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Personal Development Planning

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Introduction

Personal Development Planning Personal Development Planning (PDP) is a process which prompts you to focus upon your life and development of it in a purposeful way, enabling you to gain maximum benefit from all the experiences life offers you. There are many motives to go to university, develop your qualifications, and get a degree and to get a better job. What all these motives have in common is a focus upon development. Most people hope that the opportunity to study further and improve their skills will offer them opportunities and challenges to grow. PDP gets you to think about exactly what you are learning from all the things you do-including academic work, part-time jobs, voluntary work, work experience, leisure activities, responsibilities etc. PDP's can be constructed by organisations to enable them to see what training and development each individual employee needs in order to achieve organisational aims. A good personal development plan can improve employee motivation; it will provide a focus for discussion and interaction between an organisation and employee while devising a strategy for staff training and development. However, conflict may arise if the individual career development aims of employees differ from the aims and needs of an organisation. PDP focuses on: * The full range of situations in which you learn * What you are currently learning * How you are learning * How successfully you are learning * What skills and qualities you are developing through your learning * Where you're learning may take you in the future. By participating in a personal development plan it enables you to clarify what you want to achieve and review your progress towards these goals. Deliberately thinking about the learning which is taking place in all these contexts will help you to be come more self-aware. You will realise just how many skills and qualities you are developing through your activities, as well as recognising situations in which you lack confidence or essential skills.

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Posts where bilingual skills are considered to be within the desirable-to-essential range will be 'tagged', which means they will be prioritised for language training, and appropriate bilingual abilities will be attached to the job description should the post become vacant. Job focused language training will be provided during work time to facilitate aspects of Scheme implementation, such as dealing face-to-face or over the phone with customers, or for more demanding situations such as formal presentations or media interviews. From this investigation I can see that large companies when undertaking audits/PDP programmes ensures their staff are well trained for their job, but are also motivated by the chance that by training and learning new skills , they have the opportunity of being promoted , new opportunities and feel valued and prioritised by the company , motivating them to work , causing the company to be more successful. My personal Development Plan Where am I now ...? I am currently, just ending my first year at 6th form, having just complete my AS examinations; where I have been studying Applied business, English Literature and Welsh. I achieved the grades of a B in business; B in English Literature and an E in welsh. As I can see that my weakness is Welsh , and it will be hard to improve this grade next year , I have decided to finish this course and I now study History 1 night a week at college where I will be able to achieve my A level in 1 year. I have previously achieved my GCSE grades of 3A's, 6B's and 3C's. Last year, I also achieved my key skills level 2 in both Math and English. I gained a B grade in both English and Mathematics, and a C in Science. I feel I didn't do as well here as I only studied single award science and was entered for the foundation tier, as I feel I wasn't as devoted to this subject as I didn't enjoy it.

Conclusion

Examples of Job Descriptions Here are some examples of job descriptions for English teachers in secondary schools, so I can get an idea of the salary, hours, and skills employers are looking for. I realise that I may have to re-locate for my career, if there are better options elsewhere. From this vacancy advertised I can see that, I need to be hardworking and have knowledge of the job, and there is a good salary. The downfall of this advertisement is that I will need experience before applying there, and I could not go straight into this job after university as I would have to work somewhere else first. This vacancy is appealing as newly qualified teachers are welcomed meaning I could apply for this job as soon as I achieve my degree. The bad point of this advertisement is that it's only a temporary contract, for about a year. Although if I had no work this could be good and provide experience for me. Again the drawback of this vacancy is stating that it's looking for a 'well qualified' teacher which would also mean experienced, which I wouldn't be as soon as leaving university, meaning I couldn't apply for this job straight away. From looking at a selection of job advertisements, I can see that I will have to be willing to travel to achieve a high salary, as the location where I live has limited options, meaning there would be a lot more competition in the area, and it may be easier to get a job in larger cities/towns. I can also see that some of the advertisements require experience which shows me I will need to devote some time to being in a classroom and learning practically. From this investigation, I can see that PDP's can be useful to both employees/organisations to improve training and motivation. Also I can see how PDP's can help individuals from completing one myself as it has helped map out my skills, and caused me to think step by step how I will get to my ultimate goal. Appendix ?? ?? ?? ??

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