The University of Tennessee Extension is committed to enabling
all professional staff members to
achieve their fullest potential, both as individuals and as members of the
Extension community. We believe that by supporting staff members in professional
growth opportunities, we improve job
performance as well as increase levels of personal satisfaction. In short,
involvement in professional development activities results in both individual
and organizational benefits.
Planning for professional growth is an important part of our
professional responsibility. Such
planning means that we look beyond the present and take a holistic look at our
professional careers. As with any major undertaking, we must articulate the
goals of our efforts prior to selecting activities that will enable us to reach
those goals. Although we take a long-term perspective in planning for career
development and professional growth, we must maintain flexibility to make
adjustments in our plans along the way.
You can work to create your future (proactive) or you can let
the future happen to you (reactive).
The workbook below provides you with the opportunity to be proactive and will
assist you on your path of professional excellence.
Professional Growth - Workbook for Planning Professional Development
Development Plan (to be included in Dossier) (interactive pdf)
Promotion Guidelines for Agents & Area Specialists