Personal Development Plans (PDPs) can be useful for individual and teams to identify and address both short and long term development goals. Personal Development Planning is also a systematic approach to continuous development of your skills to ensure that you have the necessary skills and knowledge when opportunities to progress or develop arise.
PDP – Personal Development Planning
What is personal development planning?
Personal development planning (PDP) is a process of:
- reflecting on achievement
- learning to capitalise on strengths
- identifying and addressing areas for development
- setting goals
- identifying skills
- recording reflection (see – The North Star Journal – on our resource page)
A continuous cycle of self-reflection and action, the purpose of PDP is to help clients to learn to develop themselves and plan for the future by becoming more self-aware.
PDP can be applied in a range of contexts, changing the way clients approach their careers, make choices in both their business, academic and personal life and achieve their goals.
Benefits of PDP
Engaging in PDP can help you to:
- be more motivated
- take greater interest in your development
- become better learners
- become more self-aware
- improve employability
- recognise and fulfil your potential in life and business
Sample North Star Personal Development Plans are available on our resource page.
The Myers Briggs Personality Test – http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/
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