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Personal and Professional Development

Business Management
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

In this course the focus is on personal and professional development. To understand this subject, we will first define what development is and its importance. Then we will approach the concept of development within the professional and personal spectrum, its characteristics, differences and benefits.

Course Content

1. The concept of development

  a) The importance of Personal Skills

  b) The learning cycle

  c) Developing your learning style

  d) Objective setting and action planning

  e) Long-term development goals

2. What is meant by professional development?

3. What is meant by personal development?

4. Personal and Professional development

  a) Personal vs professional development relationship

  b) How do you manage personal and professional development?

  c) The benefits of personal and professional development


Christine Forde, Margery McMahon, Alastair McPhee, Fiona Patrick - Professional Development, Reflection and Enquiry (2006)

John Adair, Melanie Allen - The Concise Time Management and Personal Development - Thorogood (2003)

Katja Kruckeberg, Wolfgang Amann, Mike Green - Leadership and Personal Development: A Toolbox for the 21st Century Professional - Information Age Publishing (2011)

Philippa Thomas, Debra Paul, James Cadle - The Human Touch: Personal skills for professional success - BCS Learning & Development Ltd (2012)

Thomas R. Guskey - Evaluating Professional Development (1999)