myCareer Process
Conversation Leader

The myCareer Process - Conversation Leader

The myCareer conversation is a four part process which takes place over a calendar year. Each year you will begin a new myCareer conversation and therefore a new template. Please see below for a detailed process on how to get started with myCareer.

Year Ahead - Employee Guide

The guides below outline what you need to know as an Employee. The role of the Conversation Leader is also covered in the guides so you know what to expect and what information has been provided.

Year Ahead - Employee Guide

The guides below outline what you need to know as an Employee. The role of the Conversation Leader is also covered in the guides so you know what to expect and what information has been provided.

Interested in how to prepare for the Year Ahead conversation? Key areas to cover? Expected duration? Follow up? Then this one page process guide is for you.

Planning for my Year Ahead Conversation Guide

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Interested in how to prepare for the Year Ahead conversation? Key areas to cover? Expected duration? Follow up? Then this one page process guide is for you.

Planning for my Year Ahead Conversation Guide

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Interested in how to prepare for the Year Ahead conversation? Key areas to cover? Expected duration? Follow up? Then this one page process guide is for you.

Planning for my Year Ahead Conversation Guide

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Templates

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Employee Toolkit

If you would like to view the entire toolkit, please view and download here

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Year-Ahead

By End of Apr

What do I need to know to be able to lead the 'Year ahead' conversation? How can I make it a success? What preparation do I need to do? What are the key areas I can discuss?

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Mid-Year

Jan - Dec

What do I need to know to lead the 'Mid-Year' conversation? How can I provide the most value for the Individual? What preparation do I need to do? What are the types of feedback I can use? How can I highlight achievements, the Values in Action: Our Behaviours, and areas of improvement for the Individual?

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Self-Assessment

Nov - Jan

What do I need to know about the 'Self Assessment' phase to support the Individual? Where do I get information from about the Individuals performance? What are the key areas I should cover?

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End of year

By End of Apr

What do I need to know to lead the 'End of Year' phase? How can I prepare for the 'End of Year' conversation? How do I complete the Commentary Guide? How do I continue to provide feedback? How best to have an effective conversations with my individuals?

Year ahead

Great performance starts with the Individuals having a clear understanding of goals
and expectations. The 'Year Ahead' conversation involves Conversation Leaders and Individuals meeting face to face to set expectations and finalise the myCareer plan.

Step 1.

Download the myCareer template

Click here to download template. Have more than 10 reports? Think about delegating

Step 2.

Draft potential goals & Individuals insights

Review your faculty or divisions priorities and the Values in Action. Draft out some high level goals for your Individual based on your insights. Review ideas for development goals

Step 3.

Set up face to face meeting

Aim to schedule this before the end of April

Step 4.

Lead "Year ahead" conversation

Meet face to face with your Individual to discuss their goals and set expectations

Mid-year

Regular feedback conversations are the foundation for a great working relationship and drive
strong performance. The Mid-Year touch point conversation is about providing a less formal opportunity to revisit progress against goals. It is also about showing acknowledgement and appreciation for work, and providing a check point for progress. The more you have these check-ins the better this process works, one check in during the year is the minimum.

Step 1.

Prepare for informal conversations

Review your Individuals myCareer plan and come prepared with observations, insights and feedback

Step 2.

Set up face to face meeting

An informal meeting or coffee is fine. This can be as regular as you like but at minimum should occur once

Step 3.

Lead "Mid-year" conversaion

Ask questions, discover what went well and what could be done differently. Offer support, insights and feedback

Step 4.

Offer support to keep goals on track

Work with your Individual to develop strategies to keep their goals and timelines on track

Self Assessment

What do I need to know about the assessment phase? How can I help the Individual get the information they need? What are the key areas I should cover? How can I prepare for the 'End of Year' conversation?

Step 1.

Assign completion date

Request your Individual to complete their self assessment and assign a date for submission, at the latest January

Step 2.

Offer support & encouragement

Try to understand from your Individuals perspective what might they be proud of? What areas may they need support relative to opportunity?

Step 3.

Encourage input from others

Encourage your Individual to get input from others on their strengths and areas for development

Step 4.

Follow up

If your Individual does not submit their self assessment to you then ensure you follow up to find out why

End of year

Recognising effort and achievements is integral for performance and future development. Giving constructive feedback helps the Individual to gain insights into their own strengths and growth areas. The 'End of Year' conversation is a positive reflection on the past year, and looks ahead to set goals for the coming year.

Step 1.

Review Individual's self assessment

Ensure you have enough time to review so you can use the insights to plan for a valuable conversation

Step 2.

Be open to the conversation

Be willing to listen and give feedback. Keep an open mind to opportunities for growth. Read more about giving feedback and managing difficult conversations

Step 3.

Set up face to face meeting

Aim to schedule this one week after self assessment phase

Step 4.

Lead "End of year" conversaion

Reflect on the Individuals achievements and development areas, use them to inform the year ahead conversation for next year. Finalise commentary in individuals myCareer plan and sign off