It’s Your Career: Part Two
This part of the series examines the process of applying the CDC framework, used by program evaluators, and applying it to our own developmental plan for your life. We are going to use your life as the program in this process. Instead of planning a program, you can create a strategy for your own personal and professional growth.
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For review, this is the basic logic model I presented in the first part of this series.
Resources. I classified my resources into one of the four categories competences, psychological, psychological, and personal relationships.
Activities. Activities are how you use your resources to achieve certain outcomes. For example, my psychological resources are my drive to become the best version of myself. An activity to achieve this outcome would be to meditate and journal more frequently.
Outputs. Outputs are the results of the activities, for example, one of my resources is my mindful drive. The process would look like this, my drive (resource) would be used to check in with my self. I check in with myself by writing and meditating, these are considered activities. Next, are the outputs which would be 20 minutes, 5 times a week, journalling & mediation. The outcomes are how these actions affect my life. All, I need to do is know what your strengths are, use them, continue to use them and then eventually you start getting closer and closer to your short and long-term goals.
Outcomes. What do I gain from all of this work? Following my previous example, if I meditate for 20 minutes, 5 times a week, then I will become consciously mindful of my psychological and psychological needs. Ultimately, the outcome is to become thoroughly grounded in me.
Creating a logic model may seem very straightforward, but when you start adding variables from your multifaceted life, this will inevitability establish messy relationships. Messy relationships in your plan’s infrastructure will reduce the actionability of the logic model.
That’s why to help you learn how to use a logic model for your own personal development I will refer to the CDC’s definitions for each term used in the logic model. This is important because I’m repurposing this program evaluation tool and applying it to my life, and I hope you find this useful enough to apply it to yours.
Now that you have a reference point I’m going to apply this model to my life. These are the CDC components of a logic model but with the relevancy of being grounded in the context of my life. Below is a simplified application of logic model processes.