By Ajay SandhuCONTINUOUS PROFESSIONALDEVELOPMENT
WHAT IS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Professional Development is where a person assesses their own personal qualities and attributes at work, and takes action to improve these, using ‘SMART’ goals. A person can monitor their progress to achieve these goals through a ‘Personal Development Plan’
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN This plan allows a person to identify and assess their own skills and use ‘SMART’ goals to improve their skills. ‘SMART’ goals are: Specific Measurable Appropriate Realistic Timed
MY PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN Skills needed to How I will develop Dates Monitoring develop the skill DevelopmentShort Term: Completing Doing at least 1 or 2 Monday 7th May I have completed thisthis ICT task before the hours a day of the task, task before the deadline, deadline. before the deadline. I achieved this by doing 1 hour a day of the work and posting it onto my blog. Medium Term: Making a time table of Monday 1st May – 30th This goal is still ongoing Time Management- each day, and choosing June. as I have created a revision for A level which subject to prioritise revision time table exams. for each day. prioritising my subjects into which exams are closer and what subjects I need to work on. Long Term: Practising making Friday 4th May – This goal is still ongoingImprove my presenting powerpoints and Ongoing. too as I am practising skills presenting aloud to presenting skills to my myself, friend or family family and colleagues member. and I am progressing, however, I will still continue to achieve this goal to the best of my ability.
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT Having achieved my short-term and medium-term goals I am still on a quest to achieve my and long- term goal. Although my presenting skills are getting better, they can still be improved upon. I feel I am getting better at engaging with an audience when presenting and making my presentations more enjoyable for people to watch. I can improve this skill more by continuing to present to my friends and family, and then gradually to a larger audience, and getting feedback of how well they think I presented to them.