"Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century."
-Alfred Edward Perlman
Continuous growth and development is critical to maintaining the excellence of our staff, and supporting the mission of the campus, now and in the future. There are many options for developing your knowledge, skills, and abilities, and we encourage you to explore them for yourself and with your supervisor. Here are some important thoughts to help you get started, and to continue your development:
- You are primarily responsible for your own development. Your supervisor and the organization are partners with you in that effort
- There are many possible goals for your learning and development. The 4 primary ones are:
- to improve your skills and knowledge in order to raise the level of your job performance
- to learn new skills and knowledge in order to take on new responsibilities and enrich your current job
- to learn new skills and knowledge in order to advance your career
- to leverage your strengths more fully in your job and in the organization
- There are many different ways to develop. Some of these include:
- challenging assignments on the job
- serving on committees or project teams
- training classes
- temporary job assignments
- networking with professional colleagues
- Always look for development opportunities, and how you can mine your work and personal experiences for learning and application on the job.