Professional Development Framework at Reforge
One of the content designer competencies is "Owns Professional Development". In some conversations, it became apparent that this may be nebulous. Partly because there are a lot of definitions and partly because many companies don't formally encourage this.
- 💪 Perfecting the skills required in your role (this is an expectation that I would imagine everyone pursues over the course of their career)
- 🏦 Pursuing an understanding how your work affects and aligns with the business objectives
- 💭 Upskilling in areas of personal interest or potential company impact
All of these are super high-level buckets and not super actionable, so let's dive deeper into each to try and form a framework of how this might play out for your career at Reforge.
💪 Perfecting your skills in your role
This one is pretty easy to define, and we've gotten better at supporting it on the Content Design Team. The idea is that the other skills-based competencies are getting better over time. Things like Figma expertise, CDS alignment, communication with others, etc.