'United to Reform': Prepare to Succeed

Many of us began 2019 facing a change: a new department, new job, new colleagues, and new tasks.

Our challenge is to not only adjust to this change, but to do better.  How can each of us support the transformation needed for the United Nations of the future?

To help you look forward and succeed, the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC) launched the United to Reform – Learning Strategy to enable staff to embrace and support the Secretary-General’s “United to Reform” initiatives

This strategy focuses on four main areas:

  • Change Management: Learn how to facilitate the transition from today’s state to tomorrow’s vision.
  • Skills re-tooling (e.g. results-based or risk management, process improvement, communication skills): Gain required skill sets and knowledge to confidently carry out your functions.
  • Team-building: Build a strong and cohesive team that delivers on new mandates quickly and effectively.
  • Cross-cutting (e.g. accessibility, innovation, client service): Relate to and apply a set of values, mindsets and behaviours expected from everyone.

Ready to get started?  Here’s how:

  1. Check out recommended learning options on the HR Portal.  We continue to update these best options from the Learning Reform Catalogue.
  2. In collaboration with your supervisor, develop a Learning Plan with your learning needs, actions to take, timeline, and any budget implications.
  3. Apply what you learn to work more effectively and efficiently.

Share your action steps! Post a message on the “United to Reform Learning” Yammer group, or here to tell us:

  • What have you done that was most helpful as you adjust to recent changes? 
  • How do you plan to further prepare for success? 

To serve you better, we seek to know what is most useful and most needed.