As you move through “Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders”, and indeed through your life, you are responsible for your own learning. This Leadership Development Plan (LDP) is an assignment that helps you to create the foundation of a holistic, lifelong learning plan to integrate and guide your learning and leadership development process.
It is a simple plan with 5 categories of questions designed to stimulate you to think about your highest aspirations, the goals you want to achieve and the paths you want to take to realize your dreams and contribute to our interdependent world. This LDP is tailored for and created by you. Throughout the course you will have a chance to read, observe, complete assessments, reflect on meaning, engage in dialogue, get feedback and conduct research to formulate responses to the questions.
Some resources that will help you create your written Leadership Development Plan include:
Predictive Index and Emotional Intelligence Assessments
Your Leadership Development Plan is submitted in essay format: please remove the individual questions from your final work in order to submit a cohesive essay. Your essay should demonstrate your self awareness as well as your ability to synthesize readings, discussions and research discussed in class in a way that relates to your unique situations and needs. Your completed essay should be 5-6 pages, 12-font, double spaced, with proper APA citations, and a strong introduction and conclusion. Make sure you thoroughly and thoughtfully address the questions below. You are also required to constructively integrate at least 3 readings/resources from class into your plan.
I. Values and Strengths
Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders are lifelong learners and value their own strengths. What do you value most about yourself? What do people tell you are your strengths? How do your actions reflect your values? What goals do you have related to growing your strengths and capitalizing on your values?
II. Learning Goals
Goals help us to focus on priorities and translate aspirations into action. You can tailor your learning at Bay Path University to meet your needs. What are your learning goals while you study for your undergraduate degree at BPU? Think about your writing, reading, presentation and technology skills. What academic challenges are you concerned about and what steps can you take to support your development in these areas? Given your learning style and interests, what will you do to achieve these goals? When? Be as specific as possible! Name at least two things that you want to know more about before you graduate.
III. Career Development
What is your chosen profession? What do you enjoy most about it? How can your learning opportunities contribute to your chosen career path? If you are unsure of your career path, what options do you wish to explore? Who do you know who could help you you’re your career development? What obstacles are you encountering and what steps can you take to address these? Name two steps that you can take to reach toward your ultimate career goal.
IV. Work, School, Life Integration
In our interdependent world, family, friends, colleagues, and relationships to others really matter. Integrating these aspects of our lives and prioritizing well, in a way that reflects our values, helps us to be strong and live life to its fullest-mind, body and spirit. What interests do you want to cultivate in your life outside of school and work? How can you engage in your BP Community and your home community? What are two things that you intend to do to better manage the integration of your work, school and personal priorities? When will you get started?
V. Leadership Development
What is your definition of leadership for you? Name 3 leadership keys to success that you use most to achieving your goals. Why are these keys to success so important to your success? Now that you have established what effective leadership is for women, what specific steps can you take to increase your effectiveness as a women leader? Do you see yourself as having a role in advancing the status of women leaders? If so, share your thought process.