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This is your Professional Skills Portfolio for PRSK4048 course. It includes tasks like The Long-Term Vision, Potential Roles and their Suitability, Belbin Test, Cross-cultural awareness/negotiating, Participating in Meetings, Preparing an Action Plan, Resolving Problems and Conflict, Ethical awareness, Presentation Plan, Post-Presentation Reflection, 360 Degree Review, Professional Development Plan (PDP), Task 1: Professional Skills In Action, Task 2: Your Professional Skills.

Professional Skills Portfolio

   Added on 2023-03-21

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Spring 18
Professional Skills Portfolio (PRSK4048)
Presentation Group Members (GM):
This is your Professional Skills Portfolio. Please save a copy on your computer and back it up regularly (e.g.
by saving it on your computer / in the cloud (e.g. Google Drive) / emailing it to yourself). You will receive a
printed copy which you should bring to all lectures and tutorials. However, at the end of the course, you
need to submit a completed electronic copy via Turnitin. Please refer to suggested word counts for each task
included within this portfolio.
Table of Contents Page Learning outcomes
Section 1: Portfolio Evidence
(These tasks will often be drafted in class and are designed to inform the written task in section 2.
Suggested word counts are included in brackets.)
The Long-Term Vision (200 words) 3 LO2, LO3
Potential Roles and their Suitability (300 words) 4 LO2, LO3
Belbin Test (150 words) 5-8 LO2, LO3
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Cross-cultural awareness/negotiating (150 words) 9 LO1, LO3
Participating in Meetings (400 words) 10 LO1, LO2, LO3
Preparing an Action Plan (100 words) 11 LO1, LO2
Resolving Problems and Conflict (300 words) 12 LO1, LO2
Ethical awareness (100 words) 13 LO2, LO3, LO4
Presentation Plan (100 words) 14 LO1, LO2
Post-Presentation Reflection (350 words) 15 LO2, LO3, LO4
360 Degree Review (150 words) 16-17 LO1, LO3
Professional Development Plan (PDP) (150 words) 18 LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4
Section 2: Written Tasks
(These tasks should be developed throughout the semester but completed in weeks 9-11.)
Task 1: Professional Skills In Action (600 words) 19 LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4
Task 2: Your Professional Skills (600 words) 19 LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4
Total Word Count: 1,200 (written tasks) + 2,400 (portfolio evidence) = 3,600 words (+/- 10%)
Track your progress by ticking off each task as you complete it.
All tasks must be completed individually, except for the ‘Action Plan’ (week 5) and ‘Presentation
Plan’ (week 8) which should be completed in collaboration with your other group members.
Section 1: Portfolio Evidence
Portfolio Evidence [Week 1] The Long-term vision
When discussing the types of roles you would like to apply for, it is useful to consider how these might
fit in with your long-term vision. Imagine yourself travelling approximately 5 or 10 years into the
future. This activity is not about laying down a rigid plan but to help you gain a sense of the type of
life you want, so you can make the right kinds of choices to achieve it (200 words).
Activity: The Long-term vision
Five/ten years from now, I see myself...
Aspect Write your own vision of this aspect below
I consider the most important things in my
life to be...
The most essential thing that I desire to achieve in my entire
life is becoming an efficient person with required knowledge
as well as skills.
Living in which part of the world and in
what kind of place?
I dream of residing at a place where I am able to access all the
facilities required for daily routine of life and where I can live w3ith
Working for myself? Working for a large
company? Working for a small company?
Though, at initial stages I would have to work for another big or
small employer, I wish to become an employer in the near future.
Doing what kind of work? Routine?
In an office? In the field?
I would like to perform a challenging activity, which would ensure
me to develop my personal as well as professional efficiencies.
With what kind of work/life balance In order to maintain a balance between my personal as well as
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(consider hours of work/stress levels)? professional lives, I would like to work not more than 8 hours in a
Taking a lead? Taking responsibility?
Working individually? Part of a team?
I have a tremendous core competency of working with leading that
team responsibly as per the required leadership skills.
Working with colleagues who are...
artistic? intellectual? practical? caring?
As a team member or leader, I would be make my self able to
determine the skills of my colleagues or subordinates in order to
design a framework for their actions to be performed.
I enjoy spending my time outside work
Other than my professional activities, I enjoy hanging out with my
friends and family at different places.
Other important aspects of my vision of
the future are...
Other than achieving professional skills, my dream is to travel each
and every place in the world, as I am a travelling addict.
Portfolio Evidence [Week 1] Potential roles and their suitability
Using one of the roles you discussed in your week 1 tutorial, complete the following table below (use
the following example to guide you; write 300 words):
EXAMPLE: My desired Role is: Retail Manager
Key Skills required My current experience in this skill
Effective Leadership Skills In my current job as a retail assistant, I have
helped to manage the store and train staff in
the absence of my manager. However, this is
an area I need to gain more experience and
confidence in.
The ability to plan and prioritise workloads My experience at GSM has helped me
develop these skills, although there is a still a
little room for improvement as I need to
start work on my assignments earlier.
How does this role match my long term vision?
I think I would enjoy the fast-paced and varied nature of the work and wouldn’t mind taking responsibility for different
areas of the business. ..(please continue)
My desired Role is: Human Resource Manager
Key Skills required My current experience in this skill –Use own
Communicational skills As currently, I am involved with providing my
factor services to customer care department, I
have a tremendous ability of communicating with
