Importance of Personal and Professional Development - Report

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PERSONAL ANDPROFESSIONALDEVELOPMENT
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1TASK 1............................................................................................................................................1A Approaches to self managed learning.....................................................................................1B Identification of my own learning and development method, Encouraging life long learningin personal and professional development..................................................................................2C Benefits of self managed learning to the individual and organization....................................2D Identification for the need of individual training or qualifications.........................................3E Implementation of learning style at strategic, tactical and operational level...........................4F Different time management strategies and their utilization.....................................................4TASK 2............................................................................................................................................5A Skills and competencies to meet the professional standards and organizational objectives...5B Planning activity to meet the need of personal and professional development.......................6C Development opportunities required to meet both current and future needs..........................6D Personal development plan to achieve my intended goal. .....................................................7E Assessing the short and long term objectives .........................................................................7F Documenting the planning activities.......................................................................................8G Critically discussion own learning against the aims and objectives ......................................8H Updating the personal development plan ...............................................................................9CONCLUSIONS..............................................................................................................................9REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................10Books and Journals...................................................................................................................10
INTRODUCTIONThis report depicts the importance of one's personal and professional development byanalyzing various learning styles, that an individual can adopt in their lives to increase their skillsand abilities in order to accomplish a task. Personal development is a lifelong process, by whichpeople can easily assess their knowledge (Hannafin, 2006). It is an ever going procedure ofenhancing one's quality by improving the potentiality. It creates awareness in identifying thegoals and maximizes the opportunity of achieving those set objectives. However, professionaldevelopment is majorly concerned with increasing the capability of the staff into theorganization. It involves specialized training sessions which help the employees in developingthemselves, both personally and professionally.TASK 1A Approaches to self managed learningSelf managed learning reflects the image of a management process. It is a procedure inwhich an individual adapts certain methods of learning, with or without any help of anotherperson. It has numerous ways and majorly includes-Seminars or Conferences are concluded the best way of self managed learning. Itinvolves sharing of ideas and experiences, which results in inventing new and variedthings. It too builds a confidence of speaking in public. Social networks involves socializing in the communities like Facebook, twitter, etc inorder to share one's own idea and talking with another people to develop new skills. Italso builds the personality of an individual, further improving their way ofcommunication.Internet helps people to easily gain their knowledge by surfing various websites and readarticles or journals on management studies and many other theories which may also leadto develop their professional skills (Davies, 2008).It has been recognized that each people prefers to adapt different learning styles andtechniques. It is a way of improving one's quality of learning. Thus, understanding owns personalstyle is always preferred in order to attain proper wisdom. There are different learning styles1
which have been illustrated using numerous learning models. Out of all, VAK/ VARK modeleffectively explains the learning method by dividing it into four parts, which involves-1.Visual learning takes place by visually seeing things that uses some aids such as graphs,diagrams, charts and symbols, etc.2.Auditory learning can be done by listening to the lectures, etc or taking part indiscussions.3.Readandwrite learning represents understanding things by continuously reading theinstructions or contents and memorizing things by making a note of it or maintaining adiary.4.Kinesthetic learning prefers to learn via experiencing things, which also means touchingand doing it yourself. For example, in science projects and experiments, etc.Thus, for maximizing learning, it has been claimed as one of the best models to be usedby an individual to quickly enhance their skills and ability by focusing on a particular method.This model also provides a set of questionnaires which can help us find the best suitable method.B Identification of my own learning and development method, Encouraging life long learning inpersonal and professional developmentI too found an appropriate method of mine by using the questionnaires of VARK model,where Read and write was concluded as a perfect method for me, to utilize. Life long learningdefined by self managed learning is the most suitable recommendation for developing bothpersonal and professional skills of an individual (Malm, 2009). It can be done by “Selfevaluation”,which requires the identification of one's Strength that represents good capability oflearning new things, carrying an ambitious and friendly behavior. Weaknesses, which mainlyrecognizes the short temperateness of a person. Opportunities offering a better environment andjob to enhance talent, continuing with further studies, etc and Finally, the threats which representrecession or bad health issues (Day and et.al., 2006 ).C Benefits of self managed learning to the individual and organizationThere are numerous benefits of self managed learning, which has a positive effect onboth the individual and an organization. Self managed learning teaches an individual to learn aneffective way of making a decision. Also, an individual can learn from their personal experience,which together works as a professional advantage to the company or organization (Stenfors-2

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