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Your Professional

Development Tool Kit

Sponsored by the Working Group on Support Staff


Issues and the Human Resources Department

Managing Your
Development

Luck?

How do you define it?


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Readiness
Luck:
When Preparation Meets Opportunity
Ellen Wallach

What Do We Mean By Development?


Development
Within
Current Role

Skill learning
Development plans
Education
Stretch assignments

Development
As
Job Search

Job search skills


Resume review
Interviewing coaching

Job or Career?
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Six Development Options

Enrichment

Lateral

Vertical

Exploratory

Realignment

Relocate

from Mastery Works, Caella Farren


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Whos In Control?

Whole System
Employee
Ownership
Shared
Responsibility

Manager
Support

Organizational
Resources

Whos Responsible for Development?


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Career Management Process

Looking Inward

Looking Outward

Looking Forward

From Peggy Simonsen, Promoting A Development Culture


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Who Are You?


SKILLS

Looking Inward

VALUES

INTERESTS

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Why Look At Skills, Values, Interests?


Performance
SKILLS

Looking Inward

VALUES

Commitment

INTERESTS
Satisfaction

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Linking Goals
Institute

School

Department, Lab, Center


* Adapted from Peggy

Individual

Simonsen Promoting a
Development Culture

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Market Research
Market

Looking Outward

Dept.
Changes

Problems

Needs
Network

Projects

What is the market for my skills and interests?


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Aligning Interests and Opportunities

from plannedhappenstance.com
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Planning?

Life is what happens while you are busy


making other plans
John Lennon

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Networking
Informational Interviewing

With Whom Are You Talking?


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What Needs Doing?


Job = Opportunity to Solve a Problem

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Informational Interviewing

Organizational trends
Strategic and operational challenges
Work environment and culture
Representative skills and competencies
Specific technical or functional knowledge
Typical work roles
Success criteria
Additional contacts

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Fostering Networks

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Personal Board of Directors

You

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Network Map Example


Associations
Peers
Service
Providers

Supervisors
You

Friends

Committees

Direct
Reports

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PO
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Skills
Values
Interests

E
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PL

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Career Fit Model

PERSON
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How Does Structure Affect


Development?

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How Does Structure Affect


Development?

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Development Activity
Development
Plan

Job Search

Looking Forward

Learning

Network
Connections

Projects

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How Do We Develop?

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Blended Development Activities


Experienced Based Learning

Education Based Learning

Relationship Based Learning

Jobs
Projects
Assignments

Courses
Seminars
On-Line Learning

Managers
Mentors
Colleagues
Coaches

Learn by Doing

Learn by Training

Learn with Others

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Resources / Activities

Development Discussions (supervisor, mentors)


Career / Development Planning Workshops
Individual Career Consultations
Lending Library
Professional Development Support Groups**

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Managing Your Development

For more information


Web:

http://web.mit.edu/hr/careers/
E-mail: progress@mit.edu
Phone: ext. 452-2670

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The Tuition Assistance


Plan
A benefit for eligible active employees

Looking Forward

The Tuition Assistance (TA) Plan


Courses at colleges and universities
outside of MIT
Full-time employees receive $5,250 for
eligible courses per plan year
Employee and course eligibility
4 different areas of study
Reimbursement process
How to contact us

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Tuition Assistance Cycles

Summer courses are completed at end of May


(counts)

Winter courses completed at end of December

TA Support in the past Shawn (part-time)


providing processing and customer service

This year Shawn and 2 other Benefits


Administrators from Benefits Operations and
Services

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Employee Eligibility

Benefits eligible employees must meet the


eligibility criteria
There is no service requirement to
participate.
First Course Prepayment Option

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Course Eligibility

Tuition Assistance Plan Provisions

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Areas of Study

First Degree
Job-Related
Career-Related
Career Development Proposal
Career Counseling/Coaching limited to $500
for a five-year period

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Reimbursement Using Employee


Self-Service (ESS)

Employees enter their tuition reimbursement


requests via ESS (SAPweb) after they have
successfully completed a course that is eligible
for reimbursement at
http://web.mit.edu/sapwebss/
Plan year is the calendar year (January 1December 31)
Annual dollar amount is pro-rated for part-time
employees
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ESS Reimbursement Screen

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Proofs of Payment & Successful


Completion

Acceptable proofs of payment


Minimum final grade requirements are as
follows:
Undergraduate

study is a C Graduate study it is a B

All grade reports, including printouts of Web


grades, must contain the students name.

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Reimbursement Check Process

Employees can check the status of a


tuition reimbursement request by logging
on to their Tuition Assistance Account at
http://web.mit.edu/sapwebss/

The checks are separate from payroll and


are mailed to employees office address.
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MIT Special Student Courses

Eligible employees may apply to take a course


at MIT as a Special Student (a non-degree
candidate).
The document Procedure for Taking a Course
at MIT as a Special Student is on our Benefits
Web site.

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The Tuition Assistance Loan

The Tuition Assistance Loan is administered by


the MIT Federal Credit Union and not by HR.
Employees must provide the Credit Union with
proof that they are participating in an
employer-sponsored tuition reimbursement
program: Use TA Connect and print the results.
The contact person for the loan is Nancy Fales:
loans-mitfcu@mit.edu and ext. 3-0029.

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Contact Us
Tuition

Assistance Plan Web Site:

http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits/education/ta/

Our E-mail Address:


tuition-assist@mit.edu

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Professional
Development Courses

Professional Development
What do we offer?

Career Management

Communication and Leadership at Work


Communication with Others
Leadership Focus
Management Focus
Working in Groups
Writing/Presenting

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Professional Development

Who is eligible?
All

employees at no cost to you or your


department

When do we offer training?


September

January
February August
Courses range in duration from 2 hours to 4
days

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Professional Development

Focus on training is for current and future


work at MIT
Purpose of training
To

improve performance in current responsibilities


To learn new skills to take on new responsibilities
To help your department reach new goals
To learn new skills to be able to grow into a
different position in the future

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Professional Development
http://web.mit.edu/sapwebss/

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How Do You Register for a Course?

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Professional Development

For more information:

Web: http://web.mit.edu/hr/oed/training/
Email: learn@mit.edu
Phone: 253-4253

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Your MIT Job Search

Your MIT Job Search


Do your homework
Networking is very important
Search for jobs at:
http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/
Focus your search

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Your MIT Job Search


Practice being interviewed
Prepare questions
Dress appropriately

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Your MIT Job Search

Staffing Services role


Consultation

to hiring managers
Candidate referrals
Limited informational interviews

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Your MIT Job Search

MIT jobs currently in demand


Information

technology
Finance and accounting
Resource development

MIT experience preferred

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Your MIT Job Search

For more information


Web:

http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/
E-mail: staffingservices@mit.edu
Phone: ext. 452-4156

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