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The professional development cycle


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Presentation to support workshop on professional development tools and techniques.

Presentation to support workshop on professional development tools and techniques.

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  • 1. Professional Development Cycle: Tools and Techniques to help you plan and develop Jo Alcock Evidence Base
  • 2. Professional Development Cycle
  • 3. Self analysis Understanding your current skills and knowledge and considering where to improve
  • 4. SWOT analysis Reflect on your own strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
  • 5. Current CV and profiles Analysing your current situation in terms of skills and experience
  • 6. Job role analysis Reflect on skills and knowledge required for current or future job roles and identify areas for development
  • 7. CILIP PKSB Reflect on skills and knowledge required within profession and identify areas for development
  • 8. Development planning Planning areas and activities to support professional development
  • 9. Development plan Regularly updated plan including areas for development, planned activities, intended outcome, and timescale
  • 10. Opportunities What sort of activities have you been involved in for your own professional development?
  • 11. Prioritising opportunities Identifying the professional development opportunities with most potential benefit
  • 12. Alignment with development priorities Will it develop skills or knowledge that is a priority for you at the moment? Could it enable you to develop skills or knowledge that could be of use to you in future?
  • 13. Benefits Benefits for you Developing skills Improving knowledge Broadening connections Benefits for your employer Enhance job performance Improved job satisfaction
  • 14. Your learning style Does the activity suit your learning preferences? Activist Pragmatist Theorist Reflector Honey and Mumford’s Learning Styles
  • 15. Practicalities Is the time commitment appropriate? Is location suitable? Are there any personal circumstances that may prevent you from participating?
  • 16. Participating in activities Making the most of your professional development activities
  • 17. Before Plan what you hope to get out of each activity: Increased understanding? Skill development? Broader network?
  • 18. During Make notes: Handwritten Typed Visual notes Recorded Review after event to ensure complete and accurate
  • 19. After Make sure you keep a record of your notes somewhere (you may want to digitise for easy location in future) Share with colleagues Share with peers (social media, blogs)
  • 20. Recording and reflecting Keeping information up-to-date about the activities and what you have learnt
  • 21. Recording activities Desktop document (can use Dropbox to ensure access from multiple locations/ devices) Online document (e.g. Google Drive) Online services iDoneThis CILIP Portfolio
  • 22. Reflecting on activities What have you learnt? How can you apply this in future? Any follow-up actions? Models of reflection What? So what? Now what? More on CPD23 Reflective Practice blog post
  • 23. Professional Development Cycle
  • 24. Any questions? Jo Alcock @joeyanne