Advisor Mastery Program (AMP) - Professional Development


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Professional Development

“…The continuous expansion of skills, knowledge and abilities aimed at long-term growth” (Southern Ontario Library Service, 2014).

  • Focuses on the holistic development of the individual over task-related skills.
  • Concerned with:
    • Critical faculties
    • Personal philosophies
    • Professional integrity and professionalism
    • Emotional intelligence and relational skills
    • Conceptual skills
    • Motivation


    • Leadership
  • Broad in scope and characterized by a wide range of outcomes related to individual growth.


“…Any learning activity focused on acquiring specific knowledge or skills required for a particular job or task” (Southern Ontario Library Service, 2014).

  • Focuses on tasks and functions of a certain position.
  • Designed to improve one’s technical knowledge to better carry out current job functions.
  • Focused on the short-term with emphases on measurable and identifiable skills (e.g. better navigating a website, using certain software programs, better understanding institutional policies and procedures as they relate to one’s current position).


  • Characterized by specific objectives and limited outcomes.

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