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In your Personal Development Plan template, you will complete the following:

  • SMART Goals:
    • Write a SMART goal related to your academic development or refinement.
    • Write a SMART goal related to your professional development or refinement.
  • Strengths and Skills:
    • Describe three skills or strengths that can help you achieve your academic development goal.
    • Describe three skills or strengths that can help you achieve your professional development goal.
  • Challenges and Obstacles:
    • Describe two challenges, threats, or obstacles that could get in the way of achieving your academic goal.
    • Describe two challenges, threats, or obstacles that could get in the way of achieving your professional goal.
  • Action Plan:
    • Describe three specific next steps to take to achieve your academic goal within your timeframe.
    • Describe three specific next steps to take to achieve your professional goal within your timeframe.
  • Support Resources:
    • Describe two resources or supports that could help you achieve your academic goal.
    • Describe two resources or supports that could help you achieve your professional goal.
  • Monitoring Progress:
    • Describe one plan, strategy, or tool you will use to monitor or measure your progress toward your academic goal.
    • Describe one plan, strategy, or tool you will use to monitor or measure your progress toward your professional goal.
  • Written Reflection:
    • Explain how being mindful of your strengths, skills, and potential challenges or obstacles can impact your personal, academic, and professional growth in a minimum of 200 words.
    • Describe how having grit, integrity, and a growth mindset contributes to your goal attainment in a minimum of 200 words.

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Week 5: Personal Development Plan

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Overview: Your final project has two parts. In Part 1, you will state and assess your academic and professional SMART goals. In Part 2, you will write two paragraphs reflecting on what you have learned in class and how it can help you reach your goals.

Part 1: Your SMART Goals

Directions: State your academic and professional SMART goals.

1. Write your academic SMART goal:
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2. Write your professional SMART goal:
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Need help? Look at the feedback you got on your Week 1 and Week 2 assignments regarding your SMART goals. Remember that your SMART goals must be s pecific, m easurable, a chievable, r elevant, and t ime bound.

Directions: Based on the SMART goals you wrote above, fill out the table below.First you will discuss your strengths, areas of opportunity, action plan, support resources, and monitoring process for your academic goal. Then, you will do the same for your professional goal.

StrengthsDescribe three strengths you possess that can help you reach your SMART goals.Areas of OpportunityDescribe two challenges or obstacles that you must address to reach your SMART goals.Action PlanDescribe three next steps to take to achieve your goal within your timeframe.Support ResourcesDescribe two resources or supports that could help you achieve your goals.Monitoring ProcessDescribe one plan ,strategy, or tool you will use to monitor or measure your progress toward your goals.
Academic Goal
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Tip: Think about your LCI scores and what you wrote aboutfor your Week 2 assignment.Tip: Think of sub-steps that need to happen in order to reach your SMART goal.Tip: Think about the resources in the SSC and review what you wrote for your Week 3 assignment and the Week 5 Discussions.Tip: Think about different ways to track your progress as you work toward your goal.

Part 2: Reflection

Directions: Now that you have clearly stated your SMART goals and identified key elements, reflect on how these elements might impact and contribute to your goals by answering the two questions below:

1. In a minimum of 200 words, explain how being mindful of your strengths, skills, and potential challenges or obstacles can impact your personal, academic, and professional growth.
Click or tap here to enter text. Be sure to write a fully developed paragraph.
2. In a minimum of 200 words, describe how having grit , integrity , and a growth mindset contribute to your goal attainment.
Click or tap here to enter text. Be sure to write a fully developed paragraph.

Don’t forget to submit your assignment! After completing this worksheet, save it to your computer and upload it to Folio and the Assignment Submission area within your Canvas Classroom. Remember to include your Folio link in the comment section of Waypoint as you submit the project for grading.