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Create An Action Plan

Step 3 – Create an action plan with specific steps to achieve your goals:

Third, use your goals identified in step 2 to create specific action steps to develop your professional skills.  Using the example in step 2 (Set Goals), here are a few sample action steps:

1. Identify key topics and information to train and present to organization members by September 30, 2012;

2. Create and practice presentations based on the identified training topics before presenting the information to the group members by October 31, 2012;

3. Deliver training to organization members in November, January, and March meetings.

a. Create a professional development action plan for addressing gap areas.

b. For additional guidance, meet with your advisor, career counselor, or mentor.

i. Discuss gap areas and opportunities to practice the skills.