Course Content:

The Vocational Development Pathway Workshop forms an important part of the Officer Development Review process and is designed to enable you to reflect on your fullest potential as an officer; helping you explore wider issues relating to your ongoing development and vocational fulfilment.

The workshop provides a framework to:

  • Increase your awareness of how others see you.
  • Develop self-awareness and reflective skills.
  • Identify, review and develop areas of personal strength.
  • Identify key issues, forming a basis for creating an individual self-development future action plan.
  • Enable you to stand back and examine current factors which affect your circumstances.
  • Provide a working document that will form an important foundation of the Officer Development Review process over the next five years.

Pre-Course Work
Completion of the PARIO 360 degree analysis questionnaire, also identifying other delegates persons for provision of feedback.

Your completed profile and Action Plan will be forwarded to your Divisional Leader or Service Head following your VDP Workshop and provides a basis for the discussions of your 5 yearly review and subsequent Annual updates.

This workshop seeks to help you understand and enhance your self-awareness and reflective skills, with the feedback input of those you work and live with, and those who benefit from your ministry. This course benefits most from the constructive input of numerous individuals, chosen by the delegate, to highlight aspects of their working and ministry, utilizing the PARIO 360 Questionnaire, designed to correspond to the 8 core competencies of officership. The workshop delegates have opportunity for a coaching conversation, with experienced coaches, to help in the reflective process, before developing an individual action plan for the future

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Who Should Apply?

All active officers and Territorial envoys in UKT

Venue & Dates

19-21 May 2020 9-11 June 2020 14-16 July 2020 15-17 September 2020 20-22 October 2020 17-19 November 2020 26-28 January 2021 23-25 February 2021

Please note that the above dates are no longer residential courses and will take a different format than usual.
Further information will be sent to delegates nearer to the dates.

Rydall Hall 18-20 May 2021

Stirling Court Hotel 15-17 June 2021

Woodside, Warwickshire 13-15 July 2021

Please note: applications will close 3 months before the date of the VDP to allow the 360 feedback process to be completed.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, delegates should be able to:

  • Show good reflective consideration of received feedback, highlighting areas for effective development.
  • Set out an individually tailored action plan for the next 5 years.


SISTAD Learning and Development Officers

Places Available:

May 2020:0
Jun 2020:0
July 2020:0
Sept 2020:7
Oct 2020:1
Nov 2020:2
Jan 2021:12
Feb 2021:11
May 2021:10
June 2021:14
July 2021:11