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Addressing the needs of the local.  members new in their role  previous training  local issues and culture  prior knowledge and information  work.

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1 Addressing the needs of the local

2  members new in their role  previous training  local issues and culture  prior knowledge and information  work together as a team  understand their duties and responsibilities  resources available to support them  support from the executive  collegiality and collaboration  professional behaviour

3 Passive Approach: give in regardless of your position Aggressive Approach: actively state what you want and try to force others to agree Assertive Approach: ask for what you want clearly and openly, explain your position logically, negotiate rationally and avoid emotion Kim Long-NSCC Managing Professional Development Series

4  Current Strengths My current strengths are... _____________________________________ _____________________________________  _____________________________________

5  Learning Needs I would like to/need to learn more about... _____________________________________ _____________________________________  _____________________________________

6  How I Learn I learn best when... ________________________________________ ________________________________________  ________________________________________

7 A goal I would like to strive for this year is... _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________

8 Some ways of keeping track of my progress are _____________________________________ 2. _____________________________________ 3. _____________________________________

9 Specific steps I will take to reach my goal: 1. _______________________________ 2. _______________________________ 3. _______________________________ 4. _______________________________

10  1. ________________________________________  2. _________________________________________  3. _________________________________________  4. _________________________________________

11  Communicate well  Present to a small/large group  Use technology  Problem solve  Say ‘I don’t know’  Deal with difficult people/situations  Be a team player  Work behind the scenes  Balance my work, volunteer and family life

12  Run an effective meeting  Manage time – keep a session moving  Focus on the ‘big picture’  Keep a committee on task  Accept leadership roles  Delegate leadership roles  Show other committee members I value their contribution  Work to reach consensus

13  My role as a member of the PD committee  The Local Constitution and By-Laws  Local and Provincial Contract as it pertains to my role and responsibility  What resources are available to me locally and provincially  Who to contact when I have a concern  How to motivate members to take part in local pd opportunities  What obstacles we must overcome

14  Complementary Skills  A Common Purpose  Goals  Accountability  Mutual Trust/Respect  Identified Roles and Responsibilities  Commitment  Obstacles

15  Surveys (paper/on-line)  Focus groups  Eat and meet luncheons  Monthly newsletters with spot for input (letter to the editor)  Suggestion box on local site and at meetings  Encourage school reps to hold ‘constructive’ conversations at school sites

16  Support and advise the local Professional Development Committees  Assist in locating materials and presenters for professional development events  Work closely with local committees to develop the skills needed for delivery of presentations  Offer tips for communicating and working with colleagues  Assist locals with identifying and implementing current initiatives

17  Assist locals with the development of needs assessment and evaluation tools  Help with the development of a vision for local professional development  Model professional behavior and communication skills  Be approachable and available to the members of the local committees

18  Collect and compare data – is attendance increasing or decreasing at sessions  Are we getting more positive responses on evaluation forms  Are we offering sessions that meet a need  Are we responding to session feedback  Are we reaching all members – early, mid and late career  Are the times and dates of sessions convenient  Do our members feel valued and heard at our sessions  Are we doing a good job getting our message out to members

19  Apathy  Engaging new members  Burnout  Dissatisfaction  Time commitments  Ownership  Perception  Moving forward

20  Organizations that make the most of their people find that their people make the most of them. That is the power of innovation and creative leadership. Sir Ken Robinson – Out Of Our Minds

21  If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow GRAIN  If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow TREES  If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow PEOPLE  - Chinese Proverb


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