Competitive edge ed forum_2010Presentation Transcript
Five Star Competitive Edge Allison Johnson
A professional development plan to enhance your skills and abilities to make you more competitive for scholarships, transferring, and careers.
Why Participate? To learn more about yourself To strengthen leadership and professional skills To create an online portfolio of accomplishments To gain a competitive advantage!
Marketable Skills Communication skills Interpersonal skills Problem solving skills Flexibility/adaptability/creativity Planning/organizing Team building Leadership skills Analytical/research skills
Test Your Professionalism Skills Asked to give a formal presentation to a very important client, I would be… A. Nervous, but confident B. Terrified, and consider quitting my job C. Not nervous at all; I can talk to anybody!
Test Your Professionalism Skills I do my best work… A. The day before a project is due B. The day the project is due C. The day after a project is due
Test Your Professionalism Skills I work best… On my own With other people With a group as long as I’m the leader All of the above
How Do Members Gain Competitive Edge? STEP ONE: Log in to password-protected site at my.ptk.org
How Do Members Gain Competitive Edge? STEP TWO: Familiarize yourself with the website
Components System divided into “courses”: Level Requirements Online Courseware (Videos) Electives Mahara – online or E-portfolio
How Do Members Gain Competitive Edge? STEP THREE: Start Level One by completing the Pre-Assessment
How Do Members Gain Competitive Edge? STEP FOUR: Participate in activities and complete brief questionnaire to earn points.
Online Courseware Examples: Good Writing in a Techno World Making Presentations Overcoming Speech Anxiety Teambuilding Critical Thinking Scholarship Application Tips
How Do Members Gain Competitive Edge? STEP FIVE: Write about accomplishments in online portfolio.
Online Portfolio Mahara offers ~ Portfolio to post writings, videos, pictures for different audiences, purposes Resume builder Blog Social networking site (think “Facebook”)
How Do Members Gain Competitive Edge? STEP SIX: Complete Post-Assessment. “Rinse and repeat.”
Let’s Review! Step One: Log in at my.ptk.org Step Two: Review the website Step Three: Complete Pre-Assessment Step Four: Complete activities Step Five: Post to your online portfolio Step Six: Complete Post-Assessment
Competitive Edge Timeline Work at your own pace! Use past experience for Competitive Edge activities Include other activities outside of Phi Theta Kappa
Five Star Member Will have… Coordinated an Honors in Action Project Completed a minimum of 6 online courseware modules A professional resume Significant leadership experience Opportunity to purchase a unique Five Star Member pin (Coming Soon!)
Five Star Member Pin Coming Soon
Competitive Edge Benefits ALL Competitive Edge members will have… A customized Phi Theta Kappa Experience Enhanced Letters of Recommendation Online portfolio to share with others!
Competitive Edge Goes Where You Go Alumni may continue to use Competitive Edge: Continue to access instructional videos Add to your online portfolio
Competitive Edge Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org OR Jennifer Stanford Dean of Service Learning email@example.com~ 601.984.3532