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Kaplan University Graduate School of Management


The Self Directed Learning Plan (SDLP) is a process and document to chronicle your accomplishments and learning steps through the MBA program and beyond as they relate to your professional goals. The SDLP will help you to identify and target the array of competencies you need to reach your professional objectives and to help you organize your Kaplan MBA learning experience to suit your career objectives. The SDLP will be a section of your Career Portfolio, so take some quality introspective time to consider strengths and areas of development relevant to your career objectives. We encourage you to contact Career Services for feedback on relevant competencies for your career goal, as well as other insights. By knowing your strengths and areas to develop, you can begin a plan to find out what you need to do to achieve your career goals. We encourage you to continue to reflect on the identified areas throughout the MBA program. If you feel strength or development area is no longer relevant, you may add another to take its place. At any time, you may also add additional areas.

Your Name: Bettie Fowler Date: July 17, 2010

Course Title: GM500: Managers as Leaders

Professional Goal (3-5 years) from now:

My professional Goal 3-5 years from now is to have completed my Masters Degree in Management-Change Leadership and have or be well on my way toward earning my Doctorate Degree. Prior to receiving my Doctorate Degree, I hope to land a career in teaching online at a well known university or school in the field of management. Those goals are necessary for me to succeed in my chosen profession of management-leadership.

Strengths to Leverage

Step 1: The most effective and satisfied people align their work with their natural strong points. Identify 3-5 of your key strengths (see Column 1 below); these could...
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