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6 Final review of your personal development plan

Now you have reached the end of the course, this is an opportunity to reflect on your personal development planning table, which you downloaded in Week 1 and have been filling in throughout the course.

You should also celebrate what you have achieved, through finishing this course and accomplishing some of the goals that you set yourself.

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Figure 7 The growth of your personal development plan.

Activity 4 My personal development plan

Timing: Allow 30 minutes for this activity

Use the box below to write a quick summary of what you have achieved so far.

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Discussion

Using a personal development plan should not be limited to this course – it is an evolving document which you can add to as you identify new areas to develop. You can use it as a mechanism to continue to enhance and develop your skills throughout your career.

You might find that don’t want to use this table any more but there are lots of other ways to record your goals and review your progress.

Depending on your preferences, you might want to start a career development journal – noting your thoughts and reflections as you develop your skills. Or you could find an app for your tablet or smartphone that allows you to log goals and monitor progress.