Professional Development Plan
The purpose of this project is to devise a plan, based on research, to provide a standards-based professional development for staff at a selected school. To this end, an analysis of the respective roles of administrators and teachers in implementing a standards-based curriculum and instruction will be followed by recommended strategies to ensure all students successfully meet the established standards. A recommended professional development plan that emphasizes standards-based curriculum and instruction for these educators concludes the project.
Development Effective Performance Development Plans for Administrators and Teachers Today
The ole of Administrators in Implementing Standards-Based Curricula and Instruction.
School administrators have been compared to a company's leadership in that they are both change agents and human resource managers; although administrators have functional areas of expertise, they must achieve their goals through people in their school systems. According to London (1995), "A central element of their jobs is managing…… [Read More]
These elements can include different principles, skills, attitudes, concepts, and generalizations (Hall, 2002). Using a semester-long project for the students helps weave together elements and materials to support the instructional content. Looking at a long-term project that allows students to pull together skills from different areas would allow this type of differentiation. This project would depend upon the content of the curriculum, so it is going to vary by school group.
Student interest- Middle of second semester
One of the tricky things about working with children is that they are very changeable. Something that a student found interesting at the beginning of the year may be boring or "babyish" by the end of the year. Therefore, sometime before the traditional "spring break" it is important for a teacher to reassess student interests, because the end of the school year can prove distracting to students, and it important to make sure…… [Read More]
ascd.org/about-ascd.aspx). The organization hosts a variety of professional development seminars and workshops, including online offerings. It would be useful to take advantage of these opportunities.
5. Evaluating Progress
I want to keep a teaching journal of my first few years so I can reflect on what I have done and what progress I have made as a teacher. I want to be sure to identify where I am making the same mistakes and what I am doing well. Shalaway (n.d.) cites a Michigan State study in which researchers found that teachers who kept journals "reported that they learned a great deal about their thinking and teaching" (http://www2.scholastic.com / browse/article .jsp?id=3749717).
I also want to be part of a teaching community that is open enough to tell me where I can improve and what steps I can take toward improvement. I can stay motivated in working toward my goals, in part,…… [Read More]
Professional Development Plan
Personal Professional Development Plan
In the future, I would like to be a teacher that is known for the ability to manage classroom behaviors effectively. I would like be able to develop close relationships with the students, yet maintain a certain level of respect from them. In order to be that kind of teacher, careful classroom planning will be essential. I want to be able to encourage students using positive methods and praise. I would like my classroom to be fun and focused on the task. I want my classroom to be the one that kids love to come to because the focus is on them and what helps them to learn effectively.
My classroom will be a hands-on class where every child is encouraged to try new things and have new experiences. In order to become that type of teacher, I will have to become versed…… [Read More]
A professional development plan (PDP) is delineated as an official way in which a person sets out the goals and objectives, approaches, tactics, and results of learning and training. What is more, this is in placement and orientation with the professional programme of study and is more often than not created to satisfy requirements from supervisory or statutory entities around ongoing professional development and re-substantiation to sustain a warrant to practice, remain on a professional catalogue and make evident professional position. In other words, a professional development plan outlines the objectives, necessitates skill and proficiency development, and goals that an individual will necessitate to achieve and realize so as to support incessant enhancement and career development. The main objective of this professional development plan will be to conduct a reflection upon the experiences felt since the creation of professional development goals. The PDP will further develop these goals, by delineating…… [Read More]
Hence, students love the idea of deciding the type of work they will showcase. The teacher should encourage them to keep work that demonstrates their level of progression within a given time period. This reveals diverse and special needs of students, as well as talents. It is important for them to feel comfortable with this process and to feel ownership for their own work. Furthermore, teachers should highly regard the assessment piece, which becomes a part of daily instruction. Students reflect on their capabilities, their understanding of the material, plus it aids in their personal development. This is a true moral and self-esteem booster!
b. Invite outside speakers and plan field trips to pique student interest - Guest speakers offer different perspectives on topics and are often much better equipped to talk about how things happen and work in the professional world for which the students are preparing (Wolfe, n.d.).…… [Read More]
Professional Development Plan
Developing a professional development plan is very crucial to my professional goals. My professional development plan presents my attitudes, skills and behaviors towards achieving my professional career. The objective of this assignment is to develop my professional development plan related to my choice course and personal goals.
Professional and Education Background
My name is Judith Ngulefac and I reside in Parkway, Atlanta. I completed my high school diploma at Saint Augustine's College in Cameroon and my core subjects were Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. I proceeded with my education in the State School of Nursing in Cameroon where I had 3-year of intensive education in practical and clinical nursing. Afterwards, I proceeded with my education and completed my first degree program at Grand Canyon University at Arizona. The program consisted of a 14-Month N --BSN track program and I finished the program with a GPA of 3.8.
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One of these is both my technical and personal affiliation with nursing. In other words, I love nursing for two reasons: the medicine and the people I work with. I love the way in which the profession has developed to provide people now with the best of medical care possible. Furthermore, I love being able to comfort people in need, including the patients' families. This is also why I believe I would be a good ICU nurse.
