Personal Development Plan


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The BCS Personal Development Plan is a fully portable solution that enables you to record your Development Goals and the Activities you complete to reach those Development Goals.

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Personal Development Plan

  1. 1. The BCS Personal Development Plan
  2. 2. BCS Personal Development Plan 2 What is CPD? We believe CPD is not about gaining points or clocking-up hours… It’s about recording the benefit you gained and getting the best outcomes from your investment in expanding your knowledge.
  3. 3. BCS Personal Development Plan 3 What constitutes CPD? • Coaching and mentoring • Reading books, magazines, journals and blogs • eLearning • Listening to podcasts and watching videos • Networking, online and at events • Stretch tasks within your current position • Taking on a new role and learning as you go • Formal and desk top research Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is not restricted to passing exams and attending conferences. It also includes:
  4. 4. BCS Personal Development Plan 4 What is the BCS PDP? Independent of any employer – it stays with you wherever you work  Designed for anyone in the IT profession - FREE to use, even if you are not a BCS member  Gives you access to potential CPD activities - i.e. events, blogs, articles and video interviews that can help develop your skills further A secure, cloud-based solution that can be used anywhere - you just need an Internet connection and compatible device  Your central record of CPD - managing everything you want to achieve and the key activities you plan or undertake to reach your goals
  5. 5. BCS Personal Development Plan 5 It’s FREE to use BCS members: Use your BCS Member Secure Area login Non-BCS members: Use your FREE account login If you are not a BCS member, you can register to get a FREE account to use the BCS PDP
  6. 6. 6 Make your plan your own BCS Personal Development Plan Remember to set your Settings. When set, BCS can email you CPD activities that will help you reach your potential You can create your own data fields to make your plan your own. Choose which fields are most important to you, for quicker data entry Don’t forget to save your settings
  7. 7. 7 Manage your CPD BCS Personal Development Plan View a Tour to help you use the tool See your current Activities you plan and complete to reach your Goals See your current Development Goals
  8. 8. 8 Set your Development Goals BCS Personal Development Plan Link all the Activities that will get you where you want to be Record as much or as little as you want to
  9. 9. 9 Share your achievements BCS Personal Development Plan Choose your social network or send an email update Share your success and help others too
  10. 10. 10 Generate reports or export your data BCS Personal Development Plan Select the Goals or Activities you wish to report upon Analyse how you have achieved your Goals Bulk actions are only available to BCS members
  11. 11. 11 Stuck for ideas? Use the Resources BCS Personal Development Plan The CPD Portal gives you advice and links to career information Easy access to details of upcoming events plus the latest articles, blogs, video interviews and more – many of which are FREE to access for everyone Bulk actions are only available to BCS members
  12. 12. 12 Designed for ease of use BCS Personal Development Plan Desktop/Laptop Tablet Smartphone   
  13. 13. 13 Designed for ease of use BCS Personal Development Plan The key to good CPD record keeping is being able to maintain your plan at the point of need: • When you think of a new Goal • When you discover a potential Activity • As you complete an Activity.
  14. 14. 14 The BCS Personal Development Plan 14 • Record goals and activities • Filter, report and export data • Manage reflective learning • Share success with your peers • Easy access to potential activities - Videos - Events - Articles/blogs • Add your own fields and preferences BCS Personal Development Plan
  15. 15. 1515 Using the BCS Personal Development Plan you can maintain your records at work, at home, on the move – anywhere with an Internet connection. BCS Personal Development Plan The BCS Personal Development Plan