• Communication skills are identified as the second most important factor for an effective leader.• There are four purposes for communication, they are, to convey information, to assure understanding, to cause people to act and to persuade people and to change their stance.
A Leader = A FollowerA leader must know how and when to be a follower. You can not lead in every situation, every situation is unique. Being a leader does not mean you know everything, but that you are willing to learn from others who know what you do not.
Leadership is ContagiousTrue leadership strengthens the followers. It is a processof teaching, setting an example and empowering others. Ifyou seek to lead, your ability will ultimately be measuredin the successes of those around you.
Talent Vs. SkillWhat is a Talent?• <Solicit definitions from the participants>• A marked innate ability, as for artistic or scientific accomplishment.• Natural endowment or ability of a superior qualityWhat is a Skill?• <Solicit Definitions from the participants>• Proficiency, facility, or dexterity that is acquired or developed through training or experience• The ability, coming from ones knowledge, practice, aptitude, etc., to do something wellSource: www.thefreedictionary.com 24
Your Talent is not Enough! Talent Skill1. Ability Capacity2. Raw & Rough Refined People may pay you a stipend3. Potential for Developed for your talents, but they will development always pay a premium for4. Innate or Inborn Comes with practice your skills.5.6. In the process of developing7. your talents into skills, you will learn good values and8. discipline. 25
What is Talent Development?• Developing your talent means turning it into a skill.• Talent Development is a means of increasing capabilities of club members, thereby enhancing their participation, team-spirit and service opportunities. 26
Why is it important to help develop the talents of our members?• To show we care: By investing the time, money and effort into educating and training our members.• To empower: With proper training and support, club members will be able to take a proactive role in doing their tasks.• To promote from within: As the club develops talent, there would be more people qualified and well trained to advance to various positions being offered in the club/international movement.• To share knowledge: With more people knowing the goals, processes and technologies that the club utilizes, the club members can create a knowledge base to share the information to others. 27
Ways to develop talent?• Formal training: Sending club members to an internal or external instructor led programmes associated with the position being held.• On the job training: By shadowing and working with an existing member, club members can learn new skills required on the job.• Mentoring: When a more experienced member of the organization helps develop a less experienced member of the organization or team. Mentoring can either be formal or informal. The mentee benefits from the experience of the mentor.• Coaching: A process in which a person helps someone learn how to deal with a situation or solve an issue. The key to this is that the coach must not give the answer, but rather guide the person to arrive at the solution 28
How to develop talent in Youth Clubs?Working with a Plan• Assess the existing club needs: This is the first step. We need to understand the needs of the club and implement plans to achieve goals.• Assess the capabilities of your club members: In this step we would engage the club members to discuss their development needs. Once we’ve agreed on the development needs, we can come up with a development plan. The development plan must follow SMART. Specific – Measurable – Actionable – Realistic – Time-bound. 29
Is the plan working?• Track progress and provide effective feedback: Once the development plans are in place and the training starts, we need to track the progress of our club members and set up meetings to discuss their progress.• Reevaluate the plan and adjust accordingly: Any plan would require an update when necessary. When a situation changes or roles and responsibilities change, we need to update the plan to reflect the change. This would ensure that the plan is up-to-date. 30
Why do You need to Develop Presentation Skills?• At some point in life, you will be required to do one of the following: – Communicate your ideas to another person or a group of people – Sell your products or services to another person or a group or people – Stand and present a speech on behalf of yourself or a group of people – Defend a paper or a dissertation in school• In order to successfully achieve any of these activities, you must develop sound presentation skills• This session will provide you with tips on how to successfully make a presentation to another person or group of people 32
Presentation: Before you present• What is the desired outcome?• What is needed to achieve the outcome?• Do I really need a presentation?• Collect your information• Prepare a script• Design visual aids• Rehearse
Fear and Panic• Find a friendly face• Body language (leaning forward)• Engage a discussion• Make eye contact with the audience• Think of your favourite food or person
Presentation Format• Introduce the presentation• Description• Open for discussion• Summarise• Outcomes of the discussion
Visual Presentations• Avoid too many colors, sounds and slide transition effects• Keep text simple and easy to understand• Use everyday language• Think of the people in the back when creating slides• Body language