The nursing profession is not for everyone. This gives me the feeling that those who work with, together with me, find themselves in the privileged position not only of job security, but also of a particularly strong mental and personal make-up. This of course also translates to life in general. Because I am a good nurse, I am also a blessing to those I come into contact with outside of my immediate work…… [Read More]
Technology With Customers
Brief statement of your philosophy of nursing
Nursing plays an integral role in the daily lives of countless individuals. Nursing as defined by the International Council of Nurses is, "The profession of practice of providing care for the sick and inform." Populations around the world, and in particular Japan, are aging quite rapidly. Baby Boomers, individuals born between 1946 and 1964 are reaching retirement age as they too become older. As this demographic age, they will typically become more prone to sickness or other forms of detrimental illnesses. As such, the importance of nursing in the coming years will be even more profound (1).
It is my belief that I can potentially contribute to the philosophy of providing care to needy individuals. I am very interesting in helping others achieve their health related goals. In accordance with this philosophy, I am preparing myself to become the best…… [Read More]
Professional Development Plan
Attaining a Master’s degree in Nursing requires a great deal of focus and coordinated effort. It also requires that the student’s personal and professional goals be aligned, as the Master’s degree in Nursing is really the ultimate expression of this alignment: a student whose personal values and aims do not reflect the professional aims represented by the Master’s in Nursing is a student who is likely to be pulled in two different directions at once. Unless the ultimate aims converge, divergence will result—and that is why it is so important that a nursing student reflect upon how his or her personal and professional goals correlate. This paper will serve as a professional development plan: it will give some background on my personal history, my professional accomplishments, my future aspirations, while also identifying my academic interests and my goals for my Walden educational experience.
Personal and Professional Goals…… [Read More]
Differentiated instruction offers the possibility for all students to meet their own personal and optimal potential in the learning environment of the classroom.
ellai, Mariann (2008) Professional Development Plan. Schenectady City Schools. Online available at: http://www.schenectady.k12.ny.us/ProfessionalDevelopment/ProfDevPlan08.pdf
Corley, Mary Ann (2005) Differentiated Instruction: Adjusting to the Needs of All Learners. Focus on asics Vol. 7 Issue C. March, 2005. National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy.
Differentiated Instruction (2007) Council for Exceptional Children. News & Issues. Arlington, Virginia. Online available at http://www.cec.sped.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Differentiated_Instruction&Template=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=24&ContentID=4695
Empowering Students to Succeed (2007) Title II Professional Development Plan. Dekalb County School System 2006-2007. Online available at: http://www.dekalbk12.org/TitleIIplan.doc
Heacox, D. (2002). Differentiating instruction in the regular classroom: How to reach and teach all learners, grades 3-12. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing.
Moore, etty (2008) Using Assistive Technology, Differentiated Instruction and Professional Learning Teams. CODE Chronicles, Issue No. 1, 2006 November.
Tomlinson, C. (1999). The…… [Read More]
Vision and Interests
• Providing holistic, safe, and patient-centered care.
• Providing individualized attention to patients when delivering care.
• Model positive healthy behaviors.
• Maintain current knowledge and skills while engaging in self-enhancement through continuous learning.
• Uphold personal and professional standards of practice at all times during nursing practice.
• I have previously cared for a sick family member before joining the nursing career. This influenced my choice to pursue a career in nursing.
• The family member I cared for influenced my decision to pursue a career in the nursing field.
Friends and Peers
• Most of my friends and peers are in the nursing field and have encouraged me to pursue a career in this field.
OPTIONS to Consider
• I will engage in continuous education to enhance my competence and…… [Read More]
Instructional leadership and professional development are some of the most important components towards enhancing the effectiveness of teachers with regards to learning outcomes and achievement of the required educational standards. This is primarily because instructional leadership and professional development are focused on student learning and achievement. School districts are increasingly recognizing the need to promote instructional leadership and professional development of educators in order to enhance student learning and achievement. Paterson Public School considers instructional leadership and professional development as the basic vehicles for generating the desired change in teaching practice, which in turn helps in enhancing learning outcomes and student achievement. As a result, the school utilizes several measures for conducting needs assessment in relation to instructional leadership and professional development. This paper examines the evaluation instruments utilized by Paterson Public School for needs assessment on instructional leadership and professional development.
Evaluation Instruments at Paterson Public School
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Professional Growth Plan
Over the next few years, I would like to work on my personal and professional goals in order to prepare myself for a career in education. It is important for anyone entering the educational industry to fully understand the values and principles involved in teaching others or creating educational programs for others.
Therefore, my overall professional growth plan centers on developing the knowledge and values needed to provide others with limitless academic and physical opportunities. I plan to study and assess these values and principles in preparation for y career.
Whether I enter the educational industry as a teacher, curriculum planner, or one of many other positions in the field, it is important to me that my career focuses on technology, as it is one of my greatest strengths and areas of interest. Over the next year, I plan to concentrate on increasing my technical skills in…… [Read More]
Professional development is a key component for the growth of all education professionals.
In the reflective paper, the author reviews information updates from the i.gov website that reviews department specifications for teacher training in the special education sector. This includes the pertinent regulations that provide funding for activities such as Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs). It also lays out the regulations regarding format and implementation of the FBAs, including such issues of legitimacy as parent participation in the evaluation and intervention process.
