YOU are the Goal! Career & Individual Development Planning

On-demand career goal target imageWhether you are exploring options at your current library or envisioning a new workplace, an Individual Development Plan (IDP) can be a helpful tool to identify, organize, and communicate your career goals. This on-demand webinar provides tips and guidelines about the purpose of an IDP and how to put it into action. Explore the components of an IDP, learn about free and low-cost learning resources that can support your professional development, and gain tools for communicating your development plan with your supervisor.

Originally presented March 23, 2016.

Running time: 47 minutes

Takeaways

At the conclusion of this on-demand webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define their personal and professional goals using the SMART goal protocol;
  • Create their own Individual Development Plan; and
  • Prepare for an effective meeting with their supervisor to discuss professional goals.

Who Should Attend

All public library staff who are interested in adding their individual vision to their career trajectory. Content is suitable for all levels, with no prior knowledge required.

Instructors

Margaret DriscollMargaret Driscoll, learning organization librarian at UC Santa Barbara (Calif.), has had a long and varied library career—working in or managing virtually every departmental function in academic libraries, from high school to research university. Throughout that winding path, she remains dedicated to keeping up-to-date with trends in the profession as well as developing a deeply held belief in the power of continuous learning.


Ryan GeorgeRyan George, academic & staff human resources analyst, UC Santa Barbara Library, is working hard to achieve “Gaucho-for-Life” status! After attending school at UCSB, he accepted a position with Housing & Residential Services. During his tenure with Residential Dining, he became involved with campus issues as a member and co-chair of the Chancellor's Staff Advisory Council. Ryan has been at the University Library since March of 2013 and remains devoted to staff advocacy with a particular passion for professional growth and learning.


Registration

Cost

Please note this on-demand webinar’s shorter running time of 47 minutes.

Individual

  • $28 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members)

Group

  • $119 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members)

If access to this on-demand webinar will be shared with multiple people—viewing either on an individual basis or gathered together in a single location—then the group rate applies.

This on-demand webinar is intended for the sole use of the purchaser, whether an individual or group. Redistribution or rebroadcast to another individual or group other than the purchaser is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.

Handout

This on-demand webinar includes a 15-page PDF handout with instructions and forms the instructors reference during the webinar, to assist you in your career and individual development planning.

Preview

This preview is limited to a brief portion near the beginning of the recording and does not include full on-demand webinar content. To register and access the full content, follow the instructions below.

How to Register

Purchase from the ALA Store:

If access to this on-demand webinar will be shared with multiple people—viewing either on an individual basis or gathered together in a single location—then the group rate applies.

The purchase of this on-demand webinar will include instructions and a password to access the archived recording of the webinar. You'll have access to the on-demand webinar for one year from date of purchase.

This on-demand webinar is intended for the sole use of the purchaser, whether an individual or group. Redistribution or rebroadcast to another individual or group other than the purchaser is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.

Tech Requirements

To playback this on-demand webinar you should have either the latest version of Flash running on your computer, or use a browser with native HTML5 support. Please use the most up-to-date version available of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer. A fast Internet connection and computer is recommended.

We suggest that groups, especially larger groups, plan ahead to use an LCD/LED projector in the room to project the webinar recording. Groups will also want to have speakers capable of amplifying the webinar audio for the entire room.

Credits or CEUs

PLA does not award credit hours, or CEUs, for its on-demand webinars and cannot verify participation.

Contact

Questions about this webinar? Please contact us at plawebinars@ala.org or 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA (5752). For questions about webinar registration, please call 800-545-2433 ext. 5.