Creating the career development plan to gain new competencies
Everyone learns in their own way. Some of us learn better by seeing, while others may learn better by listening or touching. Different learning styles will need to be considered in establishing the most appropriate development techniques and methods. This section covers the development of competencies required to grow professionally. We cover a range of proven techniques and methods that can be used to gain new skills, knowledge, and abilities. These methods are used in conjunction with a Career Roadmap to provide a suggested sequence of training events to help you perform better in your current job function or a new job role.
A Career Roadmap is a strategic plan that lays out the specific steps you need to take to make a successful transition. Preparation of a written Roadmap is an essential step in ensuring the efficient execution of a career change, because it spells out what actions are to be taken, when, and by whom. This section discusses the process of creating a Roadmap and Action Plan, and some basic guidelines to follow. It outlines what the Roadmap should include, and how its content should be organized and presented to best ensure that you effectively carry out a successful career change. You can use the worksheets and the resources outlined here to create your individual Roadmap.