Personal & Professional Development

Accountability and Leading Up

Course Code: 2403

In a recent TIME magazine article, the concept of the "post-trust era" was explored, highlighting the prevalence of individuals shying away from responsibility for their actions and the blame-game that arises from it. As we face challenges in the economy, religious tension, governance, and environmental degradation, the question of accountability arises. Instead of pointing fingers, organizations that prioritize accountability tend to see greater success and productivity. This training program presents an opportunity to explore the importance of accountability, how to foster it within your organization, and how to hold yourself and others accountable.

Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe how historical events have shaped our concept of accountability.
  • Define the personal and corporate requirements for accountability.
  • Apply the elements necessary to develop an accountable organization.
  • Develop personal accountability skills such as goal setting, feedback exchange, and delegation.
  • Foster ownership within your organization.
  • Identify areas for personal improvement and implement strategies for continued development.

Competencies Covered: Accountability, management techniques, goal setting, delegation, providing feedback 

Intended Audience: Public sector employees