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					Supporting personal development
   through Confident Futures

                   Véronique Johnston,
   Director of Confident Futures, QES and Teaching Fellow

           www.napier.ac.uk/confidentfutures                16 January 2007
                Quiz (with Prizes!)
1.   What proportion of Scottish students graduating in 1999
     said in 2004 that their job was appropriate for their level of
     qualification?
2.   The number of graduates exiting universities increased by
     almost 2/3 between 1996 and 2006. By approximately what
     proportion have graduate level vacancies increased in the
     same time period?
3.   Name 2 of the top 5 skills that recruiters are looking for in
     graduates.
4.   Employers are increasingly referring to the ideal graduate
     as being ‘self reliant’. Graduate Opportunities 2006
     identified 5 key skills for self reliance – name 3.
What is Confident Futures?
               A programme of activity
               designed to promote the
              confident development of
                  self-knowledge and
                interpersonal skills,
              which when coupled with
                  academic learning
                  and experience,
          will position our graduates as
           ‘first choice with employers’.
         Evolution of Confident Futures
  Jan 2005
 Employability       May 2005        Sept 2005
   Steering           Work to      2 day student
                                                   June 2006
 Group starts          design      event runs to
                                                   Unit design
   work on          CF model out        test
                                                    partners
  proposal           to tender       proposed
                                                    selected
                                       model
  2004                                                           Sept
  Develop.                                                       2006
   Office
 identifies                                                      Pilots
opportunity                                                      begin

    CMT agree                          CMT         Fundraising
  initial support                     approve       begins in
       and CF        wins tender      CF pilots      earnest
  Working Group
      formed
The Confident Futures programme includes :
•   a highly participative day of workshops (Launch Day) at the
    beginning of induction week to promote social integration;
•   a series of personal development units to build well founded
    confidence;
•   flagship lectures with high profile motivational speakers;
•   access to an electronic briefcase (WebCT portfolio tool)
    designed to encourage ongoing self-reflection and meaningful
    CV- building;
•   access to resources via the Confident Futures website
    Launch Day - Sept 2006
SMT&L

         SoC   Olivia Giles



SNM&SC
              The Development Units
3 Development Strands                         Launch Day

• Understanding self                             Year 1
                                                Strengths
• Promoting effective behaviours            Learned Optimism
                                              Team Building
• Engaging & influencing others
                                                 Year 2
                                              Assertiveness
                                             Personality Types
                                           Taking on Challenges

                                                 Year 3
                                           Dealing with Conflict
                                   Developing Professional Relationships
                                               Goal setting

                                                  Year 4
                                            Embracing change

                                            Post Graduates
                                               Networking
                                             Defending ideas
Certification not Accreditation
 Design & Delivery Partners
                      Katrina Malone




Heather
Burgess                         Isobel
                                MacNaughtan
Confident Futures Lecture Series




                   Dr. Stuart Cosgrove
                 Director of Nations and Regions
                            Channel 4
                     Thursday, 22 March 2007
                 (6.30pm, Craiglockhart Campus)
The Electronic Briefcase (WebCT Portfolio)
  Confident Futures Resources
Website                      Confidence Profiling
                                         Napier University
                                         Confident Futures

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       Lessons Learned So Far
• Students enjoy & benefit from the experience:

  "I attended Attitude Counts today and just wanted to
  thank you for it. I thought Isobel was great and really
  kept me interested the whole time, which is usually
  hard for me, so thank you."

• CF needs to integrated into the academic
  experience if it is to be fully effective.
• Academic staff engagement is key to student
  engagement.
Only possible with the considerable commitment
   of many colleagues to make it happen …..
Jennifer Graham                        Jenny Westwood        Ian Smith
                     Karen Wight
Fran Alston       Janice Reilly     Anne Sibbald        Donna Chambers
         John Ensor          Peter Easy    Elaine Mowat        Joan Hale
 Clare MacGregor       Fraser Lamont        Sandra Cairncross Paul Dean
            Louisa Grotrian        Anne Waugh
                                                     David Telford
 Stephen Bruce             Allie Houghton
                                               Lisa Greig
           Liz Logie McIver       Andrew Cumming           Katy Thierens
 Malcolm Leitch       Fred Percival                      Catriona Lonie
          Jo Easingwood              Leanne McNab
                                                            Carol Waters
 Lynne Blackett        Clare Jenkinson       Bruce Cowan
          Leslie Laidlaw         James Blair    Norma Cruickshank
What Next?
• Recruit 3 Confident Futures Facilitators to:
  - support embedding of the project;
  - ensure continued alignment with PDP;
  - raise awareness amongst staff and students.
• Design of more Development Units.
• Further roll out to PGs & 3 more schools.
• Run Development Units for staff.
• Expand employer mentor capacity and other
  opportunities for employer support / involvement.
                       Quiz Answers
1.   What proportion of Scottish students graduating in 1999 said in 2004 that
     their job was appropriate for their level of qualification? 65% (On Track :
     Class of 99. Longitudinal Survey of Learners Sweep 2: 2005)
2.   The number of graduates exiting universities increased by almost 2/3
     between 1996 and 2006. By approximately what proportion have
     graduate level vacancies increased in the same time period? 10% (UK
     Graduate Careers Survey 2006)
3.   Name 2 of the top 5 skills that recruiters are looking for in graduates.
     Team working, oral communication, flexibility and adaptability,
     customer focus and problem solving (AGR Summer Survey 2006)
4.   Employers are increasingly referring to the ideal graduate as being ‘self
     reliant’. Graduate Opportunities 2006 identified 5 key skills for self
     reliance – name 3.
     Self awareness; Self promotion; Exploring & creating
     opportunities; Action-planning; Networking.

				
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