Whether you are new to the profession or an old hand, this program can enhance your professional development and increase your effectiveness. The program provides you unlimited access to my advice and counsel for a period of six months and a custom-designed strategy for achieving your professional goals.
Our first step is a no-obligation discussion about what you’re looking for in a professional development program. Before beginning the program, we need to both be sure that this is an appropriate match for both of us. We’ll both be investing a lot of time and effort, so it’s important to make sure we agree on the expected results.
Here’s what you get with the Professional Development Program:
Goal setting sessions
If you are accepted into the program, we begin by identifying the professional goals you want to achieve. These are oriented towards your personal professional development, not program development, and should be very specific. Examples of goals are achieving professional certification, developing better presentation skills, or improving time management.
Once we are agreed on your goals, we develop a strategy and intermediate performance objectives to help you achieve those goals. I believe it is important to have structure in any professional development program so that you stay on track and can measure your progress.
Custom designed reading list
To support your strategy, I will develop a professional reading list and target dates for completing your readings. In some cases I can provide the readings; in others you will need to either purchase materials or get them from a library.
Unlimited access to professional advice
During the duration of the program, you have unlimited access to me by phone and email. You may use this time to periodic ally review your performance objectives, discuss your assigned readings, and adjust your strategy as needed. You may also seek my advice on operational matters that may affect your professional reputation.
As part of the program you will also receive a free copy of my book, Emergency Management: Concepts and Strategies for Effective Programs.