Completing the PIDP will also open new doors for me, should I choose to step through them. Below I have highlighted my career plan for the next 5 years.
- Work at CLBC while I get my diploma, and work there as long as I feel sufficiently challenged and supported in my position;
- Consider other options – specifically I would enjoy teaching social work or social services courses in a college in Kelowna, or for an online college that offers these types of courses; and
- Explore training and development opportunities in other organizations, to broaden my experience and give me the hours and flexibility I am looking for at this point in my career.
I will continue to take courses or training that challenges me and adds to my current knowledge and experience. One of the courses I will take is a facilitation course through work. I am also interested in change management and organization development courses. I will attend webinars through the Canadian Management Centre when it works into my schedule, and when courses are applicable.
Currently I am a registered social worker. To keep my registration, I need to do 40 hours of professional development each year, including 3 hours about ethics. I plan to keep my registration for several years. Once I complete the PIDP, I will explore other professional memberships that can support my professional development plans.