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Production Of A Medium Term Personal Development Plan Education Essay

Outcomes to be covered:

Explore methods to improve personal & professional skills to meet organisational and own goals and objectives. Carry out a personal skills audit which identifies preferred learning style. Prepare & implement a personal development plan

Instructions to Students

You are required to produce a personal development plan for yourself covering the medium term (1-2 years) and to demonstrate steps that you have taken within the plan.

Preparation for the plan will include a personal skills audit, in which you will identify your current personal and professional skills levels and your preferred learning style. Once these factors have been identified, you should set objectives for improvement and state how you intend to achieve the objectives. You should also reflect on the effectiveness and impact of learning and development activities that you have undertaken.

In developing your plan you will need to explore and evaluate various methods for improving your personal and professional skills. The objectives that you set for yourself should focus on what an employing organisation might expect as well as what you want for yourself to develop as an effective manager and leader.

The documents that you will need to submit for this assignment are as follows:

A personal skills audit, incorporating a learning styles assessment, a personal SWOT analysis and other appropriate assessments (eg, personality and team roles)

A personal development plan, showing SMART objectives and learning and development activities that you have used or plan to use to achieve them, together with your reflective notes on the impact and effectiveness of the activities

Documents that show how you have worked on the personal development activities shown in your personal development plan (eg a log of activities, course bookings, exercises undertaken)

Notes on how you decided on your chosen development methods; these would include a list of options, the advantages, disadvantages and implications of each option and why you have chosen certain options

I confirm that the attached is all my own work (Student to sign below)

.................... Date 28/06/2010

Personal Development Plan

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVE/GOAL

CURRENT

PROFICIENCY

TARGET

PROFICIENCY

DEVELOPMENT

OPPORTUNITIES

CRITERIA FOR

JUDGING SUCCESS

TIME SCALE

EVIDENCE

1

Completion of BTEC Level 7 Advanced Professional Diploma In Management Studies

Medium

Very High

Assignments should be done accurately, Report writing, Full attendance, Excellent behaviour

Feedback given by the tutors on assignments, presentation work, report writing

April 2011

I am doing my work according to the demand, attending the lecturers regularly, using library facility to enhance my knowledge, working on my weaknesses

2

Excellent Communication Skills

Medium

Very High

Have to work on

Speaking, Writing, Reading, grammar, on my accent, by trying to speak completely in English, by using dictionary

By giving different kind of grammatical tests, by writing essays, by reading books, by giving presentation and taking feedback

October 2010

I am trying to speak in English completely, by seeing different TV shows, by reading library books, by giving frequent internet questionnaire tests, by standing in front of a mirror and try to present something to myself to see my body language

3

Confidence Level

Medium

Very High

By working as a group member, by presenting in front of tutors, little bit motivation by others

Good Feedback by the tutors, friends, and by employers if I am working in any organisation

September 2010

I am trying to boast up my confidence level by taking part in presentations, doing everything on my own without any help

4

Time Management Skills

Medium Low

Very High

It involves goal setting, planning, decision making at the right time, scheduling have to command on all these things

By making daily time logs and auditing myself, by working from the zero point to notice the weaknesses

By the end of session

April 2011

I am giving proper time to each and every thing which is necessary, by proper planning before doing anything. Time Management Skills will help me a lot at present & in future when I will be doing MBA

5

Excellent Professional Report writing

Low

Very High

It includes brief introduction body of the report conclusion

By writing reports & feedback of the tutors

By the end of the session

April 2011

I am working on report writing because it is the most difficult task for me, first I am trying to improve my writing by writing different essays, reports etc

6

Work Placement

Haven’t got any here in UK

Very High

By applying online, by visiting different shops & offices by myself and asking from the managers for any job vacancy

When I will get a job and will invest myself to prove my honesty for the work then positive feedback by the employer can judge my success

July 2010

I am trying very hard to get a job I am continuously applying online as well as visiting different shops and offices and I am also taking guidance by my friends to find a job

7

Driving Licence

High

Very High

I have the provisional driving licence, I have ability to drive just a little sense of roads and usage of roads signs here in UK can help

After giving test & clearing the driving test can prove my success because I love driving

January 2011

I have my DVLA with me, and I am applying for different delivery jobs so that i might get a delivery boy job by driving a bike on the roads can create road sense in me that can b helpful

Evaluate the Professional and Personal Skills you possess.

Name: Muhammad Hammad Altaf Gill

Professional Skills

Current level

5 = Strong

1= Weak

Best current example

Ways to improve

A1

Communication

3

I have improved my communication level by presenting in front of class and by speaking frequently in English with my friends and others

I can improve my reading by reading books,

I can improve my Writing by Practice like by writing reports, letters and essays

I can improve my Speaking by interacting with people by speaking English likewise I can improve my appearance by practice like standing in front of a mirror and present something to myself and I can also improve these things by attending seminars

A2

Problem Solving

3

While preparing the assignments I mainly manage to handle with the problems

When I was doing job in the property business many work related problems were handled by me

Whenever a problem comes I have to be calm and have to think of all aspects by this problem can b solved, assistance can also be used for this purpose, I can see my leaders handling problems by this I can improve my Problem solving ability

A3

Planning

4

I always use planning to do things, like I gather complete information before doing any task.

There is need to learn and need to read different planning skills used by different leaders, people or I can follow my own lecturers mean what sort of planning techniques they use.

A4

Supervision and Management

3

I haven’t supervised or managed any business or firm but I wish to do this.

Anyhow I have supervised many group task in my education career and I have those very well they were appreciated by my teachers and by my colleagues

Supervision and Management Skills can only be improved by attending seminars or by seeing the skills used by any supervisor, manager in any firm.

A manager or supervisor have to cover all the aspects which are necessary to run any task, business efficiently

They have to be responsible by all means.

They need excellent group understandings and team work

A5

Innovation, Creativity and Development

3

When I was working in a property business I innovate and develop many things , I bring changes in different things like I improved their paper work by improving technology of printing, I changed the setting of the office twice so the office looks more attractive

A persons mind should be innovative and creative this can only be done when he or she works on improving ideas, ideas getting from TV, internet or by a colleague, by trying new things. In the start things might go wrong but it will improve the ability to think new and to develop more and more

A6

Organising

4

I am well organised personality before coming here in UK for studies I organised all the things before time that there should not be any complication near the time of departing

It can be improved by doing different tasks, by arranging and planning different modules so that we come to know that how far we can go to do a task individually or as a team.

A6

Delegating

3

I have almost no experience of delegation but when I was in my college and was doing group tasks at that time I some time represents some people or give work to my class mates

First of all I have to be good leader knows everything how to command a group or how to give tasks to others this can only be done by following others

A7

Leading & Chairing Meetings

3

I haven’t chaired any meeting but when I was doing job in property business sometimes I lead the office staff on behalf of my employer whenever he went to any visit out of station

You need to have all the relative information required to lead or chaired meetings, relevancy of the information about the meeting purpose must be there, strong evidences and example should be in mind to answer the attendees of the meeting

A8

Delivering effective presentation

2

At the time I am weak at effective presentation delivery but last time when I presented task 3 of managing change of organisation in front of class I improved a lot and sir nabeel o zaidi also motivated and guided me

Should be précised presentation, material should b relevant to the topic, strong communication skills must be there, and the presenter must be confident enough to satisfy all the attendees.

A9

Professional Knowledge

2

At the moment I have no professional knowledge example because I am entering in a Professional field

Professional knowledge can only be gain by work experience and by the passage of time by working under different leaders

(B) Personal Skills

Current level

5 = Strong 1= Weak

Best current example

Ways to improve

B1

Time Management

3

I have now learn to manage my time I am giving proper time to every task of my life according to their need, I planned my daily work keeping the time factor in my mind

Time Management skill can be improved by proper planning, by making time logs a lot of factors are involved in it

B2

Analysis

4

I always do things after complete analysis for example I am doing my assignments after complete analysis of the lectures, and data provided to us

Analysis skills can be improved by complete study of the data provided, by covering all the aspects of the data

B3

Objective Setting

3

When I am going to start new session of my education life I always set an objective that I have to reached by that objective

By proper planning, analysing the data and mind mapping objective setting can be done by this

B4

Prioritising Work Tasks.

4

I always Prioritise my work I use prioritising in my daily life I prioritise the daily life work on routine basis

Prioritising work task can be done by proper planning and by thinking about the importance of those tasks then they should be prioritise

B5

Decisive(Procrastination)

2

I am an average person I am weak at decisive I always think before making any decisions

Decisive can be done only when you have proper information about the decision you are going to make you are sharp enough to do quick decisions

B6

Dealing with interruptions

3

I deal with the interruptions easily which came during my assignment

You need to be confident enough; you need to gather information about the interruption you are dealing with.

B7

Planning & Organising Skills

4

I am doing my Assignments after proper planning and organising

A person need to be organised enough, proper planning of daily routine work must be there

B8

Problem-solving

4

I always tackle with the daily routine problems easily I know what to do at the crucial time

Confidence, proper knowledge and experience of life helps a lot

B9

Team Work

4

I love to work as a team member, while doing the recent group tasks about the assignment I played an important role in those.

