Reflective Commentary


Task 1

In the class seminar you completed two questionnaires about your Comfort Zone.

What were your key factual insights?

Were you surprised / disappointed by the results of the questionnaires?

Can you think of any areas of your life where your comfort zone is hindering your development?






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

Think about the results of the questionnaire you did and the information from today’s lesson. What have you learnt about yourself and your skills? Are you satisfied with your results? Is this an area that could be improved? If so, consider making this topic one of your Development Episodes.

You should update this section at least every two weeks and complete a total of four PDPs. You should complete two PDPs before you submit assignment 1 at the end of week 6, and two more before you submit assignment 2 at the end of week 12.

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