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Chapter 6. Creating a New Career Path > The Professional Design Plan Defined

The Professional Design Plan Defined

The key to directing your professional life is to lay out the larger career picture and then fill in the details of your professional goals and the means to achieve them. A professional design plan (PDP) is a blueprint for how, when, and where you can build your career from the dream in your head to an action plan. And just like an architectural plan it is revised, modified, reduced, or expanded depending on changes in needs, interests, and circumstances. A PDP is a plan in progress—adaptable, flexible, and reflective of whatever your situation is at any moment as you move through work and personal life experiences. In addition, a PDP can evolve and shift with relevant changing marketplace and business trends and issues.

My personal professional development plan is a commitment to lifelong learning. I want to be in an executive leadership role where I can influence policy and contribute to a positive workplace culture for people at all levels of the organization.

—Julie Crews, senior policy officer, Department of Productivity and Labour Relations, Government of Western Australia



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