This section will examine the various approaches to planning personal development, and which approach is right for your current scenario or personality.

Reasons for Personal Development
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Personal development is crucial if you wish to continue to grow as a team member, leader, manager, or simply as an individual.

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The Wheel of Change
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Personal SWOT Analysis
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Key Stages in Personal Development Planning
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There are a number of stages involved in planning and developing an effective personal development plan (PDP).

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SMART Goals
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The Wheel of Life
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OODA Loop
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Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA)
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Kolb's Experiential Learning Theory
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Johns' Reflective Learning Cycle
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Reflective Practice
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Personal Development Methods
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There are numerous different ways to approach personal development, and it is important you choose the right method or blend of methods for your own personal circumstances.





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The 70:20:10 Model (eLearning)
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Career Anchors – Edgar Schein (eLearning)
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Components of a Personal Development Plan
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In order to develop a personal development plan (PDP), one must be aware of all of the aspects and variables that should be considered.




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Four Competencies of Leadership – Bennis
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Level 5 Leadership – Collins
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Skills Leaders Need at Every Level – Zenger and Folkman
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Keeping a CPD Log
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Continuous Learning
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The Growth Mindset
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This section will examine the various techniques described for managing your time in order to maximise productivity and retain control over workloads.

Time Management and Prioritisation
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Under heavy workloads, it is crucial that tasks are planned in a practical manner, and in accordance with the amount of time available for each. 



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Managing your Study Time
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Planning Workload
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Planning is an important tool for leaders and managers to stay on top of projects and workload, and to maximise personal effectiveness.


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Covey's Planning Matrix
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This section will focus on the topic of stress management and wellbeing within the workplace, and how to retain control over your work and personal lives.

Stress Management
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Leaders and managers are subject to a huge amount of stress within the workplace. It is crucial that they understand how to manage this so that it does not affect their role, home life, mental health or wellbeing.

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The Chimp Paradox
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Maintaining One's Own Wellbeing at Home
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When isolated and working from home, there are a number of accompanying risks to wellbeing which you should be aware of so that they can be addressed.

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Remote Working: The Importance of Routine
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This section will discuss the topics of assertiveness and confidence - how to improve them and apply yourself to work and leading others.

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Personal Brand Management
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Delivering Presentations
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Writing Assignments
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Academic Referencing
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Punctuation and Grammar
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Improving Written Language
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Peer Review
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Academic Writing Styles
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Academic Reading
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Effective Note-Taking
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Consolidating Key Principles
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Forum: Personal Development
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Test Your Knowledge on Personal Development
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