This report has focused on the personal and professional development strategy. Firstly, this report has defined the PPD plan and developed the process of the PPD plan and evaluated the learning outcomes on the basis of several models as well as theories. The personal skill analysis and SWOT analysis also have evaluated for finding the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities. This report also has identified the challenges of the PPD plan and the way of mitigating the challenges. Finally, this report has focused the reflection on several skills by which the PPD plan can be more effective.
Table of Contents
2.0 PPD Plan.
2.1 Define PPD.
2.2 PPD Planning Process.
2.3 PPD Process to my own development
2.3.1 Goals and objectives.
3.0 Reflection on challenges arising from the Personal and professional development Plan.
4.0 Reflective practice.
Appendix A: PPD Plan.
Appendix B: Results VARK Questionnaire.
Appendix C: Results from Belbin Questionnaire.
Atrill (2019) defined that Personal development refers to the growth of individual skills that makes a person more efficient in real-life situations. Professional development enables an individual to increase their acceptability as an employee (Atrill, 2019). This assignment focuses on constructing a PPD plan for me. How it can be beneficial is also described. In the later section, some models have been applied for self-evaluation and reflective learning. Then, an action plan for self-development is constructed using a Gantt chart.
2.0 PPD Plan
2.1 Define PPD
PPD can be elaborated as a Personal and Professional Development Plan. According to McLaney (2018), PPD refers to a gradual development plan of gaining theoretical and professional skills and dividing the career goal into several objectives for a better formation of the program. The objectives must be achievable within the predicted period of time to have maximum feasibility.
2.2 PPD Planning Process
McLaney (2018) mentioned that PPD is a continuous process of self-improvement. Therefore, the development plan can be divided into several phases. Some of the critical stages are noted here. First, a person must set up a definite goal he wishes to achieve through his PPD. Then, the learner should then point out the areas where he needs to improve and the opportunities the learner has through those skills. It will help the learner organize an action plan, which is the next step for achieving his cherished goal. After constructing the action plan, the implementation phase takes place. One should follow a case-by-case approach to go along with the development plan. Throughout the implementation process, there should be a progress record to measure and evaluate the improvement process. Evaluation is the final phase of PPD which gives a discrete insight on how the person has performed according to his plan and how much improvement he has achieved.
2.3 PPD Process to my own development
2.3.1 Goals and objectives
|Short-run goals||The skill that I need to gain in a relatively short time is the ability to communicate with people effectively. Also, I should work on expressing my opinion and presenting my ideas properly so that people get a hold of my approaches easily. I have to master the approaches, models and processes of effective communication and presentation.|
|Medium run goals||I perform well while working on individual tasks. When it comes to collaborating with others and leading a team, I lack the ability to manage the job. To overcome this barrier, I have to train and educate myself about leadership and work more on leadership tasks to gather experience.|
|Long run goals||For long-term improvement, I have to work on innovative thinking and solving issues in a creative way. The modern fast-paced world requires innovative solutions to problems. Therefore, I got to learn and apply creative thinking to my performance.|
|Objectives||Undertaking Activities||Supports resources used||Target date|
|Communication and presentation skills||I have got acquainted with the modern way of approaching people and formally communicating with them. I learned to express my ideas efficiently and provide my opinion in an acceptable manner.||I am going to follow popular models of effective communication and get a theoretical idea about them from various sources. The concept of the proficient presentation will give me a proper idea of how I can do it practically.||31/03/2021|
|Problem-solving and decision-making skills||Working in teams is the ultimate way of improving problem-solving and decision-making. I have gained knowledge about various problems. I have tried to apply that knowledge in real-world||To assist my decision-making process as a leader I educated myself about many problem-solving abilities and approaches. This theoretical research helped me being prepared beforehand.||30/06/221|
|Creativity and Innovation||In my working period, I have tried to do things in a different manner. Simplified the issues to handle critical situations. Innovative workflow is improving my efficiency and performance.||I have studied existing literature about assessing a situation properly and making innovative decisions.||31/12/2021|
While planning my short-term, medium-term and long-term goals, I gathered information about my improvement needs. According to those needs, I sorted them and prioritized the ones that are most needed. My primary weakness was a lack of communication and presentation skills. For that, I approached people more frequently starting from familiar ones and gradually moving towards unknown persons. I tried to express myself formally and efficiently to boost up my presentation skill. I have started to work in a team and dedicated myself to leading the team to success. Lastly, innovative thinking is a process that takes time to master. Thus, I set it as my long term goal………………….