In this essay, the author will review a complete assessment and reflect upon the information gained, including what tools were used, what each tool does provide in terms of programming for a student with special needs. e will see how the regulations are affected by the information in the instructional planning (including FBA and BIPs) and how these affect the student with special needs.…… [Read More]
Professional Development in the Nursing Field
Describe the nurse leader's role as advocate for the nursing profession
As the nursing profession advocate, the nurse leader will ensure that there is unity amongst the nurses within the health care facility. This unity will allow the nurses to work together and share responsibilities. With unity, the nurses can be able to coordinate and advice one another, and this would improve the quality of health care provided Dall'Alba & Sandberg, 2006.
The nurse leader will also advocate for better working hours for the nurses. Nurses work long hours and fatigue can affect the quality of service they provide. The nurse leader will come up with duty rosters that are considerate of the nurses working hours. The nurse leader can also advocate for the nurses specialization. With each nurse having specialized in a specific field, the nurse leader can push for the…… [Read More]
The staff member might coordinate with other staff members to develop group training approaches as well as independent learning approaches.
This is the heart of the development program where training activities are conducted in a designated time frame. Generally all staff involved in this development plan will be required to establish and attain a designated set of objectives within a one year time frame. At the end of this period of time staff will be encouraged to develop new continuing education goals and pursue them relative to their job function. Cross training may also be utilized as a form of professional growth and development for members of the support staff.
The methods used to facilitate learning and development will vary depending on the objectives and goals for training that have been established by the supervisor and staff during the evaluation and planning sessions. Among the considerations will include…… [Read More]
Advance Practical Nurse Professional Development Plan
Nursing is a very lucrative career. However, it takes a lot of work and determination to be a nurse. The job requires specific skills and education as well as licensing. Find below my personal Advanced Professional Development Plan (APN). I will also discuss such aspects as background, marketing strategies and curricula.
I appreciate that to get the education and practice I need as a nurse I have to follow the APN professional development plan. I have discussed in this paper how I will achieve this. The outline is as follows:
Identify My Learning Needs
I can do this in a variety of ways. First, I will reflect on my practice. I will determine which of my practicing areas I feel uncomfortable or unsure. I will evaluate if any of the areas I feel uncomfortable have something associated with…… [Read More]
Individual Development Plan
The origin of the term emotional intelligence is from a book by Daniel Goleman in 1995 and this book has made it one of the hottest subjects to be discussed in corporate America. This led to an article in the Harvard Business eview two years ago, and that attracted more readers than all articles published in the magazine during the last 40 years. This had such an effect on the CEO of Johnson & Johnson that he sent out the article to all 400 executives in the company. (Emotional Intelligence: What it is and why it Matters)
In the book, Goleman had divided the subject as consisting of five emotional competencies and these were to identify and name the emotional states of the person and to understand its link to emotions thought and action; to manage one's emotional states and thus to control emotions or to change…… [Read More]
Emotion in Criminal Justice
Although criminal justice professionals strive to maintain and promote ideals of objectivity, emotion will always enter into the equation. No human endeavor can be emotionless, and criminal justice is no exception. Crimes, especially violent ones, can have devastating effects not only on the victim and his or her family, but on the entire community. Anger, fear, vengefulness, sorrow, grief, and even elation can all accompany the criminal justice process. Media hype and other elements contribute to the creation of intense emotion that surrounds the process of criminal justice. The process of criminal justice entails balancing the needs of the community with the needs of the individual victim(s) and the perpetrator(s). To balance these needs, criminal justice officials must occasionally rely on emotional input. Sometimes that emotional input arises from within the professional, in the form of sympathy for the victim, or in many cases, compassion for…… [Read More]
Implementation of the Developmental Plan
The practical implantation of the supervisory development plan initiates from the learning strategies that have been defined in order to achieve the goals that the supervisor has set for himself. This developmental plan is not practiced for a specific period, rather it is an ongoing and permanent process that one should consider with gravity to become an effective supervisor. The training programs are also an approach that an individual can enroll to, but the application or implementation ought to be at the workplace.
Tracking of motivational techniques and skills which produces the maximum results enables the individual to be an effective supervisor. Besides, the weak areas that have been identified in the performance gap should also be considered with gravity and measures should be taken to improve and enhance those skills in which the individual is lacking.
The implementation phase must not eliminate or prohibit…… [Read More]
Staff Development Plan
Staff development is central to the quality performance of activities in any organization. In order for an institution to achieve its goals and objectives, a clear staff development plan is necessary in order to set priorities and initiate a common spirit of all the staff members. This study examines the necessity of a key staff development plan in an envision higher learning institution. The study explores the importance of staff development to the quality of higher education. Currently, many higher learning institutions do not consider the necessity of proper staffing and development as a key to quality performance. Instead, these institutions fail to achieve their goals or objectives, and consequently low quality of higher education.
Higher education institutions highly depend on people to deliver their missions and objectives. In this regard, the quality of staff and the motivation they receive from the institution's management highly influences their…… [Read More]
Five-Year Skills Development Plan:
The modern working environment is characterized by limitless employment opportunities and minimal worker loyalty. As a result, today's workplace is an environment where organizations need employees more than employees' need for the business. The emergence of this difficult working environment has contributed to several challenges to both employers and businesses. Some of the major challenges employers encounter includes difficulties in finding skilled workers and the need for more employee motivation in order to promote workers' loyalty. The need for increased motivation in the workplace is associated with the need for businesses to recruit and retain skilled workers. Therefore, the major challenge in the modern workplace revolves around employee motivation due to its role in retaining good employees and managers.
