Taking Initiative

elearn2grow training
Includes 90 days access

Course Overview

Synthesis of the course

This course focuses on the definition and importance of taking initiative in the workplace.  It also discusses how to develop initiative.


Initiative is work behavior characterized by its self-starting nature, its proactive approach, and by being persistent in overcoming difficulties that arise in pursuit of a goal.  Taking initiative has become increasingly important in the ever-evolving work environment, not only for growing the organization but also for demonstrating your value at work. Thinking on your feet and acting without being told, strongly correlates with personal achievement and professional development. Furthermore, showing initiative is a sign of your capacity to become a leader.


1.       Course Introduction

  • A.      Course Objectives
  • B.      What does Initiative mean?
  • C.      Why is Initiative important?

2.       Develop your Initiative

  • A.      Module Introduction
  • B.      Develop your Career Plan
  • C.      Build Self-Confidence
  • D.      Spot Opportunities and Potential Improvements
  • E.       Sense-Check your Ideas
  • F.       Develop Rational Persistence
  • G.      Find Balance

3.       Stand Out from your Peers

  • A.      Module Introduction
  • B.      What can work for you in the workplace?
  • C.      Spotting Workplace Opportunities

4.       Fostering Initiative

  • A.      Moving from Reactive to Proactive
  • B.      When Initiative isn’t a good thing
  • C.      Benefits of Fostering Initiative
  • D.      How to foster Initiative in Other People?

5.       Course Assessment

6.       Key Learnings

What you get

  1. Define initiative
  2. Understand why having initiative is important
  3. Learn how to develop initiative


Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Course Completion Certificate from Elearn2grow.

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