Professional Development Plan

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Professional Development Portfolio Georgia Kaye C3264456 8TH May 2013 BA (Hons) Business Studies Executive Summary This report will reflect on my professional development and the application of planned objectives and actions to develop my leadership, organisation and problem solving skills. Kolb’s learning cycle aided the process of my professional development by using the cycle to structure my plan and portfolio. The cycle (Figure 1) demonstrates the learning process through four stages of concrete experience, reflective observation, abstract conceptualisation and active experimentation (Kolb, 1984). My initial use of the learning cycle was when forming my PD plan. I had concrete experience from my placement and modules at university to reflect on my current skills and those skills required of my desired career direction and thus where I needed to improve. I conceptualised by picking three skills to develop throughout my final year. It is from the experiment stage of Kolb’s cycle that I put my plan into action and the process repeated as a result. Figure 1: Kolb’s Learning Cycle. The analysis of the methods that aided my development and the use in practice highlights development in my three skill areas and my professionalism at the end of the PD module. Considerations of my future continuous development planning are directed to my desired career and the specific skills required. Contents Page 1.0 Introduction………………………………………………………………………………….1 2.0 Nature of Professionalism of a Project Manager………………………………………..1 3.1 My desired career direction………………………………………………………..1 3.2 Transferrable Skills Required……………………………………………………...2 2.3 Technical Competency and Knowledge ……………………………………….. 2 2.4 Important Attitudes and Values…………………………………………………...3 2.5 The Association for Project Management Values……………………………….3 3.0
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