What is Professionalism ?

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What is Professionalism ?

  1. 1. Professionalism and Career Networking Humantalents Characteristics of a Profession CharacteristicsofaProfession Presentation Value Orientationto Service for the Welfare of Society Jayadeva de SilvaAbstract Knowledge Used, Autonom in Decision-M y aking Adaptably &Skillfully, & In the Area of Service ActionRelative to Service
  2. 2. What is a Profession ?Who is a Professional?
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  4. 4. What sWhat’s Professionalism?
  5. 5. Can Anybody y ybecome aprofessional ? f i l
  6. 6. Professionalism should beachieved. It’s not comingautomatically
  7. 7. Characteristics of a Profession Value Orientation to Service for the Welfare of SocietyAbstract Knowledge Used, Autonomy in Decision-Making Adaptably & Skillfully, p y f y, & In the Area of Service Action Relative to Service
  8. 8. Six Characteristics ofProfessional Style Ethical Altruistic Responsible Theoretical Committed Intellectual Competence is a Given!
  9. 9. Ethical Style Deals honestly with Does not misrepresent others personal qualifications. Maintains confidentiality Faces self honestly. regarding professional matters. Recognizes professional biases and b bi d bases attitude i d and action upon a sound rationale. Believes that others recognize the stature of a p professional.
  10. 10. Altruistic Style Behaves unselfishly Shows positive Devotes practice to the attitude toward interests of others. co-workers, children, Demonstrates motives adults, and community for professional members. practice that are NOT selfish Shows respect for others. True North
  11. 11. Responsible Style Promises only what can y Thinks before reacting. g be delivered. • Foresees possible outcomes of • Follows through on professional actions. commitments. commitments • Makes decisions based on • Delivers on time. possibilities. • Says “no” without guilt. • Considers the best interest of • Is accountable for own bl f the client client. actions. Evaluates his/her professional Supports the basic tenets practice. of the profession. • Confronts discrepancies • Develops a philosophy between intentions and actions. and sound rationale for • Assesses own contribution professional practice. realistically.
  12. 12. Theoretical StylePractices critical thinking. thinkingContributes to knowledge base.Shows appreciation forscholarship, research and theory.Presents the theoretical foundation of ideasand actions.Evaluates own professional practice in lightof new conditions and knowledge. knowledge
  13. 13. Committed Style Spends time beyond the call of duty. be ond d t Belongs to and takes an active part in professional organizations. organizations Identifies with the profession both when it is praised and criticized. criticized Articulates the profession’s philosophy and practice to the public.
  14. 14. Intellectual Style Reads current journals. • Keep abreast of technical advances. d • Reads about own and related professions and specialties. Interacts with colleagues Strives toward self- to gain new perspectives perspectives. improvement. improvement • Participates in conferences. • Develops • Enrolls in courses regularly. performance skills.
  15. 15. Achieving Professionalism Exhibit the three characteristics of a profession. profession Participate in a unified professional membership. • A professional will p y dues out of their own p p pay pocket to organizations for the privilege of being a practicing professional. • A professional organization is the cooperative agency through which the profession is advanced. Identify and eliminate anti-professional developments • Political activism and increased visibility as professionals will be required to create and sustain positive professional advancement.
  16. 16. Stages of Developmentof a ProfessionalPre-Professional Applier Analyst Integrator
  17. 17. Reflection & Action PlanningWhat have I learned that I can put to immediateuse?What do I want to do in the future to improve myprofessional style? • Notice your own actions and those of others that exhibit that element of, or lack of, professionalism. • Carefully evaluate your own actions and how they relate to your internal beliefs and assumptions. • Challenge whether the belief or assumption is valid. • Create an action plan to work on bringing more coherence between actions and beliefs, creating g g greater integrity and authenticity. g y y
  18. 18. The Professional Body on Organizational Management & Development
  19. 19. Optional Follow-up ActivityMake an appointment with a professional to learn pp pmore about the career you seek. • What are the satisfactions you derive from your practice? • How have you sought to increase your effectiveness as a professional? • Can you describe an ethical problem that you have faced? How have you dealt with it? • What advice do you have for me to ensure my development as a professional? f i l?Share your findings at a follow-upShare the responses to the interview questions. • What was the most important thing you learned? • As a group, summarize the feedback and write an article for the humantalents Group u e s G oup

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