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An Intervention for Professional Success

Intervention for Success?

Intervention is a systematic intrusion of someone or something to produce changes in behavior, health, performance, product, organizations etc. Intervention is a deliberate process by which change is introduced for better success and it is very significant in any kind of success. Organizational interventions are a part of our everyday life: Hospitals, Education, Churches, Clubs, etc. are the interventions in diverse settings. Interventions are very significant in any kind of success process.

D.R.E.A.M.S: A Success Intervention Model

The DREAMS is an acronym of Desire, Readiness, Empowerment, Action, and Mastery for Success. These five sequential and progressive steps (DREAM) would lead a person toward his or her authentic success in life and profession.

Three stages through which the Model works:

Stage 1: Identifying and Planning

The initial steps, Desire and Readiness, are the operating system of the DREAMS model. The first Step Desire, encompasses all external motivators, the tangible reasons for most of our general action. The second stage, Readiness, is the internalization or the realization part of our extrinsic drives. At this point a person starts to think about the means and ways to move toward his/her goal by stressing on the intrinsic drives of his or her goals.

Stage 2: Implementation

The Empowerment stage is the practical preparation for reaching the goal which is the third stage of the success ladder. This empowerment comes basically from three realms: a) Personal b) Interpersonal c) Leadership. The Action stage is the continuation of the empowerment stage. The members apply certain strategies and practical steps they discussed at the club meeting in their day to day lives. Mastery follows the Action stage. Once they do it more times with proper evaluation they get into a level of excellence or Mastery which is the last step in the process towards Success.

Stage 3: Celebration and Evaluation of Success 

This success progression is cyclical. Each steps of accomplishment should be acknowledged, reinforced by celebrating it in the group. Once you accomplish a goal there starts a higher desire for a goal which is the beginning next cycle.

DREAMS Club

Based on this intervention model a year round Personal and Professional development club meetings are designed for working professionals from diverse areas. A typical DREAMS club is made up of 10-12 people who meet once a month for approximately an hour. Each club meeting gives members great opportunities to understand one’s personal and interpersonal life situations at work, home and community and build on his or her strengths and opportunities with the support of the members of the club in building an authentic and holistic leader in family, community and work settings.

Stage 1: Identifying and planning – at the club meeting 

Desire: Find your passion and identify your goal for the month

Readiness: Discuss and Reflect on Why you want to accomplish and How are you going to accomplish? Set your specific steps and Strategies for the month.

Stage 2: Implementation – at home and work until the next club meeting

Empowerment: Practice and implement your plan and strategies. Always Mindful of your resolution for the month.

Action: Search and find opportunities at home, community organizations, or at work to apply your newly gained skill/s.

Mastery: This is the winning edge in the process of success. When you devote yourself with your complete strength and soul on your new life pattern consistently, for a month*, that skill becomes part of your life.

Stage 3: Celebration and Evaluation of Success – at the club meeting

Celebrate your accomplishment with your club members, by sharing your journey and experience toward this goal. Write it on your personal diary as your personal accomplishment of the month. Keep in mind that success is not an end, it’s a never ending fight against failures. Continue mindful of your accomplished skills and practice it in the proceeding months.

How the Club Works?

  • Three organizational leaders for the entire year (1. Coordinate the club meetings, 2. Facility and finance 3. Organizational communications, documentation and public relations (they collaborate and coordinate each other)
  • The members are paired for mutual mentoring for each module. One of the mentors will preside the meeting for each month
  • Celebrate the personal success in the club. Each member shares for one to two minutes his or her story of accomplishments from the previous month. (Except on the first meeting)
  • Three to four members, one from each pair, present two to three minutes speeches about the assigned topics*
  • The other team member will lead the group discussion for two to three minutes based on each speech and present a compiled report to the group after everyone is finished.
  • Each one shares personal (family and work ) implications and his or her action plan to improve those skills for the month.
  • The members also share their evaluations based on their prior month’s action plan
  • The president of the meeting concludes the meeting with his/her final comments and his individual evaluation of each member’s presentations.
  • Announcements by the club leaders. The club leader announces the topic, presider, teams, etcfor the next month meeting.

Modules

  • First Module (August-October) on personal development (Self-Concept/Self-Worth, Attitude/Emotional Intelligence, Personal Values and goals in life)
  • Second Module (November – January) on interpersonal skills (Social Awareness and Responsibility, Team work, Communication)
  • Third module (February – April) on Leadership Skills (Decision Making, Time and Energy Management, Holistic and Authentic Leadership)
  • The program concludes in May with the election of next year leadership