Using the Atlas for Professional Development

… one way of Using the Atlas

professionaldevelopmentCareer advice database

The Career Advice database has over one hundred links to selected sources of advice on management, leadership, and career planning that can help MPP and MPA graduates learn from their workplace experience and manage their professional careers.

Atlas topics with a strong professional development orientation

There are number of topics and concepts in professional skills that are treated as core on the Atlas but are not taught in formal courses in all MPP and MPA programs. These Atlas materials can be used by students (as well as by professional development advisors associated with a School) to study essential professional skills.

Many of these topics and concepts are found in the Atlas subjects of Leadership Skills and Communication Skills. Examples of effective professional practices (in the form of concept entries) are listed below.

The Study of Leadership and Communication

Heifetz’s Adaptive Work

Kouzes and Posner’s Leadership Model

Lewin’s 3 Leadership Styles

Situational Theory of Leadership

Trait Theory of Leadership

Williams’ Real vs Counterfeit Leadership

Recognizing Values

Haidt’s 6 Innate Moral Foundations

Intrinsic Motivation

Motivation

Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI)

Diagnosing

Determining the Nature of the Leadership Challenge

Engaging the Issue (Getting on the Dance Floor)

Framing the Problem

Identifying Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT)

Taking a Detached (Balcony) Perspective

Building Resources

Conducting a Meeting

Creating a Coalition

Creating a Team

Gaining Standing

Identifying Allies

Meeting in Person

Networking

Strategizing

Creating Smart Objectives

Developing an Action Plan

Developing Mission and Vision Statements

Developing Successful Strategies

VMOSA – Vision, Mission, Objectives, Strategies, and Action Plans

Leonard’s Note on Public Sector Strategy-Building

Strategy

Negotiating

Action-Forcing Mechanisms

BATNA – Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement

Fisher and Ury’s Four Principles of Negotiation

Negotiation

Win-Win, Win-Lose, and Lose-Lose Situations

ZOPA – Zone of Possible Agreement

Managing Oneself

Activating Ambition

Becoming Self-aware

Developing Resilience

Finding Balance

Having Fun

Managing Stress

Managing Time

Overcoming Procrastination

Taking Responsibility

Working in Organizations

Briefing and Minimizing Surprises

Clearing

Deadlining

Dependability

Friendliness

Honesty

Orienting

Punctuality

Resourcefulness

Respectfulness

Writing to Persuade

Basic Op-Ed Structure

Behn’s Craft of Memo Writing

Ledes and News Hooks

Lede and Subhead

Style Guides

Using Plain Language

Writing a Briefing Note

Writing a Press Release

Writing a Summary

Persuading

Authority and Credibility

Analogies and Metaphors

Conformity, Similarity, and Social Proof

Consistency and Commitment

Contrast

Empathy and Listening

Knowing the Audience

Knowing the Context

Liking

Personalizing

Simplicity and Clarity

Scarcity

Storytelling

Reciprocity

Repetition

Types of Attitude Change

Aristotle’s 3 Rhetorical Appeals – Legos, Ethos, and Pathos

Cialdini’s 6 Principles of Persuasion Science

Persuasion

Rhetoric

Speaking to Persuade

Beginning with a Grabber

Body Language and Posture

Controlling Uptalk and Like

Eliminating Filler Words

Elevator Pitch

Ending Memorably

Eye Contact

Ladder of Abstraction

Practicing the Presentation

Pre-speech Warm Ups

Reading a Speech

Speech Pauses

Story Arc

Voice Projection and Volume

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified 3 June 2017.

Image: Brown University, at https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/human-resources/employee-resources/professional-development/images/your-professional-development-0, accessed 26 April 2016.