Professional Development

Strategic Planning, Goal Setting and Realistic Expectations

Learn about professional and career management tools that help with strategic planning, goal setting and determining expectations. 

We address how to utilize the tools of strategic planning, goal setting and managing expectations in navigating career and professional development opportunities for advancement. Moreover, the session assists you in thinking strategically to develop your own strategic career plan.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the correlation between strategic planning and professional development.
  • Discover the importance of managing expectations associated with career and professional development opportunities.
  • Learn methods for applying strategic planning to professional development activities.
  • Explore processes for setting career and professional development goals.


  • Dr. Mark A. McKinney, EdD, MPA, VCE, CSIS, CIOS, Sec+, Net+, Server+, A+, CCP, LSSBB; Associate Dean, Academic Affairs & Retention Services, Pasco-Hernando State College

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