ECS-65900 Career Development & Planning

Course

Credits 1.50

Teaching methodContact hours
Individual Paper1
Tutorial12
Independent study
Course coordinator(s)M van den Berg
Lecturer(s)dr. R Wesselink
dr. ir. C Oonk
dr. N Woldman
Examiner(s)dr. R Wesselink

Language of instruction:

English.

Contents:

Career Development & Planning supports your career orientation. Lectures explain the backgrounds of career planning and Human Resource Development. Different assignments help you making up your personal and job profile. Results of the assignments will be used to develop your own Personal Development Plan (PDP).

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- describe their career ambitions;
- identify the competencies they already developed and the competencies that need extra attention;
- identify and describe the training needs to be able to work towards a realisation of the career ambitions;
- create a plan of action to work towards a realisation of the career ambitions;
- give colleague students proper feedback on their Personal Development Plans;
- properly react on the feedback given on his/her PDP.

Activities:

Interactive lectures will be alternated by assignments and in class group discussions. You will choose three out of 12 possible assignments that help you making up your personal and job profile. Results of the assignments will be discussed during class. You will use the results of your assignments to develop your own Personal Development Plan (PDP). The PDP's will be discussed in small teams. In the final group discussion you will give feedback on the PDP's of at least two team members and receive feedback on your own PDP from team members and the teacher.

Examination:

1. A Personal Development Plan that meets a list of criteria and consists at least of a description of:
- the career ambitions (learning outcome 1);
- a competence analysis (learning outcome 2);
- training needs (learning outcome 3);
- an action plan (learning outcome 4).
2. Written feedback on the PDP's of at least 2 team members (learning outcome 5);
3. Oral explanation of your feedback on the PDP's of your team members (learning outcome 5);
4. Proper oral reaction on the feedback that you receive on your PDP from your team members and the teacher (learning outcome 6).
All four components have to be graded a pass to receive a pass for the whole course. Active participation in all three sessions is requisite to pass the course.

Literature:

PowerPoint presentations and some background literature will be provided via Blackboard.