ERIC Number: ED328534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Decision-making and Professional Development. A Focus on the Individual.
Small, Sue E.
A process of decision making and professional growth is described as a tool for refocusing on individual growth for professional development and redefining the relationship between professional development and organizational outcomes. Refocusing on individual professional growth is an intervention aimed at reconceptualizing the linking relationship between staff development and organizational outcomes. Six key concepts of the proposed intervention are discussed: (1) both individuals and organizations need a clear sense of purpose or mission; (2) individuals need to focus energy toward change and development to be more balanced and productive; (3) the relationship between individual development and organizational outcomes is informal and evolving; (4) the organization's goal is to facilitate and support individual decision making and development; (5) self-managing individuals and teams will produce an enthusiastic and growing staff; and (6) organizations will experience a transformation, producing outcomes of increased productivity, cooperation, and teamwork. Five components are suggested in an intervention model for the process of decision making and professional development. An outline of possible activities for individual development is accompanied by an outline of possible actions and resources that an organization can use to support individual development. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (15th, Orlando, FL, November 16-20, 1990).