Vision for My Career or Professional Life:
As a Human esource Manager, I will develop new strategies and techniques that focus on improving motivation in the workplace…… [Read More]
Personalized Manager-Development Plan:
In today's global society, management plays a crucial role in controlling the inter-dependence of the relationship between businesses and the society. The management of this interdependence is increasingly important for managers in today's corporations, public administration, and organizations. Preparations to be effective as a manager would require management education that provides knowledge regarding management principles and functions. In light of the increased globalization in today's society, the most important skills a manager should possess include strategic thinking, emotional intelligence, collaboration, critical thinking, communication, motivation, feedback, and coaching. Moreover, managers' perspective of the world should be as a group of national marketplaces as well as knowledge, competence, and information hub (Churchwell, 2003). To improve these skills, I will undergo formal training in a university while consulting management journals and articles for more information.
As an all-inclusive administrative system, Management by Objectives involves integration of vital managerial activities in…… [Read More]
During these meetings, it is necessary to align my coaching objectives with both the business and the career goals of the employees. I can directly address the challenge of solving problems for employees without allowing them to do so first by utilizing appreciative questions that requires them to search for applicable solutions. In the event that they cannot I can provide solutions for them. I can directly address the challenge of my avoiding conflict by farming conflict in a beneficial manner which reinforces the positives in the situation, both internally and externally. I can also actively promote the virtues of emotional intelligence from an internal and external perspective to actively reduce the incidence and severity of conflict.
Ashkanasy, N., Hartel, C., Zerbe, W. (2000). Emotions in the Workplace: esearch, Theory and Practice. Westport: Quorum Books.
Cram, F. (2010). "Appreciative inquiry." MAI eview. 3 (1): 1-13.
Jalongo, M.J. (1995). "Promoting…… [Read More]
The significance of career training programs i.e. formal and non-formal educational measures help in quality development of personnel and promoting the achievement of career goals and objectives as well as success in the field.
The hospitality and hotel management industry provides numerous opportunities for individual development and success. Notably, success in this industry depends on the formal and informal career training and educational programs that an individual receives. These programs help in career development and management in relation to current and future career goals. Therefore, career development plan is based on the knowledge, skills, and abilities obtained from these training programs.
"Career Development Plan." (2007). Success through People. etrieved from Nova Scotia Government website: http://www.gov.ns.ca/psc/pdf/hrCentre/resources/ode/CareerDevelopmentPlanGuide.pdf
Ladkin, a. & Juwaheer, T.D. (2000). The Career Paths of Hotel General Managers in Mauritius. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 12(2), 119-125.
Vujic, V., Becic, E. & Crnjar, K. (2008). Trends and…… [Read More]
The need in the short-term to create greater confidence in managing the uncertainty of the role is critical. As is the need for creating more opportunities for shared risk with subordinates. The development of this skill however will need to be medium-term as taking extension courses at a local university to make my ability to analyze and solve complex problems and build a more consistent action strategy is critical. In the medium-tern the need for also managing time as it relates to all of these factors in the problem solving characteristic is also critically important. In summary, over the long-term the need for more focus on creativity and its role in managing needs to be focused on through additional training and also through mentoring to understand how to better analyze and solve problems over time.
Assessing the Sustaining the Vision Characteristic
The dimensions included in this leadership characteristic are really…… [Read More]
My personal leadership development plan is based my intention to use transformational leadership theory to promote healthcare-eldercare advocacy in my organizational behavior. As Shanks and Buchbinder (2012) show, “leadership development includes both formal and informal efforts” (p. 279). Completing courses online or at a university are formal ways to develop one’s leadership skills, while informal efforts can include anything from mentoring others to coaching and guiding staff members in new tasks or cross-discipline work. No matter the method employed, a personal leadership development plan should utilize a strategy for maximizing leadership effectiveness by implementing an appropriate theoretical support for the plan, recognizing one’s leadership strengths, correcting one’s leadership weaknesses, and identifying action items that will help close gaps between being the leader one is now and being the leader one seeks to become.
Transformational leadership is a style of leadership that can be applied in virtually any…… [Read More]
Leadership Development Plan
It is imperative for an effective leader to have a plan in order to succeed. This takes into account a personal plan intended for growth and a professional one intended for improvement. The purpose of this paper is to highlight my personal strengths and weaknesses as a leader, ascertain the areas necessitated for enhancement, and pinpoint the leadership skills and practices that I will employ to become an effective leader. In addition, this paper will also delineate an outline of the goals and objectives that I deem to be a priority as well as a timeline for this leadership development. The general result will encompass an inclusive leadership plan of development that I will utilize to develop myself as an individual and also for any organization that I will eventually work for in the forthcoming periods.
The personal assessment of management skills facilitated clear awareness and discernment…… [Read More]
For a business or an organisation to be successful, there is a need for well trained and effective executives / leaders. An organization without proper leadership will find it very difficult to achieve sustainable success. Leaders help in drafting and disseminating information about new visions or directions and providing staff with the right motivation to boost productivity in this age of intense competition. Therefore, it is necessary for companies to continuously train their leaders so as to ensure that their skills are up-to-date and that their organisations are being led in the right direction (Gitlow, 2004). Based on these observations, this paper seeks to explore the finer issues of leadership through insights of an interview with an acknowledged leader, who trained to be a leader through experience and diligence he gained in different occupations throughout his career.
