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With nearly 30 of our clients worldwide now deploying Expertship programs, we’ve plenty of experience of the questions early-stage clients ask, the information they need to know, and the challenges they face socializing and getting buy-in for the need for distinct Expertship programs in their organization.
The frequently asked questions are listed below, together with the resources we’ve made available to you for free.
The first set of questions are about Expertship itself.
The second set of questions are about how to get started – either on your own, or with Expertunity (we are proudly the world leaders in this type of professional development).
Please note our mission is to help technical experts everywhere – whether in IT, risk, finance, engineering, health, science, HR, law, of any other specialist knowledge domain – to be the best experts they can possibly be, and we acknowledge that Expertunity doesn’t have the scale to help everyone. So, we are happy to share our knowledge and our IP with any like-minded organizations, and we do so free of charge and obligation. We also do have paid services that organizations can leverage.
There are resources on this website that answer this question. What is Expertship? is a regularly referenced page.
You can explore the answer to this question in their own words here. We have worked with nearly 2000 experts on our programs, and their feedback is consistently positive.
In our Expertship programs, we focus on building the capability of experts across nine capabilities, that are defined in The Expertship Model. You’ll find a briefing on the Expertship model here. The Expertship Model is a capability framework, similar in design to most leadership capability models that most large organizations use. It explains the key behaviors for experts that contribute to their professional and career success. Most importantly, it helps them understand the different levels of Expertship – specialist, expert, and master expert, and how to grow from one level to the next. The Expertship Model is a key foundation stone for all Expertship programs and initiatives. Our specialized 360-degree survey tool, the Expertship360 – is based on this model.
In this model we make the important distinction between technical skills and enterprise skills. Most experts have excellent technical skills, it’s their “ticket to the game”. They have generally over invested in building their technical skills. This has left little time to build their enterprise skills. You’ll find a briefing on enterprise skills here. This article also explains why enterprise skills are so important for technical experts to develop, even if they don’t realize this often by themselves.
You can test Expertship programs in several ways. We encourage clients to start small, with a low cost, low risk pilot. We offer a pilot program for as little as 4 participants, but many of our clients start with either 8 or 12 participants. Why? It enables them to test the concept of Expertship development on a variety of technical experts from different knowledge domains in their organization. This is also usually a rich learning experience for the experts. Corporate lawyers and IT coders, for example, don’t think their expertise or in-role challenges have much in common, but in these programs they have the insight that they have very much in common.
Getting different expert groups to work together is a challenge in most sizable organizations – this type of pilot helps break down those silos.
You can get an idea of how technical experts really get results from this program by seeing their own comments here.
These programs are available in all English-speaking countries around the world, delivered virtually. Participants actually like the virtual and episodic nature of the delivery of this program. In selected countries we can deliver face to face.
The best way to understand these options is to contact us here to arrange a 20-to-30-minute briefing call. We have consultants working around the worlds who can deliver this briefing in your time zone.
It is no obligation, we provide information and insight, and then it is up to you to chose whether the programs, and we as an organization, are a good fit for your needs. No hard sales calls here.
Or you can download a prospectus via the form below.
No problem. We offer this service worldwide. You’ll see details of how we execute such assignments here.
Of course. Some clients want to build out Expertship programs themselves, and we are happy to help at no cost by sharing our experience. You can request our latest DIY Guide here.
You can also check out our published assets. The best professional development guide is the world is the Expertship Growth Guide, available at Amazon. And the ultimate manual for technical experts to become Master Experts is Master Expert, published in 2021, and available here.