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1 Leadership Skills & Professional Behavior for Career Success TOTA Annual Conference November 8, 2014 Sophie Rydin, OTR, PhD

2 Learning Objectives O OT students and clinicians will learn the importance of developing professional behaviors & leadership skills O OT students will learn the effective strategies to develop appropriate professional behaviors before entering Level I & Level II FW rotations O Clinicians will learn important tips on professional development & leadership skills to secure and/or advance their careers

3 Why Leadership Skills & Professional Behaviors are Important O To students – 11 out of the total of 42 items on the FWPE (Fieldwork Performance Evaluation for the OT Student) are related to communication & professional behaviors, 8 out of the total of 25 items for OTA students O To clinicians – Performance reviews, career development and advancement, mentoring FW students

4 Professional Behaviors for Students O FWPE – VI. Communication: O 32. Clearly & effectively communicates verbally & nonverbally O 33. Produces clear & accurate documentation O 34. All written communication is legible O 35. Uses language appropriate to the recipient

5 Professional Behaviors For Students O FWPE – VII. Professional Behaviors O 36. Collaborates with supervisor(s) O 37. Takes responsibility for attaining professional competence O 38. Responds constructively to feedback O 39. Demonstrates consistent work behaviors O 40. Demonstrates effective time management O 41. Demonstrates positive interpersonal skills O 42. Demonstrates respect for diversity

6 Professional Behaviors for Clinicians O Dependability O Professionalism O Take initiative O Empathy O Collaboration O Organization O Problem solving O Give & receive construction feedback O Verbal communication O Written communication O Accountability

7 How to Develop Professional Behaviors O For students – O For clinicians -

8 Leadership Defined O Good business leaders create a Vision, articulate the Vision, passionately own the Vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion – Jack Welch

9 Leadership Skills O Communication – verbal & written O Genuine respect & concerns for others O See things from the other person’s point of view O Listen to learn O Team player O Give recognition, praise & rewards O Handle mistakes, complaints, and criticism O Set goals that are clear, challenging & obtainable for yourself and others O Achieve balance between work and leisure O Create a positive mental attitude

10 Leadership Skills O Learn not to worry O Be passionate and enthusiastic O Take initiative O Critical thinking O Energetic O Positive attitude O Inspiring & motivate others O Focus and discipline O Constant learning O Know how to delegate O Accountable for his/her actions

11 How to Grow & Develop Your Leadership Skills O Be in control of your career and life O Take personal responsibility O Know where you are and continue to improve O Recognize & acknowledge your deficiencies O Identify & emulate people who are where you want to be O Create your own leadership style

12 Leadership Resources - Journals O Leadership Quarterly O Journal of Management Development O Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies O Journal of Organizational Behavior O Journal of Applied Psychology

13 Leadership Resources – Professional Associations O The Center for Association Leadership – O Center for Creative Leadership –

14 Leadership Resources - Websites O Forbes – O Psychology.com –

15 Leadership Resources O Academy of Leadership, University of Maryland – demy/ demy/ O Fast Company – ces/leadership.html ces/leadership.html

16 References O American Occupational therapy Association (2002). Fieldwork Performance Evaluation for the Occupational Therapy Student. Bethesda, MD. O Dale Carnegie (1990). The Leader in You. Simon & Schuster, Inc., NY, NY. O Jack Kasar & E Nelson Clark (2000). Developing Professional behaviors. Slack Inc., Thorofare, NJ.

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