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Gus Prestera gus@presterafx.com
A J&J Professional Development Month Mini-Session
October 20, 2015
What Millennials Can Te...
competenci
es
pipeline
bench
strengt
h
performanc
e
mentoring
learning
improving the capabilities and performance
of leade...
What does your
professional development
consist of today?
seek out
feedback
untethered
yet always
connected
learn to
learn
yo g
u seen my
sick app
all the time,
any time,
anywhere
...
Are
learning resources
scarce?
Mia
Social Media
News Outlets
Trade OrganizationsTrade Journals
abundance of content
scarcity of time
Where can you find 5 – 20 minutes
to learn something new?
M i c r o L e a r n i n g
Action Plan
Or you could
OneNote it
Identify 1-3 opportunities in your
schedule for some micro learning.
Identify 1-3 sour...
How many mentors
do you have?
Naomi
My
Development
Network
My
Manager
My
Manager’s
Manager
Nancy in
Finance
Professor
from alma
mater
Colleague
from
associati...
Where can you
find mentors?
Action Plan
be a mentor
pay it forward
Identify 1-3 development needs that
could be addressed through mentoring.
Identify ...
1. “I learn in order to take on tasks”
2. “I take on tasks in order to learn”
Gus
“I’d love a
vegetable garden.”
“I’d love a real
vegetable garden.”
from Experience from Others from Study
 Workshops
 eLearning
 Webinars
 Degree & certification courses
 Books & artic...
RISK
REWARD
Take a
course
Job
rotation
Get a
mentor
Fear of failure
sometimes causes us
to play it safe, which
often leads...
Action Plan
learn
by doing
Identify 1-3 challenges that would push
you to learn a new skill
For one of those challenges, i...
Do you want feedback
or just praise?
Caleb
“I know giving candid feedback can
feel uncomfortable, but I would really
appreciate it if you could share your
thou...
Self-Correction
requires that you:
 Seek out feedback
 Give permission
 Accept feedback
graciously
 Reflect critically...
Action Plan
feedback is
a gift
Identify 1-3 people you could ask for
feedback
Identify 1-3 other sources of feedback
that ...
How long does it take to learn
something useful?
Step 1
First comes
the idea
Step 2 Get Specific
(identify a
Competency)
Step 3 Make it Measurable
(identify a Target)
Step...
Learn Smarter!
Josh Kaufman on TEDx Talk
The First 20 Hours -- How to Learn Anything
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MgBi...
Action Plan
now
commit!
Specific: Identify a specific competency
you want to develop
Measureable: Identify a specific
targ...
visit us @
www.PresteraFX.com
Prestera FXtraining and consulting
BYOL: What Millennials Can Teach Us About Self-Development
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Taking ownership for and driving their own development seems second nature for some, especially many of our Millennials, who’ve grown up with a lifelong, bring-your-own learning mindset and have been wired in from day one. There is much the rest of us can learn from them, especially in terms of infusing our day-to-day lives with micro-learning opportunities, getting more learning out of our work experiences, building and leveraging our development networks, and capitalizing on the vibrant and exponentially growing mega-library that is the internet.

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BYOL: What Millennials Can Teach Us About Self-Development

