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  1. Self-Discovery: Where are you on your Professional & Personal Journey? Diane B. Ginsburg, Ph.D., M.S., R.Ph., FASHP Clinical Professor Associate Dean for Healthcare Partnerships Searle Endowed Fellow in Pharmacy The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

  2. Pharmacist Objectives • Discuss the connection between self-awareness and career development • Review different assessments and the role they play in career development and planning • Apply knowledge and understanding of self to your current position, career goals, and ability to impact practice

  3. Technician Objectives • Define self-awareness • Identify different self- assessments • Discuss the application of the self-assessment to your current position and career goals

  4. Today’s roadmap… • Self-Discovery – why it is important • UTCOP Experience • Pharmacy Career Self-Assessments – Skills & Strengths • Using your knowledge to help you on your professional and personal journey • Next Steps

  5. “Observe all men; thy self most” Benjamin Franklin

  6. How did you get here? • Career choice? • Pharmacy school? • Professional practice position(s)? • Current practice?

  7. Random versus Intentional • Although it may feel that you arrived here in a random fashion, who you are, how you think, feel, perceive, work, “do what you do” is a result of how you are “hardwired.” • You may not have chosen pharmacy deliberately, but being in this profession is not completely by chance.

  8. Model for Choice

  9. Self-Awareness • The ability to examine and reflect on personal knowledge, skills, abilities, beliefs, biases, motivation, and emotions that could enhance or limit personal and professional growth

  10. How Self-Aware are You? • Take a blank piece of paper and answer the following question: • On a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being lowest and 5 being highest, how would you rate your CURRENT self-awareness? • Why did you rate yourself at that level?

  11. Why Reflect? • Action: • Reflection enables you to focus your thoughts and discover what you are actually thinking and feeling. • Application: • It’s all about what you are learning from your experiences and how you can use them to develop.

  12. Processes for Optimal Reflection • Focus on strengths & acknowledge weaknesses • Seek out new opportunities • Get uncomfortable everyday and challenge yourself to learn something new • Share your ideas & plans; allow others to provide you with feedback • Develop achievable goals & set new goals when you reach them • Track progress & celebrate success • Key take-away - Recognize your growth & acknowledge your development

  13. Why is this important and relevant to pharmacy practice?

  14. ACPE & CAPE

  15. ACPE Standards 2016

  16. CAPE Educational Outcomes 2013 • ACPE adopted CAPE outcome • Affective domain • UTCOP adopted CAPE outcomes and mapped curriculum to CAPE 2013 • Required changes to address Domain #4

  17. Foundations of Professional Development (FPD) • Name change - true reflection of the purpose of the course sequence • Foundation of self-awareness for overall professional development

  18. FPD Pillars • I – Foundations of Self-Discovery • II – Professionalism • III – Leadership • IV – Career Development & Planning • V – Contemporary Issues in Pharmacy Practice • VI - Interprofessional Education (IPE)

  19. Focus for the P1 Year • Module I – Foundations of Self-Discovery • 1st five weeks of fall semester • Completion of assessments • Same assessments completed by career speakers • Develop a complete picture/understanding of self • Student learns how they are “hardwired”

  20. IV – Career Development & Planning • Completion of APhA Career Pathway Evaluation Program • 5 stage program • “The Vigilant Decision-Making Process” • *Self-Awareness – rationale for establishing Foundations of Self-Discovery • Appraising the Challenge • *Assessing Yourself • Surveying Alternatives • Evaluating Alternatives • Achieving Commitment

  21. Completion of P1 Year • Students have knowledge of • Self • Profession • Leadership principles & application • Framework for career development & Planning

  22. Career Development & Planning • Based on solid foundation of self-awareness & assessment • Understanding of Critical Factors relevant to individual student • How factors relate/applicability to career interests • Different way to view all facets of UTCOP experience • Curricular, Co-Curricular, Experiential

  23. Career Development & Planning • Purposeful & intentional approach • Making the most out of UTCOP experience • Engage in experiences that align with career interests • Goal – students will graduate well prepared to enter practice and select a career track

  24. Self-Discovery & Self-Awareness • Knowledge of self will guide student in their decision-making including evaluating/considering career options not intentionally on their radar • Student knowledge of self & career decision-making process • Better engagement with faculty & career speakers

  25. Did you ever truly assess how you are “hardwired” to see how that has impacted your career path?

  26. Career Speakers “Hardwired” - Assessments Critical Factors Career Discussion StrengthsFinder Vark DISC Big 5 Bolman & Deal Style Listing of individual critical factors Review & description of career “A day in the life…” Qualities & Skills Qualifications & Certifications How does this compare with your interests, assessments, and critical factors?

