Guide Your Professional Growth

A new tool can help you create a learning roadmap aligned with Institute values

February 01, 2023 | By Workplace Learning & Professional Development
A people leader holding binoculars looking towards a yearly calendar.

The arrival of a new year ushers in a season of refreshed and new ambitions. It’s also when we prioritize yearly goals and renew our professional development plans. This year, the Workplace Learning & Professional Development (WLPD) team is introducing a new self-assessment tool to help you maximize your talents, improve skills, and make positive contributions that drive successful outcomes at Tech as they relate to our Institute values: The Values-Based Assessment and Learning Roadmap Tool.

Developed for All Staff & Faculty 

The Values-Based Assessment and Learning Roadmap Tool is guided by Institute values with each question being based upon behaviors identified by the Living Our Values Every Day (L.O.V.E.) Committee. After completing the self-assessment, you will receive an individualized learning plan for professional growth, helping you to discover and improve your skills to drive successful performance and teamwork.  

“This assessment was definitely enlightening regarding my self-awareness in areas to strengthen,” said one staff member.  

“I absolutely loved the links and information provided in the road map,” said another. “These are actionable items to enhance your leadership style.”  

After completing the 20-minute-long assessment, you will immediately receive a report that details your strengths and opportunities for growth as they relate to Institute values. The report can then be shared with your supervisor to develop a learning action plan. WLPD will assist you in your journey to achieve your goals as part of a year-long professional development plan, in which you will discover how to bring the Institute’s values to life through self-reflection, confidence, and positive influence. 

As a valued member of the Tech community, investing in your own performance and management skills will not only increase your own productivity and satisfaction, but also maximize your team’s performance and organization's success.  

The Value of Setting Goals 

Intentional goal setting is valuable for all aspects of life. This can range from increased physical activity to financial goals, but it's important to also consider your professional development. Striving towards a particular objective provides you with vision, direction, and focus on every aspect of work, which will consequently align with the overall values of your organization. Tracking your progress provides continued motivation, as it reminds you why and how your work, even the smallest task, matters. And, when you are moving successfully toward your goals, you receive positive reinforcement of achievement, which cultivates satisfaction and strengthens employee retention. 

Start your goal-setting journey today by taking the Values-Based Assessment and downloading your learning roadmap!