  1. 1. Gus Prestera gus@presterafx.com A J&J Professional Development Month Mini-Session October 20, 2015 What Millennials Can Teach Us About Self-Development
  2. 2. competenci es pipeline bench strengt h performanc e mentoring learning improving the capabilities and performance of leaders and their employees Gus Prestera Consultant | Instructor | Entrepreneur • 20 years experience developing workers and their leaders • MBA and PhD Instructional Systems with Leadership Development focus • Specialties: – Leadership Development – Professional Development – Organizational Development – Blended Learning • eMail: gus@presterafx.com Blended online curriculum covering: • Budgeting • Rate structure • Scoping • Costing • Pricing • SOW Writing • Estimation Models • Proposal Writing • Proposal Presentation • Negotiation Prestera Academy http://academy.presterafx.com Prestera FX http://www.presterafx.com
  3. 3. What does your professional development consist of today?
  4. 4. seek out feedback untethered yet always connected learn to learn yo g u seen my sick app all the time, any time, anywhere learn by figuring stuff out
  5. 5. Are learning resources scarce?
  6. 6. Mia
  7. 7. Social Media News Outlets Trade OrganizationsTrade Journals
  8. 8. abundance of content scarcity of time
  9. 9. Where can you find 5 – 20 minutes to learn something new? M i c r o L e a r n i n g
  10. 10. Action Plan Or you could OneNote it Identify 1-3 opportunities in your schedule for some micro learning. Identify 1-3 sources of micro learning content that work for you.
  11. 11. How many mentors do you have?
  12. 12. Naomi
  13. 13. My Development Network My Manager My Manager’s Manager Nancy in Finance Professor from alma mater Colleague from association Uncle Jim Former Manager Former Peer Current Peer Carly in HR The Many Faces of Mentoring  Informal 1:1 Mentoring  Formal 1:1 Mentoring  One-to-Many Mentoring  Peer Mentoring  Mentoring Circle  Situational Mentoring  Goal-Based Mentoring  Reverse Mentoring  Executive Sponsor
  14. 14. Where can you find mentors?
  15. 15. Action Plan be a mentor pay it forward Identify 1-3 development needs that could be addressed through mentoring. Identify 1-3 places where you can find a good mentor.
  16. 16. 1. “I learn in order to take on tasks” 2. “I take on tasks in order to learn”
  17. 17. Gus
  18. 18. “I’d love a vegetable garden.” “I’d love a real vegetable garden.”
  19. 19. from Experience from Others from Study  Workshops  eLearning  Webinars  Degree & certification courses  Books & articles  Videos  Industry Conferences  Local seminars  Websites, blogs, magazines  Manager coaching  After Action Reviews  Being mentored  Peer mentoring  Learning circle  Executive sponsor  Community of practice  SME networks  360 feedback  Customer feedback  Tracking performance metrics  Special assignment  Leading projects  Shadowing  Job swap  Job rotation 10% 20% 70%  Action learning  Cross training  Interim position  Benchmarking  Being a mentor  Committee  Being a trainer  Increased scope of responsibilities TypesofDevelopmentActions 70:20:10 Refer to: Lombardo, Michael M; Eichinger, Robert W (1996). The Career Architect Development Planner (1st ed.). Minneapolis: Lominger. Morgan McCall: Center for Creative Leadership (www.ccl.org)
  20. 20. RISK REWARD Take a course Job rotation Get a mentor Fear of failure sometimes causes us to play it safe, which often leads to being overly-reliant on formal study Push yourself to take on greater risk and tougher challenges, going beyond your comfort zone.
  21. 21. Action Plan learn by doing Identify 1-3 challenges that would push you to learn a new skill For one of those challenges, identify 1-3 milestones
  22. 22. Do you want feedback or just praise?
  23. 23. Caleb “I know giving candid feedback can feel uncomfortable, but I would really appreciate it if you could share your thoughts with me.” “I’ve been working here three months and haven’t received any feedback. Do you value my contribution?” A B
  24. 24. Self-Correction requires that you:  Seek out feedback  Give permission  Accept feedback graciously  Reflect critically  Make small adjustments
  25. 25. Action Plan feedback is a gift Identify 1-3 people you could ask for feedback Identify 1-3 other sources of feedback that could help you reflect
  26. 26. How long does it take to learn something useful?
  27. 27. Step 1 First comes the idea Step 2 Get Specific (identify a Competency) Step 3 Make it Measurable (identify a Target) Step 4 Step 5 Step 6Make it Time-bound (set Target Dates) Make it Realistic (identify Resources needed) Make it Achievable (break it down into Milestones and Tasks) Skyler
  28. 28. Learn Smarter! Josh Kaufman on TEDx Talk The First 20 Hours -- How to Learn Anything https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MgBikgcWnY 1.Deconstruct the skill 2.Learn enough to self- correct 3.Remove practice barriers 4.Practice at least 20 hours Key Points
  29. 29. Action Plan now commit! Specific: Identify a specific competency you want to develop Measureable: Identify a specific target…an experiential challenge Achievable: Break your journey up into smaller milestones and specific tasks Realistic: What resources will you need? Time, money, equipment, etc. Time-Bound: Put dates to your milestones and tasks
  30. 30. visit us @ www.PresteraFX.com Prestera FXtraining and consulting

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