  27. Career Speaker Assessment Template Circle those that you have in common Your assessments

  28. Career Speaker Assessment Template How do you compare?

  29. FPD Assessments – Why Do Them & What They Mean

  30. Me…

  31. StrengthsFinder • Talents • source of true potential & power • Key to personal development is to understand how to apply your greatest strengths & talents to everything you do • 34 different talents • Dominant, supporting, lesser – not weaknesses • People’s talents give them unique power & edge

  32. StrengthsFinder Terms • Talent • A naturally recurring pattern of thought, feeling, or behavior that can be productively applied • Strength • The ability to consistently produce a positive outcome through near-perfect performance in a specific task. To finish with strength, start with talent • Talent x Investment = Strength

  33. Strengths-Based Development • Happens when a person starts to apply his/her talents towards specific objectives

  34. Name It! Identify the talents (your personal talents) Aim It! Invest in the developmentof his/her talents & takespecific actions to “flex”your talents to accomplishgoals, reach desiredoutcomes, & better respondto situations that happenevery day Claim It! Appreciate the power & opportunities your dominant talents give you & further develop them

  35. FPD & Strengths • Essential in first facet of understanding of how you are “hard-wired” • Starting from a position of strength • Essential knowledge for answering behavioral interview questions

  36. VARK • Helps people understand how they learn • Useful & helpful to learn more effectively in many situations by understanding how we learn • Guide to understanding our learning style and preferences

  37. VARK Preferences • Visual • Different formats, space, graphs, charts, diagrams, maps, & plans • Written instructions difficult for them • Aural • Discussions, stories, guest speakers, chats • Like to listen

  38. Vark Preferences • Read/Write • Lists, notes, texts, powerpoint presentations, internet, like the written word in all formats – print or online • Kinesthetic • Senses, practical exercises, examples, cases, trial & error • Learn by doing

  39. VARK Applicability in Practice • The manner in which one learns can either enable or inhibit someone being successful in specific practice area • Career Speaker Question: • How has your learning style impacted your current position and career path?

  40. Used for discussion of people’s behavioral differences • Model provides a common language that people can use to better understand themselves & adapt their behaviors with others

  41. 5 fundamental dimensions of personality • Openness to Experience • How much do you enjoy abstract ideas & artistic expression? • Conscientiousness • How much do you put off immediate gratification to achieve long-term goals? • Extraversion • How much do you turn to the outside world for stimulation & excitement? • Agreeableness • How much do you put others ahead of yourself? • Neuroticism • How likely are you to bounce back from stressful events?

  42. Career Questionnaire • How many different positions have you had in your professional career? List the following information in chronological order: • Position • Duration • Why you changed/left position

  43. Impact of Assessments • Name 3 things from your self-assessments that was pivotal in your position change(s) • How was it pivotal and why?

  44. APhA Career Pathway Evaluation Program • 5-phase process • Vigilant Decision-Making Process • I – Appraise the Challenge • II – Assessing Yourself - *Self-Discovery • III – Surveying Alternatives - *Career Speakers • IV – Evaluating Alternatives • V – Achieving Commitment • “Vigilant” suggests self-awareness & determination

  45. Critical Factors • Identify top 5 critical factors • How students use these to evaluate different career options • These factors are the ones you feel are most important to you & why? • Relates to different practice options • e.g., If pressures & stress are not in your top 5 critical factors, working in an emergency room would not be a good practice choice

  46. Assessments • Think about your current practice • How have your personal attributes helped and/or hindered your career? • Reflect on your career path…how has your hardwiring impacted your journey?

  47. Personal Assessments Review • Answers to Questionnaire • Comparing your personal qualities with your career path • Not a ‘hard” science, but meant to be information to assist with career planning • More purposeful & intentional in career development & planning

  48. Using your powers for good!