Personal Development Plan Walden university believes In molding their students to become great leaders and scholars . Walden also believes in diversity and integrity (Walden University, 2013). 1 Personal Introduction and Professional Goals Growing up the eldest of three, raised in a small town , and not enough money to make ends meet ; you tend to put the focus on telling high school , attending college . And aqualung a good Job . Well here I stand , with the accomplishment of dot least half my personal goals . Knishes high school , left the small town , attended college and received not one, but three degrees . The object of goal setting is to make sure the goals are attainable and realistic (El, 2013). The personal goals I have set for myself are to complete the coursework and dissertation for this DAB program , by December 2016. In order to achieve these goals . I must do my best In the coursework assignments , work on becoming d better writer , and continue to stay focused and determined According to Tuttle (1 998), “Long-term goals can be broken down into two parts .
Conceptual, which are your wants and needs , and operational, which are the steps you take to meet those wants and needs (p. 2). The professional experience I have come from customer service within the retail industry and student financial services , within the year college system . A part to me has always wanted to Journey to the other side of things with the college system . Instead of dealing with students on a dally basis . I want to make the decisions that affect the college but benefit the students . I could be a Director of a department within the college system .
The second professional goal is to transition over into an Adjunct professor . Even though have a MBA; I do not have the 18 hours in a certain area that required _ I have checked into courses such as: Business communications and small usualness Management. As to now my specialization Is self-design. I am on the fence about switching over to finance . I know timing is of the essence . Hopefully by the end of this year I am capable of making a choice that is right for me. Enrolling into Wallet’s DAB program is sure to give me the educational skills to reach my 2 goals .
Strengths , Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SOOT) Analysis According to Frenzy (2013) “A SOOT analysis can otter helpful perspectives at any stage to an effort . In the workplace, managers or supervisors might use SOOT for employee reviews . The employees , themselves can conducts personal SOOT analysis to maximize their effectiveness” (Para. ). Self- 1 OFF analysis is a challenging process . Many people think it would be easy because it is you . However , this is a time to admit your short comings , ways to turn weaknesses into strengths , and execute them, in order to progress .
Strengths The strengths I have listed are whom I am as an individual . I am Independent, organized , pro-active, analytical , and time management . I show my strengths in my personal and professional life . However , in order to enhance my strengths in my professional life , I should utilize my opportunities . It is good to analyze your individual strengths , but hen it comes to the workplace, put oneself in the employer ‘s place when considering strong points (Hansen and Hansen, 1996- 2013). Weaknesses Sarasota (2009) states , “Understanding your weaknesses is important because our weaknesses are what we tend to focus on more often ” (Para. ). My weaknesses are; overbearing, demanding , and I am uncomfortable speaking in front of large audiences . In order to turn my weaknesses into strengths , I will do the following , be more opened minded , better listener , less critical , and practice speaking in front of friends and family ; in order 1 to become a polished speaker . Once I accomplish that , I can then move on to speaking in front of larger crowds . Opportunities External forces are the opportunities listed . (Walden University, 2013). I can use my opportunities to minimize my threats .
Example , continuing to further my education could assist me with moving up within the company , or help with transitioning to another position at a different company . If you need a push in your career advancement or search , use a personal SOOT Analysis. This will give you the ability to enhance your strengths , understand your weaknesses , acknowledge opportunities for progress , and overcome your threats (Squats, 2013). Threats Acknowledge your threats and then figure out how to overcome them. There will always be challenges and hurdles to cross .
You have two options you can be defeated , or you can take 3 the lemons ( threats ) and make lemonade ( opportunities and strengths ) ( Allowable , 2013). Threats are the negative part of my personal SOOT Analysis. These factors can hinder my growth and progression if I allow them too . Writing issues in this paragraph: 1 Sentence is incomplete or is a sentence fragment. 2 Sentence is incomplete or is a sentence fragment. 3 Spelling Table 1 Personal SOOT Analysis for Egypt Grandson SOOT Analysis Strengths I am an independent person . I always organize and prioritize personal and professional tasks .
I am proactive and always ready to work . Analytical when it comes to detailed tasks . Time management oriented . Opportunities Continue to further my education . Seek Professional Development 6 5 7 within my ( My ) current position . Attend Seminars when able . Attend workshops when available . Attend at least one conference per year . Weaknesses I can be overbearing towards 8 people . I can be demanding at times . Uncomfortable speaking in front of large audiences . 9 Threats Unable to move up thin the company . Lack of experience . The economy makes it challenging to change Jobs .
Unstable career moves can become a threat . Writing issues in this paragraph: 4 Sentence is incomplete or is a sentence fragment. 5 Sentence is incomplete or is a sentence fragment. 6 Review this sentence for capital letters. 7 Sentence is incomplete or is a sentence fragment. 8 Sentence is incomplete or is a sentence treatment. 9 Sentence is incomplete or is a sentence treatment. Conclusion In conclusion , I have discussed my personal and professional goals . I have illustrated how both sets of goals , work together in order to help me with my self- achievement. Lastly , I have discussed my personal SOOT Analysis.