Personal development is investing time and resources into your most valuable asset- YOU. In order to do this, you need to reflect on your personal values and explore your strengths and weaknesses, then set goals based on what you want to achieve in your life.
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"The trouble with not having a goal is you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score." -Bill Copeland.
Creating SMART Goals: Instruction Sheet
Creating SMART Goals: Worksheet
Whether you are trying to work on your own individual development, or trying to plan workshops, inservices, or activities to facilitate development in others, here is a list of topics to consider when thinking about areas of personal development:
- Conflict management
- Effective communication
- Effective Meetings
- Professional Ethics
- Motivating Team Members
- Leadership Styles
- Public Speaking
- Time Management
- Values Based Leadership
Are you ready for your career? You need to start planning now (yes, NOW!). If one of the important destinations in your future is a much-desired job or position, a career plan truly is a roadmap to help you reach it. It’s very rare that someone will simply fall into their dream job. Most commonly, it takes years of planning, work and even a little bit of luck to develop your current situation into the career of your dreams. By isolating exactly what you’ll need to accomplish in order to be a candidate for the job you truly want, fulfilling the needed tasks will become much easier and your chances of success are much higher.
Resources for Freshmen and Sophomores:
- Choosing Your Major For The Career You Want
- Salary and Hiring Data (FSU Grads)
- Start Your Career Roadmap NOW
Resources for Juniors and Seniors: