Sunday, June 17, 2012
Personal Development Plan
My Personal Development Plan.
My exposure and experiences in this program has fired my motivation to continue my educational goals. While I am aware of the financial responsibilities and constraints as a mother, a student, a professional, wife and supporting my two older boys in college. I have to be sensitive to the immediate need of my family, who has been extremely supportive of my success up to date through thick and thin.
Throughout the program, I interacted and struggle with some aspect of the using technology. Shortly after, I started my graduate program I realize the need to change my specialization from online learning to “Training and Improvement”. This is because I strongly felt that I need substantial knowledge to function as expected and desired in higher level technological program. Moving forward, I want to acquire the knowledge by getting a formal education on the use of software technologies. There are a thousand and one YouTube videos for learning, Lydia.com and many tutorials. I discover they mostly get me to the solution. I want to know the details. Possibly get a certification in Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver. I want to do better than work with a tutorial.
An opportunity to practice.
I want to get a job in the field of Instructional Design to enable me practice some of the things I just learned in this program. I know that I do not want to teach in elementary or High school. I will update my resume and apply for a job. Not sure how that will go, considering the financial crisis. I have a plan B. I am preparing to volunteer at the local community college and universities. I am on vacation all week in Virginia Beach. Nowadays, I am analyzing every aspect of whatever I am involved with. I sometimes initiate a discussion on the best approach to help people get things done especially, if they are struggling. I like to know why they are using one approach versus the other.
I want to get my membership for the International society for performance Improvement. I investigated how I can obtain my CPT certification. My organization tuition reimbursement fund can assist me to obtain this certification. CPT certification is very important to me. In the future, I am planning to retire in Nigeria, and I feel that I can use my knowledge to create a training solution organization.
Continuing Education Plan.
I will like to pursue my education and obtain my PHD. I have a lot on my plate right now. I need to figure out the financial aspects of my intention. I look forward to talk to my advisor when I finish my grad program. I will like to return to Walden for this program. I am passionate about continuing my educational goals because it will continue to increase my exposure to the educational forum that I value. There is a lot to learn, and I look forward to be the best in all I can be.
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