Personal Development Planning (PDP)

More and more nowadays, everyone is having to become an effective self organiser, learners and self-managers with the development of a wide range of skills and attributes that link to long term Personal Development Planning (PDP).

Due to the increasing diversity of people, society in general, businesses and education are responding accordingly in order to adapt to economic and current trends. This is to ensure and determine that a suitable route is properly directed so career paths are pursued that would ultimately maximise potential in development. This in turn, would put the nation both domestically and internationally at an advantage. This would enable to endeavour to take the necessary steps forward to keep one step ahead of consumer requirements so that needs are both met and satisfied and future business is continued.

I have been interviewed regarding an interesting topic about ‘How to keep motivated’ I believe the skills required for this are self learning, responsibility, accountability and leadership. Embedding skills in the learning becomes an integral part of the personal development process.

Professional development refers to skills and knowledge attained for both personal and professional development. This encompasses all types of facilitated learning opportunities, ranging from college degrees to formal coursework, conferences and informal learning opportunities situated in practice. It has been described as intensive and collaborative. There are a variety of approaches to professional development, including consultation, coaching, and communities of practice, lesson study, mentoring, reflective supervision and technical assistance.

It is essential to build upon concurrent experience to grow and foster your personal and professional development. Another factor that drives professional and personal development is constructive alignment. Today, we have a duty to be inclusive, encourage deeper and wider approaches to become self organizer, learner and self manager.

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