different personnel as well as leading them. I am
able to provide effective guidance to my
subordinates in respect of performing any
delegated tasks to them.
Judgement factor I am able to judge the skills as well as
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competencies of other individuals, with their
talking sense and behaviour, as my current
profession requires me to deal with various
customers and solving their grievances. Even, m
able to determine the capabilities and suitability
of a particular task to be performed by the
appointed individuals.
Legal knowledge As a human resource manager, I need to have a
detailed knowledge about the various laws, rules
as well as regulations enacted by the concerned
country's judiciary system. I had learned number
of laws generated to protect the interest of the
employees, as I had law as my core subject,
during graduation programme.
Multi tasking The human resource managers are required to
perform a number of task at the same time in the
context of serving an organisation with its factor
services. I am able to handle different tasks at the
same point of time and that too efficiently. I have
developed this skill from my present job, as it
requires me to handle at-least 50 customers with
different grievances in a single day.
Managerial skills The term Human recourse management is widely
associated with managing the human resource that
has been appointed at a business venture, in
respect of performing various operational
activities for that company. My current job allows
me to manage different individual with different
perceptions as well as behaviour in an efficient
How does this role match my long term vision? – Use own words
These skills that I have been generated in myself, would allow me become efficient enough inn order to perform my
tasks or job effectively.
Portfolio Evidence [Week 2] Belbin test
Belbin (1996) outlines the different type of roles people may have within a team. Complete the
following questionnaire to identify your main role(s). You will discuss the results in your week 2
tutorial. To complete the questionnaire:
1. Tick in the far left hand columns the one, two or three sentences most applicable to yourself.
2. Then in the column on the right, share 10 points between those sentences that apply to you: one
of which you feel sums you up well while the other only applies some of the time.
E.g. You could give your first choice seven points and three points to your second choice. In some
instances you might decide that there are two sentences which apply to you equally – if this is the
case, award five points to each.
When involved in a project with other people:
Tick Points
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1. I can be relied upon to see that work that needs to be done is organised. 6
2. I pick up slips and omissions that others fail to notice.
3. I react strongly when meetings look like losing track of the main
4. I produce original suggestions.
5. I analyse other people’s ideas objectively, for both merits and failings.
6. I am keen to find out the latest ideas and developments.
7. I have an aptitude for organising people.
8. I am always ready to support good suggestions that help to resolve a
In seeking satisfaction through my work:
Tick Points
1. I like to have a strong influence on decisions. 4
2. I feel in my element where work requires a high degree of attention and
3. I am concerned to help colleagues with their problems.
4. I like to make critical discrimination between alternatives. 3
5. I tend to have a creative approach to problem solving. 3
6. I enjoy reconciling different points of view.
7. I am more interested in practicalities than new ideas.
8. I particularly enjoy exploring different views and techniques.
When the team is trying to solve a particularly complex problem:
Tick Points
1. I keep a watching eye on areas where difficulty may arise.
2. I explore ideas that may have a wider application than in the immediate
3. I like to weigh up and evaluate a range of suggestions thoroughly before
4. I can co-ordinate and use productively other people’s abilities and
5. I maintain a steady systematic approach, whatever the pressures.
6. I often produce a new approach to a long continuing problem.
7. I am ready to make my personal views known in a forceful way if
8. I am ready to help whenever I can.
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In carrying out my day-to-day work:
Tick Points
1. I am keen to see there is nothing vague about my task and objectives. 8
2. I am not reluctant to emphasise my own point of view in meetings.
3. I can work with all sorts of people provided that they have got
something worthwhile to contribute.
4. I make a point of following up interesting ideas and/or people.
5. I can usually find the argument to refute unsound propositions.
6. I tend to see patterns where others would see items as unconnected.
7. Being busy gives me real satisfaction.
8. I have a quiet interest in getting to know people better.
If I am suddenly given a difficult task with limited time and unfamiliar people:
Tick Points
1. I often find my imagination frustrated by working in a group. 3
2. I find my personal skill particularly appropriate in achieving agreement.
3. My feelings seldom interfere with my judgment.
4. I strive to build up an effective structure. 7
5. I can work with people who vary widely in their personal qualities and
6. I feel it is sometimes worth incurring some temporary unpopularity if
one is to succeed in getting one’s views across in a group.
7. I usually know someone whose specialist knowledge is particularly apt.
8. I seem to develop a natural sense of urgency.
When suddenly asked to consider a new project:
Tick Points
1. I start to look around for possible ideas and openings. 3
2. I am concerned to finish and perfect current work before I start.
3. I approach the problem in a carefully analytical way.
4. I am able to assert myself to get other people involved if necessary.
5. I am able to take an independent and innovative look at most situations.
6. I am happy to take the lead when action is required. 4
7. I can respond positively to my colleagues and their initiatives. 3
8. I find it hard to give in a job where the goals are not clearly defined.
In contributing to group projects in general:
Tick Points
1. I think I have a talent for sorting out the concrete steps that need to be 4
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