Discussion: Knowing Your “Why”
In order to move forward with any decision in life, it is important to know the reasons behind the decision so that you can plan for your future and keep your goals in sight. As you begin the DBA program, take some time this week to consider your “why” and think about the goals you want to achieve, both throughout your program and upon its completion. These goals and reasons for pursuing your doctoral degree can help you stay the course as you face challenges and opportunities in the coming months.
To prepare for this Discussion, review this week’s Learning Resources and consider your reasons for pursuing a doctoral degree and how your future plans might make a positive impact on your career, your family, and/or your community.
By Day 3
Post an analysis of your “why” to your colleagues. In your analysis, be sure to answer the following questions:
- What is your “why” for pursuing a doctoral degree at Walden?
- Which of the alumni videos resonated most with you and why?
- How might your future plans make a positive impact on your career, your family, and/or your community?
Refer to the Week 1 Discussion Rubric for specific grading elements and criteria. Your Instructor will use this rubric to assess your work.
Barker, K. (2014). Personal and collective transitions along the scholar-practitioner journey: Challenges to sustain balance as a whole person while meeting the substantive investment in simultaneous careers and maintaining family togetherness and stability. Organization Development Journal, 32(3), 9–16.
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