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Fully Prepared to Engage (FP2E) Professional Development Program

NEW Online Introductory Workshop! The "The Fully Engaged Employee" is a FREE introduction to the 'Fully Prepared to Engage' (FP2E) course area. It shares the basic ideas and philosophy behind FP2E and invites you to engage in some easy activities that help you clarify your learning objectives: Are you interested in learning how to engage your staff and colleagues in creative, collaborative thinking together? Take this brief introductory course to learn more about how FP2E can be a resource to you! All staff, faculty, and students interested in our courses are invited to take this online workshop. Just click here to begin - it's free!

Level 1:"Introduction to Participation and Engagement: Inclusive Processes and Tools for Collaboration" This 12-hour, 6-week course will provide an overview of the core concepts, tools and processes in participatory approaches to managing meaningful issues. These include "public engagement," including the IAP2 Spectrum, as well as policy deliveration and other negotiations that may occur within an organization. Various key models and projects at various levels of size, scope, and complexity will be introduced.  Participants will be asked to focus on personal projects in this area, form 'action learning teams' as an element of the course, and explore initial applications to real projects.

Level 2: Learning in Concert with Communities of Practice: As an aspect of the Level 1 course, participants will be encouraged to join the Public Participation Learning Community (PPLC) and the Community Partnership Outreach Network (CPO).  In addition, UW-MANIAC provides continuing learning opportunites regarding innovative problem-solving practices, and the Quilters Learning Community provides continuing conversations about employee engagement, improving workplace climate, and implementing the collaborative values of the FP2E program within our campus. These ongoing learning communities offer critical support infrastructures for continuing learning and implementation of public engagement concepts.  They will also offer programs, workshops, and other learning opportunities that relate to their unique emphases. Level 2 will essentially occur within the structures of the PPLC and CPO networks, with accountability and reporting measures still to be determined.  Participants will focus on specific projects and skills applications in a variety of UW and non-UW contexts, collaborating with colleagues for continues growth and development.

Level 3: Key competencies relate to assessment, design, planning, facilitation of group processes (both large and small-scale), and an understanding of complexity and aspects of Integral Theory.  Special workshops offered in the past have been on "Social Artistry", "Transformative Design," "TheoryU," "Servant Leadership" and the "Big Learning Event."  These workshops have offered participants an opportunity to learn together at this level. Other continuing courses pertaining to facilitative leadership, like Journey of Facilitation and Collaboration (JOFC) and the Integral Theory / Spiral Dynamics Learning Community could also be part of one's learning contract for fulfilling Level 3 expectations.  For additional Level 3 course possibilities, see the OHRD Catalog. Finally, "Facilitating Engagement Processes" is envisioned as an intermediate level course that builds upon the core models for dialogue and deliveration and enhances participants' skills and knowledge in a variety of areas.

Level 4: Applications of Learning to Leadership: At this level, participants are expected to exercise leadership in demonstrating and sharing their capacities around real challenges facing the UW.  This may occur by working on a number of key projects, through mentoring others at Level 2 and 3, or by teaching classes related to developing this capacity in others throughout the community.  Level 4 applications could also embrace the Wisconsin Idea, sharing our recource in partnership of the State. 


Fully Prepared to Engage Overview/ Explanation

The Fully Prepared to Engage Program consists of four levels that help participants learn key concepts, practice skills needed to use each approach, and apply these skills to meaningful situations.  Throughout the learning, participants are encouraged to reflect upon their own strengths and experiences, building their capacities upon others that have been developed in their careers. 

The four levels are:
1. Competency: Achievement of basic skills and knowledge expectation in a given competency area

2. Fluency: Achievement of a more complete level of knowledge and skill in a given area, coupled with a sustained application of such competency over time.

3. Mastery: Achievement of a higher order level of knowledge and skill in a given area, sustained over time, and demonstrated in a variety of supervisory situations and applications

4. Mastery in Leadership: Providing sustained leadership in a demonstrated mastery of skills and knowledge of a given competency area, including effective modeling and teaching to staff subordinates and colleagues

The behavioral expectations and assessment tools of these levels are based on specific skill sets from 5 competency clusters as well as 20 'archetypes' of facilitation from the Integral Facilitation Model.

For additional information about the Fully Prepared to Engage Program, please contact Harry Webne-Behrman, Training Officer, Office of Human Resource Development by phone at 608-262-9934 or by email at hwebnebehrman@ohr.wisc.edu


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