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Empowerment: Giving and Receiving Responsibility for Getting the Job Done

With today's unstructured organizations, giving responsibility and accepting it are challenges. But with the right skills, employees can become active participants in taking on responsibility, not just waiting on the side line for directions. This modules teaches:
  • Accepting and giving power
  • Managing up
  • Individual decision making
  • Taking initiative and responsibility for the job

This module is designed for team members who need to increase their on-the-job capabilities and get more done, more efficiently.

This module can be presented in two to four hours, depending on participants' skill level and teaching objectives. The module includes:

  • Break out groups to solve team problems
  • Discussion on techniques for team development
  • Exercises and presentations
  • Practice sessions and role plays
The participant's workbooks contain reference text and exercises, are bound and three hole punched. The module is divided into three sections, one for each phase of training: the Pre-Workshop Assignment, the Workshop Material, and the Post-Workshop Action Items. Participant's workbooks can be used for classroom instruction or on a self-paced basis.

The leader's guide contains the same material as the participant's workbook, with the addition of a section of introductory notes, answers to exercises and explanatory margin notes. The leader's notes contain tips and techniques on setting up and administering the session, checklists, and other teaching aids. Other beneficial components include:
  • A listing of suggested videos which complement the material.
  • Notes which highlight key points, provide tips for training, and detail competencies to be gained.
  • Margin Notes on the workshop materials which guide the leader through the material and indicate when to ask questions, encourage discussion, use flip charts, break into groups, and refer to specific material.


By the end of this module, the participants will be able to:

  1. Define power and its uses as it applies to their working environment.
  2. List their sources of power.
  3. Describe how to become empowered through personal effectiveness.
  4. Describe interpersonal effectiveness skills.
  5. Describe task effectiveness skills.
  6. Describe interpersonal effectiveness and task effectiveness requirements of their job.

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