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 developme...
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 timesca...
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 ...
Benefits
Benefits for you
Developing skills
Improving knowledge
Broadening connections
Benefits for your employer
Enhance job...
Your learning style
Does the activity suit your
learning preferences?
Activist
Pragmatist
Theorist
Reflector
Honey and Mumf...
Practicalities
Is the time commitment
appropriate?
Is location suitable?
Are there any personal
circumstances that may
pre...
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?

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During
Make notes:
Handwritten
Typed
Visual notes
Recorded
Review after event to
ensure complete and
accurate
http://www.fl...
After
Make sure you keep a record
of your notes somewhere
(you may want to digitise for
easy location in future)
Share wit...
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 ...
Reflecting on activities
What have you learnt?
How can you apply this in
future?
Any follow-up actions?
Models of reflection...
Professional Development Cycle
Any questions?
Jo Alcock
jo.alcock@bcu.ac.uk
@joeyanne
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  1. 1. Professional Development Cycle: Tools and Techniques to help you plan and develop Jo Alcock Evidence Base
  2. 2. Professional Development Cycle
  3. 3. Self analysis Understanding your current skills and knowledge and considering where to improve
  4. 4. SWOT analysis Reflect on your own strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
  5. 5. Current CV and profiles Analysing your current situation in terms of skills and experience
  6. 6. Job role analysis Reflect on skills and knowledge required for current or future job roles and identify areas for development
  7. 7. CILIP PKSB Reflect on skills and knowledge required within profession and identify areas for development
  8. 8. Development planning Planning areas and activities to support professional development
  9. 9. Development plan Regularly updated plan including areas for development, planned activities, intended outcome, and timescale
  10. 10. Opportunities What sort of activities have you been involved in for your own professional development?
  11. 11. Prioritising opportunities Identifying the professional development opportunities with most potential benefit
  12. 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? http://www.flickr.com/photos/10687935@N04/5963949378/
  13. 13. Benefits Benefits for you Developing skills Improving knowledge Broadening connections Benefits for your employer Enhance job performance Improved job satisfaction http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystaljingsr/3915512588
  14. 14. Your learning style Does the activity suit your learning preferences? Activist Pragmatist Theorist Reflector Honey and Mumford’s Learning Styles http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/styles/honey_mumford.html
  15. 15. Practicalities Is the time commitment appropriate? Is location suitable? Are there any personal circumstances that may prevent you from participating? http://www.flickr.com/photos/36319610@N04/4857101224/
  16. 16. Participating in activities Making the most of your professional development activities
  17. 17. Before Plan what you hope to get out of each activity: Increased understanding? Skill development? Broader network? http://www.flickr.com/photos/vees/999594439
  18. 18. During Make notes: Handwritten Typed Visual notes Recorded Review after event to ensure complete and accurate http://www.flickr.com/photos/ekcragg/8589684596/
  19. 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) http://www.joeyanne.co.uk
  20. 20. Recording and reflecting Keeping information up-to-date about the activities and what you have learnt
  21. 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. 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. 23. Professional Development Cycle
  24. 24. Any questions? Jo Alcock jo.alcock@bcu.ac.uk @joeyanne
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