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202 Invest in You: Manage Uncertainty Through Upskilling

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Tuesday, December 5

Professional development can be particularly valuable in times of organizational change for enhanced employability, increased self-confidence, heightened productivity, and long-term career growth. The predicament we often find ourselves in is deciding what to focus on, finding the time, and holding ourselves accountable.

In this session you’ll learn a five-step process to developing an effective professional development plan, along with tips to manage your time and systems you might leverage to keep yourself accountable along the way. You’ll leave this session with a clear roadmap for your development and insight into ways you can integrate those into your regular routine. Don’t let your own development become another New Year’s goal that sits on the shelf collecting dust!

In this session you will learn:

  • How to create an effective professional development plan in five steps
  • How to manage your time more effectively so you can also focus on your development goals
  • How to use task management tools like Asana, Trello, Planner, and Notion, and email management tools like Outlook to track, implement, and maintain accountability toward your development goals

Tracy Shroyer

Senior Manager, Learning Strategy - Business Technology

Discover Financial Services

Dr. Tracy Shroyer is a senior manager of learning strategy in Discover Financial Services’ Business Technology area. She has been a Discover employee for over 26 years and has 8+ years’ experience as an adjunct college/university professor. Tracy is also an entrepreneur, focused on helping mid-level professionals strengthen their professional brand and enhance their interpersonal skills. Her formal education includes an MS in industrial-organizational psychology, and an MBA, and a PhD in organization and management, specializing in leadership.