Learning is part of a jigsaw comprised of many parts and everyone learns in different ways. Whilst these online personal and professional development courses are free for anyone to access over the internet, our full-day open courses are designed with group interaction at their heart. The feedback from our clients tells us that a significant proportion of the learning experience is gained from interacting with their peers during the workshops. If you are located in the United Kingdom and would like to attend one of the full-day open courses to engage in group learning with your ICAEW peers, please visit our upcoming full-day open courses page.

Take control of your personal effectiveness is one a free CABA course developed from research by Dr Hilary Lindsay, which identified career adaptability as a critical element of lifelong learning and professional development. 

The research identified 5 attributes within career adaptability – engaging, exploring, experimenting, positive attitude and self-belief. Take control of your personal effectiveness along with our other professional and personal development courses will show you how to develop these attributes, helping you to shape your career and have the future you want.

This online course is based on the 4 keys to take control of your personal effectiveness: knowing your strengths and goals, taking responsibility, managing yourself and being aware of how you communicate and developing your ability to adapt your style to achieve success.

What's this course about?

Take control of your personal effectiveness explores how you can achieve success without sacrificing your wellbeing.  You'll explore how working in alignment with your strengths and values can help you get things done productively and creatively.

You'll also look at ways of overcoming common obstacles to effectiveness. Often people don't respond as we expect or we may have adopted a closed mindset. In this online course we will explore how focus, intention and mindset can help resolve the most challenging situations and relationships, and how action and feedback can transform our level of effectiveness. 

What will you get out of it?

By completing this online course you'll develop the capacity to be resourceful and effective, enabling you to be heard, respected and productive, both personally and professionally.

After completing this course you will be able to

  • Understand your strengths and focus on developing them
  • Use strategies to build and improve your confidence
  • Be able to communicate effectively and assertively
  • Improve your ability to influence others
  • Understand what motivates others
  • Be able to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Be able to have difficult conversations and deal effectively with negative behaviour
  • Have tools to help deal calmly with conflict and anger
  • Improve your wellbeing by learning how to manage your reaction to stressful situations

Is this course for you?

Take control of your personal effectiveness is suitable for past and present ICAEW members and their families working at any level within the public, voluntary, corporate and private sector.  It's ideal for anyone who wants to learn more resourceful ways to manage themselves and deal with challenges in both professional and personal life.  Please note this is not a time management course.

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