If you are a member of staff looking to develop digital skills required for your role, to improve existing skills or develop new skills for career progression, a regular development review provides a good platform from which to start a conversation about your digital skills development.
Use it as an opportunity to highlight and review development needs or business-critical areas such as data protection issues, data analytics, or institutional systems and procedures.
Managers and staff can accomplish this by following five easy steps:
- Establish the vision and intent that will drive forward your focus, or on developing your team’s digital capability.
- Break down the vision into smaller objectives which feed into the bigger picture (personal or organisational) and ensure that they are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timely).
- Work with your team/manager via the annual development reviews (ADR), your personal tutor or your principal investigator to decide what digital capabilities are appropriate and agree on a development plan. You can draw on other tools including the digital skills resource finder, role profiles or Digital Discovery Tool.
- Decide on the support mechanisms required to achieve your individual goals (such as time allocated to personal development, access to systems, 1-2-1 conversations, etc.).
- Consolidate your plan and enjoy your bespoke programme.