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.