ERIC Number: ED224874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Professional Life Planning: A Self-Directed, Systematic Approach.
Rivera, William M.
Professional life planning means taking a self-directed, systematic approach to professional renewal. To engage in professional life planning (or self-directed professional development) is to take greater control of one's life. Four major actions comprise the essence of professional life planning; they are self-assessment of professional strengths and weaknesses, planning professional growth through goal setting, organizing activities and records in line with goals, and evaluating periodically one's professional situation and goals. Aside from continuing professional education, a number of professional development opportunities are open to the self-directed planner. They involve (1) joining professional associations; (2) attending professional conferences; (3) participating in relevant seminars and meetings; (4) attending workshops to enhance strengths or overcome a weakness; and (5) integrating professional information into one's life. A systematic approach to one's professional growth requires a willingness to grow and readiness to become involved. With systematic effort, growth and change become natural aspects of one's life and professional stance. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented at the National Adult Education Conference (San Antonio, TX, November 1982).