Seminar in Training and HRD Program TRHRD 746 Name:______Meghan Lieffort_______ Human Resource Manager___ Long-Range Career, Professional, or Personal Goal FIRST OPTION: (your Career Direction Preference with the highest score) (name of Career Direction Preference) ____Enrichment Potential Job Title or Role-Responsibility or Specific Learning Leadership development trainings Reality Factor Score 1 2 3 31 4 9 x Original Score 5 = Reality Factor 6 7 8 9 New Priority 1 – 2 – 3 279 New Score SECOND OPTION: (your Career Direction Preference with the second highest score) (name of Career Direction Preference) Vertical Potential Job Title or Role-Responsibility or Specific Learning Special project leader Reality Factor Score 1 2 3 30 4 x Original Score 5 4 = Reality Factor 6 7 8 9 New Priority 1 – 2 – 3 120 New Score THIRD OPTION: (your Career Direction Preference with the third highest score) (name of Career Direction Preference) Realignment Potential Job Title or Role-Responsibility or Specific Learning Less than full time position (i.e. 32 hrs/week) Reality Factor Score 1 2 30 Original Score 3 x 4 7 Reality Factor 5 6 = New Score 7 210 8 9 New Priority 1 – 2 – 3 Activity 18 x TRHRD 746 Seminar in Training and HRD Program Activity 18 x The results of the Career Leverage Inventory were consistent in my current perceived career direction options, with the first being Enrichment. This career direction I think is very important to recognize as someone that is young in their career as I am. This shows that I want to put in the time and energy to better my knowledge before moving vertically; which tied for my second career direction. I believe in these two following each other, as any business professional wants to obtain the skills and abilities, which will then show the ability for an increase in responsibility with a vertical promotion. My third career direction, realignment, was at first a surprise to me but then realized that this realignment result was a outcome of my desire to start a family and have adequate time with them outside of work. Although I want to continue with my career after having children, I believe the work-life balance will become even more of a forefront preference in my career direction. My decision to purse a master’s degree supports all of these career directions as continuing education is a large aspect of moving vertically in organizations, as well as enriching myself. By obtaining this additional education in my career field, it sets me up for success no matter the organization I am currently employed at. This continuing education supports my identified area of specialization of strategic thinking and planning as managers and leaders of others need to have this trait to be successful in managing others and the given work. My career path over the next five to ten years I expect to continue my knowledge, skills, and abilities to advance in the department and hone in my specializations. I hope to complete this master’s degree in this time span, as well as explain my knowledge of timely trends and developments in the Human Resource field.