Professional Development Plan Goal: The goal of this paper is for you to identify what you knew, or thought you knew, before taking this course, what you learned during the course, and then determine what you plan to do after the course to sustain what you have learned and to further develop you for the leadership challenges you will face. The intent of this paper is to position you for future leadership challenges. Complete the following steps:
Professional Development Plan Step 1: Before: Identify what you knew, or thought you knew, before taking this course. This part may include reflections about what you knew about leadership coming into the class; what type of leader and/or follower you thought you were; what the best characteristics of a good leader were, etc.
Professional Development Plan Step 2: During: The second section of your paper demonstrates your grasp of your characteristics as a leader. You have done many self-assessments – summarize and synthesize them here. Do not just list your self-assessments. You will need this summation as you proceed through your program so see this as more as a tool to guide you through your scholastic and professional paths ahead. This part especially is one you will want to save away for one year into the future and five years into the future. You will be amazed in five years how much you have or have not changed based on your introspection. Basically you should be able to answer: Who are you as a leader?
Professional Development Plan Step 3, After: In this section you will describe how your knowledge of the course content and your leadership profile might be useful in preparing you for future positions of authority and responsibility. Basically you are to answer: Who do you want to be going forth in your educational and professional endeavors? Where do you see yourself in 1 year and 5 years based on everything you have learned?
Your submission should be between 500-750 words in length and must include an introduction and conclusion.
You must submit a Word document in MEMO format.
Professional Development Plan
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