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The professional development cycle



Presentation to support workshop on professional development tools and techniques.

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    The professional development cycle The professional development cycle Presentation Transcript

    • Professional Development Cycle: Tools and Techniques to help you plan and develop Jo Alcock Evidence Base
    • Professional Development Cycle
    • Self analysis Understanding your current skills and knowledge and considering where to improve
    • SWOT analysis Reflect on your own strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
    • Current CV and profiles Analysing your current situation in terms of skills and experience
    • Job role analysis Reflect on skills and knowledge required for current or future job roles and identify areas for development
    • CILIP PKSB Reflect on skills and knowledge required within profession and identify areas for development
    • Development planning Planning areas and activities to support professional development
    • Development plan Regularly updated plan including areas for development, planned activities, intended outcome, and timescale
    • Opportunities What sort of activities have you been involved in for your own professional development?
    • Prioritising opportunities Identifying the professional development opportunities with most potential benefit
    • 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?
    • Benefits Benefits for you Developing skills Improving knowledge Broadening connections Benefits for your employer Enhance job performance Improved job satisfaction
    • Your learning style Does the activity suit your learning preferences? Activist Pragmatist Theorist Reflector Honey and Mumford’s Learning Styles
    • Practicalities Is the time commitment appropriate? Is location suitable? Are there any personal circumstances that may prevent you from participating?
    • Participating in activities Making the most of your professional development activities
    • Before Plan what you hope to get out of each activity: Increased understanding? Skill development? Broader network?
    • During Make notes: Handwritten Typed Visual notes Recorded Review after event to ensure complete and accurate
    • 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)
    • Recording and reflecting Keeping information up-to-date about the activities and what you have learnt
    • 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
    • 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
    • Professional Development Cycle
    • Any questions? Jo Alcock @joeyanne