Our Top Picks for Learning and Development in July 2020.

by Guest Contributor on July 06, 2020


With the new financial year commencing, now is the time to re-evaluate and reset before we hit our next seasonal wave. July is a time to take a moment to evaluate where you are in your career, do your personal SWOT and set an agenda for the year ahead. So this month, rather than suggest courses to complete we've put together some tools you can use for self, peer or team evaluation.


1. Parker Team Player Survey

The Parker Team Player Survey (PTPS) is an easy-to-use self-assessment exercise that helps individuals identify their primary team player style—contributor, collaborator, communicator, or challenger. The Parker Team Player Survey is a great tool to help team members discover how they can maximise their contribution to overall team performance. This website gives a good overview.


2. MindTools Team Effectiveness Assessment

MindTools is a digital, on-demand career and management platform with resources aimed at helping you become an effective manager and leader. Whilst a subscription gives you access to a range of resources, their blog is also full of plenty of useful free material. One is the Team Effectiveness Assessment which can help you uncover common team working problems that you might be experiencing.You can find it here.


Complete a Self Assessment

Feeling a little more introspective? Why not have a go at completing a self-evaluation. A thorough career evaluation can help to reflect on and track your career progress, achievements and skill development and set a clear path towards achieving your next goal. Whilst there are plenty of options online, it won't hurt to check out this one from Indeed.com.