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Personal development

What Personal development covers

Developing in your profession and exploring other fields, legal and others, to expand career experience and respond to changing patterns, uncertainty and ambiguity with resilience and optimism.

Levels

From Foundation to Advanced, we have all aspects of Personal development comprehensively covered.

This content will cover foundational topics and themes that are essential to practice. It will primarily be of interest to early career stage practitioners. It will include:

  • Showing awareness of your strengths and development areas.
  • Seeking feedback and developing your knowledge and skills.
  • Asking questions to explore and learn; remaining open to new learning and ideas.
  • Responding well to a lack of information and ambiguity.
  • Showing resilience to overcome new and different challenges.
  • Starting to plan your career in the profession.

This content will provide a more robust educational and professional development experience. It will be primarily of interest to members and practitioners who are looking to underpin existing knowledge, or broaden their areas of practice. It will include:

  • Recognising your value, strengths and development areas.
  • Developing new skills and knowledge in your profession.
  • Maintaining wide ranging interests, staying curious and open to novelty.
  • Dealing effectively with uncertainty and ambiguity, and adapting to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Staying optimistic and solution-oriented in tackling challenges.
  • Establishing a course for your future career in the profession.

Advanced-level content will offer a sophisticated professional learning experience, and it is aimed at underpinning practice excellence. Expectations of prior learning or assumed knowledge will be clearly stated for this type of content. It will include:

  • Appreciating your strengths and development areas.
  • Adopting a reflective mindset and identifying new areas to expand knowledge.
  • Identifying new developments in the industry and learning about new trends.
  • Thriving when faced with uncertainty and ambiguity, whilst managing the unknown.
  • Showing resilience in overcoming challenges and remaining positive.
  • Crafting your career experience by learning about work in other fields.

Topics for Personal development

  • Managing my career (20)
  • Career planning for different stages (17)
  • Dealing with plateau stages in my career (3)
  • Looking after yourself/mental health awareness (3)
  • Choose your attitude (2)
  • Resilience skills (2)
  • Appraisals & 1-2-1s (1)
  • First Aid at work (1)
  • Overcoming anxiety; self-awareness (1)
  • Reflective practice (1)
  • Lean in
  • New parent & work
  • Retirement planning
  • Managing my career (20)
  • Career planning for different stages (17)
  • Dealing with plateau stages in my career (3)
  • Looking after yourself/mental health awareness (3)
  • Choose your attitude (2)
  • Resilience skills (2)
  • Appraisals & 1-2-1s (1)
  • First Aid at work (1)
  • Overcoming anxiety; self-awareness (1)
  • Reflective practice (1)
  • Lean in
  • New parent & work
  • Retirement planning