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Fillable Printable Blank Personal Development Plan Template

Fillable Printable Blank Personal Development Plan Template

Blank Personal Development Plan Template

Blank Personal Development Plan Template

Personal Development Plan
Working with your feedback
Once you have worked through the feedback contained in your International Profiler Report you are ready to
create a “Personal Development Plan” for yourself. Like all such action plans, this is designed to help you
bring about change, but in this case it should be aimed specifically at improving your readiness and
effectiveness to work internationally.
The tables below will help you to go through three steps to arrive at such a plan:
Step 1 - The requirements of your current and/or future role
Step 2 - Identify your strengths and development areas
Step 3 - Build up a SMART action plan to bring about change and development
Step 1 - The requirements of my role
Start by thinking about your role and the elements of your job that require you to work in an international
context. Depending on your situation, you may wish to concentrate on your current role or perhaps on a
future anticipated role if this has a greater international context. For example:
- What are the key relationships that will be important for success in this role?
- What will be the key tasks that you will be performing?
- What additional knowledge and understanding will you need?
- With whom, and how will you mostly be communicating?
- How clearly will your goals be defined?
- What personal pressures will this role impose on you?
In the light of your answers to these questions complete the table below:
To fulfil the international requirements of my role I need to:
1.
2.
3.
Personal Development Plan
Step 1 - The requirements of my role
Reflect on the current and/or future activities that you identified in Step 1, and consider them in the light of
the insights gained by working with the feedback from the International Profiler. Hopefully, this will have
made you more consciously aware of strengths that you may raise to the level of conscious strategies in
certain international settings. It will also have highlighted some areas of development that you may need to
focus on to be as effective as possible in international and cross-cultural environments.
Using the dimensions from the International Profiler, identify three areas of strength that the feedback has
made you more aware of, and how you might consciously use them more to your advantage in the future:
1.
2.
3.
Using the dimensions from the International Profiler, identify three areas for development that the feedback
has made you more aware of, and how you might consciously address them in the future:
1.
2.
3.
Personal Development Plan
Step 3 - A SMART Action Plan
Working with the areas you have selected in Step 2, identify the specific actions you are going to take to
bring about change and development for yourself. The plan you make should be a SMART plan, i.e.
1 Specific
Is your goal well-defined? Avoid setting unclear or vague objectives; instead be as precise as possible.
Instead of: “To listen more”
Make it specific: “To use the next meeting of the European marketing managers as an opportunity to
practise listening behaviours and to reinforce this by writing a detailed minute of the meeting”
2Measurable
Be clear how you will recognise when you have achieved your goal. Using numbers, dates and times is
one way to represent clear objectives.
Instead of: “To find out about South Africa”
Make it measurable: “To use the internet and the local library to identify and read key references and
make notes on the history, economy, and politics of South Africa. This to be completed by the end of
next month.”
3Attainable
Setting yourself unrealistic goals will only end in disappointment. Make your goals challenging, but
attainable.
Instead of: “Learn German by Christmas”
Make it attainable: “Register with a language school and attend classes to learn German on a weekly
basis for the next 12 months. Then review progress and set new goals”
4Relevant
Ensure that any development actions that you plan are directly relevant to the international context that
you are currently, or will be, operating in. Test them for relevance against the answers you gave in Step
1 above.
5Time-bound
Set a time scale for completion of each goal. Even if you have to review this as you progress, it will help
to keep you motivated.
Now use the table on the following page to finalise an action plan in three areas.
Personal Development Plan
Development
objective
Specific actions
Blockers and how
they will be removed
Support required
How I will know
when I have achieved
the objective
1.
2.
3.
Development
objective
Specific actions
Blockers and how
they will be removed
Support required
How I will know
when I have achieved
the objective
1.
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