Guiding your Career – Next Steps

Do you have a sense of what drives you and your career? Do you feel as if you are living and working in accordance with your values and what’s important to you? In this half-day class, you will have the opportunity to identify what motivates you, your priorities and your intent for your work. You will engage in a variety of activities designed to help you identify your own unique purpose and the satisfaction that comes from fulfilling it. The workshop will help you understand what a personal mission statement is and how it can guide you in career decision-making; you will summarize the key qualities, vision, interests, and experiences that comprise the theme of your personal mission statement. Finally, you will develop an implementation plan for the coming year.

About the Course

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
• Understand what a personal mission statement is and how it can guide them in career decision-making.
• Connect the dots between clues from their past, their current strengths, weaknesses, and passions, and their vision of the future.
• Draft a personal mission statement.
• Develop an implementation plan for the coming year.

Course Outline (1/2 Day)

1. Definition of a Personal Mission Statement
2. Gathering the Raw Material
3. Gathering the Raw Material, Clues from the Past
4. Pairs Interview
5. Favorite Project or Role
6. Partner Notes
7. Gathering the Raw Material, Clues from the Future
8. Gathering the Raw Material, Clues from the Present
9. Drafting Your Personal Mission Statement
10. Implementing Your Mission