Career Conversation Light

Help to define your career and how you might develop.

Career Conversation Light

What is it and what are the benefits?

The CCL is a facilitated process that affords individuals the opportunity to explore their career to date and define the most appropriate development for them at that point in time.

In dedicating this time, you will likely:

  1. Increase your self-awareness
  2. Have a deeper appreciation of your career to date
  3. Be more focused on the type of personal and career development that is most impactful for you at this point in time

What is involved in a CCL?

The process for the CCL can be found at (hyperlink or could put process map in here???)

Working in partnership with your facilitator you will have a focused conversation based on the outputs from two key documents, the User Preparation Document and your Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ).

Here’s an overview of the documents:

User Preparation Document:

This has three broad sections:

  1. Career history – highs and lows and what implications these may have for future roles
  2. Current role – level of fulfilment and opportunities to grow
  3. Future Career – what would you like to achieve and what support might you need to get you there in addition to a consideration of other life factors that may have an impact.

The SAQ

The SAQ is aligned to the Project Lift Leadership Profile. This profile is wide in its focus, looking at the whole person and including the following areas:

  1. Ability
    1. Professional
    2. Leadership
  2. Insight
    1. Self-awareness
    2. Strategic insight
  3. Values
    1. Personal (clarity)
    2. Shared (with your organisation)
  4. Ambition
    1. Personal
    2. Organisational

Those two documents will allow your facilitator to have a deep conversation with you around your development needs and aspirations.  You will work together to agree the key points that will form the basis of the conversation summary that will give you clarity on your development and sits within your profile in the app.

What is involved in a CCL?

The process for the CCL can be found at (hyperlink or could put process map in here???)

Working in partnership with your facilitator you will have a focused conversation based on the outputs from two key documents, the User Preparation Document and your Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ).

Here’s an overview of the documents:

User Preparation Document:

This has three broad sections:

  1. Career history – highs and lows and what implications these may have for future roles
  2. Current role – level of fulfilment and opportunities to grow
  3. Future Career – what would you like to achieve and what support might you need to get you there in addition to a consideration of other life factors that may have an impact.

The SAQ

The SAQ is aligned to the Project Lift Leadership Profile. This profile is wide in its focus, looking at the whole person and including the following areas:

  1. Ability
    1. Professional
    2. Leadership
  2. Insight
    1. Self-awareness
    2. Strategic insight
  3. Values
    1. Personal (clarity)
    2. Shared (with your organisation)
  4. Ambition
    1. Personal
    2. Organisational

Those two documents will allow your facilitator to have a deep conversation with you around your development needs and aspirations.  You will work together to agree the key points that will form the basis of the conversation summary that will give you clarity on your development and sits within your profile in the app.

How fo I access the CCL?

The CCL is designed to be administered and delivered by your organisation, supported by the central Project Lift team.  As such your organisation retains the flexibility to define how and when to use the tool based on the needs at the time.

If you feel that you should complete a CCL then please contact your local OD/training department for more information on how they are using it.

General

Do I need to be a Senior Leader or Manager for this to be useful for me?

No. It’s not just senior managers that might find a CCL useful.  The CCL is designed to be applicable for all levels but as discussed above it’s use will be based on organisational need.

How much does this cost?

The CCL is free to access and use.  However, there is a time cost for both you and the facilitator in terms of preparation and delivery of the session.  This will be factored in by your local organisational lead.

How often could / should I do a CCL?

The process is not designed to be used on a routine basis but rather a lever in which to better or more fully understand your development needs in terms of your career.  That said, depending on the need, both yours and the organisations it may be appropriate to run it again.

Raters

How many raters do I need in each of the categories?

  • Other than the categories of SELF and MANAGER(S) you will need a minimum of 3 Raters in each category you select. You do not need to have Raters in every category, but it will help to provide a rounded perspective.  As some colleagues may be on leave or not get around to providing feedback, you should aim to invite 4-6 Raters as a minimum.  There is no maximum and the tools do support you in sending reminders tho those who take longer to complete..
  • If there are less than 3 raters the groups will be combined to protect confidentiality within the groups. .  Therefore, you should try and make sure that you invite enough raters to have a minimum of three in each group.  Please note that this is not the case for the ‘manager’ group.

Who should I ask to be a rater for me?

It’s important to ask a range of people that you work with including those you have a good relationship with and those that you find more difficult. This is an opportunity to better understand what you might be doing that makes some relationships more or less constructive so the more diverse your raters, the richer the picture your report can provide.

System

Where can I access a CCL?

This will be decided by your organisation based on need and capacity.

How do I amend or add rater details?

  • Log in to Turas and select the 360 feedback tool from your dashboard. From there you will be able to edit rater details and send reminders if required.
  • Log into the Project Lift app and select the 360 tab in your profile where help information is provided.

Feedback

Tell me more about the Facilitators?

Your facilitator is an individual that is already skilled in delivering one to one developmental sessions. They could be someone that is a qualified coach, psychometric or 360 facilitator.  All individuals will have had training on the tool and deemed competent to deliver these types of sessions.

Reporting

Will my organisation be told that I’ve completed a CCL?

As part of governance and improvement you are required to complete an evaluation of the process.  On a quarterly basis your local lead will be provided with a report on global usage data and any key areas for improvement.  This is to ensure that the feedback sessions maintain a high quality.

The content of your report will not be shared and is entirely your data.

You may be contacted by one of the central Project Lift team should any feedback warrant this.  If you do need to contact the central team at any point, then you can do so at projectliftconfidential@nes.scot.nhs.uk

 

 

 

Do I need to share my report with anyone?

No. Your report is your data and you are in control of who it is shared with. It is not possible anyone in your organisation (other than your facilitator) to see this data.  Your facilitator will be bound by confidentiality around the content of the session.

You are encouraged to share your report with your manager in order to gain support for a development plan that supports you doing something with the feedback you’ve gathered