Identify Your Development Options

 

Task 1

In the class seminar you completed a personal Wheel of Life.

Look at your results and reflect on 2 areas that you are satisfied with and why.

Reflect on an area that needs improvement.

Which area is it?

Why is the score low?

What could you do to improve it?

 

 

 

 

 

Task 2: Reflective Commentary (200 words)

Answer the following questions on this week’s sessions. You may choose to answer the questions one at a time or write in paragraphs.

Which aspect of today’s session did I find most interesting? Why?

One thing I learnt

I’m not sure about…

I might have learnt more if ….

Things I want to do now…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Personal Development Plan

Complete the PDP below by answering the questions fully with specific details.

1: Identify Your Development Needs

Why do you need to develop your skills?

Which area do you want to develop?

What is your specific goal?

2: Identify Your Development Options

What steps could you take to develop the new knowledge, skills and behaviours?

E.g., read more about the topic? Watch videos about the topic? Practise the

Skill every day for 30 minutes? Reorganise the way you learn?

Think about your own learning preferences and adapt the task to suit.

What might hinder your progress?

Are there any other factors to consider?

E.g., Speed: How quickly do you need to develop the knowledge, skills or behaviours identified?

3: Plan your development activities

Write down the steps you will take to accomplish your task.

What could go wrong with your plan?

Create a Plan B to achieve your goal if your original plan does not work well.

5: Apply new knowledge/ skills/ behaviours in the workplace

How will you use this new knowledge/ skill / behaviour in the workplace?

6: Review and Repeat

Reflect on how this new knowledge/ skill / behaviour helped in your professional development

 

STEP 1: Identify Your Development Needs

A. Why are you seeking development at this time?

B. What are you seeking to develop at this time?

C. Emphasis: What do you need? What is your specific goal?

STEP 2: Identify Your Development Options

D. What steps could you take to develop the new knowledge, skills and behaviours?

E.g. read more about the topic? Watch some videos about the topic? Practise the skill

every day for 30 minutes? Organise the way you learn?

Think about your own learning preferences and adapt the task to suit.

E. Considerations arising from ‘why’, ‘what’ and ‘how’

Speed: How quickly do you need to develop the knowledge, skills or behaviours identified?

 

F: Identify Your Development Options

 

 

STEP 3: Plan for Development Activities

G. Write down the steps you will take to accomplish your task.

What could go wrong with your plan?

What will you do if your original plan does not work well?

Think of an alternative way to achieve your goal.

 

 

 

 

STEP 4: Undertake Development Activities

H. List your development activities completed throughout the semester

 

 

 

 

STEP 5: Apply new knowledge/ skills/ behaviours in the workplace

How do you intend to use this new knowledge/ skills/ behaviour in the workplace?

STEP 6: Review and Repeat

Reflect on how this new knowledge/ skill / behaviour helped in your professional development