Creating a Professional Development Plan - Halifax (Livestream Available)

Oct 25, 2018 11:40 AM - 1:00 PM

Volta Labs

Location: Volta Labs, 1505 Barrington St (Maritime Centre), Unit 100, Halifax, NS

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Time: Lunch and Networking: 11:40 am, Presentation: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Cost: Free (lunch – please advise of any special dietary requirements)

RSVP: Please use our Online Registration process to register by Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

NEW!  A livestream of this session is available. Please select the appropriate timeslot where details are provided. 

This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) for the Engineers Nova Scotia CPD program.


Presenter: Dianne Gaudet, Executive Coach


Presentation Description:


A well-articulated plan is a goal half accomplished. Too often those plans are approached in the same way as New Years’ Resolutions. A brief discussion is held with your leader during an annual review and a quick plan is developed for the coming year, only to be forgotten a few weeks later when work gets in the way. But individuals who are serious about maximizing their performance at work and in their personal life consider personal development an imperative for success. Development plans do not need to be overly complicated; however, they require six critical elements and effective tools to ensure success. You’ll walk away from this session with a set of tools designed to help you achieve the success you want.


You will learn:

  1. A simple but powerful development methodology to apply to all your learning needs
  2. To use a competency approach to development
  3. To quickly assess your skills to determine your strengths and gaps
  4. A seven step process to create an individual development plan that addresses both your needs and those of the organization
  5. To identify the best approaches to use for your learning needs
  6. To measure your progress and obtain meaningful feedback



Dianne is a coach, facilitator, writer and speaker. Drawing on over thirty five years of experience in human resources and coaching, she helps individuals and organizations reach peak performance so that they can actively discover, define and direct their personal and professional life and achieve their full potential. She also provides support to better manage the dynamics of continual transitions at work and in their lives. 


Dianne is also the author of If there are No Limits... A Guide to Living with Passion, Purpose and Possibilities. In this book, she shares a holistic process to reach for your potential, find meaning and regain balance in the incessant, 24/7, on-demand world we live in today. 




11:40 AM - 1:00 PM
11:40 AM - 1:00 PM
Remote attendance does not allow participation in discussion. Access this session from your computer, tablet or phone using the following steps: ​1. Make sure your device is updated to Adobe Flas... More

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