Mark Hodge, Policy Advisor for the Greater Christchurch Group, talks about how he can use the Development Pathways Tool.
Mark Hodge, Policy Advisor, Greater Christchurch Group, DPMC: By using the Policy Skills Framework and the Development Pathways Tool together, I can identify my current capabilities in a wide range of areas and figure out what are the skills and behaviours that I want to develop further.
The Development Pathways Tool identifies a range of practical, on-the-job opportunities.
For example, developing persuasive written communications skills is very important to me so that my advice is shorter, sharper and more atune to what the audience needs.
The Development Pathways Tool identifies a range of practical ways that I can hone my skills in my chosen areas. This includes seeking the views from senior colleagues on effective ways of influencing my audience.
The opportunities developed through this tool can help put together a unique development pathway that I can use to develop my skills and help me achieve my career aspirations.
You can download the PDFs and keep them handy so that is very easy to identify the opportunities that are presented throughout the course of your job that will help to develop your skills.