LDR-600 Grand Canyon University Professional Development Plan

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Use the "Professional Development Plan" document to complete the assignment. Refer to "Essential Leadership Competencies" for additional information.

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Essential Leadership Competencies Self-Leadership 1. Self-leadership provides an opportunity to achieve your objectives through your own thinking, feelings, and behaviors. Self-reflection is a necessary tool to improve the way you function as a leader. How do you plan to practice methods of self-reflection that contribute to the development of how you lead? 2. Recognition of characteristics of professional excellence plays a key role during interviews and performance evaluations. These characteristics must be visible to colleagues and stakeholders in order for you to benefit from them. Which characteristics of professional excellence do you currently have? Which characteristics of professional excellence do you want to have? 3. Emotional and social intelligence skills translate to communication skills. Leaders who are able to access their emotional center have an advantage over leaders who only rely on intellect. Emotional and social intelligence can be an area of significant personal growth. 4. Continued professional development delivers benefits to individuals, their profession, their community, and possibly the world at large. Most notably, continued professional development keeps you desirable in your current position and attractive to potential employers, if needed. 5. Organizational responses to change in the workplace are the result of individual leaders who are employed within the organization. As a leader, the ability to manage change is essential. How can you demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in response to changing or unknown circumstances? Leading Others 1. An effective leader has followers and inspires them. This relationship is mutually beneficial. Leaders and followers support each other in order to achieve goals, vision, or objectives. How do you plan to inspire followership through the utilization of leadership and motivation theories? 2. Diversity can be a strength within a team and organization. First, diversity must be recognized and leveraged as a strength. Diversity provides fresh ideas and perspective for a team or organization. How will you analyze people's strengths in order to leverage diversity to improve performance outcomes? 3. Communication and collaboration are increasingly important in a global and digital environment. Effective communication and collaboration among different stakeholders are prevalent in the workplace to meet business goals. What strategies for effectively leading teams and fostering collaboration among various stakeholders will you apply? © 2015. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. 4. A great leader seeks to coach and guide in order to develop leadership qualities in others. Most leaders have had the opportunity to be coached by other great leaders. Coaching others enables people to improve their performance. What are some methods of coaching and providing guidance that help develop leadership qualities in others? Leading an Organization 1. Analyzing organizational behavior can drive innovative change and encourage organizational growth, including improved outcomes. When new leadership is established, the leader often sets a vision. The leader must evaluate systematic interdependencies among individuals, team, and departments to inform their vision and apply innovation to improve organizational outcomes. How can you develop and communicate a compelling vision to guide organizational development? How do you plan to analyze organizational behavior to determine systemic interdependencies among individuals, teams, and departments? How do you plan to integrate creativity and innovation to improve organizational outcomes through leadership? 2. New and existing leadership requires the leader and the followers to be of the same mind. How can you foster a climate of learning and development within an organization? 3. Organizational responses to technological advances and economic shifts contribute to change in the workplace. What strategies can be utilized for implementing and managing change within an organization? Leading as Vocation 1. Numerous historical and recent events provide examples of leaders that did and did not understand they had a moral obligation to lead with kindness, compassion, and justice for the good of followers and the community. The outcomes of these events may directly and indirectly affect you, your peers, the community, and society. What are some guidelines to ensure you lead with moral obligation for the good of followers and the community? How do you intend to lead with kindness, compassion, and justice? 2. Leaders who consider leadership their vocation consider it a service to others and for the common good. How do you intend to implement leadership as a service to others that promotes the common good and contributes to the benefits of communities and society at large? 2 Professional Development Plan Leadership as a vocation requires a commitment to professional excellence and integrity, which can be achieved through establishing habits of self-reflection, life-long learning, and professional development. The purpose of this assignment is for you to reflect on where you currently are in your leadership capabilities; define where you want to go; and specify goals, plans, and a timeframe for achieving your professional objectives. Your professional development plan will be composed of three parts: Vision, Goals/Objectives, and Plans. Vision: The ability to create, communicate, and compel vision is critical to inspiring and effective leadership. While ultimately many leaders are responsible for developing visions to guide complex organizations, effective leadership begins on a much more personal level—a vision of yourself as a leader. Who are you and who do you want to become in your field or sphere of influence? Once you are clear about that, you can then confidently establish how you will help others and your organization achieve their visions. Your leadership vision is based on a number of factors including your attitude, values, personal beliefs, guiding principles, and how you behave. It may also be influenced by theoretical, philosophical, or religious frameworks and the leadership traits, values, and behaviors of others. A leadership vision is also dynamic. No great leader ever "arrived." Those who have adopted leadership as their vocation can spend a lifetime in self-reflection in order to continue to learn and more effectively motivate and inspire others. Spend some time reflecting below on where you currently are in your leadership capabilities, what you have learned about leadership in the course, and how you want to develop and improve as you continue your leadership studies and move forward in your field. Review the document “Essential Leadership Competencies” for an overview of the scope of effective leadership capabilities. Reflection: © 2015. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. Vision: Then, in 300-500 words, briefly articulate your vision for yourself as a leader 3-5 years from now. Where do you want to be? What kind of leader do you want to become? Goals/Objectives: After you have stated your vision, create five to eight leadership goals/objectives you will strive to meet in the next 3-5 years. Try to formulate at least one goal/objective related to the four major leadership competencies included in "Essential Leadership Competencies": selfleadership, leading others, leading an organization, and leadership as a vocation. Include a brief justification for each goal/objective to explain how it will help you achieve the qualities of professional excellence and integrity required of excellent leaders. 2 Plan: Specify activities you will engage in to achieve your goals/objectives. You may find it helpful to research professional development activities in your field or organization to determine what resources are available to you. Be specific about projects you will engage in either as student or as a professional and identify people in your life who can help you achieve your goals. Be sure to include a timeline of events. Finally, include a method for evaluating your professional development plan at regular intervals. What milestones will you include in your plan to help ensure its success? How will you use methods of self-reflection to assess your progress as you move towards your goals? 3 Course Code LDR-600 Class Code LDR-600-O101 Criteria Content Percentage 70.0% Self-Reflection on Current Leadership Capabilities (Competency 1.2: Practice methods of selfreflection that contribute to the development of character required by effective leaders.) 20.0% Project Vision of Student as Leader in 3-5 Years 15.0% Five-Eight Leadership Goals/Objectives as Specified in the Assignment 15.0% Development and Evaluation of a Plan to Achieve Stated Goals/Objectives (Competency 1.1: Evaluate qualities of professional excellence and integrity that characterize inspiring and effective leadership.) 20.0% Organization and Effectiveness 20.0% Thesis Development and Purpose 7.0% Argument Logic and Construction 8.0% Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use) 5.0% Format 10.0% Paper Format (Use of appropriate style for the major and assignment) 5.0% Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style) 5.0% Total Weightage 100% Benchmark - Professional Development Plan Unsatisfactory (0.00%) Plan does not include a self-reflection on current leadership capabilities, including what has been learned in the course and methods for developing and improving in order advance in the field. Plan does not project a vision of student as a leader in 3-5 years, including where student wants to be and what kind of leader student wants to become. Plan does not develop five to eight leadership goals/objectives as specified in the assignment or explain how each goal/objective will help achieve the qualities of professional excellence and integrity. A plan is not developed to achieve stated goals/objectives or does not include researching professional development activities available to help achieve goals. Plan does not provide a method for evaluating, self-reflecting, and tracking development towards the goals. Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim. Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses non-credible sources. Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used. Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly. Sources are not documented. 400.0 Less than Satisfactory (74.00%) Plan provides an incomplete or insufficient self-reflection on current leadership capabilities, including what has been learned in the course and methods for developing and improving in order advance in the field. Evidence to justify conclusions is vague or irrelevant. Subject knowledge is unclear or inconsistent. Plan projects an incomplete or insufficient a vision of student as a leader in 3-5 years, including where student wants to be and what kind of leader student wants to become. Evidence to justify conclusions is vague or irrelevant. Subject knowledge is unclear or inconsistent. Plan develops an incomplete or insufficient explanation of five to eight leadership goals/objectives as specified in the assignment. Plan does not include justification of how each goal/objective will help achieve the qualities of professional excellence and integrity. Evidence to justify conclusions is vague or irrelevant. Subject knowledge is unclear or An incomplete or insufficient plan to achieve stated goals/objectives is developed, including researching professional development activities available to help achieve goals. Plan does not provide a method for evaluating, selfreflecting, and tracking development towards the goals. Evidence to justify conclusions is vague or irrelevant. Subject Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear. Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility. Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) and/or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied. Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent. Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors. Satisfactory (79.00%) Plan provides an elemental self-reflection on current leadership capabilities, including what has been learned in the course and methods for developing and improving in order advance in the field. Some subject knowledge is evident. Plan projects an elemental vision of student as a leader in 3-5 years, including where student wants to be and what kind of leader student wants to become. Some subject knowledge is evident. Plan provides an elemental explanation of five to eight leadership goals/objectives as specified in the assignment, including justification of how each goal/objective will help achieve the qualities of professional excellence and integrity. Some subject knowledge is evident. An elemental plan to achieve stated goals/objectives is provided and includes researching professional development activities available to help achieve goals. Plan does provide a method for evaluating, self-reflecting, and tracking development towards the goals. Some subject knowledge is evident. Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose. Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis. Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed. Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present. Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present. Good (87.00%) Plan provides a self-reflection on current leadership capabilities, including what has been learned in the course and methods for developing and improving in order advance in the field. Detailed examples and evidence are included. Subject knowledge is competent. Plan projects a vision of student as a leader in 3-5 years, including where student wants to be and what kind of leader student wants to become. Detailed examples and evidence are included. Subject knowledge is competent. Plan provides an explanation of five to eight leadership goals/objectives as specified in the assignment, including justification of how each goal/objective will help achieve the qualities of professional excellence and integrity. Detailed examples and evidence are included. Subject knowledge is competent. A plan to achieve stated goals/objectives is provided and includes researching professional development activities available to help achieve goals. Plan does provide a method for evaluating, self-reflecting, and tracking development towards the goals. Detailed examples and evidence are included. Subject knowledge is competent. Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose. Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative. Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech. Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style. Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct. Excellent (100.00%) Comments Plan provides a thorough and fully developed self-reflection on current leadership capabilities, including what has been learned in the course and methods for developing and improving in order advance in the field. Plan offers detailed evidence that justifies conclusions about personal leadership development. Plan includes relevant examples and applicable Plan projects a thorough and fully developed self-reflection on a vision of student as a leader in 3-5 years, including where student wants to be and what kind of leader student wants to become. Plan offers detailed evidence that justifies conclusions about this vision. Plan includes relevant examples and applicable insight. Plan demonstrates comprehensive Plan provides a thorough and fully developed explanation of five to eight leadership goals/objectives as specified in the assignment, including justification of how each goal/objective will help achieve the qualities of professional excellence and integrity. Plan offers detailed evidence that justifies conclusions about these goals/objectives. Plan includes A thorough and fully developed plan to achieve stated goals/objectives is provided and includes researching professional development activities available to help achieve goals. Plan does provide a method for evaluating, selfreflecting, and tracking development towards the goals. Plan offers detailed evidence that justifies conclusions about the Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear. Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English. All format elements are correct. Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error. Points Earned ...
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Professional Development Plan
Leadership as a vocation requires a commitment to professional excellence and integrity, which
can be achieved through establishing habits of self-reflection, life-long learning, and professional
development. The purpose of this assignment is for you to reflect on where you currently are in
your leadership capabilities; define where you want to go; and specify goals, plans, and a
timeframe for achieving your professional objectives. Your professional development plan will
be composed of three parts: Vision, Goals/Objectives, and Plans.
Vision:
The ability to create, communicate, and compel vision is critical to inspiring and effective
leadership. While ultimately many leaders are responsible for developing visions to guide
complex organizations, effective leadership begins on a much more personal level—a vision of
yourself as a leader. Who are you and who do you want to become in your field or sphere of
influence? Once you are clear about that, you can then confidently establish how you will help
others and your organization achieve their visions.
Your leadership vision is based on a number of factors including your attitude, values, personal
beliefs, guiding principles, and how you behave. It may also be influenced by theoretical,
philosophical, or religious frameworks and the leadership traits, values, and behaviors of others.
A leadership vision is also dynamic. No great leader ever "arrived." Those who have adopted
leadership as their vocation can spend a lifetime in self-reflection in order to continue to learn
and more effectively motivate and inspire others.
Spend some time reflecting below on where you currently are in your leadership capabilities,
what you have learned about leadership in the course, and how you want to develop and improve
as you continue your leadership studies and move forward in your field. Review the document
“Essential Leadership Competencies” for an overview of the scope of effective leadership
capabilities.
Reflection:
Leadership is described as the ability to influence people (followers) to follow a specific path
rather than other paths (McCleskey, 2014). Based on that description, I believe that I am in
the intermediate level with regard to leadership capabilities. I have influenced people on many
occasions to follow a specific path though not qui...

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