Originally presented at CAT on 24 January 2015 by Bart Everson

Rationale

Articulating a personal vision has numerous benefits. It can re-energize your efforts, inform your short-term and long-term plans, even improve your daily time-management skills. A personal vision statement reminds you of your purpose, helps you stay focused, and allows you to set goals.

Establishing a personal website can be a powerful tool for presenting yourself to colleagues, students, and the general public; for promoting your research, publications, and professional activities; and/or for giving an overview of the classes you teach and your approach to teaching.

In this workshop, participants will reflect on personal identity and professional priorities through a series of writing exercises, culminating in a personal vision statement. This self-knowledge will then be utilized in the creation of a personal website. Step-by-step instructions will be provided. At the end of the workshop, participants will have a clearer sense of who they are — and so will the world.


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See also our step-by-step instructions for creating a personal website using WordPress.com.

References


Create Your Personal Vision Statement
http://humanresources.about.com/od/success/a/personal_vision.htm

Creating a Personal Mission and Vision Statement
http://www.liquidplanner.com/blog/create-personal-mission-vision-statement-year/

The Five Step Plan for Creating Personal Mission Statements
http://www.quintcareers.com/creating_personal_mission_statements.html

Personal Academic Webpages: How-To's and Tips for a Better Site
http://townsendcenter.berkeley.edu/blog/personal-academic-webpages-how-tos-and-tips-better-site

Photo Credits


Binoculars V by Chase Elliott Clark
https://www.flickr.com/photos/chasblackman/8502151556/

WordPress Pumpkin by Eric Martin
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ericmmartin/2986187518/