What are your strengths and weaknesses, and how do they affect your ability to lead?What beliefs do you have about yourself and how do those beliefs affect your personal development?

Assessment 2 Instructions: Personal Development Plan

Create a personal development plan that integrates your journal entries, and research on emotional intelligence and SMART goals.

Introduction

Setting specific attainable goals with a timetable and a method to check progress provides a concrete roadmap for skill and personal development.

This assessment is an opportunity for you to develop your own personal development plan. Ideally, you will want to keep this plan handy and reflect on it frequently. Over time, you will find that it needs to be updated as your goals and vision change. This is totally normal and an important part of our growth journey! This is the perfect time to develop a multi-year plan that you will actually use in real life as you move forward.

As you prepare to complete this assessment, you may want to think about other related issues to deepen your understanding or broaden your viewpoint. You are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community. Note that these questions are for your own development and exploration, and they are not required to be completed or submitted as part of your assessment.

  • What are your strengths and weaknesses, and how do they affect your ability to lead?
  • What beliefs do you have about yourself and how do those beliefs affect your personal development?

Instructions

For this assessment, you will create a personal development plan by integrating what you have learned from your journal entries, and research on emotional intelligence and incorporating SMART goals. You may want to keep the following steps in mind for creating your plan:

  • Consider some of your underlying assumptions when you began this journey, and compare them to your current assumptions.
  • Analyze the evolutionary process that took place over the past month and the insights gained.
  • Create a reasonable timeline for accomplishing the goals in your action plan. Identify concrete action steps for your plan, including how you will achieve them and by when. Outline how you will measure and evaluate your progress.
  • How are you going to close the gap to ensure you acquire the necessary skills, abilities, and knowledge to succeed?
  • What specific actions will you take to make your vision happen?
  • What kinds of training, education, and other experiences are necessary?
  • What will you do to develop the skills and abilities that you need in order to achieve your goals?

Write your paper in two sections.

Part 1: Personal Development Plan

Address the following:

  • Articulate your future developmental needs, factoring in accurate self-assessment and feedback from your instructor.
  • Explain how feedback from your instructor and journal activities helped to identify or clarify needs.
  • Detail SMART goals in a multiyear plan.
  • Develop a multiyear plan with SMART goals.
  • Describe a plan to tackle fundamental behavior changes.
  • Analyze how the plan will develop and enhance skills to add value to an organization.
  • Explain a process to review and update a plan on a continuous basis.
  • Synthesize how you will develop and enhance your existing skills through an introspective investigation and reflection of personal tendencies, strengths, and weaknesses going forward.
Part 2: Becoming a Coach

Address the following:

As you transition into the role of a coach, begin thinking about how you can model some of the same techniques you have learned about with your future coachees.

  • Apply strategies for successful coaching. Illustrate the application of coaching strategies.
  • How will you use coaching to build and develop talent in your current (or future) position?
  • Highlight specific strategies for building trust and rapport when coaching others.
  • Describe specific checks or measures to ensure equity and honesty when working with employees and community stakeholders.

Use correct grammar and mechanics in writing.

Your paper should have 10–12 pages of content (excluding the cover page and reference section). Use current edition APA style and formatting. Since this paper is a personal reflection, it is acceptable to use first person for this assessment.

Submit your paper as a Word document to the assessment area by the due date.

Portfolio Prompt: You are required to save this learning activity to your ePortfolio.

Competencies Measured

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Describe strategies for successful coaching.
  • Illustrate the application of coaching strategies with a coachee.
  • Highlight specific strategies for building trust and rapport when coaching others.
  • Describe specific checks or measures to ensure equity and honesty when working with employees and community stakeholders.
  • Competency 3: Create a personal development plan.
  • Articulate future developmental needs, factoring in accurate self-assessment and feedback from others.
  • Detail SMART goals in a multiyear plan.
  • Describe a plan to tackle fundamental behavior changes.
  • Analyze how the plan will develop and enhance personal skills to add value to an organization
  • Describe a process to review and update a plan on a continuous basis.
  • Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is consistent with the expectations for a health care professional.
  • Use current APA style and formatting and correct grammar and mechanics in writing.