Professional Development Plan: Part 1
Part 1: What guides your career choices?In this course, you were asked to (1) identify your core values, (2) think about the key values and characteristics of leaders working for social change, and (3) reflect on your leadership experiences and role models. Use this information to draft a Personal Mission Statement and a Statement of Leadership that will guide your career choices. A Personal Mission Statement is a brief statement of 3-5 sentences that not only expresses who you are, but also who you want to become. As a written document, it formalizes your values and your goals and functions as a set of guidelines for making decisions in your personal and professional life. A Statement of Leadership is similar to a Personal Mission Statement; however, it focuses on the characteristics and behaviors that you value and want to demonstrate when working on projects in teams, organizations, and community settings. This statement is also approximately 3-5 sentences.Include 1-2 paragraphs explaining how you came up with your statements, why these statements are important to you, and how you think they will guide your career decision-making process.