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Effective communication in the workplace
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6 Personal development plan

It’s now time for you to look at your personal development plan again.

An image of a small plant in soil, bathed in sunlight.
Figure 8 The growth of your personal development plan.

Activity 5 My Week 4 plan

Timing: Allow 15 minutes for this activity

Identify one of the points made this week that you wish to develop/improve and add it to your personal development planning table you downloaded in Week 1. For example, you might want to practise your telephone interview skills some more, or commit to participating in the next meeting you attend. Focus on the timeframe that you set yourself. Is your goal achievable within that timeframe?

Discussion

This week you may have chosen a goal that will help you to improve your participation in meetings or enhance your presentations. Remember to ensure that the goal is realistic.

Take a few minutes to also review your goal from last week. How have you approached this activity? If you do not feel that you have made progress, consider whether you have broken the goal down into achievable segments? Have you allowed yourself enough time? Do you have all the resources that you need?

If you are not currently in paid work, there may be opportunities to develop the skills discussed this week within voluntary roles that you hold or clubs and societies that you are a member of.