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Tips for InstitutionalizingTips for InstitutionalizingProfessionalismProfessionalismDr. Rhonda R. Buckley – Texas Woman’s ...
ProfessionalismProfessionalism Communication SkillsCommunication Skills CollaborationCollaboration Leadership SkillsLea...
Institutionalizing ProfessionalismInstitutionalizing Professionalism Get support from faculty & administratorsGet support...
Institutionalizing ProfessionalismInstitutionalizing Professionalism Developed CoursesDeveloped Courses ““Field Practicu...
Skills BuildingSkills Building Communication strategiesCommunication strategies Problem-solving skillsProblem-solving sk...
Implement “Policies”Implement “Policies” Dress CodesDress Codes MeetingsMeetings PresentationsPresentations Classroom ...
Membership & Active InvolvementMembership & Active Involvementin Professional Organizationsin Professional Organizations ...
Working Smarter Not HarderWorking Smarter Not Harder All of this takes time from already strainedAll of this takes time f...
Membership & Active InvolvementMembership & Active Involvementin Professional Organizationsin Professional Organizations ...
Still Working Smarter: Course ImbeddedStill Working Smarter: Course ImbeddedProfessional Development TasksProfessional Dev...
SummarySummary Working smarter not harder is my key themeWorking smarter not harder is my key theme Creating an environm...
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  1. 1. Tips for InstitutionalizingTips for InstitutionalizingProfessionalismProfessionalismDr. Rhonda R. Buckley – Texas Woman’s UniversityDr. Rhonda R. Buckley – Texas Woman’s UniversityDr. Sterling K. Wall – University of Wisconsin-Stevens PointDr. Sterling K. Wall – University of Wisconsin-Stevens PointCatherine L. Dutton – Texas Woman’s UniversityCatherine L. Dutton – Texas Woman’s UniversityKari A. Steffenhagen – University of Wisconsin-Stevens PointKari A. Steffenhagen – University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  2. 2. ProfessionalismProfessionalism Communication SkillsCommunication Skills CollaborationCollaboration Leadership SkillsLeadership Skills Impression Formation/ManagementImpression Formation/Management Positive Attitude/EnthusiasmPositive Attitude/Enthusiasm Networking AbilitiesNetworking Abilities
  3. 3. Institutionalizing ProfessionalismInstitutionalizing Professionalism Get support from faculty & administratorsGet support from faculty & administrators Potential funding sourcesPotential funding sources DepartmentDepartment CollegeCollege Office of Research & Sponsored ProgramsOffice of Research & Sponsored Programs Student Service OrganizationsStudent Service Organizations Professional Development Grants from ProfessionalProfessional Development Grants from ProfessionalOrganizationsOrganizations
  4. 4. Institutionalizing ProfessionalismInstitutionalizing Professionalism Developed CoursesDeveloped Courses ““Field Practicum” - BSField Practicum” - BS ““Seminar in Family Sciences” – MSSeminar in Family Sciences” – MS ““Leadership & Staff Development” – MS/PHDLeadership & Staff Development” – MS/PHD ““Academic Life” - PHDAcademic Life” - PHD ““Professional Seminar – PHDProfessional Seminar – PHD Required assignments/tasksRequired assignments/tasks
  5. 5. Skills BuildingSkills Building Communication strategiesCommunication strategies Problem-solving skillsProblem-solving skills Role play interviews and interpersonal interactionsRole play interviews and interpersonal interactions Leadership Skills building exercisesLeadership Skills building exercises Impromptu persuasive speechesImpromptu persuasive speeches Teambuilding exercisesTeambuilding exercises Exercises where they must rely on one another to completeExercises where they must rely on one another to completethe taskthe task Group projects that emphasize individual contributions asGroup projects that emphasize individual contributions aswell as the wholewell as the whole
  6. 6. Implement “Policies”Implement “Policies” Dress CodesDress Codes MeetingsMeetings PresentationsPresentations Classroom & Practicum sitesClassroom & Practicum sites EmailEmail Language, grammar, sentence structure; Emails that are allLanguage, grammar, sentence structure; Emails that are alllower case, lacking punctuation, use inappropriate salutationslower case, lacking punctuation, use inappropriate salutationsor language will not be returnedor language will not be returned Email addresses from outside servers –Email addresses from outside servers –tinybubbles@yahoo.comtinybubbles@yahoo.com Phone etiquettePhone etiquette Leaving voicemail messages that have complete informationLeaving voicemail messages that have complete information
  7. 7. Membership & Active InvolvementMembership & Active Involvementin Professional Organizationsin Professional Organizations Research on organizational membershipResearch on organizational membership Students need to know:Students need to know: About the organizationsAbout the organizations History, Current Goals, Membership ResponsibilitiesHistory, Current Goals, Membership Responsibilities How to get involvedHow to get involved Contact Names, Dues, Membership Applications, TimeContact Names, Dues, Membership Applications, TimeCommitmentCommitment Why it is important to get involvedWhy it is important to get involved Networking, Sharing Resources, Job Prospects,Networking, Sharing Resources, Job Prospects,Continuing EducationContinuing Education
  8. 8. Working Smarter Not HarderWorking Smarter Not Harder All of this takes time from already strainedAll of this takes time from already strainedfaculty and students’ schedules.faculty and students’ schedules. Key points for interventionKey points for intervention Intro CoursesIntro Courses Advising (especially when first joining major)Advising (especially when first joining major) Make it visibleMake it visible Recruit students to spread the wordRecruit students to spread the word Pictures – worth a thousand wordsPictures – worth a thousand words
  9. 9. Membership & Active InvolvementMembership & Active Involvementin Professional Organizationsin Professional Organizations Socializing students into organizations throughSocializing students into organizations through Service projectsService projects Conducting researchConducting research Presenting research with FacultyPresenting research with Faculty Holding student offices at local, state, national levelsHolding student offices at local, state, national levels Promoting involvement by Faculty & AdministratorsPromoting involvement by Faculty & Administrators HPHD Student Conference ($12,000 & Time)HPHD Student Conference ($12,000 & Time) Valuing professional development starts at the topValuing professional development starts at the top
  10. 10. Still Working Smarter: Course ImbeddedStill Working Smarter: Course ImbeddedProfessional Development TasksProfessional Development Tasks““10% of the credit from this course may be earned by any10% of the credit from this course may be earned by anycombination of the following activities”combination of the following activities” Current membership in National/State Organization - 4Current membership in National/State Organization - 4 Participation in a National Conference - 4Participation in a National Conference - 4 Participation in a State Conference/Meeting - 3Participation in a State Conference/Meeting - 3 Serve as an Officer with organizations - 3Serve as an Officer with organizations - 3 Membership in local student chapters - 2Membership in local student chapters - 2 Participation in professional organization activities orParticipation in professional organization activities orservice projects - 1service projects - 1 Participation in professional development/training - 1Participation in professional development/training - 1
  11. 11. SummarySummary Working smarter not harder is my key themeWorking smarter not harder is my key theme Creating an environment in which studentsCreating an environment in which studentsautomatically become socialized as professionalsautomatically become socialized as professionals Imbed assignments and tasks into courseworkImbed assignments and tasks into courseworkand degree plans that strongly encourageand degree plans that strongly encouragestudents to become professionally activestudents to become professionally active Build a community among students & faculty toBuild a community among students & faculty toengender a sense of professionalismengender a sense of professionalism
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