What investment in yourself are you planning this year?
I've really thought about this long and hard and I really don't want to start over in my career. I've identified that I like doing work that involves organizational development and business operations and process improvement. I need to identify the areas within my company that do that kind of work and strive to get there. I may go back to college for a Masters after I've had a few years of doing this kind of specialized work. For right now, I think the best way to invest in myself and advance my career is to start working on earning a process improvement or organizational development certification such as Six Sigma.
Does your employer have a tuition reimbursement plan?
Yes, but it is severely limiting. They only pay for attending certain local colleges, none of which I have any interest in attending. This is not an option for me at the moment.
- Narrow down my interest in organizational development into more specific areas.
- Research quality but afforable six sigma or organizational development certifications.
- Start the process of earning the certifications
- Sign up for a non-fiction writing course.
My target completion date for these tasks is the end of the year.