Dr Denise Maxwell: What is Your Three-Sixty (360)?
From Barbara Zorn-Arnold on October 10th, 2017
This interactive session will engage the participant in designing a 360 degree view of how time and energy is allocated to each person’s personal life and professional responsibilities. This interactive process will engage each person in reflecting on the allocation of time and setting priorities while allocating time for reflection. As female learners and professionals, some may have developed behaviors allowing the female to care for others while leaving a limited amount of time to attend to individual needs. This webinar approach will focus on three key concepts with the goal of developing these behaviors as habits within each person’s skill set. The concepts to be explored include the habit of doing a 360 degree view of the allocation of time to demands, activities and goals. The second concept includes an intentional emphasis placed on personal goals along with professional goals while highlighting the concept of putting the big rocks in the jar first. The final concept presented, focuses on the behavior of developing a habit of reflecting as part of the 360 degree view. Developing a mindset for how to quickly do a 360 degree view to assess the alignment to goals and plan for the use of time will assist each participant in identifying personal and professional priorities. The 360 degree view will assist in allocating time and also in developing greater comfort in saying no to other requests. Developing the behavior of reflecting to become a habit can assist in honoring successes and adjusting approaches to reaching goals. As noted in the description, the emphasis on identifying priorities and reflecting should include personal goals. The emphasis on personal goals will support the successful completion of professional goals. It does take a balance, but the three skills of a 360 degree view, reflection, and identification of priorities will help participants in achieving this balance.
Dr. Denise Maxwell is an Associate Dean in the College of Education at Ashford University, where she works directly with the Program Chairs in the MA graduate programs in education. She earned her EdD in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix, an MA in Educational Leadership from University of Northern Colorado, an MA in Education and Educational Psychology from Ball State University, and a BS in Special Education and Elementary Education from Central Oklahoma State University. Her professional experiences range from classroom teacher, special education teacher, professional developer, mentor, administrator, principal, educational consultant, and Assistant Professor.