• Chapter 8 – Developing Your Career Skills

    Lesson 1: Planning Your Professional Development

    Learning Outcome: Analyze personal values that contribute to professional success

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Summarize the process of planning for professional development
    2. Create a career portfolio
    3. Identify organizational and personal values that contribute to success

    Lesson 2: Learning to Work With Others

    Learning Outcome: Evaluate barriers to effective collaboration and teamwork

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand the communication process
    2. Recall verbal and non-verbal communication
    3. Describe barriers to effective communication
    4. Evaluate communications within organizations
    5. Demonstrate collaboration and teamwork

    Lesson 3: Seeking Feedback and Promotions

    Learning Outcome: Generate a career-path strategy

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Analyze feedback in the workplace
    2. Describe strategies for earning a promotion
    3. Develop a career-path strategy

    Lesson 4: Your Civic Responsibilities

    Learning Outcome: Evaluate the positive aspects of civic responsibility

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Recall the importance of civic responsibility
    2. Explain the process to register to vote
    3. Summarize the selection process for jury duty
    4. Recommend ways to become involved in the community

    Chapter in Brief

    “Chapter 8: Developing Your Career Skills” will help students create a plan for successful career development. Students will summarize the process of successfully planning for professional development in the workplace. They will learn to create a professional portfolio, organize personal and organizational values, and maintain effective verbal and nonverbal communication. They will also learn how to seek and receive constructive feedback and identify successful tips for earning a promotion. Finally, the text will cover civic responsibilities. It will review the Selective Draft system, why it is important to vote, work as a volunteer, and be a productive member in the community.