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1 Learning and Professional Development Class 12-MGMT 4000 Linda Miklas and Christina Finegold April 19,

2 Your Experience –What are the top three development opportunities you have had in your career to date? –Why, what did they help you achieve? What impact did they have on your career? –What insights did you gain from the reading? –How did the information conveyed invite you to think about your work differently? 2

3 How Development Occurs Experience Based Learning Relationship Based Learning Education Based Learning Projects/ AssignmentsBossesCourses JobsColleagues Seminars/ Conferences HardshipsMentorsTraining Programs Community ServiceCoachese/Distance Learning 3

4 What Contributes to Development? 4 - Center for Creative Leadership Challenging Assignments 48% Other Events 17% Significant Other People 17% Hardships 18%

5 Adult Learners Ground new material in the familiar Must be practical Engage different learning tactics Use new technology 5

6 Managing Oneself What are my strengths? How do I perform? What are my values? Where do I belong? What should I contribute? How do I take responsibility for relationships? What do I want the second half of my life to look like? 6

7 “In-Place” Development Is guided by the manager Create appropriate development activities that generate success in the current role Explore job enrichment and job enlargement opportunities Identify and address skill gaps Monitor progress 7

8 Career Development Is owned and driven by the employee Utilize available career resources to plan one’s own career – For example: career development workshops, one’s manager, web research, informational interviews May align with, or differ dramatically from, one’s current job 8

9 A Model of Career Development First step: Looking Inward – At yourself Second step: Looking Outward – At the realities around you Third step: Looking Forward – At your goals and next steps 9

10 Looking Inward Work Values Interests Skills Reputation 10

11 Looking Outward What’s going on in your work environment and profession? – Relevant economic and workplace trends Do you have the skills you need? How do you know? Your network 11

12 Looking Forward Identifying questions and options Setting short- and long-term goals Determining next steps and how you can get moving on them 12

13 PROFESSIONAL AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT VIGNETTES 13

14 References Harvard Management Update: What Managers Should Know About How Adults Learn, Prewitt, Edward, January Best of Harvard Business Review 1999: Managing Oneself, Dricker, Peter F Corporate Executive Board, Corporate Leadership Council’s “What Contributes to Development” 14


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