What would happen if we looked at professional development as an asset-based, positive activity? What if, instead of looking for professional development based on what we lack, we approached it as a way to build upon our strengths, to grow and expand? What if we looked at how to create the most supportive and inspirational development environment for ourselves so that we found ways to have more of what we want and need to grow personally and professionally? What if professional development came from inspiration, not desperation?
In this series, I focus on how to engage in positive professional development that helps us build our skills based on our strengths and talents to fulfill our longer-term career goals.
- Professional Development from Inspiration, Not Desperation
- Positive Questions for Professional Development: Setting the Stage
- Positive Questions for Professional Development: Creating a Learning Vision
- Strategies for Exploring Positive Questions for Professional Development
- Insights Into Action
- Professional Development from the Growth Mindset
- Six Positive Professional Development Strategies for the Toxic Workplace
- Who Do You Have to Thank For Where You Are Today?
And some related posts:
- 12 More Professional Development Questions
- Action vs. Activity
- Positive Practices and the Power of the Positive Question
- The Power of Positive Priming
- What Do You Want More Of?
- 7 Dangerous Things Every Adult Should Do
- A Four-Step Process to Learning When Your Organization Isn't Into It
- Cultivating Curiosity
- 10 Questions for Your Reflective Practice
- Debriefing Yourself
- If You Do Not Work on Important Questions, You Will Not Do Important Work
- Becoming a More Reflective Individual Practitioner
- Creating an Organizational Culture of Reflective Practice
- Do You Have a Growth Mindset?
- A Dream: Learner-Centered Professional Development for Growth