Throughout his life he has experienced various things that have…… [Read More]
Duncan (2010) points out, therapists often neglect to pay attention to their own growth and personal changes during the process of working with clients over the course of a career. Focusing on our clients is of course the center point of our work. However, we can be far more effective as therapists when we are aware of what is going on inside of us. Awareness can lead to insights regarding how we can be of better service to our clients, while also preventing problems for ourselves such as burnout.
Specific methods of tracking personal development, which have also been empirically tested, include the various types of feedback mechanisms, the Healing Involvement model, and also the process of cumulative career development (CCD), all of which reveal concrete ways of improving therapeutic outcomes (Duncan, 2010, Chapter 4). While some of these methods may seem to be based on intuitive responses, they are…… [Read More]
Training and Development Plan / Employees' Training and Development Plan
Justify the use of a needs assessment of your company's proposed employee customer service training, stressing five (5) ways in which such an assessment would expose any existing performance deficiencies
Develop a customer service training implementation plan and determine the method of training (i.e., presentation, discussion, case study, discovery, role play, simulation, modeling, or on-the-job training).
Justify why you selected the training method that you did
Propose two (2) ways to motivate an employee who has no interest in attending a training class
Develop a survey to collect feedback from the employees who attend the training
Justify the use of a needs assessment of your company's proposed employee customer service training, stressing five (5) ways in which such an assessment would expose any existing performance deficiencies
In many businesses, particularly in the retail industry, one of the ways one…… [Read More]
Leadership Development Plan
I am an informed and inquisitive leader, and have sufficient command over functional knowledge and subject matter. esides this, I can easily grasp ideas and concepts. Paying attention to what others have to say, and supporting them, is a rather easy task for me. I like to take on novel challenges regularly so as to be able to learn new things. I look to multiple sources for inspiration, and my zeal as well as all the knowledge I have amassed aids me in leading by example.
Trust is one "superpower" I possess. People usually place their trust in me easily, and set store by whatever support I give them. They perceive me to be a credible, knowledgeable and reliable leader. Another task that I find easy to do is build confidence among team members.
In spite of the aforementioned strengths, there are some areas in which I…… [Read More]
assist the line managers and their employees on the correct approach for the creation of individual development plan (IDP). The document provides a step by step guide, aiming to support both the employee and the supervisor in the process. The IDP is a focus on the needs and career aspirations of the employee, but should be considered a strategic tool not only for the employee to realise their ambitions, but also for the employer, who will benefit from the implementation of the plan. Not only will the employer benefit from the additional skills and knowledge gained by the employees that they can use in the workplace, the provision of the support, longer training development will also support motivation (Buchanan and Huczynski, 2011). Employees who feel the employer cares are more likely to be motivated, and the provision of training development may also satisfy some elements present on Maslow's hierarchy of…… [Read More]
oanoke County School System Faculty and Staff's Perceptions egarding the Use of Web-Based Professional Development
Implications for Improvement of Practice
Introduction (could be longer. Include mandatory teacher ongoing certification standards)
Ongoing staff development has long been a vital part of the educational environment. It is the means by which the faculty and staff of a school system are kept current in educational trends, technologies and philosophies. In a diverse society, social pressures felt in the classroom are continually making the teaching process more challenging.
In the past few years alone, the advance in computer capabilities and in-home computer gaming equipment has affected the attention span of the average student. Elementary and secondary education students have a different paradigm as to what is interesting. Thus the challenge in the classroom to grab, hold, and mold the students attention have changed. An effective teacher must be aware of these changes,…… [Read More]
The director of the assessment program must sit down with each teacher one-on-one as the teacher establishes goals for the year. These goals should be formal and written out, rather than merely established privately by the teacher. Then, at the end of the year, there can be a debriefing of the teacher participants, as well as an assessment of the growth of the class. This method of investing in teachers and allowing teacher more input into the structure of the assessment program on an ongoing basis is a transformational model in the manner in which it fosters change as a collective process. Teachers will also feel a greater sense of investment in a school which contributes to their growth as professional educators through mentoring.
Despite the resistance shown by the teachers to goal-setting, the school feels that this approach is fair, given its focus upon improving teacher quality and its…… [Read More]
There are a number of theories of leadership that can be applied to my own personal development plan in counselling. I first look to servant leadership as a unique approach to leadership, wherein it is emphasized that the effect leader is one who facilitates greatness in others. The concept of servant leadership was developed by obert Greenleaf in the 1970s, and emphasizes the leader doing whatever is needed in order to ensure that everybody else can be at his or her absolute best (Greenleaf, 1977). Servant leaders are always the ones who are searching, listening and watching, so that they can learn about their organizations, the environment in which their organizations exist, and the people within their organizations. The servant leader then can make a determination about what is needed for the organization to thrive in that environment, but recognizes that one leader cannot succeed on his or…… [Read More]
Identifying Areas of Need
This paper looks at three areas of need at Butler College Prep. The areas of need were identified after administering a 21-item questionnaire to 12 teachers at the school. The teachers responded to positive statements by selecting one of four responses indicating the extent to which the positive statements occurred in the school. Those that most rarely occurred were identified as the areas of need. A discussion of why these areas should be incorporated into a Professional Development and Growth Plan at Butler College Prop is provided.
