Benefit of Personal and Professional Development Report

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MANAGEPERSONAL ANDPROF DEV
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................11.1 Comparing sources of information on professional development trends and their validity11.2 The trends and developments that influences the need for professional development........21.3 The current and future personal and professional development..........................................32.1 The benefit of personal and professional development........................................................32.2 The basis on which type of development actions are selected.............................................42.3 The current and future skills, ,knowledge............................................................................42.4 A personal and professional development plan...................................................................42.5 Within the agreed budget and timescale executing the plan................................................62.6 Advantages of development opportunities............................................................................73.1 SMART objectives...............................................................................................................73.2 Obtaining feedback from valid sources...............................................................................83.3 Review progress towards the personal and professional objectives....................................83.4 In the light of feedback amending the personal and professional development plan...........8CONCLUSION...............................................................................................................................9REFERENCES.............................................................................................................................10
INTRODUCTIONProfessional development involves developing oneself in the role to entirely understandthe job that is done and how one can improve. It involves enhancing the necessary skills to carryout the role as effectively as possible and is something that will continue throughout theworking life (Nicholls, 2014.). IT training, Health and Safety, Accountancy or budgeting, Legalknowledge or expertise are some examples of professional development. When one think ofpersonal development, think about what skills one need to accomplish the results required, bothin the role and for life in general. It is about improving the talents and potential, both in and outof the workplace. Leadership training, Management training, Time management, Handlingdifficult situations and conflict management and Communication development skills are some ofthe example of personal development.In this report sources of information on professional development trends and theirvalidity will be compared and a personal and professional development plan will also becreated in this report1.1 Comparing sources of information on professional development trends and their validityProfessional development consists of education, observation and mentoring that can helpto enhance the employees in a workplace. It might include training sessions or graduate classes,spending time with a mentor to observe how others handle conflict or challenges, or mentoringsomeone else who might be new to the field.Professional development for employeesAs an employee, much of the professional development will focus on setting personalprofessional goals and putting the training provided by the company to good use. Learning moreabout the company’s goals and objectives may also be a part of the professional development,particularly if one intend to remain with the same company and work the way up the ranks.Professional development for managersLike employees, managers must also set personal professional goals and work towardsthem, but in addition to this, they must also promote the development of employees and look forways to improve their team’s skills (Thompson,Amatea and Thompson, 2014).See if the company is willing to support the professional developmentSome companies provide opportunities for professional development as a way ofimproving employee retention, and taking advantage of these programs can help you continue to1
grow professionally while saving time and money. Human resources professionals should helpmatch employees with mentors, and provide the mentors with the training and resources to makemeaningful contributions on behalf of their proteges.Find a mentor or shadow a colleagueKeep in mind that one don’t need to follow a formal mentoring program, as simplyhaving an experienced colleague one can go to with the ideas or questions, and who is willing togive the honest feedback, can be hugely beneficial to the career development (Tseng and Kuo,2014.).Attend conferences and workshopsAttending conferences or hands-on workshops will give one a chance learn about thelatest developments in the field and keep the skills and knowledge up to date.1.2 The trends and developments that influences the need for professional developmentThe top five learning and development trends that will dominate. Develop the trainingstrategies around these trends in order to get maximum return on the investment.Mobile LearningThe number of smartphone users worldwide has crossed 2 billion. The employees spendsignificant time on their smartphones. They use mobile devices to do a majority of the daily tasksincluding learning new concepts. Use Live Stream micro-videos to catch users’ attention. Rise inMobile devices is a global phenomenon. Thus, one can use this strategy to engage moreemployees from developed as well as emerging economies (Kunter and Hachfeld, 2013.).Social LearningSocial learning is not new. It has been there for quite some time. However, the changes inthe structure of workforce have necessitated the need for social learning as an integral part oflearning and development strategies.Adaptive LearningIn adaptive learning, the instructions are delivered based on individuals’ preferences andinputs. The training methods can be optimized by teaching only those concepts which are notknown to a user. Also, the users can learn at their own pace.Virtual Reality2
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