A person must be hard worker, liable and honest with work as well as with the team members to do the team work, a person must play an important role in a team

B10

Networking

5

I am a social personality as well. When I live in any new environment I used to make my new networks with the people It helps a lot in many ways

A person should be loving, honest, have strong believe on the bond making then he can make networking with others

B11

Self-management

4

I manage all my things accordingly, I am somehow a self managed person

Self management can be done when a person should do things properly, by keeping the time factor in mind

B12

Technology Skills

4

I love to enhance my technology skills, I bought a new laptop which has various features which are related to my work, now I am thinking to buy a new cell phone with enhanced features

A person must be innovative it should have sense of technology, it should try new things, try to study new technology things because it’s the modern age

B13

Communication

3

At the time my communication level is average but I am trying to improve my communication skills

There is need to work on reading, writing, speaking your grammar, your report writing

B14

Listening Skills

4

My listening skills are quite good I can understand easily what the other person is saying the only problem is I am having problems with the British accent but I am trying to use to with it

A person should watch movies, listen English commentaries, listen audio songs, it should give online audio tests by this listening skills can be enhanced

SWOT TASK

Strengths

Weaknesses

I have experience in management field and customer relationship.

I worked in a property business for more than 3 years.

I know how to manage things according to the demand of business.

I know how to deal with customers.

I have command on Microsoft word, Excel & Power point.

The things which can help me achieving the goals are:

Excellent Communication Skills

Sincerity with work

Have to work hard

At present I come to realize that experience in one or two fields is not enough

I feel that a person should be a multi task personality.

I have experience in only one field which is not enough

I have lack of confidence

Sometimes I take pressure easily

Sometimes lack of communication skills took place

I have to work on these weaknesses by the time I have to work hard and have to gain experience, build up my confidence level

Opportunities

Threats

At the moment when I look around myself there are a lot of opportunities available

Like retail opportunities, customer services operators and so on.

I have to build up my strengths so that I can use my knowledge and skills gained on learning program

The things I can do I should boast up my confidence level, I have to study different fields, I have to work on my Communication skills

These are the basic things to run a management field or Leadership.

If you are working in a business as an employee there are different kind of threats which can take place like:

You are weak in communication skills this can affect your post

You will be left behind If you have lack of confidence

If you have lack of knowledge about the work you are doing this can affect also

So the thing here is I have to worked on my weaknesses,

I have to fill the gaps in your knowledge and skills by studying about that work by seeing others who are working well.

Daily time log

Day of the week: Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Date:14/06/2010 to 20/06/2010

Start

End

Duration

Activity

Priority ABCD

Comments

Monday

14/06/2010

8am

Monday

14/06/2010

1am

17hours

Prayers 5times a Day

Packing of Luggage

Library

Park

Cooking

Prayers 5times a Day

Packing of Luggage

Library

Park

Cooking

I start my day with prayer and ends the day with prayer

This day I packed my luggage because I was shifting to another house after packing I went Library for book borrowing & assignment work then went to park for daily exercise then cooking

Tuesday

15/06/2010

8am

Tuesday

15/06/2010

1am

17hours

Prayers 5times a day

Shifting

Setting up new room

Prayers 5times a day

Shifting

Setting up new room

I start my day with prayer and ends the day with prayer

I shifted with my friends to another flat after that we set up the whole flat. That whole day spends in shifting & setting up

Wednesday

16/06/2010

8am

Wednesday

16/06/2010

1am

17hours

Prayers 5times a day

College

Group Task Meeting

Park

Cooking

Prayers 5times a day

College

Group Task Meeting

Park

Cooking

I start my day with prayer and ends the day with prayer

I went to college for group task meeting, I spend the whole day there, then I went to park for daily exercise & then cooking

Thursday

17/06/2010

8am

Thursday

18/06/2010

1am

17hours

Prayers 5times a day

College, change address

Library

Bank visit

Park

Cooking

Prayers 5times a day

College, change address

Bank visit

Library

Park

Cooking

I start my day with prayer and ends the day with prayer

I went to college for assignment study & to change my old address, then I went to bank to change my mailing address, after that library to give back and borrow new books, then park for exercise & then cooking asusual

Friday

18/06/2010

8am

Friday

18/06/2010

1am

17hours

Prayers 5times a day

College Assignments

Job seeking

Park

Cooking

Prayers 5times a day

College Assignments

Job seeking

Park

Cooking

I start my day with prayer and ends the day with prayer

I went to college for assignment work, then I went to search for a job, then park for exercise & then cooking

Saturday

19/06/2010

7am

Saturday

19/06/2010

12pm

17hours

Prayers 5times a day

Bournemouth beach visit

Prayers 5times a day

Bournemouth beach visit

I start my day with prayer and ends the day with prayer

This day I went to Bournemouth beach with my friends, we enjoyed a lot did different activities, swimming, sunbath, played football at the beach

Sunday

20/06/2010

10am

Sunday

20/06/2010

1am

15hours

Prayers 5times a day

Shopping

Movie with Friends

Assignment

Prayers 5times a day

Assignments

Shopping

Movie with Friends

I start my day with prayer and ends the day with prayer

I went for weekly house hold things shopping, like milk, butter, bread, eggs, after that worked on assignments, then in the evening went to cinema to watch movie

Change and Innovation Questionnaire

1.1 Take a look around your environment (home, family, business, personal). What current issues do you see that you have not managed yet?