Keywords: professional development, growth plan, areas of need education
In order to facilitate the professional development plan for Butler College Prep, I administered the Teacher Questionnaire to Gain Baseline Data on Differentiated Practices to the teachers at the school. 12 teachers in my building were given a 21-item questionnaire (See Appendix A). From the data collected, the…… [Read More]
.....career through a greater understanding of the day-to-day operations of counselors and some of the procedural and formal issues that need to be thoroughly mastered prior to certification. With this practicum, I have engaged in 63 direct practice hours (130 nondirect), and this time has provided me with substantial real world experience that will prove invaluable in the future. The exposure to different counseling philosophies and approaches has opened my mind, and I intend to incorporate what I have learned in the practicum to my future practice. Direct client contact involved intake, group sessions, and a number of interactions that were rooted in what I have been learning previously in school. However, I also found that the indirect practice hours were helpful in showing me how counselors protect their clients, ensuring their information is kept private and confidential as well as accurate.
Eager to gain more knowledge, I believe that…… [Read More]
agrees that ethics is an important part of effective leadership in the field of health care but there is no universally accepted understanding of what constitutes ethical leadership (Milton, 20004). The concept of ethical leadership has been addressed in the literature of a wide variety of fields associated with the health care profession but none have been able to clearly define its terms. The purpose of this paper will be to examine what ethical leadership means to me and how my personal viewpoints and attitudes have been affected by my background and experience.
Having been raised in an Irish family my Irish heritage is an important aspect in the formation of my ethical viewpoint. Although I have lived in the United States for nearly forty years, I cannot escape the lessons and values that I learned growing up in the Irish countryside. My family lived in an Irish…… [Read More]
Acting With Integrity and Fairness
Reflecting on personal ethics encourages the educator to be self-aware and make improvements. Acting with integrity and fairness promotes a culture of accountability within the school because each teacher remains committed to taking responsibility and for collaborating with others to achieve common goals. Integrity is not just about conforming to “simplistic notions of right and wrong,” but making difficult decisions with multiple variables (Gorlewski, Gorlewski & Ramming, 2012, p. 1). Fairness implies the ability to weigh different variables, set priorities, and remain committed to student-centered goals. Minority viewpoints need to be heard, and a good leader applies transformational skills that empower others to have the courage to speak their truth. As a leader, I act with integrity when I remain true to my values and committed to the goals of the organization, setting aside my pride or need to be right in order to focus…… [Read More]
Timeline for Professional and Personal Growth
Nurse Practitioner (NP) role is one of the specialties in advanced practice nursing and has experienced an increase in demand because of the shortage of nursing (Hamric, Tracy & Hanson, 2013). The growth of the NP role in the modern advanced practice nursing field is also attributable to the increased demand in primary care services. Given the increased demand of these practitioners, the nursing education field is increasingly encouraging more individuals to enroll for nurse practitioner roles. However, for an individual to become an accomplished nurse practitioner, he/she has to undergo or navigate a complex process to become a full-fledged practicing nurse practitioner (Luckey, 2018). Therefore, the individual needs to have a clear timeline for professional and personal growth as he/she enters the world of advanced practice nurse. This paper provides my timeline for professional and personal growth as a nurse practitioner in today’s…… [Read More]
Guidance and Counseling Program for a school or a community Agency
Comprehensive School Counseling Program Guide of the - Public School
Guidance and counseling has been included as a professional course by the Higher Education Commission document publicized in 2010. The teachers must have a basic know how about the school guidance and counseling techniques in order to tackle the personal and social issues which students face within the classroom as per Higher Education Commission (2012). Comprehensive School Counseling Program Guide of the - Public School is a brief explanation of design, application and assessment of SPS school counseling program (Dahir, 2009).
Objectives of the model:
The basic aims of this model are as follows:
Outlining school counseling and transitioning of conventional practice into transformed practice (Dahir, 2009).
Comprehending the different roles the guidance and counseling system entails for backing the students in their future goals and social challenges
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Growth and Development
Introduction Comment by babyliza: This part discusses the qualities of a good leader. I believe it should discuss the qualities of an individual's effectiveness, both in personal and professional life. Not a leader, so it's out of topic.
Just like the lions and the bees, human are social beings and live in communities sometimes small or large. Daily, we relate one way or another with each other either at home or at our places of work. Irrespective of the form of communication employed, either in person or via phones or emails, our communication and method of relating with other people has an impression on them either positively or otherwise. To this effect, there are certain skills that everyone should become proficient at so as to sustain healthy relationships and perform tasks more quickly; these skills are referred to as the Interaction Essentials. They are very helpful in…… [Read More]
The identification, development, and retention of high-potential employees is one of the most important areas of research in industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology. Whereas the vast majority of the workforce will perform in ways that do promote organizational goals, the top performers in any organization are those that provide the firm with its competitive advantage. On the contrary, organizations that do not actively seek to identify, develop, and retain high-potential employees stand to lose a lot as top talent may seek opportunities to maximize potential elsewhere—often a competitor. Moreover, the high potential employees are those with the greatest potential to lead the firm in the future, paving the way for effective succession training and management.
