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Professional Development Across Disciplines

   

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PERSONAL ANDPROFESSIONALDEVELOPMENT
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TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1TASK 1............................................................................................................................................11.1 Approaches to self managed learning...............................................................................11.2 Ways in which life long learning in personal and professional context could beencouraged..............................................................................................................................21.3 Evaluation of benefits of self managed learning to the individual and firm....................3TASK 2............................................................................................................................................32.1 Evaluation of present skills and competencies with professional standards....................32.2 Identification of own development needs and activities to achieve them........................52.3 Opportunities of development to achieve present and future needs.................................52.4 Personal and professional development plan on the basis of needs.................................6TASK 3............................................................................................................................................73.1 Process and task required to implement the personal development plan.........................73.3 Critical reflection on own learning against original aims................................................83.4 Changes in Plan of personal development........................................................................8TASK 4............................................................................................................................................94.1 Resolving the problems of workplace..............................................................................94.2 Implementation of learning styles....................................................................................94.3 Strategies for time management.....................................................................................10CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................10REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................11
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INTRODUCTIONPersonal development can be considered as improvement of potential as well as skillsindividual in order to achieve success within personal life and workplace. It is a continuousprocess in which an individual can develop his knowledge and competencies by using differentways of learning (Personal Development and Human Potential, 2017). In this report, for thedevelopment of personal and professional life of individuals self managed learning is considered.Various approaches are determined which are used by TESCO to provide self managed learningto employees. Analysis of life long learning process is considered to encourage learning ofindividuals at workplace. At last, various solutions are identified for work based problems.TASK 11.1 Approaches to self managed learningLearning is part of work and life which increase the knowledge of individual in work lifeas well as personal life. Individual will gain learning at workplace through training which isprovided by firm. In this context, there are several approaches which helps an individual tomanaged its learning and built ability to enhance skills through learning. Increase intechnological advancement has provided the challenges to individuals and firms and alsoprovided positive impact by enhancing their knowledge and operations. Approaches which aresuitable for the individuals are described below:Coaching: In this, organizations will appoint a trainer which provides learning toindividuals. Managers in the firms will provide report to trainers which has to befollowed to increase the skills to accomplish job. It is a suitable method as individual willlearn though practical experience of work shared by coach and they will also askquestions to clearly understand the work (McNiff, 2010). For example: TESCO use thismethod to provide training to their workforce to enhance their skills so that they can workmore efficiently.Seminar: Various seminars are conducted by firms to provide learning to individuals atworkplace. In this approach, individual will manage its learning by participating inseminars which are beneficial for them and provides experience to present their ability(Busse, Aboneh and Tefera, 2014).1
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Internet: In this, individuals increase their learning by using different websites. It is asuitable method as it is cost effective and save time of individuals as well as firms.Thereare some learning style which are used to provide learning to individuals in the firm.In this, Kolb's learning model is discussed which includes the learning styles such as:Diverging style: It is suitable for individuals who are able to learn through observation andgathering information about the work. Learner will gain the knowledge by observing the workaccomplished by others (Hadar, L.L. and Brody, D.L., 2013). This style is used by the managersof TESCO by providing opportunities to observe the other employees.Converging style: In this style, it is beneficial for the development of personnel who will learnby solving the practical problems. For example: Managers will assign task to individuals toresolve the problems like products quality, reduction in sales etc. which will develop theirknowledge at work.1.2 Ways in which life long learning in personal and professional context could be encouraged.For the development of personal and professional life of an individual, it is necessary tofollow the ways to encourage part of learning. Continuous learning process helps individuals inachieving an expertise in work which he has to perform regularly. In this context, TESCO hasused various ways to provide a life long learning and develop personal as well as professionallife of employees (Olsen, 2015). An individual always strive to learn to new things to increase itsquality of performance at workplace and achieve desired goals of life. It has been recognised thatmanagers of TESCO has determined a vision to increase brand reputation through thedevelopment of employees. To encourage, the continuous learning an individual will depend on making the short andlong term goals which boost him to control his skills and potential. It will help to increase thescope of life long learning. Analysis has determined that challenges and work pressure increaseability of individual and encourages him to participate in continuous process of learning. In thisscenario, Individuals in TESCO can set challenges for themselves that will motivate them tofocus on continuous learning. Creation of a healthy competition at workplace among theemployees is also a better way to increase competencies (Moon, 2013). Healthy competition atworkplace is considered as significant for personal development and also for development ofrelationship as well. There these ways will be beneficial for encouraging the lifelong learning. 2
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