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Career by Design

Faculty - Robin Johnson

With career focus, managers are able to achieve professional and organizational goals with less stress. The Career by Design tools help participants select projects where they are most likely to succeed, determine when/how to team up with others for effectiveness, decide who to delegate projects to in their organizations, and how to enrich their jobs while positioning themselves for greater contributions. Participants also use these tools to make and get credit for their contributions. In this session, participants identify their interests, best work skills, and values so they are able to maximize job satisfaction. Participants learn to separate best work skills from energy drainers; understand which work environments and situations motivate them; and use feedback-assessment tools to enhance strengths and develop their potential. Participants devise a career contribution statement, summarizing past contributions to the organization, reaffirming commitment, and outlining key strengths to use with managers and mentors for gaining future opportunities.