Business Skills → Career Management

Personal Development Plans and Sticking to Them (CM008)

Personal development plans, also known as PDPs, are action plans that help you reflect on and manage your professional growth and progress. They’re often mandatory in the workplace, making them seem like just another task to fit into your already busy schedule. But actually, a well-crafted PDP is a fantastic resource that can empower you to take ownership of your professional life.

Taking the time to make sure your PDP is accurate and thoughtful will help you to reflect on and improve your performance. It will also help you to track your progress and can even reduce stress and increase motivation in the workplace. If your PDP truly reflects your goals and interests, you’ll be more likely to stick to it. And that’s when it really becomes a valuable tool for managing your own progression.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

• Define how a PDP can help you to improve your performance and hit goals
• Use SWOT analysis to help you choose what should go into a PDP
• Implement strategies to stick to a PDP

Why take this course?

Many businesses now use PDPs as a way to track employee development, for good reason. Everyone can benefit from using a PDP to reflect on their strengths and weaknesses and to work toward goals and peak performance. This course will show you how to create an effective PDP on your own or with a manager, and how to stick to it.

10 mins | SCORM | Development Plan

  • Personal Development Plans
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed