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1Professional Development PlanGideon WambuaWalden University
Professional Development PlanProfessional Development Plan (PDP) is the process of acquiring knowledge through education and training to earn professional credentials. A PDP should have clearly stated goals, the motivation for wanting to achieve the goals and the steps to take to accomplish the goals. ThePDP should incorporate how technology would be used to promote completion of the goals. Additionally, the PDP should include a timeline for the completion of the goals. My PDP includes three goals namely to earn DBA degree, to find a solution for elder abuse problem in long-term care facilities and bring about social change, and lastly, to bolster my professional credentials through earning a doctorate. The goals for my PDP are discussed under the following headings: Goal 1: Earn DBAMy first and most important goal is to earn a Doctor of Business Administration in Healthcare Management. Studying for DBA in healthcare management would increase my knowledge and hone my research skills. It will bolster my academic credentials to the level of subject matter expert. Earning a DBA is the raison d'être for joining Walden University as is reflected in Goal 1 narrative which contains a statement of my goal, motivation, the steps to be taken to accomplish the goal, an explanation of technology or social media usage to promote the completion of the goal and lastly a timeline for completion of my goal. Goal 1 NarrativeEarning a DBA degree is my ultimate goal. A DBA degree would bestow on me the much-needed credentials to become a subject matter expert who can turn my ideas into action and create social change. It will equip me with the necessary tools and research skills to delve into my area of study. My research focus is on elder abuse prevention in long-term care facilities. Attaining2
doctorate qualifications is a childhood dream, in essence, I’m following my Why (Walden University, 2016). My ‘why’ which in part touches on personal ambitions.