Research on the identification, development, and retention of high-potential employees is burgeoning, but there are significant gaps in the literature. Filling those gaps would help organizations create and implement evidence-based practices to ensure the success of…… [Read More]
professional goals current level -awareness a counselor. - Set personal professional goals accomplish 5 years. - Outline a plan accomplish goals. Describe current internal processes counseling a client children foster care.
Professional goals and current level of self-awareness as a counselor
Over the course of the next five years I hope to establish myself in my profession. I want to be able to point to real, material developments in the lives of my clients that demonstrate that their existences have been made better through my efforts. My goal is to complete my education with high grades and to find a stable position in which I believe I am genuinely helping others. I hope to find a workplace that is client-focused and which strives to help the people it serves to the maximum extent possible. I believe that ultimately every workplace is about the colleagues you work for and with this…… [Read More]
Professional development is a multi-faceted process towards enhancing one's knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience in his/her career. This process incorporates maintaining and enhancing academic credentials and experience towards a fulfilling and meaningful career. During this process, an individual must consider and incorporate important factors that enable him/her to improve his/her skills and experience. Some of the most important considerations to make during this process include networking, consistency in professional brand, and maintaining connections with a career coach or mentor. Through focusing on these various aspects, an individual effectively enhances his professional practice and development processes.
Role of Networking in My Professional Life
As part of enhancing my knowledge and experience in my career, I have developed vital networks with different people. Throughout my professional practice, I have realized that networking plays a crucial role in enhancing my knowledge, skills, and abilities. Generally, my career requires me to network, especially because…… [Read More]
He was a college dropout that slept on his friend's dorm room floor, returning coke bottles for five cents a bottle and walking seven miles across town every Sunday night to get a meal at a Hindu temple. As one of the pioneers of Apple Computers, a multi-billion dollar corporation, Steve Jobs has used his drive, ambition and passion to fuel his professional accomplishments.
When I first started at Wells Fargo as a teller, I made about the same as a high school babysitter. Undeterred, I put my best foot forward, cultivating customer relation skills and basic accounting principles to move forward- like Steve Jobs, I aspired to be something more. Over my 16 months at Well Fargo, my aspirations bore fruit in the form of four promotions, when making twelve dollars was no longer the standard and a base salary took its place. Simultaneously, I earned my…… [Read More]
Nurse Skeptical's etort
Nurse Skeptical's response to the above interpretation of the scenario is likely to be quite defensive, and a defense of her actions and decisions would not be entirely without grounds. If there was indeed a psychological problem that Mrs. testy was experiencing, it would render her incapable of autonomy at least in the very limited regard of her requests for pain medication. The very essence of a psychologically-induced feeling of pain is that the patient cannot differentiate between a psychological and a physiological symptom, and thus cannot accurately report the pain to their medical professional. Furtehrmore, should the placebo that Nurse Skeptical plans on administering prove equally successful in "treating" the "pain," her actions would seem entirely justified.
This defense overlooks several key factors necessary to the proper provision of medical care, however. First and foremost, there is at least some possibility that the pain Mrs. Testy…… [Read More]
" The collection of anthems, performed by the State Academic Choir of the Latvian choirs on a CD, is a one of a kind.
Professional choirs have a long history and represent decades of work on the part of their conductors. A case in point is the Phoenix oys Choir. Even though the youth are only in the choir from ages 7 through 14, the conductor is able to create a top-notch professional singer from each of them.
Since 1948, the Phoenix oys Choir has been one of these unique choirs which draws from a large repertoire of favorites, to tailor each performance under the direction of Dr. Harvey K. Smith, who led the choir for forty years, and Georg Stangelberger, who has led them since 1999. The 170 members perform shows throughout the world while the choir provides music education to the members..
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A transformational leader will fully incorporate followers into the organizational strategy.
Part of this problem lies in the way in which the program was imposed upon teachers. The administrators created this program to enhance student and teacher accountability: teachers were encouraged to engage in self-scrutiny and to improve their professional standards and this was hoped to lead to a more enriching educational environment for students. Teachers, however, resented the additional paperwork required by the program while the loosely-structured program meant that administrators were frustrated when they felt that teachers gave the program 'short shrift.'
In reconfiguring the program, we have come to realize that there are four core elements of building relational trust. The first is respect: "Do we acknowledge one another's dignity and ideas? Do we interact in a courteous way? Do we genuinely talk and listen to each other?" (Barkley 2008). In this instance, teachers and administrators are…… [Read More]
Exposure to cutting-edge technologies helps me understand the principles upon which technologies work, and can also prepare me for being able to use such technologies effectively in the future. Furthermore, I am interested in how it can transform hospital administration. I believe that one of the best ways to cut costs and reduce medical errors is to transition to a more robust it system.
Leadership Skills: Within the next five years, I intend to take on more challenging roles in my institutions. I want to understand the bigger picture of how hospital administration works and what I can do to improve it. At the AORN Congress, I will meet and network with perioperative nurses who have incorporated leadership positions into their daily work. In ten years, I may want to transition my career entirely into an administrative position.
Administrative Vision: he main reason why I am attending the 2011 AORN…… [Read More]
Each level influences and is influenced by those around it." (Costa, Kahaneo, Lipton, et al., 2001, p. 2).
Once the teacher understands how their performance and their teaching ability relate to the outcomes of the school as a whole, they will be able to understand the need for peer observation and coaching. They desire better outcomes for the school, but they are not accustomed to the openness of the peer coaching model, as we will see.
