Preparing to Succeed - Charting Your Own Self-Development

Course Number: BS-7002
Credit: 7 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Richard "Dick" Grimes, CPT
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Overview

In Preparing to Succeed - Charting Your Own Self-Development, you'll learn ...

  • List three essential elements of self-development
  • Identify their unique work-related competencies
  • Develop a plan for building alliances with others
  • Explain why traditional networking is not as effective in career development as is building alliances

Overview

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Credit: 7 PDH

Length: 55 pages

The US Army used to have this slogan: "Be All You Can Be" as a recruiting enticement because it knew many young people really did not have an idea of what their future held - or what they wanted it to hold for them.

Many people feel it is the obligation of their employer to help them develop their career. Human Resource professionals know that employers with strong employee development programs have a distinct advantage in recruiting and retaining talent.

However, employers like that are scare. Employees with drive and self-motivation will not have to wait for their employer to act but can use this course to chart their own self-development.

The concepts presented here will get the learner off to a safe start in developing their career while gaining experience regardless if the organization is public, private, or volunteer. We say “safe” as in avoiding errors that can create problems now or in the future. The model for this course is the typical high school drivers’ education program where (in theory) you learn just enough to start driving safely with minimal risk to yourself and others while you gain knowledge and experience.

Think of this course as an experienced mentor to help them understand the workplace from a position of “been there, done that” to guide their development in a logical sequence of looking inward at themselves before looking outward at the world around them.

While we do not pretend it will guarantee career success, we will promise that the learner will address many of key issues that business authors and thinkers have identified as critical for professional growth. There is a suggested reading list at the end of the course for those who want to get more deeply into the topics presented here.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • List three essential elements of self-development
  • Identify their unique work-related competencies
  • Develop a plan for building alliances with others
  • Explain why traditional networking is not as effective in career development as is building alliances
  • Examine their behavior to determine if there are "qualifiers" associated with them that may restrict career development
  • View their performance through the eyes of their supervisor looking for improvement opportunities
  • List all of the written expectations of their job in terms of quality, quantity, and time
  • Analyze their daily performance to determine if they are actually productive or just "busy," Identify some clues that they may not be performing as well in reality as they assumed

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 40 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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