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Week 8 Assignment – Development Plan for Two SkillsOverview

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Week 8 Assignment – Development Plan for Two SkillsOverview

For this assignment, you’ll identify two skills that you’d like to focus on and create a plan for developing those skills. At the end of the assignment, you’ll have a tangible plan for personal and professional development, which you can also review with the Career Center team to help you work through your career strategy. (Watch the Week 8 Assignment Part 1 Assignment Help Video for additional support.)

The template includes five sections:

1.     Choose Your Two Skills

2.     Desired Outcome

3.     Goal Statement

4.     Resources

5.     Action Plan

Instructions

Complete the Template: Read the instructions for each section and place your answers in the boxes as indicated below. Use complete sentences, and answer in your own words.

Note: This is personal writing, so you shouldn’t need to cite anything, but if you use information from a source, cite it. To help make sure you are properly citing your sources, please review Strayer Writing Standards.

 

 

CHOOSE YOUR TWO SKILLS

Instructions:

From
the 10 skills, choose two skills you want to focus on improving. You can use
the two skills you wrote about for the Week 6 Assignment, Employability
Skills and the Future of Work, or any two new skills from the 10 skills. The
two skills you chose will be used to complete the rest of this template.

Example Chosen Skill #1: Technology                                      Example Chosen Skill #2: Communication

SKILL
#1:
Enter your first chosen skill here.

SKILL
#2:
Enter your second chosen skill here.

  

YOU’RE DOING GREAT! KEEP GOING! THERE ARE 4 MORE SECTIONS.

DESIRED OUTCOME OR BENEFIT

Instructions:

Discuss
the benefits of improving your chosen skills, including what your future
looks like having improved these skills.

Example Desired
Outcome for Skill #1 – Technology:
Increase confidence in website
design and maintenance, and even basic coding.


SKILL #1:
Write
your desired outcome or benefit that you expect after improving your first
chosen skill.



SKILL #2:
Write
your desired outcome or benefit that you expect after improving your second
chosen skill.


  

YOU’RE DOING GREAT! KEEP GOING! THERE ARE 3 MORE SECTIONS.

  

GOAL STATEMENT

Instructions:

Write a SMART (Specific, Measurable,
Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) goal statement for the two skills you have
identified.
(Watch the Week 8 Assignment
Part
2 Assignment Help Video
for additional support.)

Example Goal
Statement for Skill #2 – Communication:
I will improve my active
listening skills by focusing 100% on listening without trying to think of a
response, measuring my progress through a peer feedback exercise and
self-reflection journal, over the course of one year.

SKILL #1: Write
your goal statement for your first chosen skill.


SKILL #2: Write
your goal statement for your second chosen skill.


  

YOU’RE DOING GREAT! KEEP GOING! THERE ARE 2 MORE SECTIONS. 

 

RESOURCES

Instructions:

Review the resources below. Then, explain how
you will use 1-2 of the resources to help you strengthen your chosen skills. 

 

Career Center Resources

Career Coach


Exploration Guides


Find Your Path


Interview Tips


LinkedIn


Networking Tips


Professional Associations

Other Strayer Resources

·   
WRK100 Library Guide

·   
Get Inspired

·   
SOAR Student Assistance

·   
Strategies for Success

·    Strayer or
Sophia Courses

·   
Strayer Mobile

·   
Strayer Technical Support

·    The GPS Academic Dashboard

Other Resources

·    
Conferences, peers/coworkers,
associations/community groups, instructors, or other experts in the field.

·     LinkedIn Learning

·    
Tutorials, books, or articles.

Example for
Skill #1 – Technology:
Being
more knowledgeable about where to find free classes via technology such as
LinkedIn Learning will give me more resources to help strengthen this goal.

 

SKILL #1: Identify
the resource you chose and explain how it can help you strengthen your
first chosen skill.


SKILL #2: Identify
the resource you chose and explain how it can help you strengthen your
second chosen skill.


  

YOU’RE DOING GREAT! KEEP GOING! THERE IS 1 MORE SECTION.

ACTION PLAN

Instructions:

Complete your action plan for the two skills you have chosen. (Watch the Week 8 Assignment
Part 3 Assignment Help Video
for additional
support.)


Action
Plan:

·      
Action Steps: List three specific steps you will take to
build upon your skill.

·      
Potential Challenges: Discuss
potential challenges to reaching your goal or developing your skill.

·      
Overcoming Challenges: Describe
how you will overcome challenges.

·      
Key Supporters: Identify
two individuals who can support you as you develop your skill and explain how
they will help you meet your goal.

 

Example
Action Plan for Skill #1 –
Technology:

·      
Action Steps: 1) Within the next
month: Sign up for the Odin Project. 2) Within the next month: Create a
LinkedIn & LinkedIn Learning account. 3) Over the next
two years: Take classes
to develop skills in technology.

·      
Potential Challenges: Prioritizing and setting
aside time to develop skills.

·      
Overcoming Challenges: Develop
a schedule and stick to it.

·      
Key Supporters: Arthur, a friend who is
skilled in website design and can provide knowledge and support.

 

SKILL #1

SKILL #2

ACTION STEPS

List 3 specific steps you will take to
build upon your skill.
Step 1:
Step 2: 
Step 3: 

(Add more steps if necessary.)

List 3 specific steps you will take to
build upon your skill.
Step 1:
Step 2: 
Step 3: 

(Add more steps if necessary.)

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES

Discuss potential challenges to reaching
your goal or developing your skill.


Discuss potential challenges to reaching
your goal or developing your skill.


OVERCOMING CHALLENGES

Describe how you will overcome the challenges
discussed above.


Describe how you will overcome the
challenges discussed above.


KEY SUPPORTERS


Supporter 1: Identify the first
name and role of an individual who can support you as you develop your
skill.

 

 

Explanation: Explain
how they will help you meet your goal. How will they provide feedback? Can
they teach you certain aspects of the skill?

 

 

(Add more supporters if necessary.)


Supporter 2: Identify the first
name and role of an individual who can support you as you develop your
skill.

 

 

Explanation: Explain
how they will help you meet your goal. How will they provide feedback? Can
they teach you certain aspects of the skill?

 

 

Add more supporters if necessary.)

GREAT JOB! YOU’VE REACHED THE END OF THE TEMPLATE!

REVIEW YOUR WORK FOR CLARITY, SPELLING, AND FORMATTING BEFORE SUBMITTING.

Resources

10 Skills Defined:

·       Visit the Strayer 10 Skills Hub for an interactive overview of all 10 Essential Employability Skills.

·       10 Skills Definitions (PDF).

Strayer University Career Center:

·       Visit the Strayer University Career Center and review the Career Exploration Guides. These guides provide tools to help you explore careers related to your major or concentration. Use the information to learn about your career path and opportunities in it. This information can also help you make a transition into positions related to your major or concentration.

You can also reach out to a Career Coach directly.

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