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5 Personal development plan

This is your opportunity to revisit your personal development plan and think about everything you’ve covered this week. What would you like to work on?

An image of a small plant in soil, bathed in sunlight.
Figure 9 The growth of your personal development plan.

Activity 4 My Week 2 plan

Timing: Allow 20 minutes for this activity

As you near the end of the learning for this week, take some time to identify any areas that you wish to further develop or practice. Then add this goal to your personal development planning table that you started in Week 1.

Perhaps you could practise active listening with someone that you do not always agree with, use some effective questions or develop your self-awareness by getting some feedback from someone you trust.

As well as setting a goal for this week, take the opportunity to review any goals you set yourself last week. If you are finding it difficult to meet the time frames you set, maybe they were unrealistic and you need to change them to fit in better with your workload.


By reviewing your plan, you will identify which goals you are on target to complete. You will also identify those goals that you may not have focused on yet. Take time to consider why this is the case. Are they no longer priorities?

Reviewing your plan will help you to refocus and re-energise.