The GPC Individual Development Guide is designed to assist you in understanding your strengths, development areas, likes and dislikes of your current role, help you begin to explore future potential roles within GPC, and guide you to define what you may need to do to enhance your ability to successfully compete and achieve one of those roles.
Organizations and the world of work have changed greatly over the last 25 years. They must change frequently and quickly to maintain efficiency and effectiveness. This change may include new technology, new processes/procedures, new organization structures and even new roles. This may be driven by new regulations, our stakeholders, our students, and even our own employees.
GPC has certainly witnessed a great deal of change and that is likely to be the case going forward. We must learn to embrace it as our ability to quickly initiate, adapt, react, and adopt change can be a key competitive advantage, if we manage it well.
So what does this have to do with Career Planning? A lot. The days of organizatons having very well defined career paths where one can clearly map out their next several job moves are now hard to find. It is now more important than ever for an individual to take responsibility for his/her career by continually developing the skills, knowledge, competencies, experiences, education, etc. that will allow him/her to compete for the roles that will continue to evolve. Even staying in the same position means continual learning in order to perform to ever rising and changing expectations.
This guide is intended to assist you in thinking through areas of opportunity for your future. GPC provides many opportunities for you to develop including online courses, functional training, leadership training, skills training, task teams, standing committees, tuition assistance, and ongoing “learning on the job” with coaching and assistance from others.
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