This document is intended to explain the concept of Personal Development Planning and Personal Development Plans (PDPs). PDP - Personal Development Planning and Personal Development Plan PDP is defined as 'a structured and supported process undertaken by an individual to reflect upon their own learning, performance and/or achievement and to plan for their personal, educational and career development'. PDP embraces a range of approaches to learning that connect planning (an individual's goals and intentions for learning or achievement), doing (aligning actions to intentions), recording (thoughts, ideas, experiences, in order to understand and evidence the process and results of learning) and reflection (reviewing and evaluating experiences and the results of learning). The tables below will help you to go through three steps to arrive at such a plan: Step 1 - The requirements of your current and/or future role Step 2 - Identify your strengths and development areas Step 3 - Build up a SMART action plan to bring about change and development
Step 1 - The requirements of my role Start by thinking about your role and the elements of your job that require you to work. Depending on your situation, you may wish to concentrate on your current role or perhaps on a future anticipated role. For example: - What are the key relationships that will be important for success in this role? - What will be the key tasks that you will be performing? - What additional knowledge and understanding will you need? - With whom, and how will you mostly be communicating? - How clearly will your goals be defined? - What personal pressures will this role impose on you? In the light of your answers to these questions complete the table below: © Copyright 1998-2012 Sukh Sandhu | Personal Development Plan
To fulfil the requirements of my role I need to:
Step 2: Identify your strengths and development areas Area of Strength Ways to use it more extensively
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