professional development

Using self-awareness profiles in professional development and career planning

Thinkocrats at MIT
Thinkocrats at MIT

Self-awareness is the starting point for an insightful journey toward self-actualization. In order to gain a better understanding of our key strengths and areas for improvement, we will look at 5 dimensions of our lives: personal values as a source of motivation and intention for our key decisions; thinking content and thinking process as the fuel and engine for our behaviors; modus operandi which in itself is divided into intellectual, moral, operational and social excellence and counter-excellence behaviors; and finally connection channels which show how we typically connect with other people and make impressions.

In this workshop, participants will learn to interpret their profiles and identify areas for personal growth and professional improvement. In addition, participants will evaluate their long term career plans in the context of their personal values, thoughts, behavioral patterns and connection styles. The workshop is organized in a 4 hour interactive session consisting of presentations, case studies, small group discussions and reflective time to create an outline for a personalized professional development plan and career strategy.