- When I look around I feel some like I have communication problem my English is not so good, my confidence level is low and sometimes I rely on others.

1.2 What has stopped you from managing them until now?

 - I always need some kind of motivation to do things but I am struggling to get control on these problems.

2.1 What would you need to see/hear/feel to recognise when it is time to do something different?

- Whenever I am going to start doing different thing I always feel that I am prospering in my life I am taking a step ahead in my life which makes me confident to do that thing. 

3.1 What criteria do you use to decide what aspects of the situation need to be changed?

 - I gather all the information related to that situation, then by making a map in my mind I change the aspects which need to b changed.

3.2 Which aspects should stay the same?

 - The aspects which are in the favour of the situation should not be changed.

3.3 What is the difference between the two?

 - In the first question it is asked that about the aspects which need to be changed and in the second one the aspects which should stay same.

3.4 How will you know if you've chosen the appropriate elements for each?

 - As I have explained before I always gather information & create mind map, which ever element suits the situation according by the information collected I chose them not to change.

4.1 How will you decide who would need to be brought into the change conversation to ensure that interested parties are engaged?

- Well if the things start going wrong I need to engage the party like if I have problem with interoperating with people I should need someone who could support me and should give me motivation to handle the situation.

4.2 How do you plan to bring them into the decisions you need to make?

 - I will present my mind scenario in front of them and I will try to convince them

4.3 How will you know that they are supportive of your change issues?

 - By reading their faces that they are happy with the change or not

4.4 How will you know if they are not supportive?

 - If they are arguing continuously are not looking satisfactory by face.

4.5 How will you manage the situation if they believe that they will be harmed by the change?

 - I will try to convince them by different positive examples

5.1 How will you and your decision partners determine all the aspects that need to be managed?

 - We will make a list of the weaknesses and the things need to be changed.

5.2 What elements of the situation need to be shifted first?

 - We will prioritise the elements first the element which is the most important one we will change that first.

5.3 What elements of the situation need to be shifted second?

 - Likewise according to the prioritise list the second important thing should be changed second.

5.4 How will you handle differences of opinion?

 - By taking a deep look insight about the two different options the opinion which will suit the condition I will go for it.

6.1 How will you monitor your process?  

 - By regular check and balance of my record by routine audit I can able to monitor the process

6.2 How will you know if/when you are going off course and need additional support (possibly from the outside)?

 - When I will b auditing my work or taking a look on my work and something seems to be wrong and need some assistance or support I will hire that or take someone’s assistance.

6.3 How will you and your decision partners help you in your monitoring?

 - They can help me by giving opinions about the decision making, by giving suggestions to sort out the problems.

7.1 What will success look like?

 - When you have achieved the targeted goal fully that is something look like success.

7.2 How can you be sure that the problem will remain solved over time?

- If we solved that problem perfectly and in perfect order which in unchangeable then I will be sure that it will remain the same

8.1 How do you envisage what needs to be done and what the final outcomes will be?

- It needs perfect mind mapping, perfect vision about your weaknesses and you should know the best positive result as well then you will be able to make a vision in your mind.

PRESENTATION SKILLS EXERCISE

Group members:

We three were observing at that time:

Muhammad Hammad Altaf Gill 1240734

Saba Azhar 1241657

Obianna Felix 1242829

And we were observing Group # 8

Tariq 123869, Mirza Sohaib 1240884, Gurpreet Singh 1238972, Abdur Rahman 1245305

Aspect of presentation

How did the presenters demonstrate competence in presentation skills?

How could the presenters improve their skills?

Structure (introduction, discussion,

conclusion)

Long Introduction

Good Discussion

No Conclusion

They have to be Precise

They have to collect Actual Information For Audience

Timing

Very Short

More discussion when preparing

Eye contact

It was fine

Sure about what to say next

Body language & movement

Some of them were Still, Some were fine & one was with extra movement

They need to practice more

Voice:

speed

audibility

tone

Normal

Understandable but vocabulary was weak

Polite

They can improve by more and more practice

Visual aids:

relevance

visibility

interest

Average

Average

Medium

They can improve the visibility and presence of presentation by practicing,

For example they can present that in front of each other or in front of a mirror individually

Content:

interest

relevance

accuracy

Content was average

It was below average, no key points

Not sure

Need practice on key points and relevancy.

Writing:

Clarity

Amount

Clear

More than to Read

They have to be precise but fully committed on the relevancy to the presentation

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