ACTION: DEVELOP A PERSONAL CONTINUING DEVELOPMENT
- Discuss your ideas and plans with your employer, supervisor,
mentor, professional colleagues. When appropriate, use an existing performance
appraisal/career development system.
- Obtain information and advice from your supervisor or others
in your employing organization or from professional colleagues.
IDENTIFYING KEY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS
Once you have selected your area of concentration --
generalist or a specialty -- pick out the key developmental competencies on
which you would like to concentrate for the Career Renewal Program. You may
want to use the Self-Assessment Chart, following, with the following
instructions to help identify your key developmental competencies.
COMPLETING THE SELF-ASSESSMENT CHART
- First, review all the competencies listed for the specialty or
general studies you have selected. Add others, if you wish. Copy the
competencies onto the following Self-Assessment Chart.
- Assess your ability: Use the ability scale below to select a
rating for each item. Assign a rating to each competency in the column
"Level of My Ability."
4 = Outstanding - definitely
one of my strengths
3 = Above average - compared
to my ability in other areas
2 = Average or moderate
1 = Minimal
0 = No experience or training
in this area
- Rate Importance: Using the rating scale below, rate each item
in the third column. "Importance" to reflect how important competency
is to your professional goals or to your job.
Importance to My Goals/My Job
= Of critical importance - a key development objective
= Very important
= Of moderate importance
= Of minimal importance
= Of no importance
- Subtract the number in the Importance column from that in the
Ability column. Enter result in the final, "My Strengths/Needs"
column. Add a plus (+) if the number in the Ability column is higher that the
number subtracted fro the Importance column. Add a minus (-) if the opposite is
- You may wish to add a "Comments" column or section
to give examples of how you demonstrate this competency for +'s or self
observations for what you need to accomplish to meet the competency for -`s.
To check your self-assessment of your competencies, you may
wish to ask your supervisor or a co-worker to rate each item on the chart
separately or to review your ratings.
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