1 Learning and Professional Development Class 12-MGMT 4000 Linda Miklas and Christina Finegold April 20, 2010.
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1 Learning and Professional Development Class 12-MGMT 4000 Linda Miklas and Christina Finegold April 20, 2010
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?
3 How Development Occurs Experience Based Learning Relationship Based Learning Education Based Learning Projects/ AssignmentsBossesCourses JobsColleagues Seminars/ Conferences HardshipsMentorsTraining Programs Community ServiceCoachese/Distance Learning
4 What Contributes to Development? - 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
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?
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
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
9 A Model of Career Development First step: Looking Inward –At yourself first Second step: Looking Outward –At the realities around you Third step: Looking Forward –At your goals and next steps
10 Looking Inward includes: Work Values Interests Skills Reputation
11 Looking Outward at the world of work, includes: 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
12 Looking Forward at goals and next steps, includes: Identifying questions and options Setting short- and long-term goals Determining next steps and how you can get moving on them
13 Professional and Career Development Vignettes In your groups, please read your assigned scenario and decide on a course of action using concepts from today’s class. Select a note taker and someone who will report out to the large group.
14 References Harvard Management Update: What Managers Should Know About How Adults Learn, Prewitt, Edward, January 1997. Best of Harvard Business Review 1999: Managing Oneself, Dricker, Peter F. 2006 Corporate Executive Board, Corporate Leadership Council’s “What Contributes to Development”