1. Course: WRK100: Preparing for the Future of Work
    Assignment 3: Skill Development Plan
    Due: Week 9
    Points: 125
    What to submit/deliverables: Word document that contains the Skill Development Plan.
    What is the value of doing this assignment? For the last nine weeks, you‘ve been learning how the 10 Skills are an essential part of being successful in the future world of work. In Assignment 2, you began to reflect on your skills and goals and how the 10 Skills have helped you reach accomplishments. Your understanding of the skills have been refined, and now it‘s time to reflect on your strengths and areas for growth again in order to develop a plan moving forward.
    For this assignment, you‘ll identify three skills that you‘d like to focus on and develop a plan for. As you think of which skills you‘d like to improve upon, consider choosing skills at varying levels. You might, for example, choose a skill that you are already strong in, but would be excited to continue exploring and building upon, as well as a skill that you might have more room for growth in. At the end of the assignment, you‘ll leave with the beginning of a tangible plan for personal and professional development that you can review with the Career Center team.
    Your goal for this assignment is to: Practice your communication skill by using the Skill Development Plan Template to outline a plan for developing skills to support a successful learning experience and career. (See the Skill Development Plan Sample.)
    Steps to complete: In Week 9, complete and submit your Skill Development Plan using the following steps:
    STEP 1: Identify the targeted skill. Summarize your strengths and areas of improvement in this skill area. Then, identify your desired outcomes around this skill area and write a positive goal statement. Complete the following sections of the template: Target SkillStrengthsAreas of ImprovementDesired Outcome, and Goal Statement.
    STEP 2: Specify the actions you can take to work towards your goals, with specific strategies and practices that you can apply. Identify any potential obstacles and challenges to achieving your goal. Complete the following sections of the template: Practices for GrowthAction Steps, and Potential Obstacles and Challenges.
    STEP 3: Keeping your action plan in mind, identify trusted supporters and university resources that can help you in your skill development plan. Complete the following sections of the template: Key Supporters and Supporting University Resources.
    STEP 4: Reflect on the connections between skill development and your overall personal, academic, and professional goals. Complete the following sections of the template: Benefits From Change and Connections to Personal, Academic, and Career Goals.
    STEP 5: Complete Steps 1‐4 for the two other skills you have identified.
    STEP 6: Save the template with your completed responses as a Word file titled Your Name, WRK100_Assignment 3 Skill Development Plan and submit in Blackboard in Week 9.
    Assignment 3 Rubric
    See the Help from Dr. Nicole link on the left menu for assignment overviews and examples.
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Target Skill #1: Technology

· I can use all apps in Microsoft Office.

· I can easily download and install software when needed on my computer and phone.

· I not only like, but am confident in, using new applications. I like experimenting and trying new technology.

Areas of Improvement:

· I’d like to increase my confidence in website design and maintenance, and even basic coding.

· Sometimes I get easily frustrated when technology doesn’t work the way I expect it to.

Desired Outcome:

· Increase confidence in website design and maintenance, and even basic coding.

· Reduce frustration at technology in order to better troubleshoot issues.

Goal Statement:

· By the time I graduate from Strayer, I want to be able to create and maintain my own website as another way of promoting myself (in addition to my résumé or LinkedIn).

· I also want to be able to do side work in website design to make extra money when needed.



Practices for Growth:

· I can try a free website builder like Squarespace to help me practice designing websites.

· I already have a lot of obligations with being in school and working a part-time job, so I think taking 30 minutes a week to learn the basics through LinkedIn Learning and other free tools is a good way to work on this.

· I also think that teaching a skill will help me learn it even better, so I’m going to offer to help my friends learn different tools. They already ask me for help sometimes, so I might even start an informal group each month.

Action Steps:

· September 2020: Sign up for the Odin Project and LinkedIn Learning.

· Fall-Winter: Work on free tutorials through those sites on the weekend (4 hrs).

· January 2020: Sign up for Squarespace.

· Throughout 2020: Start an informal tech group to work on website building and get help from others (meet once a month).

· May 2020: Have a basic website set up on Squarespace.

Potential Obstacles and Challenges:

· Prioritizing and setting aside time to develop skills.

· Finding committed and interested classmates who would motivate me to keep at it.

· Balancing my desire to work on website design and coding with my class load and part-time job.

Key Supporters:

· Arthur, a friend who is skilled in website design and can provide support.

· Mr. Murray, previous IT professor who helped a lot with tech projects and hosts mini-maker faires at his lab each month.

· Rita, a career counselor who helped advise me on coursework to support my career goals.

Supporting University Resources:

· Career Services offers access to LinkedIn Learning. There I can put in the skills I want to gain (web design and coding), and it automatically populates a list of free and short courses to help me develop my skills.

Benefits From Change and Connections to Personal, Academic, and Career Goals:

I mentioned in Assignment 2 that as a personal goal I’d like to increase my Spanish skills. Being more knowledgeable about where to find free classes via technology—like LinkedIn Learning—will give me more resources to help with this goal. Professionally, I wanted to find a job that is flexible with studying. If I could get a side job helping with website maintenance, that’d be a great way to make money and work when I want to. It can also help me reach my academic goal of studying for two hours a day and leaving the rest for personal time. I won’t need to get in the car and commute to my work but, instead, can choose when and how long I work on side website projects.

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