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Questions on Personal Development Plans' Homework What is PDP? A PDP is just another name for a plan of action, only this one refers specifically to your aspirations regarding personal development. We make plans every day, but do not always write them down; a PDP allows you to set your own personal targets and find the best way to achieve them. What are the aims of a PDP? Personal Development Plans aim to: * Reflect (on your past experiences and achievements, strengths and weaknesses); * Evaluate (making judgements about yourself and your work, considering feedback, and determining what you need to do to progress further); * Plan (developing and articulating personal learning objectives). Why do managers use PDP for their employees? ...read more.


Discuss tools available when focusing on a skills ordit. Observations: An observation is the simplest and most obvious way of discussing the needs for the training and development of an employee. Observation normally is through a day to day contact with an employee through a managers or supervisors position. Usually assessing factors such as errors made, capability, improvements, strengths and weaknesses. Observations can also help determine whether or not further training or any training is needed and will be efficient to boost employee's skills, if lacking. However employees can sometimes feel de-motivated or intimidated by observations, especially if managers are keeping a close eye on them or being too harsh in the eyes of the employee. Each and everyday at work, I know that I am under observation by either my manager or supervisor, I work in a ...read more.


However it can also be applied to other situations such as in an educational context. I have recently had a performance review through a one to one interview with my private tutor at school. Here we took time to track my progress throughout the previous year within school relating to my AS Studies and any extra curricular activities. We also discussed my future and what I would like to achieve. I was asked to come up with 3 targets that could be achieved on a short term basis, before leaving school at the end of the year, I had to set dates in which I had to achieve these targets by, we also agreed on another one to one interview halfway through the year to monitor my progress on these targets and other queries. The minutes of this interview can be seen in the appendix. ...read more.

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