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Professionalism is the attitudes and behaviors encompassing courtesy, honesty, and responsibility when dealing with individuals or organizations in any endeavor. Professionalism is independent of a profession requiring special skills or training.
Professional behavior in the workplace is necessary for the success of any business. A professional attitude and appearance allow employees to take pride in their work and improve performance. People who behave professionally are respected, trusted, and others want to work or do business with them. Employers expect high levels of professionalism, and understanding their expectations and key professional behaviors will undoubtedly boost your career.
In this section you will find tools for helping you develop plans for personal and professional growth, adapting to the changing landscape of the workplace, balancing goals and time management, and supporting others toward successful productivity.
Films on Demand (29:19 min)
In this program, both business experts and a focus group of young professionals advise viewers on the proper way to conduct oneself in different types of work-related situations.
Films on Demand (30:13 min)
This video brings those all-too-elusive aspects of job success into focus, exploring professional behavior, ethics, communication, leadership, teamwork, problem solving, organization, and information management.
Films on Demand (23:00 min)
This video teaches young people the value of personal management skills, and provides tips and strategies for getting organized in several key areas: living space, school materials, study time, extracurricular activities, and social life.
Films on Demand (25:06 min)
This video investigates not only the visible factors of proper attire and hygiene, but the issues of attitude, professional self-esteem, familiarity with technology, and knowledge of business trends as well.
Films on Demand (24:43 min)
This program guides viewers through a breakdown of just what constitutes career-appropriate demeanor. With an emphasis on having a good attitude, the video discusses handling mistakes, determining dress codes, staying abreast of industry trends, workspace appearance, and even kitchen etiquette. A list of specific—and learnable—leadership qualities is provided, while a group of young professionals recounts anecdotes of workplace successes and mistakes throughout.
Films on Demand - (18:38 min)
Three strategies to help students make better use of their time are presented in this program. They include the development of a term calendar on which students list important academic "events," such as term-paper deadlines and exam dates
Films on Demand (28:14 min)
Because career success can depend just as much on getting along with colleagues as it does on job knowledge, this program addresses the issues that most frequently come up when working in groups. Through input from human resources reps, viewers learn how to handle conflict, gossip, and office politics; determine the types of information that should and should not be shared with their supervisors; and understand their organization’s chain of command. The video also covers in-office and virtual meetings (where to sit, what to say, conversation protocol), taking time off, ethics, bullying, and harassment; and a group of young professionals shares examples of bad behavior in meetings