Positive Professional Development for Workforce Professionals

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  • 1. Positive Professional Development for Workforce Professionals Presented by Michele Martin—GSETA Conference 2011 Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  • 2. This session is about YOU! Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  • 3. Today’s Session
    • Why you should focus on your professional development.
    • Positive Professional Development Practices
    • Positive Professional Development Strategies
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  • 4. We are knowledge workers.
    • Our marketability based on what we know and what we know how to do.
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  • 5. “ Free Agent Nation”
    • 1/3 of US workers are part of the contingent workforce. Could you be next?
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  • 6. Job Security=Skills Security
    • Taking charge of our own professional development helps us “future proof” ourselves.
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  • 7. Role Models
    • We need to model for our clients what we want them to do.
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  • 8. PPD Practices
    • The Habits of Positive Professional Development
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  • 9. To Learn Effectively. . .
    • Learning mindset
    • Build from positive core
    • Learning environment
    • Learning plan and strategies
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  • 10. Broaden our ideas of learning. . . Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  • 11. Growth vs. Fixed Mindset
    • Based on brain research by Carol Dweck
    • Are talents “innate” or changeable?
    • Can have different mindsets in different situations.
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  • 12. Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  • 13. Explore & Strengthen Your Positive Core Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  • 14. Positive Core Questions
    • What are your strengths & assets?
    • How could you strengthen those assets?
    • What are your greatest strategic advantages as a worker?
    • What are the important questions in your work? Which of these gets you most excited and passionate?
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  • 15. Learn from Work http://www.flickr.com/photos/rabulist/5354589290/ Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  • 16. Learning at Work . . .
    • What can I learn today?
    • How can I build on my core strengths?
    • How can I learn from my “To Do” list?
    • Reflective learning practices
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  • 17. Use Positive Questions http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluekdesign/4832958771/ Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  • 18. Questions. . .
    • Frame our experiences
    • Point us to answers/solutions
    • Can create positive or negative patterns of thought and learning
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  • 19. Some Positive Questions
    • How can I build on my positive core today?
    • How could I invest in my future today?
    • How could I use today’s experiences to develop a specific skill or knowledge set?
    • How can I get MORE of what I want at work?
    • What was the best work experience I’ve had? How can I get more of that at work?
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  • 20. PPD Strategies
    • Low-Cost, High Impact Learning
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  • 21. Make Time for Learning Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  • 22. Finding Time
    • What is the most significant change I could make in my day that would help me learn more?
    • For the next 100 days, get up 1 minute earlier each day.
    • Use the first 10 minutes and the last 10 minutes for a learning activity or reflection.
    • Build learning into your daily activities
    • Manage your time!
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  • 23. Develop a Plan Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  • 24. Tips on Planning
    • Reflect on positive core, trends, experiences.
    • Brainstorm and prioritize
    • Focus on 1-2 goals
    • Set mini goals
    • Focus on developing habits
    • Review progress
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  • 25. Decide on Learning Strategies Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  • 26. The Learning Cycle
    • Act  Act  Act
    • Act  Reflect  Act
    • Reflect  Act  Reflect
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  • 27. Building in Reflection Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  • 28. One Sentence Journal Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  • 29. Reflective Journal Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  • 30. Debrief Yourself
    • Daily Debrief
      • What happened?
      • What did I learn?
      • What do I want to learn?
      • How will it change what I do tomorrow?
    • Weekly Review
    • After Action Review
    • Most Significant Change Stories
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  • 31. Lunch and Learn Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  • 32. Building in Action Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  • 33. Google It! Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  • 34. Personal Learning Experiments Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  • 35. “30-Day Trials” Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  • 36. Stretch Assignments Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  • 37. Rinse and Repeat . . . . Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  • 38. So . . .
    • What SINGLE change are you taking back with you today?
    • How are you going to incorporate positive professional development into your daily habits?
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  • 39. For more information: www.michelemmartin.com michelemmartin.wikispaces.com [email_address] Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com