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Positive Professional Development for Workforce Professionals

  1. 1. Positive Professional Development for Workforce Professionals Presented by Michele Martin—GSETA Conference 2011 Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  2. 2. This session is about YOU! Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  3. 3. Today’s Session <ul><li>Why you should focus on your professional development. </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Professional Development Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Professional Development Strategies </li></ul>Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  4. 4. We are knowledge workers. <ul><li>Our marketability based on what we know and what we know how to do. </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/eogez/3620335406/ Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  5. 5. “ Free Agent Nation” <ul><li>1/3 of US workers are part of the contingent workforce. Could you be next? </li></ul>Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/kittell/3277929658/
  6. 6. Job Security=Skills Security <ul><li>Taking charge of our own professional development helps us “future proof” ourselves. </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/calignosus/3431203874/ Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  7. 7. Role Models <ul><li>We need to model for our clients what we want them to do. </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/maru3/3692777541/ Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  8. 8. PPD Practices <ul><li>The Habits of Positive Professional Development </li></ul>Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  9. 9. To Learn Effectively. . . <ul><li>Learning mindset </li></ul><ul><li>Build from positive core </li></ul><ul><li>Learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Learning plan and strategies </li></ul>Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  10. 10. Broaden our ideas of learning. . . Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  11. 11. Growth vs. Fixed Mindset <ul><li>Based on brain research by Carol Dweck </li></ul><ul><li>Are talents “innate” or changeable? </li></ul><ul><li>Can have different mindsets in different situations. </li></ul>Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  12. 12. Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  13. 13. Explore & Strengthen Your Positive Core Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  14. 14. Positive Core Questions <ul><li>What are your strengths & assets? </li></ul><ul><li>How could you strengthen those assets? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your greatest strategic advantages as a worker? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the important questions in your work? Which of these gets you most excited and passionate? </li></ul>Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  15. 15. Learn from Work http://www.flickr.com/photos/rabulist/5354589290/ Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  16. 16. Learning at Work . . . <ul><li>What can I learn today? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I build on my core strengths? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I learn from my “To Do” list? </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective learning practices </li></ul>Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  17. 17. Use Positive Questions http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluekdesign/4832958771/ Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  18. 18. Questions. . . <ul><li>Frame our experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Point us to answers/solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Can create positive or negative patterns of thought and learning </li></ul>Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  19. 19. Some Positive Questions <ul><li>How can I build on my positive core today? </li></ul><ul><li>How could I invest in my future today? </li></ul><ul><li>How could I use today’s experiences to develop a specific skill or knowledge set? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I get MORE of what I want at work? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the best work experience I’ve had? How can I get more of that at work? </li></ul>Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  20. 20. PPD Strategies <ul><li>Low-Cost, High Impact Learning </li></ul>Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  21. 21. Make Time for Learning Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  22. 22. Finding Time <ul><li>What is the most significant change I could make in my day that would help me learn more? </li></ul><ul><li>For the next 100 days, get up 1 minute earlier each day. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the first 10 minutes and the last 10 minutes for a learning activity or reflection. </li></ul><ul><li>Build learning into your daily activities </li></ul><ul><li>Manage your time! </li></ul>Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  23. 23. Develop a Plan Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  24. 24. Tips on Planning <ul><li>Reflect on positive core, trends, experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm and prioritize </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on 1-2 goals </li></ul><ul><li>Set mini goals </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on developing habits </li></ul><ul><li>Review progress </li></ul>Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  25. 25. Decide on Learning Strategies Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  26. 26. The Learning Cycle <ul><li>Act  Act  Act </li></ul><ul><li>Act  Reflect  Act </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect  Act  Reflect </li></ul>Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  27. 27. Building in Reflection Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  28. 28. One Sentence Journal Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  29. 29. Reflective Journal Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  30. 30. Debrief Yourself <ul><li>Daily Debrief </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What happened? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What did I learn? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do I want to learn? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How will it change what I do tomorrow? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Weekly Review </li></ul><ul><li>After Action Review </li></ul><ul><li>Most Significant Change Stories </li></ul>Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  31. 31. Lunch and Learn Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  32. 32. Building in Action Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  33. 33. Google It! Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  34. 34. Personal Learning Experiments Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  35. 35. “30-Day Trials” Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  36. 36. Stretch Assignments Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  37. 37. Rinse and Repeat . . . . Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  38. 38. So . . . <ul><li>What SINGLE change are you taking back with you today? </li></ul><ul><li>How are you going to incorporate positive professional development into your daily habits? </li></ul>Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com
  39. 39. For more information: www.michelemmartin.com michelemmartin.wikispaces.com [email_address] Positive Professional Development Series--www.michelemmartin.com

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