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Personal and ProfessionalDevelopment
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1TASK 1............................................................................................................................................11.1 Various approaches of self-managed learning of individual............................................11.2 Ways to develop lifelong learning in relation with professional development of individual................................................................................................................................................21.3 Advantages of self-managed learning for an individual and organisation benefits.........34.1 Issues and problems faced at workplace and their resolution..........................................44.2 Variety of styles and appropriate manner at various levels..............................................54.3 Effective time management strategies..............................................................................6TASK 2............................................................................................................................................72.1 Evaluation of skills against professional development...................................................72.2 Identification and acquirement of skills...........................................................................82.3 Identifying the opportunities to meet current and future needs........................................92.4 Personal and professional development plan...................................................................93.1 Discussion on activities and resources in implementing development plan..................103.2 Documentation of development activities......................................................................113.3 Reflection of own learning again the determined goals and objectives.........................123.4 Updating PDP based on evaluation................................................................................13CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................13REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................15
INTRODUCTIONDevelopment refers to a situation of growth or changes in an individual. It is believed tobe the formation of gradual growth in an individual. An individual can develop in mainly twoways i.e. personal and professional. Personal development focuses on the individual solely. Thismeans growth in the skills and capabilities of an individual such as communication, confidence,happiness and work/life balance. Professional development is confined to improvement andefficiency in task which is to be performed at work (Avalos, 2011). An example can beprofessional credentials and academic qualifications. There are various techniques and measureswhich promote personal and professional development such as consultation, coaching, practiceand assistance. This assignment focuses on analysing various learning styles along with theirbenefits. The influence of self-managed learning on personal and professional development willbe understood as well. A development plan will be constructed to assess the development of self.TASK 11.1 Various approaches of self-managed learning of individualSelf-managed learning is an approach to develop newer skills and competencies in orderto manage the compatibilities of the individual within personal and professional environmentefficiently. The self-managed learning is developing various action plan in order to developnewer competencies for self-learning and professional development in highly competitiveenvironment (Bauer, 2010). This approach helps in lifelong learning which stays with theindividual behaviour and actions for longer time and can be applied in dealing with differentsituation in life confidently. The various approaches developed by the Sainsbury in enhancingthe self-learning of their workforce are as follows:Visionary approach:This approach is used by an individual in order to define somespecific objectives and visions for development of future career.Learning through research:This approach involves assessment of individual bySainsbury managers in order to identify person’s weaknesses and defining methods to fix them.Seminars and Conferences:This is the most common approach used by the companies atype of off the Job training in which the individual knowledge is enhanced by providinginformation about new trend and working methods (Blair, 2016).1
Meta strategic approach:This is the approach which involves changing the perception ofindividual and in order to develop strategic action in their behaviour for future careerdevelopment.The managers of the Sainsbury are using various learning style to train the workforce ofcompany (Brody and Hadar, 2011). Following image defined that various learning styleimplemented by the manager of Sainsbury in action in order to provide better workingenvironment to the employees and develop a motivated team working for self-learning anddevelopment as well as for growth of company.1.2 Ways to develop lifelong learning in relation with professional development of individualIt has been analysed that individuals are not much focused on lifelong learning althoughit is not a new concept. To make sure that employees of Sainsbury should be easily adapted to2Illustration1: Learning Style, 2016Source1: Ben Oldham. 2016. Do Learning Styles Really Exist?
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