PDCC Operating Plan


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The Professional Development and Coaching Cooperative(PDCC)is a new group targeted toward helping young professionals set their career path. Keywords: Mission; Plan; Coaching; Mentoring; Education,Training; Professional Development; Young Professional

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PDCC Operating Plan

  1. 1. Professional Development & Coaching Cooperative Mission, Organizational Structure, and Operating Plan Powered by www. Red Office.com July 18th, 2010 Michael Schonfeld, Group Founder Contact information: E-mail: schonfeld.michael19@gmail.com Google Talk: schonfeld.michael19 Google Voice: (631) 403-0577 Your comments are important. Please forward all notes and recommendations to the author using contact information appearing below. Document subject to change. Permission granted to distribute freely – please forward to your connections.
  2. 2. Position When most my age graduated from a university, we knew opportunity awaited us if we had done our part to secure employment in a corporate environment. After entering a corporate environment, we were provided training and development opportunities to ensure we were able to contribute to the organization that nurtured our careers. As young professionals, career success was virtually ours to lose. If opportunity was lost, there was no one to blame other than oneself. In these challenging and tumultuous times, the situation is quite different for our youth. Regardless of the credentials one graduates with from an accredited university, there are precious few opportunities for numerous graduates eager to enter the workforce. Our youth have done their part, rightfully anticipating the promise of opportunity that should have been available to them as it was to previous generations. Now through no fault of their own, our young professionals sit idle awaiting resolution of a situation completely beyond their control. Their skills become stale, their hope wanes,and their patience grows shorter each day. We are facing crisis. Young professionals now seeking opportunity cannot benefit from corporate development programs as these resources are only available to employees. Even employees now face diminished opportunities due to strict cost reduction policies. However, not all of the ills affecting our youth today must go unanswered. We possess the skills to help.
  3. 3. Mentor's Creed “ I am your future. Who you are, I once was. Who I am, you shall become; But you will be better than I, Because I am here for you now. And I know you will be here for me later. Let us work together, for You are my future.” – Adapted from a story told by Sandra Garcia.
  4. 4. PDCC Vision <ul><li>The Professional Development & Coaching Cooperative (PDCC) is founded upon fundamental principles of giving, receiving, and community service in a professional networking environment. We will strive to assist in meeting the challenges our clients face, while recognizing our mentors who donate their time and efforts to enable success for their clients. </li></ul><ul><li>Our Vision is a win-win scenario for both mentors and clients, whose needs must be met to ensure the future and lasting success of PDCC. To that end, group management shall facilitate productive learning experiences for clients while ensuring privacy and confidentiality, and promote mentor expertise in a challenging business environment. </li></ul>
  5. 5. PDCC Values <ul><li>PDCC recognizes the right to privacy, and shall protect client confidentiality above all else. </li></ul><ul><li>PDCC understands and values the true worth of professional skills, experience, and knowledge that our mentors will offer. </li></ul><ul><li>PDCC is founded upon community service to LinkedIn members at no direct cost. </li></ul><ul><li>PDCC embraces concepts in professional networking to ensure success for all involved. </li></ul>
  6. 6. PDCC Mission <ul><li>The Mission of PDCC is to establish and nurture a LinkedIn group that connects young professionals with qualified, capable mentors who shall collaborate to: </li></ul><ul><li>Establish personal or business Objectives necessary for the client to achieve long-term success. </li></ul><ul><li>Create an Action Plan to facilitate feedback and identify the need for corrective action if required. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop an Implementation Schedule that supports the Action Plan it is based upon. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mentors Clients Receive Recognition in Forum for Participation. Enjoy Enhanced Brand Development. Receive Feedback and Recommendation from client. Learn to Develop an Effective Action Plan. Receive Guidance from a Qualified Professional. Benefit from Higher Probability of Success. PDCC Charter Who and How We Serve
  8. 8. Establish and Maintain Effective Mentoring Program at No Direct Cost to Group Members Enable Personal Brand Development for Mentors While Supporting Success of Clients Address Career or Business Concerns of Younger, Less Experienced Members through Professional Networking. PDCC Objectives 1 2 3
  9. 9. Target Audiences <ul><li>Mentor: </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum ten years experience in the workforce. </li></ul><ul><li>Client: </li></ul><ul><li>Up to seven years full-time employment in the workforce. </li></ul>
  10. 10. PDCC Parent Group Subgroup Coordinator qualifies request, specifies mentor qualifications Subgroup Coordinator identifies mentor and recruits Group Manager oversees daily group operations Mentor Subgroup Client Subgroup PDCC Group Structure Two Subgroups Support Daily Operations Responsibility
  11. 11. PDCC Organization PDCC Group Manager Group Administrator Group Promotion and PR Liaison Mentor Coordinator Client Coordinator Education & Training Group Cultural Diversity Liaison
  12. 12. Education & Training <ul><ul><li>Delivery Vehicles: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Webinars </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free electronic distribution of training materials and white papers. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education & Training Subjects: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Effective Contact Management and Networking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Verbal Business Communications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Principles of Time and Project Management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Concepts in Personal Leadership </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Branding Strategies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Topics in Sales and Marketing. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Oversees creation of Action Plan and Schedule Tracks progress toward achieving goals; Id's corrective action Requests mentor Develops Summary of challenges and desired outcome Reports progress, issues, results Reports progress and issues Collaboration and Coordination Roles & Responsibilities Client Mentor Mentor commits up to four weeks of coaching and feedback. Client commits to reporting to and taking direction from Mentor for up to four weeks until goals are realized.
  14. 14. Feedback Responsibilities <ul><li>Client </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Progress reports to mentor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentor evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentor recommendation if appropriate. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mentor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Progress report to committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summary of challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corrective action recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final progress report with recommendations for next Action Plan. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Sponsorship <ul><li>Government Sponsors: </li></ul><ul><li>Government agencies can help through endorsement and promotion. We welcome input and suggestions. </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Donors: </li></ul><ul><li>Corporations can offer sponsorship of resources such as access to internet services, e-mail, and training resources. We welcome input and suggestions. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Thank you !