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At GVSU, professional development is comprised of a continuum of opportunities—internal and external to the University—which expand or enhance competencies and capabilities that contribute to GVSU’s mission. Professional development (PD) includes the pursuit/acquisition of skills, attitudes, or knowledge which is reasonably connected to the mission of the University. Such pursuits would include training, conferences, degrees, certifications, or experiences directly related to one’s current—or reasonable next—job within the University. Professional development includes more than training or classroom style events. Job rotations, shadowing, stretch assignments, communities of practice, coaching/mentoring relationships, conferences, travel, and service projects can all be vehicles for professional development.
This section contains a quarterly blog offering fresh, interesting perspectives on higher education and professional development.
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By Kim Monaghan, M.A., P.C.C., C.P.R.W (Guest Blogger)
You've heard me say it before and I'll say it again... Mentoring is a must! But for mentoring to really succeed, you should be a mentor, and, you should have a mentor. So, if you’re ready to take your career to new heights, follow these four steps:
Remember, there's a lot of professional power within a mentoring relationship. When you have one or more mentors to support and guide you on your journey, the possibilities are endless.
Technology and Community Engagement are two ways individuals can stay relevant in your career.
Professional development on a budget by Adriana Paz (Guest Blogger)