Mapping Your Own Professional Development Dr. Noel N. Schulz, WSU First Lady Professor, School of EE and CS Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Washington State University [email protected] @wsu_noel_schulz The Schulz Family Andrew 5th year Ok State Kirk President Noel
Engineering Faculty Tim (son) & Tricia Schulz MS CS Sandia, New Mexico Career Timelines Asst Prof Assoc Prof MTU Dept. Chair MTU Asst Prof UND BS
1985 Dean Professor MSU Dept. Head VPR MSU MSU President President WSU K-State PhD 90
2000 95 05 15 10 Empty Nest Andrew Met Married Timothy BS MS Instructor
Dean Professorship IEEE PES Pres (12-13) Prof WSU Our Changes -- 1987-2017 Cardiff, Wales Fall 2008 Goals Set short term and long term goals. Make at least one stretch
goal. Understand the steps to meet your goals Set goals in personal and professional activities Your priorities and goals may change over time VS Goals and Leadership Seven Habits Covey Begin with end in mind Put First Things First (Prioritize) Sharpen your saw How you handle failure as important as success
Strive to Make a Difference May not get recognition May not know whom you are influencing Networks/Support Systems Where I am What formal and informal networks do you need? Where I am going Where I have been
ADAPTING TO CHANGE The only thing constant is change." Heraclitus Greek Philosopher, ~500 BC Boss Career Interests Technology Life Stages Job Team Family What does Resilience mean? Google.com 1. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. www.dictionary.com
Noun 2. the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity. 3. ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy. 1620s definition Act of Rebounding resilience. Dictionary.com. Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper, Historian. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/resilience (accessed: March 7, 2017). What does resilience mean to me? Ability to recover and create a difference by making things better or changing the status quo
What are you doing to increase resiliency in you and your team? Creating Resiliency in You Personal & Professional Life Integration True Time Away from Work l a n o i t
s n s e e f m o r p P elo v e D Professional Development Where do I want to go? How do I get there? What new skills do I need for next steps?
How do I advance within my current job? What activities are available within WSU? Outside? Creating Resiliency in Your Team Playing with the Team You Have Making the Most of the Team Understanding strengths and getting people into the right positions (you and your team) This Photo CC BY-SA Kirk Myers-Briggs INTJ StrengthFinder Themes
Strategic See patterns where others see complexity Learner You love to learn Maximizer - Excellence, not average is your measure Focus - Where am I headed? Achiever Constant need for achievement Noel Myers-Briggs ESFJ StrengthFinder Themes Developer Recognize &
cultivate potential in others Achiever -- Constant need for achievement Learner -- You love to learn Analytical Think about all factors that might affect situation Responsibility Committed to values of honesty & Tools to Learn about Your and Teams Strengths Strength Finder Summary Professional Development is about managing your toolbox to have skills for today and tomorrow Set your goals and develop a plan to get the skills
needed for future opportunities Be ready to deal with change Advancing resiliency provides long-term benefits for you and your team Exciting times ahead for 2017-2018 Consider your short-term and long-term goals and working on one part of them Have Fun! Thank you for all you do for WSU! It takes a village and we appreciate you! #GoCougs
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