Goal 2 Narrative My second goal would be my follow-up skills. In this area I will need to develop in because, sometimes I let things go to the wayside and I am not able to follow-up as much as I would like to sometimes. The thing that I expect to learn in this course to help this area of development would be to, ensure the proper practice of following up to any responses to my discussion post, of the other students and the professor for example. I need to effectively develop my follow-up skills by ensuring assignments are submitted on time and appropriately, and accordingly responding back to any inquiries or questions in regards to my work. The next steps that I intend to take to accomplish my goal will be to, ensure that I have the proper tools, and resources in place. In addition, I can learn more about attention to detail through the use being proactive and preplanning. This will further help me to identify any deficiencies I may have. The way that these steps reflect consideration of personal strengths and weaknesses relevant to the goal is by, them having a direct correlation. The way that this can be 5
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN accomplished is by, building on my strengths and focusing on my areas of opportunity accordingly. Goal 2 Resources The following resources really tie into and directly relate to my abilities for future endeavors. As a scholar-practitioner, it is crucial that when dealing with these types of academic credible resources that, I really make a concerted effort to put into place my feelings and emotions on the side. Those aspects include, having to deal with different emotional feelings, biases, and determining the credibility of validity of each scholarly reference as well. This will all be critical for continued academic success. The list includes the following: McKay, Matthew, Davis, Martha & Fanning, Patrick. Messages: The Communication Skills Book. New Harbinger Publications; Third Edition (March 3, 2009). Polo Media Group Inc. (2014). Affluentmagazine.com. Retrieved on November 30, 2014, from Lomenick, Brad. The Skill of the Follow up. Leadership Rules. (2012). Retrieved on November 30, 2014, from Goal 2 Timeline The timeline presented below illustrates that, to meet and/or exceed the goal, I must ensure that I have the proper resources and tools in place. Three steps that would be considered milestones in completing the expected timeline would include the following: having the proper tools in place at any given time, ensuring that those tools are reliable, and also ensuring that they can always be evident through any combination of channels too. 6
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN Table 2 Goal 2 Timeline Step Number Step Description Target Date 1. Ensure proper tools are in place February 1, 2015 2. Ensure tools are reliable April 1, 2015 3. Make tools evident at all times July 1, 2015 Goal 2 Summary Within this goal, I focused on my follow-up skills. It is crucial that when dealing with
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