Barriers to Success
Through the course of this literature review, several key barriers to the success of peer coaching programs were discovered, Many of the problems related to logistical problems that could be easily solved through time management or creative scheduling. However, some of barriers to success related to the attitudes of the teachers themselves. This barriers will prove much more difficult to resolve.
One of the key barriers to professional development programs is…… [Read More]
Security Plan Target Environment
Amron International Inc.
Amron International Inc. is a division of Amtec and manufactures ammunition for the U.S. military. Amron is located in Antigo, Wisconsin. Amron also manufacturer's mechanical subsystems including fuses for rockets and other military ammunitions as well as producing TNT, a highly explosive substance used in bombs.
Floor Plan Target Environment
The target environment in this security plan is the manufacturing operation located in Antigo, Wisconsin, a manufacturing plant with personnel offices adjacent to the facility. The work of Philpott and Einstein (nd) reports the fact that more than 50% of U.S. businesses do not have a crisis management plan and for those who do have a plan, it is generally not kept up-to-date. Philpott and Einstein states that even fewer businesses and organizations "have integrated physical security plans to protect the facility and the people who work in it.
The challenge is reported…… [Read More]
Collaboration and co-operation - working with others towards a shared goal.
Team abilities - creating group synergy in pursuing collective goals.
Influence: - exerting effective tactics for persuasion.
Leadership: exciting and guiding individuals and groups (Emotional Intelligence Competencies, 2005).
The focus of my Individual Development Plan is to work on increasing my leadership skills. Leadership skills are important in both the academic world as well as in the business world. Those people who have strong leadership skills tend to be very successful at whatever they do. I really want to work hard at improving my skills so that I can be seen as a strong leader in everything that I do. The first thing that I need to do in developing my plan is to pick the specific things that I want to work on and then come up with an action plan on how to go about working on…… [Read More]
Model of Staff Development
This essay attempts to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the Spencer model of staff development as it pertains to my work environment in the retail jewelry business. In other words, by understanding the fundamentals of staff development and the Spencer model and principles, I will attempt to correlate any associated relevance to my department. Staff development in the retail industry entails many areas; however, even though the jewelry business is basically the same sales process as compared to a clothing or shoe retail outlet in many respects, this industry also requires even more focused staff development because of the end product, the level and sophistication of the consumer as well as the extra security and integrity requirements. Jewelry retail is more a 'One-on-One Consultancy' process where sales staffs are appointed to work as one-on-one consumer-focused services. This means that that under training or inexperience…… [Read More]
Organizational Strategic Plan eview
The plan currently under review is that of the uth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 Center and its implemented Florida Differentiated Accountability Program developed and put into use during the 2009-2010 school-year in hopes of improving the school's functioning and overall mission. The school at hand has consistently sought to discover and identify the individual strengths of each child in its facility in order to promote enthusiasm and the desire to learn, and to assist students in achieving academic success. The mission of the school, and its implemented plans, aim to provide a secure, innovative, and challenging environment that affords academic achievement and a technologically-rich program for students in order for them to develop a strong, firm foundation from which to succeed and meet the challenges of the 21st century. The plan at hand sets in motion distinct goals for teacher involvement, parental involvement, and for…… [Read More]
Human esources or Learning and Development Practitioner
In today's competitive business environment, it is more and more important for an individual to take responsibility for their own growth and development in the workplace. CPD is a combination of approaches, ideas and techniques that help one manage their own learning and growth. The focus of CPD is firmly on the benefits that professional development can bring one in the real world. Perhaps the most important message is that one size doesn't fit all. Wherever one is in their career now, and whatever they want to achieve, their CPD should be uniquely theirs (What is CPD, 2012).
Pre-qualification education and Initial Professional Development cannot provide all the knowledge and skills that one needs for their entire career. Most professionals will want to specialize or move into senior or managerial positions during their careers, as well as needing to develop the knowledge and…… [Read More]
lack Thinking Advertising Agency- usiness Plan
Vision, Mission, Aims
Company and Management Structure
lack Thinking is an advertising agency that is poised to penetrate the market of the city of irmingham, in the United Kingdom. irmingham is considered to be the most populous city in the United Kingdom after its capital, London. According to the 2011 census, irmingham is home to a total of 1,073,000 citizens (Council 2012). Due to its high population, there are a number of small yet successful businesses that have erupted over time in the heart of the city. They form a significant part of the city's economy. However, due to cost restraints, not all of them can afford to contract out their marketing campaigns to big firms to gain maximum utility from their advertisement and marketing expenditure budgets. This is where lack Thinking shall step in. lack Thinking…… [Read More]
(Company) Staffing Plan
Determine how many people need to be hire and in what functional areas:
The company plans to hire 11 new people in the following departments respectively
in customer service,
in finance and accounting.
A plan to hire or appoint specialists for the clinic.
ight person for the right job can be hired if the hiring agents are clear about the duties and responsibilities of the position for which hiring is required. It is possible through designing an effective job description. An effective job description is comprehensive in nature and provides clear guidelines about required qualification set. The activities of screening all potential employees, deciding interview panel, questions and final selection criteria stem from effective job description (Sullivan, 2004).
Finalising a job description is a complete science and requires specialised skill set assumingly possessed by human resource professionals. It may be drafted…… [Read More]