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Professional Development for Personal and Professional Growth. Addressing the needs of the local. Where to start the conversation. members new in their role previous training local issues and culture prior knowledge and information work together as a team

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Professional development for personal and professional growth

Professional DevelopmentforPersonal and Professional Growth

Addressing the needs of the local


Where to start the conversation

Where to start the conversation...

  • members new in their role

  • previous training

  • local issues and culture

  • prior knowledge and information

  • work together as a team

  • understand their duties and responsibilities

  • resources available to support them

  • support from the executive

  • collegiality and collaboration

  • professional behaviour


What s my communication style

What’s My Communication Style...

Passive Approach:

give in regardless of your position

Aggressive Approach:

actively state what you want and try to force others to agree

Assertive Approach:

ask for what you want clearly and openly, explain your position logically, negotiate rationally and avoid emotion

Kim Long-NSCC Managing Professional Development Series


Reflection where am i now

Reflection: Where Am I Now...

  • Current StrengthsMy current strengths are...__________________________________________________________________________

  • _____________________________________


Professional development for personal and professional growth

  • Learning NeedsI would like to/need to learn more about...__________________________________________________________________________

  • _____________________________________


Professional development for personal and professional growth

  • How I LearnI learn best when...________________________________________________________________________________

  • ________________________________________


What does my plan look like

What Does My Plan Look Like...

A goal I would like to strive for this year is...__________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________


Keeping track

Keeping Track

Some ways of keeping track of my progress are....1. _____________________________________2. _____________________________________

3. _____________________________________


Professional development for personal and professional growth

Specific steps I will take to reach my goal:

1. _______________________________2. _______________________________3. _______________________________4. _______________________________


Ways i can evaluate my plan

Ways I Can Evaluate My Plan...

  • 1. ________________________________________

  • 2. _________________________________________

  • 3. _________________________________________

  • 4. _________________________________________


Strengths and abilities i can

Strengths and AbilitiesI can...

  • Communicate well

  • Present to a small/large group

  • Use technology

  • Problem solve

  • Say ‘I don’t know’

  • Deal with difficult people/situations

  • Be a team player

  • Work behind the scenes

  • Balance my work, volunteer and family life


Professional development for personal and professional growth

  • Run an effective meeting

  • Manage time – keep a session moving

  • Focus on the ‘big picture’

  • Keep a committee on task

  • Accept leadership roles

  • Delegate leadership roles

  • Show other committee members I value their contribution

  • Work to reach consensus


Strengths and abilities i know

Strengths and AbilitiesI know...

  • My role as a member of the PD committee

  • The Local Constitution and By-Laws

  • Local and Provincial Contract as it pertains to my role and responsibility

  • What resources are available to me locally and provincially

  • Who to contact when I have a concern

  • How to motivate members to take part in local pd opportunities

  • What obstacles we must overcome


Teamwork

Teamwork...

  • Complementary Skills

  • A Common Purpose

  • Goals

  • Accountability

  • Mutual Trust/Respect

  • Identified Roles and Responsibilities

  • Commitment

  • Obstacles


Needs assessment tools

Needs Assessment Tools...

  • Surveys (paper/on-line)

  • Focus groups

  • Eat and meet luncheons

  • Monthly newsletters with spot for input (letter to the editor)

  • Suggestion box on local site and at meetings

  • Encourage school reps to hold ‘constructive’ conversations at school sites


The role of the executive staff officer

The Role of the Executive Staff Officer

  • Support and advise the local Professional Development Committees

  • Assist in locating materials and presenters for professional development events

  • Work closely with local committees to develop the skills needed for delivery of presentations

  • Offer tips for communicating and working with colleagues

  • Assist locals with identifying and implementing current initiatives


Professional development for personal and professional growth

  • Assist locals with the development of needs assessment and evaluation tools

  • Help with the development of a vision for local professional development

  • Model professional behavior and communication skills

  • Be approachable and available to the members of the local committees


Is it working

Is It Working...

  • Collect and compare data – is attendance increasing or decreasing at sessions

  • Are we getting more positive responses on evaluation forms

  • Are we offering sessions that meet a need

  • Are we responding to session feedback

  • Are we reaching all members – early, mid and late career

  • Are the times and dates of sessions convenient

  • Do our members feel valued and heard at our sessions

  • Are we doing a good job getting our message out to members


Concerns

Concerns...

  • Apathy

  • Engaging new members

  • Burnout

  • Dissatisfaction

  • Time commitments

  • Ownership

  • Perception

  • Moving forward


Professional development for personal and professional growth

  • Organizations that make the most of their people find that their people make the most of them. That is the power of innovation and creative leadership.

    Sir Ken Robinson – Out Of Our Minds


Professional development for personal and professional growth

  • If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow GRAIN

  • If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow TREES

  • If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow PEOPLE

    • - Chinese Proverb


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